Questions tagged [mtg-modern]

Modern is a Magic: the Gathering constructed tournament format played with cards from Eight Edition onward.

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How can I beat green Tron with a control deck?

I've been building a Modern control deck based around the Gifts reanimator engine. The general gameplan is to slow your opponent using counters and removal until you can reanimate a big creature for ...
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Do you have to sacrifice a transformed creature put into play via Through the Breach?

If I put Thing in the Ice into play via Through the Breach, and it transforms during my turn, do I have to sacrifice Awoken Horror at the beginning of the next end step?
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MTG Conspiracy cards allowed in modern

So I always thought that the Conspiracy set was allowed in Modern Format but I recently discovered that there are 65 cards that are not allowed. Can any give me a list or a link for a list of the ...
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Noxious Revival and Street Wraith interaction

I’m asking myself if I can get back a cycled Street Wraith using the cycle ability and a Noxious Revival. The idea is: Use cycle ability, pay two life and discard, the ability goes on the stack Play ...
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Modern affinity deck without Mox Opal

I am making a modern affinity deck with all the usual cards, Arcbound Ravager, Etched Champion, Inkmoth Nexus and the like. The problem is I can't afford the Mox Opals - they're over £200 for the play ...
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How 'hard' is a Mindslaver lock?

This is a Mindslaver Lock. Mindslaver controls an opponent's next turn — all actions and decision-making, short of conceding outright — completely. Ten mana (produced by the double-tower "UrzaTron", ...
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Scrap Trawler triggers

If I control a Scrap Trawler, a Krark-Clan Ironworks, and a Chromatic Sphere, with a Mox Opal in the graveyard. When I sacrifice the sphere to Ironworks, do I have to return the opal to my hand or can ...
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Sideboard for Modern U/G infect against Gideon

I'm playing Modern U/G Infect (example list). I need help dealing with Gideon of the Trials and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. The first Gideon's emblem means I need to attack twice to win, and his +1 ...
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How do I beat U/R control with Affinity?

I play affinity and seriously struggle with control players and can't seem to find a way to win. Blue Moon has become popular recently, and while Blood Moon does not cripple my deck the constant ...
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Why is Modern Affinity called "Affinity"?

Affinity is an ability that has been printed on a small number of cards. The only one of these that the current Modern Affinity decks seem to run is Thoughtcast and even that does not appear in all ...
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Can I deal extra damage if I copy Booby Trap's ability with Strionic Resonator?

Can I copy Booby Trap's ability that states if you sacrifice Booby Trap it deals 10 damage to that player with Strionic Resonator, or am I only able to copy the section that states when the target ...
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Strongest early-game counters for a Modern deck?

Magic's Modern format has a rather large card pool, including 90-ish counterspells with a good variety of mana costs and limitations. Assume you're playing a control deck that can fairly reliably take ...
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Until end of turn effects and Doubling Season [duplicate]

Alright so I'm pretty sure doubling season and like cards don't affect actions related to +X/X until end of turn or -x/X until end of turn because it doesn't physically say counters. My friend on the ...
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Legal Combo in Modern? [duplicate]

I came across a great milling combo, however before I invest in the deck, I wanted to make sure it's legal. A rep at my LGS thinks not, but I wanted a 2nd (and more) opinion. Turn #1: Land + 1 ...
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Can I use a card from Eighth Edition in Modern Format? [duplicate]

If I'm playing Modern Format, can I use an Eighth Edition Air Elemental?
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