Deck of the Day #51 - Finally Eldritch Evolution

Deck of the Day #51 - Finally Eldritch Evolution

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When Eldritch Moon spoiler was finally published, one card immediately drew all attention from all Modern enthusiasts: Eldritch Evolution. It is sort of a voltron card between Natural Order and Green Sun's Zenith - however, these 2 cards are banned in Modern, so it should be no surprise that this card is making waves.

4 Birds of Paradise
4 Voice of Resurgence
3 Wall of Omens
2 Eternal Witness
2 Restoration Angel
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
1 Glen Elendra Archmage
1 Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
1 Magus of the Moon
1 Noble Hierarch
1 Obstinate Baloth
1 Pia and Kiran Nalaar
1 Reflector Mage
1 Reveillark
1 Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Spellskite
1 Thragtusk
4 Eldritch Evolution
3 Chord of Calling
3 Path to Exile
4 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills
2 Forest
2 Razorverge Thicket
2 Stomping Ground
1 Breeding Pool
1 Fire-Lit Thicket
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Mountain
1 Overgrown Tomb
1 Plains
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Temple Garden
Sideboard
1 Anafenza, the Foremost
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Eidolon of Rhetoric
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Kataki, War's Wage
1 Keranos, God of Storms
1 Linvala, Keeper of Silence
1 Qasali Pridemage
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Path to Exile
2 Lightning Helix
3 Engineered Explosives

MODO user DoctorPenick achieved a perfect run with this build. As many writers have already said, the best shell for Eldritch Moon is not a combo deck but a value deck with a combo finish included. There are many decks in Modern fitting this description: Abzan Company is one of them, but the restriction imposed by Collected Company makes the creatures not worth being fetched. The other obvious candidate was this one: Kiki Chord

There is something strangely beautiful about playing a deck with so many one-ofs. That sort of build makes it possible to overcome any hurdle as long as you are able to find the correct line of play. You can play as many hate creatures as you want and you will play virtually 5 copies of everyone, making you a great favorite to win the first game against every linear deck.

The worst part of these toolbox decks is drawing the wrong creatures - obviously, Thragtusk is hideous against any kind of combo decks. To solve this, there are other versions with play some copies of Nahiri the Harbinger in order to allow us to cycle those cards.

All in all, an extremely fun deck to play (so many different possibilities) - I strongly recommend to give it a go in the next PrePTQs... or, maybe, in GP Lille? Less than three weeks to go!

 

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