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Modern RW (Boros) Tokens



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The one word that describes this deck: TRIGGERS!

So, here's how this deck works... You gain a bunch of life off of Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, and Auriok Champion from creatures entering the battlefield. This is accelerated by having Norin the Wary being blinked every time a spell is played or an attack is declared. Further adding to this madness is the Genesis Chamber which is popping out Myr tokens every time a creature enters the battlefield, also giving you more life with your "Soul Sisters".

Landing a Champion of the Parish early will also help you out, giving you a viable threat with all of the ETB effects that are happening due to Norin the Wary and the Genesis Chamber. If the deck starts to stall out, you've got Mentor of the Meek readily available to assist with card draw off the ETB effects.

After gaining eleventy bajillion life, you can "tutor" up a Serra Ascendant with a Ranger of Eos, to help finish sealing the deal. If you still aren't able to get your life going up steadily enough and/or finish your opponent off, you've got a battery of Path to Exile and Lightning Helix to help you clear a path.

This deck also takes advantage of Kher Keep and Eiganjo Castle as one-ofs. The Kher Keep is great because it lets you create at least one dude, typically on your opponent's turn, that can act as a chump blocker and/or life-gain tool. Eiganjo Castle is in the board as a way to protect your Norin the Wary from those pesky Grim Lavamancer's that pop up from time to time.

Looking at the sideboard tech, you've got a couple Thalia, Guardian of Thraben to help slow down combo decks and other decks that rely heavily on cheap spells to sculpt their hands or burn out opponents. Three Mana Tithe's also help out in those situations, allowing you to change your game up to a more tempo-based deck, should the need arise. You've also got a few Grafdigger's Cage's in the board in order to take care of the decks that can't really be handled by life-gain, like Melira Pod. In order to deal with quick aggro decks more efficiently, there are a few copies of Ghostly Prison. There are also Kataki, War's Wage and Hide/Seek to help against affinity matchups, with Hide/Seek doing double duty against the different Urzatron matchups.

This deck is going to be in a constant state of flux for a few weeks, just until I manage to iron out all the kinks. Any feedback and +1's would be much appreciated. I'll also try to write up some tournament reports as I go.



4-0! I love this deck!

Round 1: I had a bye since there were 21 people playing. A 22nd person came late, so him and I decided to play a friendly. He was playing Scepter of Secrets, and I crushed him 2-0. He got me down to 3 life game 1, then I just started to gain it all back from Myr tokens and the Soul Sisters. Game 2 was over really quick thanks to him being mana screwed and Champion of the Parish getting huge off Norin the Wary.

Round 2: 2-0 vs Storm. Game 1, I won the roll, he mulled to 6. Turn 1 Champion of the Parish, Turn 2 Soul Warden and Norin the Wary, Turn 3 Genesis Chamber and Soul's Attendant, Turn 4 Genesis Chamber, Soul Warden, Soul Warden...pretty brutal, considering he whiffed on the draw off his Manamorphose. Game 2 he sided out the majority of his storm cards for 4 Delver of Secrets, 4 Goblin Guide, and 4 Grim Lavamancer... he put up a better fight in the second game, but I managed to Path to Exile his threats early enough to safely win.

Round 3: 2-0 vs Boros. Game 1, won the roll, played Norin, etc., he started off aggressive with a Goblin Guide into a turn 2 Steppe Lynx, but I managed to path the guide and Lightning Helix the lynx away. After that, it was smooth sailing, hitting a Mentor of the Meek and a Ranger of Eos off my next two draws. Game 2, he stalled out after turn 4, missing his next couple land drops. I gained a bunch of life and let Serra Ascendant win the game for me.

Round 4: 2-1 vs Dredgevine. Game 1, won the roll, got off to my typical start. Gained a bunch of life and myr tokens as he was "bolting" himself off fetch lands and shock lands. The lifegain and seemingly endless supply of myr proved to be too much for him, despite having 4 Vengevine and 4 Gravecrawler on the field. Game 2, I got off to a shaky start after having him turn 1 Faithless Looting, pitching two Vengevine, then playing a Birds of Paradise and Gravecrawler on the second turn. These shenanigans kept up for a couple more turns until what little defense I had crumbled. Game 3, he couldn't get a dredge enabler on board to save his life after I pathed his turn 1 Hedron Crab. I started to gain too much life for him to keep up, until he managed to Unburial Rites his Rakdos the Defiler, to which I promptly answered with a Path to Exile after he attacked.


Shavingfoams says... #1

I really really love this. I just love Norin the WaryMTG Card: Norin the Wary

March 20, 2012 1:57 a.m.

Basuldur says... #2

Great great deck, not much to offer but a +1

March 26, 2012 3:13 p.m.

MrCorn says... #3

Bahaha! Norin in Modern! YES!!

March 26, 2012 4:39 p.m.

mistory says... #4

Awesome! +1

March 26, 2012 7:22 p.m.

minosmagnus says... #5

I see ONE problem here lol, Torpor OrbMTG Card: Torpor Orb trollz you hard my friend.

March 27, 2012 9:43 a.m.

mistory says... #6

That's what the Hide/SeekMTG Card: Hide/Seek is in the sideboard for.

March 27, 2012 4:03 p.m.

Vorxis says... #7

If it's modern legal, you should definitely find room for Ajani's PridemateMTG Card: Ajani's Pridemate.

March 28, 2012 2:41 a.m.

bongkey says... #8

I thought about Ajani's PridemateMTG Card: Ajani's Pridemate, but decided against it because it isn't a human and won't trigger the Champion of the ParishMTG Card: Champion of the Parish.

March 28, 2012 11:58 a.m.

minosmagnus says... #9

Nice, glad you're covering your bases :)

March 28, 2012 noon

Lopsidedsmile says... #10

Have you tried a singleton Chalice of Life? It may not fit in with the ETB effects but it can become another win condition given all the life gain.

March 28, 2012 9:27 p.m.

I like it! I could see Infect ruining your day. A board swipe wouldn't be a bad idea, like SlagstormMTG Card: Slagstorm.

I have a similar deck, kinda, called Generous Misgivings, HAHA!

March 28, 2012 9:33 p.m.

tedyo says... #12

your deck is very well thought! +1

plz take a look at my deck:artifacts-inundation comment and give me some tips!

March 29, 2012 1:48 p.m.

MagnaLynx21 says... #13

This is simply beautiful.

This really is the quintessential deck for any white mage. Honestly, this is my kind of deck and I can tell even just by looking at it that it's certainly a lot more consistent of than any other deck that tries to achieve the goals of building up life.

Being able to have both Serra's Ascendant and at least one or two Champions Of The Parish online at once must be pretty devastating.

I saw another person suggest Ajani's Pridemate, to which I personally would throw in the sideboard, despite how tight your board normally is. I only suggest that because I would imagine in some match ups, Auriok Champion's protection isn't as useful. Even siding her out, you would easily still have enough life gain outlets to keep all your trigger happy creatures running.


March 30, 2012 7:02 a.m.

thejadejedi says... #14

Have you ever thought about putting in a few Felidar SovereignMTG Card: Felidar Sovereign cards into your deck? It might be expensive since they are mythic rares but if you pop one of those bad boys out, you don't even need to kill your opponent, just outgrow him :)

Also, since it seems you have a deck of mostly humans, have you thought about removing Serra AscendantMTG Card: Serra Ascendant and putting in Angelic OverseerMTG Card: Angelic Overseer? It's just a thought but this angle can't be the target of spells or abilities :)

Anyway, nice deck, I really like :)

April 1, 2012 11:05 p.m.

bongkey says... #15

Felidar SovereignMTG Card: Felidar Sovereign seems like it might be a bit too cutesy, and at a 6 drop, I couldn't see myself running more than a 1-of.

The same kinda goes for the Angelic OverseerMTG Card: Angelic Overseer... its a bit too costly (mana-wise) for this build.

April 2, 2012 6:20 p.m.

Kasseem says... #16

April 3, 2012 3:22 a.m.

warlord213 says... #17

Just go outside of the box, Legion's Initiative ? A bit of a pump with crazy triggers when everything reenters. Plus, a bit of protection from board wipes.

January 23, 2014 7:55 p.m.

jacobpmesser says... #18

No. Legion's Initiative is a bad call.It'll kill all your tokens. Champion of the Parish loses it's counters. it only gives youre guys +0/+1 (excluding Myr).

It protects against board wipes but so does Boros Charm - which is also a finisher. And with the release of M15 we now have Spirit Bonds to protect creatures and as a token generator.

August 10, 2014 1:40 a.m.

Arnez says... #19

This needs Impact Tremors.

January 15, 2016 10:06 p.m.

Amazing_Gamer says... #20

like the chalice.

February 4, 2016 2:57 p.m.

stewa238 says... #21

I like the build, I have a similar build R/W Humans I gain you lose. Have you thought about Thalia's Lieutenant or human token generators i.e. Gather the Townsfolk.

June 20, 2016 2:25 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

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Avg. CMC 1.72
Tokens 0/1 Kobold, 1/1 Myr
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