Like I said last time, I’ve become part of the problem. I am a Shadow man.
Tournament reports are long and intros are boring. So let’s just hit it. Me and Grixis Shadow vs. the world: Round 1. Fight!
Somehow, a ton has changed in Modern since I last wrote about the format, just a month ago. The metagame is both incredibly stable and increasingly chaotic, as brewers and pros continue to spit out responses to the current top deck. Almost (ALMOST) anything seems viable these days…provided it has a plan to handle a bevy of Thoughtseizes, Pushes, and Shadows.
It’s been a wild ride from June to July. Let’s start back four weeks and work our way forward to today: the day I saw my own Shadow.
*The word proof is a hyperbolic overstatement. You should keep reading anyways, though.
After a big life change, it’s often nice to get back to your roots. That’s what I did last week, when I took my U/R Delver deck out to jam some Modern games. Why U/R and not Grixis? How’d the deck perform? And is Condescend any good or the absolute worst?
Read on to find out!
New bans, new sets, and new decks! Modern’s not lacking for Gifts except, that is, when they’re Ungiven.
Read on for a discussion of banlist updates, Aether Revolt additions, and a new Gifts Ungiven deck I’ve been piloting!