Eldraine Top Ten + Five Ways to Break Emry

Emry Lurker of the Loch

Throne of Eldraine, Episode 1: Emry, Lurker of the Loch

Eldraine is upon us, and Emry, Lurker of the Loch is the talk of Modern Town. In fact, we wrote an entire strategy guide for the card the very day it was spoiled. Our analysis contained one error, though: “Stoneforge Fishstick” is not the most appropriate nickname for the Lady in the Lake. Her power level warrants a more distinguished pedigree: nothing less than Deathrite Salmon. This week, the crew unpacks five different ways to break Modern wide open with the new legendary merfolk. There’s more than one way to fry a fish!

03:02  Niv-Mizzet Reborn (Damon): 5-2 Modern Challenge. Graveyard decks and Urza combo are currently ascendant in the metagame; plan accordingly.
08:57 GW Leyline Elves: 3-2 league, needs more speed and redundancy in the combo to compensate for lower overall power
14:08 Genesis Devotion (by u/Cube_): 8-7 leagues, capable of truly astonishing combo turns, but struggles to interact with other linear/degenerate decks 
25:17 Unbound Devotion: 5-5 leagues, Llanowar Tribe is solid and Hydroid Krasis is capable of carrying the deck. Still struggles with the same spread of matchups as the other green devotion lists 
36:17 Unbound Revelation (by u/DiogenesCane): uses Heartbeat of Spring and Finale of Revelation for a Time Spiral-like effect, as described here 
41:49 “Hogaak-less Hogaak” (sketch): an attempt to graft the Saffi+Rallier combo into a Vengevine aggro shell 
44:41 Rallier Combo (by Aaron Westbrook): a variant using Kaya’s Ghostform for redundancy in combo pieces  Roundup: Eldraine Top Ten  
51:10 (HM) Grumgully, the Generous 
53:01 (HM) Witching Well 
54:50 (#10) Brazen Borrower 
58:57 (#9) Glass Casket 
1:01:10 (#8) Wishclaw Talisman 
1:05:33 (#7) Castle Garenbrig 
1:10:07 (#6) The Royal Scions 
1:14:50 (#5) Oko, Thief of Crowns 
1:16:33 (#4) Drown in the Loch 
1:18:51 (#3) Mystic Sanctuary 
1:22:32 (#2) Emry, Lurker of the Loch 
1:24:17 (#1) Once Upon a Time  Brew Session: Emry, Lurker of the Loch  
1:29:25 The Core Emry Package 
1:33:17 UrzaSword 
1:33:50 Jeskai Ascendancy 
1:39:12 Paradox Engine 
1:41:54 Paradoxical Outcome 
1:46:51 Kethis, the Hidden Hand 
1:55:11 Fair Decks with Emry

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