Golgari Braids LD

by DedWards on 01 June 2021

Main Deck (60 cards)

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Deck Description

This deck Idea is born of an idea after seeing [[Braids, Cabal Minion]] being made Modern legal thanks to her print in Modern Horizons 2. Obviously not the best way to abuse [[Braids, Cabal Minion]], but the fact that she can force the opponent to sacrifice lands (among other things) was too much for me to not design an LD deck with her in it.

This deck's sideboard would have some number of [[Break the Ice]] in it for a 2 mana option verses Tron. Being 2 mana will be very important when they are on the play as a 3+ mana LD might be too slow in preventing their 3rd turn 7 mana play.

How to Play

Similar to classic Ponza lists, use mana acceleration and land destruction to hinder the opponent's mana base while accelerating into your win conditions.

[[Arbor Elf]] or [[Utopia Sprawl]] help ramp into turn 2 [[Rain of Tears]] or [[Fulminator Mage]]. If you're lucky enough to be able to play [[Arbor Elf]] on turn 1 and then enchant a forest with [[Utopia Sprawl]] on turn 2, without the elf being killed, you can play [[Mwonvuli Acid-Moss]] or [[Braids, Cabal Minion]] on turn 2 too.

[[Mwonvuli Acid-Moss]] and [[Binding the Old Gods]] ramp you while killing a land or a non-land respectively. As both these can fetch non-basic Forests, which this deck has in [[Indatha Triome]] and [[Overgrown Tomb]]. These Forests also works in favor of the static and ultimate abilities of [[Nissa, Who Shakes the World]].

[[Elder Gargaroth]] and [[Nissa, Who Shakes the World]] are the primary win conditions. [[Elder Gargaroth]] beats face while providing various advantages, and [[Nissa, Who Shakes the World]] makes an army out of your lands. [[Fulminator Mage]] and [[Braids, Cabal Minion]] are also creatures that can attack, if need be.

Deck Tags

  • Modern
  • Golgari
  • Land Destruction

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NOTE: Set by owner when deck was made.

Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Golgari Braids LD

Nice catch, and seems close enough to some old ponza lists to actually work.
One aspect of the deck needs to be fixed though, you need some way to win the attrition war, when braids gets played.
Once she's on the field you will need to generate more permanents of the important types than the opponent can do.
Otherwise braids will turn on you.

Elder gargoroth is a good start.

There was another version of Nissa that generated plant tokens.

If that nissa isn't available, maybe garruck can be of use.

Posted 14 June 2021 at 23:36