Modern is all about grinding these days, and Elementals is the best deck in the format at generating value.
Before Modern Horizons 2, Elementals was a fringe deck, never seeing serious tournament play. However, they’re now one of the very best tribes, with excellent synergy, plus many of the most individually-powerful creatures in Modern having creature-type Elemental.
Recently, Elemental tribal has come back from the brink of extinction, and become one of the most popular and successful ways to utilize the all-star Omnath, Locus of Creation. Today, I’ll examine why that is, as well as give you everything you need to be successful picking up this awesome strategy.
This Deck Guide is very much a team effort. It’s written in consultation with Gabriel Nassif, who’s been playing (and winning) a lot with Elementals lately. It’s updated from AspiringSpike’s original Deck Guide, written last year.
While a number of different builds are possible, here’s what Nassif used to make the top 8 of last weekend’s Magic Online Modern Challenge.