"How did this deck win any matches?"
Sure, there's Nykthos, Shrine to Nix and Primeval Titan, but sometimes green mages want to be more midrange than that. I'm sure Todd Anderson and Brian Braun-Duin will appreciate this one. Dungrove Elder has made a reappearance!
Most people, myself included, forget that there's another card out there that wants you to play a bunch of basic Forests, and that's former Standard all-star Beacon of Creation. Together with Dungrove Elder, you have a one-two punch that requires vastly different cards from your opponent if they want to deal with both.
Mono-Green doesn't seem like it would fare too well against the Modern combo decks, but this one is surprisingly disruptive. Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, Acidic Slime, and Primal Command can harass Tron decks while Vines of Vastwood can counter Splinter Twin.
This deck is a little different than the normal Modern fare, but it looks pretty sweet.
- 4 Acidic Slime
- 4 Birds of Paradise
- 4 Dungrove Elder
- 1 Eternal Witness
- 2 Noble Hierarch
- 4 Sakura-Tribe Elder
- 1 Scavenging Ooze
- 22 Forest