Dark Design

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Modern Walls

So this one is long overdue and it’s our first proper modern deck…
The theory is simple, keep them out, and keep them blind until it’s time for the grand finale…
The Wrath of Karn because it ends with a genesis wave….
You will need.

4 –Axebane Guardian

4 – Gate Creeper Vine

4 Over Grown Battlement

4 wall of roots

2 Wall of Tanglecord

2 Mnenomic Wall

4 Mindslaver

4 genesis wave 

1 Emrakul the Eons Torn

1 Ulamog the Infinite Gyre

1 Blightsteel Colossus

2 Karn Libertaed

4 leyline of sanctity

1 elixir of Immortailty

The lands I will leave to you but clearly it needs green and white with a blue splash… and you need at least two Eye of Ugin

So what does it do? Well as you have probably worked out it’s a ramp deck… and the plan is to generate a lot of mana early so you can create ever increasing Genesis waves, ideally for 7, but 6 if you are struggling. What you are looking for is a mindslaver and enough untapped lands to trigger it right away and if possible a Karn… If you do manage to do this then next turn you are probably going to have enough mana to genesis wave into either one of the massive eldrazi fatties or perhaps even enough to tutor and play one. Your win cons are obviously the big dudes and the Karn, but you can also generate an achievable mind slaver lock and use their own decks against them too… This deck can generate an insane amount of mana very quickly a turn 3 or 4 wave for 7 should be easy to achieve and you’ll have those great big walls for defence from the aggro decks.  

The Leylines are essential to this deck and indeed many modern decks they are there to prevent snatches like Inquisition of kozilek and duress which could be crippling to this deck and for the sideboard look for rootborn defences against wrath decks and manor gargoyles for a sneaky aggro twist, oh and wall of reverence for some quick life gain against burn.  You might need defence against the new super o ring…