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Modern Mayhem: Naya Nahiri (Modern, Magic Online)


This week we're looking to summon the Spaghetti god Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, and thanks to soswalter, who piloted it to two 5-0s, we're going to find out if this deck is the truth.

Gameplan

The Boros side of the deck is similar to the gameplan we've seen before in the Sun & Moon prison deck.  We try to lock opponents out with Chalice of the Void and Blood Moon.

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These two cards are super sweet right now as Chalice on 1 shuts down Arclight Phoenix decks as they're loaded with one cost spells. It also helps shut down parts of Grixis Death's Shadow and other shadow variants. It's good against burn as it shuts down their Lightning Bolt, Goblin Guide and so on. You get it! Blood Moon is also good to shut down four color shadow and big mana decks like Amulet of Vigor and Tron. Blood Moon isn't a guaranteed victory as we need a threat behind it. Speaking of threats....

Why Green?

Well, we add a midrange value gameplan in Tarmogoyf, Scavenging Ooze, and Tireless Tracker. The Ooze will help us combat Arclight Phoenix and Snapcaster Mage decks. We also get to eat up cards from Dredge.  

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Tireless Tracker is such a sweet card. It feels like a blue creature but....in green. Tracker allows us to play the value game. We also get some sweet additions from some sweet new standard cards in the sideboard

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With the Phoenix deck, they usually fire off a ton of spells and Cindervines can tax them while also helping us out against storm. I also love that the card can't be a Destructive Revelry for us. Knight of Autumn will come in clutch for us as it's good in multiple matches from its versatility. Lastly, Obstinate Baloth is sweet in the burn matchup and I've found that Golgari Midrange is absurdly popular online and Baloth is such a beating when discarded to a Liliana of the Veil or a Kolaghan's Command out of Grixis Death's Shadow.

Matchup Recaps:

Jund 2-1 (W): We were able to turn off Jund's mana base while also getting to summon the Spaghetti God and attack for a game 3 win! 

Tron 0-2 (L): We had the Blood Moon but no real pressure in one of the games.

Four-Color Control 2-1 (W): This was a nail biter and a fun matchup. I actually haven't seen many Four Color control decks so it was a fun matchup to play.

Izzet Phoenix 1-2 (L): Plain and simple? We won the game with Chalice of the Void and lost the ones without. We should probably look for more efficient ways to deal with Thing in the Ice and creatures with a lot of toughness. One would even say Thing In the Ice is a "pain in the ice" hehe

Four Color Shadow 2-0 (W): We took game one with a very rude Blood Moon as their mana base is very basic light. Game two, Chalice of the Void is pure gasoline in this match up! 

Conclusion

Overall, I enjoyed playing Nahiri in Jeskai control from a while back but maybe the new shell for Nahiri might be in Naya as this allows us to have a more proactive plan as opposed to the Boros Sun & Moon deck. I like having planeswalkers as wincons but some things just don't beat a Tireless Tracker drawing you cards. Also, Tarmogoyf is still a threat. 

See you at the next one!

-TheAsianAvenger


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