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Modern Aggro Combo Counters G/U (Simic) Tempo



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Basic idea of this deck is to get as many counters as possible on your creatures and swing while unblockable.

(This deck does have a Trample variation: That has how many counters?!? (Trample)


Avatar of the Resolute- Able to trigger evolve and can enter the battlefield as a complete powerhouse later in the game.

Chasm Skulker- Gets counters every time I draw and the combo between it and Master Biomancer is just too funny.

Cloudfin Raptor- Great 1 drop

Elusive Krasis- The card that started the whole idea, usually gets bioshifted a ton of counters and swings for game.

Gyre Sage- Adds mana and is nice when using Solidarity of Heroes's strive ability.

Kalonian Hydra- Doubles counters on every creature?!? How could I not put it in.

Master Biomancer- Makes all my creatures enter the battlefield strong, which helps with evolve.

Scavenging Ooze- Allows me to get stall graveyard decks and has the ability to flood itself with counters

Thassa, God of the Sea- 5/5 helps trigger evolve and can make target creature unblockable. Plus the scrying can help speed up the deck.

Vorel of the Hull Clade- Doubles counters and is a useful blocker.


Artful Dodge- Makes creature unblockable and has flashback

Bioshift- Can allow me to move a large number of counters onto a unblockable creature.

Hardened Scales- Adds more counters.

Inspiring Call- Gives some card draw and can allow me to make all my creatures indestructible if needed.

Solidarity of Heroes- Doubles counters for all the creatures I can spend the mana on.


Kiora, the Crashing Wave- Allows me to stall an opponent's creature or protect one of my own, helps with some card draw and the 9/9 krakens are terrifying by themselves but they also help with evolve.


Forced Adaptation- Keeps counters going on each turn.

Naturalize- Destroy annoying enchantments or artifacts.

Simic Charm- Extra boost, spell protection and countering. All around good card.

Simic Manipulator- With all the counters I am able to get, this always is able to take threatening creatures my opponents have.

Tuskguard Captain- Gives trample. Basically if I have to be blocked, I will still win.

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Second_Strike says... #1

January 5, 2016 6:31 p.m.

Dead_eye5 says... #2

Kalonian Hydra is great for doubling up counters.

I also played a similar G/U Evolve/Counter deck. I eventually splashed black for Corpsejack Menace. Now whenever any ability triggers to add counters, that ammount is now doubled! Crazy.

I would also suggest either some spell counter or some creature protection. A 100/100 creature doesn't do much to a Doom Blade.

If you want to see what I ran, check out Simic Stomp your Face

January 14, 2016 12:14 a.m.

Xadroy says... #3

Thought I was going to see a Gilder Bairn + Paradise Mantle combo. Nice deck!

January 18, 2016 11:13 a.m.

Gothomas says... #4

Dead_eye5 Sorry for the delay, I really like the idea of Kalonian Hydra. It really would help the speed of this deck.

I do agree that Doom Blade is a bit annoying. I have also found that deathtouch is a bit tricky to get around. I am fully open to suggestions to figure out ways to fix these problems.

Xadroy haha thanks, I saw that combo but it is just too overused. I thought this idea might be a little more friendly to play with friends.

January 18, 2016 12:36 p.m.

Forgotten Ancient i think is still modern, its got bioshift on it every upkeep, so in huge group games your Elusive Krasis can get huge fast

January 18, 2016 3:23 p.m.

Dead_eye5 says... #6

Simic Charm are Vines of Vastwood just two ways to give your creatures hexproof. I tend to lean towards Simic Charm as it has some extra uses. You can also go counter spells such as Negate. You at least have some Bioshifts in there to transfer counters in the event of a creature getting killed.

I'm not great on ideas of how to protect them, but more that it's something a fatty deck needs. Otherwise those cheap removal as can ruin all that work.

January 18, 2016 3:49 p.m.

Gothomas says... #7

AvacynAngelofHope I think Forgotten Ancient might be a little too high of a mana cost for what it does. I think if it was lower mana it would be much better.

Dead_eye5 I'll keep Simic Charm in my sideboard for now just because the people I play with don't tend to have as much kill spells. I am thinking about adding another Bioshift because of its defensive capabilities though.

January 18, 2016 4:05 p.m.

masterosok says... #8

Renegade Krasis and/or Champion of Lambholt could be good

January 27, 2016 5:40 p.m.

EinsteinDragon says... #9

I feel the amount of lands you have is too little- 20 is pretty small even for a red aggro deck, and your deck is pretty top heavy. Lots of stuff is 2-3-4 mana, with Kalonian Hydra topping out the curve at 5. I know Gyre Sage provides you mana, but honestly, I personally think you should up the land count.

February 25, 2016 10:33 p.m.

frostdiggity says... #10

Hardened Scales?

edit: nm I'm an idiot and can't read

July 7, 2016 8:06 p.m.

TheNight77 says... #11

Predator's Rapport is really good in this type of deck to gain a ton of life for just 3 mana at instant speed

July 7, 2016 8:07 p.m.

TheNight77 says... #12

Also I noticed you liked the combo between Master Biomancer and Chasm Skulker. I think Hooded Hydra and/or Hydra Broodmaster is better than Chasm Skulker

July 7, 2016 8:09 p.m.

Gothomas says... #13

TheNight77 That could help against more aggressive decks, thanks. My biggest problem right now is getting consistent counters on my creatures. I've realized I'm having to wait longer than I want to get the deck going. Any advice on what to add to fix this?

July 7, 2016 8:10 p.m.

TheNight77 says... #14

Gothomas You would need to look into low cost creatures that give mana. So like Birds of Paradise, Elvish Mystic and other creatures like it, Sylvan Caryatid, and maybe even Whisperer of the Wilds

July 7, 2016 8:16 p.m.

TheNight77 says... #15

Also Gothomas one thing I like to do in a similar deck that I run is use Kiora's Follower. Worst case this card can untap a land to generate another mana, but in other cases it can untap you gyre sage so you can double the man that gyre sage makes a turn. If you ever get Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, it can be used to untap that as well.

July 7, 2016 8:21 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

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Avg. CMC 2.38
Tokens 9/9 Kraken, 1/1 Squid, Kiora
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