Modern Storm for GP Vegas

THE LIST

Modern Storm 6-4-18

CHANGES

To the maindeck again we have no changes as the meta has continued to be pretty stable. Still not wanting a maindeck lightning bolt as opt is still better in a bigger meta.

As for the sideboard there are 2 main changes from my previous post. First is the return of Pyromancer Ascension over Explosives and Chandra. The main reasoning behind this is that Ascension is the most powerful of the assortment of plans we have for grindy matchups and many midrange decks are running less graveyard hate than usual making Chandra less needed. The Ascensions also have been coming in for some faster matchups, such as Bogles, due to the lack of graveyard hate in other places too. The Explosives wasn’t primarily for gindy matchups but I had been less and less impressed with it in general and primarily against humans and Bogles, where it was meant to shine. The uptick in Gaddock Teeg has effected this as well. Also important to note with Echoing Truth in the board we aren’t taking ourselves off of minimums for Gifts piles either. The other change is the 3rd lighting bolt over the 2nd empty the warrens. I have been less wanting Empty as a game plan vs anything grindy and more as just a backdoor or random subgame and had been boarding only 1 in a lot already. This will impact some faster matches a bit as we like to have the empty plan against hollow one and burn but with hollow one now running explosives/rakdos charm it has been less effective there and with the 3rd bolt now available it can still help us in there against adept and even against burn hitting an eidolon or one drop creature to buy time.

MATCHUPS

The following is the baseline sideboarding for the listed matchups.

TITAN SHIFT

In: 1 Wipe Away, 1 Echoing Truth

Out:1 grapeshot, 1 opt

GRIXIS SHADOW

In: 4 Pieces, 3 Bolt, 1 Empty, 2 Ascension, 1 Echoing Truth

Out: 3 gifts, 1 baral, 2 electromancer, 1 Noxious, 2 remand, 1 PiF, 1 Repeal

ELDRAZI TRON

In: 1 spree, 1 wipe away, 1 empty, 1 Echoing truth

Out: 3 opt, 1 grapeshot

COCO DECKS (combo)

In: 1 wipe away, 3 Bolt, 1 Abrade, 1 Echo

Out: 3 opt, 2 remand, 1 Noxious

BURN

In: 3 bolt, 1 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, 2 Ascension

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

Mirror

In: 3 bolt

Out: 1 opt, 1 repeal, 1 Grapeshot

Taxes

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Empty, 3 bolt, 1 abrade, 1 echo

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

AD NAUSEUM

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

Out: 4 gifts, 1 noxious, 1 grapeshot

AFFINITY

In: 1 spree, 1 wipe, 1 abrade, 1 Echo, 1 Empty

Out: 2 remand, 2 Opt, 1 Noxious

ELVES

In: 3 bolt, 1 wipe away, 1 echo

Out: 2 remand, 3 opt

JUND

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Empty the Warrens, 3 Lightning Bolt, 2 Ascension, 1 Abrade

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

5C SHADOW

In: 4 Pieces, 3 bolt, 1 empty, 1 echo

Out: 3 gifts, 2 electromancer, 2 remand, 1 noxious. 1 PiF

LIVING END

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

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

HUMANS

In: 3 bolt, 1 abrade, 1 echo

Out: 3 opt, 2 remand

LANTERN CONTROL

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

Out: 4 gifts, 1 Grapeshot, 2 remand, 1 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, 1 empty

Out: 4 gifts, 1 remand

UR Moon

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Empty, 1 gigadrowse, 2 Ascension, 1 wipe away

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

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, 3 bolt, 1 Abrade, 2 Ascension

Out: 3 gifts, 1 noxious, 2 remand, 1 Pif, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 electromancer, 1 opt

BR Hollow One

In: 4 Pieces, 1 Empty, 3 bolt, 1 abrade

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

UW Control

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

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, 1 empty, 2 Ascension

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

PONZA

IN: 3 Bolt, 1 abrade, 1 echo

OUT: 1 grapeshot, 1 noxious, 3 opt

MARDU PYROMANCER

IN: 3 Lightning Bolt, 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Empty the Warrens, 2 Ascension, 1 abrade, 1 echo

OUT: 3 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Past in Flames, 1 Noxious Revival, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 2 Remand, 2 Baral, 1 repeal

INFECT

IN: 3 Lightning Bolt, 1 abrade, 1 echo

OUT: 2 Remand, 3 Opt

BOGLES

IN: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Wipe Away, 1 echo, 2 Ascension, 1 abrade

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Grapeshot, 1 Noxious Revival, 2 remand, 1 repeal

AMULET TITAN

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

OUT: 1 noxious, 1 Grapeshot, 3 Opt

RG ELDRAZI

IN: 3 Bolt, 4 Pieces, 1 Wipe Away, ,1 abrade, 1 echo

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

COLORLESS ELDRAZI

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

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, 1 Opt, 1 repeal

DOMAIN ZOO

IN: 3 Bolt, 1 Empty, 1 echo

OUT: 3 Opt, 2 Remand

GRIXIS CONTROL

IN: 4 Pieces, 1 Empty, 1 Gigadrowse, 2 Ascension, 1 Wipe Away

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

GW VALUE TOWN

IN: 3 Bolt, 1 Wipe away, 1 echo

OUT: 3 opt, 1 Grapeshot, 1 remand.

UR PRISON

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

OUT: 4 Gifts, 1 electromancer, 1 unsubstantiate, 1 noxious, 1 grapeshot, 2 remand, 1 PiF

GR HOLLOW VINE

IN: 4 Pieces, 1 Empty, 1 abrade, 1 echo

OUT: 4 Gifts, 2 remand, 1 repeal

4 thoughts on “Modern Storm for GP Vegas

  1. 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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    • Hey! I think that storm is decently positioned still. If you feel pretty comfortable against jeskai and humans with it then you should be in a good spot. Hope this helps.
      Thanks!

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