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Knightfall

Modern*

smackjack


Description

Bant midrange with the Knightfall combo (Retreat to Coralhelm + Knight of the Reliquary).

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The combo route

Tap Knight of the Reliquary with Retreat to Coralhelm in play to grab a land. Untap Knight of the Reliquary with Retreat to Coralhelms ability. Tap the land you fetched and repeat for lots of mana and to put all forests, plains and as many fetches you want to pay for from your library into your graveyard. Fetches trigger Retreat to Coralhelm twice, perfect for tapping down blockers. Fetch Rogue's Passage to make the now incredibly huge Knight of the Reliquary unblockable.

The aggro route

The deck is not dependent on the combo. We don't want to be screwed by a single Rest in Peace, Relic of Progenitus, Tormod's Crypt, Phyrexian Revoker, Pithing Needle, Path to Exile or the alike. The combo is actually pretty easy to disrupt, and then we are left with a pretty solid aggro strategy..
Beatsticks: Geist of Saint Traft, Knight of the Reliquary, Loxodon Smiter and Mirran Crusader
Enablers: Exalted from Noble Hierarch and Qasali Pridemage is great with Geist of Saint Traft and Mirran Crusader. Elspeth, Knight-Errant pumps and gives evasion. Retreat to Coralhelm taps down blockers.

The best thing about this deck is that your opponent has to choose between stopping the combo or the beatdown. Save a Terminate for Knight of the Reliquary and you will loose to Loxodon Smiter beatdown. Terminate my Loxodon Smiter and I have less to worry about when i combo :).

Turn 3

Win:
T1: Noble Hierarch
T2: Knight of the Reliquary
T3: Retreat to Coralhelm

6 mana:
T1: Noble Hierarch
T2: Retreat to Coralhelm
T3: tap Noble Hierarch for mana, play Windswept Heath, untap Noble Hierarch, tap Noble Hierarch for mana, crack fetch, untap Noble Hierarch, tap Noble Hierarch and your 3 lands for 6 mana.

12 damage in the air:
T1: Noble Hierarch
T2: Mirran Crusader
T3: Elspeth, Knight-Errant

Suggestions appreciated. Cant afford goyf :)

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Date added 2 years
Last updated 3 weeks
Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.53
Tokens 4/4 Angel, 1/1 Soldier, 1/1 Elemental, Elspeth
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Top rank #4 on 2015-10-01
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3 weeks ago)

+10 Forest main
-2 Sun Titan main
+2 Qasali Pridemage main
-2 Horizon Canopy main
+1 Scapeshift main
+2 Chord of Calling main
-6 Geist of Saint Traft main
+2 Sun Titan main
-8 Misty Rainforest main
+6 Geist of Saint Traft main
+8 Misty Rainforest main
-10 Forest main
-4 Plains main
+1 Tamiyo, Field Researcher main
+4 Plains main
-2 Chord of Calling main
+2 Horizon Canopy main