This data set contains nearly 1,500 decklists and I am especially excited to see the effect of Throne of Eldraine on the format. 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.
As many of you have noticed, we have been on a bit of a hiatus. I appreciate the messages of concern but do not worry, I am fine. Good Grief Games is not dead and neither am I. Today I will give you a brief overview of what is going on and where we go from here.
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.
Bant Spirits was once on top of the format but now sits at Tier 3. Today we are trying to bring it back with a direct injection of combo fuel. War of the Spark brought a Spirit tribal combo that sidesteps removal and allows us to wipe out all lands as early as Turn 3. That's right folks you can pull out Armageddon in Modern and we are here to show you the way.
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.
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.
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.
Well this sucks. I am not going to sugarcoat it and I am not going to drag it out. This is the most warped and polarized event that we have ever reported on. Urza decks, most of them featuring Oko, obliterated the competition at the SCG Open. Let's look over the least interesting results of all time.
As fun as new formats are, my heart will always be with Modern and this was a huge weekend for it. Across the United States thousands of players battled it out at SCG Regionals. Today we will be breaking down the amalgamated Top 8 decklists from all of them.
This is not another flash-in-the pan format. It will be supported as a Grand Prix main event throughout 2020 and now is the time to figure it out. So let us start from the ground up with the manabases of Pioneer.