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Deck Overview

This is my current list of Sultai Tempo in Modern. The deck is fast, efficient and strong and has varying tools to combat any deck archetype Modern has to offer. The deck plays similar to a Jund-style deck that utilizes Blue spells to remove the weaknesses and fortify the stengths the Jund archetype has.


The low curve of the spells in the deck allows for the use of a card like Deprive. In standardized control builds like U/W control, Deprive works against their strategy of amassing lands to go over the top in the late game. But in a deck where you only aim to get around 4 lands on the battlefield in order to function at maximum capacity, Deprive is a fantastic card and is virtually Counterspell. The land bounce also helps to trigger revolt on Fatal Push in fringe cases.

Logic Knot often covers the early need for a counter spell when bouncing a land with Deprive is too much of a tempo loss.

Normally running a mixture of discard spells (Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize) with counter spells is counterproductive in deck builds. That is because most decks with counter spells are built to draw the game out for 20 turns and the early impact the discard spells had in the game becomes irrelevant. A tempo style build allows you to run both in perfect synergy when using the most efficient and cheap counter spells.

This deck aims to quickly drain resources out of the opponents hand and on the board with the help of Snapcaster Mage and to refuel and control the mid-game with Jace, the Mind Sculptor.

Snapcaster Mage, Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Creeping Tar Pit help to ensure you always have something to do on your turn, even when playing vs opposing control-type strategies.


The side-board of the deck offers a wide selection of cards, to streamline the deck to respond to various threats in the format. It offers extra 1 of's for matchups where that effect excels and offers replacements to swap out dead cards in the mainboard in other matchups.

The side-board contains a few silver bullets like Unmoored Ego vs combo, control and graveyard decks. Force of Vigor comes in against dangerous artifacts and enchantments such as Chalice of the Void, Blood Moon, Spreading Seas and Cranial Plating.


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 6 months

This deck is Modern legal.

Rarity (main - side)

8 - 0 Mythic Rares

39 - 12 Rares

4 - 0 Uncommons

5 - 3 Commons

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.84
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