Standard - Mardu Aristocrats WAR

17 22 13
32 5 0 23
Aggro Midrange
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  • Deck contains 4 invalid cards for this format: Dragonskull Summit (XLN), Isolated Chapel (DOM), Clifftop Retreat (DOM), Heroic Reinforcements (M19)
Main 60 cards (19 distinct)
Creature (32)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (5)
Land (23)
Side 15 cards (6 distinct)

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This deck is honestly similar to what I'm doing myself. That being said as a small critique if you wanted it to synergize better you could trade out the Heroic Reinforcements for Angrath, Captain of Chaos.

The main reason I think it works is that they support Grim Initiate which allows you to Amass more value from them and give your stuff menace which is pretty useful when you swarm and need to end the game.

Of course if you wanted to get really jank with this deck put in Chaos Wand as a card
This brew is something I got for the WAR Prerelease event. Looking back I would change some of the cards here indeed. But I'm not going to do any more adjustments to this current deck, I would rather look at what new stuff the community cooks up.
I also made a similar list with footlight fiend and mayhem devil main. I also swapped out plaguecrafter/elderspell for despark and bedevil and it makes hero much better
You can make Hero work if you replace the Grim Initiates with Footlight Fiends. I also put in 2 x Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlords instead of Gutterbones as he serves a similar purpose; recurring low drops with his -X.
I also dont find the Hero to have much value in this deck, or the Grim Initiates. Replaced the later for Reassembling Skeletons for constant sacrifice feeding and swapped two heros for two Plaguewalkers
I'm personally wondering if this list gets enough out of Hero?
Really like this deck. Just beat a guy who got out 4 wild growth walkers out within 6 turns. Was a crazy back and forth game but the cruel celebrants really worked out. 3 of them out with Bontu hitting the board = game over.
Last Updated: 23 Apr 2019
Created: 20 Apr 2019
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