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Brought Back, Real Smooth

July 19, 2019

Faithless Brewing, Episode 12: Brought Back

 

Core Set 2020's Brought Back took a star turn during our Lotus Field deep dive a couple weeks ago. So naturally, we Brought it Back for another chance at Modern glory, this time as the featured build-around. Part ramp, part card draw, part reanimation, Brought Back offers a little bit of everything. The only catch? You have to play white. Dave has some ideas, but what did we miss?

 

Spice Roundup: New Takes on Old Favorites

 

The wicked Bridge is dead, so it is time for the brewers to come out to play. Spicy decks are everywhere in the 5-0 league results, including some nice takes on cards we have previously explored.

 

Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner

 

Kiora's Dragons (Damon): 2-3 Modern Invitational, powerful but sideboard has "leaky bucket" problem

 

Niv-Mizzet Reborn

 

Glittering Niv (lan2_13, 5-0 league): six dorks, 4 Glittering Wish, light on green sources

 

Rainbow Snow (Jiggywiggy, 5-0 league): 10 snow basics + Astrolabe, no Pillar of Paruns

 

Force of Virtue
 
 
WR Loxobots (Erks, 5-0 league)
 
 
Oketra's Monument (Rebus8, 5-0 league)
 
 
Zoo Squad (jjenson187, 5-0 league; Hybrid7, 5-0 league)
 

 

Flashback: Crashing Footfalls

 

We hoofed it through a few leagues with Crashing Footfalls, trying out multiple strategies for getting the rhinos into play. The card was quite powerful in a number of shells, but in the end there could only be one winner of the Rhino Rumble.

 

UR Rhinos (KyFly1): 4-6 test leagues, strong but narrow in scope
 
 
Restore Rhinos (Jakesbaked): 5-0 test league, felt more versatile against a wide field
 
 
BR Free (Dzy): 1-4 test league, fragile and very hard to cast Footfalls
 
 
Temur Ascendancy (SvenSveeterSven, 5-0 league)

 

Brew Session: Brought Back

 

 
 
Naya Landfall (Sketch)

 

If you have a list with Brought Back, or suggestions for one of our builds, we would love to hear from you! Send us your build and we may feature it on next week's episode of the cast.

 

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