What?! A page for Modern UR Storm? Yup!

UR Gifts Storm has been around for a few years at this point and its inception happened during a perfect crossover. Gitaxian Probe had been banned in Modern and Kaladesh’s release was only weeks away. I’ll admit, initially, I wasn’t sold on a creature-based storm deck that focused on Gifts Ungiven as I was still hurt and attached to Pyromancer Ascension. I’ll be the first to say that I’m thrilled to be wrong.

How the deck works is that if you have a cost-reducing creature (Goblin Electromancer and/or Baral, Chief of Compliance) in play, Gifts Ungiven on the stack, and at least three mana floating you have a deterministic kill with Past in Flames. A typical Gifts Ungiven pile will look like: Pyretic Ritual, Desperate Ritual, Manamorphose, and Past in Flames. From here it doesn’t matter what they give you, you can make enough mana to cast Past in Flames from your graveyard or from your hand with enough mana floating to cast all of your “ritual-effects” from your graveyard into another Gifts Ungiven. This time you’ll search up Grapeshot, Pyretic Ritual, Desperate Ritual, and most likely another Past in Flames (depends on how the first Gifts Ungiven went). From here I’m sure you can figure out the rest.

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My favorite thing about the deck is the requirement of #stormtwenty for Grapeshot 😀