Traditional Standard deck guides and writeups

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DMU STD white-ench-midrange
Traditional Standard

23 Sep by dunebug

Designed to compete against a mono black world, and some of the rest of the meta.

23 lands - a little lower but with 2 era of enlightenment and 6 spirited companion, you can keep 2 land hands and reliably draw into a 3rd land. The 3rd land


Playstyle:

Turn 1 - do nothing

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[DMU] Phyrexian Archives
Traditional Standard

20 Sep by bonbondon

Oni-Cult with a twist.

The idea of this deck is to explode. It's the classic Oni-Cult Anvil and Dragonspark Reactor double engine package, generating tons of cheap creatures and artifacts early game and clogging up the board for the opponent. We want to generate tons of creatures, then ton...

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[DMU] Jaxadrabik Controlish
Traditional Standard

26 Aug by quantumquark

Jaxis and Ratadrabik are the combo. First, you can get down Ratadrabik (Jaxis can be first, but Rata has ward). Then, you can blitz Jaxis into play. Then, use Jaxis's ability, making a copy of Rata. That copy of Rata will die to the legend rule (and you'll draw a card to replace the discarded one...

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[DMU] Jaxadrabik Legends
Traditional Standard

26 Aug by quantumquark

Jaxis and Ratadrabik are the combo. First, you can get down Ratadrabik (Jaxis can be first, but Rata has ward). Then, you can blitz Jaxis into play. Then, use Jaxis's ability, making a copy of Rata. That copy of Rata will die to the legend rule (and you'll draw a card to replace the discarded one...

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Izzet Delver v2 (SNC)
Traditional Standard

04 Jun by LibertyMTG

Delver of Secrets: a solid turn 1 play against an unknown opponent. An early Delver of Secrets that flips can end games pretty quickly.

Faerie Vandal/Magmatic Channeler: I've been playing Faerie Vandal on MTGA since I don't have wild cards to craft Magmatic Channelers. Faerie Vandal is a f...

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Bant Superfriends
Traditional Standard

02 Apr by ShigekiMTG

Got this idea from an Azorius deck I played against on ladder(and lost to as Esper).  Era of Enlightenment and Reckoner Bankbuster just ended up wrecking me: they could dig for answers and I couldn't keep up once they boarded in Malevolent Hermit and counterspell.

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Grixis Control
Traditional Standard

27 Mar by ShigekiMTG

Goldspan Dragon Fable of the Mirror-Breaker The Kami War

 

Been playing a lot of Grixis recently.  Fable of the Mirror-Breaker is such a strong card, and the removal/draw from black and blue are just really good.  Tried a full control version in an SCQ qualifier and g...

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Grixis Control
Traditional Standard

11 Mar by SasquatchSenpai

*Deck has been modified since original write up, changes are listed at the bottom of the original write up because I'm too lazy to edit EVERYTHING*

Grixis is my favorite shard and conversely my favorite control archtype. Keep the board clear, heal from it just enough to not die, then cause...

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Grimwalds Fall
Traditional Standard

20 Dec by AdamTheAntPlays

Hello big world!

I am Adam the Ant, bringing to you a new and exciting way to enjoy MTG. Narrative or RP style. You create a story as you build and try to keep that theme. No real "rules" it's about having fun. I have woven into this tale card referneces as well as flavor text easter eggs....

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Da Ba Dee
Traditional Standard

26 Oct by AdamTheAntPlays

Hi, your favorite Magic the Gathering Insect since Carrion Ants here with a deck guide!

*EDIT* I have updated the list and refined the game plan! I will leave the article as is, but see the very bottom for revisions. Thank you for understanding. MTG is a free flowing state. Always modify a...

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Esper Control STD Meta-Killer
Traditional Standard

08 Oct by Enchiguap

UPDATE - 13-13 50% WINRATE

UPDATE:  So this deck is totally victimized by the Galvanic Iteration Epiphany Combo, and not actually all that great against the other decks.  We are 60% vs Izzet and MonoG and 67% vs Azorius and Gruul (Temur).   Unfortunately...

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The Spider Queen
Traditional Standard

06 Oct by AdamTheAntPlays

Deck update! Recently Grzegorz Kowalski was testing a Mono Black Aggro deck that was very close to this shell. I modified my list to be more close to his and honestly belive that no deck is "owned" by anyone, but I do like to give credit to deck building inspirations and players very knowledgable...

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Mono Black Blood Gisa
Traditional Standard

01 Oct by HeArTb3aT

Mono Black Blood Gisa Deck Guide

 


I’m working on this deck since the beginning of the Standard 22 Bo1 queue. 

I am a Bo3 player but I’ve joined that queue a lot because I was in search of new decks to brew since I was tired of Eldraine Standard.

I’ve tri...

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Lurrus pro
Traditional Standard

14 Sep by bradley.bunce

Aim of the deck 

The main aim of the deck is to have Kroxa on the field by turn 4. 

There are a few lines to achieve this; 

 

Turn 1 - white mana (doesn't matter if it's tapped). Turn 2 - Strict Proctor. T...

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[AFR] Enigmatic Incarnation BUG Value
Traditional Standard

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...

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Izzet Giant & Dragons - Gigantodrakeia
Traditional Standard

10 Jun by Vahnyu

Old Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrTsWhwC3vQ

Old Video #2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwTi0izTCn8

Old Video #3 :  Deck Tech Standard

Yorion Party Time - July Climb
Traditional Standard

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 S...

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Temur Giants Bo3
Traditional Standard

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

...

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Azorius Vehicle Ramp
Traditional Standard

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 ...

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Kaldheim Elves
Traditional Standard

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...