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Hello everyone!

This is a rework of my current Liquimetal Coating based deck Argent Control. While I've had a decent amount of success with that deck, I wanted Liquimetal Coating to play a larger role, and to really lean much harder into the resource denial and permanent removal aspect.

If you'd like to read about the history of the deck up until this point, here you go!

I've been experimenting with Liquimetal Coating for a long time now, and trying to make a viable Modern deck where it is actually potent, and not just an afterthought or throwaway. I've tried all kinds of different color combinations including Mono-Green, Gruul, Golgari, Izzet, Mardu, Naya, Jund, and even five color, with drastically different levels of success.

The first deck that was even remotely playable ended up being an Izzet Delver shell that tried to use March of the Machines at the top of its curve to setup up land destruction every turn with the added help of Argent Mutation . The inherent problem with this deck was that by default it was always trading 1-for-1, and could never really start to out value the opponent or send them backwards except under very rare circumstances.

After that I ended up transitioning to a Blue Moon shell for a quite a while that utilized Thing in the Ice  , Crackling Drake , and Pteramander for threats, with Isochron Scepter to try to stretch a bit more value out of the removal and draw spells. Alongside Blood Moon and quite a bit of removal I saw a fair bit of success with this deck, averaging about a 45% win percentage at my local FNM. Once Arclight Phoenix decks became really popular and the meta started to adjust to counter it, it inadvertently moved to counter my deck as well. This combined with the general feeling of Liquimetal becoming pretty unimportant in how the deck operated led me to rethink what I was doing.

A few weeks ago I set out to rebuild the deck from scratch, and really trying to evaluate what the deck needs to do to succeed. At its core I wanted to be able to destroy permanents, but most of all lands, so I went looking for inspiration with Ponza. This gave me a lot of great ideas, but while Ponza has a comparatively lean ramp package, I couldn't get it to work quite right for my needs.

Being familiar with Colorless Eldrazi Stompy and how disruptive it can be, I went looking there to see if I could find more ideas. What I found in kind of the precursor to CES was R/G Eldrazi, and between them and Ponza I found the core I wanted to rebuild up from.

I spent a week or two working on the new deck, and then War of the Spark spoilers started to come in, and with it...

Karn, the Great Creator

Not only is Karnbuilder's passive ability great, but being able to tutor two silver bullets without dying is fantastic. Not only that, but his +1 works as one-shot March of the Machines!

After this point, everything really started coming together. I borrowed a little of the landbase and ramp from both the CES and Eldrazi decks, took some Ponza ideas and converted them to fit a colorless deck, and here we are!

This is as close to the dream I had for this deck as it has ever been! Not only does Liquimetal actually play a part, but with the rest of the deck can result in a number of very explosive plays. Most importantly it is very, very fun.

The deck is very much still in the initial design stages, and I will be waiting for Modern Horizons just in case other cool cards are released, so until then, more playtesting!

If you have any ideas or critiques please let me know!

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Date added 7 months
Last updated 5 months
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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.38
Tokens 1/1 Eldrazi Scion
Folders Uncategorized, Pilot Decks
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