Gatecrash Preview: Boros Reckoner


Oh My! Spitemare has Evolved!

This is a pretty big deal if there ever was on in Gatecrash. A 3/3 creature for 3 in either Red or White with nothing but bonuses is really pushing the curve. Sure, it’s all colored mana and no colorless, but it’s well worth it. If you do some quick math, you will notice that this minotaur can take down things like Primeval Titan and Wurmcoil Engine (or both its tokens). These creatures are not in Standard at the moment, but they are in Modern. There just happens to be one obscure Modern format deck that will be trying to fit this guy in:

jeanhugues (3-1)
Modern Daily #4776257 on 12/29/2012

Main Deck
60 cards

3 Scrying Sheets
21 Snow-Covered Mountain
24 lands

3 Magus of the Moon
4 Spellskite
3 Thundermaw Hellkite
10 creatures

2 Batterskull
4 Blood Moon
2 Dismember
2 Flame Javelin
4 Koth of the Hammer
4 Pyroclasm
4 Relic of Progenitus
4 Skred
26 other spells

4 Mindbreak Trap
2 Slagstorm
4 Torpor Orb
4 Vandalblast
1 Wurmcoil Engine
15 sideboard cards

Yup! right at home! I had suggested Boggart Ram-Gang as a 3-power creature for 3 that would be good versus bigger creatures as well since it would effectively shrink them down with Wither. It was tested with less than good results, but I think Reckoner is a four-of in this build. The overall Moon color-screw package will remain as well as giving you the opportunity for hitting a potentially lethal Skred late game.

skredCome on Boros Reckoner, take one for the team!

For Legacy or casual decks, there’s always:


Blast from a forgotten past

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