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Modern Mardu Warriors Tribal

Modern Aggro Budget RBW (Mardu) Tribal Weenie



This hyper aggro deck runs four aggressive two power one drops in Dragon Hunter Mardu Woe-Reaper Bloodsoaked Champion and Zurgo Bellstriker. At the two drop slot things get more interesting, with Blood-Chin Rager giving all our creatures menace, Glory-Bound Initiate going big, and Chief of the Edge and Honored Crop-Captain pumping up the teams power! Arashin Foremost gives herself and another creature double strike at the three slot, allowing us to push through massive damage and force bad trades. Finally the duo of Goblin Bushwhacker and Reckless Bushwhacker give us a hasty boost to power turns 3 and 4.

We're able to keep the deck budget while still being three color by running some fantastic five-color lands. First, the amazing Unclaimed Territory brought to us by Ixalan really makes the deck shine. Ancient Ziggurat is also great. The fact that its mana can only be used on creatures, but to avoid that as a problem we go all in on the creatures in this deck! Pain lands in Caves of Koilos and Battlefield Forge round things out -- though upgrading to the Kaladesh fast land versions in this color pair is recommended if they are in your budget!

One thing I like to do when brewing is figure out what an ideal turn sequence might look like. For this deck, an ideal turn sequence looks something like:

T1 play a 2/1

T2 Chief of the Edge (swing for 3)

T3 Arashin Foremost (buff one of the 3/x swing for 9, 12 total)

T4 Honored Crop-Captain + Reckless Bushwhacker (buff one of the 5/x, swing for 34, 46 total)

Comments criticism and suggestions always welcome!



Hey, great deck! I run a similar Mardu Warriors deck but with Alesha as a re-animator. I might consider the haste goblins you have they seem to give the deck a bit faster. Arashin Foremost and Chief of the Edge are absolutely crucial for warriors tribal imo.

October 6, 2017 1:59 p.m.

bobgar says... #2

Thanks! Do you have a link for your deck? I'd love to check it out!

I agree about Arashin and Chief of the Edge, they're what really give the deck punch. The two goblins are definitely pretty great. They are played all the time in goblin decks which are often named after them (8-whack) but no one even pays attention to their second type.

October 6, 2017 7:33 p.m.

Hey dude, here's the link to my deck if you wanna check it out!

October 9, 2017 2:19 a.m.

bobgar says... #4

Thanks! It looks sweet! Bloodrage Brawler seems like a powerful two drop, I should probably consider him in mine.

October 9, 2017 7:57 a.m.

hey bobgar looks solid I like the Unclaimed Territory. I think i'll add it to my warrior deck. Do the bushwhackers contribute more than having some removal like Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt?

My deck in case your interested: Mardu Warriors

October 15, 2017 4:12 a.m.

bobgar says... #6

Unicornsareevil I think lightning bolts are pretty good and probably worth it over something. Maybe the bushwhackers or maybe Honored Crop-Captain or Glory-Bound Initiate. It gives you early game removal and another route for finishing off your opponent. The only reason I don't run them (or other removal) is its hard to make the mana work. I only run 5 red sources when it comes to casting non-creature spells. It looks like you run 7, which isn't quite as bad but its still pretty low. The Ancient Ziggurats really make non-creature spells tricky for me so I try to only run them in white where I have 10 sources. Unfortunately I had to pass on Path to Exile to keep the deck budget.

I think whether the bushwhackers are worth it or not over something like Goblin Wardriver, Painful Truths, or Alesha, Who Smiles at Death depends on how fast you want the deck to play. The bushwhackers make the deck faster giving the deck higher burst potential where as wardriver is more sustained damage. Painful truths and Alesha are both nice card advantage, but they slow down the aggro plan. In general those choices push your version to be slower but have a slightly better mid-game plan.

October 15, 2017 8:43 a.m.

psloan says... #7

Great deck! I love tribal and Mardu. It is good to see them get some love. I tried Mardu and B/W Warriors at my meta but it was not fast enough. Burn and high-removal decks really wrecked it. I went Abzan for Collected Company and cards like Renegade Rallier and Qasali Ambusher help cheat cards into play. I may flirt with Mardu tribal again soon. Here is my deck Yes...Tribal CoCo Warriors +1

October 28, 2017 12:20 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.73
Folders Budget Dcks, Modern: Needs Tuning, Possible Budget modern, Hi, Cool Decks, Interesting Modern Decks, Fun, Budget Modern
Top rank #25 on 2017-10-11
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