Arena Standard - Domri Elementals

13 22 22
25 6 6 23
Aggro Combo

# Intro

Ever seen an Temur elemental deck? They ramp fast, go wide, and then smash you with a bunch of 1 power elementals. What if I told you that you dont have to wait until you deck yourself before attacking with a bunch of power 1s, but instead can get all the ramp and combo you want and ALSO attack and end the game with a bunch of power 3s by turn 4. You doubt it? Just read on!

# What the deck does

Sacrifice elementals with [[Neoform]] to get a fast [[Scampering Scorcher]], buff the attacking elementals with [[Creeping Trailblazer]] and [[Domri, Anarch of Bolas]], get the sacrificed elemementals back with [[Thunderkin Awakener]] and trigger [[Risen Reef]]. Amazing!

# Why you should play it

+ Fast ramp

+ Fast kills

+ Easy combos

+ Satisfying to play

# Main

[[Llanowar Elves]] - Ramp and [[Neoform]] fodder.

[[Leafkin Druid]] - Ramp and [[Neoform]] fodder.

[[Thunderkin Awakener]] - Return all the awesome elementals from the graveyard. Buff with [[Neoform]] or [[Omnath, Locus of the Roil]] to be able to bring back [[Creeping Trailblazer]].

[[Scampering Scorcher]] - The core card of the deck. Creates tokens, gives all elementals haste (!), triggers [[Risen Reef]] multiple time, and is overall just a pain in the neck for your opponents.

[[Risen Reef]] - Insance ramp, the reason elementals is a top choice to play. Very nice to get the triple trigger from [[Scampering Scorcher]].

[[Omnath, Locus of the Roil]] - Top-end elemental, this bad boy deals a lot of damage, can buff you elementals and draws cards later on.

[[Cloudkin Seer]] - Fooder for [[Neoform]] to get [[Scampering Scorcher]], also draws a card and bypasses defenses in some cases.

[[Neoform]] - A match made in hell with [[Thunderkin Awakener]]. I recommend the following sacrifice pairings:

  • [[Llanowar Elves]]  -> [[Thunderkin Awakener]] or [[Creeping Trailblazer]]
  • [[Cloudkin Seer]]   -> [[Scampering Scorcher]] or [[Omnath, Locus of the Roil]]
  • [[Leafkin Druid]]    -> [[Risen Reef]]
  • [[Scampering Scorcher]] -> [[Cavalier of Thorns]] (requires sideboard)

[[Creeping Trailblazer]] - What is better than 1/1 elementals? 2/1 elementals! Note: Can't be brought back with [[Thunderkin Awakener]] by default.

[[Domri, Anarch of Bolas]] - What is better than 2/1 elementals? 3/1 elementals! Also ramp and anti-counter measures. Awesome!

[[Chandra, Acolyte of Flame]] - Experimental. Creates tokens ans allows re-cast of spells in graveyard.

[[Chandra, Awakened Inferno]] - Waifu Nightmore for control decks, clears the board of non-elementals, applies more pressure

[[Negate]] - Filler. Single copy in the main-deck, good in almost any matchup.

[[Lightning Strike]] - Filler. The good ol' three to the face.

# Lands

Green > Red > Blue.

Green is needed for the fast ramp, red for dealing damage, blue for some combo pieces. The [[Unclaimed Territory]] solves the problem with blue elementals and you should be able to find the missing blue mana source by the time you need it for [[Neoform]].

Disclaimer: The mana base still needs work, but I just dont own the rare lands I need to perform the necessary trial-and-error.

# Sideboard

Nothing special, just countering all the common threats.

[[Negate]] - Counter pesky planeswalkers and board-clear

[[Aether Gust]] - Good-bye Dinosaurus-san. The time you get is enough to win the game in most cases.

[[Fry]] - The reason why Teferi is black This spell is useful against blue and white creatures and planeswalkers.

[[Veil of Summer]] - Dont look at my hand! Against [[Thought Erasure]] and other nasty spells.

[[Overgrowth Elemental]] - Good against RDW because they are slightly faster than we are. Swappable with [[Cloudkin Seeker]].

[[Cavalier of Thorns]] - The "best" mythic elemental. Powers [[Thunderkin Awakener]] and gets back important stuff. End-point for the [[Neoform]] engine.

[[Cavalier of Flame]] - Experimental. More aggressive than [[Cavalier of Thorns]].

# Maybe / Experiments

[[Teferi's Time Twist]] - Save a [[Risen Reef]] and kickstart the value chain again or bounce a [[Omnath, Locus of the Roil]] for more damage. The possibilities are endless! (Too slow?)

# End

Thanks for reading and I hope you have as much fun as I have with this deck. The mana base and the sideboard are not set in stone yet, feel free to change them freely. If I missed something useful If you have suggestions feel free to suggest, if you have comments feel free to comment. Cheers!


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Last Updated: 17 Aug 2019
Created: 17 Aug 2019
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Mainboard - 60 cards (23 distinct)

Creature (25)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (6)
Land (23)
Planeswalker (6)

Sideboard - 15 cards (7 distinct)


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