When I was pitched the article concept "The Weirdest Modern Decks of 2020," I knew it was right up my alley. I used to write articles like that all the time—sometimes it felt like every week. Modern's huge cardpool and diverse metagame has always been a playground for deckbuilders, where fascinating new decks or fresh takes on old ones constantly appear, and that makes for good content. But approaching an article through the scope of a whole year requires more than just looking through a few weeks of decklists, and I wanted to capture the weirdness that was 2020. This weirdness could be found in new cards too—cards pushed to their limits, some even changing the very fundamentals of the game like Companions or the modal double-faced cards. In turn, these broken cards have led to some pretty weird decks.

Selesnya Valakut

"Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle—No Mountains Required"

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Selesnya Valakut by WhiTe TsaR

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

Created By: WhiTe TsaR

Event: MTGO Modern Prelim - 11/23/20

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $582.78

Cards

Primeval Titan

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $8.70

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Trample
Whenever Primeval Titan enters the battlefield or attacks, you may search your library for up to two land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Windswept Heath

Market Price: $16.86

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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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Explore

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.14

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You may play an additional land this turn.
Draw a card.

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Ghost Quarter

Market Price: $1.15

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Ghost Quarter: Destroy target land. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.62

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Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield tapped.
When Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield, exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $11.56

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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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Tireless Tracker

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $5.81

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Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, investigate. (Create a colorless Clue artifact token with "{2}, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
Whenever you sacrifice a Clue, put a +1/+1 counter on Tireless Tracker.

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Elvish Reclaimer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.99

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Elvish Reclaimer gets +2/+2 as long as there are three or more land cards in your graveyard.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice a land: Search your library for a land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Kazandu Mammoth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.45

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Kazandu Mammoth gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

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Relic of Progenitus

Market Price: $2.27

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

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Selesnya Sanctuary

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.17

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Selesnya Sanctuary enters the battlefield tapped.
When Selesnya Sanctuary enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
{T}: Add {G}{W}.

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Horizon Canopy

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $17.85

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

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Snow-Covered Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.21

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.44

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Castle Garenbrig enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest.
{T}: Add {G}.
{2}{G}{G}, {T}: Add six {G}. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells or activate abilities of creatures.

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Celestial Purge

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.23

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Exile target black or red permanent.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.20

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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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Eidolon of Rhetoric

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.84

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

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Arboreal Grazer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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Reach
When Arboreal Grazer enters the battlefield, you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield tapped.

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Turntimber Symbiosis

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $5.72

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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 converted mana cost 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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Blast Zone

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Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone.
{3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Snow-Covered Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.83

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Ramunap Excavator

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.56

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You may play lands from your graveyard.

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Flagstones of Trokair

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $12.52

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{T}: Add {W}.
When Flagstones of Trokair is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Boil

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.54

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Destroy all Islands.

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Winds of Abandon

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.07

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Exile target creature you don't control. For each creature exiled this way, its controller searches their library for a basic land card. Those players put those cards onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their libraries.
Overload {4}{W}{W} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $9.02

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When Skyclave Apparition enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland, nontoken permanent you don't control with converted mana cost 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 converted mana cost of the exiled card.

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Collector Ouphe

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.81

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Activated abilities of artifacts can't be activated.

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Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $15.29

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Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle enters the battlefield tapped.
Whenever a Mountain enters the battlefield under your control, if you control at least five other Mountains, you may have Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle deal 3 damage to any target.
{T}: Add {R}.

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Dryad of the Ilysian Grove

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $15.07

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You may play an additional land on each of your turns.
Lands you control are every basic land type in addition to their other types.

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Knight of Autumn

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.77

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When Knight of Autumn enters the battlefield, choose one —
• Put two +1/+1 counters on Knight of Autumn.
• Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
• You gain 4 life.

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Vesuva

Market Price: $38.87

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You may have Vesuva enter the battlefield tapped as a copy of any land on the battlefield.

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Aven Mindcensor

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.29

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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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Cavern of Souls

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As Cavern of Souls enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type, and that spell can't be countered.

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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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Radiant Fountain

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When Radiant Fountain enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life.
{T}: Add {C}.

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Springbloom Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.21

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When Springbloom Druid enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice a land. If you do, search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.90

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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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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.16

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Field of the Dead

Market Price: $17.21

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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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Eladamri's Call

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $4.54

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

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In January, Theros Beyond Death kicked off 2020 with a bang. Among the standouts was Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, which combines the effect of Exploration with Prismatic Omen, all attached to a Lightning Bolt-proof body. It quickly replaced Azusa, Lost but Seeking in Amulet Titan decks, where only one extra land a turn was often good enough anyways, and the extra mana fixing more than made up for the difference.

This five-color mana fixing also opened up the possibility of using Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle as an additional win condition or source of value, which is where things start to get weird. Deck builders have often used Prismatic Omen to speed up Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle kills in Scapeshift decks, even some without Mountains, but they never stuck around for long. Prismatic Omen is just too weak on its own, but having it as a side effect of an otherwise good card means it's now accessible for no real cost.

Jamming Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle into Amulet Titan adds a whole new dynamic to the deck and to Primeval Titan itself.  The Selesnya Titan deck gives up Amulet of Vigor and the bounceland shenanigans for a decidedly more fair deck, more capable of playing an interactive midrange game and less susceptible to nonbasic land hosers.

Central to the strategy is Elvish Reclaimer, which plays the role of a miniature Primeval Titan, unlocking the deck's pool of utility lands, including the win conditions Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and Field of the Dead. By embracing white mana, Elvish Reclaimer unlocks Flagstones of Trokair to become true acceleration, turning one land into two. The interaction is strong enough to bring Modern Horizons limited star Springbloom Druid to Modern, where it's a one-of among many included in the deck's Eladamri's Call tutor toolbox. 

This toolbox recently received some big upgrades. Kazandu Mammoth functions as a tutorable land for Eladamri's Call, with the option of being a strong threat in a deck with so many potential landfall triggers.  It also gained removal-on-a-body Skyclave Apparition, one of the best white cards in years, and now the most-played creature in Modern.

A Selesnya Valakut deck sounds weird, but ultimately that's just one aspect of a deck with many facets. It also happens to be quite good, and has risen into one of the most popular and competitive in Modern.

Enchantment Reanimator

"Mythic Conscription, 2020 style"

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Rakdos Hollow One by PSBaro

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

Created By: PSBaro

Event: MTGO Modern League

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $388.37

Cards

Ox of Agonas

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.09

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When Ox of Agonas enters the battlefield, discard your hand, then draw three cards.
Escape—{R}{R}, Exile eight other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)
Ox of Agonas escapes with a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.41

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Blood Moon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $8.88

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Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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Shrine of Burning Rage

Market Price: $0.67

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At the beginning of your upkeep or whenever you cast a red spell, put a charge counter on Shrine of Burning Rage.
{3}, {T}, Sacrifice Shrine of Burning Rage: It deals damage equal to the number of charge counters on it to any target.

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Flameblade Adept

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.23

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Menace
Whenever you cycle or discard a card, Flameblade Adept gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Cathartic Reunion

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.12

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard two cards.
Draw three cards.

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Lightning Axe

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.27

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a card or pay {5}.
Lightning Axe deals 5 damage to target creature.

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Shenanigans

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

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Destroy target artifact.
Dredge 1 (If you would draw a card, you may mill a card instead. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Burning Inquiry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.47

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Each player draws three cards, then discards three cards at random.

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Street Wraith

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.89

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Swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
Cycling—Pay 2 life. (Pay 2 life, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Hollow One

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This spell costs {2} less to cast for each card you've cycled or discarded this turn.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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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 your library.

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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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Dragon's Claw

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Whenever a player casts a red spell, you may gain 1 life.

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Forgotten Cave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

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Forgotten Cave enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}.
Cycling {R} ({R}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Tormod's Crypt

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Storm Herald

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.21

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Haste
When Storm Herald enters the battlefield, return any number of Aura cards from your graveyard to the battlefield attached to creatures you control. Exile those Auras at the beginning of your next end step. If those Auras would leave the battlefield, exile them instead of putting them anywhere else.

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Eldrazi Conscription

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +10/+10 and has trample and annihilator 2. (Whenever it attacks, defending player sacrifices two permanents.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.33

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Goblin Lore

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.17

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Draw four cards, then discard three cards at random.

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Flamewake Phoenix

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.48

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Flying, haste
Flamewake Phoenix attacks each combat if able.
Ferocious — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control a creature with power 4 or greater, you may pay {R}. If you do, return Flamewake Phoenix from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Eldrazi Conscription is a good choice for anyone looking to sneak an enchantment into play; I'd say it's the best in all of Magic if you have a body to attach it to. It was good enough to spawn a top-tier Standard deck, with Sovereigns of Lost Alara both tutoring for it and putting it into play for free. Then 2020 brought Theros Beyond Death and Storm Herald with its ability to reanimate auras. Immediately Modern players started using Storm Herald to put Eldrazi Conscription into play, as early as turn three with haste, to quickly annihilate an opponent's resources and lifetotal. It would be possible to make a combo deck completely based around Storm Herald and Eldrazi Conscription, but a more sensible and ingenious approach was to jam it into a deck already suited to fill the graveyard.

With Cathartic Reunion and Lightning Axe, or a lucky Burning Inquiry or Goblin Lore, the deck can put Eldrazi Conscription into the graveyard in time for Storm Herald to reanimate it on turn three and combo out opponents. With so many ways to pitch useless cards, its combo pieces are less liable to be stuck in hand, and at the very least Storm Herald is a reasonable threat for what is fundamentally just an aggro deck.

Gyruda Combo

"Even Steven"

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Jund Gyruda by Lollosauro

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

Created By: Lollosauro

Event: MTGO Modern League

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $917.34

Cards

Inferno Titan

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.92

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{R}: Inferno Titan gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
Whenever Inferno Titan enters the battlefield or attacks, it deals 3 damage divided as you choose among one, two, or three targets.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Wurmcoil Engine

Market Price: $17.07

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Deathtouch, lifelink
When Wurmcoil Engine dies, create a 3/3 colorless Wurm artifact creature token with deathtouch and a 3/3 colorless Wurm artifact creature token with lifelink.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $10.07

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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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Radiant Fountain

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When Radiant Fountain enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life.
{T}: Add {C}.

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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $5.77

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

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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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Ghost Quarter

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Ghost Quarter: Destroy target land. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.

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Primeval Titan

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $8.70

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Trample
Whenever Primeval Titan enters the battlefield or attacks, you may search your library for up to two land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Ruric Thar, the Unbowed

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.40

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Vigilance, reach
Ruric Thar, the Unbowed attacks each combat if able.
Whenever a player casts a noncreature spell, Ruric Thar deals 6 damage to that player.

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Farseek

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.80

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Search your library for a Plains, Island, Swamp, or Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.

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Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

Color Identity:G

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Destroy target land. Search your library for a Forest card and put that card onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.

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Wilt

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.09

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Snow-Covered Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.60

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Sire of Insanity

Color Identity:B,R

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At the beginning of each end step, each player discards their hand.

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Cavern of Souls

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As Cavern of Souls enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type, and that spell can't be countered.

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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

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Castle Garenbrig enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest.
{T}: Add {G}.
{2}{G}{G}, {T}: Add six {G}. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells or activate abilities of creatures.

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Pyroclasm

Color Identity:R

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Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to each creature.

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Sylvan Caryatid

Color Identity:G

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Defender, hexproof
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Explore

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.14

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You may play an additional land this turn.
Draw a card.

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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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Slaughter Games

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.24

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This spell can't be countered.
Choose a nonland 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 their library.

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Snow-Covered Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.83

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.16

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Gemstone Caverns

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If Gemstone Caverns is in your opening hand and you're not playing first, you may begin the game with Gemstone Caverns on the battlefield with a luck counter on it. If you do, exile a card from your hand.
{T}: Add {C}. If Gemstone Caverns has a luck counter on it, instead add one mana of any color.

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Boil

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.54

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Destroy all Islands.

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.62

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Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield tapped.
When Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield, exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Blast Zone

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Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone.
{3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Chalice of the Void

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Chalice of the Void enters the battlefield with X charge counters on it.
Whenever a player casts a spell with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Chalice of the Void, counter that spell.

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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 your library.

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Leyline of the Void

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.67

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If Leyline of the Void is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
If a card would be put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Collector Ouphe

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.81

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Activated abilities of artifacts can't be activated.

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Gyruda, Doom of Depths

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.36

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Companion — Your starting deck contains only cards with even converted mana costs. (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.)
When Gyruda enters the battlefield, each player mills four cards. Put a creature card with an even converted mana cost from among the milled cards onto the battlefield under your control.

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Sakura-Tribe Elder

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.81

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Sacrifice Sakura-Tribe Elder: Search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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The concept of a card that requires a deck full of even cost cards sounds more like something out of an Un-set than a Standard-legal card, but that was the case with Gyruda, Doom of Depths, one of Ikoria's many companions with weird and extreme deckbuilding requirements. The new mechanic that made every game into Commander was weird enough as it was, but going further with things like odd cost decks (Obosh, the Preypiecer) or 80 cards (Yorion, Sky Nomad) on both sides of the table made this era feel truly bizarre.

Gyruda, Doom of Depths was one of the weirdest of them all because of the weird decks it created. It was the perfect engine for a deck full of Clone and Flicker effects, which could create more Gyruda, Doom of Depths triggers, and ending up putting a ton of power onto the battlefield. Decks full of these effects took off in Pioneer and Legacy, but the weirdest of all was the Modern version. In Modern, Gyruda, Doom of Depths takes more of a reanimator approach by including even-cost bombs to find instead of all clones. First and foremost is Primeval Titan, which is arguably another one-card combo itself. The same acceleration for hitting the six-drop also supports Gyruda, Doom of Depths, so they came together in a weird, happy marriage.

At its core, this deck isn't that weird, it's just a Primeval Titan deck with a Field of the Dead kill, but it accommodates Gyruda, Doom of Depths for its ability to find Primeval Titan or any other number of powerful even-mana plays. It's joined by everything from Sire of Insanity to strip an opponent's hand, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed to hose their spells, and Inferno Titan and Wurmcoil Engine to dominate the battlefield. 

It turns out that playing just even-cost cards isn't even a stretch for the strategy. Search for Tomorrow is out, but other fixers like Sakura-Tribe Elder and Farseek are still present and accounted for. Disruption like Lightning Bolt and Anger of the Gods must also go, but Chalice of the Void adds a new angle that hoses all sorts of decks. 

The companion nerf completely killed Gyruda, Doom of Depths in Pioneer and Legacy, but it has managed to stay alive in Modern; that list is from just last week.

Niv to Light

"Stay golden, Ponyboy"

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Niv to Light by Wuhsa

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

Created By: Wuhsa

Event: MTGO Modern League

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $1232.73

Cards

Yorion, Sky Nomad

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $4.23

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Companion — Your starting deck contains at least twenty cards more than the minimum deck size. (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.)
Flying
When Yorion enters the battlefield, exile any number of other nonland permanents you own and control. Return those cards to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.

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Cleansing Wildfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.31

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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 their library.
Draw a card.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $9.86

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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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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.23

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Lightning Helix

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.62

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

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Golos, Tireless Pilgrim

Color Identity:B,G,R,U,W

Market Price: $8.79

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When Golos, Tireless Pilgrim enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
{2}{W}{U}{B}{R}{G}: Exile the top three cards of your library. You may play them this turn without paying their mana costs.

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Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

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When you cast this spell, draw four cards.
Annihilator 4 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices four permanents.)
When Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles their graveyard into their library.

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Bring to Light

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.53

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Converge — Search your library for a creature, instant, or sorcery card with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of colors of mana spent to cast this spell, exile that card, then shuffle your library. You may cast that card without paying its mana cost.

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Kaya's Guile

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $1.15

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Choose two —
• Each opponent sacrifices a creature.
• Exile all cards from each opponent's graveyard.
• 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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Niv-Mizzet Reborn

Color Identity:B,G,R,U,W

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Flying
When Niv-Mizzet Reborn enters the battlefield, reveal the top ten cards of your library. For each color pair, choose a card that's exactly those colors from among them. Put the chosen cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Supreme Verdict

Color Identity:U,W

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

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $8.93

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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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Boil

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.54

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Destroy all Islands.

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Kolaghan's Command

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $6.54

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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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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 your library.

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Kaya, Orzhov Usurper

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $3.06

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+1: Exile up to two target cards from a single graveyard. You gain 2 life if at least one creature card was exiled this way.
−1: Exile target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 1 or less.
−5: Kaya, Orzhov Usurper deals damage to target player equal to the number of cards that player owns in exile and you gain that much life.

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Wrenn and Six

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $55.93

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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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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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Ashiok, Dream Render

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $1.42

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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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Teferi, Time Raveler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $10.37

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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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Dreadbore

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $4.44

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $10.50

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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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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/230468_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {G}.)

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Field of the Dead

Market Price: $17.21

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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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Birds of Paradise

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $8.17

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Flying
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Omnath, Locus of Creation

Color Identity:G,R,U,W

Market Price: $5.19

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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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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $10.07

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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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Utopia Sprawl

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $6.69

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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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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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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.16

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Assassin's Trophy

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $14.94

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Destroy target permanent an opponent controls. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.

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Abundant Growth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.30

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Enchant land
When Abundant Growth enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Enchanted land has "{T}: Add one mana of any color."

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $20.75

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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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Indatha Triome

Color Identity:B,G,W

Market Price: $5.82

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({T}: Add {W}, {B}, or {G}.)
Indatha Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $5.77

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.20

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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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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.29

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

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Deafening Clarion

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.15

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Choose one or both —
• Deafening Clarion deals 3 damage to each creature.
• Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

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Expansion // Explosion

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $1.91

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Magus of the Moon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $15.65

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Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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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 your library.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.20

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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: $7.63

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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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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.33

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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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 your library.

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Unmoored Ego

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.24

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Choose a card name. Search target opponent's graveyard, hand, and library for up to four cards with that name and exile them. That player shuffles their library, then draws a card for each card exiled from their hand this way.

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Snow-Covered Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.83

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.16

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Yorion, Sky Nomad brought its own weirdness with its 80-card deck restriction. With 60-card constructed decks being such a tenet of Magic, and with the 61st card so widely scorned, it's amazing we so readily ballooned the size of our decks for access to a companion. But that's the power of companions, and Yorion, Sky Nomad, maybe the best companion of all, continues to thrive despite the companion errata. All of the 80-card Yorion, Sky Nomad decks are inherently weird, at least compared to last year when the idea of 80-card decks would have been an absurd concept, but the weirdest is the Five-Color Niv to Light deck.

This deck really has all sorts of weird and extreme things going on beyond the 80-card factor. To start, it has a five-color manabase built on some of the strongest lands ever, the absurd "true dual lands, but they are three colors. Oh and they cycle." They support Niv-Mizzet Reborn, which requires a deck full of gold cards, like another 2020 joke—Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath—and broken 2019 Planeswalkers. It even includes maybe the most single broken card of the year, what I called the best creature ever: Omnath, Locus of Creation. In a way, the deck takes all the weirdness and brokenness of the past two years and encapsulates it in one big, bloated, expensive pile of cardboard.

The sum of the parts is cool though: a fun midrange control deck with big haymakers and a toolbox of utility. Despite the extremely high power of its individual cards, it's playing a fair and slow strategy compared to the many broken possibilities of the format. It's a small but competitive part of the metagame, and offers a ton of options for customization and tuning.

Goblin Combo

"Goblins—the best combo deck in Modern."

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Goblins by A22en

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

Created By: A22en

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $1035.88

Cards

Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $14.77

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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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Auntie's Hovel

Color Identity:B,R

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As Auntie's Hovel enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Goblin card from your hand. If you don't, Auntie's Hovel enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Warren Weirding

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.13

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Target player sacrifices a creature. If a Goblin is sacrificed this way, that player creates two 1/1 black Goblin Rogue creature tokens, and those tokens gain haste until end of turn.

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Pashalik Mons

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.35

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Whenever Pashalik Mons or another Goblin you control dies, Pashalik Mons deals 1 damage to any target.
{3}{R}, Sacrifice a Goblin: Create two 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens.

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Blackcleave Cliffs

Color Identity:B,R

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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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Boil

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.54

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Destroy all Islands.

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Tarfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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Tarfire deals 2 damage to any target.

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Conspicuous Snoop

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.28

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Play with the top card of your library revealed.
You may cast Goblin spells from the top of your library.
As long as the top card of your library is a Goblin card, Conspicuous Snoop has all activated abilities of that card.

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Aether Vial

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a charge counter on Aether Vial.
{T}: You may put a creature card with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Aether Vial from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Munitions Expert

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.15

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Flash
When Munitions Expert enters the battlefield, you may have it deal damage to target creature or planeswalker equal to the number of Goblins you control.

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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 your library.

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Relic of Progenitus

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

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Goblin Trashmaster

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.08

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Other Goblins you control get +1/+1.
Sacrifice a Goblin: Destroy target artifact.

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Goblin Matron

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.36

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When Goblin Matron enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Goblin card, reveal that card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Goblin Ringleader

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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Haste (This creature can attack and {T} as soon as it comes under your control.)
When Goblin Ringleader enters the battlefield, reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all Goblin cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $15.79

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Haste
{T}: Create a token that's a copy of target nonlegendary creature you control, except it has haste. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step.

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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 your library.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.16

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Cavern of Souls

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As Cavern of Souls enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type, and that spell can't be countered.

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Skirk Prospector

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.24

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Sacrifice a Goblin: Add {R}.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $8.93

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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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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $16.99

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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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Grumgully, the Generous

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.17

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Each other non-Human creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.

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Sling-Gang Lieutenant

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.21

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When Sling-Gang Lieutenant enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens.
Sacrifice a Goblin: Target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Boggart Harbinger

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.24

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When Boggart Harbinger enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Goblin card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

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Chalice of the Void

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Chalice of the Void enters the battlefield with X charge counters on it.
Whenever a player casts a spell with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Chalice of the Void, counter that spell.

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Putrid Goblin

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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Persist (When this creature dies, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

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Murderous Redcap

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.38

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When Murderous Redcap enters the battlefield, it deals damage equal to its power to any target.
Persist (When this creature dies, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.33

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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The summer of 2020 brought Core Set 2021, and it brought Conspicuous Snoop, a Goblin Future Sight that was as broken as it looked. Goblin Harbinger's ability to set the top of the deck created an instant and infinite combo with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, and suddenly made Goblins one of the best combo decks in the field.

Here's how that combo works: You have Conspicuous Snoop. Cast Boggart Harbinger, finding Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. Now that Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker's on top of your library, Conspicuous Snoop has Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker's activated ability. So tap Conspicuous Snoop, targeting itself, giving you a Conspicuous Snoop token with haste. Keep activating each new Conspicuous Snoop targeting itself until you have 20,000 or so on the battlefield. With the 20,000th Conspicuous Snoop, tap it to target Boggart Harbinger, finding Sling-Gang Lieutenant. Now that Sling-Gang Lieutenant's on top of your library, all 20,000 of your tapped Conspicuous Snoops can conveniently sacrifice themselves to deal 20,000 damage to your opponent.

I wrote about one version that added a second combo with Grumgully, the Generous and persist; with two infinite combos, it's a style of Goblin deck so weird I never could have foreseen it when I was playing Goblins with Skullclamp in Standard or as my first Legacy deck 15 years ago.

Oops, All Lands

"No lands? No problem"

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Oops, Selective Memory by Vagabond87

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

Created By: Vagabond87

Event: MTGO Modern Challenge

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $340.63

Cards

Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.79

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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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Thassa's Oracle

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $9.74

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When Thassa's Oracle enters the battlefield, look at the top X cards of your library, where X is your devotion to blue. Put up to one of them on top of your library and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. If X is greater than or equal to the number of cards in your library, you win the game. (Each {U} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to blue.)

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Skyclave Cleric

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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When Skyclave Cleric enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life.

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Force of Negation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $54.28

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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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Talisman of Progress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $10.06

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}. Talisman of Progress deals 1 damage to you.

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Goblin Charbelcher

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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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Emeria's Call

Color Identity:W

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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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Sea Gate Restoration

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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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Teferi, Time Raveler

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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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Leyline of Sanctity

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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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Selective Memory

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Search your library for any number of nonland cards and exile them. Then shuffle your library.

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Path to Exile

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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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Jwari Disruption

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

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Silundi Vision

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Look at the top six cards of your library. You may reveal an instant or sorcery card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Simian Spirit Guide

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

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Disrupting Shoal

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You may exile a blue card with converted mana cost X from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Counter target spell if its converted mana cost is X.

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Defense Grid

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Each spell costs {3} more to cast except during its controller's turn.

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Island

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Serum Visions

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Draw a card. Scry 2.

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Pentad Prism

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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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Beyeen Veil

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Creatures your opponents control get -2/-0 until end of turn.

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Timely Reinforcements

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If you have less life than an opponent, you gain 6 life. If you control fewer creatures than an opponent, create three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens.

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My pick for the weirdest deck of 2020, and maybe my favorite, is an example of the "Oops, No Lands" archetype that abuses Zendikar Rising's modal double-faced cards. They take the place of lands but don't count as them, so the set created what are effectively one-card combos with Goblin Charbelcher, Balustrade Spy, and Undercity Informer, and some of the weirdest decks in the history of the game.

If these decks weren't weird enough, someone discovered an even weirder version that uses Selective Memory as its self-mill of choice.

By exiling the spells instead of actually milling, Selective Memory can't unlock the Dredge-like threats that the black versions of the deck use to actually win, but it does combine with one of the most broken cards of the year—the best combo win-condition in years—Thassa's Oracle. Thassa's Oracle defined Pioneer this year too, where it combined with Inverter of Truth, and this deck pays homage to the strategy. While it's much less popular than the other versions, this deck has top 8ed a Modern Challenge and might be much more than a novelty.

I am fond of the deck's use of Disrupting Shoal, which combines with not only the double-faced cards, but both of the blue combo pieces. The Betrayers of Kamigawa Shoal cycle and Coldsnap's Soul Spike cycle quietly got much better now that decks can be filled with more spells to pitch in place of lands.

Concluding 2020

With the constant power creep over the past few years, it feels like the metagame skews hard to competitive these days. The most extreme and weird decks have a harder time surviving, but that makes them all the more impressive when they do break through. 2020 had no shortage of weird and awesome new Modern decks, built on the backs of the broken new cards the year brought us.