Sargeras Brewmaster

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I began playing MTG in 2009 when I found that I had some friends who played the game. I started out as a kitchen table player and continued to do so until 2013 when my playgroup began to deviate away from playing casual decks, and moved on to play more competitive decks.

Since none of us really had the money to get into formats like Legacy or Standard, we all decided that we should play Modern, since many of us had cards for the format already, and the cost of getting in was pretty low. During this time I began to dive heavily into budget deckbuilding, since it was all I could afford.

As time has passed I've moved away from trying to buy decks in MTG and have instead been heavily active on the brewing side, as many of my friends have asked me for deckbuilding help and testing.

That being said, I still play tons of Commander and Modern, whether it be at my local LGS or on untap.in

I do not have a favorite color of the MTG color pie, however I absolutely love playing Midrange and Control decks, as they match my playstyle.

THE MODERN BREWER'S BIBLE

The Modern Brewer's Bible is my personal down-to-earth guide to the Modern Format. It's goal is to create the most comprehensive guide to the format that I can for the Magic community. It is currently being written during my free time and it's chapters will be posted here as they are created. If you want to keep updated, make sure to hit the add as friend button on my profile so you can stay updated on when they come out.

The Modern Brewer's Bible Part 1: Getting Into The Format & Overview

The Modern Brewer's Bible Part 2: Building On a Budget

DISCLAIMER: Below is my archive of builds and brews that either I have made, or have seen around the site and saved here for other users.

Standard

Since I do not play standard (I love the format but I hate having to change around lists and constantly having to buy new things) my #1 reccomendation is to check out the budget archives on MTGGoldfish as Saffron Olive has built tons of great lists (he also does this for modern)

You can check them out at this link MTGGoldfish Budget Archive

Modern Primers


How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 34 | 17 COMMENTS | 4304 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS



How To Play Fair: The GW Hatebears Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -24 | 8 COMMENTS | 787 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



Order Is Restored: The UW Control/Midrange Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -22 | 4 COMMENTS | 420 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Modern Budget Decklists


Competitive Mono Black Midrange on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -56 | 41 COMMENTS | 6545 VIEWS | IN 32 FOLDERS



Competitive Azorius Control on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -45 | 22 COMMENTS | 2843 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS



BOROS BRAIN-BASHER (Turn 4 Kill)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -36 | 15 COMMENTS | 3070 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS



The Arsonist's Glee: Getting Into Burn On A Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -14 | 1 COMMENT | 363 VIEWS



NETDECKERS BEWARE: A WILD HOMEBREW APPEARS!

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -54 | 20 COMMENTS | 2573 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS



Burning Booty on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -10 | 490 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



Competitive RG Ponza On A Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -34 | 5 COMMENTS | 1722 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS



~$70 MONO-RED BLITZ!

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 7 | 2 COMMENTS | 348 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS



~$125 Budget BW Tokens

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 5 | 3 COMMENTS | 207 VIEWS



Cries of Despair (Competitive Budget 8-rack)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -32 | 9 COMMENTS | 2361 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS



~$75 Pilla-Pala Infinite Combo Deck

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -14 | 5 COMMENTS | 586 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



YOUR ASS IS GLASS! (Budget Illusion Aggro)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -23 | 386 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Brewing Modern on a Budget: Blood of Madness

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -24 | 1012 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS



Brewing Modern on a Budget: Modern Foggy Swans

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -14 | 1 COMMENT | 279 VIEWS



Bouncing Faeries Everywhere

Modern venatcher

SCORE: 60 | 20 COMMENTS | 9643 VIEWS | IN 54 FOLDERS



Joe's Suicide Black

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 14 | 5 COMMENTS | 1072 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Modern Mono Green Infect Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -6 | 525 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS



Budget Black Eldrazitron

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 1 | 277 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Turning Dogs into Apes for $25

Modern Ardynt

SCORE: 88 | 46 COMMENTS | 9500 VIEWS | IN 68 FOLDERS



For Those Without an Affinity for Money

Modern* DragonzBane

SCORE: 15 | 7 COMMENTS | 2095 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS



~$35 Mono Green Super Ramp Deck

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -1 | 273 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Overgrown Umbral Elf ($30 Turn 3 Infinite)

Modern* notanothercthulhu

SCORE: 45 | 43 COMMENTS | 7632 VIEWS | IN 49 FOLDERS



Stompy, the cheap gateway into competitive modern

Modern Zargast

SCORE: 18 | 26 COMMENTS | 4648 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS



Making the Leap: Delving Into Modern on a Budget

Modern DMR

SCORE: 155 | 42 COMMENTS | 22325 VIEWS | IN 91 FOLDERS



Budget Elf Breeding Grounds - Turn 4 Kill

Modern BenMonte

SCORE: 51 | 15 COMMENTS | 7560 VIEWS | IN 58 FOLDERS



That has how many counters?!?

Modern Gothomas

SCORE: 12 | 15 COMMENTS | 1842 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS



Whitest Deck Ever

Modern ComboCrazy

SCORE: 39 | 48 COMMENTS | 5423 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS



The Most Stupid Deck That Wins Ever

Modern lonker

SCORE: 90 | 45 COMMENTS | 7853 VIEWS | IN 42 FOLDERS



U/G Infinite mana turn 3 winning!

Modern khanrakuta

SCORE: 33 | 23 COMMENTS | 3151 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS



Brewing with Modern: Mono White Aggro

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -15 | 1 COMMENT | 589 VIEWS


Legacy Budget Decklists


Shadows of the Dauthi

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -12 | 1 COMMENT | 489 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



~$26 Fluctuations and Miscalculations

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -41 | 6 COMMENTS | 1688 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS



~$26 Mono-Blue Makes Your Friends Hate You

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -19 | 785 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


EDH Budget Decklists


How To Be An MTG Mafioso (Budget Kambal EDH)

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -37 | 8 COMMENTS | 1722 VIEWS | IN 19 FOLDERS



Gwafa Hazid, The Cheap Way To Be Political! (~$15)

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -24 | 5 COMMENTS | 1047 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS





Who's Hungry? (Thromok Budget EDH)

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -22 | 3 COMMENTS | 824 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER





Kaladesh Has A Future

Commander / EDH Sargeras

64 VIEWS



~$70 Yidris Budget EDH

Commander / EDH Sargeras

41 VIEWS



The Demon Horde

Commander / EDH* Sargeras

SCORE: -2 | 138 VIEWS



The Starving Sorcerer (~$30 Arcanis EDH)

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -23 | 3 COMMENTS | 1247 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS



Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Uril $40 Budget

Commander / EDH hosshughes

SCORE: 50 | 8 COMMENTS | 4716 VIEWS | IN 47 FOLDERS


Decks I'm Currently Playing


A Guide On How To Be Boring

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 33 | 27 COMMENTS | 5234 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS





Seething With Anger: Hatebears Reloaded

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 4 | 5 COMMENTS | 657 VIEWS



How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 34 | 17 COMMENTS | 4304 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS



Eternal Midnight (Competitive Rogue)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -26 | 12 COMMENTS | 2097 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS



Oloro Combostax EDH

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: 15 | 1420 VIEWS


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Shotscape knogginflogging

I hear where you guys are coming from, this build originally had Simian Spirit Guide in the deck, and definitely am wondering where he might fit back in to this deck. If you guys have suggestions I'd love to hear them (Chalice on turn 1 is so sweet!) knogginflogging I don't think we'd need to play Flagstones since we have enough plains as it stands and they become mountains under moon anyway.

Shotscape

You aren't the first person to suggest the kaladesh fastlands, and likely won't be the last. The reason why this deck does run the fetchlands (even with arbiter) is because if we want to Blood Moon on turn 3 or so, we need white OR RED mana,(rare but it does happen) this can be very relevent in an opening hand, and it thins our deck. The fastlands seem sweet but don't actually solve the issue of white mana and enter tapped a lot of the time. The reason why this deck runs 24 at the moment is to support the play of 5 drops consistently. While I get Gideon is a total beast when he comes out, he's actually slow on a full board. Thundermaw can literally end games on the spot, since 5 damage is A LOT in this format, and kills basically anything it's way when it enters play.

April 19, 2017 5:49 a.m.

Jewishman: Raven's Crime serves the same purpose as Cry of Contrition, except we can cast it should we begin flooding out.

April 17, 2017 2:44 a.m.

SlimJim83

I'm unsure if you understand what I mean with Tarmogoyf. While Scavenging Ooze is a great creature, it is by itself a 2/2, and yes it can grow to be bigger then a goyf, especially with support. However, just because it CAN grow bigger, does not make it equal in power to Tarmogoyf. This is especially true when facing combo/control decks that are not so reliant on creatures, which are what grow the goyf.

April 14, 2017 8:53 p.m.

TheAnnihilator

Thanks for catching that, changes have been made to the article.

April 13, 2017 1:08 p.m.

Previous Article: The Modern Brewer's Bible Part 1: Getting Into The Format & Overview

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the second part of the Modern Brewers Bible, which is building on a budget. This section is devoted to building modern decks for players who either do not have funds to spend on expensive decks such as Jund, or simply choose not to do so. This section will also go over deckbuilding tips, brewing on a budget, format staples and replacements, and things to avoid.

HOW TO PLAY ON A BUDGET

For those of you who fall under the budget players, you might be wondering what can I build thats competitive? The first answer to your question is what you consider to be budget, as people have very different definitions of what budget actually means. For example, someone who is just entering the format might want to spend roughly $100 on their first deck, which isnt necessarily wrong, it just means you have fewer examples to look at. This is opposed to someone who plays on a budget, but has enough cash to be calling decks around $300-$400 budget due to the depicted price tag of modern.

Some examples of players who want to spend little cash on the format might look into decks such as Mono-Red Burn, Mono-Green Stompy, Soul Sisters, Mono-Black Midrange, 8-Rack, etc.

Meanwhile someone who has a higher budget might look into a deck like UW Control, Merfolk, Ad Nauseam, Mono-Blue Tron etc.

In case you havent noticed, many of these budget decks use one-two colors, and this is mainly because in order to have a dependable 3 & up color manabase, you basically have to play fetchlands and shocklands, which are not cheap. This does not mean that they are not possible; it just makes them more inconsistent. I will eventually post some decklists for these decks as well as some primers in a later section of this guide.

BREWING ON A BUDGET

Now I know that there are plenty of people who want to build their won creations and not just netdeck someone elses list. Thats why I included this section just for you! Brewing on a budget can actually be quite a bit of fun, as you can figure out interesting interactions that can end up being quite competitive. When brewing on a budget, it is very important to remind yourself of a few things. The first of which should be looking at cards you enjoy playing or want to play, because that first step will guide you to your next step, which is choosing your colors.

Color choice is huge when building on a budget, because as mentioned above, wanting to play a wedge such as Jeskai on a budget can be very grueling and inconsistent. However, 2 color manabases are very easy to make, as there are plenty of strong budget duallands and fastlands available to players. One important thing to know about budget brewing is trying to find a plan for the rest of your deck to upgrade, as there are many decks that have a competitive side, but have nowhere to go from their current budget status. This can be a trap for new players entering the format, as they buy into decks that arent viable in a competitive metagame.

FORMAT STAPLES AND REPLACEMENTS

This section in particular is very important for new players to see, as well as understanding why it is so pertinent. In many format in Magic, there are cards known as Format Staples, these cards are used across many decks in the format, and often have entire archetypes built around them. Modern is no exception to this, as cards like Kitchen Finks, Abrupt Decay, Liliana of the Veil, Lightning Bolt, Dark Confidant, Leyline of Sanctity, Path to Exile, and Thoughtseize all fit in this bubble, and there are many, many more of them. Looking at these cards, it is easy to see why they are called Format Staples, which is because they are all very good cards, in fact they are so good, that there are no true replacements for them in the modern card pool.

This will not come as a surprise to anyone who has played the format for a decent amount of time, as they are expensive cards for a reason. This often becomes a roadblock to many players who want to build modern archetypes, and do not have the funds to support these cards.

I think the best example of this is the legendary Tarmogoyf.

Tarmogoyf is a format staple in both Modern and Legacy for a few reasons. The first of these is efficiency, in basically any deck that runs the goyf, it can be a 4/5 as quickly as turn 2. That kind of fighting power and relatively unmatched on its own. The second reason is its mana cost, at it is exceptionally easy to cast, and works very well with decks that splash for other colors. Some decks are even based around growing the goyf to as high as a 6/7 beater, and use it to destroy other decks.

The only creature that comes close to matching and the power and efficiency of tarmogoyf is Tasigur, the Golden Fang, which is often a turn 2 4/5 in Grixis Control, but note that it isnt always like that and Tasigur requires a specific deck to match it, goyf does not.

Many budget players have asked me if there are ways to replace Tarmogoyf. In my opinion, there isnt a real replacement, because there plenty of budget beaters, such as Loxodon Smiter and Leatherback Baloth, but once we say that a turn 3 card is a turn 2 card replacement, we are talking about good creatures, not replacements for format staples. This problem usually comes up when people want to do things like build a budget version of deck like Jund that are basically made up of format staples.

However, just because you cant afford a format staple, doesnt mean you cant play competitive decks, it just means you have to change its plan. For example, Ive run into Jund players who chose not to buy Tarmogoyf or Liliana of the Veil, and instead decided to use Tireless Tracker and Grim Flayer instead, and make the deck more aggressive then the usual jund decks.

This follows my best advice I can give to players who are building towards an archetype. If you cant afford a certain card(s) in your deck, you should focus on what you can use to change the decks plan in order to work with your budget. Examples of this are the jund example above, as well as Little Kid Abzan, a deck thats mostly GW Aggro that splashes black for Thoughtseize and Siege Rhino.

THINGS TO AVOID

In addition to the things stated above, here are a few more tips on things you should avoid while building on a budget.

  1. Curve: Modern is a turn 4 format, which means that the majority of decks in the format are trying to either kill you or lock you out of the game around turn 4. This means that you need to have plays those first few turns if you want to compete with tiered decks.

  2. Proactive versus Reactive: Every card in your deck should have a purpose, whether its something proactive like a Lightning Bolt to an opponents face, or a Mana Leak that is to be held up until your opponent starts casting spells. If a card serves no purpose, there is likely something better you could be playing.

  3. Avoid The Glass Cannon: While it might seem tempting to go all in one strategy, you will likely have more success if you focus on multiple win-cons in your deck. Having more then one win-con also makes you less weak to discard and removal.

This is the second article of my Modern Brewer's Bible series, I will post more articles when I finish making them.

April 13, 2017 3:07 a.m.

Said on Mardu Experimental...

#6

shinobigarth

The reason why Platinum Emperion is run over Platinum Angel is becuase when the Angel comes into play, you still lose life equal to the cards that you went through, and Angel can easily be removed by a huge number of cards in modern. By playing Platinum Emperion, your life total can't change, that way you don't lose the life from the experiment.

Spazik008

I like the deck, reminds me of Mardu Nahiri, +1

April 13, 2017 2:26 a.m.

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Modern! For anyone who does not know, Modern is one of Magic's non-rotating formats. This means that the cards in the format will not rotate out like Standard and as more sets come out they are added to the Modern cardbase; which extends from 8th edition onward. Modern was born when it's predecessor, a format known as Extended, was destroyed. Modern decks have a base minimum of 60 cards in the mainboard with a 15 card sideboard, with no more then 4 copies of any card besides basic lands across both boards.

The Modern Brewer's Bible is my personal down-to-earth guide to the Modern Format. It's goal is to create the most comprehensive guide to the format that I can for the Magic community. It is currently being written during my free time and it's chapters will be posted here as they are created. If you want to keep updated, make sure to hit the add as friend button on my profile so you can stay updated on when they come out.

WHAT SHOULD I PLAY?

I've gotten this question from a lot of people who are trying to get into Modern, and particularly from players who want to play on a budget. The answer to this question of course is based on many different factors. For example, I've met players who want to build janky decks that rely on silly combos and interactions in hopes of pulling off ridiculous things with their decks. I've met players who focus on being competitive, and choose to either replicate a tiered archetype, or find a deck that is good against the other decks played at their LGS. In addition to this, your specific play style also comes into play here, as I've known people who distaste control, and love to play Aggressive decks, and vice-versa. The final part to this is your own budget; because that is usually the leading factor in deckbuilding that I see. There will be a separate article based entirely on this.

WHERE SHOULD I LOOK IF I WANT TO FIND GOOD DECKS ONLINE?

Although there are many players in the Magic community who despise it, looking online for decklists is not a bad thing. If you are looking to find some of the best decks in the format, you could just Google "Good Modern decks" and it'd probably take you to something like MTGGoldfish's Modern Metagame. In addition to finding tiered archetypes, there are TONS of primers for Modern archetypes online. Primers are basically a cheat sheet for what is typically played in a certain deck, what options are available, and some example decklists. TappedOut is also a great resource for deckbuilding ideas, as there are tons of users buzzing around the site.

IS MODERN A BREWABLE FORMAT?

Absolutely! With such a large cardbase, it is more then possible to build rogue decks in modern. Decks like Lantern Control were made when someone recognized the interactions between cards like Lantern of Insight and Codex Shredder. Building competitive brews isn't the easiest thing to accomplish, but it is more then possible.

SUGGESTIONS AND CRITICISM

This is a critical thing that should happen before you choose to buy a deck, as it's importance is key to being successful. This area in particular can be a difficult spot for some people, as this is where deck ideas get torn apart, and brewing often is poured down the toilet. However, it is likely the most useful thing you can do once you think you have a decklist made. While the use of this might seem obvious, putting out decklists for others to view means that you are getting another set of eyes to look at the same work; thus creating viable conversation on a deck. Try to not take criticism of deck ideas personally, and acknowledge faults.

PLAYTESTING!

This is the final step that should happen BEFORE you buy your deck. This is also one of more fun steps to Modern Deckbuilding, as it involves what you hope to accomplish, which is PLAYING YOUR OWN DECK! This step often comes into play when people are making decks for the competitive scene, as they want to make sure that their deck is viable. This step is also crucial to learning the strengths and weaknesses of your deck, as well as acknowledging cards that should be replaced and the construction of the sideboard. This will be continued in a later article.

Next Article The Modern Brewer's Bible Part 2: Building On a Budget

April 12, 2017 7:41 p.m.

Interesting deck, so +1, here are my suggestions:

  1. Although the payoff is there, Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Captain of the Watch are simply too expensive for what they do, as you aren't going to be casting 6-drops consistently with a manabase lower then 24-25.

  2. Do you really need Red? I could see this list doing better with cards like Brave the Elements and Honor of the Pure in mono-white in order to be more aggressive, which is what this deck wants to be.

  3. Since almost every soldier you are playing is a human, I'd recommend playing Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant.

  4. If you do drop your walkers, I'd consider cutting the land count to around 18-20, you don't want to be flooding out.

  5. As a side-note, Elspeth's -3 does not kill Gods, because they have indestructible.


  6. BOROS BRAIN-BASHER (Turn 4 Kill)

    Modern Sargeras

    SCORE: 35 | 15 COMMENTS | 2953 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS


This is my version of Boros aggro, if you'd like any other suggestions you can look there.

April 11, 2017 7:39 p.m.

Said on Infinite Combo?...

#9

I think that would work.

April 11, 2017 1:24 a.m.

Said on Infinite Combo?...

#10

If I am understanding this correctly, you want to use Salvaging Station to infinitely bring back Chimeric Mass, and then turn it into a 0/0 hoping to make infinite tokens and life using Anointer Priest and either Ashnod's Altar and/or Carnival of Souls?

If I understand correctly, since the Chimeric Mass doesn't "come into play" (You can make it one but those are not the same thing) as a creature, it will not trigger your Genesis Chamber, and thus not give you the tokens. This means that Blasting Station won't work either and the combo does not in fact work.

A combo that WOULD work would skip all these pieces and just play Chimeric Mass, Salvaging Station, Ashnod's Altar, and Altar of the Brood.

April 11, 2017 12:58 a.m.

Sciencebean

While Lightning Bolt might seem like a good fit in the mainboard of a deck like this, it doesn't really fit the game plan that this deck wants. The reason why Titan's Strength is in the main over Lightning Bolt is because we can't afford to lose much action due to lands, Titan's Strength allows us to scry away a bad draw and keep our deck coming with threats.

Although I'd love to play it, Delver of Secrets  Flip is a blue card, and this is a mono-red deck, if we were playing UR Prowess, I'd consider it, but this deck isn't.

April 10, 2017 5:53 p.m.

PrinceOfPain

If you are talking about the Finishers, there are definitely some great options you could choose from to budget this build, some of your options are Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Gideon Jura, Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Divinity of Pride etc. The removal suite really is what it is, and there's just not much change you can make there. The manabase could work without the Marsh Flats, and instead play something like Isolated Chapel. As for the discard suite, the closest you can get is Castigate or Blackmail, but I'd highly advise against it since you really want to cast a discard spell turn 1.

April 10, 2017 1:27 p.m.

yahelhotam

The reason why fireball isn't in this deck is because pyromatics is both tutorable and gets through almost all counters in the format since they'd have to counter all the copies

April 9, 2017 4:38 p.m.

SlimJim83

Since this deck was made before the spike of Surgical Extraction, and has not but updated, yes, Extirpate would be more budget.

April 9, 2017 3:35 a.m.

Oh shoot! I totally missed the creature part of the monument.

April 6, 2017 3:26 a.m.

You are almost right,

Hazoret's Monument would make your Release the Gremlins cost less, but you'd still have to pay an additional in addition to the since it is a double spell.(Assuming you only choose one artifact to destroy, the spell would cost ). In order to destroy any more artifacts, you'd still have to pay for each additional artifact.

April 6, 2017 2:41 a.m.

Since you commented on my BW Control deck, I suppose I should follow suit, I like what this list is trying to do, but I think there are some very prevalent issues that should be addressed.

  1. Land count. 24-25 lands is the standard for any control deck in modern. The reason for this is because anything less makes it so you won't be casting your 4drops and up on curve (I know it's not fun to cut spells but you'll thank me in testing.)

  2. I'd drop Desecration Demon and replace it with a Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, because any deck that wins through creatures will just tap down your demon and kill you with whatever aggression they have, meanwhile kalitas literally ends games by itself and gives you life.

  3. I'd drop Sorin, Grim Nemesis, he's simply not enough for 6 cmc in modern, if anything, Elspeth, Sun's Champion would be the only 6 drop I'd go for, and even then 6 cmc just isn't super dependable in these colors.

  4. How is Ob Nixilis Reignited working for you? I took him out because Phyrexian Arena is almost always what i'd use him for, and the 5 cmc does make him sort of obsolete, but he does do things, so to each his own there.

  5. I'd personally drop the rams, since all they really do is durdle and won't save you if you top-deck one, and if you need to combat life loss, I'd go for more brutalities instead.

  6. I'd try out Gideon, Ally of Zendikar just for testing, as he's just insanely aggressive and ends games super quickly.

  7. I'm surprised to not see Wrath of God or Damnation about, since a wrath is extremely useful in this type of build against decks that pump out creatures.

  8. Do you play against tron, infect, or other decks that use non-basics? Ghost Quarter has worked well for me so far.

Those are simply my suggestions, feel free to disavow them if they don't fit what you want to do.

Cheers!

April 5, 2017 3:28 a.m.

pycckuu_brady

While the ram seems like an interesting idea, it serves the same purpose as something like Wall of Omens, which while I do like the idea, puts it at odds with the other cards I play, such as Collective Brutality and Night's Whisper. The other main issue is that while the ram may offset lifeloss and can block, it doesn't affect the board state. Personally, I'd just run another Timely Reinforcements in the sideboard if I really needed it, but that's just me.

April 5, 2017 2:19 a.m.

Decks

A Guide On How To Be Boring

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -38 | 27 COMMENTS | 5387 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Competitive Azorius Control on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -45 | 22 COMMENTS | 2843 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS

Competitive Mono Black Midrange on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -56 | 41 COMMENTS | 6550 VIEWS | IN 32 FOLDERS

How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

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SCORE: -40 | 17 COMMENTS | 4530 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS

~$26 Fluctuations and Miscalculations

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -41 | 6 COMMENTS | 1688 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

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Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -36 | 15 COMMENTS | 3077 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS

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Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -54 | 20 COMMENTS | 2576 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS

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Sargeras Power Cube

Sargeras — 1 day ago

SCORE 2 | COMMENTS 0 | VIEWS 247

Finished Decks 77
Prototype Decks 15
Drafts 0
Playing since 2010 Core Set
Points 1714
Avg. deck rating 3.00
T/O Rank 83
Helper Rank 20
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern
Good Card Suggestions 111
Venues Moon Dragon Games, Mox Boarding House
Last activity 4 days
Joined 1 year