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No Friends by Turn 3 (Modern Redux)

Modern Aggro Competitive Red Deck Wins RGW (Naya)



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So I took the deck to the local Modern tournament.

First Round: U/G Infect. Went 2-0. He came close both times but a side decked Path helped keep the win come the second game.

Second Round: G/W Soul Sisters. Went 2-1. Won the first relatively easy. Second he added in removal and took the second. Third I sided in Atarka's Command and God's Willing and swept him hard.

Third Round was a buy.

Fourth Round: B/U control. 2-0. Destroyed first game and sided in guttural response and god's willing for safety but never needed them.

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Your land base is super messed up. You don't have any basics for against any blood moon effects, and you will be paying tons of life. You should run a few (3-4) mountains for a safety measure.

February 2, 2016 10:16 a.m.

blong217 says... #2

Not worried about paying tons of life. Also blood moon is a third turn drop at earliest which doesn't bother me either. Third turn I'm ending game and running 85% red. Blood moon is pretty much a non issue.

February 2, 2016 10:55 a.m.

Emzed says... #3

I agree that Blood Moon is nothing to worry about, but if you play against a burn deck with cards like Searing Blaze, you will definitly find yourself in situations where you care about your life total. A single basic mountain is clearly better then the 4th Sacred Foundry, and the 4th Stomping Ground can make room for a Bloodstained Mire/Scalding Tarn/Arid Mesa (a fetchland can provide all three colors, whereas Stomping Ground can never give you access to white mana). Some successful burn decks (that have basically the same color requirements as your deck and also include Wild Nacatl) run 1-2 Copperline Gorge, so that might be a consideration for you too.

February 2, 2016 3:51 p.m.

Pethrax says... #4

I have seen turn 1 Blood Moon off a Sol Ring and a Simian Spirit Guide. Also, I have to say the only reason I'm seeing white in this deck is hoplite and nacatl, and while nacatl is great, I think a r/going base is much better, plus it gives you more haste options like Goblin Guide and Akroan Crusader

February 2, 2016 10:56 p.m.

ZeMichael says... #5

@Pethrax Sol Ring isn't Modern legal..?

I think the deck is a solid aggro plan, but incredibly weak to things like burn and spot removal. In response to several of your pump / casts they can remove your creature e.g Lightning Bolt, Path to Exile, Dismember. Definitely can pick up an easy Game 1 but be prepared for a lot of spot removal Game 2 / Game 3

February 2, 2016 11:24 p.m.

TheSilverBlade says... #6

I would say that, playtesting your deck against my burn list, the biggest weakness of this deck is its lack of basic mountains. Speaking from my personal experience with Naya burn, which should, in theory, have a fairly similar mana base, a few basics doesn't generally hamper your consistency; adding in just two basic mountains to be targeted by your fetchlands would make racing other aggro decks significantly less painful.

February 3, 2016 1:05 a.m.

kerryunite says... #7

I agree you want some basics, and also that white doesn't seem super important here. but being a naya player myself (albeit a bigger coco zoo list) I know how good nacatl is. As for the land, you really only want a few shocks of each colour max and the rest basics, it's the fetches you want playsets of.

Still, have you thought about Burning-Tree Emissary? drop it turn two, play a couple pump spells for free and it'll likely gain haste. Burning-Tree Emissary -> Rancor -> Hammerhand = ouch.

February 3, 2016 3:10 a.m.

blong217 says... #8

I had really forgotten about Burning Tree. I may look to throwing in a basic land or two to lessen the pain from shocking.

February 3, 2016 8:23 a.m.

Hallowed_Titan says... #9

No Vines of Vastwood? You could easily be 2 for 1ed. Ranger's Guile is along the same lines. Maybe even a Wrap in Vigor?

February 3, 2016 12:32 p.m.

Well I see vines now lol.

February 3, 2016 12:33 p.m.

benelas16 says... #11

if you're 3 colors, the formula is usually a 3 main color shock 2 secondary and 1 back up. So say if Im running a mardu that's primary black it's going to be 3 blood crypt, 2 godless shrine, 1 sacred foundry. Another thing. Youve got the makings of a good burn deck. Play burn. I mean you're running red and not running bolts, that's bad...you understand that right? Hammerhand and dragon mantle is terrible. You do NOT need that many fetches. You want, 4 main, so 4 wooded foothills and 2-3 mesa/heath. Mtgtop8, seriously it'll help. Also you'll never get to strive rouse the mob in modern

February 3, 2016 8:13 p.m.

blong217 says... #12

I'm not gonna run burn, this isn't a burn deck. Also Hammerhand and Dragon mantle is amazing and have won me more games then lost. I also don't intend to run bolts because it doesn't help the overall theme. I understand where you want to go but its the opposite direction of what the deck is supposed to be.

February 3, 2016 10:12 p.m.

benelas16 says... #13

So it's ok if I bolt or path every guy you put out right? maybe searing blaze you to death? You're running creatures that don't pass the test, and without the creatures you're dead in the water, the best cards youve got here are sswiftspear and nactl, yet you're not supporting them, at all. See swiftspear into bolt into bolt, that's 9 damage. cheetah into bolt into bolt is 9 damage.

February 3, 2016 10:41 p.m.

benelas16 says... #14

you know what else is good? swiftspear attacking for 1 on turn 1, swift spear into swiftspear attacking and then casting lightning bolt on turn 2 for 7 or cheetah, swiftspear x2 on turn 3 into atarkas command for 12? or cheetah swiftspear T3 bolt, atarkas command which equals 14? cmon it's simple math

February 3, 2016 10:48 p.m.

blong217 says... #15

Thats assuming you have two bolt's and they have no blockers. How about Swift spear for 1 on 1. Swift and Saytr + Hammer for 5 on 2. Then Swift and Saytr + Titan's and Temur for 3 normal + 8 double strike trample for 19 total. The math is obvious.

February 3, 2016 10:55 p.m.

benelas16 says... #16


February 3, 2016 11:09 p.m.

lithium142 says... #17

Fix your mana base..

Lose the Arid Mesas

-1 Stomping Ground

-2 Sacred Foundry

+1 Temple Garden

+2 Dryad Arbor

+1 Mountain

+2 Copperline Gorge

Or do one gorge and one plains.

What we've done is given you resilience to death and taxes and g/w hate bears. Both of which you had no matchup against if they are on the play. We've allowed you to take advantage of Path to Exile's downside. And if a game goes late, drawing a fetch can now still net you a creature ((Dryad Arbor)).

If you want to do it a little different you probably can but you need to have fewer fetches or you will be conceding a lot of turn 2s against death and taxes and hatebears when you can't fetch your second land. It's never ok to have only 8 mana sources in a deck

February 4, 2016 1:07 a.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

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Revision 9 (1 year ago)

+1 Burning-Tree Emissary maybe

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