Traditional Standard deck guides and writeups

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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...

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Azorius Teferi Mill
Traditional Standard

02 Aug by TheMagician

Welcome to a new deck tech with The Magic Behind Magic! Mill, mill, and mill... The main objective consists of milling our opponents, in order to do that we will be running two mill engines Drowned Secrets and Teferi’s Tutelage. Let’s check the decklist... Decklist Barrin, Tolarian Archmage It’s a ...

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Flashy DimMill
Traditional Standard

31 Jul by Enchiguap

Just to be clear from the get-go, this is a Dimir Tempo Flash deck (you won't be winning games by milling out your opponents).  There have been a few decks spinning around trying to take advantage of the new Thieves' Guild Enforcer.  The card is a super versatile one-drop for black.&n...

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Izzet Prowess
Traditional Standard

28 Jul by SasquatchSenpai

Well hello there!It's been a while since I last posted a deck list. I took a step back and away from MTG for a while. Oko turned me into an elk and I wandered into the nearest mountain range it seems, but now I am back!Standard is pretty messed up right now. Temur Rec dominates, 4C Temur Rec is ther...

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Kan's M21 Gruul 13.2
Traditional Standard

14 Jul by Kannonm

Update: 7/15/20 - I have retired this brew for my own use.  It whipped through platinum, but was only about 50/50 in diamond.  Will report on current brew once I am into mythic with it.  If you are itching to try yourself, maintain speed, and go for card draw as well.  Nissa/Ugin...

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Orzhov Angel Factory
Traditional Standard

12 Jul by godae

ANGEL FACTORY   MAIN COMBO The main combo of this deck is to use any of the token engines of the deck while having Divine Visitation on the battlefield. Also included is different ways to gain life for the Dawn of Hope method of making tokens & drawing the cards we need. Dawn of Hope + Divi...

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Death of a Salesman
Traditional Standard

05 Jul by the_3

There are a few things I enjoy more in life than massive, lategame momentum shifts. And my specific favorite flavor are the ones that allow you to respond to an opponent's boastful-yet-premature spamming of "good game" with a huge hit of noncombat damage for the one-punch KO. It's tasty, y'all. Tast...

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Mardu Basri's Knights - M21 Mono G Hate
Traditional Standard

04 Jul by SawUrCardGR

VS M21 Mono Green (Main threats to watch out for: Questing Beast , Fight spells): The list has a good matchup against Mono Green since you can counter their early aggression either with heartless acts and eliminates or by chump blocking their Pelt Collector , Barkhide Troll , etc with Kngiht of the ...

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4C Booty
Traditional Standard

01 Jul by jankyardmtg

My favourite deck archetype is big butts - decks that use certain cards to allow creature with low power and high toughness (big butts) to do combat damage with their toughness, instead of their power. The advantage to doing this is you turen one mana 0/4 and 0/5 creatures into 4/4 and 5/5. Plus, I ...

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Selesnya Proliferate Aggro Bo3
Traditional Standard

30 Jun by Gildenmagier

# Selesnya Proliferate Aggro Bo3 Play some cheap creatures, put a billion counters on them and then attack. Best of all: It works! I made mythic with this. How to play/win: Play creatures on curve, either trigger Basri Ket or Unbreakable Formation on T4 and win. ## Deck Conclave Mentor - The machine...

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Pickle Rick Mk.5
Traditional Standard

30 Jun by AZNSENSATION

Hello all! Let's get down to business and talk about my favorite deck archetype of all time, ever since I started playing Magic since M20, which is Mono-green Stompy. Ever since I made my first monogreen deck my friend Jerry made a joke and called it Pickle Rick and I kind of rolled with that namin...

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Esper Cntrl
Traditional Standard

12 Jun by Enchiguap

Fae of Wishes     Been having some success in B01 with this.  Moved up to Diamond with Temur Rec.  I like to try to play around with deckbuilding at this point in the season.  I feel like folks are generally playing decent decks once you get to diamond and it's a good t...

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Azorius Yorion
Traditional Standard

09 Jun by PedroMaia

Sideboard Guide 4 Colors GRBW:-3 Shatter the Sky-1 Heliod's Intervention-1 Brazen Borrower+1 Grafdigger's Cage+2 Tale's End+2 Dovin's VetoBant Ramp:-3 Shatter the Sky-1 Heliod's Intervention-1 Shark Typhoon+1 Grafdigger's Cage+2 Tale's End+2 Dovin's VetoRakdos Aggro:-3 Mystical Dispute-1 Heliod's In...

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Golgari Obosh
Traditional Standard

09 Jun by PedroMaia

Sideboard Guide Bant Yorion:-1 The Great Henge-1 Shadowspear-1 Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner-2 Rotting Regisaur +3 Drill Bit+2 Murderous Rider Rakdos Aggro:-1 Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner-2 Rotting Regisaur-2 Hunted Nightmare+1 Shadowspear+3 Cavalier of Night+1 Soul-Guide LanternJeskai / Mardu / Boros Cycle:...

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Temur Reclamation
Traditional Standard

04 Jun by IzzetTimeYet

Took a break from MTG this month (July 2020) to obsess over a different game, but I'm back to play a few games. Won't push for Mythic though, maybe next month...   Anyway, M21 hasn't changed Temur Reclamation very much, though there are new opposing decks to be worried about. A particular threa...

Deck Tech Standard
4 Colors Yorion Control
Traditional Standard

14 May by PedroMaia

Deck Tech:Uses ramp spells like Growth Spiral and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath to cast Casualties of War, Nissa, Who Shakes the World, Elspeth Conquers Death and of course Hydroid Krasis. The deck also utilizes Yorion, Sky Nomad not only to have a flicker effect for Elspeth Conquers Death and Omen o...

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Yorion reclamation
Traditional Standard

12 May by Flu

Old temur reclamation meets Yorion. We have ramp in Risen Reef , Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath,Growth Spiral and the big one Nyxbloom Ancient that can be cheated into play with Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast sacrificing a 3 cmc creature. Lutri, the Spellchaser isn't part of the deck be...

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Abzan Yorion v1
Traditional Standard

05 May by Zarun

Yorion, Sky Nomad made possible the rise of a different kind of deck to the meta: the 80-card extravaganza. Unlike previous attempts at a nonstandard ammount of cards in a deck (remember Battle of Wits 250 jank decks?), Yorion decks are competitive all across the board: there are Yorion decks in Sta...

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Yorion Bant MidRamp [IKO]
Traditional Standard

27 Apr by dartgoblin

***Work in progress*** Standard Yorion Bant Midrange list for IKO meta. Please check out my original Bant MidRamp list for context. I'm currently testing this list and making a lot of changes, but I'll provide updates as I begin to settle on choices, the meta evolves, etc.  As with all decks, I...