With Collected Company and Kolaghan’s Command shaking up Modern, it’s easy to forget that there was already a ton of under-explored space in Modern. Zac Elsik was well aware of this fact when he sleeved up his Lantern Control deck and took it to a 15th place finish at Grand Prix Charlotte. His deck is… well, it’s unique.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to play the deck, you can find the decktech that SCG did for it here.
The deck is jam-packed with all of the misery of Legacy prison decks, but unlike prison in Legacy the Modern deck actually seems strong. Zac claims that the deck is very capable of beating hate cards like Ancient Grudge, and his record in the tournament lends credence to this notion.