I recently have gotten back into MTG and I decided to look into a good modern deck now. I have had many decks that have rotated out of Standard since I last played and would like to revamp all of them to Modern. However, I realize that some of them will just be too slow for this format. So the purpose of this topic is for the following two things:
1-To get an idea of what I can expect to face in Modern events. Nothing big, about same competitive level as FNM I'd assume. I know with a format this big that there will be a lot of decks but if there are any recurring themes to expect it would nice to have a heads up.
2-To see which of my decks I could revamp to Modern and not fail horribly. I'd also like to try and keep the core concept of the deck intact.
Here are a few of the decks I have and would like to try in modern. Let me know if they have any hope.
Infect- Of all my decks, this is only one I have seen any hope for around the forums so far. The problem is, my deck is a Black Infect deck with a lot of the nice rares. That is a problem because all the infect decks I've seen are using UG common infects with tons of pumps -.- Personally, I was hoping to do Black and Green or Blue. But is it possible to still use some cards like Hand of the Praetors and Phyrexian Crusader? Or should I just give in and go for the Plague Stinger and Glisting Elf with an ungodly number of pumps tactic?
Bant Exalted- This is the deck I just can't get rid of. It was my first MTG deck and I have tried and tried to make it work ever since. I did have some success after Scars came out (Neurok Invisimancer and Distortion Strike), but it was Extended then and I know no one who plays Extended. Do you think the Exalted Mechanic has any place in Modern? Or would the deck just be too slow to pull off the combos? The new Exalted Angel does give me much more hope though.
Myr- Well they worked decently in Standard. Tempered Steel with a ton of Colorless Myr and White's Removal. Think I could make a stronger version in Modern? I am sure it has a ton more Artifact cards, but I am worried that the Myr part would be lost.
Goblins- Well, they may not be the strongest, but every format has goblins. I started with them around Worldwake and have been expanding them since. I know I can easily make a Modern Goblin the deck, the question is will it be competitive in the slightest?
UB Mill- This was a deck I was working towards when I took a break from MTG. while I am now considering bringing it into standard, I still haven't given up on the original idea of a Modern version. So, does Mill work in this format?
Landfall- This was a hit or miss deck back in standard. I went with WG and focused around making tokens with Emeria Angel and Rampaging Baloths. I hoped the Selesnya Populate from RTR would help me make a better Landfall deck, but so far the two themes don't seem to mix well (maybe splashing Call of the Conclave). So, would a WG Token deck using the two Landfall Token Generators work in Modern?
So which decks do you think would be worth looking into and which do you think should be set aside/given up on? In the long run, I will probably try them all in Modern (since I am not getting rid of any). But for now, I want to focus on one or two that won't suck too much. So which do you think have the best odds of success in Modern?