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Type: Built Deck
Variant Tag: conConstructed
Format: Vintage
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Main Deck - 60 cards, 22 distinct
Name  Edition Price Type Cost
Rarity Color
Creature (19)
4 Death's Shadow
$19.24 Creature - Avatar
4 Monastery Swiftspear
$1.26 Creature - Human Monk
2 Steppe Lynx
$0.18 Creature - Cat
4 Street Wraith
$3.28 Creature - Wraith
1 Tarmogoyf
$79.85 Creature - Lhurgoyf
4 Wild Nacatl
$0.84 Creature - Cat Warrior
Instant (13)
3 Become Immense
$0.25 Instant
2 Lightning Bolt
$3.24 Instant
4 Mutagenic Growth
$1.84 Instant
4 Temur Battle Rage
$0.38 Instant
Sorcery (7)
4 Gitaxian Probe
$1.92 Sorcery
3 Thoughtseize
$15.70 Sorcery
Artifact (4)
4 Mishra's Bauble
$7.63 Artifact
Land (17)
1 Blood Crypt
$9.22 Land - Swamp Mountain
4 Bloodstained Mire
$36.19 Land
1 Godless Shrine
$9.21 Land - Plains Swamp
1 Overgrown Tomb
$6.36 Land - Swamp Forest
1 Sacred Foundry
$7.52 Land - Mountain Plains
1 Stomping Ground
$9.73 Land - Mountain Forest
3 Verdant Catacombs
$75.87 Land
4 Windswept Heath
$16.97 Land
1 Wooded Foothills
$32.02 Land
Sideboard - 15 cards, 9 distinct
Name  Edition Price Type Cost
Rarity Color
Creature (5)
2 Hooting Mandrills
$0.17 Creature - Ape
3 Tarmogoyf
$79.85 Creature - Lhurgoyf
Instant (5)
1 Ancient Grudge
$0.30 Instant
2 Apostle's Blessing
$0.37 Instant
2 Path to Exile
$10.42 Instant
Sorcery (2)
1 Inquisition of Kozilek
$5.68 Sorcery
1 Pyroclasm
$0.26 Sorcery
Enchantment (2)
2 Stony Silence
$8.45 Enchantment
Land (1)
1 Forest
$0.44 Basic Land - Forest

No combos. No frills. This deck is distilled, pure aggression. This deck plays eleven of the best one-drops in Modern and the full suite of Mutagenic Growths and Gitaxian Probes. This combination of cards lets you do a number of things that are critical for the success of a strange brew like this one. Firstly, you get to apply an enormous amount of pressure very early in the game while Mutagenic Growth gives you a way to fight Lightning Bolt or force your way over Tarmogoyfs. You also get to very easily put your life total in the single digits within the first three turns to turn on Death's Shadow.

The key to this deck is that your spells are all cheap; your curve potentially tops out at two with Temur Battle Rage! This means that you can deploy all your threats more quickly than most opponents can answer them. While your opponent's are durdling around with Serum Visions, you get a similar effect out of Mishra's Bauble plus shuffle effects to find additional threats or combo pieces. That's right. This deck has a combo kill in addition to its natural ability to present a quick clock. It's relatively easy for this deck to assemble the combination of Become Immense and Temur Battle Rage, potentially with Gitaxian Probe to check if the way is clear.

There are plenty of hyper-aggressive, linear decks in Modern. This one is unique in that all of its spells are so cheap and it gets to play Death's Shadow as an enormous board-stalling presence when games start slipping away. The strength of this deck is that it has the ability to assemble a game-winning combination, but is also more than capable of just presenting a quick clock. This forces your opponents to use their removal proactively, potentially opening themselves up to a combo kill.
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  • Gergely Levente ()

    Is this deck Fabrizio Anterri's list ?

    • Herman Janssen ()

      No idea :p I'm not gonna remember who plays what when :)
      Saw the deck today on the GP Copenhagen stream and updated my list's SB and added a cool text i've found.

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