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Put target creature into its owner's library second from the top. Its controller gains 3 life.
3 weeks ago
I'd start with looking at Rush of Battle and a few lands, 1-2-3 isn't exactly super mana-intensive already. I'd look at lowering the overall curve to help pile on the pressure those first few turns-probably going to three foremost and two of the two drops. Budget creature decks without vial either need each creature to be amazing (which makes the cards expensive), or run a lot of one-drops that like other one drops.
A few disruption spells and low to the ground creatures is the theory behuind delver. Disfigure is great sideboard tech, but Oust , possibly Murderous Cut if your find youreself with a lot of spells are both options. Take a look at what people are putting in cubes to see what the best budget options are- things like Reciprocate or Oppressive Rays do ok.
If I was looking at ban, I'd look to increase tempo&pressure - Bump in the Night in some number to finish the game. If I was looking at a grindier strategy, i'd try to pack a lot of hand disruption- Drill Bit , duress etc.
If I was looking to go more competitive, I'd start by filling out a sideboard based on the decks I'd play it against- a clearer idea of what you are meant to face down and what you lose against lets you plan. Knowing you can side in cards to fill gaps helps a lot.
1 month ago
It seems a little slow at the moment, you won't drop anything meaningful until T3. I think 4x Wall of Omens fits very well to have early board presence and draw. 1x Heliod, God of the Sun would also be a good include.
I think 4x Runed Halo would be better than 4x Psychic Corrosion , maybe include 1-off if mill is your alternate win-con. 2x Wrath of God or 2x Supreme Verdict may be better than Oust to help against aggro.
Another sideboard option: 1x Greater Auramancy
1 month ago
First, Propaganda is not modern legal.
In testing my Enduring Ideal deck, I found Perplexing Chimera has been an all star: it gives the opponent a useless 3/3 in exchange for any spell that might get them out of the lock, but that's a totally different style of deck. I think for your style deck, you would probably want Hall of Heliod's Generosity , and Lunar Force to lock them down while you mill them out with your Psychic Corrosion . You might also want Sphinx's Tutelage , Jace's Erasure or Memory Erosion to speed it up.
1 month ago
Thanks for the suggestions, Lucky! The issue I've run into with Alms Beast is that it's strength is largely dictated by what my opponent is playing, making it seem more relevant in a sideboard. Even then many of the large creatures that I can't outsustain with the occasional self-heal tend to either have life-gain effects anyways (IE. Griselbrand or Wurmcoil Engine ) or are better targeted by a Condemn than hoping that they only have the one creature so that Devour Flesh would be relevant, though I would likely keep some Devour Flesh in the SB. Even Oust seems to be generally better specifically because I can choose a target, and even if the damage is only effectively a bolt it works better on smaller creatures or the ones that don't attack and therefore can't be Condemn ed anyways.
The other creatures are primarily placeholders at the moment. I'd auto-include Dark Confidant if I had the money for him at the moment, and I already have Wall of Shards listed in the main deck. Currently running the cheap deathtouch creatures+ Warriors' Lesson is a solid enough replacement until I can afford it, but it's not looking to be the end-all-be-all of the build.
Thanks again for the suggestions...!
2 months ago
This list is pretty close to the traditional 'little kid green/white' lists from a long while back, but it will need some tinkering and a clearer gameplan.
There are a bunch of options; Bant Sureblade , Dromoka's Command , Dryad Militant , Emmara, Soul of the Accord , Gaddock Teeg , Huatli's Raptor , Naya Hushblade , Oath of Ajani , Qasali Pridemage , Gnarlwood Dryad , etc.
In particular though, Pelt Collector is another four experiment one, which lets you drop your curve lower to the floor and run Dryad Militant . Qasali Pridemage is an answer to bridge, which is practically mandatory in this meta. Gnarlwood's deathtouch helps answer the wealth of 'huge creature turn two' decks out there.
If you aren't running removal, this means you are always racing your opponent, so you should look at your clocks and try to win as fast as possible- modern is full of both combo and aggro decks structured like this. Traditionally naya for Wild Nacatl Loam Lion and Kird Ape is the thing, but going to three colours on a budget manabase is tricky- especially if you want to go fast.
More midrange strategies with budget mana tends to be more relaiable- Keep your turn 1-2-3 plays in one colour and accelerate into a duel colour 5 drop. Great 5 drops like Thragtusk are cheap. 'Get bigger' creatures like Warden of the First Tree and Hexdrinker are readily available, and cards like Oust or Oblivion Ring fix a lot of problems. Birds of Paradise has gotten expensive over the years- for pristine playsets. Check the damaged lists out there- there are a lot of cheap copies in circulation.
2 months ago
I always really liked white weenie/knight tribal... i think History of Benalia might be a little slow and maybe Light from Within / Honor of the Pure might be a better way to go... Condemn is probably a better alternative to Oust but Path to Exile is probably the best choice for spot removal... Some other really good knights to consider are Fiendslayer Paladin , Hero of Bladehold , Knight of the White Orchid , Leonin Skyhunter and Mirran Crusader .
3 months ago
I like the sound of Oust a lot, it would be better than Path to Exile in Infect if only it was an instant. But in a Scale Up world I don't like Teferi in the main anymore. Too slow in my opinion. Real good in the side for Control matchups though. He won't be banned, definitely not in Modern. He's good but there are more oppressive cards. But Bant is for sure the way to go. Turn 1 Giver Turn 2 Agent is suuuuuuper good. I did two modern side events at MagicFest Dallas (I'm still here right now) and went undefeated both. I don't like any Canopy lands, I would rather keep the mana open to protect my creatures. And Noxious is just unnecessary, protecting the creature is better in my opinion.
3 months ago
hungry000 Thank you so much for your help. I will look into cutting some cards to get me down to 60 but after a couple of play tests today at 66 I actually did pretty well. I will still end up switching out my 2x Condemn & 2x Oust for 4x Path to Exile . Appreciate everything!
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