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You've Met With A Terrible Fate, Haven't You?

Modern Control GWU (Bant) Theme/Gimmick



Planeswalker (1)

Creature (1)


This is the Turn of the Final Round, with only 12 minutes remaining before your impending doom. Your opponent seems to think they have the upper hand and tap out, casting their spells and putting their creatures into play.

And pass the turn...

You have your Nissa, Steward of Elements in play, a couple of Utopia Sprawl enchanting your lands, and a Courser of Kruphix. In an effortless turn of events, you cast Time Warp

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Just like that, the game has metaphorically been reset in your favour. You begin your next turn as your opponent stands still in time. Your ramp continues with Garruk Wildspeaker, untapping your lands, and all of a sudden you cast Walk the Aeons , bewildering your opponent as you begin another turn - resetting the clocks back once again to finish your gameplan.

Your opponent starts to notice that your Planeswalkers increase their loyalty counters, getting closer to their Ultimate. You have an absurd amount of mana at your disposal thanks to your ramp. Your opponent thinks you've exhausted your Time Walks and can go no further. With 4 mana you cast Narset Transcendent, and use her minus ability to give the next instant or sorcery rebound, only to follow up with another Time Warp.

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It's at this point your opponent feels they've entered their own personal Purgatory. You begin another turn, and cast a Seasons Past, returning your Fetch Lands, Time Walks, and everything in between, only to reset the clocks once more with Narset's Rebounded Time Warp...before that happens, Nissa animates two lands as 5/5 fliers with haste, beating down a beaten opponent.

This is not meant for the casual-friendly, kitchen table environment. It's probably not meant in a competitive setting either; the outcome will remain the same - you will be hated out with passion.

Uninteraction is the best way to play single player games like Magic: the Gathering, and this is the epitome of a single player experience. All the turns you could possibly want, all the combat steps unanswered, all your spells recurring thanks to Narset Transcendent and Seasons Past. This is misery incarnate in the game's most colourful mana symbols.

Peppered throughout the thematic explanation is the gist of the deck. Bant Turns is the archetype that's expressed here, and it works quite well as a control/prison type deck.

Your early turns are ramping as quick as possible via Utopia Sprawl, Noble Hierarch, and Courser of Kruphix. This accelerates your clock as you prepare to drop Planeswalkers like Nissa, Steward of Elements where X=1, so you can scry your deck, and Garruk Wildspeaker to untap your forests. On top of that, early game strategies also consist of Fogging your opponent's attacks, essentially wasting their turns.

Eventually, you'll have enough mana to cast your Time Walks, thus beginning your journey through an endless supply of turns. The way this deck works is that you have the means of casting your Time Walks, and ways in which you can recur them as well. Seasons Past is a wonderful way to do this as you can return each Time Walk along with spells you may already have cast like Cryptic Command, Sphinx's Revelation and Serum Visions. Best of all, Seasons Past gets put on the bottom of our library!

Ultimately, animating two lands as 5/5's via Nissa's ability is a fantastic way to win. More often than not, opponents will exhaust their mana during previous extra turns so they are unable to deal with our flying creatures.

I hope you got a kick out of my second Legend of Zelda themed deck. For EDH fans, THE King of all Zora would love to demonstrate his recycling process in a deck made entirely by him:deck-large:All of Hyrule's Lands Flow Through My Deck & Balls

As always, I love your support and feedback! +1


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59% Casual

41% Competitive

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Date added 5 months
Last updated 4 months

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.00
Tokens Narset, 3/3 Beast, Jace
Folders Cool Decks, Modern, Quality Vault, Decks to look at, modern, Decks to look at, Modern Decks, bant, Cool Decks, Cool Decks, See all 13
Top rank #2 on 2017-09-18
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