Turn 1 Modern Win Hand - You build the deck it goes in!

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Posted on Aug. 17, 2017, 3:17 p.m. by Catalog9000

Hey guys, so I recently made my very first Turn 1 Modern Win Hand. You know, those hands where you get the optimal seven cards and win immediately? The only problem is, I have absolutely no idea what sort of a deck to put it into. So... I thought we could have a little bit of fun!

I'll show you guys the hand, and you guys build decks around it.

Turn 1 Win

You'll need: 1x Mountain , 1x Ornithopter, 1x Infernal Plunge, 1x Seething Song, 1x Expedite , and 1x Madcap Experiment. Keep in mind this is only six cards. The 7th card does not matter at all, but ideally you do NOT want Blightsteel Colossus in your opening hand.

Here's what you'll want to do:

  • Play your Mountain
  • Cast Ornithopter for
  • Tap your Mountain and cast Infernal Plunge, targeting Ornithopter so you can add to your mana pool
  • Use all three of your red mana to cast Seething Song, adding to your mana pool
  • Of this five, you spend four of it to cast Madcap Experiment and reveal cards from the top of your library
  • If you reveal Blightsteel Colossus within the top 19 cards (Statistically speaking, you should), you get to bring out an 11/11 with Infect. Shame he doesn't have Haste...
  • Use your last to cast Expedite , targeting Blightsteel Colossus and swing for 11 Poison Counters on Turn 1.

Alternate cards are:

Point of Interest:

You're going to want 4x Blightsteel Colossus and only ONE other Artifact card in your entire deck. You don't want to Madcap Experiment into a second Ornithopter, after all... or, do you...?

Nah. Probably not. Anyway, have fun! :D

hwagner says... #2

Seething Song is banned in modern

August 17, 2017 3:27 p.m.

Oloro_Magic says... #3

You would need to chain a couple Pyretic Ritual to get the mana unfortunately, but I could see this deck fitting into a weird type of storm deck.

August 17, 2017 4:13 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #4

You could always use Inkmoth Nexus and Blinkmoth Nexus to have artifacts to target without having them be legal targets as finishers.

August 17, 2017 4:33 p.m.

Shane says... #5

You can use Pact of the Titan instead of the little artifacts.

August 18, 2017 2:25 a.m.

Zaueski says... #6

Seething Song is banned, thank goodness so it doesn't even work anyways. That can be circumvented but not as easily. The power necessary to speed out a T1 hasted Blightsteel Colossus is immense, that restricts the deck build so much that it practically builds itself. Also, Shane is right. You want 4 Pact of the Titan over any of the free artifacts because 1 copy will not guarantee you'll get a copy in your opening hand. Really you need all 8 but we'll have to settle for 4 copies. Simian Spirit Guide, Pyretic Ritual, Desperate Ritual, and Infernal Plunge will make up our mana acceleration suite.

So...

4x Blightsteel Colossus

4x Madcap Experiment

4x Pact of the Titan

4x Simian Spirit Guide

4x Pyretic Ritual

4x Desperate Ritual

4x Infernal Plunge

4x Expedite

4x Crimson Wisps

5-6x Flex Slots for interaction

18-19x Mountain or Snow-Covered Mountain (Run the Snow ones if you think Skred is better than Lightning Bolt for the deck)


An argument can also be made to include fetches as well. Deck thinning can be really important when you want to dig for Madcap Experiment but it also means you get one card less that isn't a Blightsteel Colossus. I'm unsure of how the math would turn out as to which road is better.

There you have it. This deck does nothing else so you want to win as fast as possible. It'll be fun when it goes off but otherwise expect to do nothing a lot.

August 18, 2017 1:15 p.m.

Shane says... #7

Also you could add 4x Street Wraith and 4x Manamorphose for more thinning. It's almost like playing 8 less cards in your deck. And if you're worried about killing yourself you can also use Intervention Pact to stop the damage from Madcap Experiment.

August 18, 2017 7:57 p.m.

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