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

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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

The Modern Brewer's Bible Part 3: Modern's Nature and Sideboarding

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.

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


How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -40 | 17 COMMENTS | 4578 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS



How To Play Fair: The GW Hatebears Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -24 | 8 COMMENTS | 1026 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



Order Is Restored: The UW Control/Midrange Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -21 | 4 COMMENTS | 644 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Competitive Mono Black Midrange on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -48 | 42 COMMENTS | 7472 VIEWS | IN 33 FOLDERS



Competitive Azorius Control on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -43 | 22 COMMENTS | 2996 VIEWS | IN 23 FOLDERS



BOROS BRAIN-BASHER (Turn 4 Kill)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -32 | 15 COMMENTS | 3492 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS



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

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -12 | 1 COMMENT | 872 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



How To Put 12 Power Into Play Turn 1 For CHEAP!

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 13 | 859 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS



NETDECKERS BEWARE: A WILD HOMEBREW APPEARS!

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -53 | 20 COMMENTS | 2811 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS



Burning Booty on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -10 | 555 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



Competitive RG Ponza On A Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -32 | 5 COMMENTS | 2011 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS



Cheap Infect

Modern Luiscencias

SCORE: 176 | 77 COMMENTS | 44087 VIEWS | IN 195 FOLDERS



~$70 MONO-RED BLITZ!

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -12 | 4 COMMENTS | 525 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS



Competitive BW Tokens On A Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -10 | 3 COMMENTS | 396 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Cries of Despair (Competitive Budget 8-rack)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -29 | 9 COMMENTS | 2810 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS



~$75 Pilla-Pala Infinite Combo Deck

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -13 | 5 COMMENTS | 642 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS



YOUR ASS IS GLASS! (Budget Illusion Aggro)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -21 | 474 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Brewing Modern on a Budget: Blood of Madness

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -24 | 1065 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS



Brewing Modern on a Budget: Modern Foggy Swans

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -14 | 1 COMMENT | 330 VIEWS



Bouncing Faeries Everywhere

Modern venatcher

SCORE: 72 | 21 COMMENTS | 12219 VIEWS | IN 66 FOLDERS



Joe's Suicide Black

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -18 | 5 COMMENTS | 1092 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Modern Mono Green Infect Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -6 | 732 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS



Budget Black Eldrazitron

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -4 | 302 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Turning Dogs into Apes for $25

Modern Ardynt

SCORE: 88 | 47 COMMENTS | 9591 VIEWS | IN 68 FOLDERS



For Those Without an Affinity for Money

Modern* DragonzBane

SCORE: 19 | 7 COMMENTS | 2529 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS



~$35 Mono Green Super Ramp Deck

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -1 | 300 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Overgrown Umbral Elf ($30 Turn 3 Infinite)

Modern* notanothercthulhu

SCORE: 47 | 43 COMMENTS | 7961 VIEWS | IN 52 FOLDERS



Stompy, the cheap gateway into competitive modern

Modern Zargast

SCORE: 18 | 26 COMMENTS | 4764 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS



Making the Leap: Delving Into Modern on a Budget

Modern DMR

SCORE: 156 | 42 COMMENTS | 22825 VIEWS | IN 92 FOLDERS



Budget Elf Breeding Grounds - Turn 4 Kill

Modern BenMonte

SCORE: 52 | 15 COMMENTS | 7741 VIEWS | IN 60 FOLDERS



That has how many counters?!?

Modern Gothomas

SCORE: 12 | 15 COMMENTS | 1865 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS



Whitest Deck Ever

Modern ComboCrazy

SCORE: 39 | 50 COMMENTS | 5459 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS



The Most Stupid Deck That Wins Ever

Modern lonker

SCORE: 94 | 45 COMMENTS | 8343 VIEWS | IN 45 FOLDERS



U/G Infinite mana turn 3 winning!

Modern khanrakuta

SCORE: 34 | 23 COMMENTS | 3329 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS



Shadows of the Dauthi

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -12 | 1 COMMENT | 584 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



~$26 Fluctuations and Miscalculations

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -39 | 6 COMMENTS | 1815 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS



~$26 Mono-Blue Makes Your Friends Hate You

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -19 | 839 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



How To Be An MTG Mafioso (Budget Kambal EDH)

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -32 | 8 COMMENTS | 2332 VIEWS | IN 21 FOLDERS



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

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -22 | 5 COMMENTS | 1324 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS





Hatebears: Making Commander Unfun On A Budget

Commander / EDH* Sargeras

SCORE: 2 | 130 VIEWS



Who's Hungry? (Thromok Budget EDH)

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -22 | 3 COMMENTS | 903 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER





Kaladesh Has A Future

Commander / EDH Sargeras

90 VIEWS





~$70 Yidris Budget EDH

Commander / EDH Sargeras

51 VIEWS



The Demon Horde

Commander / EDH* Sargeras

SCORE: -2 | 231 VIEWS



The Starving Sorcerer (~$30 Arcanis EDH)

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -23 | 3 COMMENTS | 1433 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS



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

Commander / EDH hosshughes

SCORE: 56 | 8 COMMENTS | 5770 VIEWS | IN 54 FOLDERS



Sharuum the Ghetto: Xtreme Budget!!!

Commander / EDH NeonMatrix70

SCORE: 1 | 1 COMMENT | 251 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Seething With Anger: Hatebears Reloaded

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 5 | 7 COMMENTS | 836 VIEWS



Eternal Midnight (Competitive Rogue)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -25 | 12 COMMENTS | 2537 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS



Brewing with Modern: Mono White Aggro

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -15 | 1 COMMENT | 702 VIEWS



Making Loxodon Peacekeeper Competitive *PRIMER*

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 8 | 6 COMMENTS | 510 VIEWS



Oloro Combostax EDH

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -20 | 1477 VIEWS





The Master's Teachings: Esper Control

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 3 | 3 COMMENTS | 224 VIEWS



A Guide On How To Be Boring

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -34 | 27 COMMENTS | 5608 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS



How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -40 | 17 COMMENTS | 4578 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS


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Said on Goblin Rush - ......

#1

Love the concept so +1, although I do have some suggestions.

  1. Having not played a ton of pauper, I don't know for sure. But if it is not banned, Goblin Grenade is obligatory. 5 damage to the face transcends almost every burn spell you can use in a deck like this.

  2. The bushwhackers and war marshals should be at 4 count, as they are insanely good at ending games if you have a board full of goblins.

  3. Goblin Sledder, Goblin Cohort, should be moved to being a 4-of, because if you aren't casting creatures, something went wrong and cards like Sledder make sure that no matter how your opponent blocks the damage hits.

  4. Pyroblast should be seeing play in your sideboard as a way to get through counterspells and destroy things like Delver of Secrets  Flip. Electrickery should be in there to deal with small creatures.

  5. As for some other interesting cards you could play, Sparksmith, Intimidator Initiate, Fireblast as a one-of.

  6. Interesting to note, Tarfire can actually be tutored with Goblin Matron as a way to deal 2 extra damage.

  7. Another card you should play is Mogg Raider, as it is effectively another Goblin Sledder.

Those are some suggestions, let me know if you need anymore help, especially if it;s for what to cut.

Cheers!

June 22, 2017 5:28 a.m.

Said on A Guide On ......

#2

sliversftw

The ones that are in the decklist are from the promo set for gatherer I believe.

June 20, 2017 1:22 a.m.

As someone who built a competitive humans deck in the past, I'd say this has a good start, but needs some more oomph to get there, so +1.

  1. Accorder Paladin is probably the most aggressive human you could play for 2 mana, as being a 3/1 alone is already strong, but the fact that this card can give battlecry can make it insane with something like Silverblade Paladin.

  2. Increasing Devotion & Ranger of Eos, while they may be solid cards in other white decks, you really want to be aggressive in these decks, so I'd cut them. I'd reccomend upping your Honor of the Pure and Gather the Townsfolk, as they will make this deck far stronger and more consistent.

  3. You should be playing 19-20 lands, espeically if your curve stops at 3 cmc, I'd recommend moving Kytheon to the main, as well as getting path to 4 count.

  4. Cards like Grand Abolisher may seem ok, but they really aren't that aggressive. I'd recommend playing some Brave the Elements in the main in order to top-deck wins in many matchups.

  5. Your sideboard needs some work. Some great cards to look at are Stony Silence, Rest in Peace and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

  6. If you want to look at something to upgrade this and/or look for help, here's a list I made for a friend a while back.


BOROS BRAIN-BASHER (Turn 4 Kill)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -32 | 15 COMMENTS | 3465 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS


If you would like any more suggestions, make sure to put double brackets around my name to let me know!

Cheers!

June 19, 2017 6:04 a.m.

Said on How The Devil ......

#4

Snapdisastermage

If you can't read what I've already said about Fatal Push, please don't comment.

June 13, 2017 2:29 p.m.

Said on How The Devil ......

#5

APPLE01DOJ

I'm sorry that you don't understand what "competitive" in modern means. If were talking about viable decks in the meta, I'm sorry to say you either have no idea what you are talking about, or please just stop commenting. The fact that you think 8-rack is viable alone makes me wonder if you've ever played at a GP before. I have.

Having played with multiple people at SCG Modern events, Phyrexian Arena is the engine, especially if you are playing a lot of 4-6 drops. Many people even argue that Arena should be played over Lilli in some cases, as the engine makes everything else you play stronger. The fact that it requires something like Abrupt Decay is what makes it better. If you continue to say otherwise I can't say there's much hope for you.

If you recall from the primer, I said that without fetches Fatal Push is not viable. Obviously with fetches, push becomes the card to play, I'm sorry you don't read, but that's not my problem.

Now about the meta, if were talking about taking this to a place like a GP or online, you'll likely have a different list, because you want to make sure you can beat a deck like Eldrazitron, which is a colorless deck. Honestly if thats the meta you want to play mainboard Fulminator Mage and play Liliana, the Last Hope for recursion. Cards like Ratchet Bomb and whatnot can also be effective.

Of course you aren't going to win every game with a mono-black deck, even a deck like Soul sisters can be a hard matchup at times. If we are talking about a deck like Lantern Control, which has kinda dropped off as a matchup, then sure, we'll probably lose.

However, just because the online meta says a deck isn't good, doesn't mean you shouldn't play it. There's a reason decks like Bogles continue to perform well, even though the meta dictates they are not viable.

June 12, 2017 6:37 p.m.

Said on How The Devil ......

#6

APPLE01DOJ

Since I have no idea about your history playing just mono-black decks, I'm going to try and explain this as easily as possible.

This primer is mostly for people who want to play Mono-black competitively in Modern, I've been playing the deck for a number of years, so I have a strong understanding of what exactly should be played in mono-black. I'm sorry to say this but most of your points are either for casual players or just don't make sense.

I have to wonder if you've even tried to bring a mono-black deck to the competitive scene, as Phyrexian Arena is often the card that allows mono-black decks to grind out against decks like UW Control in addition to cards like Whip of Erebos.

While Fatal Push can work well when you play Ghost Quarters colorless lands in the manabase make it more difficult for you to cast cards like Phyrexian Obliterator, Gifted Aetherborn, and so on. Having actually tried to play Fatal Push in black decks, it works well when against decks like Death's shadow, but is painful against any deck that plays 3 drops and up, if anything play I'd play dismember. This is based on my experience with these decks.

I've added some of your suggested cards to the primer as mono-black aggro lists are usually hard to come by.

As for Crypt Ghast, if your 4 drops aren't game winning, you really shouldn't be playing them. Cards like Abyssal Persecutor, Phyrexian Obliterator, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Lashwrithe, etc. are all better suited for the format.

As I said in the primer, Bitterblossom is usually only a 1-of in lists that I've seen. However, when combined with cards like Lashwrithe and Whip of Erebos the card can be much more powerful. The real issue is that it doesn't do anything immediately, and that can often be the difference between winning and losing.

Unless you are playing some sort of reanimator deck, Sheoldred, Whispering One is not viable for modern.

June 12, 2017 3:46 p.m.

Regarding lands I'd say you should either cut three other cards for three more swamps, or cut Nykthos and another card to play two more swamps. You really want to have 23-24 playable lands in the deck.

Another thing to add, since I don't know what your current sideboard is, some great budget choices are Mutilate, Flaying Tendrils, Nihil Spellbomb, Extirpate, Geth's Verdict, Ratchet Bomb, Tormod's Crypt, Hero's Downfall, Pithing Needle, Necrogen Mists, Distress, Memoricide, and Lost Legacy.

If you are looking for any more help, I made a whole primer on playing decks like this


How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -25 | 25 COMMENTS | 6083 VIEWS | IN 18 FOLDERS


Cheers!

June 12, 2017 5:34 a.m.

Having seen and played many versions of decks that run Isochron Scepter, I have a few suggestions.

  1. You need to have Leyline of Sanctity as a 4-of in your sideboard,otherwise any deck running discard will tear up your hand and screw with your combo/control. Once that happens you wont have a lot of outs to a board state besides maybe shackles if you top-deck it. I get that this a budget deck but you'll need them to win against powerful decks like Death's Shadow.

  2. Run Glacial Fortress over Prairie Stream, since you have fetchlands you typically want to get shocks instead of basic lands, Fortress is guaranteed to enter untapped. I get that goes against playing your Vedalken Shackles but in my experience curve is far more important.

  3. For sideboard tech, you may want to play cards like Ghostly Prison in order to have a one-stop way to make your opponents not be able to attack you, instead of trying to buy a turn.

  4. You may want to consider playing Rune Snag over Mana Leak, because if the game goes longer your opponents will be able to get around leak, meanwhile snag is good in both the late and early game if you draw it (Also pairs better against discard).

Those are my suggestions, if you need more help let me know.

Cheers!

June 10, 2017 4:26 p.m.

Having played various versions of Mardu Nahiri decks, I have to ask why Nahiri, the Harbinger is not in the mainboard, as you are already playing Emrakul.

If you are not going to play Nahiri, I'd suggest dropping the emrakul, as Indomitable Creativity requires that you have Lingering Souls tokens in play to work, and is very color intensive.

Just my thoughts on the deck, list looks good otherwise.

Cheers!

June 4, 2017 9:15 p.m.

Decks

A Guide On How To Be Boring

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -7 | 32 COMMENTS | 7138 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

Competitive Azorius Control on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -43 | 22 COMMENTS | 2996 VIEWS | IN 23 FOLDERS

Competitive Mono Black Midrange on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -48 | 42 COMMENTS | 7472 VIEWS | IN 33 FOLDERS

How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -22 | 32 COMMENTS | 6345 VIEWS | IN 18 FOLDERS

~$26 Fluctuations and Miscalculations

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -39 | 6 COMMENTS | 1815 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

BOROS BRAIN-BASHER (Turn 4 Kill)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -32 | 15 COMMENTS | 3492 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS

NETDECKERS BEWARE: A WILD HOMEBREW APPEARS!

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -53 | 20 COMMENTS | 2811 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS

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Finished Decks 88
Prototype Decks 15
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Playing since 2010 Core Set
Points 1292
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