- 2x Forest
- 3x Gavony Township
- 1x Godless Shrine
- 1x Overgrown Tomb
- 2x Plains
- 4x Razorverge Thicket
- 2x Temple Garden
- 4x Verdant Catacombs
- 4x Windswept Heath
Lingering Souls I forgot that card existed. I may have to take two land to fit it the black. Thank you for the suggestion.
March 19, 2017 8:40 p.m.
The deck looks pretty solid. I would maybe try to switch one or both of your Swamps with a shockland that can produce black and either green or white like Godless Shrine and/or Overgrown Tomb, leaning more towards Tomb because all of your fetchlands can fetch for it. Doing this will make it easier to obtain the black source through fetchlands while also having the colored mana that the vast majority of your deck utilizes since the black mana is only used for Lingering Souls.
You may consider including cards like Tireless Tracker, which can provide card draw and can get huge, and Scavenging Ooze for some lifegain, hurt your opponent's graveyard synergies, and can get huge as well.
In the sideboard, I would include a copy or two of Rest in Peace, as it is arguably one of the best cards against graveyard based decks.
This really is a cool take on GW Aggro with a splash of black! It also can be very competitive! I hope my suggestions help, and let me know if you have any questions that I can help with!
March 20, 2017 9:34 a.m.
ZackBinks - I must say thank you for taking the time in giving my deck a good look, and never gave it much thought about its competitive prowess. I admit this deck was made out of pure boredom because I didn't like all this redundant Abzan running around.
I sincerely give you my thanks.
March 20, 2017 8:27 p.m.
It is my pleasure!
As far as the Tireless Tracker vs. Scavenging Ooze goes, I could see some combination of both of them in the deck, and in my personal opinion I would replace the playset of Knight of New Alara in order to make room for them. The reason being is that I see and understand your reasoning of including him into the deck, boosting some of your creatures by +2/+2 is certainly appealing. However, it costs a total of 4 mana and is a 2/2, which means it dies to almost every removal spell, even Shock. Ooze and Tracker, on the other hand, both have abilities that are very impactful to the game and also boosts them up simultaneously. And both are also very cheap in their mana costs compared to how powerful they are.
It is your deck, after all. So as long as you are happy with how the deck runs, that is all that matters. This is all just my advice if you want to make the deck competitive, as your deck is essentially already there.
March 21, 2017 1:18 p.m.
After doing a little play testing, I have concluded that Knight of New Alara is so coming out. My Grixis prodigy and Jeskai Prodigy pretty much takes care of him way too often, in which makes him a handicap. I will definitely rid my playset and put 2x of each Scavenging Ooze and Tireless Tracker
March 21, 2017 9:07 p.m.
I would definitely add some protective spells given that you are almost entirely creatures. I like Eerie Interlude / Ghostway the best as they dodge the most removal. Rootborn Defenses is also good, especially if you have any tokens around.
I am also seeing a ton of flooding given your land count and 8 mana dorks. I would def. trim some lands unless you move your mana curve up.
And I absolutely hate sideboards with 1 copy of cards. In non-blue decks that aren't drawing a ton, your odds of getting the 1 answer you need are so bad. I would do 2-ofs at minimum for any sideboard cards.
March 22, 2017 11:11 a.m.
Though I do agree with the 2 of sideboard recommendation, I think it is ill advised to add cards like Eerie Interlude. Those cards are strongest when they are in a deck with many creatures that have enter the battlefield (ETB) effects, of which your deck has none. You have a very high creature count, so you can recover from a board wipe in a pretty timely fashion. If you are worried about that still, I would definitely run Selfless Spirit over Rootborn Defenses.
March 22, 2017 11:17 a.m.
As ZackBinks mention, I have a very high creature count, so I can recover from a board wipe in a pretty timely fashion - though Selfless Spirit does sound like a good creature. I may have to consider him in either main or side.
(So many avenues my deck can goes... Mare-Q!!)
March 22, 2017 12:02 p.m.
March 23, 2017 10:18 a.m.
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|Date added||3 months|
|Last updated||1 month|
This deck is Modern legal.
|Tokens||1/1 Spirit, 1/1 Elemental, Clue|