Description

Worship the Legends

A deck that revels in Bant's one true power: defense.

Objective: play both Worship and a hexproof creature. It is unbelievable how many outs there are in any meta against it: almost none.

So, this is a meta breaker.

Our one true enemy: mainboard Maelstrom Pulse.

This deck is really, REALLY competitive. It's main weakness is a fast early game with no answers in hand.

The game continuity is ensured by Dragonlord Ojutai. His ability garantees that we are always digging for threats and answers.

Commune with the Gods allows us to search for our bubble effectively, almost always guaranteeing that we try to smash Worship on turn 3 or 4.

Updates

Swapped Ajani's Presence for Leyline of Sanctity. This allows us to deepen into the deck's strategy, which is reducing the interaction. Ajani's presence was a meek response to a single kind of effect: wraths. But we have the trolls exactly for that reason, to regenerate through wrath effects. Ajani's was useless.

Swapped Natural State for Aura of Silence. Our deck needs time. While natural state is an amazing time and does gives us some time, it's major focus isn't hindered: affinity. Aura of silence grants us a LOT of time to act. After we are done acting, blow it up and remove major threats. It also fits perfectly our search shell: enchantment rather than instant, which means we can effectively dig for it instead on depending on draw.

Swapped Eternal Witness for Memory's Journey . This is based on heavy milling I am doing on myself. Memory's Journey allows me to reshuffle straight from the graveyard, stopping milling strategies. Eternal Witness was too conditional and I barely ever used it, being a wasted space in my sideboard. If Memory's Journey turns to be marginal, I can reduce it by one or just remove it overall and try a different approach.

New cards on test:

  • Geist of Saint Traft (1 or 2 replacing a troll ascetic and one of the Thruns). It's a beatstick, nothing else. If we use two, the other Thrun will probably move to the sideboard. While Troll is better at a defensive stand point, I do need to win... eventually.

  • Benefaction of Rhonas : Might go in place of Telling Time . One more mana is bad. Sorcery speed is horrible... But that fetch really narrows down our strategy. The tests will tell us if consistency in relation to speed is beneficial to the overall strategy.

Comments

Aless55 says... #1

Maybe instead of Commune with the Gods you could use Idyllic Tutor, it's a bit slower but you surely get your Worship. And have you ever looked at the card: Lumbering Falls. You could make it a creature in your opponents turn so he can attack you with whatever he wants if you have Worship on the field.

April 24, 2016 7:32 a.m.

Sveniac says... #2

Aless55 So, I'm really thinking about Lumbering Falls. Now that you mentioned it, I've considered it before and forgot completely about it. I think one of the things that made me apprehensive about it was (aside the mana pie and the fact I need G and W more than U) the activation cost.

Then again, it is so easy for my opponents to interact with Wildwood, seeing they wont use their removal on anything else...

I'll test it out, thanks for the suggestion.

OH, about tutor: I'm using commune instead of tutor because it fetches for creatures also. If I have a Worship in hand or field already, tutor is absolutely useless (removal on DSphere isn't worth, most of the times). Commune with the gods fulfil it's role perfectly because it searches for both my needs: Worship and creatures. But in the two FNMs I've played with the deck, Commune served more to fetch me a finisher (Ojutai or Sigarda) than Worship itself.

Thanks a lot for the comment!

April 25, 2016 5:34 p.m.

This, good sir, is awesome. +1 earned.

I think Always Watching and Time of Need could be interesting additions.

Against agressive decks, a combination of Dauntless Escort and Day of Judgment are a possible answer.

May 10, 2016 11:14 a.m.

Sveniac says... #4

@seshiro_of_the_orochi

Oh my! I cannot tell how much I forgot about Time of Need. I'll be testing it out right away!

On Always Watching : I did think about it, but it seeme a tad overkill (since only Ojutai REALLY needs it). Because the deck is so crippled with needs (like card digging and better creatures), I tried to balance it out the best and added Minamo as a pseudo-vigilance. The +1/+1 would be great, but there isn't much card space for it.

Dauntless Escort and Day of Judgement seem kind of a hard setup. I'd honestly rather have Cyclonic Rift. I've been thinking a lot about a wrath effect lately, but I'd probably use Supreme Verdict. Even so, I'll give it a try.

Thanks for the support seshiro!

May 12, 2016 10:10 p.m.

Mortem says... #5

Stony Silence is a better artifact hoser than Hurkyl's Recall, as it also functions against Lantern Control.

November 2, 2016 11:11 a.m.

Sveniac says... #6

Aye, tis true. I didn't add it to the maybe list because it's way too hard to find in my country (and forgot completely about it). Although the objective of Hurkil's is solely breaking affinity, I do thing Stony will help me with other stuff present at the meta, so i'll do some testing with it.

November 2, 2016 11:41 a.m.

dotytron says... #7

November 5, 2016 8:27 p.m.

Sveniac says... #8

dotytron That's an interesting suggestion. It does help out quite perfectly, both + and -. In Tamiyo's case, I think the CMC will be kind of forbidding. Since I have a pair around, i'll test it on the next FNM and share the results. Thanks!

November 6, 2016 9:51 a.m.

Slippery Bogle? 1 drop 1/1 hexproof. Cheaper than your other hexproof creatures

November 23, 2016 12:41 p.m.

Sveniac says... #10

Hello disarmingquartz. So, Slippery Bogle does nothing in this deck, as this deck does not have any kind of pumps. It would be just a makeshift "shield", but it isn't hard at all to hit the real beaters in this midrange deck.

November 25, 2016 2:46 p.m.

DHWorlds says... #11

Maybe the Simic Manland Lumbering Falls can serve you better than the Selesnya one. it's a 3/3 with hexproof, hard to remove and a actual good blocker.

March 21, 2017 9:19 p.m.

TMSandro4 says... #12

Enlightened Tutor is even better, allowing you to search for worship as a one-drop plains instant. If you'd like to get Worship in your hand, you need an Enlightened Tutor in there. It is also a modern legal card if you get it from Eternal Masters.

March 29, 2017 5:36 p.m.

Sveniac says... #13

TMSandro4 Appreciate for the input! So on Enlightened Tutor, it isn't modern legal (only cards that were Standard legal while modern border are modern legal also. That's why commander only cards are not legal in modern). There is Idyllic Tutor instead, but I'm just not willing to pay it's price.

March 29, 2017 6:15 p.m.

TMSandro4 says... #14

Sveniac, huh, I thought Enlightened Tutor was modern legal if you got it from the right set. Guess I was wrong. Fair enough.

March 30, 2017 9:17 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.57
Tokens 4/4 Angel
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