Last month I shared a hint of what I have been playing in Modern, Goyf Tron. The deck name alone was enough to make people confused, as it should. Goyf and Tron aren’t things that really go together.

Tron was the first Modern deck I really loved, but a few years ago I took a break and really got into Jund. While nothing like Tron, I really enjoyed playing it. At one point I decided to go back to Tron for a little bit and was getting so frustrated with how awful it does in the first couple of turns. There aren’t a lot of Jund cards that would port into Tron to make it stronger, but I realized that Goyf was actually a surprisingly good fit. It was easy to grow to a decent size, shored up my early game, and if I stalled out it could actually close out a game.

So without further ado, my current Tron list.

Mono Green Tron

Creatures (13)
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
Emrakul, the Promised End
Primeval Titan
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
Wurmcoil Engine

Spells (22)
Ancient Stirrings
Beast Within
Expedition Map
Mirage Mirror
Reap and Sow
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
Lands (25)
Cavern of Souls
Sanctum of Ugin
Urza’s Mine
Urza’s Power Plant
Urza’s Tower

After people wrap their head around the Tarmogoyfs, they tend to get confused about the the spells. Reap and Sow is the one people have to read. The deck is really streamlined for ramping, running all stars like Ancient Stirrings and Explore, with no eggs. I’ve personally found this to be a bit more consistent, plus instead of casting Karn on turn three this deck is casting Ugin. Karn is awesome and powerful, but I love Ugin and feel like he’s better at closing out a game from the moment he’s cast.

I know my Tron list is a combination of dated and bizarre, but I love it and it works for me. At GP Vegas I lost my win and in to make day two, but it mostly did well for me; even against Hollow One, which I beat twice during the course of the day. If you’re running the traditional eggs version of Tron but having trouble at your LGS with the early game and have access to Goyfs, I recommend giving them a shot. I honestly can’t imagine Tron without them these days!

Kate hails from Worcester MA and also does a bit of card altering. Check her stuff out on Facebook! She mainly plays legacy and modern though will occasionally find herself playing EDH.

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