Sunday, November 23, 2014

"Modern Forays :Feeling the Presence(of Gond)"

"Modern Forays :Feeling the Presence(of Gond)"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.

It was one of those times that I would be able to hang out around a store while killing some time that I came across this wonderful combo. Red from Gmasters showed me a deck to use against the newly sparked planeswalkers in the store who were battling it out like crazy. The deck was a modern pauper deck that had in its heart a combo that was worth writing about. And this has the Midnight Guard and the Presence of Gond combining with each other to produce infinite Elf tokens that could defeat any army or swarm any planeswalker. All you need to do is attach the Presence of Gond on the Midnight Guard and tap it to produce a 1/1 Elvish Warrior token , the midnight guard will sense that a creature has come into play and it untaps. Repeat until you have the desired amount to smack someone with your Elvish army.

The initial deck was a life gain/ Defender deck that would wait out other faster and meaner decks until you got hold of the 2 cards that would make the combo.Here is my tweak on the deck. Feeling the Presence.

4 x Blossoming Sands
4 x Selesnya Guildgate
4 x Evolving Wilds
8 x Forests
20 lands

4 x Midnight guard
4 x Heliods Pilgrim(Surprise Surprise!)
4 x Yoked Ox
4 x Elvish Mystic
4 x Llanowar Elves
20 Creatures

4 x Commune with the Gods
4 x Ranger's Guile
4 x Presence of Gond
4 x Fog
4 x Commune with the Nature
20 Spells

In the deck that I made there is an equal amount of lands , creatures and spells. The highest converted mana cost is 3 and there are a lot of mana acceleration here to power out the deck as early as possible in the form of Llanowar Elves ad Elvish Mystic. Yoked Ox provides early defense. Heliods pilgrim which is still a godsend for combo decks like these fetches the Presence of Gond for so that you could set it off.

"Fetching the Presence!"
So who would fetch the Midnight Guard then? Well Commune with Nature and Commune with the Gods The latter possibly able to fetch a presence of Gond too. You will be doing a lot of communing to feel the presence then.

A set fog to prevent creatures from overwhelming you and a set of Ranger's Guile so that you could protect the Midnight guard as it is turns around and around , lighting its torch on unseen shadows that would turn out to be 1/1 Elf Warriors.

Well I almost have all the pieces with me and I will running this soon, hopefully against the original version. Go ahead and feel the presence. It means your opponents are about to feel it too. 

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