Intricacies of Playing “Red Deck Wins”: 10 Tips

Boros Burn

I went undefeated in the Modern main event of Swiss Magic Masters with a Boros Burn deck.

Even though the burn deck didn’t benefit much from London mulligan, it still made a deck a tiny bit more consistent: It is very important to keep a good ratio of lands and spells.

Here are ten tips on playing this very complicated deck from a very skilled and established player with multiple FNM top-16s under my belt (Disclaimer: the following assumes that games are performed under Competitive Rule Enforcement Level):

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Is it Phoenix for the win?

Izzet Guild

TLDR I won the European Modern Series Qualifier at Kaboom in Zurich with this Izzet Phoenix deck

I found this article by Javier Domingues as a good starting point: link to Hareruya and adjusted the deck to the meta accordingly

One interesting conclusion I perceived was how little of a consensus there was between different players that clearly knew their decks very well, which speaks about the depth of the strategy.

Javier Dominguez
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