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Storm is approaching, with gifts for you

Modern* Budget Competitive Storm U/R (Izzet)



This is my bit budgeted version of popular Gifts Storm. I'm probably going to seriously play this deck so deck will probably get some upgrades when i just can afford them.

There are few card choices and points that i could talk about.

I have seen some play Peek over Remand, i don't really like it as Remand can get back your own storm cards when you cast them and continue storming or protect us from hand disruption and cost reduction creatures from removal. But Peek gives you very valuable information, but it still isn't Gitaxian Probe even tough it is very close to it. I will try this one.

Somepeople plays, some doesn't, it depends on player. It usually plays role of 5th Gifts Ungiven which is very important card for Storm decks, but also finds Remand. I think it is worth the slot.

  • 3 or 4 Barals there's a very good question... I'll think that 3 is enough but after playtesting i know more.

  • Noxious Revival

Sees someplay in Storm decks but i just don't think that it is necessary, could still try tough.

Seems someplay in sideboards, buys you time against cheap threats what ever it is, Death's Shadow, Elves, Zoo or something like that and it even draws card which is just amazing, I could make room for this in sideboard.

Feel free to leave your own opinions about my choices on comments, all suggestions are very welcome!

There are some options for Storm decks sideboard so i could talk about these a little.

Mostly for Affinity as it is most popular deck in modern right now and it can kill us before storming which seriously is not good. Works finely against other artifact based decks too, like Krark-Clan Ironworks combo, Tezzerator or Thopter Foundry decks. And very importantly destroys Chalice of the Void which can shutdown our whole deck.

Good to buy time as it can return multiple permanents to owners hand. Works nicely against DS decks to slow down delve threats or early Death's Shadows. Also gets different kind of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combos as it can return all copies to hand, which is rarely viable as Storm wants to win usually on turn 3 or 4.

It is good to have another wincon in 75 as cards like Extirpate or Surgical Extraction can search out all Grapeshots.

To slow down aggro decks and helps out to finish DS decks as they do a lot of damage to themselfs, which opens us window to do just small storm with Grapeshot including Lightning Bolt and suddenly they are just dead.

Good when we expect game to go long like against control when we most likely can't just storm off on turn 3 or 4. Finds everything we need to storm except for cost reduce creatures, also has good synergy with Past in Flames as it can dumb it to the yard and we cast it from there and then we got 3 cards out of Pieces of the Puzzle which is pretty good value in my opinion.

Helps us to resolve spells against control and protects from hand disruption. We don't really care about giving opponent 2/2 flyer anyway.

I don't have money for fecthlands and all fancy stuff, but i think that Shivan Reef Steam Vents and Spirebluff Canal are easily enough to make right mana. Actually i don't even like fetch lands in Storm deck as they mess up your scryes with Serum Visions . So even if i had money for fetches i could not play them.

Just saying that manabase will change overtime. I will drop land amount to 18 and it will look following:

4x Steam Vents

4x Spirebluff Canal

4x Shivan Reef

3x Island

3x Mountain

Suggestions and criticism are always welcome, even tough Storm deck can't be changed too much but there are few slots that are optional. And remember that i'm not going to buy any fetches or anything other super expensive.

If you like the deck, which you definitely should not because Storm is horrible to play against, leaving +1 is really appreciated!

And sorry for my bad english, please don't mind about million grammar mistakes in description i will correct them as i found them :D.


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This deck is Modern legal.

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