Modern: Hammer Time Deck Guide + Sideboard Guide
Today, we'll discuss the maindeck and sideboard choices of Modern's current most famous deck: Hammer Time!Edit Article
sideboard guide! For that, I chose one of the most popular decks in the format. It's relatively new, but since Colossus Hammer was first released, it has captured hearts with its simple yet powerful synergy: Hammer Time!
HappySandwichused to take the Top 2 in the 24/10 Modern Challenge. After several leagues and multiple single matches in Magic Online with the list, I came to share the experience I had with the deck.
Understanding Hammer Time
hatesagainst specific strategies in the current metagame, especially when we see cards like Hushbringer, Drannith Magistrate, Void Mirror and Sanctifier en-Vec. It's true that white has several permanents with static abilities that can be punishing to the opponent, and taking advantage of that is quite beneficial.
vs. Temur Footfalls
evoke. As Void Mirror is a double-edged sword, it is advisable to remove some of our 0 drops, in this case, Mishra's Bauble and Memnite. In my games I didn't find it necessary, but in case you miss any disruption against the opposing creatures, removing the Dark Confidant to include Path to Exile and Prismatic Ending can help.
vs. Izzet Tempo
vs. Esper Reanimator
vs. Azorius Control
counterside, removing Chalice of the Void, Stony Silence and other permanents that can hinder us, as well as dealing with Spreading Seas and even in a setting where Shark Typhoon is on the battlefield.
vs. Hammer Time
raceof who connects the Hammer first. To make sure we go first, our removals can come in handy, not least because, except for Path to Exile, our removals deal with creatures, the Hammer, and Sagarda's Aid. One card that positively surprised me on mirrors was the Dark Confidant. After his entry, it's much more advantageous to exchange resources with the opponent and overwhelm them with more cards, since it's practically two draws per turn, in addition to having a very low cost and a body that can be useful to carry the Hammer.