Modern is one of Magic's most popular formats, and for good reason. With so many legal cards and new additions shaking up the format regularly (hello, Arclight Phoenix), Modern offers a world in which any of dozens of decks are viable. To wit, players on a full dozen different Modern decks finished Day 1 at 7-1 or better.
These are all the deck techs the coverage team broadcast over the tournament.
The most-feared Modern deck entering the tournament. Izzet Phoenix, with its myriad of cantrips and Faithless Looting to fill the graveyard with spells and Arclight Phoenix while flipping Thing in the Ice or powering up Pyromancer Ascension, has been tearing up the Grand Prix scene for the last several months. It’s led many players to start including Surgical Extraction in the main deck, or even Noxious Revival to protect the birds from removal.
The poster child for a fringe deck that has grown into a format staple, Arcbound Worker proves that anything can be playable in Modern. Adept at both explosive starts and playing around spot removal, the deck improved its meta share from 5% on Day 1 to 6% on Day 2.
Another staple deck of the format, Mythic Invitational champion Andrea Mengucci broke down the deck that made Meddling Mage cool again.