Traditional Standard deck guides and writeups

All decklists containing writeups or guides from users and content creators

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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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Dwarven Spirits
Traditional Standard

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...

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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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Scientific Method (Prismari)
Traditional Standard

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 ...

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Izzet Flyers
Traditional Standard

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 ge...

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Sakdos!
Traditional Standard

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, ou...

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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...

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Competitive World Tree
Traditional Standard

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 Jegan...