Bloodbraid Elf is happiest when she's beating face with a bunch of pals, fast. And this deck is all about making BBE happy!

The deck is built to curve out something like this:

It feels "almost there", so I really appreciate any thoughts y'all may have!

These were all solid, but just a little worse than the current build. Still, I might have just not found the correct combination of cards yet ...

  • A slightly different manabase, with more Fetchlands and an extra Stomping Ground, which enables a more consistent on Turn 2: I dropped this because the extra expense just didn't seem worth the payoff.
  • Xenagos, the Reveler: His 0 was amazing in this deck ... turning out Hasty 2/2s (or even 4/4s, when the Liege is out) felt great. But his play pattern is just a little awkward with Bolt back in the format ... to keep him safe from Bolt, I often needed to +1 him on the turn I cast him, whether I had a use for the mana or not.
  • Earthshaker Khenra: I loved the Haste and the fact it was a two-drop (which reduced the number of times I had to mulligan). And the graveyard recursion made a difference in a LOT of games. But he's just a little underpowered the rest of the time.
  • Raking Canopy: The deck is rather weak to Flyers, and I found the Canopy to be solid sideboard tech.

These were all fine in theory, but not so great in real games.

  • Flamewake Phoenix: I loved the Haste and Flying, but really hated the fact it has to attack each turn. The graveyard recursion was nice but a little too inconsistent for my tastes.
  • Goblin Rabblemaster: Because it forces other Goblins to attack, the card is MUCH too inconsistent for my tastes ... every time I played it, it won the game quickly. But more often, it was stuck in my hand because it would have forced a stupid mass attack and lost the game quickly.
  • Fanatic of Xenagos: Meh.
  • Goblin Chieftain: Meh.

Shout-out to u/duxbase from Reddit, who first got me thinking about a build like this.

And please don't forget to +1 Upvote if you like the deck!


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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.70
Tokens 0/1 Plant
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+4 Blood Moon main
-3 Kitchen Finks main
-4 Forest main
-4 Utopia Sprawl main
+4 Mountain main
-4 Molten Rain main
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-4 Birds of Paradise main
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