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This deck is a pet project of mine, and my favorite Modern deck. While Enchantress is a relatively popular deck in Legacy, I've yet to see another good Modern version outside of SaffronOlive's Budget Magic deck. I did get the idea from him, but I've modified it and made it my own. In my (admittedly not extremely competitive) metagame, I've piloted this deck to wins over Dredge, Jund, Infect, Mill, Affinity, Slivers, and Titanshift, as well as a few other decks. I'm trying to hopefully play against other decks in the future, as I'm not sure how well this deck will work against them without extensive testing.

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This deck seems neat - I occasionally play enchantress in edh and I love it. I don't know how I feel about having eidolon of blossoms as your only enchantress effect, though - the archetype is based and even named off of its frankly absurd card draw engine, and legacy enchantress runs playsets of 2 different enchantresses. I'd add mesa enchantress or verduran enchantress as a 4 of, in place of I'm not sure what - probably arbor elf. Nice list though, I always love seeing this archetype. +1 my dude

May 31, 2017 10:07 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #2

Thanks for the upvote, PositiveMilkHotel!

While I agree that other enchantress effects would be nice, Mesa Enchantress and Verduran Enchantress have a major downside that Eidolon of Blossoms avoids - they don't replace themselves. Lightning Bolt, Path to Exile, and Fatal Push are all over Modern, and spending 3 mana on a card that immediately dies is not what I really want to have happen. (Eidolon of Blossoms also dodges Abrupt Decay). Legacy Enchantress has Argothian Enchantress, but a large part of what makes her so good is the fact that she's difficult to deal with.

In addition, both Mesa Enchantress and Verduran Enchantress are 3-drops, meaning that they compete with my strong 3-drops: Ghostly Prison, Story Circle, Oblivion Ring, and Courser of Kruphix. As Eidolon is my only 4-drop, it occupies a nice little sweet spot that enables it to be cast on turn 2 off of an Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl while not competing with anything else.

Finally, while it may seem like there are only 4 sources of card draw in the deck, there is some hidden card selectivity as well. Because Courser of Kruphix allows me to see the top card of my library, if there's a card on top I don't want, I can always use Windswept Heath or even Ghost Quarter if necessary to get a new card on top.

You do make a good point, though, and if you decide to play this deck in Modern and find that the 3-mana enchantresses work well, by all means tell me! I'd love to improve this deck in any way possible.

May 31, 2017 10:22 p.m.

ACDAMAN says... #3

Suggestion; you don't have very expensive creatures, so maybe cut the Arbor Elf down to x2? Anyway, love Selesnya! +1!

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June 11, 2017 9:18 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #4

Thanks for the feedback and +1, ACDAMAN! While it may not look like I have very expensive cards, a 5-drop like Sigil of the Empty Throne is actually pretty expensive in Modern, especially as it doesn't impact the board the turn it comes into play unless I play another enchantment, which I would need more mana to do. Also, a turn 2 Eidolon of Blossoms can be the difference between winning and losing, and I need an Arbor Elf for that to happen. While there are definitely occasions when I end up with too much mana, I think the reward of being able to more reliably ramp quickly outweighs that risk.

June 12, 2017 8:25 a.m.

ACDAMAN says... #5

Pieguy396 Ah, I see what you mean... Sorry about that!

June 12, 2017 9:42 a.m.

Pieguy396 says... #6

No need to apologize, ACDAMAN! I love it when people give me feedback even if I don't implement it; it helps me think more about why the cards in the deck are in the deck.

June 12, 2017 8:08 p.m.

Casstuus says... #7

How does this deck feel about Starfield of Nyx? I don't know if it'd be good in the maindeck but I could see it being a reasonable choice out of the sideboard

June 18, 2017 11:26 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #8

Casstuus,

Starfield of Nyx is absolutely a good card in this deck; it was the original finisher before I got Luminarch Ascensions. I took it out for a few reasons:

  • Ghostly Prison is probably the best card in the deck, and Starfield suddenly makes them vulnerable to Lightning Bolt and Fatal Push, not to mention board wipes.

  • Luminarch Ascension is a great mana sink, and I often find that I have extra mana on my hands that I can spend a lot more effectively with the Ascension.

  • The Ascension also costs only 2 mana, so it comes down early and allows me to spend mana more efficiently later on.

That being said, Starfield definitely has its uses. I think the real reason I took it out is because it's too swingy. When it's good, it's fantastic, but when it's bad, it's absolutely terrible. I could probably fit a couple copies into the sideboard, though, maybe in place of Nyx-Fleece Rams. Thanks for the feedback!

June 19, 2017 1:13 a.m.

So, I have played a deck like this a little, and I have considered just going ban enchantress, cutting as many creatures as possible aside from Eidolon and running cards like dictate of Kruphix and leyline of anticipation. I don't know how it would affect the overall flow of the he deck, but it seems interesting.

July 5, 2017 10:12 a.m.

Pieguy396 says... #10

Interesting idea, Drdoombringer40. Do you by any chance have a decklist I can look at?

July 5, 2017 5:49 p.m.

I'm actually working on one now. I'll post it here when I'm finished.

July 5, 2017 6:03 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #12

Drdoombringer40 Sounds good! Will you let me know when you do?

July 5, 2017 6:09 p.m.

Bant Enchantments

So, I want to apologize for not posting this sooner. I have been quite busy these past few weeks, but here is my first attempt at a Bant Enchantress deck. Let me know what you think.

July 24, 2017 3:41 p.m.

Cybird13 says... #14

This is a very interesting deck and I'm actually in the middle of making a mono White enchantment deck that has a bit more aggro and less control but I have a couple questions. 1) Why 4 Sigil of the Empty Thrones?2) Why no Idylic Tutors?3) Why more Utopia Sprawl then Abundant Growth?4) Why no Greater Auramancy?

August 1, 2017 9:51 a.m.

Cybird13 says... #15

Ignore the Abundant Growth thing I misread the card

August 1, 2017 11:03 a.m.

Pieguy396 says... #16

Thanks for the upvote, Cybird13! In response to your questions:

  • I run 4 Sigil of the Empty Throne because it's the deck's main win condition. Unless I'm in desperate need for cards or mana, I'm always excited to draw one.
  • I don't run Idyllic Tutor because it's just too slow for Modern. Spending 3 mana to do something that doesn't affect the board in any way is generally a bad idea. For 3 mana, I would much rather play a Ghostly Prison or Story Circle.
  • Yeah, I misread it at first too lol
  • The main reason for no Greater Auramancy is my budget. It could probably work really well as a 2-of, but I can't justify spending almost $25 on a card that will most likely drop to less than $5 if reprinted. If you have some, by all means play them, though.

If you have a decklist of your mono-White enchantments deck, feel free to post a link here! I'd love to see it!

August 1, 2017 12:21 p.m.

Cybird13 says... #17

My thought process was that if I have the tutor I can grab the Sigil of the Empty Throne or if I already have the sigil grab a Sphere of Safety. The tutor is so flexible that it doesn't feel right NOT having it in ya know? With almost all the cards being enchantments it fits.

August 1, 2017 1:23 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #18

@Cybird13

It's flexible, yes, but most Modern games are basically decided by turn 4. If I take an entire turn off to tutor for another card that doesn't impact the board, I've basically lost, no matter how good Sigil is. There's a reason that Fabricate sees basically no play in Modern, even though artifact decks are so much more popular than enchantment decks.

August 1, 2017 1:37 p.m.

Cybird13 says... #19

Enchant The Kor Here is a very rough draft for now. I just slapped cards in and will be tweaked along the way.

Pieguy396

August 1, 2017 4:45 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.68
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Revision 20 (3 weeks ago)

-2 Sphere of Safety main
-4 Herald of the Pantheon main
-1 Oblivion Ring main
+4 Sigil of the Empty Throne main
+4 Herald of the Pantheon main
-2 Story Circle main
-1 Banishing Light main
-9 Forest main
+7 Plains main
-4 Utopia Sprawl main
+3 Ghost Quarter main
-3 Ghost Quarter main
-2 Abundant Growth main
-4 Temple Garden main
-2 Luminarch Ascension main
+4 Arbor Elf main
+2 Journey to Nowhere main
+4 Ghostly Prison main
+8 Forest main
+2 Sphere of Safety main
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