Today I present almost 5,000 words on my favorite brew of all time; the build, mulligans, sideboarding, etc. Ikoria and the Amonkhet block come together for a fast, fun, competitive, and inexpensive Pioneer deck. The full list can be had for $120 and if you own the Boros manabase it is only $35. Better yet, you will be a few dollars away from having a competent Standard deck as well.
Tron is one of the longest standing strategies in the Modern format. However, it has a reputation for being boring to play with and against. We are going to try and change that. If you already own the deck, this build will cost you next to nothing this. Today we will be taking a look at one of my longtime pet projects: Five-Color Tron.
Fresh off of his Top 4 placement in a Modern Super Qualifier, Kenan Diab returns with a fresh take on an old favorite. He wrote the guide on Mono-Red Phoenix and today he is back to show us how Prowess can succeed even without Bedlam Reveler. Grab your Goyfs, we are going Gruul.
Pioneer is a combo format and you need to be ready to race. I find that recent red decks are still holding back to grind though. The format lacks a true sligh deck that can consistently race combo. Today we are changing that. With no concessions made for budget we have a competitive aggro deck for under $100 and if you own Prowess in Modern you can cut that cost in half.
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.
At this point I keep brewing and testing so many decks that I end up forgetting to share them with you. It seems that I am not the only Once Upon A Time enthusiast so I am back with another build. Mono-Green Stompy is usually only seen as a budget strategy but with some new toys we are looking to take it to the next level.
It was nearly two months ago that SFM saw the light of day in Modern and quickly climbed to the format's top tier. We have been working on this brew since that very day and today we can finally share it. Today I would like to introduce my favorite brew of all time: Humans, Eldrazi, and Kor! Oh My!