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    Tell me I'm crazy (and save me some time)

    I played my very first games of Modern last night. I took Enchantress to a small Monday Night Modern tourney in my corner of the world. It was fun and the local meta was pretty aggro.
    Back in the day I brought Rabid Wombat to smash the local meta (to mixed results). I'm talking 15 years back when Goblins was tier 1.
    Any chance I can port a basic Wombat list to Modern standards?
    I'm looking at something simple like:

    4 Secluded Steppe
    16 Plains

    4 Eternal Dragon

    4 Abeyance
    4 Swords To Plowshares
    4 Wing Shards
    3 Wrath of God
    4 Renewed Faith
    3 Decree of Justice
    3 Rune of Protection: Red
    3 Gilded Light
    4 Runed Halo
    4 Angelsong

    The obvious card DQs are Chant and Decree (Swords turning into Path, Abeyance turning into Silence, Eternal Dragon turning into that MH2 Dragon).
    We now have Planeswalkers to add wincons, which is pretty cool. I like the idea of cycling with Abandoned Sarcophagus (probably dumb). I have no idea how Modern works anyway and I may assuming that the format is Legacy for kids with helmets...
    But is there even a chance that a modern (pun intended) version of this deck is worth any brain power?
    Spoiler alert, I have the deck sleeved up in my mind so I'll probably build something to play next week so I can act smarter than everyone else
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    Thanks for any input.


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    Re: Tell me I'm crazy (and save me some time)

    You need to be able to beat burn, Lurrus recursion, DRC value, 4/4s with counter backup, Murktide, Ragavan, Urza's Saga etc. etc. Modern is quite fast with resilient decks.
    I really hope you can at least brew a tier 2 deck, I would love to sleeve up mono white. And if it's not Quinn, it might as well be Wombat.

    Urza's Saga might be good here. And it would be interesting to go without planeswalkers in order to dodge Force of Negation.

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    Re: Tell me I'm crazy (and save me some time)

    I wasn't able to go to Modern Monday because of a Covid scare. I did sleeve up a deck and was fairly confident I would have played it.

    4x Bandage
    4x Path to Exile
    4x Silence
    4x Angelsong
    3x Gilded Light
    4x Renewed Faith
    4x Wing Shards
    1x Starnheim Unleashed
    2x Wrath of God
    2x Doomskar
    4x Solitude
    3x Timeless Dragon
    1x Pristine Angel

    1x Field of Ruin
    3x Ghost Quarter
    16x Plains


    I wish I had Doomskar 15 years ago. Banking a wrath is pretty sweet. I also like Starnheim Unleashed; it's no Decree of Justice but late game it will make a bunch of Angels. Also thinking about changing the ratio of Field of Ruin and Ghost Quarter.
    I don't have a definite sideboard. I was just going to bring the standard stuff like Rest in Peace and Ghostly Prison and Cast Out. Also trying to make Shining Shoal work. Oh the memories...
    I am also debating trying the escape Elspeth. With the graveyard hate, this may not quite work.
    There's always next week.
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    Re: Tell me I'm crazy (and save me some time)

    I made it to Monday Modern this week, ready to disrespect this format with extreme prejudice. I went with the list in the previous post and totally forgot to bring my Enchantress deck, which has my graveyard SB hate. Oops.
    First round was against a dude playing Murktide. I commenced to exile all of his threats and failed to come up with a wincon of my own. Out of the 20 land in the deck, I drew about 16 of that over the course of game 1. Game two was a bit of the same. Highlights include my opponent trying to counter Wing Shards (twice) with storm triggers on the stack. He also bounced a creature of his own with Brazen Borrower (which I didn't catch) at a key moment which swung the game in his favor. Needless to say, in typical Wombat style the game went to turns and I couldn't stop lethal on turn 3.
    Game two was against Through the Breach/ Emrakul. Game one he breached Emrakul turn 5. Game two had him pulling Emerakul around turn 6, which I was able to Wing Shards. I rebuilt and (surprise, surprise) we went to time. I was able to play a Starnhiem Unleashed for 3 angels and won on turn 2.
    Third round I got the bye. Record of 1-1-1 was acceptable.
    All's said, my mission was successful. People were confused. No one knew what the f Bandage is. Curse words were spoken after creatures were repeatedly destroyed. Games went to time.
    But I'll be going back to Enchantress next week.
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    Re: Tell me I'm crazy (and save me some time)

    Amazing haha!
    What cards underperformed? Were the Solitudes necessary? They are card disadvantage, after all.

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    Re: Tell me I'm crazy (and save me some time)

    I must have hardcast Solitude about 75% of the time. I treated the card as a creature foremost and pitch spell secondary.
    I don't know what it says about a deck that uses Solitude as a wincon...
    That said, I don't think it's a 4-of but I think it has a place in the deck.
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    Re: Tell me I'm crazy (and save me some time)

    I'm gearing up to take this out soon. I'm planning on throwing some Gideons (of the Trials and Blackblade)in the mix. Not sure if I'll play it this Monday. I'll prepare a rundown if I do.
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