Welcome back to Modern Hero, the column where I take a budget list and slowly tweak it over time, spending $20 a week on new additions, and record the results in MTGO Leagues. If you aren’t up to date, feel free to hit the archives—

Deciding on a Deck
GB Elves Week One
GB Elves Week Two
GB Elves Week Three
GB Elves Week Four
GB Elves Week Five
GB Elves Week Six
GB Elves Week Seven

This week I went over-budget and decided to splurge on a Windswept Heath and two Razorverge Thicket. I’m really anxious to finalize the white splash before GP Vegas so I decided to spend the extra six bucks and pick up an another Thicket.


The list as it stands looks like this:

MH Elves Week Seven

Creatures (35)
Dwynen's Elite
Elvish Archdruid
Elvish Mystic
Elvish Visionary
Ezuri, Renegade Leader
Heritage Druid
Llanowar Elves
Nettle Sentinel
Reclamation Sage
Shaman of the Pack

Spells (7)
Chord of Calling
Collected Company
Lands (18)
Blooming Marsh
Llanowar Wastes
Overgrown Tomb
Windswept Heath

Sideboard (15)
Essence Warden
Fatal Push
Fracturing Gust
Lead the Stampede
Reclamation Sage
Scavenging Ooze
Stain the Mind

The cards I have at my disposal that I’m not playing yet are Temple Garden, 2 Razorverge Thicket, Burrenton Forge-Tender, and a Rest in Peace.

This week my friend Nik decided to join me in my pursuit to vanquish evil and have a winning record in a league. Here are the results:

In terms of Magic, Shawn Massak is a Modern enthusiast, with a penchant for tier two decks, counterspells, and pre Eighth Edition frames. In terms of life, Shawn lives in Brighton, MA where he works as an employment director for people with disabilities, plays guitar in an indie-pop band, and spends his free time reading comics, cursing capitalism, complaining about pro-wrestling, and wishing his apartment allowed dogs as pets.

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