Modern Storm for SCG Louisville

THE LIST

Modern Storm 5-12-18

CHANGES

Again I haven’t changed up the main deck at all as the meta is still pretty stable, but as I mentioned in my last update the meta trending toward is still heading towards one dominated by humans/hollow one. The main deck lightning bolt over an opt will probably be an inevitability soon due to this.

As for the sideboard there has been only one change and that is the inclusion of echoing truth over the third lighting bolt. This is mainly a concession to damping sphere. While a second abrade would probably make more initial sense if this is the case, as it still kills a creature and sphere, here we also need to consider different names for Gifts as well as for matchups where sphere is just one of many hateful non creature permanents we can bounce. A final thing is this also enables us to have a back up gifts sideboard package of repeal, echoing truth, and wipe away for when we see unexpected direct hate post board.

MATCHUPS

Below I have marked the matchups where sphere is currently popping up regularly with a (*).

TITAN SHIFT (*)

In: 1 Wipe Away, 1 Echoing Truth

Out:1 grapeshot, 1 opt

GRIXIS SHADOW

In: 4 Pieces, 2 Bolt, 2 Empty, 1 gigadrowse, 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Abrade

Out: 4 gifts, 1 baral, 2 electromancer, 1 Noxious, 2 remand, 1 PiF

ELDRAZI TRON

In: 1 spree, 1 wipe away, 2 empty, 1 explosives

Out: 1 noxious, 3 opt, 1 grapeshot

COCO DECKS (combo) (*)

In: 1 wipe away, 1 Explosives, 2 Bolt, 1 Abrade, 1 Echo

Out: 3 opt, 2 remand, 1 Grapeshot,

BURN

In: 2 bolt, 2 Empty, 1 abrade, 1 echo

Out: 3 Opt, 2 remand, 1 noxious

Jeskai Control (*)

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Empty the Warrens, 1 wipe away, 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Chandra

Out: 2 gifts, 1 noxious, 2 electromancer, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Pyretic ritual, 1 Baral

Jeskai Tempo

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 2 Empty the Warrens, 1 wipe away, 1 Gigadrowse, 2 Bolt

Out: 3 gifts, 1 noxious, 2 electromancer, 1 PiF, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Pyretic ritual, 1 Baral

Mirror

In: 2 bolt

Out: 1 opt, 1 repeal

Taxes (*)

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 2 Empty, 1 Explosives, 2 bolt, 1 abrade, 1 echo

Out: 4 gifts, 1 noxious, 2 Remand, 1 Grapeshot, 3 Opt

AD NAUSEUM

In: 1 wipe away, 1 empty, 4 pieces,

Out: 4 gifts, 1 noxious, 1 grapeshot

AFFINITY (*)

In: 1 spree, 1 Explosives, 1 abrade, 1 Echo

Out: 2 remand, 2 Opt

ELVES

In: 2 bolt, 1 Explosives, 1 wipe away, 1 echo

Out: 2 remand, 3 opt

JUND

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Empty the Warrens, 2 Lightning Bolt, 1 Chandra

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Noxious Revival, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Remand, 1 Baral, 1 Opt

5C SHADOW

In: 4 Pieces, 2 bolt, 2 empty, 1 explosives, 1 echo, 1 Abrade

Out: 4 gifts, 2 baral, 2 electromancer, 2 remand, 1 noxious

LIVING END

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 wipe away, 1 echoing truth

Out: 3 gifts, 1 noxious, 1 repeal, 1 grapeshot

HUMANS (*)

In: 2 bolt, 1 Explosives, 1 abrade, 1 echo

Out: 3 opt, 2 remand

LANTERN CONTROL (*)

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 spree, 2 Empty, 1 wipe away, 1 abrade, 1 chandra, 1 Explosives, 1 echo

Out: 4 gifts, 1 Grapeshot, 2 remand, 2 Electromancer, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 PiF

TRON

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 echo, 1 wipe away

Out: 2 gifts, 1 noxious, 1 electromancer, 1 opt, 1 grapeshot

DREDGE

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 2 empty

Out: 4 gifts, 1 Repeal, 1 remand

UR Moon

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Empty, 1 gigadrowse, 1 chandra, 1 wipe away

Out: 2 gifts, 1 noxious, 1 unsubstantiate, 2 electromancer, 1 Grapeshot, 1 Baral

UR KIKI

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 empty, 1 gigadrowse, 1 wipe away, 1 abrade

Out: 2 gifts, 1 noxious,1 grapeshot, 2 electromancer, 1 PiF, 1 Repeal

Merfolk

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 2 bolt, 1 explosives, 1 abrade, 1 echo

Out: 2 gifts, 1 noxious, 2 remand, 3 opt, 1 grapeshot

BR Hollow One

In: 4 Pieces, 2 Empty, 2 bolt, 1 abrade

Out: 4 gifts, 1 Noxious, 1 opt, 2 remand, 1 electromancer

UW Control (*)

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Empty, 1 gigadrowse, 1 wipe away, 1 chandra, 1 explosives

Out: 2 gifts, 1 PiF, 1 Noxious, 1 Grapeshot, 1 Electromancer, 1 pyretic ritual, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 opt

8 RACK

IN: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 2 empty, 1 chandra, 1 Explosives

Out: 1 Unsubstantiate, 2 remand, 2 electromancer, 2 Baral, 1 grapeshot

PONZA

IN: 2 Bolt, 1 Wipe Away, 1 abrade, 1 echo

OUT: 1 grapeshot,1 noxious, 3 opt

MARDU PYROMANCER (*)

IN: 2 Lightning Bolt, 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Empty the Warrens, 1 chandra, 1 abrade

OUT: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Past in Flames, 1 Noxious Revival, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Remand, 1 Baral, 1 opt

INFECT

IN: 2 Lightning Bolt, 1 Wipe Away, 1 abrade, 1 echo

OUT: 2 Remand, 3 Opt

BOGLES (*)

IN: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Explosives, 1 echo

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Grapeshot, 1 Noxious Revival, 1 opt

AMULET TITAN

IN: 1 Wipe Away, 2 Lightning Bolt, 1 abrade, 1 echo

OUT: 1 noxious, 1 Grapeshot, 3 Opt

RG ELDRAZI

IN: 2 Bolt, 4 Pieces, 1 Wipe Away, ,1 abrade, 1 echo

OUT: 2 Gifts, 1 PiF, 1 Noxious, 1 Grapeshot, 3 Opt, 1 electromancer

COLORLESS ELDRAZI

IN: 4 Pieces, 1 Explosives, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Spree, 1 abrade

OUT: 2 Gifts, 1 Noxious, 3 opt, 1 PiF, 1 electromancer

GRISHOALBRAND

IN: 1 Wipe Away

OUT: 1 Repeal

TEMUR SHIFT

IN: 1 Wipe Away, 1 Gigadrowse

OUT: 1 Grapeshot, 1 Opt

KCI

IN: 1 Spree, 1 abrade, 1 echo

OUT: 1 Grapeshot, 2 Opt

DOMAIN ZOO

IN: 2 Bolt, 2 Empty, 1 echo

OUT: 3 Opt, 2 Remand

GRIXIS CONTROL

IN: 4 Pieces, 1 Empty, 1 Gigadrowse, 1 Chandra, 1 Wipe Away

OUT: 2 Gifts, 2 Electromancer, 2 Baral, 1 Noxious, 1 Remand

GW VALUE TOWN

IN: 2 Bolt, 1 Wipe away, 1 Explosives, 1 echo

OUT: 3 opt, 1 Grapeshot, 1 Noxious.

UR PRISON (*)

IN: 4 Pieces, 1 Abrade, 1 Chandra, 1 Spree, 1 Wipe away, 2 Empty

OUT: 4 Gifts, 2 electromancer, 1 unsubstantiate, 1 noxious, 1 opt, 1 grapeshot

GR HOLLOW VINE

IN: 4 Pieces, 2 Empty, 1 abrade

OUT: 4 Gifts, 2 remand, 1 repeal

4 thoughts on “Modern Storm for SCG Louisville

  1. Hello Caleb! I’ll apologize in advance for the long post.

    Firstly, what an awesome blog. The amount of detail into this one deck of choice is really brilliant. I also can’t help but to think Modern Storm fits the minimalist part of your life very well. I believe its the most efficient bang for your buck deck in mtg.

    I have a question regarding deck selection and content making. I am one payday away (finally) from beginning my own content, not too unlike this. I’ll be choosing either Modern Valakut or Storm, and detailing everything from producing the content videos, how to edit, learning the deck, creating a sideboard plan, and eventually try to make it to the MOCS with this single deck.

    What made you choose your deck? And if I did lean towards storm, I’d be so worried about essentially “copying” your good work. With Valakut…yeah playing a Primetime is super cool, but will the audience like watching the deck for so long? Should that even be a factor?

    Any thoughts on content creation would be of extreme help. I have reached out to many streamers and pro, but haven’t got but one reply. I am extremely grateful for you time.

    -Matt

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    • Hey thanks a bunch man!
      And your idea of going through all of this detailing of your journey with the MOCS goal in mind. As for the deck though I’d really just choose which ever one you can see yourself still wanting to jam even after 5,000+ matches. The reason I’ve chosen storm is that I’ve just been obsessed with the mechanic since it was oriented and truly enjoy just storming off no matter how many times I do it. For content it’s really about how much you will enjoy it as then the viewers can feel that excitement with you win or lose. I hope this helps.

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  2. Hello Caleb,

    just to say thank you for your time spent in the blog. I am almost new in magic, playing storm and I follow you in youtube and here.

    It would be nice to get the sideboarding conditions for each match up (updated at least monthly). It is just a recommendation.

    Again many thanks

    Alex

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  3. Hi Caleb! I reaaaaaally like your job and i would like to have some advice from you: How is good Storm in the current meta? I’m thinking about picking it up for the Modern PPTQ Season.

    Thanks a lot and keep grinding!

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