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The Orzhov Token Factory™ w/ Secret Surprise!

Modern Competitive Control Tokens W/B (Orzhov)



Do you want value? Well you've come to the right place! Do you want to make creature based decks cry? Do you want to win with a horde of flying minions? We've got all that and more at the Orzhov syndicate's token factory!

B/W Tokens is a competitive modern deck. It is a midrange strategy with many control elements, in the form of removal and hand disruption, such as Path to Exile and Inquisition of Kozilek. Your goal when playing this deck is to disrupt and control your opponent in the early game whilst building up an army of small token creatures. The mid-game (T4-5) is when you hopefully take over with anthem effects such as Sorin, Solemn Visitor and Intangible Virtue.

One of the main strengths of tokens is they chump block very well, which is essential in a race situation. Don't be afraid to go down to 10-12 life before chump blocking, especially if you have a Sorin or Timely Reinforcements in hand. The pure card/creature advantage of a resolved Lingering Souls or Spectral Procession is more often than not hard to answer. Spot removal just kinda sucks against this deck.

There is no one decklist to rule them all with B/W Tokens, and it is easy to adapt your deck to your meta. (As always, the sideboard on my list is customized to my meta, and yours should be too!) if you want a more detailed description of the deck, check out xzzane's primer.


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xzzane says... #1

Engineered Explosives set for 2 and Ghostly Prison work well against merfolk. Stony Silence hoses affinity, Zealous Persecution is very good against them too. Chalice of the Void set to 1, hand disruption, and removal are good to side in against infect. Grixis delver is one of our easiest matchups in modern, but Auriok Champion and extra hand disruption seal the deal. Auriok Champion and extra hand disruption for delver, consider Rest in Peace as well. The only way you'll win against tron is a miracle, but you can help that miracle along with the aid of Stony Silence, Fulminator Mage, things like that. If you have the money, fetches like Marsh Flats would be a good addition. Westvale abbey isn't that good, so I would advise taking that out. I prefer Murderous Cut over go for the throat.

August 5, 2016 12:16 a.m.

verynice47 says... #2

xzzane Thanks, I've been testing both murderous cut and go for the throat, and I'll probably end up using the cut. A lot of these cards are quite expensive, are there any slightly cheaper sideboard cards? I can buy these cards, but it'll take a while so I would quite like something cheaper for the meantime. Also, is it a good idea to play Flooded Strand instead of Marsh Flats?

August 5, 2016 12:23 a.m.

verynice47 says... #3

How does this sideboard look?

August 5, 2016 12:39 a.m.

lagotripha says... #4

Honestly- spread a little thin. I'd want to go more all in sideboarding against specific matchups rather than swapping a few cards in- 1 relic of prog isn't very likely to get drawn, but four is.

August 5, 2016 1:56 a.m.

xzzane says... #5

Any fetchland that can fetcch Plains is good; Marsh Flats is just ideal. The sideboard is ok, but not perfect. The sideboard will also depend on how many decks in the meta as well. For example, if you have 3 infect and only 1 merfolk player, it makes sense to side better for infect. Luckily, you'll do just fine with adding extra removal and hand disruption as a temporary solution to many of the decks in your meta. Bite the bullet and get the Stony Silence though; that's a sideboard staple well worth having.

August 5, 2016 1:59 a.m.

verynice47 says... #6

xzzane Thank you so much! I'll check out my meta this weekend and then see if I can get you a more accurate list of decks.

August 5, 2016 3:09 a.m.

xzzane says... #7

Any time! Glad to be of help.

August 5, 2016 3:42 a.m.

verynice47 says... #8

xzzane How do you feel about Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth? (keeping in mind I'm not playing Marsh Flats).

August 22, 2016 1:10 a.m.

xzzane says... #9

Not worth it. Chances are you'd be helping mana fix your opponents more than yourself. Black mana loses a lot of importance past turn 1-2 when you use a hand disruption spell.

August 22, 2016 1:27 a.m.

verynice47 says... #10

xzzane Thanks, I was just considering it and I thought it might work since there are no Marsh Flats.

August 22, 2016 1:33 a.m.

verynice47 says... #11

xzzane What would you recommend I do if I didn't use Auriok Champion for budget reasons.

August 26, 2016 2:42 a.m.

xzzane says... #12

+1 Timely Reinforcements +1 Thoughtseize would be good generalized choices. It depends on the meta though, if you run into a lot of dredge seize might not be a good choice. It's good against infect though, because it can grab Become Immense

August 26, 2016 11:54 a.m.

lagotripha says... #13

Or, the budget thoughtsteals; Duress, Despise, Blackmail.

August 26, 2016 12:51 p.m.

verynice47 says... #14

Cool, thanks. Is Duress fine to run as a one of until I can pick up another Thoughtseize?

August 26, 2016 5:04 p.m.

lagotripha says... #15

It should hit most of the stuff you care about- your tokens should be good facing creatures and it'll deal with Chalice of the Void Ratchet Bomb Supreme Verdict Lightning Bolt and Become Immense dealing with a lot of things likely to mess you up. its pretty rare to be hitting creatures with thoughtseize, unless they are goyfs or combo engines, so should be ok.

August 26, 2016 5:25 p.m.

verynice47 says... #16

Thanks! I will do this.

August 26, 2016 5:37 p.m.


When are you going to start charging for advice?

The unofficial token boss.

August 26, 2016 6:12 p.m.

verynice47 says... #18

Hahahaha he totally should BrandonJamesCAC.

August 26, 2016 8:32 p.m.

xzzane says... #19

Hahahahaha nah, I give my experience free of charge :p Duress is fine as a budget alternative. Most of the things we care about are noncreatures; tokens is inherently strong against most midrange creature based decks, so it's more important to grab the sodeboard pieces and counterspells and the like. Lagotripha covered it pretty well as well.

August 26, 2016 8:38 p.m.

verynice47 says... #20

Cool, thanks both of you.

August 26, 2016 8:38 p.m.

verynice47 says... #21

xzzane, lagotripha, any one else, do you think the new fastland has a place in this deck?

September 4, 2016 2:22 a.m.

xzzane says... #22

Yes. They're a blessing. I'll comment more later when I have time

September 4, 2016 3:04 a.m.

verynice47 says... #23

xzzane, what's your thought on my new manabase? Keep in mind the four Windswept Heath are the only fetches I want.

September 8, 2016 1:09 a.m.

verynice47 says... #24

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/mono-blue-tron-control-2/ best deck in modern!!

September 20, 2016 10:53 p.m.

verynice47 says... #25

Some idiot got into my account...

October 4, 2016 4:38 p.m.

ZackBinks says... #26

Blessed Alliance yassss

October 24, 2016 6:40 p.m.

LeandroMaciel says... #27

blessed aliance in main deck???why??vs control is a Dead Card.... vs BGx is bad...because LiLy .....

I use 2 Blessed aliance in Side... it is great again infect, burn and other agros

November 1, 2016 7:17 p.m.

ZackBinks says... #28

Hits Celestial Colonnade, not a dead card in control.

November 1, 2016 7:26 p.m.

verynice47 says... #29

ZackBinks I'll let you handle this one :) #BlessedAlliaceMaster

November 1, 2016 11:21 p.m.

ZackBinks says... #30

Control isn't our best matchup anyway, so I feel bringing it up as a dead card against it is a bit unfair. Celestial Collonade dies to it, so it isn't entirely worthless. And though it doesn't stop the Annihilator 6 ability, it does stop a Nahiri'd Emrakul from hitting you for 15 damage. And I don't really think it's fair to say it is bad against Lily because under that logic, everything in our deck besides Lingering Souls and lands extra lands we don't need are bad because of Lily.

As you have pointed out, Blessed Alliance is really good against Infect, Burn, and other aggro decks like Bogles. Aside from Bogles, most metas have at least a couple Infect and Burn players, and at bigger tournaments, you better believe there are Infect and Burn players. Having this maindeck can totally blindside your opponent and steal you the win Game 1, and we would use our sideboard cards to clench Game 2. Even if you find a deck that it is bad against, you at least know what to side out for Game 2.

November 2, 2016 7:09 p.m.

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 week

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.42
Tokens 1/1 Spirit, 2/2 Vampire, 2/2 Knight Ally, 1/1 Faerie Rogue, Sorin, Gideon
Folders Modern, Modern
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