Colorless Eldrazi by nublkau on MtGO

Creatures (24)
4 Eldrazi Mimic
1 Endless One
4 Eternal Scourge
3 Matter Reshaper
4 Reality Smasher
4 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Thought-Knot Seer

Non-Creature Spells (13)
4 Dismember
4 Chalice of the Void
1 Key to the City
4 Serum Powder

Lands (23)
4 Blinkmoth Nexus
4 Eldrazi Temple
3 Gemstone Caverns
4 Ghost Quarter
2 Mutavault
2 Scavenger Grounds
2 Tectonic Edge
2 Wastes

Sideboard (15)
2 All Is Dust
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Pithing Needle
2 Ratchet Bomb
4 Relic of Progenitus
4 Spatial Contortion

Summary

Eldrazi decks have been ever-present in Modern since the release of Oath of the Gatewatch. The individual power of each of the creatures caused entirely new strategies to be built around them. However, it’s rare that we see a fully colorless Eldrazi deck pop up in Modern. The consistency provided by staying colorless could be what’s needed to make all-in Eldrazi decks work.

Unlike many other Eldrazi decks in this format, this deck doesn’t have the ability to produce a ton of mana, meaning it’s significantly more reliant on its early plays to be impactful. Eldrazi Mimic is the only 2 mana creature in this deck, but it grows out of hand very quickly as this deck continues to play bigger and bigger threats to the board. This is supplemented by Endless One, which is a solid contributor at all points in the curve. Chalice of the Void is a crucial part of this deck’s strategy, as it needs to somewhat stifle the opponent’s development before its game plan can take effect.

As for midrange threats, this deck has plenty. Eternal Scourge and Matter Reshaper occupy the 3 mana slot, with the former being a resilient and solid beater and the latter trading profitably with most opposition creatures in the format while providing a replacement card on the back end. Thought-Knot Seer is a nearly automatic inclusion in this deck. Its ability to strip the opponent of their best card while adding a comparably sizable creature to the board makes it a dream card for nearly every strategy that can cast it.

Reality Smasher takes up the role of finisher in this deck, something its quite happy doing, as it’s an aggressive creature that is quite an annoyance to kill for the opponent. In order to help this deck accelerate its threats out onto the board, Simian Spirit Guide is included as a 4-of. Despite not producing colorless mana, the extra mana that Guide provides is frequently what this deck full of midrange creatures needs to pump them out. Lastly, it’s important to talk about the inclusion of Serum Powder in this deck. The odd 3 mana artifact can be cast and have its mana ability be used to good effect in this deck, but the real appeal is the other text on it. It essentially allows for a free mulligan when you draw it, which is something that this deck is quite happy to see. Additionally, any copies of Eternal Scourge that are exiled can be brought back later in the game, essentially adding a card to your hand for each Scourge that’s exiled.

Here are the changes I would make going forward:

Mainboard

-1 Key to the City

+1 Endless One

Sideboard

-1 Grafdigger’s Cage

+1 Trinisphere

This is day 345 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 344 here, where we featured a Modern deck that aims to get big mana in play and dominate the opponent.

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