Arena Standard - BW Lich Artifact Midrange

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  • Deck contains 22 invalid cards for this format: Ixalan's Binding (XLN), Thaumatic Compass // Spires of Orazca (XLN), Treasure Map // Treasure Cove (XLN), Arch of Orazca (RIX), Azor's Gateway // Sanctum of the Sun (RIX), Twilight Prophet (RIX), Karn, Scion of Urza (DOM), Isolated Chapel (DOM), Voltaic Servant (DOM), Sparring Construct (DOM), Traxos, Scourge of Kroog (DOM), Icy Manipulator (DOM), Daring Archaeologist (DOM), Phyrexian Scriptures (DOM), Phylactery Lich (M19), Fountain of Renewal (M19), Transmogrifying Wand (M19), Ixalan's Binding (XLN), Silent Gravestone (RIX), Navigator's Compass (DOM), Fountain of Renewal (M19), Amulet of Safekeeping (M19)
Main 60 cards (21 distinct)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (18)
Creature (15)
Planeswalker (3)
Land (24)
Side 15 cards (9 distinct)

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A surprisingly competitive deck that almost always loses game 1, yet secures wins game 2 and 3. Sideboarding correctly is essential. Sideboard is rather obvious, though the silent grave is for golgari/eldest reborn abusers. It disables Archaeologist's entering effect, though this is a fine tradeoff. Consider dropping mainboard duress for mainboard renewals, though I've found the duress to come in handy in this esper/mono blue meta. A fun combo is to sac your fountain, play archaeologist, and replay the fountain to enable traxos (while getting some card draw in the process). Play your lich counters on map or compass, as they retain the counter when transformed. Azor's Gateway is more for filtering your hand, not transforming. 




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Last Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Created: 28 Mar 2019
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