Standard BO1 deck guides and writeups

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Deck Tech Arena Standard
Hands-Down The Best Deck In Standard
Standard BO1

09 Sep by Jiroxys

How can we make mono-black even better? While also packing enough heat to destroy mono-black midrange?

Splash white and green.

According to WotC, the core colors of each wedge have officially changed to match their Ikoria counterparts. Abzan's core is now black, making the oppressiv...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
🧠MYSTIC PESTS - high IQ anti-aggro
Standard BO1

05 Aug by MrQirn

Mystic Reflection is an incredibly good card that I think many are sleeping on. It can act as:

1) Removal (turning your opponent's entering creature into something weak, like a 1/1 Pest token)

2) Copy the best thing your opponent controls (for when you're behind)

3) Copy the ...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Anghell
Standard BO1

22 Jun by BEARDLYBEAST

 This deck to this point, is my final form of my angel sacrifice deck. It takes a new spin on the angel sacrifice in the way of the legendary angels. I thought about using Mirror box, to be able to cast multiples of them, but I remembered the true purpose of the deck. We want angels to in ce...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Abzan "Shigeki Soul" Control
Standard BO1

07 Jun by Jiroxys

What is Shigeki Soul?

Shigeki, Jukai Visionary + Soul Transfer

This combination has been flying under the radar for some time, and it is without a doubt one of the nastiest combos to loop Shigeki with.

But what about Colossal Skyturtle?

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Deck Tech Arena Standard
060222 P
Standard BO1

31 May by MikeLikes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raxKmCz_LeI

Searching Standard: Lordly Politoed Deck

Hello and welcome to another episode of ***Searching Standard, where each and every week I look for new, innovative decks for you to play in Standard. This week, I'm looking at a deck ...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Efreet Bombardment - Ladder Ready.
Standard BO1

05 May by nfluxpk

Back with Another Prismari Discard style deck, this thing is ladder ready and Bo3 Playable with a plausable sideboard suggested. The main weakness this deck has is to green stompy type decks, so Burning hands can be a clutch swap. 

 

Win conditions are Efreet Flamepainter ...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Izzet Fable - Mythic #8 - Bo1 & Bo3
Standard BO1

12 Apr by Shlop

I'm really exited to finally make this writeup. I've been having a blast playing this deck, and its felt like by far the strongest deck I've played in this standard format. Currently my record is 25-3 (89% w/l) across Bo3 games all played in top 300 mythic. If you want to ask more about the deck ...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Grixis' Kami War
Standard BO1

12 Mar by ShigekiMTG

The Kami War

 

The Kami War Hidetsugu Consumes all Fable of the Mirror-Breaker Life of Toshiro Umezawa Tribute to Horobi

So the past few days I've been having a lot of fun with a Dimir saga deck that ...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Selesnya Invoke
Standard BO1

12 Mar by ShigekiMTG

Invoke Justice

Thanks to the streamer Crokeyz for the idea and inspiration for the deck!  You can find his channel here: Crokeyz Stream

Yesterday he was mentioning how good Invoke Justice should be, and I agree!!  For 5 mana...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Abzan Control (70% WR High Rank Ladder)
Standard BO1

04 Mar by Jiroxys

Overview:

This is a modified version of Sonio's Abzan Spells deck. It is, bar-none, the best Abzan deck there is in Standard. As well as the best Abzan deck we've had in almost a decade. Sonio went 3-0 in Mythic taking him from #40 to #30. Last season I blasted from P...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Orzhov Go-Face
Standard BO1

27 Feb by Shlop

Recently Orzhov Midrange decks have risen to the top of the metagame, which has been very exiting for me since I've been brewing Orzhov since rotation, and before the banning of Alrund's Epiphany and Divide by Zero, Izzet turns and to a lesser extent other control decks singlehandedly prevented O...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Budget Combo Roll
Standard BO1

25 Jan by povis

Hello everyone. I present to you this mono red deck that i made for having fun with roll. It is a budget deck and it is not a hardcore competitive deck. But very fun to play. The deck is build around card Barbarian Class and synergy with it. This enchantment give our creatures haste and when we r...

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ARTISAN_UG-Kicker
Standard BO1

13 Dec by MTGArtisansCorner

This is an ARTISAN (uncommon/common only) deck I put together, because I wanted to flesh out some underutilized cards in Magic: The Gathering. In the set Zendikar Rising we've got the “Kicker” keyword/mechanic gives us benefits for paying extra mana and I wanted to do something with my cardboard ...

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ARTISAN_WR-Warriors
Standard BO1

10 Dec by MTGArtisansCorner

This is an ARTISAN (uncommon/common only) deck I put together, because I wanted to flesh out some underutilized cards in Magic: The Gathering. In the set Zendikar Rising, we have Kargan Warleader with a “lord” mechanic for warriors. Not much to say here, except that I wanted to do something with ...

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ARTISAN_WG-Landfall
Standard BO1

09 Dec by MTGArtisansCorner

This is an ARTISAN (uncommon/common only) deck I put together, because I wanted to flesh out some underutilized cards in Magic: The Gathering.

In the set Zendikar Rising the "Landfall" keyword gives us benefits for simply progressing the game (playing lands) and I wanted to do something wi...

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ARTISAN_WU-Party
Standard BO1

08 Dec by MTGArtisansCorner

This is an ARTISAN (uncommon/common only) deck I put together, because I wanted to flesh out some underutilized cards in Magic: The Gathering. In the set Zendikar Rising we have the “Party” mechanic, which I find is a bit underappreciated and I wanted to do something with my cardboard at home. Th...

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ARTISAN_BR-Party
Standard BO1

08 Dec by MTGArtisansCorner

This is an ARTISAN (uncommon/common only) deck I put together, because I wanted to flesh out some underutilized cards in Magic: The Gathering. In Zendikar Rising we have the "Party" mechanic, which I find is a bit underappreciated in my opinion and I wanted to do something with my cardboard at ho...

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ARTISAN_RG-Landfall
Standard BO1

08 Dec by MTGArtisansCorner

This is an ARTISAN (uncommon/common only) deck I put together, because I wanted to flesh out some underutilized cards in Magic: The Gathering. In the set Zendikar Rising the "Landfall" keyword gives us benefits for simply progressing the game (playing lands) and I wanted to do something with my c...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Catapults Combo - 27 DMG to Face, 1 Turn
Standard BO1

03 Dec by doglived

STRATEGY

A perfect opening looks something like this:

  • 1 drop Ghast
  • 2 Deadly Dispute Ghast (or drop Priest)
  • 3 drop Merchant
  • 4 drop Catapult
  • 5 drop Phalanx
  • 6 drop Ca...

Deck Tech Arena Standard
Mardu Midrange? In this Economy?
Standard BO1

01 Dec by Shlop

Fading Hope broke me. It was a blast playing Orzhov Midrange with Henrika Domnathi and Liesa, Forgotten Archangel until I was face-to-face with Izzet which spent 1 mana happily answering all my creatures until they hit their 8th land drop and won by default. My ego couldn't take it any longer so ...