U/W Bogles by jhf on MtGO

Creatures (12)
4 Invisible Stalker
4 Kor Spiritdancer
4 Slippery Bogle

Non-Creature Spells (30)
1 Spell Pierce
4 Stubborn Denial
2 Aqueous Form
4 Cartouche of Solidarity
4 Daybreak Coronet
4 Ethereal Armor
3 Gryff’s Boon
4 Hyena Umbra
4 Unstable Mutation

Lands (18)
4 Flooded Strand
4 Hallowed Fountain
1 Horizon Canopy
1 Island
2 Plains
4 Seachrome Coast
2 Windswept Heath

Sideboard (15)
1 Spell Pierce
1 Disenchant
4 Leyline of Sanctity
3 Mindbreak Trap
3 Path to Exile
3 Stony Silence

Summary

Bogles has traditionally been a deck in Modern that takes advantage of certain metagames and has been G/W in order to take advantage of powerful low-drop creatures and cheap green enchantments. However, white was always the dominant color and the one that couldn’t be dropped from the deck. The deck we’re featuring takes Bogles in a different direction, adding blue a different creature option and some counter spells.

Objective #1 for this deck is getting a creature with hexproof into play. In this deck, those creatures are Slippery Bogle and Invisible Stalker. Slippery Bogle is the one mana option, making it less powerful but more mana efficient, putting this deck on the front foot immediately. Invisible Stalker is the more expensive option, but it has unblockability built in, making it an ideal target for auras.

Once one of these creatures are in play, the aim of this deck is to suite it up with enchantments, not letting the opponent profitably interact throughout the game. Unlike the G/W version, this deck plays a copious amount of 1 mana enchantments. Ethereal Armor is arguably the strongest, as it spirals out of control quickly in this deck, Cartouche of Solidarity provides first strike and an additional creature, Hyena Umbra offers built-in resilience to sweepers, Gryff’s Boon and Aqueous Form offer evasion, while Unstable Mutation packs a big punch in the early game, and its downside is regularly completely negated in this deck, as creatures grow larger and larger as the game progresses.

While it is a creature that can be killed by traditional removal spells, Kor Spiritdancer gets massive very quickly, and gives the deck a lot of late-game punch, as each enchantment you cast replaces itself. The G/W version tends to be a bit more clunky with higher CMC, but this lower to the ground version better takes advantage of Spiritdancer, giving turns where many enchantments can be cast and a lot of burst damage can be dealt. Daybreak Coronet is the exception to the rule in this deck, but what an exception it is. It offers first strike, vigilance, lifelink, and +3/+3 all for 2 mana. The drawback is almost never relevant in this deck, making it a beloved piece of this deck, and one that likely will never be cut.

Here are the changes I would make going forward:

Mainboard

-1 Gryff’s Boon

+1 Spell Pierce

Sideboard

-1 Disenchant

+1 Path to Exile

This is day 257 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 256 here, where we featured a Legacy deck that wants to burn it… burn it with fire.

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