You can't tax business. Business doesn't pay taxes. It collects taxes. ~Ronald Reagan

Based on vintage ravager-shops, legacy prison-stompy and modern Modular-Scales Affinity this deck intends to quickly slow down the opponents gameplan then BEATS FACE to oblivion.

  • You are very good at sequencing.

  • You enjoy grindy games with alot of math.

  • You enjoy having multiple angles of attack instead of a clear gameplan.

  • You have a vast knowledge of specific cards in each meta-deck and how to hinder them.

  • You feel alive when your opponent doesn't get to play Magic.

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There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. ~Robert A. Heinlein

Stack up these effects to cripple the common man or slow them down to a crawl.

  • Lodestone Golem : Taxes any non-Artifact cards by 1. The entire deck is artifact based. Also a 4 turn clock by itself!

  • Thorn of Amethyst : Taxes any non-Creature cards by 1. Most of the deck is creatures, but sequence cards properly then drop this early!

  • Chalice of the Void : There is an intense amount of cards countered by Chalice on one. With some fast mana this almost counters entire decks!

  • Tectonic Edge : GREED! Modern players have the greediest manabases. After tax use these to keep the land count low so they can never prosper.

One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government. ~Ron Paul

Fast mana on turn 1 gives the strongest shutdown plays, any excess mana lets us push through our own taxes or drop things a turn early.

- Simian Spirit Guide : The best way to get 2 mana turn 1. Best Lotus Petal impression we have.

- Gemstone Caverns : On the play, its just another Wastes . On the draw, potentially an extra land drop. For that juicy fast mana.

- Mox Opal : Play this to push through self inflicted harm or to drop multiple 2 drops a turn early. Also great fodder to Ravager.

Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power. ~William Gaddis

These will be the tools to out tempo and attack the opponent from multiple angles.

  • Walking Ballista : Cast it early to kill dorks or relieve pressure.Cast it late to end games. Always remember to count for lethal with ravager synergies.

  • Hangarback Walker : Sometimes a roadblock to chump for days, while other times takes a huge army to a clear victory. With ravager can give away a huge amount of counters.

  • Arcbound Ravager : Helps with all in victories and semi-protects your stuff from spot removal.

  • Inkmoth Nexus : A lil critter that goes through our taxes and evades some forms of removal. Very easy to buff to 10 with ravager

  • Metallic Mimic : Lets you drop XX spells for free and gets hilarious with Servo and Thopter tokens.

  • Steel Overseer : Synergizes amazingly with the above cards. Can take any of them to victories without much help!

  • Welding Jar : Just some mainboard protection against removal!

The decks flexibility lets you either start taxing heavily (remember to sequence properly or else you will be hurt too) or start playing similar to Hardened Scales affinity by playing Ballistas and Walkers.

sorry this mini prier was rushed and I am currently working on an in depth guide, for now its basically just tax and smash while ur opponent watched and plays fair magic :)

Under construction:)
Under construction too!! :)
-Sideboard plan coming soon, primer was rushed, will be improved over the days!any thoughts, suggestions and upvotes appreciated a ton! COMMENT AWAY**

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Casual

95% Competitive

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Date added 7 months
Last updated 6 months
Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.47
Tokens 1/1 Thopter
Folders Uncategorized, inspirational brew folder, Other people decks
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