Daily Digest: Last Eldrazi Deck, I Swear

GerryT’s obsession with the Eldrazi comes to a close this week on Daily Digest as he shows off yet another thing you can do with the giant aliens running wild over the Modern format!

Grand Prix Washington, DC: March 11-13!

Look, we’ve got a new archetype, and people are going all-out brewing with it. This stuff is cool.

This one is an odd duck. Not only is it G/W, a bold color combination we haven’t seen before, but it’s also a little more on the controlling end of things. Sure, you can Thought-Knot Seer into Reality Smasher and crush your opponents, but realistically, you’re going to be sitting behind Wall of Omens waiting for your late game to kick in.

Ancient Stirrings and Expedition Map ensure you have the Eldrazi lands you want. Those were deemed way slower than just mulliganing appropriately, so you won’t find them in the aggressive versions. On this version, it feels more than fine, since you’re willing to keep a wider range of hands. Path to Exile and Wall of Omens stop the early beats, but so does Eldrazi Displacer.

In the mid-game, you can “blink” your creatures, such as Wall of Omens or Thought-Knot Seer, in order to get another use out of them. Note that Thought-Knot Seer is a “leaves the battlefield” trigger, which means it isn’t the biggest combo in the world, but it is very similar to using Karakas on a Vendilion Clique. The 3/3 body from Eldrazi Displacer isn’t wowing anyone in the mirror match, but it’s a reasonable size against everyone else.

The sideboard might be the coolest part. Not only do you have Leyline of Sanctity to hammer Burn, but you’ve also got Stony Silence for Affinity! As long as this deck is favored in the mirror, I like its chances in Modern right now. The U/R Eldrazi matchup might be difficult, and it will likely get beaten by G/R Eldrazi, but Colorless Eldrazi should be a good matchup.

Grand Prix Washington, DC: March 11-13!