Faithless Brewing, Episode 17: Risen Reef / Elemental Tribal
The Elemental tribe is rising from the reef with a host of new printings from Modern Horizons and Core 2020. Thunderkin Awakener has already established itself as a player alongside Lightning Skelemental, but Risen Reef has brewers experimenting with all five colors of the rainbow. The decks are already sweet, and we've barely begun to scratch the surface of what this tribe can do. Will Vesperlark give Altar of Dementia a second chance at breaking Modern? Does Master of Waves push Risen Reef over the top? Can Thunderkin Awakener breathe new life into Rage Forger aggro? Join us this week for a journey to the Primal Beyond, as we discuss all things Elementals with some slick new brews.
02:30 Lame Duck Modern + the post-Hogaak Metagame
17:40 Elemental Tribal: What We've Seen So Far
26:10 Brewing Elementals with the Scryfall Method
45:41 4c Vesperlark Value-Combo (Brew #1)
57:00 Bant Vesperlark Combo (Brew #1b)
1:02:45 RB Thunder Forger (Brew #2)
1:09:30 Temur Thunder Vine (Brew #2b)
Other lists referenced:
• All-in Vesperlark Combo (Liam Cahalan)
Turbo mill to assemble Vesperlark + sac outlet + Image/Body Double.
• 5c Master of the Reef (Caleb Durward)
Miscellaneous 5c elementals, including Shorecrasher Elemental for increased devotion.
• Amulet Reef Combo (u/Jrax)
Play your whole deck with Amulet of Vigor + Risen Reef (explanation here).
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