Do you fondly recall the days when Humans was a good deck in Modern? Well, now you can relive them in Pioneer!
As far as deck composition goes, you almost cannot go simpler: 24 lands, four Collected Company, and 32 creatures, all of which cost less than four mana. Sourcing mana is surprisingly easy too. Although it is as colorful as its Modern ancestor, arguably deals with tougher requirements because of Werewolf Pack Leader, and although there's no Aether Vial or Noble Hierarch, the deck does just fine. It's all thanks to playsets of Secluded Courtyard and Unclaimed Territory, with a side order of Mana Confluence. Casting a white one-drop, a double-green two-drop, and a three-drop that's either blue or black? No problem when you got ten rainbow lands!
Aside from no problems, the deck also knows plenty of neat interactions: Thalia's Lieutenant and Adeline are great together, no matter which comes first. Charming Prince is decent to excellent with the other sixteen creatures that trigger upon entering battlefield, at its best with Extraction Specialist. Thalia remains great against spellslingers and General Kudro against graveyard users.
Humanity may be going through tough times elsewhere, but at least here the vital signs look good.
|Humans by leandroxperalta, 2nd at Pioneer Challenge, June 25|
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