G/W Evolution by jeffhoogland on MtGO

Creatures (29)
2 Birds of Paradise
3 Eldrazi Displacer
1 Eternal Witness
2 Kitchen Finks
4 Matter Reshaper
4 Noble Hierarch
1 Orzhov Pontiff
4 Reality Smasher
4 Thought-Knot Seer
1 Thragtusk
3 Voice of Resurgence

Non-Creature Spells (8)
4 Eldritch Evolution
4 Path to Exile

Lands (23)
4 Brushland
4 Eldrazi Temple
2 Forest
2 Hashep Oasis
1 Llanowar Wastes
1 Overgrown Tomb
1 Plains
2 Temple Garden
4 Windswept Heath
2 Wooded Bastion

Sideboard (15)
2 Kitchen Finks
1 Voice of Resurgence
1 Cataclysmic Gearhulk
1 Chameleon Colossus
1 Eidolon of Rhetoric
1 Gaddock Teeg
1 Kataki, War’s Wage
1 Linvala, Keeper of Silence
1 Melira, Sylvok Outcast
1 Reclamation Sage
3 Relic of Progenitus
1 Thrun, the Last Troll

Summary

Collected Company decks have been a force to be reckoned with in Modern over the last several years, and for good reason. The card perfectly compliments a strategy that was already good in the format. When Eldritch Evolution was printed, many assumed that it would perfectly compliment the 4 mana instant. However, that hasn’t quite happened yet, due in large part to Evolution needing a different type of strategy, which is the deck we’re featuring today.

As mentioned, Eldritch Evolution is the centerpiece of this deck. It doesn’t need it to win, but it’s set up in a way that the 3 mana sorcery is a fantastic draw every time, gaining card advantage and upping the board presence nearly every time. The one major drawback of mana dorks, such as Birds of Paradise and Noble Hierarch in this deck, is that they get left on the board with very little to do in the late game once the deck’s mana is fully developed. In this deck that isn’t an issue, as these two creatures are perfect to sacrifice to Eldritch Evolution in the late game.

For the odd numbers chain in this deck, there are a number of impactful 3 drops that turn into game-ending 5 drops. The 3 drops are Eldrazi Displacer, which loves to blink other creatures with enters the battlefield abilities, Eternal Witness, which plays nicely with creatures sacrificed to Eldritch Evolution, Kitchen Finks and Matter Reshaper, which provide positive value when sacrificed, and Orzhov Pontiff, which can be a situationally impactful creature to both find with and sacrifice to Eldritch Evolution. Reality Smasher is the main 5 drop to search for in this deck, as it puts the opponent on a very quick clock that demands and answer, but Thragtusk can be very impactful against the format’s aggressive decks.

The even chain in this deck is less of a central part, but is still very important. Voice of Resurgence is a powerful 2 mana creature for this deck, and grows stronger when sacrificed to Eldritch Evolution. The 4 drop to search for is Thought-Knot Seer, which is less than ideal to sacrifice (hence why there aren’t any 6 mana creatures in the mainboard), but is certainly impactful when it enters the battlefield, stripping the opponent of their best card and adding a sizable creature to the board.

Here are the changes I would make going forward:

Mainboard

-1 Eldrazi Displacer

-1 Matter Reshaper

+1 Kitchen Finks

+1 Voice of Resurgence

Sideboard

-1 Kitchen Finks

-1 Voice of Resurgence

+1 Thragtusk

+1 Eternal Witness

This is day 333 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 332 here, where we featured a Legacy deck that takes an old favorite, Standstill, and adds it to the powerful Miracles package that needs a new shell.

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