It's been a little while since I had a chance to write a Modern article, which makes the prospect of bringing this one to you all that much more exciting. One of the largest tournaments of the year, and arguably the most significant one for the Modern format took place this past weekend, that being the Magic Online Championship (MOCS). 

Omnath Control

Many eyes have been on the Omnath Control deck as it gets to play generically powerful cards like Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and Omnath, Locus of Creation. There are a few different ways to build the deck, but it may be best described as "a pile of the most powerful cards in the format."

Sometimes it doesn't matter exactly how synergistic a deck is. As long as there are ways to bring back Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath back from the graveyard and trigger Omnath, Locus of Creation, this deck is going to function. Omnath Control had the biggest target on its back going into last weekend, and despite a number of MOCS competitors choosing to play the deck, only Oliver Tiu made it to the Top 4.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Omnath Control by Oliver Tiu

'Omnath Control' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Oliver Tiu

Event: 2019 Magic Online Championship - Modern

Rank: 3rd-4th

Modern

Market Price: $1175.90

Cards

Force of Negation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $66.89

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If it's not your turn, you may exile a blue card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Counter target noncreature spell. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

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Engineered Explosives

Market Price: $16.07

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Sunburst (This enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each color of mana spent to cast it.)
{2}, Sacrifice Engineered Explosives: Destroy each nonland permanent with mana value equal to the number of charge counters on Engineered Explosives.

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $10.94

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $9.68

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({T}: Add {R} or {G}.)
As Stomping Ground enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Mystic Sanctuary

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.97

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({T}: Add {U}.)
Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield tapped unless you control three or more other Islands.
When Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield untapped, you may put target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.44

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
As Temple Garden enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $8.19

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
As Hallowed Fountain enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $11.35

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({T}: Add {G}, {U}, or {R}.)
Ketria Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Supreme Verdict

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $7.57

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy all creatures.

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Hour of Promise

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.07

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Search your library for up to two land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Then if you control three or more Deserts, create two 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens.

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Scalding Tarn

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.30

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Flooded Strand

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a Plains or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Teferi, Time Raveler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $18.08

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Each opponent can cast spells only any time they could cast a sorcery.
+1: Until your next turn, you may cast sorcery spells as though they had flash.
−3: Return up to one target artifact, creature, or enchantment to its owner's hand. Draw a card.

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Wrenn and Six

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $105.73

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+1: Return up to one target land card from your graveyard to your hand.
−1: Wrenn and Six deals 1 damage to any target.
−7: You get an emblem with "Instant and sorcery cards in your graveyard have retrace." (You may cast instant and sorcery cards from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying their other costs.)

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Misty Rainforest

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Condemn

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.03

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Put target attacking creature on the bottom of its owner's library. Its controller gains life equal to its toughness.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $20.83

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({T}: Add {G} or {U}.)
As Breeding Pool enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Celestial Purge

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.27

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Exile target black or red permanent.

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Omnath, Locus of Creation

Color Identity:G,R,U,W

Market Price: $11.14

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When Omnath, Locus of Creation enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 4 life if this is the first time this ability has resolved this turn. If it's the second time, add {R}{G}{W}{U}. If it's the third time, Omnath deals 4 damage to each opponent and each planeswalker you don't control.

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Field of the Dead

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Field of the Dead enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}.
Whenever Field of the Dead or another land enters the battlefield under your control, if you control seven or more lands with different names, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Ashiok, Dream Render

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $1.13

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause their controller to search their library.
−1: Target player mills four cards. Then exile each opponent's graveyard.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.92

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Snow-Covered Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.12

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Snow-Covered Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.80

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Soul-Guide Lantern

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Cleansing Wildfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.23

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Destroy target land. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
Draw a card.

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Cryptic Command

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $18.31

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Choose two —
• Counter target spell.
• Return target permanent to its owner's hand.
• Tap all creatures your opponents control.
• Draw a card.

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Field of Ruin

Market Price: $0.21

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Field of Ruin: Destroy target nonbasic land an opponent controls. Each player searches their library for a basic land card, puts it onto the battlefield, then shuffles.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.24

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.65

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)
As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Snow-Covered Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.25

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Mana Leak

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.24

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.50

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Raugrin Triome

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $11.37

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({T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.)
Raugrin Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Veil of Summer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.25

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Draw a card if an opponent has cast a blue or black spell this turn. Spells you control can't be countered this turn. You and permanents you control gain hexproof from blue and from black until end of turn. (You and they can't be the targets of blue or black spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.37

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Draw a card. You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Hour of Promise || Field of the Dead || Mystic Sanctuary

Not all versions of the deck opt to include Hour of Promise, but it works well alongside Field of the Dead to provide an additional way to close out games. Also, finding Mystic Sanctuary can come up too, as Mystic Sanctuary can lock up the late game. If you cast Cryptic Command to counter a spell and bounce your own Sanctuary, you can replay the Sanctuary to put Command back on top of your library, letting you counter at least one spell every turn for the rest of the game. It's noteworthy that Tiu chose maindeck Aether Gust, but even in a format like Modern where there are so many different strategies, it's super rare for Gust to be a dead card.

Many of the spells in this deck draw a card or produce some type of card advantage. It is very rare that you are left without anything to do with your mana. Playing 29 lands points to how mana-hungry the deck is, and how important hitting land drops is.

This deck is super powerful, but then, so are all the top-tier decks in Modern. If anything, Omnath, Locus of Creation decks didn't have that great a showing, considering the expectations surrounding them.

Selesnya Heliod Company

Michael Jacob won the tournament playing a Selesnya Heliod Company deck. Heliod Company was one of the top decks in Modern going into the MOCS, but it's difficult to go through infinite loops on Magic Online without losing to time. Michael Jacob may have run into a bit of awkwardness trying to gain "infinite" life, as of course on Magic Online you can't gain an arbitrarily large amount of life in the same way you could in a paper event. That being said the deck played out in very impressive fashion, and Michael clearly knows how to pilot it well.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Selesnya Heliod Company by Michael Jacob

'Selesnya Heliod Company' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Michael Jacob

Event: 2019 Magic Online Championship - Modern

Rank: 1st

Modern

Market Price: $746.60

Cards

Windswept Heath

Market Price: $25.26

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a Forest or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Misty Rainforest

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Gavony Township

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $5.24

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}{G}{W}, {T}: Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

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When Skyclave Apparition enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland, nontoken permanent you don't control with mana value 4 or less.
When Skyclave Apparition leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner creates an X/X blue Illusion creature token, where X is the mana value of the exiled card.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.30

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Ranger-Captain of Eos

Color Identity:W

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When Ranger-Captain of Eos enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card with mana value 1 or less, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.
Sacrifice Ranger-Captain of Eos: Your opponents can't cast noncreature spells this turn.

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Celestial Purge

Color Identity:W

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Exile target black or red permanent.

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Heliod, Sun-Crowned

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $19.65

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Indestructible
As long as your devotion to white is less than five, Heliod isn't a creature.
Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature or enchantment you control.
{1}{W}: Another target creature gains lifelink until end of turn.

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Walking Ballista

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Walking Ballista enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
{4}: Put a +1/+1 counter on Walking Ballista.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Walking Ballista: It deals 1 damage to any target.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Pendelhaven

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.06

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{T}: Add {G}.
{T}: Target 1/1 creature gets +1/+2 until end of turn.

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Surgical Extraction

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $23.14

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land card. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with the same name as that card and exile them. Then that player shuffles.

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Auriok Champion

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $17.21

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Protection from black and from red
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you may gain 1 life.

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Horizon Canopy

Color Identity:G,W

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {G} or {W}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Horizon Canopy: Draw a card.

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Aven Mindcensor

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.11

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Flash
Flying
If an opponent would search a library, that player searches the top four cards of that library instead.

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Eladamri's Call

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $7.13

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Search your library for a creature card, reveal that card, put it into your hand, then shuffle.

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Conclave Mentor

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.41

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If one or more +1/+1 counters would be put on a creature you control, that many plus one +1/+1 counters are put on that creature instead.
When Conclave Mentor dies, you gain life equal to its power.

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Arbor Elf

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.54

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{T}: Untap target Forest.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Prismatic Vista

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Prismatic Vista: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Giver of Runes

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $5.40

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{T}: Another target creature you control gains protection from colorless or from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Veil of Summer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.25

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Draw a card if an opponent has cast a blue or black spell this turn. Spells you control can't be countered this turn. You and permanents you control gain hexproof from blue and from black until end of turn. (You and they can't be the targets of blue or black spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Giant Killer // Chop Down

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.34

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.44

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
As Temple Garden enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.58

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Eidolon of Rhetoric

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.92

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Each player can't cast more than one spell each turn.

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Utopia Sprawl

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.93

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Enchant Forest
As Utopia Sprawl enters the battlefield, choose a color.
Whenever enchanted Forest is tapped for mana, its controller adds an additional one mana of the chosen color.

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Spellskite

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.45

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{U/P}: Change a target of target spell or ability to Spellskite. ({U/P} can be paid with either {U} or 2 life.)

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Spike Feeder

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.04

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Spike Feeder enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.
{2}, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Spike Feeder: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Spike Feeder: You gain 2 life.

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Collected Company

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $16.14

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Look at the top six cards of your library. Put up to two creature cards with mana value 3 or less from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Games with this deck can play out in a few different ways. There are various combos that allow you to essentially "go infinite" on the back of a Heliod, Sun-Crowned. Whether it be Spike Feeder, a Walking Ballista, or even a Conclave Mentor there are a number of creatures that work well with Heliod. If this deck doesn't have a Heliod in play, then something has gone wrong, as that is definitely the most important card.

Eladamri's Call and Collected Company make sure you find the combo pieces you are looking for. Ranger-Captain of Eos is another nice value play that is a good card to hit off Collected Company and allows you to search up Walking Ballista. This gives the deck access to Walking Ballista, which can deal infinite damage alongside Heliod, Sun-Crowned, while only running two copies since it's not good off Collected Company. Walking Ballista is normally the find off Ranger-Captain of Eos, but we do see a single copy of Giver of Runes to give you a bit of variety in terms of one-drops.

There is early mana acceleration with both Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl. A single Collected Company can lead to a win, and with the ability to cast it as early as turn three, this deck can produce some very fast wins. Still, sometimes your plan A isn't available, and the deck turns into a Selesnya beatdown deck. While this isn't optimal, it can be enough to get the job done. There are matchups where cards like Scavenging Ooze, Spellskite, Auriok Champion, Aven Mindcensor, and Eidolon of Rhetoric can almost win the game by themselves. This is a deck to watch out for as it both can grind out long games, and steal wins on the back of combo kills.

Jund

I would consider Jund a tier 2 deck at the moment, but that won't stop Logan Nettles from finding a reason to play it. Jund is a pet deck of his, and this goes to show how Modern can really be about not just what deck you choose, but also knowing your deck well. He ended up losing to Michael Jacob in the finals of the MOCS, but was still able to showcase Jund to great effect:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Jund by Logan Nettles

'Jund' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Logan Nettles

Event: 2019 Magic Online Championship - Modern

Rank: 2nd

Modern

Market Price: $1339.42

Cards

Wooded Foothills

Market Price: $35.32

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Wooded Foothills: Search your library for a Mountain or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Tarmogoyf

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $20.00

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Tarmogoyf's power is equal to the number of card types among cards in all graveyards and its toughness is equal to that number plus 1.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Liliana of the Veil

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $68.05

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+1: Each player discards a card.
−2: Target player sacrifices a creature.
−6: Separate all permanents target player controls into two piles. That player sacrifices all permanents in the pile of their choice.

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Boil

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.52

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Destroy all Islands.

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Seasoned Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $35.48

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When Seasoned Pyromancer enters the battlefield, discard two cards, then draw two cards. For each nonland card discarded this way, create a 1/1 red Elemental creature token.
{3}{R}{R}, Exile Seasoned Pyromancer from your graveyard: Create two 1/1 red Elemental creature tokens.

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Verdant Catacombs

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Verdant Catacombs: Search your library for a Swamp or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $14.27

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({T}: Add {B} or {R}.)
As Blood Crypt enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Ashiok, Dream Render

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $1.13

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause their controller to search their library.
−1: Target player mills four cards. Then exile each opponent's graveyard.

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Nihil Spellbomb

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.44

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{T}, Sacrifice Nihil Spellbomb: Exile target player's graveyard.
When Nihil Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {B}. If you do, draw a card.

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Inquisition of Kozilek

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.80

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it with mana value 3 or less. That player discards that card.

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.98

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Destroy target creature if it has mana value 2 or less.
Revolt — Destroy that creature if it has mana value 4 or less instead if a permanent you controlled left the battlefield this turn.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.25

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $20.34

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When Kroxa enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Kroxa enters the battlefield or attacks, each opponent discards a card, then each opponent who didn't discard a nonland card this way loses 3 life.
Escape—{B}{B}{R}{R}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Bloodstained Mire

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Bloodstained Mire: Search your library for a Swamp or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Nurturing Peatland

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $10.07

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {B} or {G}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Nurturing Peatland: Draw a card.

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Wrenn and Six

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $105.73

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+1: Return up to one target land card from your graveyard to your hand.
−1: Wrenn and Six deals 1 damage to any target.
−7: You get an emblem with "Instant and sorcery cards in your graveyard have retrace." (You may cast instant and sorcery cards from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying their other costs.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $9.68

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({T}: Add {R} or {G}.)
As Stomping Ground enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Fulminator Mage

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $1.47

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Sacrifice Fulminator Mage: Destroy target nonbasic land.

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Kolaghan's Command

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $9.04

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Choose two —
• Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
• Target player discards a card.
• Destroy target artifact.
• Kolaghan's Command deals 2 damage to any target.

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Dreadbore

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $2.77

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Ancient Grudge

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.14

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Destroy target artifact.
Flashback {G} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Collective Brutality

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.63

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Escalate—Discard a card. (Pay this cost for each mode chosen beyond the first.)
Choose one or more —
• Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose an instant or sorcery card from it. That player discards that card.
• Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
• Target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Bloodbraid Elf

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.53

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Haste
Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.)

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.50

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $12.98

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({T}: Add {B} or {G}.)
As Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Raging Ravine

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.05

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Raging Ravine enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.
{2}{R}{G}: Until end of turn, Raging Ravine becomes a 3/3 red and green Elemental creature with "Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it." It's still a land.

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Blackcleave Cliffs

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $30.13

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Blackcleave Cliffs enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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For players who have experience with the Modern format, Jund should look very familiar. The deck has picked up some additions over the years, but is still a very classic midrange approach to the format.

One of the main plans of attack for this deck is through its hand disruption. Not only does it get to play Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek, but there are also two copies of Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, which is the most recent addition to the deck. Jund puts lots of cards in the graveyard, so having a way to capitalize on escape is pretty nice.

If you are looking to play "fair Magic" Jund is a good choice. That being said, you need to get the list right, because there are more powerful options available in Modern. Take a look at the three copies of Boil in Logan's sideboard. He clearly was expecting a lot of Omnath Control, and found Boil to be one of the best cards in that matchup. This is a deck that can be tuned to target the metagame you anticipate.

Oops All Spells

Speaking of unfair decks, multiple MOCS competitors decided to play Oops All Spells, which has turned into one of the deadliest combo decks in the format. Here's Christoffer Larsen's take on the deck:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Oops All Spells by Christoffer Larsen

'Oops All Spells' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Christoffer Larsen

Event: 2019 Magic Online Championship - Modern

Rank: 5th-8th

Modern

Market Price: $280.67

Cards

Emeria's Call

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.00

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Create two 4/4 white Angel Warrior creature tokens with flying. Non-Angel creatures you control gain indestructible until your next turn.

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Turntimber Symbiosis

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.27

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Look at the top seven cards of your library. You may put a creature card from among them onto the battlefield. If that card has mana value 3 or less, it enters with three additional +1/+1 counters on it. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.25

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Nexus of Fate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $24.82

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Take an extra turn after this one.
If Nexus of Fate would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Nexus of Fate and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.

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Phantasmagorian

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.45

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When you cast this spell, any player may discard three cards. If a player does, counter Phantasmagorian.
Discard three cards: Return Phantasmagorian from your graveyard to your hand.

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Balustrade Spy

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.12

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Flying
When Balustrade Spy enters the battlefield, target player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a land card, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

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Vengevine

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $10.12

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Haste
Whenever you cast a spell, if it's the second creature spell you cast this turn, you may return Vengevine from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Hagra Mauling

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.75

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This spell costs {1} less to cast if an opponent controls no basic lands.
Destroy target creature.

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Nature's Claim

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.03

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Its controller gains 4 life.

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Pentad Prism

Market Price: $0.23

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Sunburst (This enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each color of mana spent to cast it.)
Remove a charge counter from Pentad Prism: Add one mana of any color.

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Leyline of Sanctity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.46

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If Leyline of Sanctity is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Sword of the Meek

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Equipped creature gets +1/+2.
Equip {2}
Whenever a 1/1 creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may return Sword of the Meek from your graveyard to the battlefield, then attach it to that creature.

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Slaughter Pact

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.23

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Destroy target nonblack creature.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay {2}{B}. If you don't, you lose the game.

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Agadeem's Awakening

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $13.58

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Return from your graveyard to the battlefield any number of target creature cards that each have a different mana value X or less.

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Creeping Chill

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.25

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Creeping Chill deals 3 damage to each opponent and you gain 3 life.
When Creeping Chill is put into your graveyard from your library, you may exile it. If you do, Creeping Chill deals 3 damage to each opponent and you gain 3 life.

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Simian Spirit Guide

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.30

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Exile Simian Spirit Guide from your hand: Add {R}.

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Pact of Negation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.72

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Counter target spell.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay {3}{U}{U}. If you don't, you lose the game.

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Vendetta

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.16

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Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated. You lose life equal to that creature's toughness.

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Undercity Informer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.32

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{1}, Sacrifice a creature: Target player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a land card, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

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Salvage Titan

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.22

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You may sacrifice three artifacts rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Exile three artifact cards from your graveyard: Return Salvage Titan from your graveyard to your hand.

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Sea Gate Restoration

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $11.50

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Draw cards equal to the number of cards in your hand plus one. You have no maximum hand size for the rest of the game.

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Shatterskull Smashing

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.24

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Shatterskull Smashing deals X damage divided as you choose among up to two target creatures and/or planeswalkers. If X is 6 or more, Shatterskull Smashing deals twice X damage divided as you choose among them instead.

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Narcomoeba

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.26

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Flying
When Narcomoeba is put into your graveyard from your library, you may put it onto the battlefield.

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Talisman of Resilience

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.42

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}. Talisman of Resilience deals 1 damage to you.

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Goblin Charbelcher

Market Price: $1.22

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{3}, {T}: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to any target. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Even though the deck is technically all spells, we see a number of the split lands from Zendikar Rising that are in reality lands for the deck. This deck only exists because of those lands, as the idea is to mill your entire graveyard, which the deck does simply by casting Balustrade Spy or activating Undercity Informer. With the entire library in the graveyard it is easy to kill the opponent with Creeping Chill and Narcomoeba triggers to go alongside casting Salvage Titan from the graveyard by sacrificing Sword of the Meek to bring back four copies of Vengevine.

This combo is fairly consistent, as you just need one of your self-mill cards to resolve. However, it is vulnerable to a wide range of interaction including graveyard hate, countermagic, and hand disruption. This deck is more of a metagame call, as while it wins pretty consistently on turn three through no disruption, the interactive cards your opponents can play are a problem.

Mardu Death's Shadow

Death's Shadow has been around in various forms as a Modern staple for a while now. The current version of Death's Shadow that I like the most is Rakdos-based, though you can certainly splash a third color if you want to. There are some new standouts that you will notice in this list of Mulldrifter's from the recent Modern Champs event:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mardu Death's Shadow by Mulldrifter

'Mardu Death's Shadow' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Mulldrifter

Event: MTGO Modern Champs

Rank: 5th-8th

Modern

Market Price: $604.42

Cards

Kozilek's Return

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.94

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Devoid (This card has no color.)
Kozilek's Return deals 2 damage to each creature.
Whenever you cast an Eldrazi creature spell with mana value 7 or greater, you may exile Kozilek's Return from your graveyard. If you do, Kozilek's Return deals 5 damage to each creature.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.30

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.25

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Kolaghan's Command

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $9.04

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Choose two —
• Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
• Target player discards a card.
• Destroy target artifact.
• Kolaghan's Command deals 2 damage to any target.

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Seal of Fire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.91

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Sacrifice Seal of Fire: It deals 2 damage to any target.

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Godless Shrine

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $12.47

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({T}: Add {W} or {B}.)
As Godless Shrine enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Temur Battle Rage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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Target creature gains double strike until end of turn.
Ferocious — That creature also gains trample until end of turn if you control a creature with power 4 or greater.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.50

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Infinite Obliteration

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.13

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Choose a creature card name. Search target opponent's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with that name and exile them. Then that player shuffles.

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Bomat Courier

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.17

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Haste
Whenever Bomat Courier attacks, exile the top card of your library face down. (You can't look at it.)
{R}, Discard your hand, Sacrifice Bomat Courier: Put all cards exiled with Bomat Courier into their owners' hands.

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Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $20.34

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When Kroxa enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Kroxa enters the battlefield or attacks, each opponent discards a card, then each opponent who didn't discard a nonland card this way loses 3 life.
Escape—{B}{B}{R}{R}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $5.57

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Companion — Each permanent card in your starting deck has mana value 2 or less. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Lifelink
During each of your turns, you may cast one permanent spell with mana value 2 or less from your graveyard.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $17.70

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({T}: Add {R} or {W}.)
As Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Bloodstained Mire

Market Price: $34.06

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Bloodstained Mire: Search your library for a Swamp or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $14.27

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({T}: Add {B} or {R}.)
As Blood Crypt enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Monastery Swiftspear

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.57

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Haste
Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

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Sunbaked Canyon

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $21.27

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {R} or {W}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Sunbaked Canyon: Draw a card.

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Angrath's Rampage

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.22

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Choose one —
• Target player sacrifices an artifact.
• Target player sacrifices a creature.
• Target player sacrifices a planeswalker.

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Nihil Spellbomb

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.44

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{T}, Sacrifice Nihil Spellbomb: Exile target player's graveyard.
When Nihil Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {B}. If you do, draw a card.

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Inquisition of Kozilek

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.80

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it with mana value 3 or less. That player discards that card.

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Rain of Gore

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $8.67

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If a spell or ability would cause its controller to gain life, that player loses that much life instead.

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Grim Lavamancer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.51

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{R}, {T}, Exile two cards from your graveyard: Grim Lavamancer deals 2 damage to any target.

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Mishra's Bauble

Market Price: $10.18

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{T}, Sacrifice Mishra's Bauble: Look at the top card of target player's library. Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

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Dismember

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.38

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn.

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Arid Mesa

Market Price: $19.04

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Marsh Flats

Market Price: $18.04

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Marsh Flats: Search your library for a Plains or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Kaya's Guile

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $3.21

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Choose two —
• Each opponent sacrifices a creature.
• Exile all opponents' graveyards.
• Create a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying.
• You gain 4 life.
Entwine {3} (Choose all if you pay the entwine cost.)

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Scourge of the Skyclaves

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.05

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Kicker {4}{B}
When you cast this spell, if it was kicked, each player loses half their life, rounded up.
Scourge of the Skyclaves's power and toughness are each equal to 20 minus the highest life total among players.

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Silent Clearing

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $12.29

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {W} or {B}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Silent Clearing: Draw a card.

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Death's Shadow

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.34

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Death's Shadow gets -X/-X, where X is your life total.

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Tidehollow Sculler

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.59

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When Tidehollow Sculler enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals their hand and you choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card.
When Tidehollow Sculler leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to its owner's hand.

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Cleansing Wildfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.23

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Destroy target land. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
Draw a card.

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Soul-Guide Lantern

Market Price: $2.12

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Perhaps the most significant recent addition to the deck is Scourge of the Skyclaves. This card can act as another Death's Shadow, though it does rely on the opponent also having a low life total. You are now even more all-in on having a low life total, as previously if you didn't draw a Death's Shadow the deck felt a bit awkward. Now there is so much more redundancy in your primary game plan. A card like Temur Battle Rage becomes much better with access to eight massive threats.

This deck wants to get in some early damage so that Scourge of the Skyclaves is better, so a card like Bomat Courier that can also provide some card advantage makes a lot of sense. There isn't much white in the deck, but there's clearly a priority on attacking the opponent's hand, and Tidehollow Sculler helps with that.

Burn

The last deck I want to talk about is Burn. You can build Burn as more of a Blitz deck that's based on creatures with prowess, or play a more traditional version with every possible variation on Lightning Bolt. I'm very happy to see Burn decks continue to do well, as this deck hasn't changed all that much over the past six years or so, but continues to put up strong results. Juan Jose Rodriguez Lopez was able to make Top 8 of MOCS with this Boros version:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Boros Burn by Juan Jose Rodriguez Lopez

'Boros Burn' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Juan Jose Rodriguez Lopez

Event: 2019 Magic Online Championship - Modern

Rank: 5th-8th

Modern

Market Price: $549.45

Cards

Monastery Swiftspear

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.57

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/145323_200w.jpg

Haste
Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

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Wear // Tear

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $2.55

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/227383_200w.jpg

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Eidolon of the Great Revel

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $18.43

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/161444_200w.jpg

Whenever a player casts a spell with mana value 3 or less, Eidolon of the Great Revel deals 2 damage to that player.

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Searing Blood

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.31

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Searing Blood deals 2 damage to target creature. When that creature dies this turn, Searing Blood deals 3 damage to the creature's controller.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Skullcrack

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.61

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/67373_200w.jpg

Players can't gain life this turn. Damage can't be prevented this turn. Skullcrack deals 3 damage to target player or planeswalker.

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Relic of Progenitus

Market Price: $5.10

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{T}: Target player exiles a card from their graveyard.
{1}, Exile Relic of Progenitus: Exile all graveyards. Draw a card.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.50

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Smash to Smithereens

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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Destroy target artifact. Smash to Smithereens deals 3 damage to that artifact's controller.

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Arid Mesa

Market Price: $19.04

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Skewer the Critics

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.54

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Spectacle {R} (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)
Skewer the Critics deals 3 damage to any target.

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Scalding Tarn

Market Price: $30.02

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Lava Spike

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.69

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Lava Spike deals 3 damage to target player or planeswalker.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $6.98

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Inspiring Vantage

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $8.80

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Inspiring Vantage enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Wooded Foothills

Market Price: $35.32

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Wooded Foothills: Search your library for a Mountain or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Sunbaked Canyon

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $21.27

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {R} or {W}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Sunbaked Canyon: Draw a card.

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Rift Bolt

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.31

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Rift Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.
Suspend 1—{R} (Rather than cast this card from your hand, you may pay {R} and exile it with a time counter on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, cast it without paying its mana cost.)

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Lightning Helix

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.85

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Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to any target and you gain 3 life.

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Boros Charm

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $1.61

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Choose one —
• Boros Charm deals 4 damage to target player or planeswalker.
• Permanents you control gain indestructible until end of turn.
• Target creature gains double strike until end of turn.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $17.70

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({T}: Add {R} or {W}.)
As Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Bloodstained Mire

Market Price: $34.06

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Bloodstained Mire: Search your library for a Swamp or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Searing Blaze

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.33

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Searing Blaze deals 1 damage to target player or planeswalker and 1 damage to target creature that player or that planeswalker's controller controls.
Landfall — If you had a land enter the battlefield under your control this turn, Searing Blaze deals 3 damage to that player or planeswalker and 3 damage to that creature instead.

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Fiery Islet

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $13.36

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {U} or {R}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Fiery Islet: Draw a card.

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Goblin Guide

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.02

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Haste
Whenever Goblin Guide attacks, defending player reveals the top card of their library. If it's a land card, that player puts it into their hand.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.30

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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This deck is so consistent, and if you don't respect it, it will do its thing and beat you. We don't see a ton of cards specifically targeting Burn anymore. Cards like Kitchen Finks, Timely Reinforcements, and Lightning Helix used to see play, but now there isn't nearly as much life gain being played as there used to be. Sometimes in Modern, going back to an old favorite can be rewarding.

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There are some positive takeaways after the MOCS this weekend. The format is still open, and nothing is in need of a ban or anything like that. Whether it be aggro, control, midrange, or combo, you can play what you like in Modern, and do well with it. There are recent printings that allowed new decks to pop up like Oops all Spells, or gave a deck some upgrades like in the case of the Death's Shadow deck. This is a format where there is a lot of depth, with multiple very strong combo-based decks. Creatures like Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and Omnath, Locus of Creation should still allow for "good stuff" ramp/control decks to continue to be the number one strategy to beat moving forward.