Modern: Temur Footfalls and Strength in Simplicity
10/09/21 0 comments
Today, we'll analyze one of the most trustworthy decks of the current Modern metagame: Temur Footfalls.Edit Article
"But how is it possible to build a deck that only plays from turn 3 onwards?"(There's Tron, but let's forget about Tron for a moment, ok?). It turns out that our deck has many cards that cost three or more just in theory, not getting in the way of the Cascade. Like Brazen Borrower, which costs 3 but has an adventure that costs 2, elementals that cost more than three but can be cast for free thanks to evoke, or even split cards like Fire // Ice, which costs the sum of the two spells. These are all spells that, even cost 3 or more in theory, can be cast in previous turns.
When the pieces fit together
"Okay, it seems to work, but how does it work?"This was a question I asked myself when I tested the deck in some Magic Online leagues (and I was positively surprised). Still, it is a little difficult to fit Temur Footfalls into a "box".
urgency: you want to stay alive long enough to get the rhinos on board, but after that, it's preferable that the game ends as soon as possible because often you don't have much to do later and dragging the game is not such an advantageous option. But the deck has a lot of consistency in making rhinos and, more importantly, keeping them as the biggest threat on the board long enough. The bounces and removals delay the opponent so that when he finally manages to stabilize, it is often too late and defeat is inevitable. Because of this, the deck has a lot of advantage against midranges, but that doesn't mean it's bad against control and aggro too, at this time the deck is well-balanced (in addition to having a good resilience to sideboards and problematic cards due to Brazen Borrower on maindeck). For all that, Temur Footfalls is a very reliable option to tackle the metagame.