Birgi Joins Modern Mono-Red Prowess


Modern Birgi Prowess by KOKOKO098



For the last several months, Prowess decks in Modern have been one of the hardest deckbuilding puzzles in the format. The archetype has lots of tools, can be built in several different color combinations and have access to a large selection of different threats, cheap spells and card advantage engines. I’ve found success with a few different versions over the last several months, and I think that the archetype is generally underexplored in Modern.

That being said, one of the main hurdles for Prowess decks to overcome is that they tend to have a poor matchup versus the removal-heavy Four-Color Omnath decks. MTGO user KOKOKO098 has found a very possibly interesting solution to that problem by including the two-card pseudo combo of Birgi, God of Storytelling and Underworld Breach, playing the full four copies of each. 

Birgi, God of Storytelling // Harnfel, Horn of BountyUnderworld Breach

I’ve been a big fan of playing a couple of copies of Underworld Breach as a late game card advantage engine in Prowess since Dragon’s Rage Channeler allows you to fill up graveyards quickly and the card can either offer a lot of reach with multiple copies of Lightning Bolt or just be used as a card advantage engine with Manamorphose or Mishra’s Bauble. Going more in on the combo with Birgi as a mana engine and playing the full four copies of Breach gives the deck a huge amount of reach versus Four-Color and the ability to go over the top of most midrange/control decks. 

I think that KOKOKO098’s list looks great and I hope to see it pop up more going forward.


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