Daily Digest: What To Expect At #PTOGW

#SCGRegionals and #PTOGW are going to shape Modern for the foreseeable future. We know a lot of the contenders, but there is one big question: What will the Eldrazi deck be? GerryT investigates!

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The biggest question mark heading into Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch this weekend is the Eldrazi decks. Are they going to be traditional? Will they use anything from #MTGOGW? How will they perform?

If FastFake has any influence on the PT, the Eldrazi decks we know will likely be very different. This deck uses a blue splash instead of the far more common white splash. Drowner of Hope is nigh-unbeatable for some decks, and it’s particularly good against the smaller mirror matches that eschew Oblivion Sower and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger.

Overall, this deck is cleverly constructed. Cavern of Souls is basically a tri-land for Wasteland Strangler, Drowner of Hope, and Thought-Knot Seer. I’d be worried about not being able to cast things like Thoughtseize with them, but this deck doesn’t have anything that isn’t castable off them in the maindeck or sideboard.

Eldrazi Mimic provides a scary clock while the rest of the #MTGOGW cards are pretty close to busted if you have an Eye of Ugin or Eldrazi Temple.

It might be too restricting to build your deck in a nearly colorless fashion, but it seems to be working. I wouldn’t think that Spatial Contortion is good enough for Modern, but here we are. I suppose sometimes it might be useful as a Lava Spike on some of your larger creatures.

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