Hello everyone! A quick word to begin with: I have moved to France for six months and this has affected my writing and publishing. I have been super busy, but I try to get everything going smoothly so I can continue steady flow of content. Okay, on to the article. I wanted to get back on track with writing. Maybe it would be beneficial to start with a straight forward article with a straight forward deck! Modern G/W Auras also known as Bogles.
Now, Bogles is pretty infamous deck. And when I think of playing Modern, it seems that there is always that one Bogles player who can ruin your night in quick fashion. Bogles is seemingly played less in the current state of Modern but it is still a powerful deck and with a right pilot and some good old Magic luck, it can win and fast. I love playing Bogles. There is nothing better than having a enormous hexproof creature with let’s say: vigilance, first strike, lifelink, trample, reach, protection from creatures and totem armor. M m mm! Now some say Bogles is a deck for players with no skill. Well, I think in Modern decks are more or less different but there are still decisions to be made in every game of Magic. Bogles is fairly easy to pilot, especially for beginners in Modern. Myself, I like Bogles more than Burn, which is quite similar in my mind for beginners.
Facing Bogles can be frustrating. It is really and uninteractive deck to be honest and the games are usually vert direct and fast. It is kind of a glass cannon, one trick pony of a deck, but it like I said, it can be super effective and really difficult to play against. For the basic “line” of play with Bogles is to play a creature on turn one that your opponent can’t interact with. These creatures are Slippery Bogle and Gladecover Scout. Then turn after turn just pile on effective Auras on your hexproof creature: Ethereal Armor, Hyena Umbra, Gryff’s Boon, Rancor, Daybreak Coronet and swing in for the win. There it is, the gameplan stripped to it’s simplest.
Bogles has absolutely awesome matchups against any fair decks. Decks filled with removal are awesome for us and also interactive decks get hurt by our fast strategy. Then again, we are in trouble against even more faster decks than ours. We are a goldfish deck and our objective is to steal games, but against Storm, Burn, Devoted Druid or Affinity, we might be too slow. Daybreak Coronet helps us in race situations but usually racing will not give us the win most of the time against these decks. Then again, it really is always situation dependable.
The sideboard in Bogles decks is more or less turning from all-in swing for the win deck to prison deck. We are running usually Rest in Peace, Stony Silence, Suppression Field and Gaddock Teeg. I have seen Bant Bogles to played but in my mind, G/W is the best and most effective Bogles deck. Here is the list that could have good results in current meta:
4x Hyena Umbra
3x Spider Umbra
2x Gryff’s Boon
4x Path to Exile
4x Windswept Heath
1x Dryad Arbor
2x Gaddock Teeg
There you go! Simple deck with a possibility of good results. This is not a Tier 1 deck by no means but I really like it and hope you might like it too! If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you can contact me via e-mail: email@example.com or in Twitter https://twitter.com/TheBlondMythMTG
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