Tireless Tracker is a grind machine on its own and can grow into a gigantic threat. Scavenging Ooze covers many bases in Abzan, primarily Ooze acts as main deck graveyard hate against grave-centric decks and an answer to an opposing Tarmogoyf and Snapcaster Mage. Ooze is sometimes great, but can sometimes be mediocre overall. Planeswalker 4 4 Liliana of the Veil. Kambal, Consul of Allocation is a nice addition to the toolbox of a Traverse build. Letting your opponent discard a card is great against combo or control. Don’t bring it in against grindy matchups and against matchups where bad topdecks matter. Typically 0-2 copies are very common. And if the exile of her plus ability is relevant, she is also strong. Stoneblade is a (usually) u/wcontrol shell that uses Mystic as it’s finisher. Abzan Midrange Canadian Highlander* CanadianHighlander. It’s amazingly flexible and hits nearly all problematic permanents in the format. Rarity: Rare. Sword of Fire and Ice is the next best equipment to have besides Batterskull. If you're on the lookout for interesting and slightly offbeat decks, here's one that should tickle your fancy. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Path to Exile is probably the best removal spell in Modern when looking at its raw powerlevel. You have to decide for yourself if you want to run it or not. Sword of Feast and Famine won’t see much play, but it is a great option to have in mind. Those two cards were simply made for each other. However, the one big problem with it is its mana producing restrictions. The single Enlightened Tutor in the sideboard is also quite clever, as it essentially acts as a third copy of Pithing Needle, Grafdigger's Cage, and Engineered Plague, saving space for additional cards. If you expect Blood Moon, then run 2 copies of this card. Export to: Planeswalker (5) 4. Assassin’s Trophy provides us a highly flexible tool which really improves game 1 against a bunch of matchups. By paying 2B and sacrificing a Zombie we can place two +1/+1 counters him making the 2/2 Zombie tokens he provides great chump blockers and great sacrificial attackers. Godless Shrine is another of the shocklands for the deck and is useful for getting us our turn 1 discard or turn 1 Path to Exile openings if we need to. Acting as clock and lifegain tool, Skull is perfect against aggressive strategies and strategies where a clock is needed. The downside is that Blast Zone is a colorless land and slow. If you want to run the card, I would generally not succeed 1-2 copies. Temple Garden is the final shockland for the deck. Having 8 2cmc threats is great. it gets around indestructible, persist, unearth and all dying effects and doesnt care about manacost or power/toughness, all for one mana. It is a good option to build toolbox oriented decks. Thoughtseize is the most powerful 1 CMC discard spell in the game. Paired with Unearth and especially Eladamri’s Call this card can be a resilient piece of interaction against all kinds of artifact based decks. Most lists nowadays run 1-2 copies in the deck. This kind of effect makes Ashiok quite intriguing, when thinking about matchups like Tron, Valakut and Amulet Titan. If you use this card properly, you can get great results from it. Nissa, Vital Force is a strong grindy card which is really helpful to turn the corner in control matchups and grindy matchups. Always run 4 copies of this card. Generally, 6 discard spells are playing in the MB of Abzan. $('[data-toggle="tooltip"]').tooltip(); Siege Rhino helped to push Abzan above other midrange decks in the format, the card has fallen out of favour a little bit. Its a little lackluster against evasive creatures though, as Finks is not able to block there. Edit Live Edit. Its a terrible topdeck. We play 1 copy of this land. Blast Zone is a potent utility land, which essentially functions like Engineered Explosives. Edit. Nurturing Peatland is a strong land that helps to dig deeper into our deck. It is a staple in the Abzan Traverse version of the deck though, which utilizes delirium as a mechanic, and here Flayer really shines. Comments. Long time readers may remember that last December Sheridan tested Stoneforge Mystic in an Abzan list against Afffinity. Its a nice option to have in mind. Nikolas Labahn made Top 4 in Ghent with the straight-up Esper list shown above, while the deck piloted by James Moskal to a Top 4 finish in Indianapolis dipped in red for Goblin Engineer. If you can fit it into your manabase without big hurdles, then Blast Zone represents a nice option to have against go-wide creature decks. By clicking "Accept" or using our site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them. If you feel you need help in those matchups, this card can do it all for only 1 slot in the SB. Creature (11) 3. With a cheap activation cost and a strong body, Treetop can really shift the advantage into your side. For this reason we do not run that many copies, the exact copy number depends simply on the metagame. Don’t get me wrong, Stoneforge Mystic has a decent level of power. Liliana, the Last Hope +1 has the ability to kill some key creatures in the format and shrink other larger, more problematic, threats until our next turn, which is nothing to be taken lightly – although notably a dead ability against a few decks in Modern. View this card as being a combo hate, not a graveyard hate, and then you will be fine. One should not miss on this card when building a typical Abzan deck. // Enable Bootstrap Tooltips By Andrea Mengucci / August 3, 2019 October 10, 2019. Any suggestions are appreciated, but these are the specific areas I have identified. 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