With Ravnica Allegiance, the focus has been on Standard recently, which means you've probably missed a bunch of the cool stuff happening in Modern.
First of all, yes, Modern is back to being fast and unfair, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it. Linear decks like Dredge and Burn are much stronger in the wake of the Krark-Clan Ironworks ban, but it's not all bad. For starters, it means we get to pick up a ton of percentage points if we play something with maindeck graveyard hate and happen to have a good plan for Burn.
10. Shhh, Nobody Tell Cedric Phillips That Zoo Might Be Good Again
- 4 Grim Lavamancer
- 2 Knight of Autumn
- 2 Magus of the Moon
- 4 Narnam Renegade
- 4 Tarmogoyf
- 4 Wild Nacatl
- 4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
- 1 Dryad Arbor
With Dromoka's Command and Knight of Autumn (plus some nice sideboard cards), your Burn matchup is solid. Eidolon of the Great Revel is basically a dead card against them, but it's incredible in so many other spots that it's worth it.
Playing Relic of Progenitus maindeck is legit, since it's a low opportunity cost in a vacuum, but when your deck also contains four Tarmogoyfs, it can be more than a little awkward. You gotta do what you gotta do, I suppose.