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    Modern Sideboarding

    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
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    Re: Modern Sideboarding

    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.

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    Re: Modern Sideboarding

    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.
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    Re: Modern Sideboarding

    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.

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    Re: Modern Sideboarding

    I'll put Searing Blood in the Burn section. Deflecting Palm is already there in the Burn section, where else does it belong?
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