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Most people's major Magic focus has been on Standard lately. It's been a little while since we've had a Modern Open or Grand Prix.
I'm here to go over some Modern trends, some cool decks that you might've missed, and some decks featuring new Aether Revolt cards.
Most of the decks today are not of my own brewing. To take a peek into my wheelhouse, check out last week's article full of my own personal brews and takes on popular archetypes.
Let's get to it!
Resurgence of Graveyard Decks
Dredge may not be dead, but it's not nearly as popular or successful without Golgari Grave-Troll. Dredge's decline has left sideboard space for people to reallocate to other matchups.
The existence of Dredge suppressed the playability of other graveyard decks from Modern.
Now, with less sideboard space dedicated to fighting Dredge specifically, there's more room for graveyard decks to thrive in Modern.
Storm is a scary deck that can win as early as turn 2. If you play against it, you need to know what they're up to now.
Baral, Chief of Compliance gave Storm enough cost-reducing creatures to count on having one when you're going off. Without Gitaxian Probe to go with Manamorphose, there aren't enough “free” spells in the deck to want Pyromancer Ascension.
Cards like Rest in Peace used to be a real pain for Storm, and still are to a degree. Now it's a bit easier to make a big Empty the Warrens, which circumvents the reliance on the graveyard post-sideboard.