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Lukka Has An Odd Job To Do In Modern

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It's interesting when cards transcend formats.

Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast

Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast was a scourge of Standard for a while, playing as a never-ending source of Agent of Treachery in a Jeskai Control Token shell. Of course, that ended fairly quickly as Agent of Treachery joined an overcrowded banlist, while Lukka faded into relative obscurity.

Well guess who's back?

Obosh, the Preypiercer
Magus of the Moon
Arbor Elf

Lukka has joined another Ikoria card in Obosh, the Preypiercer in a very interesting take on Modern Gruul Ponza. With so much of the deck based around one and three mana spells anyway, Obosh as a companion makes a lot of sense, while Lukka gives the deck a whole new angle of attack by summoning Emrakul as early as turn three!

Time Stamps:

00:04:50 - Match 1

00:21:52 - Match 2

00:35:28 - Match 3

01:09:45 - Match 4

01:23:49 - Match 5


Well... our opponents did not want us summoning Emrakul! We certainly had some rough games in there, but wow is Seasoned Pyromancer a solid card.

Kitchen Finks
Trinisphere
Stomping Ground

While the overall idea was very cool, the list could definitely use some tuning. Twenty lands is far too few if our mana creatures ever die, as we really want to cast Lukka on time. Kitchen Finks was also fairly underwhelming, as while it's a good Lukka target that's about all it does well. Across most of the games it was fairly mediocre. Trinisphere also feels more like a sideboard card, as it was quite awkward in a number of games.

The easy fix is:

Turntimber Symbiosis is an interesting option that can get lucky on Emrakul or just make a large Seasoned Pyromancer or Magus of the Moon, giving you more lands with a little extra action, while we also add a Blood Moon effect.

Getting to play Lukka in Modern is pretty sweet, making this a nice twist on an established archetype!

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