Hello and Welcome! This week on Dave’s Deranged Decks we will be diving back into modern. My friend Anthony suggested I give this list a try. It’s a Mardu deck with an aggressive amount of speed and burn combined with some powerful spells for some late game inevitability. The deck seemed like it was absolutely something I would enjoy so I happily jumped right in. Let’s check out the list and see how we did in the matches.
4 Lingering Souls
1 Forked Bolt
4 Faithless Looting
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Blood Moon
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
3 Kolaghan’s Command
2 Lightning Helix
2 Collective Brutality
So I loved playing this deck. If you didn’t stick around for round three definitely give that a watch as it really showcased what the deck wants to be doing. We unfortunately ended up stumbling a bit in the first two rounds but I ended up finishing out strong with a 3-2 finish in the league. If you missed the last two matches live on stream don’t worry as they will be on youtube shortly!
As for the deck itself there are certainly some changes I would make before jumping back into another league. The only change I made to the original list was the addition of two surgical extractions over two leyline of the voids. I believe the surgicals synergize much better with the deck and despite the fact that leyline was an MVP for us in round three I think I am still happy with that change. We can even take a few extra steps to make the surgical plan even better. I was really unhappy with Blood Moon in this deck. The mana base seems too greedy for it especially with no plains but we still want to be able to fight the big mana decks like Tron. I would suggest some sideboard Fulminator Mages over those Blood Moons. Fulminator is amazing the Kologhans Command and makes hitting Tron pieces possible with Surgical. The other change I am looking to make is adding two more Monastery Swiftspear. While this card is not the best top deck in the late game it’s so powerful in the opening hand of this deck that I feel not having the other two is just missing out.
Here is how I think I would be the deck:
To me this version looks a like cleaner and lot more focused on what the deck is trying to do. Again, a big thank you to Anthony for sending me the list and I hope some of these changes will be helpful with crushing future events!
As always, If you want to see more of the deck come hang out on stream with me at twitch.tv/dcmdame and mention this article and I will gladly showcase it for you! Any comments or suggestions drop them here or on Twitch and I will happily get back to you. Thank you for checking out my videos! Remember it’s you, the fans, which make it all worth it!