(Editor’s Note: As with many of my decks, you will notice an underlying theme.)
This deck is inspired by Gerrard Fabiano and his “Sultai Cards I Own Deck” from the first SCG.com Modern open that I watched. Not being on his level as a player, I don’t have nearly the cards, so it is considerably more on the pauper end, but still strong. I went 1-1 in games against two different decks with it last night against Chris.
Main Deck (60 Cards)
Abzan Battle Priest (2): Outlast and gives all other creatures with +1 counters lifelink. A bit of overkill depending on the board, but still helpful.
Abzan Falconer (2): Outlast and gives all other creatures with +1 counters flight. Good for all of the potential dragons if you don’t get the Longshot Squad.
Abzan Guide (3): Expensive, but the lifelink is nice and it can be a cool morph trick.
Abzan Skycaptain (2): I only have purchased one fat pack of Fate so far and got 2 of these guys. Bolster is stronger than Outlast and plays well with the other guys who buff +1 counters.
Ainok Bond Kin (3): First strike to dudes with +1 counters. If you can combo with one of the other guys, you can really trade well.
Disowned ancestor (3): Nice, cheap chump blocker that can become more with Outlast and combo players.
Longshot Squad (2): These guys might be the first to go because of the Falconers, but good right now just in case.
Voyaging Satyr (4): Underrated mana dorks, in my opinion.
Wardscale Dragon (2): Dragons finally made it into one of my decks. They are pretty powerful. Who knew?
Dragonscale Boon (3): +1 counters and untap for unexpected up trade on your opponents turn.
Feat of Resistance (3): I can see why this card is so popular on the open and pro circuits. It also fits well with the theme.
Pacifism (2): My favorite Magic Card.
Murderous Cut (2): Strong Removal fed by the other spells and Evolving Wilds with Delve.
Abzan Banner (2): Mana plus potential card draw. Sounds good to me.
Legendary Enchantment Artifact (1)
Bow of Nylea (1): I had one of these lying around and it seemed to fit pretty well.
Blossoming Sands (2)
Evolving Wilds (4)
Jungle Hollow (2)
Scoured Barrens (2)
Drown in Sorrow – 3
Bile Blight – 3
Grim Contest – 2
I’m still working on the deck and the side board. I might work in some End Hostilities, but I don’t know what else right now. Picking up my Dragons of Tarkir cards next week, so the deck will most likely look very different. Isn’t that what Standard is all about, though? Finding the cards that work for you and your deck playing them. Stay tuned as this one evolves. Click the Outlast tag below to see former iterations and that evolution.