Deck Of The Day #6 - Bringing Decks From The Graveyard

Deck Of The Day #6 - Bringing Decks From The Graveyard

Dredge! When Modern was created as a format, the first Banned & Restricted List made really sure that no Dredge shenanigans could be possible: Dread Return and Golgari Grave-Troll were banned from the very beginning...

When Modern was created as a format, the first Banned & Restricted List made really sure that no Dredge shenanigans could be possible: Dread Return and Golgari Grave-Troll were banned from the very beginning. A couple years ago Golgari Grave-Troll came out of the list, and nothing happened - the official consensus is that Dread Return was the core card for the engine, and without it no Dredge deck was possible.

Until now. MTGO User RandomDrooler (also known as Stephen Mann) defied the stablishment and went 5-0 through the MTGO league with this beauty:

4 Golgari Grave-Troll
4 Insolent Neonate
4 Narcomoeba
4 Prized Amalgam
4 Stinkweed Imp
4 Vengevine
3 Gravecrawler
1 Golgari Thug
4 Burning Inquiry
4 Faithless Looting
4 Goblin Lore
2 Darkblast
4 Blackcleave Cliffs
4 Blood Crypt
4 Bloodstained Mire
4 Sulfurous Springs
1 Swamp
1 Verdant Catacombs

Sideboard
3 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Shatterstorm
4 Leyline of Sanctity
4 Leyline of the Void

We have seen some attempts of Dredge lists in the past, built upon the power of Dredgevine and Faithless Looting. However, this version wants to turbo-charge the graveyard with its 12 red drawers: Burning Inquiry, Goblin Lore & Faithless Looting. We don't really care about the randomness of those cards as long as we have as many cards as possible in the graveyard - the dredgers ensure that our library will go to our graveyard in 2-3 turns.

The funny part comes with Narcomoeba (reminiscent of the old Dredge) - when Narcomoeba goes to the graveyard from the library it triggers the new incorporation from Shadows over Innistrad: Prized Amalgam. Then, the following turn we can play those Gravecrawlers, which trigger the Vengevines, making it possible to finish our opponent in one single attack.

If this is not possible, we can also trigger the Vengevines just by playing the creatures from our hand, mainly those Gravecrawlers and Insolent Neonates (pay attention to this new Hapless Researcher, because it plays much better than it looks). 

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