Erayo’s Essence

Posted in NEWS on July 4, 2014

By Adam Prosak

From Friday Night Magic to the Pro Tour, Adam Prosak loves all types of tournament Magic. Currently, Adam is working in R&D as a developer.

One of the most explosive archetypes in Modern is Affinity, a robotic menace capable of generating some very quick starts. Affinity decks are still full of cheap (and often free) artifacts that fuel cards such as Cranial Plating and Arcbound Ravager. This aggressive artifact strategy is one of the strongest and most successful strategies in Modern.

Magic Online user SzULeR has changed some details of the deck to incorporate one very exciting card, Erayo, Soratami Ascendant. Given all the cheap (or free) spells in the deck, it is feasible to flip Erayo on the second turn. It's even technically possible to do it on the first turn! If you can flip Erayo, Soratami Ascendant, to Erayo's Essence early in the game, very few other Modern decks will be able to resolve a single spell!

The adjustments to this deck include the return of Frogmite and Myr Enforcer and many other zero-mana artifacts, and vastly reducing the number of lands. There are only 11 lands in this deck! Gitaxian Probe also makes an appearance to provide some important information as well as yet another free spell.

SzULeR’s Eryao Affinity

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