Modern Storm post GP Atlanta

LIST

Modern Storm 11:7:18

CHANGES

First I will cover the main deck changes to the list. In my last post the reintroduction of the 7th bear was due to the speeding up of modern, a lot of which is due to the resurgence and format response to Creeping Chill Dredge. Now though the format has continued down the speeding up path so that we need to be prepared to race while also being able to handle the “big mana” decks that prey on dredge. In addition to this we now have to consider more main deck graveyard hate, such as Relic and Ooze. This lead me to also make the changes of cutting a card that I have championed for a while, Noxious Revival. Now Noxious is an amazing card for Gifts piles and enabling “bearless” combo turns but in the current environment we don’t always have easy access to our graveyard game one and don’t have as many of the slower matchups where a gifts plus bearless kill is typical. Also the matchups where our “5 mana gifts lines’ come up most often, such as humans, are on the decline. In its place I have added a second Remand. This is to help with the influx of big mana decks and to help up the frequency of “double” Grapeshot combos in the face of graveyard hate, as we are now down to two.

This leads to the other change in the main deck that is a copy of Empty the Warrens over the third Grapeshot. I have long been an advocate of not running Empty main but now the meta game has shifted to a place where it is usually a good card and it helps in the face of the increased main deck graveyard hate. Plus it gives us a similar “out” to what Repeal did for some main deck hate pieces.

In the sideboard I have taken out the Thing in the Ice in favor of a Dismember and an Ignite Memories. The Dismember is mainly there for Spirits, since their creatures get out of Bolt range and it gets through Selfless Spirit, while also helping in other creature matchups. The Ignite Memories is a hedge against Surgical Extraction being everywhere. It comes in mainly against blue control, dredge, spirits, tron. Ignite has been ok and while it is very fun to cast I will be testing other options in this slot going forward. The first place I would start is with trying a Gigadrowse over it.

MATCHUPS

Humans

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 2 Abrade 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Dismember

Out: 4 Sleight of Hand, 2 Remand, 1 Empty the Warrens

Burn

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 2 Empty the Warrens, 1 Echoing Truth

Out: 3 Sleight of Hand, 2 Remand, 1 Gifts Ungiven

Hollow One

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 3 Lighting Bolt, 2 Empty the Warrens, 1 Echoing Truth

Out: 3 Gifts Ungiven, 2 Remand, 3 Sleight of Hand, 1 Past in Flames, 1 Goblin Electromancer

Infect

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 2 Abrade, 1 Dismember, 1 Wipe Away

Out: 4 Sleight of Hand, 2 Remand, 1 Empty the Warrens

Bridgevine

In:  4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 2 Empty the Warrens, 1 Echoing Truth

Out: 3 gifts Ungiven, 2 Remand, 1 Past in Flames, 1 Sleight of Hand

Titan Shift

In: 1 Wipe Away, 1 Echoing Truth,1 Abrade

Out: 1 Empty the Warrens, 2 Sleight of Hand

Affinity

In: 2 Abrade, 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Dismember

Out: 3 Sleight of Hand, 2 Remand

KCI

In: 2 Abrade

Out: 1 Empty the Warrens, 1 Sleight of Hand

Dredge

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 2 Empty the Warrens, 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Ignite Memories

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Past in Flames, 1 Remand, 2 Sleight of Hand

Storm

In: 2 Lighting Bolt, 1 Dismember

Out: 1 Empty the Warrens, 2 Sleight of Hand

Living End

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Ignite Memories

Out: 3 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Past in Flames, 1 Empty the Warrens, 1 Sleight of Hand

BOGLES

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 2 Abrade, 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Wipe Away

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 2 Remand, 1 Sleight of Hand, 1 Past in Flames

Tron

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Ignite Memories, 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Wipe Away

Out: 3 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Empty the Warrens, 1 Past in Flames, 2 Sleight of Hand

Ponza

In: 3 Lightning Bolt, 2 Abrade, 1 Echoing Truth

Out: 3 Sleight of Hand, 1 Empty the Warrens, 2 Remand

UR Wizards

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle,  3 Lighting Bolt, 2 Empty the Warrens,

Out: 4 Gifts Ungiven, 2 Remand, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Past in Flames

Bant Spirits

In: 1 Dismember, 1 Wipe Away, 2 Abrade, 1 Echoing Truth, 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 1 Ignite Memories

Out: 3 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Past in Flames, 2 Remand, 3 Sleight of Hand, 1 Empty the Warrens

Jund

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 3 Lighting Bolt, 2 Empty the Warrens, 2 Abrade

Out: 2 Gifts Ungiven, 3 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Remand, 4 Baral, Chief of Compliance, 1 Past in Flames

Mardu

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 3 Lighting Bolt, 2 Empty the Warrens, 2 Abrade

Out: 3 Gifts ungiven, 4 Baral, Chief of Compliance, 3 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Past in Flames

Grixis Death’s Shadow

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 3 Lighting Bolt, 2 Empty the Warrens, 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Dismember

Out:  4 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Baral,Chief of Compliance, 3 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Past in Flames, 2 Remand

UW Control

In:  4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 2 Empty the Warrens, 1 Ignite Memories, 1 Wipe Away

Out: 3 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Past in Flames, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Pyretic Ritual

Jeskai Control

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 2 Empty the Warrens, 1 Ignite Memories, 1 Wipe Away

Out: 3 Gifts Ungiven, 3 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Baral,Chief of Compliance, 1 Past in Flames

HARDENED SCALES AFFINITY

In: 1 Wipe Away, 2 Abrade, 1 Echoing Truth, 2 Lightning Bolt, 1 Dismember

Out: 1 Sleight of Hand, 2 Remand, 1 Empty the Warrens, 2 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Past in Flames

Amulet Titan

In: 1 Wipe Away, 2 Lightning Bolt, 2 Abrade

Out: 4 Sleight of Hand, 1 Empty the Warrens

Blue Moon

In: 4 Pieces of the Puzzle, 2 Empty the Warrens, 1 Wipe Away, 1 Echoing Truth, 1 Ignite Memories

Out: 3 Gifts Ungiven, 1 Past in Flames, 3 Goblin Electromancer, 1 Unsubstantiate, 1 Baral, Chief of Compliance

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