All Posts By Frank Lepore

Modern Monday – Azusa Amulet

It feels like I’ve been running out of decks to write about for Modern Monday recently, but I have high hopes that some of the sweet tools from Kaladesh will slowly rear their heads in the format. Until then I’ve chosen to revisit an old staple of the Modern format that has lost a part…

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Modern Monday – U/R Turns

For those of you who have followed Modern Monday for the past two or so years it’s been a thing, you might be familiar with the Takin’ Turns deck I piloted that was hugely popular. Well this week we’re looking at a deck that is incredibly similar, with some very noticeable differences. The deck in…

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Modern Monday – Mono-Blue Delver

Apologies for the delay with Modern Monday this week. I was in Florida this past weekend visiting friends and family and I ended up getting a little sick. Instead of regaling all of you with my coughing and sniffling in the videos, I decided to postpone things to minimize the suffering you would have to…

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Modern Monday – Eldrazi Tron

It’s no secret that Tron is perhaps my arch nemesis in terms of Modern decks. I regularly bemoan my luck when my opponent manages to land a turn three into a turn four . Or perhaps I’m bemoaning their luck. Either way, there’s a lot of bemoaning going on, because that’s a pretty ridiculous one-two…

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Modern Monday – 8 Rack

Apologies for the delay of Modern Monday this week! I was in Portland attending a wedding with my good friend Justin Vickers. We might as well start calling Modern Monday something like “Modern Random Day of the Week” if this keeps up, but I’m not sure you guys actually mind the delay. Either way, this…

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Modern Monday – Five-Color Creatures

If I recall correctly, it’s been about two years since I last played a deck that was mostly “all creatures.” In fact, I think the last version of the deck I played was in fact all creatures aside from the lands. This version, piloted by Stelle101 to a 5-0 finish, is a little different. The…

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Modern Monday – Nahiri Mardu

Welcome back for another Modern Monday…on, uh, Wednesday! Apologies for this week’s delay, but we were off at PAX West working with Bethesda and Elder Scrolls: Legends (which you should definitely check out and play). As you may or may not know, one thing I consistently search for in Modern is a decent Mardu deck….

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Modern Monday – U/B Control

Modern is definitely not a format that’s known for its control decks. In fact one of the weaknesses of the format is that it has actually been historically difficult for a control deck to exist, due to having so many unique and powerful strategies occupying the same space; control decks typically thrive when they’re able…

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Modern Monday – Flayer Jund

Last Saturday the Magic Online Championship Series took place on…well, Magic Online. This is usually an extremely competitive event, as it qualifies the winner for a bunch of cool things, including the Pro Tour and a trip to Seattle to compete with the other MOCS winners. This most recent event was Modern and was won…

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Modern Monday – Four-Color Humans

There are two cards in Modern that seem to be the cornerstones of green creature-based decks in the format. Those cards are and . Unfortunately both of those cards are about $50 currently, but if you’re looking to play a deck like Bant Eldrazi, last week’s Spirits list, or this week’s Humans list, you’re going…

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