Bant Knightfall Company by blueduck70 on MtGO

Creatures (28)
1 Aven Mindcensor
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Knight of the Reliquary
4 Noble Hierarch
1 Qasali Pridemage
3 Reflector Mage
2 Scavenging Ooze
1 Selfless Spirit
3 Spell Queller
2 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
1 Tireless Tracker
2 Voice of Resurgence

Non-Creature Spells (10)
4 Collected Company
4 Path to Exile
2 Retreat to Coralhelm

Lands (22)
1 Botanical Sanctum
1 Breeding Pool
1 Flooded Strand
3 Forest
1 Gavony Township
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Horizon Canopy
1 Kessig Wolf Run
4 Misty Rainforest
1 Plains
1 Stomping Ground
1 Temple Garden
4 Windswept Heath

Sideboard (15)
1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
1 Tireless Tracker
1 Eldritch Evolution
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
2 Izzet Staticaster
1 Kitchen Finks
1 Negate
2 Stony Silence
2 Surgical Extraction
3 Unified Will

Summary

Collected Company decks in Modern are all a little different. Some are combo decks, some are value decks, and some are even tribal decks. What they have in common is the incredibly powerful 4 mana instant being the driving force of the deck. The deck we’re featuring today lands in the value column, but with an extremely explosive late game.

The so-called “combo” of this deck is Knight of the Reliquary and Retreat to Coralhelm. This combo allows you to find any number of lands you want to find in your deck equal to the number of forests and/or plains you have in play. The impactful lands it can search for are Gavony Township, Ghost Quarter, Horizon Canopy, and Kessig Wolf Run. Beyond those, the deck has a significant number of forest and plains to keep the chain going, making Knights significantly large, powering past blockers with Wolf Run and thinning the deck.

The rest of the deck looks very similar to what a “traditional” Bant Company list would look like. Mana dorks play a huge role in this, as they allow the deck to have turns where multiple spells are cast, while giving it a mana advantage in the crucial early turns. These cards are Birds of Paradise and Noble Hierarch, which are the go-to options for Modern.

Further up the curve, this deck has a suite of value-oriented creatures that look to ensure a card’s worth of value every time they are played. These are Reflector Mage, Spell Queller, and Voice of Resurgence, which control the opponent’s board, counter opposition spells, and offer 2 bodies in 1 respectively. This decck also plays a suite of more situational hate cards that it can get away with playing due to the overall strategy of the deck. These are Aven Mindcensor, Qasali Pridemage, Scavenging Ooze, Selfless Spirit, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

Here are the changes I would make going forward:

Mainboard

No changes.

Sideboard

-1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

-1 Eldritch Evolution

-1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

+3 Kitchen Finks

This is day 263 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 262 here, where we featured a Standard deck that takes Electrostatic Pummeler in a different direction.

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