Traditional Standard deck guides and writeups

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[IKO] Zirda f(r)iend adept
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19 Apr by Flu

Zirda, the Dawnwaker is our companion. Zirda reduces cost of activated abilities, this way Omnispell Adept let us cast instants and sorceries (both at instant speed) for U and tap, a little reduction that helps us recovering missing Fires of invention. Fae of Wishes let us use our sideboard : f...

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Lurrus Knights Bo3
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18 Apr by Gildenmagier

You crave the new Companions and want a fast, cheap start into Ikora? Don't have the wildcards to go wild? Then this fast, aggressive deck might just be the right thing for you! Play with cards you already have but also explore the new Companion mechanic.   # Companion Our pet of choice is Lurr...

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Grave’s Peril (Jund Deathtouch Menace)
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18 Apr by NineTenths

I’ve been playing a Jund Deathtouch deck in standard since War of the Spark, and when I saw that Ikoria brought a Rakdos menace package as well as Grimdancer—one of only a handful of creatures that can naturally have both menace and deathtouch—I knew that I needed to try and make those two work. Wit...

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!nResponse's Dimir Flash (sigh)
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18 Apr by inResponse

Not much to say here. Dimir flash in all its expected toxicity. To be perfectly 100% clear, I do not believe that archetypes like this one are healthy for the meta or for the game at large, and I do not recommend running this list or similar lists from other brewers in anything but the most competit...

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Double Damage Gruul
Traditional Standard

17 Apr by Kannonm

Sometimes getting into a swing of a new meta is a pain.  Everything I was trying was failing.  Control seems to have a very firm advantage right now.  But if you are fast, you might sneak in enough damage before they take over.  Enter Obosh, this deck's companion (aetherhub doesn...

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Dream Den's Dance
Traditional Standard

17 Apr by Muushy

Hey everyone, this deck is using lurrus of the dream-den as its companion.    Mainboard:   So this decks plan is to stick an early ominous seas and then build it up with all of our card draw engines that I'm sure you're familar with by now, we can even cycle other seas that we find to...

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[IKO] karvalhus' Jeskai Control
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14 Apr by karvalhus

Teferi, Time Raveler Raugrin Triome Narset of the Ancient Way If I get mythic I'll make a complete sideboard guide.Initial RemarksI made the initial version of this deckon MTGArena on 18th of April, 2 days after Ikoria release. Been working on it ever since, with current win rate of 68% on Diam...

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Lukka Combo / Boros Control
Traditional Standard

12 Apr by TraeKryzer

"What the heck is this deck?" I mean... it's Lukka Combo. Jokes aside, it's meant to use Lukka's second ability to Polymorph tokens into large creatures. Previously this deck had been Jund with Wishclaw Talisman, that a dark and sad day. When Unpredictable Cyclone was spoiled, this deck became ...

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[IKO] Elementals's genesis
Traditional Standard

11 Apr by Flu

Less ETB version Deck3 Omnath, Locus of the Roil (M20) 2164 Nissa, Who Shakes the World (WAR) 1694 Parcelbeast (IKO) 1994 Glimmerbell (IKO) 534 Ketria Triome (IKO) 2505 Forest (IKO) 2722 Mountain (IKO) 2693 Island (IKO) 2651 Illuna, Apex of Wishes (IKO) 1904 Breeding Pool (RNA) 2464 Risen Reef (M20)...

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A Gruuling Climb
Traditional Standard

06 Apr by Kannonm

Hello again! First deck of the new season, and likely what I will stay with up to mythic unless it hits an unforeseen snag.  This list has a lower curve than my last, and actually contains one drops.  Gruul Intentions was a more grindy deck meant to be able to compete well at midrange.&nbs...

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Sinful Gruul Trample Tribal
Traditional Standard

24 Mar by Kannonm

Sinful how? Gruul without embercleave or questing beast.  That's how.  Why would we not use two of the most powerful cards available to Gruul?  Let's discuss that. This deck is a product of my last, expanding upon the trample theme in it, adding synergy, ramp, versatility, and sticker...

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GrUuL iSn'T tIEr OnE
Traditional Standard

21 Mar by Kannonm

Hello again! You know that feeling when you've really crushed something?  Maybe you've broken a board.  Conquered that hard boss.  Conquered a meta.  This deck is that feeling.  I've been playing around with Rhonas for a while now but never feeling satisfied with the results...

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8-0 in Platnum Domri's Last Stand
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19 Mar by Kannonm

Hello again.  Well some bad news and some good news.  Let's get the bad out of the way first.  The new laptop is fried.  Motherboard went out after only having it for a day.  So that's an ordeal for tomorrow.  Also not so bad, I said I would make a deck with a lower ove...

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Gruuls Gone Wild
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18 Mar by Kannonm

Gruuls on the beach partying and doing things thier mothers wouldn't approve of!  These Gruuls are wild and ready to crush all opposition.  Yes, even you, there in the corner.  Crushed.  Like a grape.  Don't worry.  The janitor has a squeegee.  You won't make that ...

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Wet Adventures
Traditional Standard

18 Mar by Muushy

Hey everyone   Mainboard:   The core of this deck should at least be fairly familiar to what people are used to when it comes to the idea of adventure decks. The idea here is to highroll and get down an early edgewall innkeeper and lucky clover to out value any other deck out there that is...

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Bant MidRamp [IKO]
Traditional Standard

14 Mar by dartgoblin

INTRO: Standard Bant MidRamp list. Our general gameplan is something like this: Early game (turns 1-3): treading water. We play Growth Spiral and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath to accelerate into our nasty threats at 5 and 6 cmc. We also have options like Teferi, Time Raveler to slow down Aggro ...

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Oh Boy, it's Bant Hero
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05 Mar by ILike2Lose

Remember when Bant Hero was a thing for all of two weeks during WAR meta? I sure do, because I was playing Abzan Hero during then, and every single time I saw Temple Garden into Hero of Precinct One, I could feel my pants getting tight, only to be horrendously dissappointed as I saw them slam a Bree...

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Mythic Point Challange - Sultai - 9-3
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02 Mar by Kaltz1974

Brew by my team mate Riccardo Bonfiglioli! Mythic Point challange final result: 9-3. 100% Win on the Play during the whole event. Lost the final match on 1-1 for an un answered Legion Warboss. Instagram Pic of the final result In the wake of the result and of the Metagame faced maybe we should have ...

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Wipe Resistant Gruul Aggro
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27 Feb by Kannonm

Update 4:  Decided to give Klothys another shot in my main.  It worked about as expected, with it winding up a winner in some and a loser in others.  I think it's situational and best in the sideboard.  I went ahead and added 2 more temples.  The delay USUALLY isn't a factor...

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Azorius Tempo
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20 Feb by MrQirn

Frustrate your opponent to death Frustrating your opponent is always the goal of Tempo, and what's more frustrating than countermagic? We have Quench to control the early game, Negate and Sinister Sabotage for counter magic that can go later than Quench, and Thassa's Intervention which gets better a...