The basic idea:

Cast Ad Nauseam as fast as possible, (T3 if you're lucky).

Your entire deck after you cast Ad Nauseam cost a maximum of 17...

...Cast most everything in your deck at once and use Mox Opal > Mox Opal > Grapeshot as a wincon.

Being a "One Card Combo" the deck is pretty consistant in a vacuum. However, the more damage you take, the more inconsistant it gets.

If you have 18+ life, you can go off no sweat, but anything less and you're in danger.

Therefore this deck is gonna have a bad matchup against most aggro decks

Our way of combatting this, is playing with a ridiculous amount of Lifelands, as well as Chalice of the Void.

We have 2 alternative win-cons, but they're dumb. Endless One can be a huge thread, way too early. It's normally meant to block, but it can become an attacker if you somehow can't combo. I have won games with it before, but it's an unlikely even. (Like Sigil of Distinction is Cheeri0s, but worse.) Other than that there is Walking Ballista, which, though smaller, has the added benefit of getting passed ensnaring brinde and killing trouble creatures, like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.


So the first game is over, and our ridiculous game plan either somehow worked once, and our opponent now knows exactly what we're up to. Or it didn't work at all, and the person in front of us probably has no clue whats going on, except for the fact that we play an artifact deck.

If we lost, (in all likelyhood the case), all we have to do is consider which cards are good against our opponent and be mentally ready for Stony Silence, and ofc. Be on the play.

Pretty simple. We have Tormod's Crypt vs. grave-decks, Pact of Negation vs. Counter Heavy decks. And Slautghter pact against trouble creatures.

Also, about that Stony Silence. Since we are on the play in this scenario, our best bet is to win before they hit it, (and hoping they don't mull after it), but it doesn't hurt to be prepared for a long game against that card as well. Be ready to first go off T7-8 against from time to time. Other than that, we'll add Repeal.

If, on the other hand, we won game one, we have to also consider what our opponent could board in against us, and know that we'll be on the draw.

Zombie Infestation (+ Mass Hysteria in some cases) is our anti-Leyline strategy. It replaces our targeting Grapeshot so that we don't have to worry about the pesky enchantment. Note that this doesn't work against cards such as Slaughter Games and Nevermore because they are always gonna name Ad Nauseam... (Whelp. Fuck.)

Slaughter Pact is "still" there for Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Gaddock Teeg, and both spell hatin' eidolons.



Lightmage_13 says... #1

looks interesting

September 2, 2017 10:04 a.m.

Pygmyrhino990 says... #2

+1 this rocks

September 20, 2017 3:59 a.m.

Blue_Flame says... #3

I'm an actual Ad Nauseam player in modern and I have to say... this ROCKS!!! +1 from me.

September 23, 2017 11:15 a.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 0.63
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