B/G Eldrazi by edel on MtGO
The Eldrazi printed in Oath of the Gatewatch completely revolutionized Modern and Legacy, with new archetypes spawning using the consistency and power of these creatures to overwhelm opponents. Because the colorless spine of the deck is so strong, the archetype can be tailored to certain metagames by adding or subtracting other colors. The deck we’re featuring today adds black and green to this archetype in an attempt to add consistency and mid game value.
The core of this deck is the same as the core of almost every other Eldrazi deck in the form of Matter Reshaper, Thought-Knot Seer, and Reality Smasher. Matter Reshaper is a solid attacker and blocker, as well as a near guaranteed two-for-one every time it sticks on the board thanks to its triggered ability. Thought-Knot Seer robs the opponent of their best card, only giving them a random card from their library when killed, while Reality Smasher is a very powerful aggressive creature that is hard to kill and demands an answer. Endbringer is the top end of this deck, as it is a meaningful attacker, blocker, and repeatable source of card advantage.
The addition of green in this deck adds quite a bit of play. Birds of Paradise is a one mana creature that helps this deck bridge the gap to the mid game and facilitates the deck’s black and green cards. Scavenging Ooze is a card that’s been on the rise recently thanks to the rise of Dredge, Living End, and other graveyard decks, so despite that it needs green mana consistently pumped into it, it’s a valuable addition to this deck. Ancient Stirrings helps this deck smooth its draws, as well as find meaningful action in the late game.
The black gives this deck discard and removal. For discard, this deck splits its playset of Thoughtseize between the mainboard and sideboard. For removal, this deck uses a playset of Fatal Push, as well as Bearer of Silence, which is a powerful removal spell that plays to the board and can turn the game on its head alone. Liliana of the Veil is a somewhat color demanding deck, especially for this type of deck, but it helps this deck’s discard and removal angles, letting this deck act as more of a midrange deck than its predecessors.
Here are the changes I would make going forward:
This is day 362 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 361 here, where we featured a Standard decklist that looks to get aggressive and take advantage of powerful discard spells.
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