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Theros Beyond Death Fresh new decks

Arena Standard Decklists 
By: andreliverod - 16 Jan 2020

Theros Beyond Death brings in a lot of interesting cards to the Standard pool. While some prefer waiting for the next tourney lists to see what to play, the early days after a new set gets released are the brewer's paradise. Today we will look at decks made by content creators for the streaming event where hundreds of Twitch streamers participate to show off the new set.

Therealkilladub

Starting off with Therealkilladub who consistently has top placements in the Mythic ladder and spends a lot of time brewing and also streams on Twitch.tv and is part of the Team Aether streaming Team. He has come up with some really solid decklists that he wants to share with you all. I am in particular excited to play his Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hungerimage which I requested a build for, he had a different take on it than I expected.

 

This is KillaDubs take on Bant Flash utilizing Flicker of Fateimage to get extra ETB triggers from Frilled Mysticimage and Angel of Graceimage. Flicker is also pretty decent at saving Nightpack Ambusherimage from removal. Flash is a very solid strategy because it enables you to play reactively. For instance, if your opponent decides to try and play around your counterspells by being patient and waiting for an opening. Then you just flash in threats such as Brazen Borrowerimage, Nightpack Ambusherimage, or Angel of Graceimage at their end step. Also Frilled Mysticimage is a great 2 for 1 by not only providing a body to attack and block with but also by countering your opponent's spell. This deck literally gives you 9 lives with 4 Angel of Grace and 4 Flicker of Fate.

Bant Flash - Nine Lives

Main 60 cards (19 distinct)
Creature (16)
$1.05€1.260.92
$0.38€0.240.01
$3.06€3.330.40
$25.4839.22
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (18)
$0.19€0.090.01
$0.31€0.160.01
$0.20€0.05
$1.60
$0.20€0.05
Land (26)
$6.24€4.401.56
$9.18€5.891.17
$20.00€15.924.33
$8.76€7.802.85
$1.39€1.500.18
$17.36€12.585.00
$2.51€1.810.65
Side 15 cards (4 distinct)
$1.95€0.420.08
$0.15€0.070.01
$2.37€0.860.11
$0.20€0.05

Simulating MTG Arena Best of 1 starting hand
(Simplified, true algorithm in MTGA not revealed by Wizards yet)

 

Control is back and this time it is Ashiok flavored with cards like and Ashiok's Erasureimage and Ashiok, Nightmare Museimage, we have a mix of other new cards with Thassa's Interventionimage and hand disruption like Agonizing Remorseimage. Do not forget the new premium removal with art that sends shivers down our spines Eat to Extinctionimage.

Esper Exilio

Main 60 cards (27 distinct)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (26)
$1.28€0.590.01
$0.19€0.090.01
$1.42€1.520.30
$0.49€0.230.01
$1.04€0.540.04
$2.25€1.831.34
$0.24€0.100.01
$0.84€0.48
$2.30
$0.41€0.29
$1.60
Planeswalker (9)
$6.00€5.068.21
$2.38€2.350.17
$19.26€19.0464.42
$16.89
Land (25)
$3.78€2.620.42
$6.24€4.401.56
$9.85€10.371.32
$8.38€8.471.66
$8.76€7.802.85
$1.25€1.370.08
$17.36€12.585.00
$2.51€1.810.65
$0.90
Side 15 cards (8 distinct)
$0.33€0.170.01
$0.27€0.160.02
$1.95€0.420.08
$1.99€1.050.03
$2.37€0.860.11
$0.20€0.070.01
$0.98
$6.00€5.068.21

Simulating MTG Arena Best of 1 starting hand
(Simplified, true algorithm in MTGA not revealed by Wizards yet)
 

 

KillaDub loves blue so much you could say that he is devoted to blue. The next deck takes this devotion to the next level by trying to make it the win-con! While you could end the game by stealing your opponent's good cards and killing them with Mass Manipulationimage or, Agent of Treacheryimage the way you want to win is with Thassa's Oracleimage. I can't wait to tap the Nyx Lotusimage and see how much mana I will be able to generate.

Devoted Manipulation

Main 60 cards (16 distinct)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (11)
$1.00€0.620.06
$0.31€0.160.01
$7.29
Creature (23)
$2.27€1.500.38
$5.38€4.264.75
$1.25€0.550.16
$25.4839.22
$29.94
$3.94€1.95
Land (26)
$20.00€15.924.33
$1.39€1.500.18
$17.36€12.585.00
$2.51€1.810.65
$0.90
Side 15 cards (4 distinct)
$1.95€0.420.08
$0.15€0.070.01
$2.37€0.860.11
$0.20€0.05

Simulating MTG Arena Best of 1 starting hand
(Simplified, true algorithm in MTGA not revealed by Wizards yet)

 

This deck is just pure evil. The premise is to make the opponent discard all of their cards, and then watch them suffer while Davriel, Rogue Shadowmageimage tortures them during their upkeep. Any creatures or planeswalkers to hit the board on your opponent's side of the field are likely to get destroyed by Ritual of Sootimage or Murderous Riderimage. If they still have any cards in hand, or creatures/planeswalkers on turn 5, then Nicol Bolasimage will finish the job.

The Grixis Rack

Main 60 cards (16 distinct)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (11)
$1.28€0.590.01
$1.00€0.810.22
$0.41€0.29
Planeswalker (8)
$0.35€0.170.01
$9.97€8.362.58
Creature (16)
$0.25€0.110.02
$8.25€6.804.11
$6.004.26
$10.30
Land (25)
$3.78€2.620.42
$3.56€2.920.67
$14.45€11.142.04
$9.85€10.371.32
$15.47€11.671.99
$4.10€2.572.24
Side 15 cards (4 distinct)
$1.57€1.060.46
$1.95€0.420.08
$1.99€1.050.03
$2.37€0.860.11

Simulating MTG Arena Best of 1 starting hand
(Simplified, true algorithm in MTGA not revealed by Wizards yet)

 

RatsRelyk

RatsRelyk is another Team Aether member who is playing in the Streamer Prerelease event has built some interesting decks based on the new cards, he also includes writeups in the decklists so click the deck name to see the full writeup.

Sultai Sweetness is a grinding machine! Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrathimage is the perfect card to push this deck to the top tier. Uro stalls against aggro, gaining you life while ramping toward Hydroid Krasisimage or Nissa, Who Shakes the Worldimage, and presents a large threat and huge value engine against slower decks. The removal suite has a new addition with Eat to Extinction exiling problematic planeswalkers and creatures with escape. Agonizing Remorse can easily be swapped out for Thought Erasure. The early ramp provided by Gilded Goose and P