U/B Faeries by qbturtle15 on MtGO
Remember when Bitterblossom got unbanned in Modern and everyone was sure that Faeries was going to dominate in the format like it did in Standard? Yeah I remember that. Good times. As it turned out, the unbanning of Bitterblossom didn’t push Faeries from its relative obscurity in the format. Since, the blue-based tribal deck has been seen popping up here and there with few notable results to its name. However, the cards themselves certainly have the individual power level to get the job done. This U/B Faeries list, with the inclusion of Aether Revolt’s premier removal spell Fatal Push, could be very well-positioned in this format.
Unlike most of the Faeries list that people were testing when Bitterblossom was unbanned, this list only has 3 different creatures in the mainboard: Vendilion Clique hits hard in the air and keeps the opponent’s hand in check, Spellstutter Sprite is a good answer to the format’s cheap cards, and quickly starts to feel like Counterspell on a 1/1 body when Bitterblossom is active. Mistbind Clique keeps the deck’s aggro-control gameplan moving, as it can act as a Time Walk on a 4/4 body at its best.
Ancestral Vision is critical to the core engine of this deck. Because it’s constantly trading 1-for-1, it needs to refill its hand once its depleted, and Vision lets you do that with minimal investment early in the game. 25 lands may seem like a lot for this sort of deck on its surface, but the inclusion of 3 copies of Creeping Tar Pit and 4 copies of Mutavault mean that any excess mana can always be pumped into turning on any creature lands in play.
The sideboard of this deck has a few more counter spells and removal spells, as well as some cards to target generally bad matchups. Fulminator Mage is an excellent option against Tron, Sun Droplet lets the deck keep Burn at bay, and Surgical Extraction lets the deck interact with Dredge, which will certainly be on an upswing after its impressive showing at Grand Prix Brisbane last weekend. I’m always of the opinion that 1-of non-specialized removal spells in sideboards don’t have the type of impact that you want sideboard cards to have, so I’ll be switching some of the numbers around.
Here are the changes I would make going forward:
+1 Sun Droplet
This is day 56 of Spellsnare.com’s 2017 Deck of the Day column, where each day we’ll feature a different Standard, Modern, or Legacy deck that caught our eye. You can read day 55 here, where we featured an innovative Affinity deck featuring Winding Constrictor.
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