Humans has taken over the Modern tribal scene. No goblins. No merfolk. Humans only. Final Destination.
Andrea Mengucci took five color humans to a top eight finish at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan.
This is another deck where newer cards are having strong impacts on Modern. Kitesai Freebooter is fresh out of Ixalan and just out the gates like “yo what’s up”. Turns out an instant speed Duress with Aether Vial is good. And it’s just good in general to steal your opponent’s removal/draw/combo pieces.
I never expected Mantis Riders to make an impact in Modern. Like ever. Literally ever. But here’s a top eight Pro Tour list packing a play set.
If you asked me I’d say this archetype is here to stay. And stay for a very long time.
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