(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. A�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 DeckA�(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. A�I might work in some End Hostilities, but I don’t know what else right now. A�Picking up my Dragons of Tarkir cards next week, so the deck will most likely look very different. A�Isn’t that what Standard is all about, though? A�Finding the cards that work for you and your deck playing them. A�Stay tuned as this one evolves. A�Click the Outlast tag below to see former iterations and that evolution.