Magic: the Gathering
Modern: Mono-Green Tron and Timing
Tron is back into the Modern metagame. Today, we'll explore how it got back into the Challenges and what it means to the format.
is the threat!
Hammer Time. Under the right conditions, Warping Wail can handle almost every creature in these decks, while Dismember is just as efficient a removal, even at the cost of 4 life. Because Hammer Time has more aggressive hands, which can connect 10 damage on turn 2, the matchup is a little riskier, but not impossible. Since Izzet Tempo is much more paced, it usually can't handle the pressure exerted by our planeswalkers and creatures.
Temur Cascadeis a deck that, oddly enough, is very similar to Green Tron, having good mulligans and topdecks, rarely doing much until turn three, but after that, poses an extremely impacting threat. It happens that Crashing Footfalls's "shock threat" are two 4/4 Rhino tokens, which is actually pretty strong against most other decks, but next to Ugin, Karn, and Wurmcoil Engine... not so much. So, the similar pace of the two decks gives a big advantage to Tron, which has much heavier weapons in its arsenal.
Sideboard & Timing
"Wow, it looks great against the format, why was it missing then?"This is where we come to the "something more to say". Because of its famous and colossal strength, Green Tron is a very popular deck. When it had more presence in the meta, all decks reserved some slot on their sideboard specifically for combating Urza's lands.