Sideboard Guide: Boarding Bogles (9/19)

Today we come to the end of our deep dive on Modern Bogles. In the past few days we have gone into great detail on building an optimal list as well as effective mulligans and standard lines of play. Finally, in today’s article I will present my current build and sideboard strategies for more than twenty-five matchups. Below I will list out the Top 8 but a printer-friendly full-length PDF is available here.

Land (20)
1x Dryad Arbor
4x Horizon Canopy
4x Razorverge Thicket
1x Snow-Covered Forest
1x Snow-Covered Plains
3x Temple Garden
4x Windswept Heath
2x Wooded Foothills
Creature (12)
4x Gladecover Scout
4x Kor Spiritdancer
4x Slippery Bogle
Spells (28)
4x Daybreak Coronet
4x Ethereal Armor
2x Gryff’s Boon
2x Hyena Umbra
4x Leyline of Sanctity
2x Path to Exile
4x Rancor
4x Spider Umbra
2x Spirit Mantle
Sideboard (15)
2x Collector Ouphe
2x Damping Sphere
2x Force of Vigor
2x Gaddock Teeg
2x Path to Exile
1x Spirit Link
2x Suppression Field
2x Tocatli Honor Guard
75 Cards Total

The Build
There is not a ton I can say about the mainboard that was not explained in detail in the previous articles. At the moment I have Leyline of Sanctity as a full set in the main because of the recent proliferation of Burn and Jund. This is not a strategy that rewards wild innovation so there are no huge surprises. The only truly unusual choice in my build is the total lack of Rest in Peace. In Modern in general, I would say that graveyard hate is underrated and the lack of respect greatly benefits Dredge right now. Rest in Peace is also good against Jund now because it nerfs W6 while neutering Goyf. So why am I not running it? We slap those decks quite hard either way and it is surprisingly narrow outside of those decks. I knew I was concerned about Whirza so I was going to run either Suppression Field or Tocatli Honor Guard. Each card was effective in the matchup while having some applications elsewhere. Passing on either one would shift my odds in quite a few matchups. Then a fellow in the Modern Bogles group, recommending cutting RiP and it clicked. Now I could fit both Field and Honor Guard without losing significant points in other matchups. Better yet, in a few weeks we will have access to Hushbringer! Other than that small change it is the standard bread and butter.

Top 8 Matchups

-1 Path to Exile
+1 Spirit Link

Grixis Shadow
-2 Path to Exile
+2 Path to Exile

Hardened Scales
-2 Hyena Umbra, -4 Leyline of Sanctity
+2 Collector Ouphe, +2 Force of Vigor, +2 Suppression Field

-1 Hyena Umbra, -4 Leyline of Sanctity
+2 Path to Exile, +1 Spirit Link, +2 Tocatli Honor Guard

-2 Path to Exile
+2 Suppression Field

Stoneblade Variants
-4 Leyline of Sanctity
+2 Path to Exile, +2 Tocatli Honor Guard

-4 Leyline of Sanctity, -2 Path to Exile, -2 Spirit Mantle
+2 Collector Ouphe, +2 Force of Vigor, +2 Gaddock Teeg, +2 Suppression Field

-4 Leyline of Sanctity, -2 Path to Exile, -4 Gladecover Scout
+2 Collector Ouphe, +2 Force of Vigor, +2 Gaddock Teeg, +2 Suppression Field, +2 Tocatli Honor Guard

I do appreciate you going on this slippery journey with me. Whether you are looking to play or beat Bogles, I hope that this has helped you. If not, rejoice as we are putting the topic back on the shelf and moving on. Do you think Bogles has a shot in post-Eldraine Modern? I will definitely be making room for Hushbringer but I am not interested in Deafening Silence. Please come and share your updated lists with us in our discussion group. Or if you would like to take a swing at writing content for the site you can contact us directly here. We will be back tomorrow with another article for you to enjoy. Until then my friends.

2 thoughts on “Sideboard Guide: Boarding Bogles (9/19)

    1. Hi Mario. Totally intentional. Nothing is worth bringing in but you at least want the opponent to think you are sideboarding something in.


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