You should be reading Michael Majors’ articles here on the Select side of StarCityGames.com — He’s basically always on the forefront of technology.
Majors and I spent quite a few hours (that we wish we had back) working on these decks, but TWOP’s build is a little different. Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Temple combo splendidly with the smaller Eldrazi from Battle for Zendikar, including Blight Herder and Wasteland Strangler. However, processing ain’t easy, at least in Standard. Thankfully, Modern makes that pretty easy with Relic of Progenitus, Nihil Spellbomb, and the forgotten Scrabbling Claws.
So, we can make some value Eldrazi. Now what? I like the Mono-Black base TWOP has, as it allows you to play things like Ghost Quarter without dipping into another color unnecessarily. Some Inquisition of Kozileks clear the way, Expedition Map finds your “combo” pieces, and Mind Stone accelerates you early and cycles late.
Eye of Ugin happens to have a secondary ability, which is find a giant monster to kill your opponent with. If you manage to cast an Oblivion Sower, you’ll likely end up with a pile of mana, as it allows you to take each land from exile, not just the ones exiled from the Oblivion Sower itself. If the lands you pick up are “useless” fetchlands, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth will make them work for you, just like that Eye of Ugin. Then Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger happens.
If you decide to mess around with this deck, I would recommend a Bojuka Bog or four. Have fun!
- 3 Oblivion Sower
- 4 Blight Herder
- 1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
- 1 Void Winnower
- 4 Endless One
- 4 Wasteland Strangler