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Modern Affinity deck

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Affinity is an artifact based Aggro deck for the Modern format. It is the extension of an archetype which first appeared in Standard when Mirrodin was introduced and with subsequent sets refined. The deck was so dominant in Standard that it lead to most of the cards that hold up the deck being banned. Even banned cards list for Modern includes the Artifact lands for the very same reason, though the deck still is playable.

Affinity originally made use of the namesake Affinity mechanic to pump out a critical mass of artifacts, though the only remaining card with that keyword that sees widespread use anymore is Frogmite. Instead, the deck now uses a wide array of cheap artifacts and artifact creatures. These cards power up Cranial Plating or are fed into an Atog or an Arcbound Ravager, who in turn can sacrifice itself to power up an unblocked, and/or evasive creature. Finally Fling can be used throw a powered up creature at the opponent to finish him off.

Though most artifact lands are banned, Darksteel Citadel and the pseudo-artifact lands, Blinkmoth Nexus and Inkmoth Nexus are not, giving the deck the ability to create powerful effects even from the land base. The Nexi are also evasive creatures, and the Inkmoth Nexus can very quickly kill the opponent with Poison. The deck is also versatile in its sideboard options due to most of the cards being colorless, but having access at many cards that can produce any color with Springleaf Drum, Mox Opal and Glimmervoid.


Affinity - Chikara Nakajima - Pro Tour Philadelphia 2011  
Creatures
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Atog
4 Frogmite
4 Memnite
4 Ornithopter
4 Signal Pest
4 Vault Skirge

Spells
4 Cranial Plating
2 Fling
4 Galvanic Blast
4 Mox Opal
1 Shrapnel Blast
3 Springleaf Drum
Lands
3 Blinkmoth Nexus
4 Darksteel Citadel
3 Inkmoth Nexus
4 Mountain
Sideboard
4 Blood Moon
3 Etched Champion
1 Magus of the Moon
4 Mindbreak Trap
3 Torpor Orb


Recently the Affinity decks have dropped all cards with affinity. Generally instead of Frogmites Etched Champions are now seeing play. Justin Robb won Grand Prix Brisbane 2013 with the following decklist:


Affinity - Justin robb - Grand Prix Brisbane 2013  
Creatures
4 Arcbound Ravager
3 Etched Champion
2 Memnite
4 Ornithopter
4 Signal Pest
4 Vault Skirge
3 Steel Overseer

Spells
4 Cranial Plating
4 Galvanic Blast
4 Mox Opal
4 Springleaf Drum
4 Thoughtcast
Lands
4 Blinkmoth Nexus
4 Darksteel Citadel
3 Glimmervoid
4 Inkmoth Nexus
1 Island
Sideboard
3 Ancient Grudge
3 Blood Moon
2 Dispatch
2 Spellskite
2 Thoughtseize
1 Wear // Tear
2 Whipflare