In Legacy there is a deck called MUD or Metalworker, an artifact-based prison/combo deck. It tries to lock the opponent out of their spells with Chalice of the Void, Trinisphere and Lodestone Golem, and use Kuldotha Forgemaster to put Blightsteel Colossus in play for an immediate win. It can do this very quickly by using Metalworker and lands like Cloudpost to produce insane amounts of mana.
Legacy MUD is the inspiration for the deck I want to show you this week, Colorless Tron. Most of the cards that are in Legacy MUD are available in Modern; the only exceptions are those that produce mana. Therefore it seems to make sense to replace those by the Urza lands. In the version shown in the video I have taken out the combo with Blightsteel Colossus, but in my final version it is back in. However, my most common win conditions are Wurmcoil Engine and/or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, and I often take the combo out against decks that have a way to deal with it. In my final version I also propose to play 1x Karn Liberated in the main board and 1x in the sideboard; this is also not shown in the videos.
The deck is fun to play. At this point I am unsure whether it is better or worse than RG Tron and Mono-U Tron; that will require some further testing. However, I am confident that some of the match-ups that Tron has difficulty with, for example Burn and Zoo, become rather easy with Chalice of the Void and Trinisphere. Mainboard Spellskite also help against other combo decks, such as Twin, Bogles and Infect, while Wurmcoil Engine combined with Academy Ruins can lead to powerful grindy games. Weak match-ups are the faster creature-based aggro decks, such as Merfolk and Affinity.
The deck is obviously similar to the Chalice Goblins deck that I posted last week; Chalice of the Void is just a card I enjoy working with at the moment. Next week I’ll come back to you with something different.