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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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