Traditional Standard deck guides and writeups

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[AFR] Enigmatic Incarnation BUG Value
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08 Jul by quantumquark

You play enchantments and then sack those enchantments to get creatures. That's simple. Some of the card choices aren't as simple. The Terror of the Peaks is in there, partially because it goes infinite with Sporeweb Weaver and Linvala to make infinite Saprolings and gain infinite life. It can't be ...

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Izzet Giant & Dragons - Gigantodrakeia
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10 Jun by Vahnyu

Old Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrTsWhwC3vQOld Video #2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwTi0izTCn8Old Video #3 : https://youtu.be/DTWUteyVliMCurrent Video: https://youtu.be/wpFWJGJhHbESideboard Guidevs Ultimatum / Blue Control -4 Frostbite-4 Bonecrusher Giant+1 E...

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Yorion Party Time - July Climb
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27 May by hinotoumei

 THE ACCOUTN ASSOCIATED WITH THIS DECK HAS , AT THE REQUEST OF USER BEEN PERMANENTLY DELETED DUE TO SCREAMING HELLO YOUR GO FOR 5 MONTHS AT PATHETIC GARBAGE PLAYERS TURNING EVERY GAME INTO A 40 MINUTE ROUND 1 FIASCO WHILE THEY SIT THERE STALLING OUT THE MATCH PURPOSEFULLY! CAN ONLY STAND IT FOR...

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Dwarven Spirits
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28 Apr by Risendragon

Good morning, Magic Muskrats! Risendragon here with a very exciting Boros Aggro build. I got this idea from Dr. Spillikin so I cannot take full credit for the idea, but this is a very quick and nimble Boros aggro build that I think has the potential to go far in the current meta. We are basically ta...

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Grixis Control
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22 Apr by tamyo

     Still play testing with this deck but here is the main concept        Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger and Professor Onyx are your two win cons. Every card in here has syngery between those two cards, early game removal, counter magic, and will continuously give...

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Temur Giants Bo3
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19 Apr by Gildenmagier

This is NOT a meme deck. This is getting you straight to mythic. Seriously. This deck rocks. Giants are overtuned as hell, and their support spells even more so. The best part? Changelings also are giants.   This deck is giving you - Fat creatures - Synergies - Ramp - Card draw - Removal - Coun...

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Scientific Method (Prismari)
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18 Apr by Risendragon

Good morrow Magic Mendeleevs! Risendragon here with a really cool and spicy Prismari deck. I have to admit, I am a bit underwhelmed by Strixhaven. It has some very good cards but also some cards that are head-scratchingly tricky to figure out what to do with. The Learn mechanic is okay, but it's ver...

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Izzet Flyers
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05 Apr by Risendragon

Good evening Magic miscreants! Risendragon here with another exciting deck tech. Now, I am a player that likes to try new things; I currently have a deck that revolves around Lorescale Coatl in the works. Today's deck is not out of the ordinary and it quite frankly has the capability to get beastly ...

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Sakdos!
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03 Apr by Risendragon

Good evening, Magic Miscreants! Risendragon here with a really cool Rakdos Sacrifice build. Strixhaven is almost upon us and I am psyched for its release. In the meantime, let's feast on this deck right here! The main purpose of this deck is to sacrifice things. Anything. Our creatures, our foods, o...

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Azorius Vehicle Ramp
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22 Mar by alexthearchmage

Okay this deck is just....really fun and nonsensical to play. The main keys of the deck are to ramp // ensure you're hitting your land drops with cards like The Omenkeel, Birth of Meletis, and Colossal Plow. This allows you to set up for your game finishers a bit earlier than you might expect in Azo...

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Gods & Legends
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21 Mar by Tiamat

       English description  The goal of the deck is to outclass the opponent with creatures, powerful planeswalkers and card advantage. The deck contains several synergies : legendary creatures can accelerate the cast of the powerspells (Garruk, Vivien, Tibalt and Vori...

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Kaldheim Elves
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11 Mar by Domenicus

General Idea: The idea is to aggro the greedy decks that are a big part of the meta and use efficient 3-drops, Skemfar Avenger, and Agadeem's awakening to generate value.  We can get away with a slightly inefficient mana curve because Wildborn Preserver will stop extra mana going to waste and ...

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Competitive World Tree
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23 Feb by Haksaw

What The Deck Is About A powerful adventure midrange deck with the inevitable endgame of world tree takes the deck over the top. Usually what can happen is that the game has been a fair back and forth match where you have killed their creatures and played Jegantha, the Wellspring to brick wall them,...

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Mean Mono-Black
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09 Feb by alexthearchmage

Run this deck only if you're feeling mean-spirited! Honestly, I've been doing well with this deck against most of the current meta, which is nice. Your basic game plan (as with any control deck) is to stop whatever your opponent is doing. As a forewarning, if you don't like running low in your life ...

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Jolrael's Growth 2.0
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03 Feb by alexthearchmage

Cloned the original Golgari build and turned it into a Sultai build. I'm liking this a bit more, but that could just be because I'm a bit in love with Sublime Epiphany. The piloting guide is a bit different than the Golgari build, as you're more likely to be holding up your counterspells and flash c...

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Jolrael's Growth
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01 Feb by alexthearchmage

This deck is ALL about value - through Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse, Chevill, Bane of Monsters  and Binding the Old Gods. I haven't been posting my decks lately, nor writing about them, so let's hop back in! If you're new to my page, I try to write piloting guides with all of my decks, and I encou...

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[KHM] Dimir Snow Dredge
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26 Jan by Jino

Fill up your graveyard and keep bringing back ghouls and king Narfi, who buffs the ghouls, until your opponent succumbs to them. Rationale of the cards chosen: Egon, God of Death - Throne enables Emry and graveyard. Later on provides gas and a huge beatstick. Emry, Lurker of the Loch - Primary enab...

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[KHM] MonoRed Dwarves (aka Magda or bust
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25 Jan by quantumquark

A primer from MTG Finance. Treasures. It's all about treasures. They make mana, and mana makes the money. It's a treasure, you see. So what do we do with our money? Invest. Invest in dragons. Invest in swords. Invest. In. Dwarves. Dwarves make treasures, and my boy*, Magda, makes them better than an...

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Feed the Trolls (Mono G Food)
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20 Dec by Risendragon

Good afternoon Magic Malcontents! Risendragon here with another deck tech. This time, we are looking at Mono Green Foods, a deck that I have run into quite a bit over the last two weeks or so and one that I think has a ton of potential. Many variations I have come up against utilize Witch's Oven to ...

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Kaheera Mono Green Bo3
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25 Oct by Gildenmagier

Climbing to mythic with style. Play mono green, draw cards, beat your opponents! No rogues, no counterspells, no burn. Just good old beast beats! We even got a fancy combo! Kaheera, the Orphanguard + Garruk's Uprising + Vivien, Monsters' Advocate   # Deck Kaheera, the Orphanguard - She is a dec...