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Deck Of The Day #13 - Leveling Up The Metagame

Deck Of The Day #13 - Leveling Up The Metagame

Upgrading 4C Rites. So it is time to level up the metagame, don't you think? MODO user Sokos13 took the memo and did exactly that...

Hello everyone! After back-to-back Modern GPs, it is time to return to Standard. We have enjoyed Shadows over Innistrad for nearly two months now, and everything seems to be settled by now. So it is time to level up the metagame, don't you think? MODO user Sokos13 took the memo and did exactly that.

4 Duskwatch Recruiter
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Eldrazi Skyspawner
4 Loam Dryad
4 Reflector Mage
2 Dragonlord Atarka
2 Sylvan Advocate
4 Collected Company
4 Cryptolyth Rite
4 Battlefield Forge
4 Forest
4 Llanowar Wastes
4 Yavimaya Coast
3 Evolving Wilds
2 Lumbering Falls
1 Island
1 Plains
1 Prairie Stream
Sideboard
2 Sylvan Advocate
3 Matter Reshaper
4 Reality Smasher
3 Dromoka's Command
2 Negate
1 Ojutai's Command

We all know that Brood Monitor was easily the worst part of the 4C Rites deck. It only worked when we already had Eldrazi Displacer online AND Zulaport Cutthroat / Catacomb Sifter in the battlefield. But, to be honest, when Eldrazi Displacer was online it was already very hard to lose - it is not really needed to combo out; just getting value advantage from Eldrazi Displacer and Duskwatch Recruiter was enough most of the times. So why not shave completely the black from this deck?

By doing that we get access to a much leaner mana base. The core is the same, just more solid. Eldrazi Skyspawner is in the same league as Catacomb Sifter, and there is something to be said about flying in this format. However, we lose the capability of finishing those stalled games where no one is really able to attack. How can we solve that issue?

Enter Dragonlord Atarka. Yes, it is also an additional color, but the commitment to red is much lighter than black in previous version. Moreover, linking Atarka with Eldrazi Displacer is my definition for Magical Christmas Land. And while Brood Monitor was nothing more than a glorified draft card, Dragonlord Atarka is orders of magnitude a better card, and will readily solve those stalled boardgames. With fire. Fire solves everything. Even more fire :)

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