Traditional Standard deck guides and writeups

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Wipe Resistant Gruul Aggro
Traditional Standard

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
Traditional Standard

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...

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Anax-Gallia Gruul Adventures
Traditional Standard

19 Feb by Kannonm

Update 2/24:  Removed 2 ox, added another gallia and anax.  Was originally concerned that it would be too many legendaries but it hasn't proven to be a problem and the extra copies are usually welcome.  It further cements Gallia's card draw and interaction with Anax's satyrs.  An...

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Rakdos Midrange
Traditional Standard

13 Feb by TheRuggedWizard

Rakdos Mid range!   What's up Aetherhub Community! I'm back with another Rakdos Brew that has some real heat to it! Spicy! I've been wanting to play decks that were anti meta for as long as I've been learning the game. This deck has good match ups and some bad match ups like any other deck. Let...

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Risen Reef Draw-to-Win
Traditional Standard

05 Feb by MrQirn

This is a very janky deck with a fun win condition: draw through your deck and win with Thassa's Oracle. This means that you don't have to choose between card advantage and win condition, you get to do both at once. And because we are doing this with Risen Reef, you also might be gaining tempo ...

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[THB] Izzet Tempo v2
Traditional Standard

01 Feb by MrQirn

This is an update to my previous list here which now seems to be performing strictly better. Here's the youtube deck guide for the old list. The deck plays mostly the same despite substitutions. Izzet the new mono U tempo? The goal of tempo is obviously to control the pace of the game, and alth...

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[THB] Izzet Tempo
Traditional Standard

31 Jan by MrQirn

(this is an old version of the list. I've updated the list here which seems to be performing strictly better) Deck guide here: https://youtu.be/MRO4q5JhKhY Izzet the new mono U tempo? The goal of tempo is obviously to control the pace of the game, and although we lost a lot of the greatest...

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Orzhov Prison
Traditional Standard

30 Jan by raziax112

Orzhov Prison A control list which relies heavilly on Doom Foretold. The goal of this list is to control the board and trap your opponent in your prison where they cannot do anything. In your early game, your main strategy is to defend. Cards like Birth of Meletis & Foulmire Knight really comes ...

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Dovin's Underworld Granted
Traditional Standard

30 Jan by Muushy

Hey everyoneMaindeck:The goal of this deck is to burn the opponent down using underworld dreams and Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge. The way we accomplish this is by accumulating treasure from smothering tithe and casting emergency powers to dome the opponent for 7 and then have the potential of putt...

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American Hero (Control)
Traditional Standard

26 Jan by Muushy

MainboardHero of Precinct One is best suited in a control shell where you aren't hurt too much if you draw it or not, or if it gets crushed the turn you play it. The issue with Hero decks is that they play midrange shells where once they lose Hero, they are just a subpar multicolored deck. I'm looki...

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Sakdos Version 2
Traditional Standard

25 Jan by CaptainJamoke

    _-=*SAKDOS*=-_ BLACK with a splash of RED Mythic reached with Sakdos on January 19, 2020  Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger Tymaret Calls the Dead Mayhem Devil Cauldron Familiar       Every game is a puzzle. This deck is for people that are normally inclined ...

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Rakdos Underworld
Traditional Standard

22 Jan by TheRuggedWizard

RAKDOS UNDERWORLD   So this deck is mega fun bro. I've beaten decks where I literally was at one life grinding to the finish, and I've beaten decks senseless. This deck grinds really well with Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger and Ox of Agonas! We have Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted , Underworld Dre...

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Mono-Black Devotion
Traditional Standard

22 Jan by raziax112

Mono-Black Devotion My take on mono-black devotion deck. This list has a more tempo-ish playstyle than the cat+oven variation of mono-black devotion. Cards like Agonizing Remorse, Murderous Rider, Oathsworn Knight and Foulmire Knight (to a certain extent) are good cards that can help maintain your t...

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Infinite Mana Bant Ramp
Traditional Standard

21 Jan by MrQirn

Link to Deck Guide on YoutubeThis deck can win via normal Simic ramp-type stuff with Leyline of Abundance; Nissa, Who Shakes the World; and of course Hydroid Krasis with a bunch of creature rampers.However, these big threats are largely just distractions to the true win condition of the deck: infini...

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Esper Yorion's Doom (Updated for M21)
Traditional Standard

19 Jan by vMorfinv

Idea of the deck You slow down opponents by making them constantly sacrifice permanents with Doom Foretold on the board, while you will sacrifice enchantments that do nothing on the battlefield anymore. Then in late game you win by casting Danse of the Manse with X=6 or more, or stomping opponent wi...

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Run Away Mill [UPDATED][THB]
Traditional Standard

19 Jan by godae

  In this deck we combo low CMC 'mill creatures' so to speak like Wall of Lost Thoughts, Overwhelmed Apprentice, and Merfolk Secretkeeper with Drowned Secrets to get insane value and easily mill 10-20 cards a turn if not more in the right scenario. Wall of Lost ThoughtsOverwhelmed Apprenti...

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Izzet Rent-2-Own [M21 Updated]
Traditional Standard

18 Jan by godae

     This deck is still subject to change as I play more with the new set. That said the deck is VERY strong as is and I've maintained a constant win rate of ~ 8/10 in diamond II-I Elo in MTGA  I welcome all criticisms and comments, we all just want the deck to be epic :]   ...

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_-=*SAKDOS*=-_
Traditional Standard

18 Jan by CaptainJamoke

        _-=*SAKDOS*=-_ BLACK with a splash of RED Mythic reached with Sakdos on January 19, 2020   Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger Tymaret Calls the Dead Mayhem Devil Cauldron Familiar The Akroan War       Every game is a puzzle. This deck is for people that a...

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[THB] Vanny combo
Traditional Standard

16 Jan by Flu

Work in progress.  Goal of the deck is to bring in play Nightmare Shepherd , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , a creature sacrify engine like Woe Strider, Prime Speaker Vannifar, Cavalier of Night and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling for blinking Gray Merchant of Asphodel doing, in this way some damage to oppon...

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Divine Dance (Updated)
Traditional Standard

16 Jan by Muushy

Hey allMainboard:Our plan is to get fires of invention down as early as possible preferably with a outlaw's merriment immediately after. If we get lucky we can then play divine visitation and start generating serra angels every turn! So basically, with that beingsaid we are looking for these ca...