(Re)building modern all-spells
Posted on May 18, 2017, 7:45 a.m. by 2gherkins
Not too long ago, I took to this forum with an idea. I had just had a friend of mien explain legacy Oops, All Spells to me. Fascinated, I wanted to see if there was a way to build it in modern. So I built VialDredge (Modern All Spells). The deck used fast-mana to drop Aether Vial which you needed in your opening hand. You then somehow needed to start dredging and draw into Endless Obedience to get Balustrade Spy, then cast another Endless Obedience to win. It was a cute idea. Won on maybe turn eight, nine or ten at best.
I was recently clearing out all my old decks when I came across this old deck, which I had;t given any thought to in over a year. And I realized, Holy Shit, I can do this without Aether Vial!
Here's how my new-and-improved modern all-spells works. Draw to eight, discard, begin dredging. Once you have enough creatures that come into play from the grave (Prized Amalgam, Narcomoeba), cast Endless Obedience to reanimate Angel of Glory's Rise. Angel of Glory's Rise must reanimate at least one of each of the following: at least one Undercity Informer, at least one Snapcaster Mage or [[eternal witness], and at least one Wild Cantor or Burning-Tree Emissary. First, use Snapcaster Mage/Eternal Witness to allow us to recast our now-resolved Endless Obedience. Then, use the mana from Wild Cantor/Burning-Tree Emissary with Undercity Informer to sacrifice Angel of Glory's Rise and deck yourself. When decking ourselves, we get the rest of our narocmoebas, and then use the mana remaining from our Wild Cantors/Burning-Tree Emissarys (that were reanimated with our first Angel of Glory's Rise) with Undercity Informer to sacrifice any number of creatures and get a zombie tokens with Bridge from Below. We then recast Endless Obedience from our graveyard or hand, reanimate Angel of Glory's Rise, and return Laboratory Maniac and Eternal Witness and all other humans to the battlefield. Eternal Witness gets us to hand Street Wraith, which we cycle to win.
Did you follow that? If you did, I applaud you. Here's my build:
Now that I have a more consistent combo, I'm looking for advice. Do any other Narcomoeba-type cards exist? What should my deckles look like? All feedback appreciated, but that is really what I am looking for.
May 18, 2017 9:16 a.m.
This is Really REALLY unreliable but this is the best I think you will get:
Turn 1 on the play:
Add 2x green to you pool from the chancellors. GG in pool
exile Simian Spirit Guide. RGG in pool.
Use RG for Desperate Ritual. RRRG in pool
Use RR for Burning-Tree Emissary. RRGG in pool Emissary in play
Put Balustrade Spy into play. R in pool
Mill deck. 4x Narcomoeba into play R in Pool
3x narcoemeba 4x zombie token in play
Endless Obedience into hand.
Convoke any 6x creatures for Endless Obedience.
Target Angel of Glory's Rise.
Tap Azami, Lady of Scrolls to win the game.
May 18, 2017 12:14 p.m.
The scenario you have laid out is on eversion of oops, all spells. However, that is not the scenario that my deck is trying to build. In your version, you need fast mana (Chancellor of the Forge and Simian Spirit Guide), whereas in mine, everything can be done without the use of fast mana. Unfortunately, Vengevine does my build no good, since I don't cast any creature spells.
May 18, 2017 1:51 p.m.
@2gherkins What is your criteria exactly?
There are no other narcomoeba-like effects.
There is no way to dredge more than 5 cards a turn without mana other than street wraith. You can get maybe 10 if you are very very lucky with a Street Wraith and a Stinkweed Imp in hand and dredging into a second imp. You are only going to hit 10 cards in graveyard turn 2.
There are literally only 2 creatures that behave the way you want in magic let alone in modern. So with 8 cards in deck (going in completely blind as you can't mulligan dredges) The maximum possible is 4x narcomoeba and 4x prized amalgam. (very very unlikey)
The prized amalgams come in tapped on your end step. so you can only convoke with them turn 3.
Then you cast your endless obedience and you target the angel.
The angel resurects 2x cards MAX.
Lets say you get the two you need... The burning tree emissary and the under-city informer.
You mill yourself out... use red for infernal plunge then do the rest of the combo I stated.
Is this the answer you are looking for?
May 18, 2017 2:15 p.m.
You can't really play modern without lands.