Modern Elementals by TheScrubinScrubs
Elementals make an appearance every now and then in Modern, and always have some cool stuff going on. Thunderkin Awakener is an appealing card, and Lightning Skelemental gives you a sick card to combo with it. Add some Aether Vials, some Birds of Paradise, and you’ve got Modern Elementals.
This deck utilizes a nice combo of ETB effects, Clones and Risen Reefs to really go off, with Flamekin Harbinger tying it all together. It’s a midrange value deck that’s capable of generating a surprising amount of damage when needed, and even has recursion and land destruction elements to it.
These are your mana engines, and are critical in giving you the necessary speed to keep up with the format.
Risen Reef goes off in this deck, and is one of the best cards you can copy with a Clone effect. It snowballs quickly, and if you ever untap with one in play, you can expect good things.
This light recursion package gives you a ton of value from Lightning Skelemental and Flamekin Harbinger, and can pick up Risen Reef nicely as well. These are the cards you’ll look to in order to create a board out of nothing.
Flamekin Harbinger is card disadvantage, but the effect it offers is a great deal for the price. It can find whatever effect you’re missing, enabling both a toolbox of useful Elementals and making the deck great as assembling its combos.
Having Birds or Vial is the most important thing to look for, but a good assortment of costs goes a long way even if you don’t have an accelerant. The deck has a low curve, so it’s hard to find hands that don’t have early plays.
- Aether Vial can let you put in clones or Flickerwisp as an instant in response to you evoking something, which adds up to a lot of value.
- Overgrowth Elemental can grow Thunderkin Awakener, letting it return larger Elementals than normal.
- Double Lightning Skelemental is a brutal turn if you can set up a copy effect.
This is a sweet tribal deck from a somewhat underrepresented tribe, and it’s cool seeing it get some love. Risen Reef is an awesome card, and I’ve gotta root for any deck going this hard on it.