One of the biggest attractions to Modern is seeing lower-tier strategies find success at the hands of format experts. Modern is a deep and diverse format that allows you to play whatever you like, and with a little work, you can find that success for yourself. Modern goes through trends and changes all the time which can be tricky to keep up with, but you don't need to follow these aggressively to appreciate the format.

Modern currently emphasizes permanents and combat, with cards such as Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt seeing success. This offers an excellent opportunity to play a strategy that can blank removal while still putting pressure on the board.

Bogles is far from a glamourous strategy, but it carries out its game plan effectively. Your goal is to deploy a 1/1 Slippery Bogle and equip it with a swathe of Auras such as Rancor, Daybreak Coronet, and Ethereal Armor. Then you turn it sideways. In most cases, this can be tricky for the opponent to deal with as it's such a big threat that blanks removal thanks to hexproof. Selesnya Bogles is a great starting point for format beginners as it teaches you combat math and rarely requires you to change your gameplan. It may feel a little repetitive at times, but playing it will help you understand the basics of Modern.

Budget Selesnya Bogles

Bogles is affordable from the get-go as the core centers around commons and uncommons.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Selesnya Bogles (Budget) by Emmmzyne

'Selesnya Bogles (Budget)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Cards

Gryff's Boon

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.59

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 and has flying.
{3}{W}: Return Gryff's Boon from your graveyard to the battlefield attached to target creature. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Damping Sphere

Market Price: $1.23

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Nature's Claim

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.59

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

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Gladecover Scout

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

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Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Kor Spiritdancer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.22

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Kor Spiritdancer gets +2/+2 for each Aura attached to it.
Whenever you cast an Aura spell, you may draw a card.

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Slippery Bogle

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $1.24

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Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Spirit Mantle

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.40

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has protection from creatures.

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Ethereal Armor

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.63

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each enchantment you control and has first strike.

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Sentinel's Eyes

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.
Escape—{W}, Exile two other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Hyena Umbra

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.33

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has first strike.
Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Dromoka's Command

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.15

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Choose two —
• Prevent all damage target instant or sorcery spell would deal this turn.
• Target player sacrifices an enchantment.
• Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
• Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control.

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Daybreak Coronet

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.60

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Enchant creature with another Aura attached to it
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has first strike, vigilance, and lifelink. (Damage dealt by the creature also causes its controller to gain that much life.)

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Brushland

Color Identity:G,W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}. Brushland deals 1 damage to you.

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Razorverge Thicket

Color Identity:G,W

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Razorverge Thicket enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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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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Rancor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.74

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 and has trample.
When Rancor is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Rancor to its owner's hand.

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Spider Umbra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has reach. (It can block creatures with flying.)
Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Suppression Field

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.15

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Activated abilities cost {2} more to activate unless they're mana abilities.

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Leyline of Sanctity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.93

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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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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.73

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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 their library.

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Branchloft Pathway // Boulderloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Canopy Vista

Color Identity:G,W

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
Canopy Vista enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.

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As you can see, there is a swathe of Auras to ensure you can load up your creatures with ease. You'll want to mulligan aggressively as the deck leans on having a Slippery Bogle or Gladecover Scout in your opening hand to function. With this, it's worth taking some time to practice mulliganing with Bogles so you get an idea of what to keep. Often hands with five or six cards will function better than a bad seven.

Daybreak Coronet is probably the strongest Aura in the build due to the abundance of keywords. However, the drawback is that you do need another Aura for Daybreak Coronet to stick. Sometimes, it's reasonable to hold the card in your hand until you have two or more Auras equipped to your Bogle, to respect Assassin's Trophy. Otherwise, your opponent can remove the first Aura in response to you casting Daybreak Coronet, leaving you with one sad Bogle. But with such a low curve, it's easy to hold your cards until the most opportune moment.

Depending on your metagame, you may want to run Leyline of Sanctity mainboard if you expect to see plenty of Oops! All Spells, Mill, or Prowess. In that case, you'll want to move Path to Exile and Dromoka's Command to the sideboard instead. From experience, I found running three Leyline of Sanctity to be enough to see it in your opening hand without drawing multiples. However, leaving the fourth copy in your sideboard is ideal for the worst-case scenario. Also, Leyline is ideal against targeted sacrifice effects such as Liliana of the Veil and Diabolic Edict which can be a nuisance for the Bogles player.

Semi-Optimal Selesnya Bogles with Lurrus

Bogles rarely moves away from being an Aura-aggressive strategy, but there is an alternative route if you fancy a change.

While not as popular since the companion errata, Lurrus of the Dream-Den is a decent option if you want insurance for the late game. As Bogles is already a low-curve strategy, adding the Nightmare Cat is an easy addition. If you want to add Lurrus to your Bogles build, here is how to go about it.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Selesnya Bogles w/ Lurrus (Semi-Optimal) by Emmmzyne

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Modern

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Cards

Kor Spiritdancer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.22

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Kor Spiritdancer gets +2/+2 for each Aura attached to it.
Whenever you cast an Aura spell, you may draw a card.

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Force of Vigor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $8.44

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If it's not your turn, you may exile a green card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Destroy up to two target artifacts and/or enchantments.

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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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Sentinel's Eyes

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.
Escape—{W}, Exile two other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Hyena Umbra

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.33

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has first strike.
Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Spider Umbra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has reach. (It can block creatures with flying.)
Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Daybreak Coronet

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.60

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Enchant creature with another Aura attached to it
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has first strike, vigilance, and lifelink. (Damage dealt by the creature also causes its controller to gain that much life.)

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Leyline of Sanctity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.93

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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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Gryff's Boon

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 and has flying.
{3}{W}: Return Gryff's Boon from your graveyard to the battlefield attached to target creature. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Rancor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.74

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 and has trample.
When Rancor is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Rancor to its owner's hand.

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Razorverge Thicket

Color Identity:G,W

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Razorverge Thicket enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $6.70

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Companion — Each permanent card in your starting deck has converted mana cost 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 converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

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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 their library.

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Branchloft Pathway // Boulderloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

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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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Dromoka's Command

Color Identity:G,W

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Choose two —
• Prevent all damage target instant or sorcery spell would deal this turn.
• Target player sacrifices an enchantment.
• Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
• Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control.

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Slippery Bogle

Color Identity:G,U

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Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Gaddock Teeg

Color Identity:G,W

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Noncreature spells with converted mana cost 4 or greater can't be cast.
Noncreature spells with {X} in their mana costs can't be cast.

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Ethereal Armor

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each enchantment you control and has first strike.

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Gladecover Scout

Color Identity:G

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Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Brushland

Color Identity:G,W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}. Brushland deals 1 damage to you.

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Spirit Mantle

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.40

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has protection from creatures.

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You'll want to skip picking up Rest in Peace as it doesn't work with Lurrus's triggered ability. However, Soul-Guide Lantern is a great way to keep the opponent's graveyard empty while drawing you cards, and you can recur it with Lurrus. Note, you can't run Lurrus as a companion if you sideboard in Leyline of Sanctity against Burn or Mill, it but remains a decent option in game one.

Semi-Optimal Selesnya Bogles

Next, you can focus on your sideboard to ensure you have the correct tools to attack the Modern metagame.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Selesnya Bogles (Semi-Optimal) by Emmmzyne

'Selesnya Bogles (Semi-Optimal)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Event:

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Modern

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Cards

Dromoka's Command

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.15

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Choose two —
• Prevent all damage target instant or sorcery spell would deal this turn.
• Target player sacrifices an enchantment.
• Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
• Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control.

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Brushland

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.85

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}. Brushland deals 1 damage to you.

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Razorverge Thicket

Color Identity:G,W

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Razorverge Thicket enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Sentinel's Eyes

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.
Escape—{W}, Exile two other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Gryff's Boon

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.59

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 and has flying.
{3}{W}: Return Gryff's Boon from your graveyard to the battlefield attached to target creature. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Rancor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.74

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 and has trample.
When Rancor is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Rancor to its owner's hand.

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Daybreak Coronet

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.60

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Enchant creature with another Aura attached to it
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has first strike, vigilance, and lifelink. (Damage dealt by the creature also causes its controller to gain that much life.)

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Gaddock Teeg

Color Identity:G,W

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Noncreature spells with converted mana cost 4 or greater can't be cast.
Noncreature spells with {X} in their mana costs can't be cast.

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Spirit Mantle

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.40

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has protection from creatures.

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Hyena Umbra

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.33

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has first strike.
Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

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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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Kor Spiritdancer

Color Identity:W

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Kor Spiritdancer gets +2/+2 for each Aura attached to it.
Whenever you cast an Aura spell, you may draw a card.

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Slippery Bogle

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $1.24

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Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Ethereal Armor

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.63

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each enchantment you control and has first strike.

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Branchloft Pathway // Boulderloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Spider Umbra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has reach. (It can block creatures with flying.)
Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Gladecover Scout

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

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Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Leyline of Sanctity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.93

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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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Force of Vigor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $8.44

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If it's not your turn, you may exile a green card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Destroy up to two target artifacts and/or enchantments.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.73

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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 their library.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.22

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

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Main Deck

Sideboard

The only mainboard change is Temple Garden which is one of the best lands you can run within the build. It ensures you can cast your turn-one Slippery Bogle while being able to hit the demanding mana cost of Daybreak Coronet a few turns later. Later on, it will be the premier land to grab off Windswept Heath or Wooded Foothills.

Moving to the sideboard, Rest in Peace is for graveyard strategies that remain popular within Modern, and it offers synergy with Ethereal Armor. Force of Vigor is the premier artifact and enchantment removal spell in Modern, and ideal against hate cards such as Blood Moon and Ensnaring Bridge. Gaddock Teeg is to respect combo strategies such as Ad Nauseam, Tron, and Oops! All Spells.

Since the banning of Mox Opal, there isn't much demand for artifact hate such as Stony Silence or Collector Ouphe. Still, it's something to keep in mind if you anticipate an uptick in Tron or Colossus Hammer archetypes in your metagame. Hushbringer saw play upon Throne of Eldraine's release to counteract Humans and Spirits, but lines up poorly against Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath at present. As you are in white and green, you have access to an abundance of sideboard options, meaning you have plenty of tools to attack Modern comfortably.

Optimal Selesnya Bogles

Eventually, you'll want to optimize your mana base to offset mana flood. This where a chunk of the value comes in, since lands are an important aspect of the strategy.

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Cards

Kor Spiritdancer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.22

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Kor Spiritdancer gets +2/+2 for each Aura attached to it.
Whenever you cast an Aura spell, you may draw a card.

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Slippery Bogle

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $1.24

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Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Dryad Arbor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $14.65

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(Dryad Arbor isn't a spell, it's affected by summoning sickness, and it has "{T}: Add {G}.")

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Leyline of Sanctity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.93

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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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Spirit Mantle

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.40

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has protection from creatures.

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Windswept Heath

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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 your library.

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Daybreak Coronet

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.60

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Enchant creature with another Aura attached to it
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has first strike, vigilance, and lifelink. (Damage dealt by the creature also causes its controller to gain that much life.)

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.60

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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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Gaddock Teeg

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $4.45

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Noncreature spells with converted mana cost 4 or greater can't be cast.
Noncreature spells with {X} in their mana costs can't be cast.

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Force of Vigor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $8.44

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If it's not your turn, you may exile a green card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Destroy up to two target artifacts and/or enchantments.

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Wooded Foothills

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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 your library.

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Razorverge Thicket

Color Identity:G,W

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Razorverge Thicket enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Hyena Umbra

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.33

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has first strike.
Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

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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 their library.

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Gryff's Boon

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 and has flying.
{3}{W}: Return Gryff's Boon from your graveyard to the battlefield attached to target creature. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Gladecover Scout

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

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Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Dromoka's Command

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.15

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Choose two —
• Prevent all damage target instant or sorcery spell would deal this turn.
• Target player sacrifices an enchantment.
• Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
• Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control.

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Horizon Canopy

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $16.31

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

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Sentinel's Eyes

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.
Escape—{W}, Exile two other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

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

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Rancor

Color Identity:G

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 and has trample.
When Rancor is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Rancor to its owner's hand.

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Ethereal Armor

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.63

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each enchantment you control and has first strike.

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Spider Umbra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has reach. (It can block creatures with flying.)
Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Main Deck

With the addition of fetch lands, you can add Dryad Arbor to protect your threats.

Usually, you'll use Dryad Arbor in response to a Liliana of the Veil activation or Liliana's Triumph so you don't lose your Bogle. It's good practice to keep a Windswept Heath or Wooded Foothills in play in anticipation of this, especially if you already have enough lands to cast your spells. There will be rare instances when attacking with a Dryad Arbor will be relevant, notably in the late game as it can wear Gryff's Boon or Rancor well enough.

A set of Windswept Heath is the minimum amount of fetches to run in the strategy, as you want to filter your deck as much as possible. You can get away without running Wooded Foothills and run a Forest instead if you prefer the Blood Moon insurance. Wooded Foothills is the next cheapest green fetch for the strategy, but you can use Misty Rainforest or Verdant Catacombs if you have them already. The key takeaway is it needs to be a green fetch to ensure you can always grab Temple Garden or Dryad Arbor.

Horizon Canopy is the last essential piece in the strategy. Often you unload your hand very early on, and that means you can run out of gas in the late game. You'll want to be aggressive in trading Horizon Canopy for card draw as your curve is so low. Cashing in your Horizon Canopy when you've hit your fourth land drop ensures you can keep the action coming without any issues paying for your spells. Kor Spiritdancer is another draw engine but can be a lightning rod for removal since the creature doesn't have hexproof. Running a couple of Keen Sense or Sixth Sense could work, though there are limited flex slots available. Since the release of Zendikar Rising, the value of Horizon Canopy has fallen due to product oversaturation. That means now's an ideal time to pick these up, as they are a staple in Modern strategies such as Five-Color Humans and Heliod Company.

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Selesnya Bogles is a viable option for anyone hoping to rack up free wins in an always-evolving Modern metagame. It's far from fancy or elegant, but it presents a simple approach and helps you understand the fundamentals of the game. Not to mention, it's cheap to build with an easy upgrade path that is achievable on a budget. Plus, it's an excellent option in Pauper if you ever wanted to jump into the commons-only format, so you can get more mileage from your cards.

Bogles is an ideal strategy if you are unable to keep up-to-date with Modern or any of the new cards, as it does one thing and it does it incredibly well.