Modern Deck of the Week: Temur Midrange

Every Thursday Insight is taking a quick look at one of the top-performing, most peculiar, or simply sweetest Modern decks among recent results. You may have noticed an uptick in fair Urza's Saga decks. However, what you may not have noticed is that people are sleeving up Mana Leak and Tarmogoyf again!


In Modern, there are so many generically powerful cards that one might as well decide to throw a bunch of them together and get, hopefully, a decent deck out of it. Burnt_Taco77 has done just that and took a fair Temur strategy all the way to the quarterfinals of a recent Challenge. The list takes advantage of all the most powerful cards in the format such as Ledger Shredder, Urza's Saga, Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, Wrenn and Six, and Expressive Iteration.

It is essentially an interactive midrange design with a ton of value and multiple angles of attack. It brings the early pressure with Ragavan and Dragon's Rage Channeler. It excels in the midgame with its Sagas, both Urza's and Fable of the Mirror-Breaker // Reflection of Kiki-Jiki. Finally, it tops everything off with Wrenn threatening to ultimate and a slew of interaction. For other interactive decks, it's going to be very hard to contain all these different threats throughout the game, especially as they all snowball if left unchecked.

What immediately catches our attention though are some former Modern staples that we haven't seen in a while. Mana Leak makes a comeback, much to my heart's delight. In a deck with Wrenn and Six and Urza's Saga, trying to get double blue may be a fool's dream—hence Leak instead of Counterspell as the counterspell of choice. Tarmogoyf is another old-fashioned favorite that shines in this context. The sheer number of card types in the deck alongside all of its filtering options means our Goyf can make it all the way to 7/8! That still is a very sizeable threat for two mana.

If you like the gameplay of Jund but can't resist blue spells, give this deck a go!

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