Welcome to another Modern Monday!

As you know, with our new format we’ll be streaming this week’s matches live on my Twitch channel at around 2 pm PST (so be sure to follow or subscribe to know when we go live).

If you happen to miss those or otherwise aren’t available for that, worry not! They’ll be posted here tomorrow morning to watch in their full glory along with a write up of the deck!

Today we’ll be playing an Esper Aristocrats deck that was piloted to a 5-0 finish on Magic Online in a Modern League by QmunkE. Take a look…

4 Blood Artist
3 Bloodghast
1 Bloodthrone Vampire
1 Drowned Rusalka
4 Hedron Crab
2 Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
4 Magus of the Bazaar
4 Sidisi’s Faithful
3 Viscera Seer
2 Zulaport Cutthroat

4 Bridge from Below
3 Ideas Unbound
4 Rally the Ancestors

4 Flooded Strand
1 Godless Shrine
3 Hallowed Fountain
2 Island
3 Marsh Flats
1 Oboro, Palace in the Clouds
1 Plains
4 Polluted Delta
1 Swamp
1 Watery Grave

2 Darkblast
2 Faerie Macabre
1 Felidar Cub
3 Lone Missionary
1 Ronom Unicorn
2 Spellskite
4 Tidehollow Sculler

This deck is very much an Aristocrats deck, in the sense that it has a lot of creatures that provide value both when they enter the battlefield and also when they die, but it’s also very much a Dredge deck as well. We’re often discarding more cards than we’re drawing, so we have to have a good reason to do so. Luckily Bridge from Below and Rally the Ancestors are both pretty good reasons to try and fill our graveyard.

Like I said, the matches themselves will be livestreamed on my Twitch channel or in the window 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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