Traditional Standard deck guides and writeups

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Kaheera Mono Green Bo3
Traditional Standard

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...

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Golgari Thuggin'
Traditional Standard

17 Oct by PenguinHugger

It's a pretty fair, midrange deck overall with a lean toward aggression to keep pace with all the ramp and aggro decks in the meta. It also lets us actually outspeed more dedicated control decks given our own lack of ramp outside of the two-of Henge. This deck was built in response to the heavily ag...

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Dimir Flash Rogues
Traditional Standard

01 Oct by sSnapple

This is my take on Dimir Rogues. When I first started playing rogues I played with Merfolk Windrobber, Lofty Denial, Anticognition, and Hagra Mauling, but found these cards all to be lackluster for various reasons. Merfolk Windrobber doesn't do enough for this deck. It doesn't put on enough pressure...

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Orzhov Aggro by cstick #50 Sept
Traditional Standard

30 Sep by Cwinski

DECK AND DESCRIPTION BY cstick via reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/spikes/?utm_content=subreddit&utm_medium=post_embed&utm_name=8b95f7704c45407da91bc608b7bf61d2&utm_source=embedly&utm_term=izxgc8      -------------------------------------------------------------------...

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Black Anti-Meta Bo3
Traditional Standard

29 Sep by Gildenmagier

Just a simple deck to beat Omnath, rogues and aggro.   # Deck 4 Murderous Rider - Destroy and block 3 Hagra Mauling - Play as land against control. 4 Castle Locthwain - Draw more cards 4 Pelakka Predation - Discard threats. 3 Agadeem's Awakening - Return Acquisitions Expert, Nighthawk Scavenger...

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BW Clerics (Bo3)
Traditional Standard

23 Sep by Gildenmagier

Tired of Omnath? Don't want to play red? Looking for something exciting? Then I've got the perfect deck for you!   I present you Black/white clerics. Aggressive boots on the ground, mean black combat tricks and turn 4/5 kills possible.   ## The nuts Speaker of the Heavens + Cleric of Life'...

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Zen Sultai Control
Traditional Standard

23 Sep by SasquatchSenpai

Welcome to my Zagoth Triome the deck. Well, Sultai Control, more aptly named. There's a LOT of Four Color Omnath running around, and I mean, a lot. Now that he has grown an extra arm, Omnath, Locus of Creation is everywhere and it makes sense, he's pure value with a Lotus Cobra or two on the fi...

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[ZNR] UW D&D
Traditional Standard

12 Sep by Jino

A deck centered around the new party mechanic and trying to push it as far as it goes. Despite the lack of pathway land in this set (which will hurt the manabase for the time being), UW was chosen for base because imo all the good payoffs and supporting cards are centered in this color combination. ...

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Chandrafice
Traditional Standard

09 Sep by limekiller70

This deck has been crazy fun so far, and got me all the way through gold without dropping a match. It's basically an aggro sacrifice list, like it says on the tin. The true key to the deck is Chandra, easily. Generating 2 tokens every turn, which literally everything else in the deck can use, is pre...

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Mardu Feather's Last Flight
Traditional Standard

06 Sep by ranger_of_the_north

13SEP2020  Mardu Feather's Last Flight standard  I suppose this final and last standard tournament is bittersweet for me, not sure if its unnatural to form bonds or appreciation for fine luxurious cardboard rectangles however this marks the end of a wild a crazy ride for one of my favorite...

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Reef Draw-to-Win
Traditional Standard

24 Aug by MrQirn

Risen Reef This is a "Draw-to-Win" style combo deck centered around exploiting Risen Reef's enter-the-battlefield (ETB) triggers. We get lots of triggers by playing many Reefs, duplicating them, and playing other cheap elementals. Risen Reef is an incredible card when you can build your deck around ...

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Mono-Black Control 2021 (Rotation Proof)
Traditional Standard

22 Aug by SoliloquyNow

Full credit for this list goes to TOTALmtg. https://aetherhub.com/Deck/Public/334845 After looking over the list above, I decided to put a bit of a spin onto it (not much honestly) and take it for a test drive.  I was very pleasantly surprised to see how it played against the current 2021 meta ...

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Deathtouch Tramplers!
Traditional Standard

17 Aug by alexthearchmage

This deck has been my favorite of the past week! This deck uses the deathtouch and trample in concert to really push damage through, while usually gaining 20+ life throughout the game! Lastly, this deck features a bunch of accidental planeswalker hate through Vraska, Swarm's Eminence, Hooded Blightf...

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Feather core 2021
Traditional Standard

12 Aug by ranger_of_the_north

Played in a tournament with the variant Naya version with Growth and Domri's Ambush two weeks ago; not sure if was miscounting or just my not paying attention but had mana issues all day.  Found out afterwards I misplaced 3 lands so instead of running 21 my deck had 18- after going 2-2 I abando...

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Mono Black Control
Traditional Standard

11 Aug by SoliloquyNow

So, I've been seeing a LOT of people posting MTG_Joe's MBC list today, and I took a lot of inspiration from it as well, so I thought I'd throw my list up too.  I've always loved playing heavy control, and mono-black, while not super strong right now has a lot of tools to really make things work...

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Golgari Gains
Traditional Standard

04 Aug by alexthearchmage

I tried to make an Abzan version of the lifegain deck, but couldn't quite find a good middle ground, so I broke these up into separate decks. My 3 Heads 3 Life deck is the Orzhov version of this. Okay SO, for this one, we're again finding ways to use Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose. I looked into green...

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Kaya's Prison
Traditional Standard

04 Aug by alexthearchmage

2020 has been the year of Orzhov for me. This deck is all about using very fun ability of Kaya, Orzhov Usurper one last time before she rotates next month. Let's take at our namesake card here. Kaya, Orzhov Usurper Kaya is here to collect her debts (your opponent's exile zone) - so let's get exilin'...

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Jegantha Pride!
Traditional Standard

04 Aug by alexthearchmage

This is a really, really fun deck that I'm excited to have gotten running pretty smoothly, even after it lost Growth Spiral and Teferi, Time Raveler. If you are a newer player reading this, I don't recommend sinking wildcards into this deck because many of these will sadly be rotating next month, in...

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Brokxa Control
Traditional Standard

04 Aug by alexthearchmage

Who doesn't love a good Grixis control deck? Bolas may have be reduced to nothing, but we can still celebrate his evil magic. A note on this deck: if you're not comfortable with how priority works, this is a great deck to test some of the more technical points of Magic! We're going to be seeing just...

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Devotion to Ugin
Traditional Standard

04 Aug by alexthearchmage

The 5 colors of magic? How about NONE! I've been playing this deck as a fun way to utilize some fun lands and show the power of the colorless cards! Early Game: Build your board. Yes, put down a 1/1 Ugin's Conjurant or Stonecoil Serpent! Turn 2, we're looking at building creature value with Steel Ov...