Deck Of The Day #18 - Living End Feat. Nahiri Again

Deck Of The Day #18 - Living End Feat. Nahiri Again

Nahiri everywhere! We have already seen Nahiri Jeskai, Nahiri Jund is there any other archetype to be cannibalized?

We all know by now that Nahiri is making splashes in Modern. We have already seen Nahiri Jeskai, Nahiri Jund... is there any other archetype to be cannibalized? So it seems! Satoshi Motokawa ran the tables at Japan with this version of Living End including... you got it: Nahiri!

1 Blackcleave Cliffs
1 Blood Crypt
2 Bloodstained Mire
1 Copperline Gorge
1 Forest
1 Godless Shrine
1 Mountain
1 Overgrown Tomb
1 Plains
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Stomping Ground
1 Swamp
1 Temple Garden
1 Verdant Catacombs
3 Wooded Foothills
4 Deadshot Minotaur
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
4 Fulminator Mage
1 Igneous Pouncer
4 Monstrous Carabid
1 Pale Recluse
2 Shriekmaw
3 Siege Rhino
3 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Street Wraith
3 Beast Within
4 Violent Outburst
3 Demonic Dread
3 Living End
2 Nahiri, the Harbinger
Sideboard
3 Brindle Boar
3 Ingot Chewer
1 Shriekmaw
2 Ricochet Trap
2 Slaughter Games
4 Leyline of the Void

How far can Nahiri go? To be honest, I don't know. We have here an hybrid of a Living End deck with a touch of Abzan (consider those Siege Rhinos) and the Nahiri + Emrakul combo. There have already been some Living End hybrids in the past (I remember one who was also playing Deceiver Exarch and the Splinter Twin combo)

When you think about it, it is not that far-fetched. To begin with, both the Siege Rhinos and the Nahiris cost more than three mana, so they don't mess with the cascades. Nahiri's discard ability allows to cycle cards, which is good for putting cycle-less creatures into the graveyard (Fulminator Mage, Siege Rhino or Simian Spirit Guide) and to cycle away those Living End that we want to cascade into. The mana is a bit worse here, since we also need white, but it is only needed for 5 4-drops, so it is not that big of a deal.

The best part of this new version is that Nahiri allows us to Exile permanents that we would be cold to otherwise, such as Rest in Peace, Scavenging Ooze and the like. I love this kind of versatile cards that allow us to play defence while having synergy with our plans.

Why not trying this cool spin of an old archetype?

 

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