This is a ~10 TIX modern deck that relies on a mix of aggression, life gain, and potentially huge threats. Its an aggro deck, putting out creatures like Vault Skirge and Sacred Cat out quickly, then making them big with Bonesplitter s and Rancors. These synergize with our mid-game plan of putting out Ajani's Pridemate, Lone Rider  Flip, and Voracious Wurm as over the top threats.

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Chatulio says... #1

You should try out Aerial Responder. Pretty cheap in cost and good for budget with great keywords.

June 15, 2017 3:09 p.m.

bobgar says... #2

Good call! I think he'd be sweet in the deck!

June 15, 2017 5:11 p.m.

kdna says... #3

Before watching the video I was thinking that Jaddi Offshoot might be better than the Sacred Cat synergicing with the pridemate but is very sweet when you just get a 5/5 or 7/7 wurm. Congrats with the deck and I might build it for me

June 16, 2017 6:26 p.m.

bobgar says... #4

Thanks kdna! Jaddi Offshoot could definitely be good if you want to make the deck a bit more grindy. Even in its current form I could see bringing it in out of the sideboard when a 0/3 is a good blocker and you want to slow the game down.

June 16, 2017 10:47 p.m.

OutOfBasics says... #5

I really like this! Out-of-the-box, and uses cards I've always wanted to try. Very nice, +1!

June 23, 2017 12:20 a.m.

LeaPlath says... #6

Fragmentize should probably be Nature's Claim. The lifegain is irrelevant to your opponent generally, while also hitting bigger stuff like the odd Wurmcoil Engine, while also giving you some interesting lines of play?

June 30, 2017 9:09 a.m.

Honor_Basquiat says... #7

This is a great list. I strongly recommend cutting Angelic Accord. It costs too much considering you are only running 21 lands. I would also make room for the full play set of Radiant Fountain because they enable turn 2 Voracious Wurm as a 4/4 (which can be even bigger if we played a one drop lifelink creature and we deal combat damage).

I'm not sure how good Lone Rider is. Ajani's Pridemate and Voracious Wurm seem like much better two drops. Aerial Responder should make the list. Blessed Alliance should probably be the full playset.

July 10, 2017 12:54 p.m.

bobgar says... #8


Glad you enjoy the list! I agree on Angelic Accord. It has won me a few games, but it might be a bit of a win-more card and it is possibly better to put in a few other threats. Aerial Responder might work well in their place. In terms of Lone Rider in my experience playing the deck the reverse is true -- I actually find Lone Rider to be the best and most consistent threat in the deck. Flipping it turn two off vault skirge / sacred cat and a radiant fountain is relatively common, and turn 3 its even easier. The first strike and trample pair super well with the equipment we're running too. A lot of times you really want to T2 lone rider flip, swing T3 for 5 lifelink (more if you happen to have a rancor) and play a 7/7 wurm. Upping the fountain count makes sense but I think only if you remove the budget restrictions and run more dual lands since without dual lands they are a bit hard on the mana base.

July 10, 2017 1:19 p.m.

Honor_Basquiat says... #9


What do you think about Life Goes On or Rest For Weary? Do you find that you usually used Blessed Alliance for the lifegain, or do you use the other modes as well. Life Goes On seems really good with Voracious Wurm and Lone Rider.

Also what about Gryff's Boon over Bonsplitter to grant evasion to big threats like Voracious Wurm and Ajani's Pridemate.

July 10, 2017 1:41 p.m.

bobgar says... #10

In general I'm not a fan of bursty life gain in this style of deck. Radiant Fountain is nice because its free, but even if you play Life Goes On into a Voracious Wurm against a lot of decks it will just be fatal pushed. If your goal is to push how big you can make a voracious wurm, which is definitely a fun thing to do in a casual deck, I think Martyr of Sands style decks are the way to go. If you're trying to make this style of deck as competitive as possible I think its better to sacrifice a few points on wurm for consistency of threats though.

I could see Gryff's Boon working well! I haven't tested it but it is the kind of enchantment that works well in this style of deck. I don't think I'd run it before running 4 rancors, but it has the same kind of potential for allowing pridemate and wurm to bash through. The only disadvantage I see is it doesn't make lone rider self enable (ie flip from its own damage) like Rancor and Bonesplitter do. I think that's the thing I forgot to mention about why Lone Rider is so good -- he is the only payoff that is also an enabler. This makes him good early as well as late. He's good onto a full board, flipping immediately as a 4/4 first strike lifelink trample for 2 mana, or late game onto an empty board since he can flip himself after one swing with either rancor or bonesplitters. Outside of him the deck has to balance they pay off cards in wurm and pridemate with slightly worse enablers in things like vault skirge and sacred cat, and if you end up with just one side of that balance due to spot removal or wipes it is very hard to win.

July 10, 2017 3 p.m.

That makes sense.

What I don't like about Lone Rider is he doesn't transform until end of turn. So he is incredibly susceptible to spells like Lightning Bolt, Lightning Helix and Disfigure because his toughness is so low. Voracious Wurm gets around this but I do see why Lone Rider is neat, especially considering the first strike.

July 10, 2017 4:21 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.90
Tokens 4/4 Angel
Folders Modern Ideas, Modern, Stuff to build
Top rank #27 on 2017-06-24
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