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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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bakeraj4 says... #1

Awesome enchantress deck! In regards against Tron maybe splash blue. This gives you access to Spreading Seas to turn specific Tron pieces into islands. With the Abundant Growth does give you access to blue, adding a singleton Breeding Pool may help getting you a blue source. +1!

May 16, 2017 5:36 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #2

Hey, bakeraj4 Thanks for the upvote!

I considered Spreading Seas, but adding a splash just for sideboard cards against a single matchup didn't seem that good to me. I haven't run into Tron in a while, but if it starts to become prevalent in my metagame, I might test it out. I think Blood Moon and a red splash might be better, but I'm focusing my cash on my EDH decks right now.

May 16, 2017 7:18 p.m.

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... #4

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... #5

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... #6

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... #7

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

June 12, 2017 9:42 a.m.

Pieguy396 says... #8

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... #9

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... #10

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.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.73
Tokens 4/4 Angel
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Revision 19 (3 weeks ago)

+1 Utopia Sprawl main
-1 Plains main
+1 Banishing Light main
-1 Oblivion Ring main
-1 Nyx-Fleece Ram side
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