Modern Snapshot: November 2019

With September and October in the books we are pulling the data to prepare you for the coming weeks. This data set contains over 1,500 decklists and I am especially excited because it is 100% post-Looting Modern. We will comb over the expansive data set to establish the leading archetypes as well as the best performing mainboard and sideboard cards in the Modern format.

Brewed Up: Gruuldrazi Reborn

Throne of Eldraine has caused seismic shifts throughout Modern and I see this as an opportunity for some strategies to resurface. RG Eldrazi has often played second fiddle to one Eldrazi build or another but it has improved by leaps and bounds recently. From an extra Ancient Stirrings to a new way to abuse Bloodbraid Elf's cascade, there is a lot to love in this updated build.

Brewed Up: Salty Shadow

I have long been fascinated by the Sultai color combination in Modern and two years ago this led me to begin working on Shadow. I worked on it on and off but it had some issues though and was never quite there. With some help from Throne of Eldraine though, it has finally arrived. Sultai Shadow is ready to stake its claim as a reasonable alternative to the better known Grixis and Jund builds.

Brewed Up: Paradoxical in Pioneer

This is the Pioneer format's only Turn 2 win and perhaps the best deck available. As early as Turn 2 you can draw through your whole deck, generate infinite mana, gain infinite life, and deal infinite damage. Today I will present the convoluted combos, my current 75, and my verdict on its future potential. If you are a Modern Urza player or die-hard KCI fan, this is the deck for you so come and enjoy it before it gets banned.