Welcome to another Modern Monday!

Apologies for the delay today, but seeing as you could find me at Grand Prix DC this past weekend and our flight home was this morning, I was a little exhausted this afternoon after having woken up at 2 am PST to catch a flight. Needless to say we’d be dead without a nap in between.

Nevertheless, the show must go on! We’re going to be live streaming some matches here in a second, but as per our new format, if you happen to miss those, they’ll be posted here tomorrow to watch in their full glory!

The deck we’re taking a look at today was played to a 5-0 finish on Magic Online in a Modern League by Meanmrmustard. Take a look…

3 Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
3 Obzedat, Ghost Council
4 Restoration Angel

4 Faithless Looting
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
4 Liliana of the Veil
3 Lingering Souls
2 Painful Truths
4 Goryo’s Vengeance
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Path to Exile

4 Arid Mesa
4 Blackcleave Cliffs
1 Blood Crypt
3 Clifftop Retreat
2 Godless Shrine
4 Marsh Flats
1 Mountain
1 Plains
1 Sacred Foundry
2 Swamp

1 Lingering Souls
2 Anger of the Gods
1 Crumble to Dust
2 Duress
2 Fulminator Mage
1 Grim Lavamancer
3 Lone Missionary
2 Stony Silence
1 Wear // Tear

There are a lot of Modern decks going around that include Goryo’s Vengeance and some broken combo, such as reanimating Griselbrand and casting things like Nourishing Shoal. This deck is a little different however. We don’t have any Griselbrands, but we do have three Obzedat, Ghost Councils that, when reanimated, will exile themselves and come back at the beginning of the next turn. These can also be protected with Restoration Angel once we untap. But that’s not all! Restoration Angel also happen to be a key combo piece if we choose to reanimate a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, allowing us to win on the spot.

This deck looks pretty sweet and I’m eager to give it the old college try. Like I said, the matches themselves will be livestreamed at the page below, and if you miss them, make sure to check back tomorrow to watch them at your convenience!

Thanks for reading and enjoy the show!

Frank Lepore
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