Bant Lands Company by miss havisham on MtGO

Creatures (29)
2 Azusa, Lost but Seeking
3 Birds of Paradise
4 Courser of Kruphix
1 Eternal Witness
2 Kitchen Finks
4 Knight of the Reliquary
4 Noble Hierarch
2 Ramunap Excavator
2 Scavenging Ooze
1 Tireless Tracker
4 Voice of Resurgence

Non-Creature Spells (8)
4 Collected Company
4 Path to Exile

Lands (23)
1 Breeding Pool
4 Forest
1 Gavony Township
4 Ghost Quarter
1 Hallowed Fountain
2 Horizon Canopy
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Plains
2 Temple Garden
4 Windswept Heath

Sideboard (15)
1 Tireless Tracker
1 Bojuka Bog
2 Engineered Explosives
1 Kataki, War’s Wage
2 Reclamation Sage
1 Selfless Spirit
3 Stony Silence
4 Unified Will

Summary

Ever since its printing, Collected Company has been a force to be reckoned with in Modern. Its ability to be mana positive and card positive almost every time it is cast makes it automatically one of the premier value cards in the format. Company decks have greatly evolved over the past few years, and every new and exciting small creature printed makes the deck just a little bit stronger. The deck we’re featuring today uses a new Hour of Devastation card in conjunction with an old favorite to choke the opponent on mana.

The way this deck operates is it wants as large as possible of a mana advantage over the opponent for as long as possible. It does this through a few routes. Courser of Kruphix helps you hit your land drops, while Azusa, Lost but Seeking allows you to put multiple lands into play in one turn, ramping you significantly. This deck also plays 7 mana dorks in Birds of Paradise and a set of Noble Hierarch.

Once a mana advantage is achieved, this deck’s mana disruption element gets to go to work. This is done through Knight of the Reliquary finding Ghost Quarter, and having a recursion element readily available in Hour of Devastation’s Ramunap Excavator. Ghost Quarter-ing an opponent’s lands turn after turn will eventually leave the opponent with little to no mana in play, all the while this deck has been able to put lands in through Azusa.

And where would a Collected Company deck be without some good old fashioned value? This deck plays Eternal Witness, Kitchen Finks, Scavenging Ooze, Tireless Tracker, and Voice of Resurgence to try to grind the opponent out. Voice of Resurgence specifically is excellent in this deck, as it’s a very good blocker that lets you get into the late game, and doesn’t mind getting aggressive either. Kitchen Finks is also critical to this deck, as falling too low in life could spell the end against the format’s aggressive decks, especially because this deck is control-slanted.

Here are the changes I would make going forward:

Mainboard

-1 Scavenging Ooze

+1 Kitchen Finks

Sideboard

-1 Selfless Spirit

-1 Unified Will

+2 Meddling Mage

This is day 210 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 209 here, where we featured a unique Modern deck that looks to take advantage of graveyard synergies by milling itself!

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