Modern is flush with decks representing all the macro archetypes such as Ramp, Control, or Aggro. There are also some decks which are a bit more difficult to classify due to their more fluid nature. These decks include Burn and Infect - aggro or combo? Or Tron - ramp or control?
The deck I want to break down today is RUG Crashing Footfalls which is somewhere between combo and control. I will attempt to show you why it’s so difficult to classify and how the deck operates.
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First, let’s take a look at the namesake cards. We’ve got Crashing Footfalls and cascade spells - Shardless Agent and Violent Outburst. This synergy uses the Cascade mechanic which states the following:
‘Cascade is a triggered ability that functions only while the spell with cascade is on the stack. “Cascade” means “When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card whose mana value is less than this spell’s mana value. You may cast that card without paying its mana cost if the resulting spell’s mana value is less than this spell’s mana value. Then put all cards exiled this way that weren’t cast on the bottom of your library in a random order.’