If you missed last week’s article, I would suggest reading it first as is it leads into this article. Part 1 is here.
Disciple of Bolas, welcome back!
We continue our journey trying to breakthrough a new deck in Modern.
Build 2 – Hedron Crab
4 Splendid Reclamation
4 Edge of Autumn
2 Snapcaster Mage
2 Gifts Ungiven
1 Life from the Loam
2 Traverse the Ulvenwald
4 Satyr Wayfinder
2 Trade Routes
4 Thought Scour
4 Hedron Crab
1 Amulet of Vigor
This version performed better in testing despite having a creature as the finisher. Graveyard hate is a problem against this deck though.
Build 3 – Scapeshift
The last of the 3 builds kills by an old school method, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle.
What is different about this build is that it has the ability to Scapeshift even if you have found too many mountains since you can play Splendid Reclamation immediately afterwords with a single Amulet of Vigor in play.
Obliviously this deck has more card that can hate it out than the mill version but it is certainly easier to finish off an opponent.
I meant to have videos on this article but due to time constraints and technical issues, I have been unable to add any this week.
My plan is to do a synopsis with more videos about whether the deck is worth exploring any more, which I hope to do for next week’s article.