MTG – Modern Deck – U/W Post Control
You may not know this, but I’ve fallen in love with a card from M13. If I could get all the cards needed to play it in all formats. I would… really, I would. Not sure if it’s possible in all formats but it would have been fun to be “that guy” that always brings the same key card in all of his decks.
The card: Trading Post.
Because I’m a huge fan I thought I would put a deck together for Modern. A format that isn’t vastly played in my area or in Sweden at all. But there is some talk around that the format WILL get some tournaments if the shock lands are reprinted in Return to Ravnica. The big reason for this is because the stores wants the lands to be available to more players. If the cards are in the current product range, there is a bigger chance for newer players to join the format. That’s the reasoning behind it.
So! The idea with this deck was originally to play Mono Brown (Only artifacts). But the more I worked with it, the more I realized I wanted some colors in there. For one, I really want to play Ethersworn Canonist. She feels like a card that can slow down many decks in the format, and if your opponent uses removal on here, Trading post can easily be used to return her to your hand.
Lodestone Golem is another card that is added for value, all non artifact cards cost 1 more to play. This effect won’t bother you, but your opponent will be playing a slower deck.
So here is the creature set up!
1x Sundering Titan
2x Treasure Mage
2x Wurmcoil Engine
3x Etherium Sculptor
4x Lodestone Golem
4x Ethersworn Canonist
Yes, I also added a Sundering Titan to the mix. Not only do I love Sundering Titan, but with the ability to get him out early and get him back from the grave, he can be a true force! Wurmcoil is one of our heavy hitters and Treasure Mage is in here to find him other big cards within the deck.
The artifact set up!
4x Trading Post
4x Ichor Wellspring
4x Prophetic Prism
2x Expedition Map
1x Spine of Ish Sah
Well yes, four copies of Trading Post! Something that I want to remind you of when playing Trading Post is the importance of keeping it untapped with mana in certain matchups. If they play white with Path To Exile you want to be able to sacrifice your Wurmcoil Engine to get some value out of them. Once it’s exiled, it’s a problem. Also, remember that Sundering Titan has a leave the battlefield trigger as well as enter.
Mind Slaver + 2x Trading Post + enough mana = infinite combo.
Prohetic Prism is a card that I decided to play over Azorious Signet or Mox Opal because it draws you a card. Since you can easily reset artifacts, it felt like a better option for the deck. I’m not sure if its correct choice yet, but some testing will decide that.
Other spells: 4
3x Gifts Unvgiven
1x Unburial Rites
Not a big mix, but still so important. If you can resolve a Gifts Ungiven early enough. Sundering Titan or Wurmcoil can hit the field early and be a big threat. Or, you know, Gifts can just fill your grave with artifacts that can be brought back with Trading Post.
Usually when I end these deck list or reports or whatever you want to call them. I simply put the lands out there for you to fix yourself, or just show a quick list with the lands. This time, I want to talk shortly about them.
First of all, we’re playing a land called Springjack Pasture. See it below.
This together with Trading Post can fix your mana in silly situations, you may ask: why won’t you just play more colored lands over it? Well you see, this land creates creatures. Trading Post needs creatures to return Artifacts from your graveyard. This way, even if you’re only on a single trading post you can still do the combination of creating a goat and then sacrifice to return a artifact at the end of your opponents turn.
And another thing, with so much colorless mana needed, of course we play the Urza lands!
4x Springjack Pasture
2x Phyrexian’s Core
2x Inkmoth Nexus
3x Urza’s Mine
4x Urza’s Tower
3x Urza’s Power Plant
4x Hallowed Fountain
Hope you enjoyed the deck Nurglings.
Until next time, take care.
Posted on 19 August, 2012, in Card Games, Deck / Deck Lists, Magic The Gathering and tagged Alexander Eliasson, blue, brown, deck, decks, list, lists, Magic The Gathering, modern, mono, mtg, nurgle, nurgleprobe, trading post, U/W, white. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.