Moonless Ponza V2

by DedWards on 20 June 2019

Main Deck (60 cards)

Sideboard (15 cards)

Instants (3)

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Deck Description

Reworking an old deck, Moonless Ponza:

How to Play

Turn 2 Blood Moon is one of the best ays a Ponza deck can make, but I felt like having a little bit of fun and leaning more on the land destruction and on the ETB trigger of Goblin Dark-Dwellers.

The idea is to land a mana dork (Arbor Elf or Utopia Sprawl) on turn 1, then either Pillage or Stone Rain on turn 2. The key is to deny the opponent one or more colours, so majority land destruction cards should hit the same colour as often as possible.

Goblin Dark-Dwellers allows you to reuse your Pillage / Stone Rain while giving your a 4/4 with menace (people often forget about the Menace). GDD can also recast Mizzium Mortars (only the single target mode), Beast Within, Anger of the Gods (SB), and Destructive Revelry (SB).

Beast Within is the game 1 answer to most stuff that Mizzium Mortars can't deal with, and can hit a land if no Pillage / Stone Rain / Mwonvuli Acid-Moss is in sight. It's also the primary card card to remove for sideboard cards.

Deck Tags

  • Modern
  • ponza
  • Land Destruction
  • Gruul

Deck at a Glance

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Deck Format


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 Moonless Ponza V2

Is there a reason you aren't running molten rain? While it doesn't get a land for you like acid-moss it costs one less letting you get it out earlier. It also does occasionally shock the opponent.

Posted 20 June 2019 at 12:12


Stone Rain is superior in a 2 colour land destruction deck because {2}{R} is easier to cast than {1}{R}{R}.
Pillage was chosen over Molten Rain because it doubles as mainboard artifact hate.
Mwonvuli Acid-Moss can fech duals like Stomping Ground, and the ramp has proven far more useful than the conditional damage that Molten Rain would give.

Posted 20 June 2019 at 12:52