Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mirrodin Fun Deckbuilding 7: Colorless Modern Deck Construction

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I have grouped the artifact creatures into three groups.

1. Myrs and Golems. I have 11 colorless Myrs and 3 Golems. Myrs are great with color because most Myrs have a single color that they flavor. A colorless Myr deck is therefore pointless. These cards will complement the other two groups. Myr Galvanizer adds counters to all Myrs.

2. Rust Elemental + Arcbounds. I have 2 Rust Elemental and 14 Arcbounds. For a Modern Constructed deck this group is the core of the build.

3. Other artifact creatures: I have 23. The better ones are from the Scars of Mirrodin selection.

4. A commander build has 36 creatures to pick from. That is enough creatures for a commander deck, but not enough to weed out the not-so-playable cards, like the Goblins that aren't Goblins.

5. We have a great selection of artifact equipment: 11 from Mirrodin, 2 from Darksteel, 2 from the Shards of Alara block-these are from when I bought a bunch of multi-colored commons-; and 9 from Scars of Mirrodin block. A playset of Golem-Skin Gauntlets would be great. I will take the one I have.

6. A really good selection of artifacts: 10 Mirrodin, 1 Darksteel, 4 Shards of Alara block, and 9 Scars of Mirrodin block.

The totals for this selection are more than enough for a casual Modern Constructed deck: 53 creatures, 24 artifact equipment and 24 artifacts.

Here is the deck list. I had many good cards to pick from.

4 Arcbound Worker
1 Myr Retriever
1 Alpha Myr
2 Perilous Myr
2 Myr Sire
2 Arcbound Stinger
1 Myr Adapter
1 Arcbound Reclaimer
2 Rust Elemental
2 Arcbound Crusher
1 Chrome Steed
2 Darksteel Juggernaut
1 Razorfield Rhino
1 Arcbound Fiend
1 Myr Enforcer

24 creatures

2 Bone Saw
1 Darksteel Axe
1 Infiltration Lens
1 Aether Spellbomb
1 Leonin Scimitar
1 Dead-Iron Sledge
1 Bonesplitter
1 Golem-Skin Gauntlets
1 Neurok Hoversail
1 Slagwurm Armor
1 Sylvok Lifestaff
1 Skullclamp
1 Throne of Geth
2 Armillary Sphere
1 Bladed Pinions
1 Echo Circlet
1 Vorrac Battlehorns
2 Vulshok Gauntlets
1 Mask of Memory
1 Ur-Golem's Eye
1 Rusted Relic
2 Lux Cannon
1 Myr Incubator

27 other spells

Add 24 lands of your choice and you have 75 cards for a Modern Constructed deck of 60 cards and a 15 card sideboard.

This selection is on the verge of being a good commander build.

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