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Liquidbeaver's Liquimetal Landscaping Service

Modern Competitive Control Land Destruction Prison RGW (Naya)

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Liquidbeaver

Here at LB's we specialize in landscaping your neighbor's land! Sound illegal? It might be!

There is no land too big or too small, we do it all!

Is the unsightly Overgrown Tomb of their Great Grandpappy Adolph spoiling your view?

Overgrown Tomb
Bulldozer is on its way!

Are the Steam Vents where they undoubtedly cook crystal meth constantly blowing off hot air right outside your bedroom window?

Steam Vents
Better blow it up!

Is the Breeding Pool where they grow their crotch goblins attracting mosquitoes?

Breeding Pool
Guess whose patio just got bigger?!

-- Liquidation Sale: All Lands Must Go! --

-- UNDER CONSTRUCTION --

CONSTRUCTION NOISES

Call us now at 1-555-DIE-LAND! Our work is 100% guaranteed!*

Mon: Anytime

Tue: That

Wed: Would

Thu: CLOSED

Fri: With

Sat: Your

Sun: Neighbor

I've been experimenting with Liquimetal Coating for a long time now, and trying to make a viable Modern deck where it is actually potent, and not just an afterthought or throwaway. I've tried about 14 different decks in all kinds of different color combinations including Mono-Green, Gruul, Golgari, Izzet, Mardu, Naya, Jund, and even five color, with drastically different levels of success.

The first deck that was even remotely playable ended up being an Izzet Delver shell that tried to use March of the Machines at the top of its curve to setup up land destruction every turn with the added help of Argent Mutation . The inherent problem with this deck was that by default it was always trading 1-for-1, and could never really start to out value the opponent or send them backwards except under very rare circumstances.

After that I ended up transitioning to a Blue Moon shell for a quite a while that utilized Thing in the Ice  , Crackling Drake , and Pteramander for threats, with Isochron Scepter to try to stretch a bit more value out of the removal and draw spells. Alongside Blood Moon and quite a bit of removal I saw a fair bit of success with this deck, averaging about a 45% win percentage at my local FNM. Once Arclight Phoenix decks became really popular and the meta started to adjust to counter it, it inadvertently moved to counter my deck as well. This combined with the general feeling of Liquimetal becoming pretty unimportant in how the deck operated led me to rethink what I was doing.

A few weeks ago I set out to rebuild the deck from scratch, and really trying to evaluate what the deck needs to do to succeed. At its core I wanted to be able to destroy permanents, but most of all lands, so I went looking for inspiration with Ponza. This gave me a lot of great ideas, but while Ponza has a comparatively lean ramp package, I couldn't get it to work quite right for my needs.

Being familiar with Colorless Eldrazi Stompy and how disruptive it can be, I went looking there to see if I could find more ideas. What I found in kind of the precursor to CES was R/G Eldrazi, and between them and Ponza I found the core I wanted to rebuild up from.

I spent a week or two working on the new deck, and then War of the Spark spoilers started to come in, and with it...

Karn, the Great Creator

Not only is Karnbuilder's passive ability great, but being able to tutor two silver bullets without dying is fantastic. Not only that, but his +1 works as one-shot March of the Machines!

After trying an Eldrazi/Ponza version, I ended up leaning more heavily into Ponza for the ramp package. After the MH1 spoilers and the reprint of Pillage and Wrenn and Six you get the deck as it is today!

If you've read any part of this page, you've waived all rights to sue "LB's" or its numerous shell companies for the quality of work or lack thereof. "LB's" is not responsible for lost respect or friends.

*Guaranteed to do "what", we're not sure.

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After a ton of playtesting, a side event at a GP, and a bunch more playtesting, I've decided to add a package that I've wanted to find a home for for a long time, and I am beyond happy with the addition.

Please welcome to the team - Nahiri, the Harbinger and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn !!!

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100% Competitive

Top Ranked
  • Achieved #1 position overall 2 months ago
Date added 2 months
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Splash colors W
Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.61
Tokens Wrenn, Chandra
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