Faithless Brewing

The Doctor Is In: Yawgmoth, Thran Physician

July 26, 2019

Faithless Brewing, Episode 13: Yawgmoth

 

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

 

Monoblack Yawgmoth (Sketch)

 

Yawgmoth Evolution (Sketch)

 

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)

 

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