Sunday, November 17, 2013

Decks of the Modern Noob: Soul Sisters

I am a noob when it comes to playing Modern. That's why I have started a series about learning modern. You can follow it on my YouTube channel (,, my website and here on mtgolibrary.

This is a longer explanation of what The Modern Noob is about:

I will use this space to present the decks I am playing while I am trying to learn the modern metagame. I am mainly playing cheaper decks that have put up results. This deck is probably the most noobish of all the Modern decks - its charm has attracted Noobs for as long as Modern has existed: Soul Sisters.


The idea behind the deck
Gain Life. Gain so much Life that your opponent can not touch you, then win with a White Weenie strategy.

This means that all aggro decks are really good matchups and decks that don't care about Life totals (Tron, Splinter Twin etc) are worse matchups.

The most powerful play in the deck is the first turn Serra Ascendant followed by a Martyr of Sands on turn two, allowing you to swing with a 6/6 flyer with lifelink on turn two.

My current deck list

15 Plains
4 Ghost Quarter
3 Flagstones of Trokair
4 Serra Ascendant
4 Martyr of Sands
4 Soul Warden
4 Soul's Attendant
3 Ranger of Eos
3 Squadron Hawk
4 Ajani's Pridemate
2 Brave the Elements
2 Path to Exile
4 Honor of the Pure
4 Spectral Procession
2 Brave the Elements

1 Brave the Elements:  When Pridemate can't get through.
4 Rest in Peace: Against Storm, Reanimator ... Living End.
2 Spellskite: Against Splinter Twin
4 Stony Silence
2 Tectonic Edge
2 Path to Exile - against Knight of the Reliquary, Wurmcoil

Where can you learn more about Soul Sisters?

Great video introduction:

Deck Primer:

My updated list is published here:

Where can you learn more about the Modern Noob?
 I publish a weekly summary on here is an example:

More articles here:

New videos are posted several days a week on

My contact information
Twitter: @MagicGathstrat,, and

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