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Mr. Safety
02-28-2018, 09:10 AM
I have been working on a sideboarding guide for the modern format, mostly just to make sure that I don't miss key cards depending on how the meta-game shifts. I have played any and all color combinations in the format, with the only decks I really don't have experience piloting are Tron and Affinity (but I've played against them more times than I would prefer!) I'll jump in and update as newer cards are spoiled and mentioned in this thread. I think the most logical approach is to go by deck rather than by strategy (ie Affinity not 'artifact hate') because sometimes the broad approach doesn't get the best results. We don't have any real data on the effect of Bloodbraid Elf or Jace, The Mind Sculptor yet but I do think that we can at the least expect them to have a strong presence in the format. Specific decks that pop up with these 'new' cards will be added over time. There may be some rogue options in the list, mostly because I know a lot of players have specific brews they are trying to create and need something off the beaten path. The most common cards will be at the top of each list. This is far from perfect, so don't hesitate to pipe in and tell me what I'm missing!

Affinity

Stony Silence
Shatterstorm
Creeping Corrosion
Wear/Tear
Ancient Grudge
Nature's Claim
Natural State
Destructive Revelry
Smash to Smithereens
Ceremonious Rejection
Kataki, War's Wage
Night of Soul's Betrayal
Fracturing Gust
Kolaghan's Command
Smelt
Pithing Needle
Anger of the Gods
Pyroclasm
Zealous Persecution
Disenchant
Abrade
Qasali Pridemage
Rakdos Charm
Reclamation Sage
Shattering Spree
Ingot Chewer
Tin Street Hooligan
Trygon Predator
Vandalblast

Jund

Spreading Seas
Fulminator Mage
Blood Moon
Relic of Progenitus
Rest in Peace
Leyline of Sanctity
Sphinx's Revelation
Scavenging Ooze

Abzan Company

Anger of the Gods
Grafdigger's Cage
Negate
Dispel
Damnation
Supreme Verdict
Path to Exile
Leyline of Sanctity
Engineered Explosives

UR Gifts Storm

Leyline of Sanctity
Ethersworn Canonist
Eidelon of Rhetoric
Rule of Law
Rest in Peace
Relic of Progenitus
Tormod's Crypt
Pyroclasm
Anger of the Gods
Dispel
Negate
Surgical Extraction
Extirpate
Lost Legacy
Counterflux
Mindbreak Trap
Gaddock Teeg

Gx Tron

Blood Moon
Stony Silence
Fulminator Mage
Ceremonious Rejection
Field of Ruin
Rain of Tears
Sowing Salt
Crumble to Dust
Molten Rain
Ghost Quarter
Pithing Needle
Surgical Extraction

Eldrazi Tron

Blood Moon
Fulminator Mage
Ceremonious Rejection
Field of Ruin
Rain of Tears
Sowing Salt
Crumble to Dust
Molten Rain
Ghost Quarter
Supreme Verdict
Path to Exile
Surgical Extraction

Burn

Leyline of Sanctity
Kor Firewalker
Burrenton Forge-Tender
Obstinate Baloth
Blessed Alliance
Deflecting Palm
Kitchen Finks
Circle of Protection: Red
Searing Blood
Dispel
Negate
Basilisk Collar
Batterskull

Ad Nauseam

Leyline of Sanctity
Stony Silence
Ethersworn Canonist
Rule of Law
Eidelon of Rhetoric
Dispel
Negate
Counterflux

Bogles

Spellskite
Back to Nature
Engineered Explosives
Wear/Tear
Blessed Alliance
Tribute to Hunger
Hallowed Burial
Terminus
Ensnaring Bridge

Merfolk

Supreme Verdict
Wrath of God
Damnation
Anger of the Gods
Engineered Explosives

Grixis Death's Shadow

Blessed Alliance
Path to Exile
Surgical Extraction
Terminate
Devour Flesh
Go for the Throat
Abrupt Decay
Ensnaring Bridge

Humans

Pyroclasm
Anger of the Gods
Supreme Verdict
Damnation
Pithing Needle
Abrupt Decay

Dredge

Rest in Peace
Relic of Progenitus
Grafdigger's Cage
Surgical Extraction
Scavenging Ooze
Faerie Macabre
Leyline of the Void
Tormod's Crypt
Anger of the Gods
Ravenous Trap
Rakdos Charm

Hollow One

Rest in Peace
Relic of Progenitus
Leyline of the Void
Scavenging Ooze
Faerie Macabre
Damnation
Wrath of God
Supreme Verdict
Ancient Grudge
Destructive Revelry
Wear/Tear
Terminate
Path to Exile
Surgical Extraction
Terminus
Hallowed Burial

8Rack

Leyline of Sanctity
Rest in Peace
Leyline of the Void
Abrupt Decay
Nature's Claim
Qasali Pridemage
Kolaghan's Command
Krosan Grip
Disenchant
Sphinx's Revelation
Life from the Loam
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Ancient Grudge
Ray of Revelation
Wear/Tear
Destructive Revelry
Reclamation Sage

Mardu Pyromancer

Relic of Progenitus
Rest in Peace
Night of Souls' Betrayal
Anger of the Gods
Supreme Verdict
Damnation

Death and Taxes/Hatebears

Anger of the Gods
Pyroclasm
Supreme Verdict
Damnation
Pithing Needle
Night of Souls' Betrayal

Blue Moon

Negate
Abrupt Decay
Krosan Grip
Maelstrom Pulse
Back to Nature

UWx Control

Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Duress
Thoughtseize
Wrench Mind
Scavenging Ooze
Pithing Needle
Maelstrom Pulse
Kitchen Finks

Lantern Control

Stony Silence
Ancient Grudge
Destructive Revelry
Shatterstorm
Creeping Corrosion
Krosan Grip
Chalice of the Void
Kataki, War's Wage

Titan Shift

Blood Moon
Hushwing Gryff
Torpor Orb
Negate
Counterflux
Path to Exile
Surgical Extraction
Ghost Quarter
Field of Ruin
Crumble to Dust
Sowing Salt
Fulminator Mage
Rain of Tears
Molten Rain

GR Land Destruction

Negate
Life from the Loam
Path to Exile
Thoughtseize
Spell Pierce

Living End

Leyline of the Void
Rest in Peace
Relic of Progenitus
Tormod's Crypt
Faerie Macabre
Rakdos Charm
Surgical Extraction
Scavenging Ooze

Zoo

Anger of the Gods
Damnation
Supreme Verdict
Wrath of God
Ensnaring Bridge
Gideon Jura

Phoenix Ignition
02-28-2018, 03:50 PM
Some of my big favorites (I'll probably include more when I get more time later).
Affinity/Tron/Eldrazi/Eggs/Krark-Clan
Ceremonious Rejection

Affinity/Infect/Bogles/AnythingPyromancer/AnythingLingeringSouls (includes Esper control)/ Dredge
Night of Souls' Betrayal
Seriously, this card is insane. You just need a couple spot removal to stay alive until you get to 4 cmc and then half of the decks out there fold to it.

Burn/Infect/Bogles/Affinity sorta
Spellskite
Not as good since most of these decks are played less, but it used to just flat out win games since Bogles/Infect can't pump their creatures.

Mr. Safety
03-01-2018, 10:44 AM
Good ones for sure. I've been on Ceremonious Rejection for a while now; it's a great way for Snapcaster based decks to have cheap answers to Tron/Affinity.

veriest1
03-14-2018, 03:12 PM
Deflecting Palm has some interesting uses out of the board since it doesn't target. It can deflect the damage from Emrakul and a cranial plated Etched Champion. Both are normally enough damage to win the game on the spot.

Kor Firewalker seems less useful out of the sideboard than a pair of Searing Blood for the burn mirror.

Mr. Safety
03-15-2018, 08:10 AM
I'll put Searing Blood in the Burn section. Deflecting Palm is already there in the Burn section, where else does it belong?