Quote from Gruul_Me_Harder »Hey Curdbros, I wouldn't be so hesitant about your walkers list. I think it's pretty strong. I ended up taking a similar version to my FNM on Thursday and took 1st place with it (4-0/8-1 matches). I believe the mixture of big butts with planeswalker backup is a pretty solid plan against a lot of decks, and the ones you can't really deal with you can always sideboard for. Here is what I brought:
Sideboard was meant to beat Control, Tron, graveyard decks and burn. I think the 4 Courser in the main already help in a lot of aggro matchups, so Finks would just round that out.
Overall I played against 2 Jeskai Flash decks, a Temur Flash deck, and 8 rack. Nothing super unfair, which I believe is this decks weakness. I ended up bringing in Carnage Tyrant in 3 of the rounds, and he was the nail in the coffin. Against counters, being able to Genesis Hydra into one is just unfair lol.
Anyway, I do think a superfriends list has merit, as it dodges the problems that Pact deck has with board wipes and spot removal. A lot of the times when playing a lot of little dudes, you feel real bad when they all get wiped, and there's no real way to come back. Luckily with this, you need a hard wipe to really get the same effect (Supreme Verdict/Damnation), your things stick around longer for sure. You sacrifice explosive one-turn wins for a grindy win yes, but it's not really a bad thing. You should win out in the end regardless. Anyway I dig a version like this, I think it can be tinkered with depending on the meta.
One nice interaction I found was the flip-side of Garruk Relentless being able to tutor up creatures. If I owned more than one, I would definitely like to try him out in a more creature-centric list like Just_Me's
Next week I'll be throwing together a Ghalta list and bringing that in most likely. Cheers all!
That’s awesome!! 8-1 to win the whole thing is impressive.
I have been very happy with the deck. It took me a little while to get used to the speed of the deck (as turns 1,2, and sometimes 3 are very similar to all Green Devotion decks) but it’s turns 4+ that are different)...I do agree it is important to have a few blockers up front to both add Devotion and protect the walkers.
You become much more of a Control deck this way. I absolutely love it though. You just bury the opponent in value...you may not finish them off until turn 7; but you essentially win on turn 4.
I like your list (and really like the simplicity of the board)...I would like to get another Ob Nixilis and really want another Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh in the deck as well...Bolas GP is outrageously powerful in a deck like this. I would say if all of the Walkers I tried just to see how they would play, Nicol Bolas GP was the most surprising (as I didn’t think it’s abilities we suited for Modern as well as others)....
I love the idea of Carnage Tyrant. Genesis Hydra is the death-knell for Control; but even decks heavy with spot removal probably struggle with it.
P.S. I may have to try a 3/2 split if Birds/Sylvan Caryatid (with no Fertile Ground). Makes it a little less weak to both land destruction as well as Chalice on 1...good call.