Posted On January 6, 2016 |
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I’ve been thinking about getting into Modern. The question is find a deck that suits me. There where a couple of options that where crazy enough and that left some space to make it my own. But I think I settled on -Eldrazi. The main draw has been the inclusion of Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver. But then the Oath of the Gatewatch previews started rolling, and it appears the Eldrazi now focus on explicitly colorless mana, and adds some great tools I would like to try.
First there is Thought-Knot Seer, which has been compared to Vendilion Clique. Maybe it’s as good, or maybe it isn’t, but it’s castable turn two using Eldrazi Temple, helped by Eye of Ugin. If it dies, your opponent gets back a card, but this is an upgrade from Clique. You just take the best card and maybe they get a random card in return later. It also means they have to spend a removal card to make sure that happens, and meanwhile you had a 4/4. So, that seems pretty good.
I’m not sure about Eldrazi Mimic, but being able to cast it for free when Eye of Ugin is in play sounds great. If you can follow it up with another, bigger Eldrazi next turn, it can be quite a fast source of damage.
The rest of the deck is random disruption. The idea is to get the Oblivion Sowers online as fast as possible, maybe get some lands out the deal, then finish off by using Ulamog.
~ UB Eldrazi ~