Jund deck with a heart of pure Gruul.


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What to say about Indianapolis? The deck performed spectacularly.

Round 1 I started off beating Merfolk in three very uninteractive games. 1-0

Round 2 I followed up with heartbreaking loss to Ad Naseum in game three, on the draw, when he comboed off on turn three as I held a Slaughter Games in hand. 1-1

Round 3 I saw how very real Grim Flayer is and got stomped by Junk.

Round 4 was a lucky break as I am paired against Abzan humans. I beat face with three Guides game one, and decimated his board with a well timed Kozilek's Return game two.

Round 5 I sit down to a pimped out UWR Nahiri and win in two. Second game he keeps a six of four lands, Serum Visions, and Mana Leak. Inquisition rips away the second Visions he finds off the first. Tarmogoyf beats from there. 3-2

Round 6 I get a very Jund vibe from the kid across from me and prepare for the worst. Surprisingly, I face Suicide Zoo and stomp him in two. 4-2

Round 7 the wheels begin to fall off. I'm paired against Channel Fireball pro Matt Nass and his Amulet Titan deck. We trade game one and two. Game three, I have a line of play for lethal even taking the Primetime he is about to drop. That is until he lays down the Radiant Fountain and the game slips away. 4-3

Round 8 and my back is against the wall. My nerves are on edge as I sit down to the match and feel the lack of any real food since last night's dinner for the first time. I am ready for the most important match of the day as I settle into the match up I've been dreading: Bant Eldrazi. He takes game one, and I come back with game two. Game three, he's at 9, I'm at 12. I have a Kitchen Finks in play and he has a Birds of Paradise and three lands in play. I have a Swiftspear and a Terminate in hand. I know his hand and the only thing that can come down is Thought-knot. My line is play Swiftspear, Terminate the Bird, swing in for 5, and rumble for lethal the next turn. I play the Swiftspear, go for the Terminate... and the mana isn't there. Anticipating a race, I had planned my fetches to edge him out. But I'm staring at 2 Blood Crypts and 2 Forests and a Swiftspear that is on the battlefield, already cast. The Terminate never gets cast and my mistake from many turns earlier snowballs to take me out of the tournament. My Realities were smashed and I lost the match.

Round 9 is nothing to write home about. Grixis Delver player who didn't care anymore. I beat him game one and he shoves his whole board in and offers cuts. I keep a bad hand but he durdles so long that I come back to beat him in two. Over the course of game two, he cast Tasigur no few than six times. I finish the tournament 5-4.

I think that that is all for this deck. I'm going to put it aside for now. It's performed beyond what I ever expected from it. I really think it has tier-2 potential with a little more tuning and high level practice. I really couldn't have foreseen that ever happening.

So what does that mean for this deck? It will remain public and on my mind. Please feel free to comment and help me improve it. I want to see it become the best that it can be and I will never give up on it. Thank you for checking it out.

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lagotripha says... #1

Nice list- you considered Nihil Spellbomb to grow those goyfs? Volcanic Fallout or Jund Charm in place of Kozilek's Return, to dodge the 3 mana Anger of the Gods hitting your own creatures although you did mention minor mana issues? I don't really have much to add, the deck reads like a 'best 1 and 2 drops in modern, so its gonna be interesting to streamline. Sitting so low on the curve leaves me feeling like there might be some dumb options for cards, but my mind is pulling a blank. Devastating Summons is one of the few cards I could see working here as a 1-of to take advantage of the low curve if you're finding your hand regularly empty and lands useless, but the slot would usually be better as a Raging Ravine in that case. Only thing I'd change would be adding my filter lands, but I'd test Violent Outburst as a way to get a free card at instant speed- Bloodbraid Elf was broken as all hell, theres no reason its little brother couldn't find a place when curves are lower.

March 28, 2017 6:28 p.m.

Wonky.wombat. says... #2

This deck seems really sweet and unique, +1 :)

June 22, 2017 3:29 p.m.

jonmaior says... #3

take out the Tarfire for an additional Seal of Fire

July 2, 2017 5:09 p.m.

argj says... #4

You're deck seems fun!

I would maybe take out Thoughtseize and substitute it With Duress. You can discard creatures from opponents hand with Inquisition of Kozilek. Obviously you can't do that with Duress, but you don't loose life.

Just an idea, could be a bad one... Take in consideration that I'm quite new at this ;-)

November 3, 2017 8:36 a.m.

demonicgrizzly says... #5

argj duress is an okay budget replacement, but Thoughtseize is way better. the ability to get rid of anything with no restrictions (other than land) in any given game is so valuable. the life loss is worth it, and in modern you find yourself using your life total as a resource more often than not. if you have not tried to play with Thoughtseize, i (as well as any seasoned modern player) highly recommend that you try it out.

November 3, 2017 9:40 a.m.

argj says... #6

Thanks for taking the time to explain! I will definitely get me a set of those.

November 5, 2017 4:43 a.m.

sweet list that I might try in modern myself (if my wallet cooperates). just a question: are you running Seal of Fire and Tarfire to grow your goyfs? if I recall correctly, you previously had Grim Flayer to take advantage of delirium.


November 26, 2017 10:24 a.m.

Curius52 says... #8

Yeah, they're mostly there for goyf. The list can support the two shock effects and getting the rarest card type into the deck along with more reach seemed right for me. You could certainly replace them as they're the worst cards in the deck. I haven't actually played with the deck recently so I don't know exactly how it stacks up at the moment.

November 27, 2017 6:46 p.m.

Snap157 says... #9

Why Tarfire instead of another burn option? I know you're maxed out on lighting bolts, but if just burning the player isn't good enough (Bump in the Night, Lava Spike) and Rift Bolt is too slow, what about Forked Bolt? It allows you to do the same thing as Tarfire, but also offers the option of taking out a creature with one toughness and also hitting a player for one, or killing two 1/1 creatures at the cost of being a sorcery. Maybe take it out and add in another Seal of Fire because of the revolt trigger? Thoughts? +1

November 27, 2017 7:52 p.m.

CheapnFast says... #10


See the comment above, those are for the goyf to eat

November 27, 2017 11:08 p.m.

SaSSolino8 says... #11

I don't get what's this deck is trying to do. Any help?

November 29, 2017 9:38 a.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.50
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Top rank #12 on 2015-09-13
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+1 Inquisition of Kozilek main
-1 Thoughtseize main
+2 Claim / Fame main
-2 Kolaghan's Command main
+1 Kolaghan's Command side
-1 Shatterstorm side
-1 Dreadbore side
+1 Vandalblast side