Standard BO1 deck guides and writeups

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Deck Tech Arena Standard
Turner and Hooch
Standard BO1

30 Jul by kilawpilath

This deck has a combo plan built with The Blackstaff of Waterdeep to animate Vehicles so that they can attack with out a crew, or to buff and/or animate artifacts that the opponent might not see coming.   It was named after having watched the Disney+ TV series of the same name, which is a ...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
S22 Turbo Cyclone (No Koma)
Standard BO1

28 Jul by Fredzy

This deck revolves around the synergy between our two main win conditions which are Ashaya, Soul of the Wild and Cyclone Summoner.   Ashaya, Soul of the Wild makes all your creatures ''lands'' so the Cyclone Summoner effect doesn't return your creatures to your hand.  It's basically l...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Onyxclex (Standard 2022)
Standard BO1

28 Jul by Jiroxys

Are you looking for an absolutely brutal beatdown deck? Look no further. This deck's got synergy for days, and curves that'll destroy your marriage. Let's get into it We're all familiar with the 1 and 2-mana treasure package. It's great for ramping. But it also creates a punishing pillow fort that t...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Suicide Black (Standard 2022)
Standard BO1

28 Jul by TunechiFish

 This deck is playtested and edited regularly.   Lands: 24 Snow-Covered Swamp -The snow lands are only for Blood on the Snow. 4x Hagra Mauling/Hagra Broodpit -The suggested landbase from Aetherhub is 27. You will be using Hagra Broodpit more often than the destroy creature effect. It helps...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Troll's Epiphany (Standard 2022)
Standard BO1

21 Jul by Wixxles

Strategy: Ramp into waking the trolls by turn 4/5. When using Roiling Regrowth you preferably want to sacrifice pathways to bring in more basic lands in case you need to play phylath, world sculptor.  Ideally have alrund's epiphany available to skip the opponents turn before or after stage...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
2022 - Orzhov Control
Standard BO1

19 Jul by GrilledCheese

This deck's wincons are (most of the time): Tergrid, God of Fright Professor Onyx   Gameplan: Melt opponent's hand and drastically slow the game with Acquisitions Expert, Go Blank, Inscription of Ruin, Pelakka Predation and Skull Raid and eventually with Tergrid's Lantern while you gain life an...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Azorius Tax Evasion
Standard BO1

19 Jul by SlickSamos

Firstly - do not spend Rare/Mythic wildcards on it unless you like D&T in Historic as rotation will impact this deck!  I have a positive win rate in Gold Ranked so is feasible, and did get me to Platinum.  Appropriate alternatives can be found in the Maybeboard with some suggestions as...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Standard 2022 - Simic (UG) Dragon Ramp
Standard BO1

16 Jul by ThickGrape

  UPDATES: 22 July 2021 removed Neverwinter Dryad added tangled Florahedron 20 July 2021 added Eureka Moment and Vineglimmer Snarl removed Augmentor Pugilist and Quandrix Campus Created a better youtube video with commentary :)   Notable Combos  Lotus Cobra + Quandrix Cultiva...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Mono White Lifegain Mk2
Standard BO1

15 Jul by morrigankig

This is a fairly reliable lifegain deck with a few different combos. Linden/Hoplite: Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Reverent Hoplite Using Linden grants you 1 LP gain per monster attacking at start of combat phase. When you play Hoplite, you gain tokens equal to your loyalty to white. You can easily g...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Dragonkind v2 [S22]
Standard BO1

13 Jul by Ni9htwing

Updates 22/07 - The choice between 4x Frost Bite and 2x Frost Bite + 2x Crush the Weak/Cinderclasm depends on the decks you are facing most often, but I have found that Frost Bite works well in most matchups, including against decks that go wide, but, in any case, going against mono-white for exampl...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
mono white blink blink
Standard BO1

12 Jul by FloppieTacos

If you like blink, blink and more blink this is a deck you have to give a go. This non-linear mono white deck has some tricks that will tickle your brains. I won't spoil them all. I'll give a basic breakdown of the deck and let you discover the power and complexity of the deck by yourself.   th...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
I Skipped Church Days [[Standard 2022]]
Standard BO1

11 Jul by Pentvidia

**Under Construction** Welcome to Standard 2022 Esper Control  aka "I Skipped Church Days" With the introduction of Standard 2022, it's it a time to start fresh with brews and for new cards to shine after being overshadowed by the pushed sets of previous...*cough* Eldraine *cough*.  My fri...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Cosmic Mountain Dew
Standard BO1

14 Jun by GrilledCheese

This deck revolves around: Ashiok, Nightmare Muse Dream Trawler Cosmos Elixir Midnight Clock   Early game: - Control early menaces with Eliminate, Elspeth's Nightmare and if absolutely necessary Baleful Mastery (by paying the student's cost). You can use Vanishing Verse if you are certain you w...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Sac Midrange
Standard BO1

02 Jun by YesWhey

The version of Sac Weenie that I'm now playing. A synergistic deck featuring Retriever Phoenix and Kaya the Inexorable built to slog and win games the ugly way. I started with a BW Witch/Plumb/Bastion shell and wound up here.  While this looks very different from Sac Weenie V4, each iterat...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Azorius Control (No Yorion)
Standard BO1

28 May by LostInThought

Introduction I've been sick of only seeing Yorion Azorius Control decks so this is my take on the archetype sans the Sky Noodle.  The gameplan is to delay until you can cast a protected Dream Trawler.  As such, don't be afraid to 'waste' spells early on if it gives you one more turn to liv...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Pencils Down (Strict Proctor Shutdown)
Standard BO1

26 May by RobinHood3000

This is my take on the Mardu "ETB shutdown" deck that features Strict Proctor, Hushbringer, and undercosted creatures with ETB downsides (Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, Hunted Nightmare, and Clackbridge Troll). Hushbringer and Proctor are both capable of turning off the downsides on the three payof...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Life Blade | Mono White Lifegain Aggro
Standard BO1

24 May by Dragosven

This deck's superstar is Blade Historian as the title suggests, with Heliod, Sun-Crowned a close second. A perfect draw on the play could look like this - Turn 1 Selfless SaviorTurn 2 Daxos, Blessed by the SunTurn 3 Heliod, Sun-CrownedTurn 4 Blade Historian Turn 1 and 2 aren't always super cruc...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
IZZET STEAL
Standard BO1

14 May by godae

Stealing all of your opponet's things may be the best way to win a game of magic, I'd argue for milling someone deckless, but that's an argument for another day :]   I went with Izzet for Claim the Firstborn & Shackles of Treachery, these cards are vital to the concept of the deck and I hi...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
White Brownies
Standard BO1

08 May by IllugiGodi

Time to revisit our old friend: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. We are playing colorless deck with a splash of white - i.e. "White Brownies" in standard. With the format slowly creeping to its peek in card availability (only one more set until rotation) we finally have a somewhat decent collection of color...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Budget Mono Green Snow
Standard BO1

07 May by Fell

This is a budget deck upgrade for the Green Starter deck on Arena (Large and in Charge) This deck costs: 3 Common WC || 23 Uncommon WC || 0 Rare and Mythic WC || All other cards in the deck, including the rares and mythics, are obtained for free from the Arena Starter Decks.   The main goa...