Modern Horizons / Core Set 2020, Episode 7: Yawgmoth, Thran Physician
One month after Modern Horizons, the Good Doctor is well on his way to becoming a Modern staple. Free sacrifice outlets are powerful, free card draw is insane, and that's not even half of the card's text box! But is Yawgmoth best used as a value engine, a combo piece, or something in between? Brewers have been succeeding with both approaches, and the crew has a couple ideas of their own.
Brewers' Mailbag (New!)
Is it better to pick your best cards and play as many copies as you can, or is there value to playing a mix of 1-ofs? Does the equation change for main deck versus sideboard? What about for playtesting a deck versus registering for a tournament?
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Flashback: Brought Back
Brought Back for a land and another card is slick, and Brought Back for two lands is the slickest. But the resulting decks necessarily end up being white-based control, and graveyard-reliant on top of that. As great as Brought Back is, the ceiling for this card may just prove to be too low.
Bant Midrange v1: 8-7 leagues, functional but weaker than Karn version
Bant Midrange v2: 4-6 leagues, stronger, but still needs improvement
Sun Titan Control (fincown, 5-3 Modern Challenge): 3-2 league, solid but hard work
Abzan Shadow (cavedan, test deck): Brought Back maybe worse than Unearth here
Listener-submitted decks with Brought Back:
White Amulet (blakfishy, test deck): explosive but fragile
Eternal Value (breakfast4dinner911, test deck): needs more disruption
BW Smallpox (Matt Young, test deck): interesting planeswalker angle
Brew Session: Yawgmoth
Yawgmoth Zombies (Nick Vallas)
Other lists referenced:
Unearth Zombies (zorloth, 6-3 Modern Challenge)
4c Yawgmoth (TheWillHallExp, 5-0 league)
Sultai Aristocrats (visitor636, 5-0 league)
Mardu Pyromancer (MisterKite, 5-0 league)
Jund Superfriends (lucky_dragon, 5-0 league)