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Federico Rosano

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[Modern] Eroismo (+1/+1) (W)
« on: May 09, 2018, 08:29:17 am »
https://deckstats.net/decks/88072/802645-eroic-1-1-

MONO WHITE +1/+1 COUNTERS IN MODERN

Heroic is an ability that triggers when the player targets one of his/her creatures.
Nothing extraordinary from a strategic point of view, except that this deck is build around +1/+1 counters. This means that the creatures, if supported by some well played spells, make our own play almost impossible to stop. Unlike Prowess or Bushido, Heroic leave a permanent effect on the board so the strategy is an exponential ramp of improvement turn after turn, creatures become more and bigger.

OFFENSIVE STRATEGY
Starting with lands: cheap choice here with a bunch of Plains and 4 New Benalia, great because of the scry 1. Desert of the True is a good alternative for 4-player matches.
Drop-1 creatures like Lagonna-Band Trailblazer and Favored Hoplite are a great first play because there aren't many 2/2 creatures with Haste that can attack you straight in. Then the nasty things happens: at turn 2 you'll be able to cast almost every spell, say the Ethereal Armor and Defiant Strike, making the Hoplite an indestructible 5/5 with first strike! Uh, and you draw a card tho.

A card that helps massively to spread the counters on all creatures it's the Phalanx Leader. It's awesome. In addition with the Vanguard of Brimaz you'll end up having multiple ass-beating creatures, most of them with vigiIance, first strike or flying.
Say you have 3 creatures on the board, still no counters on them. Just cast Gleam of Authority on the Phalanx gives a +1/+1 on every creature, plus the Phalanx gets an additional +2/+2 and vigiIance!

DEFENSIVE STRATEGY
There is one main problem with this deck: counters and auras exist only attached to a creature, so cards like Unsummon litteraly destroy our strategy. If you have to face blue decks I higly recommend to swap Defiant Strike with Rebuff the Wicked from the sideboard to counter those type of cards. Nasty permanents like Sanguine Bond or Ghostly Prison can be removed using Oblivion Ring.
Another awesome card is Valorous Stance: it's a double-effect instant (rare in white) that prevents the effect of cards like Terminate or can destroy huge creatures like Aetherwind Basker.

That's it. Enjoy your cheap awesome white deck and good Magic to all!
« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 07:26:57 pm by Federico Rosano »

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Re: [Modern] Eroismo (+1/+1) (W)
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 09:57:52 pm »
Looks fun, I would probably put in 4 Brave the Elements to give a bit of protection from removal though

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Re: [Modern] Eroismo (+1/+1) (W)
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2018, 06:30:01 am »
Using Brave the Elements for protecting from white will cause all the Auras to fall off from creatures.
I think Rebuff the Wicked does that job enough well.

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Re: [Modern] Eroismo (+1/+1) (W)
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 01:24:26 pm »
I put 3x Valorous Stance: it's cheaper, it targets, and has 2 effects.