Arena Standard - Interplanar Hippo

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Jank

 

This is mainly an esper deck (W/U/B) with a splash of G/R and that revolves around planeswalkers. If you don’t have any friends on don’t intent to keep them then this deck is for you :P

 

Main Deck:

In order to play [[Keruga, the Macrosage]], we had to have all our spells cmc starting at 3 mana. It is a pretty greedy requirement so to help us catch up we start with 25 lands and added 2 copies of [[Chromatic Lantern]].

Staying alive and ramp are our initial goals so we can reach at least 4 mana to play [[Shatter the Sky]]. To do that besides the [[Chromatic Lantern]], [[Teferi, Time Raveler]] will be the play that we want to make by turn 3 and maybe drawing a card and taking some non-planeswalker permanent out of the battlefield. If that does not happen [[Teyo, the Shieldmage]] and [[Oath of Kaya]] if also help with survivability.

It's important that we keep drawing and putting lands in the battlefield, [[Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor]] will help recycling some planeswalkers that we don’t need any more or are far from being casted and also putting a body on the battlefield.

We have a diversified way of winning, [[Garruk, Cursed Huntsman]], [[Liliana, Dreadhorde General]], [[Ugin, the Ineffable]] and [[Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God]] and [[Ashiok, Nightmare Muse]] are ours late game bombs, everyone else is a utility planeswalker or removal bait.

[[Narset, Parter of Veils]] and [[Tamiyo, Collector of Tales]] work as search engines for that planeswalker or mass destruction spell that we desperately need.

[[Teyo, the Shieldmage]] and [[The Wanderer]] will help with burn or abilities that hit you constantly.

[[Kaya, Orzhov Usurper]] and [[Ashiok, Dream Render]] works as graveyard hate. Don’t forget that Kaya can also exile one 1 cmc permanents like [[Witch's Oven]].

[[Vraska, Golgari Queen]] is mainly bait but all her abilities can be handy.

The single other creature in this deck besides the companion is [[Realm-Cloaked Giant]] but we play it for the sorcery part, the creature is just a bonus.

Sometimes we just run out of cards, so to help with that we have a copy of [[Castle Locthwain]] and the cycle abilities of the "triome" lands. Don’t be afraid to cycle this kind of lands even if that land produces green mana, since we are relying on [[Chromatic Lantern]] and [[Interplanar Beacon]] to help us cast planeswalker spells.

To handle some big permanents i added 2 copies of [[Elspeth Conquers Death]].

In case of our planeswalker keeping getting removed i also added one copy of [[Command the Dreadhorde]] that works wonders with [[The Wanderer]] since we can reanimate anything we want without paying life since the planeswalker passive ability will shields us from it.

 

Sideboard:

There is so much aggro and cheap reanimation that is not unusual to be dead by turn 3. Cheap utility creatures can rapidly put us in a bad spot so to counter that i added [[Disfigure]], you will have to remove [[Keruga, the Macrosage]] from the companion position though. Other permanents that are outside the range of this card or are difficult to deal with like [[Anax, Hardened in the Forge]] or [[Chandra, Acolyte of Flame]] can be removed with [[Banishing Light]]. For top tier permanents i added another copy of [[Elspeth Conquers Death]].

1 copy of [[Despark]] to deal with creatures that are a menace as soon they hit the battlefield, like [[Winota, Joiner of Forces]] or [[Questing Beast]].

1 [[The Elderspell]] to help with mirror matches.

[[Mystical Dispute]] to target big blue spells like [[Dream Trawler]], [[Agent of Treachery]] or [[Gyruda, Doom of Depths]].

[[Extinction Event]] to target [[Obosh, the Preypiercer]] decks or decks that rely on death triggers.

2 copies of [[Unmoored]] to destroy decks from inside that rely on known cards like [[Fires of Invention]].

 

Final Thoughts:

This is a slow but fun deck to play, more of a meme because it struggles against lots of decks but if you are a bit sick of the current meta you should take it for a spin.

Take note that [[Thought Distortion]] shreds this deck if you don’t have [[Teyo, the Shieldmage]] in play.

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Last Updated: 18 May 2020
Created: 17 May 2020
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Mainboard - 60 cards (31 distinct)

Creature (1)
$1.090.10
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (12)
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$0.66€0.300.02
$1.85€1.630.18
$1.25€1.040.06
$0.97€0.520.29
Land (25)
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$8.68€7.301.99
$0.490.04
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$9.00€7.450.76
$1.170.06
$0.460.04
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$17.03€11.271.28
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$60.05€0.0010.37
$1.23€0.690.10
$5.73€5.991.69
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$1.05€0.510.13
$0.24€0.120.04
$1.85€1.630.18
$1.47€0.820.12
$0.25€0.120.01
$0.50€0.300.08
$0.89€0.520.08
$0.49€0.210.01

Maybeboard - 3 cards (2 distinct)

$4.94€4.000.89
$2.74€3.310.69

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