Standard - Mono G Aggro

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  • Deck contains 2 invalid cards for this format: Once Upon a Time (ELD), Veil of Summer (M20)
Main 60 cards (13 distinct)
Creature (24)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (7)
Planeswalker (5)
Land (24)
Side 15 cards (5 distinct)

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Well, with the release of Throne of Eldraine and the rotation of standard, I had to come up with a new deck. While I love the complicated nature of combos, Standard isn't a great place for them in my mind. So, I tend to run more aggressive decks. Normally I run with Mono Red strategies, but it seems to be in an unfortunately bad place right now. It just doesn't have answers to a lot of the stuff going on in Standard. The high loyalty low CMC planeswalkers such as [[Oko, Thief of Crowns]] and [[The Royal Scions]], Mono Red Burn just can't deal with that board state, particularily with the loss of staples such as [[Goblin Chainwhirler]] which dealt a damage on entry and had first strike. A lot of brewing and time went into trying to salvage a playable list, even T2, but it's unfortunately not possible. So, I shifted to Mono Green, and this is the list I came up with! I believe it will be a good aggro option, especially with the card draw there is and ways to deal with large creatures, and even some good planewalker answers of our own!

Now, the deck! And our first most valuable card int he deck:
{{Questing Beast}}

Wow, Questing Best, this card is pushed. Very pushed, and probably the best option outside of removal for ealing with walkers. Can't be chumped by tokens and damage goes through to the PW's you are attackiing.

{{Once Upon a Time}}

This is easily the second best card in the deck, and my favorite card in the set as I am so looking forward to running it in Amulet Titan builds of mine. It allows us to dig for creatures, 5 cards at a time, and even lets us keep bad draws to find what we need. And a free spell? Broken and I'll take it!

{{The Great Henge}} {{Castle Garenbrig}}

The Great Henge has to be the third best card in here and Garenrig the fourth, or even 3.5. Henge buffs our creatures and we draw when they enter and Garebrig gives us 6 mana for the cost of 4. 2 free mana. That's broken. I'm also looking forward to running [[Castle Garenbrig]] in Amulet Titan as it creates a more consistent T2 kill, giving us one less land needed.


The rest of the deck is just some good staples. [[Pelt Collector]] is a good 1 drop that warrants needing removal as it gets much larger as the game goes on. [[Growth-Chamber Guardian]] Replaces itself and with a [[Castle Garenbrig]] in play can drop and find it's replacement early. [[Wildborn Preserver]] is a flash creature that we can can put counters on it with our excess mana as we play non-human creatures which is all of them. [[Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig]] is not only flavor win but straight up power win. Constantly grows larger. Gains counters when creatures come in and more if they are larger, which late game would be our [[Voracious Hydra]] and the [[Stonecoil Serpent]]. The Hydra being creature removal and whatever size we need and the Serpent dodging multicolored removal, which is a lot of it in the current format. We can't forget our mainboard PWs. [[Vivien, Arkbow Ranger]] grows our team, can be used as creature or PW removal as needed, and can then tutor for answers in our SB. [[Nissa, Who Shakes the World]] is a no brainer addition. Play her on turn 5, seems like a good idea and make an army or Indestructible lands. I'm down.

In our Sideboard, we have a few key cards. [[Veil of Summer]] for control matchups. Protects our spells and draws us cards. [[Thrashing Brontodon]] for enchantment or artifact removal. [[Vivien, Champion of the Wilds]] to help us dig for creatures and play them with flash. [[Wicked Wolf]] is a great SB creature. A 3/3 that fights on entry. And finally, 2 more [[Nissa, Who Shakes the World]]. These will be good against Field of the Dead decks as we can keep up with their zombies ideally with higher power creatures and eventually getting all our lands into play. Once again, all these creature answers are available to pull with our mainboard [[Vivien, Arkbow Ranger]].

This is the deck I plan on playing in ranked for a while as well as in paper for the first coouple of months. It's cheaply priced as decks go, which is good. I will howver be looking to move into Abzan Wolves towards the new set release and try revisiting Mono Red with Theros coming out.

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Last Updated: 07 Oct 2019
Created: 07 Oct 2019
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