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Deck Highlight: Modern UW Spirits

Spirits has been floating around Modern for years, and recently picked up a couple juicy new additions. If you’re into pressuring the opponent with flash creatures and countering key spells, this is the deck for you.

StreexIT’s Modern UW Spirits, 5-0 MTGO League

Gameplan

Disrupt the opponent with Spell Queller, Mausoleum Wanderer, and Skyclave Apparition, while stacking lords like Drogskol Captain and Supreme Phantom.

Archetype

Aggro-Control This deck is a tricky one, and can be very difficult to play against. It plays almost entirely at instant speed, especially when it draws Aether Vial, and has a ton of tricks and interaction that force the opponent into bad choices. It can also put a lot of power and toughness into play, way more than you’d expect from such a deck. Having a ton of lords adds up, and the deck can go from having a 2/1 in play to attacking for 7 very easily.

Tips and Tricks

  • Essence Flux can let you reset what your Spell Queller is eating, pump Mausoleum Wanderer, or re-trigger Rattlechains (among many other things). Keep an eye out for ways to use it.
  • If you have a Teferi, Time Raveler in play, bouncing or otherwise removing your Spell Queller from play does not let them cast their spell. Thanks Teferi!
  • If you can land two Drogskol Captains, they protect each other, which is a hard lock against some decks.
  • As it is in any deck running it, Aether Vial is the best card to see in your opening hand. I would rarely mull any hand with it.

You Should Play This Deck If…

You like keeping your opponent off balance long enough to squeak out a win (and enjoy playing with tricky cards). This deck is definitely solid, and has access to a lot of powerful synergies as well as individually powerful cards.

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