What’s up guys! Welcome back to my Modern Nexus Video Series, where we take a deck in the format and run it through some matches on Magic Online. This week we have Anthony Huynh's 13th place GP Pittsburgh U/B Faeries list! U/B Faeries has been popping up randomly ever since Bitterblossom was unbanned last February (read up on Modern's ban list history here!). Did Anthony finally find the key to Faeries success in Modern? Let's find out!
Faeries Deck Tech
So, another solid performance, with a few important lessons learned.
First, Faeries plays similar to Jund Midrange, but with more synergy akin to something like Merfolk. Grinding down combo opponents with both discard and counterspells feels excellent, but topdecking discard and individually weak Faerie cards late definitely feels bad. Often, we are trading cards with our opponent only to have them topdeck better in the lategame. Kolaghan's Command is pretty close to our worst possible nightmare, and that card is seeing wide play (though not as much as a few weeks ago). I'm not sure what Faeries needs to push it into Tier 1, but for now I would rate it a solid role-player based on metagame conditions. If you've got some experience with this deck or have been tuning it yourself, let me know in the comments!
Also, we're 10 episodes in to our Modern Video Series. While I always ask for opinions and feedback, this week I'm begging for it. Let me know what you like about my Video Series, and more importantly, let me know areas where I can improve! My wish is that this Series can grow, both in popularity and entertainment value for my readers/viewers. Help me out! Thanks for watching guys, and I'll see you next time.
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