Explorer Gruul Transmogrify
For today’s Deck Highlight, I chose this Gruul Transmogrify deck that’s been getting popular on the Explorer ladder recently.
The goal is very simple: ramp up with Courier’s Briefcase or Careful Cultivation while making a token and play a turn three Transmogrify for Titan of Industry. Cultivation is amazing here because it stays hidden in your hand until the end of your opponent’s turn.
Only four ways to turn a token into the Titan wouldn’t be enough to consistently do it in time, so there are also two copies of Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast, who also does the trick. Fable of the Mirror-Breaker and Esika’s Chariot let you play a bit of a normal game as well when you don’t have the perfect draw.
I like that this list runs Fire Prophecy and Abrade to help deal with some fast aggression and, most importantly, Greasefang. I can see adding another Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance to give you even more free tokens at instant speed as well.
This deck looks pretty simple, but it gets the job done very well. You probably won’t be great against control decks, but it should go over the top of aggro and other midrange decks pretty easily.