Feb
07

Modern Deck Feature: Traverse Shadow

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One of the decks that gained a high percentage finish in the recent Modern Pro Tour in Bilbao, Spain was the Black Green version of the Death’s Shadow deck which they called as Traverse Shadow. The deck was played by Jean-Emmanuel Depraz which garnered him a Top 8 rank whereas Immanuel Gerschenson finished in the top 16 in an impressive 9-1 record.

Here below is Gerschenson’s decklist:

Maindeck
1 Blood Crypt
2 Bloodstained Mire
1 Breeding Pool
2 Marsh Flats
2 Overgrown Tomb
4 Polluted Delta
1 Swamp
4 Verdant Catacombs
1 Watery Grave

4 Death’s Shadow
1 Grim Flayer
4 Street Wraith
4 Tarmogoyf

2 Abrupt Decay
1 Dismember
3 Fatal Push
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
2 Liliana of the Veil
4 Mishra’s Bauble
3 Stubborn Denial
2 Temur Battle Rage
4 Thoughtseize
4 Traverse the Ulvenwald

Sideboard
1 Ancient Grudge
2 Collective Brutality
2 Delay
1 Duress
1 Fatal Push
2 Kozilek’s Return
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Maelstrom Pulse
1 Stubborn Denial
1 Temur Battle Rage
1 Hostage Taker
1 Snapcaster Mage

He further explains the deck’s functions in his article here.




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