4-Color Copycat Chord by kamina0907 on MtGO

Creatures (25)
4 Birds of Paradise
2 Blade Splicer
2 Essence Warden
2 Eternal Witness
3 Felidar Guardian
1 Huntmaster of the Fells
1 Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
1 Noble Hierarch
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Reflector Mage
1 Restoration Angel
1 Reveillark
1 Sun Titan
2 Voice of Resurgence
2 Wall of Omens

Non-Creature Spells (16)
4 Saheeli Rai
2 Eldritch Evolution
3 Chord of Calling
3 Path to Exile
4 Oath of Nissa

Lands (19)
1 Breeding Pool
2 Forest
1 Gavony Township
2 Grove of the Burnwillows
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Plains
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Stomping Ground
1 Temple Garden
4 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills

Sideboard (15)
1 Eidolon of Rhetoric
1 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
2 Fulminator Mage
1 Glen Elendra Archmage
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Keranos, God of Storms
1 Kor Firewalker
1 Linvala, Keeper of Silence
2 Rest in Peace
1 Scavenging Ooze
2 Stony Silence
1 Thragtusk

Summary

Missing everyone’s favorite (or least favorite) 2 card Standard combo after its emergency banning a few weeks ago? Well, we have you covered here, as Copycat has found its way into Modern. 2 card combos are hard to pass up in any context, but one that features an unexciting 4 mana creature and a planeswalker would logically be a little too finicky for Modern. However, small adjustments to Kiki-Chord has allowed the combo to become the centerpiece of the deck.

Just like in Standard, Oath of Nissa is the most consistent draw spell to find either half of the Copycat combo. Its inclusion makes the deck a little slower and forces it to be more focused on the combo. Eldritch Evolution and Chord of Calling can’t find Saheeli Rai, so their applications lie in the other combo in the deck, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel, as well as the value game plan that this deck can easily fall back on.

Outside of comboing infinitely with each other, Felidar Guardian and Saheeli Rai are both valuable team players. Most of the creatures in this deck have impactful enters the battlefield effects, meaning that flickering or copying any of them lets the deck play a grindy, value-based plan until it either kills the opponent or has found the other half of the combo.

The sideboard of this deck has several impactful Chord of Calling and Eldritch Evolution targets, namely Eidolon of Rhetoric for Storm, Izzet Staticaster for Affinity, Kor Firewalker and Thragtusk for Burn, and Scavenging Ooze for Dredge. Outside of those cards, Fulminator Mage offers a good answer to decks that rely heavily on their lands, and Linvala, Keeper of Silence is a great way of answering any pseudo-mirror match that may be trying to make infinite angels, gain infinite life, or deal infinite damage. Rest in Peace and Stony Silence offer additional non-creature options against Dredge and Affinity respectively, two matchups that this deck can have trouble with from time to time.

Here are the changes I would make going forward:

Mainboard

-1 Essence Warden

-1 Blade Splicer

+1 Reflector Mage

+1 Noble Hierarch

Sideboard

-1 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion

+1 Thrun, the Last Troll

This is day 136 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 135 here, where we featured a successful deck from Pro Tour Amonkhet that looks to be positioned very well in this new metagame.

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