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
ArchetypeAggro-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.