Hearthstone Diary #4: Hunting Out in the Open

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BW Tokens in Modern

BW Tokens with Auriok Champion and Sorin

Modern MTG deck with Auriok Champion and Sorin, Solemn Visitor


BW Tokens in Modern


GP Singapore is about 10 days away and I’m excited! I know I haven’t updated my blog yet because I’ve been busy with work and most of my Hearthstone articles were posted at TempoStorm. June is just crazy. After June is done, I’ll go back to brewing decks–I miss it so!

Modern is a beautiful format, IMO. The card pool is humongous; it is a brewer’s paradise. The catch is, you can’t fit everything in your sideboard because 15 cards would never be enough to answer every archetype out there. I’m enjoying eternal formats so far that I thought about quitting Standard but heyyy Origins is coming. :-/

Anyway, here’s the BW Tokens deck list that I made and used in Modern events here. It’s loosely based on Soul Sisters and it has been quite resilient to Burn (unless you go crazy and cast everything and your opponent plays Anger of the Gods), Delver, UR Twin, etc. I’ve been having fun with it.

The Deck List

BW Tokens (Modern) by SylvanHunter

BW Tokens (Modern) by SylvanHunter

The Game Plan

Auriok Champion FTW

Auriok Champion FTW

The game plan here is set get the champion out, set up your buffing enchantments, drop the tokens, survive AoE–rinse, repeat.

Card Choices

The Auriok Champion is obviously a key card here. Unlike Soul Warden, it doesn’t get Bolted. Sure, you can PTE it but you get the drift.

Secure the Wastes, Raise the Alarm, Lingering Souls, Spectral Procession – you have enough reinforcements in your arsenal should your board get wiped out. After all, it’s a token deck, right?

Elspeth Tirel and/or Sorin, Solemn Visitor? My original deck list had 3 Sorin, Solemn Visitor but I find having Elspeth Tirel on turn 5 quite good, especially when you have a lot of tokens on the board already. Nth life gain, yes? However, if you prefer to keep your casting cost to 4 and below, keeping three Sorins would be for you.

Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize – You need these on Turn 1 to remove threats such as Blood Moon and any other card that would render your Souls useless.

Vault of the Archangel can give your tokens death touch and lifelink. A tiny 1/1 soul with deathtouch could easily pwn a 10/10 titan.

Windbrisk Heights is a tricky card. It’s kinda slow but it lets you cast Sorin and Elspeth for free, provided that at least 3 of your tokens have attacked already on your turn.

The rest of the cards are pretty self-explanatory… :p

Now for the Sideboard…

My Sideboard is generally for Singapore Modern meta. It may vary in your location. Singapore has a lot of Tron, Affinity, Burn, Jund and Abzan. This is why I have Leyline of Sanctity, Relic of Progenitus, Burrenton Forge-Tender and Stony Silence.


If you’re coming to GP Singapore, drop by and say ‘hi’ to me! 😀 I’ll be making more MTG and Hearthstone decks as soon as GP SG is done. Drop a reply if you have questions or comments 🙂




  1. I ran a very similar modern deck for a while. I didn’t run Thoughtseize mainboard. Thoughts on running 6 hand disruption mainboard? I’ve seen a Soul Sisters deck running Bitterblossom that effectively made it B/W tokens. Have you thought about running it since it works so well with Elspeth and Auriok Champion?

    • SylvanHunter says:

      I’ve thought of running Bitterblossom but I don’t have the card. I have to playtest with that to see if it works well with the rest of the cards. The reason why I run Thoughtseize too is to increase the chances of drawing hand disruption as this is very important especially against cards like Blood Moon. 🙂

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