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