Traditional Standard deck guides and writeups

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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 get beastly ...

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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, our foods, o...

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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 Azo...

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Gods & Legends
Traditional Standard

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
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 will stop extra mana going to waste and ...

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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 Jegantha, the Wellspring to brick wall them,...

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Mean Mono-Black
Traditional Standard

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
Traditional Standard

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
Traditional Standard

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
Traditional Standard

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
Traditional Standard

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)
Traditional Standard

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
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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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...