Early in January, I spent a lot of time brewing and tuning a Boros Stoneblade deck that heavily features Modern’s most underplayed one drop: Fervent Champion.
I recommend reading that guide here if you haven’t already:
To briefly reiterate here are some of the main ideas behind the deck:
- Fervent Champion is a really potent threat when combined with Swords (specifically the most powerful Sword, Sword of Fire and Ice). Both haste and the ability to equip for zero mana largely mitigates the downsides of Swords since the cards are all mana intensive and slow.
- Playing four Fervent Champion, four copies of Ranger-Captain of Eos to tutor your champions, four Stoneforge Mystics and three Sword of Fire and Ice means that the plan has a lot of consistency, redundancy and versatility with your tutors having access to other targets.
- The rest of the deck is supported by red and white staples like Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, Esper Sentinel, Fury, Solitude and uses Magus of the Moon as a way to interact with big mana and some combo decks.
With these thought in mind, here’s the updated 75: