Brewer's Paradise - Dredge Swarm in Modern [Edward Eng - Battlemage, Level 42]

What's up, what's up, what's up! Dredge in Modern is what's up. It looks like quite a few people have been brewing up some sweet Dredge decks recently. But the one that's caught my attention the most is Travis Woo's build.

It's been quite a work in progress on his end, and it's been pretty sweet to see him go through the iterations. I think there's probably still a lot of room for improvement, but it definitely seems like the deck has a lot of potential.

Here's the latest version I've seen so far.

Dredge Swarm - Travis Woo

Creatures (36)
4 Hedron Crab
4 Insolent Neonate
4 Bloodghast
4 Lotleth Troll
4 Stinkweed Imp
4 Prized Amalgam
4 Vengevine
4 Golgari Grave-Troll

Non-Creature Spells (4)
4 Faithless Looting




Lands (20)

1 Blood Crypt
4 Bloodstained Mire
1 Breeding Pool
1 Forest
1 Mountain
1 Overgrown Tomb
1 Steam Vents
1 Stomping Ground
1 Swamp
3 Verdant Catacombs
1 Watery Grave
4 Wooded Foothills

Sideboard (15)
2 Darkblast
2 Lightning Axe
4 Ancient Grudge
1 Life from the Loam
3 Gnaw to the Bone
3 Abrupt Decay

There are a lot of lines of play, so you definitely need a good amount a practice with it. The manabase is also very intricate and probably still needs some tweaking. In his latest video, he even swapped out the Mountain for a second Blood Crypt and the Forest for a second Overgrown Tomb.

Anyhow, the deck looks sweet and I'll probably give the deck a try. If Dredge is your thang, give the deck a whirl. And definitely hit me up on social media with feedback if you try it out. I'd love to see what improvements we can make to the deck.

Peace, love, and have fun…

Additional Reading

1. The MTG Community - Quick Hits...Pro Tour & SCG [Edward Eng - Battlemage, Level 42]

2. MTG Reporter - PPTQ Sydney, 1st Place [Jared Tomlinson - Battlemage, Level 41]

3. Q & A - Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad Prep [Nathaniel Smith - Battlemage, Level 41]

A Little Bit about Eddie

He started playing Magic around December of 1994, then hit the sanctioned competitive tournament scene in 1997. He played till about 2000 and was on the cusp of making the Pro Tour but stopped to focus on school. He found his old teammate on Facebook in 2009 and got back into the game in 2010. Since then he's played in two Nationals, top 16ed an SCG Invitational, and day 2ed multiple Grand Prix.

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