- 2x Anger of the Gods
- 3x Inquisition of Kozilek
- 3x Lingering Souls
- 4x Madcap Experiment
- 2x Painful Truths
- 3x Thoughtseize
April 20, 2017 12:13 p.m.
Good suggestion. I ended up cutting the entire slot to make room for Blood Moon though.
April 20, 2017 12:27 p.m.
i would just like to point out that Crackling Doom is worth a few slots. it 100% shuts down bogles with a single cast. and is really good against goyf and other giant things. ive even used it to take out a gideon jurra before. card is nuts.
April 20, 2017 1:04 p.m.
So how well does this thing work? This is my colours. Half of these are cards that I have grown to absolutely love. I've never tried to build a modern deck around them, how have you found it performs? Any major weak points? And as an aside, I agree wholeheartedly with the notion of Crackling Doom
April 20, 2017 10:19 p.m.
A couple pretty standard Modern "slow" combos, Madcap Experiment cheats out Platinum Emperion because he prevents life loss and Nahiri, the Harbinger "cheats" out Emrakul, the Aeons Torn with her ultimate (I'm still convinced this is moreso lazy design than an actual "cheat", but I digress)
I'm liking it a lot so far, still fine tuning it though. The Wheel of Sun and Moon on the side over Rest in Peace is some pretty cool tech because it lets me get my Platinum Emperion back for more experiments if it dies while also still hosing graveyard decks, and it can also be brought in against decks that can easily kill the Emperion.
April 20, 2017 10:24 p.m.
Why do I feel like you could potentially put Death's Shadow in here?
April 27, 2017 7:29 p.m.
why 2 Platinum Emperion if you would just fetch it anyway? I built a deck very similar to this except its also the exact opposite, its mono-blue Polymorph. speaking from experience with that deck I am almost positive that this deck is a blast. it looks good!
April 30, 2017 10:20 p.m.
The 2nd Platinum Emperion is there in case someone does something to the first one or in case you're unfortunate enough to draw one. Not really sure why I decided to go with Night of Souls' Betrayal, I was jumping around top8 looking for sideboard ideas and I guess that's what I settled on.
May 1, 2017 12:13 a.m.
Night of Souls' Betrayal wrecks the shit out of affinity and tokens, not just tokens.
May 1, 2017 1:45 a.m.
yea there was a guy running around my LGS store the other day with a Hate Bears deck running Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Dark Confidant. It's more expensive than some other options and hurts my own Lingering Souls, but I'd rather hate as many different decks as possible in Modern.
May 1, 2017 9:49 a.m.
which in case anyone was wondering is why I have Wheel of Sun and Moon over Rest in Peace. RIP is better at hating graveyards but the Wheel can be brought in against removal heavy decks that have some easy way to kill artifacts (like Ancient Grudge)
May 1, 2017 9:51 a.m.
Hi, been working with mardu a LOOOOOONG time, madcap combo is really not where you wanna be here, thats a blue-moon style combo that helps you lock out the game, keep nahiri, but you want to be a very hard control deck, nahiri and more lingering souls should be all you need (maybe a gurmag angler or two as well) for wincons. Also there is a very sketchy lack of kolaghan's command in the main and side. its your equivalent of electrolyze. Lightning Helix is also very, very important, it stabilizes you against aggro decks and puts you in a better position to burn someone out.
May 5, 2017 6:08 a.m.
I just did about 20 or so test draws and I think I can safely cut down to 24 lands for a Gurmag Angler. That seems reasonable late game to diversify the threats.
The madcap combo is great though, no way I can cut that. It's weak against some decks like Tron but amazing against other decks like burn. Essentially it's an 8/8 for 4 with an ability that keeps you alive, at the cost of 2 dead card slots (for the Emperions themselves) and some clunkiness in variance. Totally worth it in Modern, in my opinion.
May 5, 2017 10:11 a.m.
I completely understand the Emmy/Nahiri wombo combo, but if I were you, I would actually leave it out. Please let me explain, because I know that sounds crazy when you first here it.
You already have the madcap/emperion combo to close a game, and it's a much easier, quicker combo than nahiri/Emmy. That combo also allows you to keep the artifact that you find on the battlefield, instead of returning it to your hand. Also, if Emmy is in your opening hand, or if you draw into it, you can't look for it off of nahiri. Those are the reasons that I think madcap/emperion combo is kind of better.
It's up to you, but those are my suggestions. Good luck.
May 7, 2017 1:45 p.m.
Nice deck +1. Could you review and upvote my BW Tokens? Thanks
May 7, 2017 10:43 p.m.
May 8, 2017 1:23 a.m.
I'm surprised that the Platinum Emperion doesn't just get utterly blown away. I love this deck idea, and I've been trying to make a Mardu control deck for a while, but I'd just be worried that PE would get a lot of hate. I mean, Path to Exile right? Or Anguished Unmaking or Murder? Seems like it's too easy to get rid of to lean on.
I'm not trying to hate on your deck, I'm just legitimately interested in how you deal with some of the more common creature hate. :) Could you maybe quickly go through one of your matchups for me?
May 12, 2017 2:28 a.m.
The old "dies to removal" is a factor to consider but it shouldn't be your sole factor considered when determining the value of a threat. For example, Noble Hierarch dies to Lightning Bolt, but that doesn't make Hierarch unplayable. In this case, you're getting an 8/8 with a powerful ability for 4 mana, at the "cost" of dead card slots in your deck. I think that's clearly worth it if people are paying 4 mana for creatures like Siege Rhino and Hero of Bladehold.
TL:DR "dies to removal" is a factor to consider but in this case it's "worth it" because basically everything dies to removal anyways.
May 12, 2017 10:24 a.m.
That being said of course, decks with removal are the hardest to beat. Linear, non interactive decks like Burn are the easiest matchup (Burn also lines up very poorly with Platinum Emperion's special ability). Tron can exile an Emperion with Karn, but some of their other cards don't deal with it well. Certain decks like Zoo or Boggles are just dead in the water until they topdeck Path to Exile.
It can basically go from 70-30 one way or 70 - 30 another depending on how much removal they have. You can't beat everything of course. Oftentimes though, even if they have the removal in their deck they don't draw it in time. Ask any combo player in Legacy. Force of Will is a thing to fear for Turn 1 combo, but they don't just magically have the Force every time. Same deal here.
May 12, 2017 11:16 a.m.
For sure, thanks for the reply. Sounds like a lot of fun. Mardu is my favorite color combo right now and it's cool to see a good one that isn't Mardu Vehicles. :)
May 12, 2017 1:39 p.m.
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