Modern Devoted Druid


Information about competitive Modern decks built around Devoted Druid in Magic: the Gathering.

This is a website for aggregating information about Modern decks built around Devoted Druid in Magic: the Gathering. It has a focus on competitive play and deck lists that have posted good results in tournaments.

Devoted Druid Vizier of Remedies Walking Ballista
Devoted Druid Vizier of Remedies Walking Ballista



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Core Deck

Effectively every Devoted Druid list will have this common core:

Build Decisions

Splashing Black

Example Decklist

With black, the deck gains access to Tyvar, Jubilant Brawler and Grist, the Hunger Tide.

This also gives the deck access to Thoughtseize. However, Druid combo decks usually don’t play Thoughtseize because of how awkward having black mana in the first couple turns of the game can be.

Splashing Blue

With blue, the deck can play Teferi, Time Raveler to protect its combo and serve as interaction.

Choosing One-Drops

Generally, lists pick from among these additional one mana creatures:

Most lists play some number of mana dorks. As of LTR, Delighted Halfling is the most popular pick because of having 2 toughness and the ability to cast an uncounterable Tyvar, Jubilant Brawler or Grist, the Hunger Tide.

In interaction-heavy metagames, Skrelv, Defector Mite, Burrenton Forge-Tender, and Esper Sentinel are effective picks at forcing early interaction or shutting off specific spells completely.

Young Wolf synergizes very well with Agatha’s Soul Cauldron.


The standard finisher is Walking Ballista, which usually results in the cleanest kill. However, there are a lot of other good options.

Agatha’s Soul Cauldron

Example Decklist

While a bigger benefit to Yawgmoth, Agatha’s Soul Cauldron expands this deck’s graveyard play options. It enables the deck to combo by untapping with any living creature, as opposed to just Devoted Druid.

Stoneforge Mystic

Example Decklist

This version of the deck uses Stoneforge Mystic. It enables us to fetch Luxior, Giada’s Gift as well as Viridian Longbow and adds a backup plan via Kaldra Compleat.

Urza’s Saga

Example Decklist

Much like Stoneforge Mystic, Urza’s Saga can fetch our equipment combo pieces, Luxior, Giada’s Gift and Viridian Longbow. Playing Saga on turn one can enable Luxior to enter on turn 3 and immediately win the game.

Aether Vial

Example Decklist

The deck can play Aether Vial to get around counter magic and put creatures in at instant speed.

Postmortem Lunge

Example Decklist

Postmortem Lunge has generally fallen out of favor since Tyvar, Jubilant Brawler was printed.

Fiend Artisan

Fiend Artisan can serve as a good backup plan and tutor for the deck.