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There are a myriad of exciting aggressive decks in Modern which run the gamut from decks that go very wide such as the Reckless Bushwhacker decks, decks that go very big such as Bogles or Death's Shadow, and all manner of variants in between. One interesting deck that crops up every couple of months is Humans. This has quickly become one of the most widely supported tribes in Magic, with all manner of superstar inclusions like Snapcaster Mage and Dark Confidant, so surely there must be great aggro shell, right? The question isn’t whether humans is good, but how you build it. Do you utilize cards like Aether Vial or Collected Company, or are those too slow? Which colors do you choose to play? CHRIGO’s deck may give you some answers:

Dark Confidant
On the spectrum of Humans decks, this is about as aggressive as you could get. You have some truly explosive starts that combine Champion of the Parish or Experiment One with Burning-Tree Emissary and Lightning Mauler. You can also go a little wider by playing out your hand and then utilizing Thalia's Lieutenant and Mayor of Avabruck to pump your team. You can even play a slightly slower game by leaning harder on resilient and evasive threats like Kytheon, Hero of Akros and Mantis Rider.

One of the most interesting things about this deck is how robust the shell is. The combination of Cavern of Souls and Ancient Ziggurat, alongside Mana Confluence and the full suite of fastlands like Inspiring Vantage means that you can play just about any combination of colors you desire. That means you have the option of playing Noble Hierarch, Dark Confidant, and much more. Humans are one of the most flexible and varied tribes in Modern, which means that the options are all but limitless for this style of deck.

If you’re looking for a brutally fast aggro deck with lots of room for customization, this is a good place to start. The shell is fast, all the cards are individually powerful, and the deck doesn’t appear to fold to any one type of interaction, particularly given how uncommon sweepers are in the current Modern format.

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