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Said on Vannifar Modern...

#1

Rhythm of the Wild is another haste enabler that would go great with Kitchen Finks

January 13, 2019 6:39 p.m.

Said on Vannifar Modern...

#2

Yeah i think Pact of Negation is the best option for protection. When I combo I aim to win that turn, so I never have to pay for the Pact. Grand Abolisher is good, but hard to cast in this deck, and because it costs 2 it cant help me when i combo turn 3.

January 8, 2019 7:12 a.m.

Another interesting way to go would be:
Turn 1: Birds of Paradise
Turn 2: Faithless Looting (discard Vannifar) + Goryo's Vengeance (return Vannifar).

This give you a hasty Vannifar turn 2, altho it requires you to have Birds of Paradise, Faithless Looting, Prime Speaker Vannifar and Goryo's Vengeance in your hand/loot.

January 8, 2019 5:31 a.m.

Ive considered Intruder Alarm, I actually bought 3 the second Vannifar was spoiled. But since my creatures does the untapping already it feels overkill. One way to go would be to replace the untap creatures with better creatures and rely on Alarm for the combo, but that adds one card to the combo, and makes it impossible to combo turn 3 (without simic guide).

With Intruder Alarm + Prime Speaker Vannifar Glen Elendra Archmage pods to both Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Zealous Conscripts

January 8, 2019 5:19 a.m.

Said on Vannifar Modern...

#5

Demarge yeah, i actually bought 3 Intruder Alarm the second Vannifar was spoiled, before the spike. Im not using them tho since using Alarm adds another card for the combo.

Removing Motivators leaves 6 haste enablers (Saheeli and Elixir). You might be right, a 3rd cat could be useful. That leaves me with 2 open spots, any suggestions for cards that protects the combo or helps me recover in case the combo is disrupted?

January 8, 2019 5:16 a.m.

I cut the 2 Motivators and one Scryb ranger which gives me 3 open slots. Im considering cutting one Wall of Roots or the second Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (should i keep 2 kiki in case i draw one?). Any suggestions what to do with the 3-4 slots? I considered Path to Exile, but being a combo deck there is not many creatures i fear. I also considered some toolbox creatures, but i cant see why i would pod to a Reclamation Sage instead of the kiki combo.

Any suggestions?

January 8, 2019 4:10 a.m.

Said on Vannifar Modern...

#7

I cant untap Vannifar with boots because of shroud

January 7, 2019 7:27 p.m.

Thats not as fun ;p.

You also have the possibility to play turn 2 Saheeli and turn 3 Felidar if you get the right cards. Vannifar basically makes the deck more consistent by adding 4 more creatures to activate the combo, and makes the deck less dependent on Saheeli by being able to assemble kiki combo turn 3 without her.

January 7, 2019 9:08 a.m.

How well will new Pod do in Modern? Im brewing a list using kiki combo and Saheeli combo as wincons. It can combo turn 3 pretty consistently, if opponent has no removal of course (being easier to remove than Birthing Pod is a problem).

Combo 1


Turn 1: Birds of Paradise
Turn 2: Goblin Motivator / Saheeli Rai / Thousand-Year Elixir
Turn 3: Prime Speaker Vannifar
Goblin Motivator -> Scryb Ranger (return forest to untap Vannifar)
Scryb Ranger -> Pestermite (untap Vannifar)
Pestermite ->Breaching Hippocamp (untap Vannifar)
Breaching Hippocamp -> Zealous Conscripts (untap Vannifar)
Zealous Conscripts -> Sun Titan (return Pestermite, untap Vannifar)
Pestermite -> Felidar Guardian (bounce Sun Titan return Pestermite, untap Vannifar)
Felidar Guardian -> Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker copy Sun Titan (return Pestermite, untap Kiki)
Now you got infinite Pestermite with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker.

Combo 2


Turn 1: Birds of Paradise
Turn 2: Saheeli Rai
Turn 3: Prime Speaker Vannifar
Copy Prime Speaker Vannifar with Saheeli Rai keep the token with haste.
Birds of Paradise -> Scryb Ranger (return forest to untap Vannifar)
Scryb Ranger -> Pestermite (untap Vannifar)
Pestermite -> Felidar Guardian (bounce Saheeli Rai).
Now you got infinite Felidar Guardian with Saheeli Rai.


Heres my list:


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January 7, 2019 4:49 a.m.

Said on Vannifar Modern...

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January 5, 2019 6:24 p.m.

Said on Vannifar Modern...

#11

Thanks for the suggestion, I like it! Turn 2 Thousand-Year Elixir to turn 3 hasty Prime Speaker Vannifar while also being able to untap Vannifar in case i need to. im adding 2.

January 5, 2019 5:41 p.m.

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#12

Hows this for modern?
Turn 1: Birds of Paradise
Turn 2: Goblin Motivator
Turn 3: Prime Speaker Vannifar. Tap Goblin Motivator to give Vannifar haste then:
Goblin Motivator -> Scryb Ranger (return forest to untap Vannifar)
Scryb Ranger -> Pestermite (untap Vannifar)
Pestermite ->Breaching Hippocamp (untap Vannifar)
Breaching Hippocamp -> Zealous Conscripts (untap Vannifar)
Zealous Conscripts -> Sun Titan (return Pestermite, untap Vannifar)
Pestermite -> Breaching Hippocamp (untap Vannifar)
Breaching Hippocamp -> Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker copy Sun Titan (return Pestermite, untap Kiki)
Now you got infinite Pestermite with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker.

January 4, 2019 9:06 p.m.

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#13

This also has great synergy with Intruder Alarm

January 3, 2019 3:33 p.m.

Said on Pod is back?...

#14

Haha pod made me start playing modern, i hope its comming back :)

January 3, 2019 3:31 p.m.

Said on Pod is back?...

#15

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Now, its not really Birthing Pod but close enough. Will this bring back pod decks?

January 3, 2019 3:11 p.m.

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