Faithless Brewing, Episode 25: The Great Henge

 

Some weeks, when we pick a card to feature, we know it will be a hit. Charming Prince is a versatile role player. Emry is insanely efficient. Oko is simply Broko, and might prove too strong even for eternal formats. Brewing around these cards is a great way to get acquainted with future format staples, and maybe rack up some trophies in the process.

 

Other times, however, it is helpful to brew from the other end of the spectrum: pick a card that might prove totally unplayable, explore it to its fullest, and see where that leads. The Great Henge is one such card. Like the rest of Eldraine's mythic artifact cycle, The Great Henge demands an impossible mana investment, but offers a quest that might let you summon it on the cheap. Meeting this condition is already a giant puzzle, to say nothing of crafting a game plan that can exploit the Henge's abilities while also keeping pace with the brutal Modern format.

 

This week, our goal is to stretch our deckbuilding muscles. This means brewing in Hard Mode. Forget about 5-0s, or tuning a sideboard for the meta; these decks might not even survive the goldfishing stage. But the farther there is to climb, the more we stand to learn from the attempt. Join us as we venture to the Great Henge and beyond!

 

Roundup: Latest Developments in Modern

 

Utopia Niv-Mizzet (Dan): Top 4, SCG IQ Danbury, Sprawls are quite good at landing a planeswalker on turn 2, which may prove more important going forward

 

Sultai Into the Story (Raphael Mark): Top 2, SCG IQ Danbury, a strong take on the Mystic Sultai hard control archetype

 

Flashback: Charming Prince

 

Naya Dubious Defector: 13-7 leagues, hilarious and powerful, struggles to play defense

 

GW Charming Challenge: 2-3 league, Iona is stronger than Woodfall Primus/Worldspine Wurm, but requires giving up Through the Breach

 

Boros Blink: 2-3 league, grinds well, but struggles to disrupt unfair decks

 

Charming Taxes: 2-3 league, relies heavily on Aether Vial and Stoneforge Mystic to present anything powerful

 

UW Charming Soulherder: 3-2 league, very strong but requires a lot of clicks and triggers to win

 

Brew Session: The Great Henge

 

Sketch #1: Golgari Hengevine

 

Sketch #2: Yolo Yorvo Combo Henge

 

Sketch #3: Basic Henge Stompy

 

Sketch #4: Arcanist Hengehammer Beats

 

Elfball Combo Henge (Meryn MTG): 5-2 in 1v1 queues

 

Contact Us

 

Twitter: @FaithlessMTG

 

Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com

 

Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com

 

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