Instant (4)

Creature (3)

Artifact (2)

Mardu deck based around the Master of Cruelties and Alesha, Who Smiles at Death combo.

Bring Master of Cruelties to the graveyard using discard outlets such as Faithless Looting, Collective Brutality, and Key to the City and bring him straight into play using Vesperlark or Alesha, Who Smiles at Death.

Alternatively, you can use control spells to hold your opponent off until you can hard-cast Master of Cruelties, or ramp into him using Generator Servant (which also gives him haste!).

Lightning Greaves not only protects your win-con, but also gives them haste.

Nahiri, the Harbinger is a draw and discard outlet, a control card, and can further the win-con. She's perfect for this deck.

Condemn spicy in this deck because it doesn't matter how much life your opponents gain, your win-con will always bring it back to 1.

Once Master of Cruelties gets your opponent down to 1 life, finish them off with various burn spells like Gut Shot, Lightning Bolt, and Lightning Helix.

Since this deck relies heavily on Master of Cruelties to win, I have Lingering Souls and Young Pyromancer on the sideboard to turn the deck into a makeshift Mardu pyromancer deck, just in case.


Updates Add



98% Competitive

Top Ranked
  • Achieved #40 position overall 5 years ago
Date added 5 years
Last updated 3 years

This deck is not Modern legal.

Rarity (main - side)

5 - 1 Mythic Rares

17 - 2 Rares

22 - 7 Uncommons

7 - 5 Commons

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.08
Tokens Elemental 1/1 R, Spirit 1/1 W
Folders interesting decks, Favorite Modern Decks, .01
Ignored suggestions
Shared with