Deck of the Day – Modern Tooth and Ramp

We continue our look at sweet Modern decks that can do some crazy things with a nearly-mono-green concoction that can actually cast Emrakul, the Aeons Torn—and quickly to boot. That’s always a feature that gets my attention.

Overgrowth and Utopia Sprawl are not Modern staples by any stretch of the imagination, but they definitely go a long way toward ramping mana. Enchanting your lands, especially Forests, allows you to develop your mana from both the enchantment and with some other nice enablers.

Arbor Elf and Voyaging Satyr do double-duty as mana creatures when you’re enchanting your lands with ramp spells. Turn-1 Arbor Elf into turn-2 Utopia Sprawl and Voyaging Satyr can lead to some pretty ridiculous starts. Overgrowth on turn 3 threatens to add 9 mana—conveniently, the right amount for the namesake of the deck.


Tooth and Nail has been a powerful card in Mirrodin block and in Cube, but hasn’t seen too much play elsewhere. Searching out Emrakul and Xenagos, God of Revels will end the game immediately. This deck can certainly hardcast Emrakul and get the extra turn trigger, but Tooth and Nail is quicker and more reliable while every bit as effective.


Cards like Garruk Wildspeaker and Nissa, Worldwaker give you powerful planeswalkers with options to either ramp your mana or make creatures to potentially take over the game.

Primal Command is another versatile tool, especially in conjunction with Eternal Witness that can keep a chain going and potentially gain you lots of life.

If you’re interested in doing big, cool things, this may be just the deck for you!

Tooth and Ramp

UEGJO, 5-0 in an MTGO Modern League


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