Friday Night Magic Recap for November 28


Hello everybody and welcome back to another Dave and Adam’s FNM recap. Let’s dive right in to our results with our modern winner, Ian MacDonald:


2x Celestial Colonnade

2x Clifftop Retreat

2x Glacial Fortress

4x Hallowed Fountain

4x Island

1x Mountain

2x Plains

2x Sacred Foundry

2x Steam Vents

2x Sulfur Falls

2x Ajani Vengeant

2x Electrolyze

1x Gideon Jura

4x Lightning Bolt

2x Lightning Helix

4x Mana Leak

4x Path to Exile

3x Restoration Angel

2x Rewind

4x Snapcaster Mage

3x Spell Snare

2x Sphinx’s Revelation

3x Supreme Verdict

1x Wrath of God


2x Geist of Saint Traft

4x Leyline of Sanctity

3x Trickbind

3x Relic of Progenitus

2x Vandalblast

1x Wrath of God

Ian was running what’s now known as Jeskai Control, formerly Red-White-Blue, American, etc. The deck looks to control the game using its countermagic like Mana Leak, its spot removal like Path to Exile, Lightning Helix and Lightning Bolt, its sweepers like Wrath of God and Supreme Verdict, and eventually close out the game using its haymakers like Gideon Jura, Restoration Angel and Celestial Colonnade. The deck is also entirely capable of using its suite of burn spells to finish off an opponent that
was a little too aggressive with their fetch lands and shock lands. Ian also has some interesting tech in his sideboard. Trickbind doesn’t see a lot of play in Modern, so most people wouldn’t think to play around it, but it does have some clever applications in this format. Trickbind allows you to stop any infinite combo you may encounter, from Melira/Angel Pod’s “infinite” life/damage combo (or even the Birthing Pod activation if you’re feeling especially mean) and the namesake combo of Splinter Twin for a turn, but it also acts like Stifle did in Legacy, allowing him to counter his opponents fetch land activations, essentially Time Walk-ing them. He could also potentially bring it in against the mirror match, preventing opposing Tectonic Edge activations.

Congratulations also go our to our Standard winner, Andrew Bloomingdale

Want to see even more decks and crazy interactions? Come to our Friday Night Magic tournaments at our Transit Road location every week for Standard, Modern, Draft, and coming soon – Commander!

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