With Streets of New Capenna on the horizon, Standard is about to undergo significant changes. There likely won't be as many two-color decks moving forward. Streets of New Capenna is shard focused, and provides a number of tri-colored cards that are worth building around.

Today I will be taking a look at 10 cards that will play a major role in the new Standard format. This list includes a number of cards that have the ability to create new decks that aren't yet a major part of Standard.

#10: Endless Detour

Remember Aether Gust? That's a card that saw a lot of play in Standard, but including it in your maindeck was dangerous because your opponent wouldn't always be playing red cards. Endless Detour on the other hand makes sense as a maindeck card, because of its versatility.

In some ways Endless Detour is similar to a Charm because there are three different ways you can use it. One way is essentially as a Memory Lapse-type of counterspell, to disrupt something the opponent is trying to cast. But it's better than a traditional counterspell against aggro decks, because you can actually get something off the board with it, whether it be a planeswalker, creature, or another annoying nonland permanent the opponent is playing.

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The primary question becomes what Standard deck will want to use it, as Bant decks aren't super popular right now. Perhaps Endless Detour will be played alongside Brokers Charm, to give a Bant Control deck some flexibility on turn three. The Streets of New Capenna tri-colored cards are good enough that they can create brand new archetypes that weren't around previously.

#9: Maestros Charm

Like many Streets of New Capenna cards, Maestros Charm can be used in multiple ways, and its best home will be a deck where all of its effects are relevant. Maestros Charm intrigues me because it can be used to fill up your graveyard, and as a way to dig through your deck. This helps enable a Grixis Reanimator strategy.

There are reanimation spells like Return Upon the Tide that aren't being fully utilized in Standard at the moment. In a deck that wants to get cards into its graveyard the first mode of this Charm will definitely be the most important one.

Still, you don't necessarily need to be playing a combo deck for Maestros Charm to be good. This is a card that also fits naturally into a more straightforward Grixis Control deck. Paying three mana to deal 5 damage to an opposing creature or planeswalker is a very reasonable rate and is going to deal with most of the popular permanents in Standard.

#8: Giada, Font of Hope

Giada, Font of Hope is worth getting excited about. A white two drop that is also a mana accelerant is certainly a rarity. Giada, Font of Hope is very clearly a tribal card, which means the success of the card is not just about Giada, Font of Hope power level alone, but also the other Angels in Standard.

There are enough good Angels in Standard to form a viable tribal deck. Inspiring Overseer, Youthful Valkyrie, and Righteous Valkyrie are clear slam dunks in an Angel deck. You could play token cards that make Angels like Emeria's Call or Starnheim Unleashed, though you won't be able to use Giada, Font of Hope to ramp into those.

Even though we haven't seen a dedicated Angel deck do well in Standard yet, there are enough pieces to allow the strategy to take off with Giada, Font of Hope being added to the format.

#7: Strangle

While Strangle may not be Lightning Bolt, it will be an upgrade for red control and midrange decks over the burn spells they currently have access to. Red control decks are very mana hungry, and there's no other card in Standard that provides this rate of damage for one mana and no other cost.

Aggressive decks will prefer cards like Play with Fire that they can use to burn opponents out. Strangle will be best utilized in slower decks that aren't trying to win very quickly but are primarily interested in dealing with early threats the opponent may present. That will be especially important once Ob Nixilis, the Adversary enters the equation. If at all possible, you have to stop your opponent from starting turn three with a creature they can sacrifice to Ob Nixilis, the Adversary casualty effect.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Jeskai Combo by Stefan Schutz

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Standard

Market Price: $267.20

Cards

Test of Talents

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.60

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Counter target instant or sorcery spell. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with the same name as that spell and exile them. That player shuffles, then draws a card for each card exiled from their hand this way.

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Hall of Storm Giants

Color Identity:U

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If you control two or more other lands, Hall of Storm Giants enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {U}.
{5}{U}: Until end of turn, Hall of Storm Giants becomes a 7/7 blue Giant creature with ward {3}. It's still a land. (Whenever it becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, counter it unless that player pays {3}.)

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Stormcarved Coast

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Stormcarved Coast enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {U} or {R}.

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Voltage Surge

Color Identity:R

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may sacrifice an artifact.
Voltage Surge deals 2 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If this spell's additional cost was paid, Voltage Surge deals 4 damage instead.

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Island

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Spell Pierce

Color Identity:U

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Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}.

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Cinderclasm

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Kicker {R} (You may pay an additional {R} as you cast this spell.)
Cinderclasm deals 1 damage to each creature. If it was kicked, it deals 2 damage to each creature instead.

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Riverglide Pathway

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Behold the Multiverse

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Scry 2, then draw two cards.
Foretell {1}{U} (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile this card from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)

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Disdainful Stroke

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Burn Down the House

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Choose one —
• Burn Down the House deals 5 damage to each creature and each planeswalker.
• Create three 1/1 red Devil creature tokens with "When this creature dies, it deals 1 damage to any target." They gain haste until end of turn.

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Alchemist's Gambit

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Cleave {4}{U}{U}{R} (You may cast this spell for its cleave cost. If you do, remove the words in square brackets.)
Take an extra turn after this one. During that turn, damage can't be prevented. [At the beginning of that turn's end step, you lose the game.]
Exile Alchemist's Gambit.

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Jwari Disruption

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

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Hengegate Pathway

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Expressive Iteration

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Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand, put one of them on the bottom of your library, and exile one of them. You may play the exiled card this turn.

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Show of Confidence

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When you cast this spell, copy it for each other instant and sorcery spell you've cast this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.
Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. It gains vigilance until end of turn.

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Kazuul's Fury

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Kazuul's Fury deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to any target.

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Galvanic Iteration

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When you cast your next instant or sorcery spell this turn, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
Flashback {1}{U}{R} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Thirst for Discovery

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Draw three cards. Then discard two cards unless you discard a basic land card.

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Mountain

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Needleverge Pathway

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Sejiri Shelter

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Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Spikefield Hazard

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Spikefield Hazard deals 1 damage to any target. If a permanent dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Goldspan Dragon

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Flying, haste
Whenever Goldspan Dragon attacks or becomes the target of a spell, create a Treasure token.
Treasures you control have "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add two mana of any one color."

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Unexpected Windfall

Color Identity:R

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a card.
Draw two cards and create two Treasure tokens. (They're artifacts with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Dragon's Fire

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may reveal a Dragon card from your hand or choose a Dragon you control.
Dragon's Fire deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If you revealed a Dragon card or chose a Dragon as you cast this spell, Dragon's Fire deals damage equal to the power of that card or creature instead.

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Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance

Color Identity:R

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{T}: Add {R}.
Channel — {3}{R}, Discard Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance: Create two 1/1 colorless Spirit creature tokens. They gain haste until end of turn. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each legendary creature you control.

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Lier, Disciple of the Drowned

Color Identity:U

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Spells can't be countered.
Each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard has flashback. The flashback cost is equal to that card's mana cost.

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Otawara, Soaring City

Color Identity:U

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{T}: Add {U}.
Channel — {3}{U}, Discard Otawara, Soaring City: Return target artifact, creature, enchantment, or planeswalker to its owner's hand. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each legendary creature you control.

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March of Swirling Mist

Color Identity:U

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may exile any number of blue cards from your hand. This spell costs {2} less to cast for each card exiled this way.
Up to X target creatures phase out. (While they're phased out, they're treated as though they don't exist. Each one phases in before its controller untaps during their next untap step.)

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Saw It Coming

Color Identity:U

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Counter target spell.
Foretell {1}{U} (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile this card from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)

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Prismari Command

Color Identity:R,U

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Choose two —
• Prismari Command deals 2 damage to any target.
• Target player draws two cards, then discards two cards.
• Target player creates a Treasure token.
• Destroy target artifact.

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You See a Guard Approach

Color Identity:U

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Choose one —
• Distract the Guard — Tap target creature.
• Hide — Target creature you control gains hexproof until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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While Izzet Combo and Control are the most likely places we will see Strangle, it also seems like a strong sideboard card for creature-on-creature fights. If you already know your opponent is playing a creature-focused deck, then you don't care as much about whether Strangle can go to the opponent's face, as you will normally want to kill an opposing creature with it anyway.

#6: Gala Greeters

Gala Greeters will occupy the same space in Standard as Prosperous Innkeeper does now, and I think there is a discussion to be had about which one is the better card for certain decks, though you can also play both cards in the same deck. The fact they are both green two-drops that can gain life and produce Treasure tokens makes them very comparable. Gala Greeters, however, is going to be more powerful if the game goes long, while Prosperous Innkeeper is able to immediately ramp out a four-drop on turn three.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Selesnya Midrange by Yuta Hirosawa

'Selesnya Midrange' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Standard

Market Price: $336.27

Cards

Emeria's Call

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.00

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Create two 4/4 white Angel Warrior creature tokens with flying. Non-Angel creatures you control gain indestructible until your next turn.

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Luminarch Aspirant

Color Identity:W

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.

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Barkchannel Pathway

Color Identity:G,U

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Starnheim Unleashed

Color Identity:W

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Create a 4/4 white Angel Warrior creature token with flying and vigilance. If this spell was foretold, create X of those tokens instead.
Foretell {X}{X}{W} (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile this card from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)

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Lair of the Hydra

Color Identity:G

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If you control two or more other lands, Lair of the Hydra enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {G}.
{X}{G}: Until end of turn, Lair of the Hydra becomes an X/X green Hydra creature. It's still a land. X can't be 0.

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The Wandering Emperor

Color Identity:W

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Flash
As long as The Wandering Emperor entered the battlefield this turn, you may activate her loyalty abilities any time you could cast an instant.
+1: Put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target creature. It gains first strike until end of turn.
−1: Create a 2/2 white Samurai creature token with vigilance.
−2: Exile target tapped creature. You gain 2 life.

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Cave of the Frost Dragon

Color Identity:W

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If you control two or more other lands, Cave of the Frost Dragon enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {W}.
{4}{W}: Cave of the Frost Dragon becomes a 3/4 white Dragon creature with flying until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Legion Angel

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Legion Angel enters the battlefield, you may reveal a card you own named Legion Angel from outside the game and put it into your hand.

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Branchloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

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When Skyclave Apparition enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland, nontoken permanent you don't control with mana value 4 or less.
When Skyclave Apparition leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner creates an X/X blue Illusion creature token, where X is the mana value of the exiled card.

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Esika's Chariot

Color Identity:G

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When Esika's Chariot enters the battlefield, create two 2/2 green Cat creature tokens.
Whenever Esika's Chariot attacks, create a token that's a copy of target token you control.
Crew 4

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Portable Hole

Color Identity:W

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When Portable Hole enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls with mana value 2 or less until Portable Hole leaves the battlefield.

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Prosperous Innkeeper

Color Identity:G

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When Prosperous Innkeeper enters the battlefield, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.

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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Guardian of Faith

Color Identity:W

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Flash
Vigilance
When Guardian of Faith enters the battlefield, any number of other target creatures you control phase out. (Treat them and anything attached to them as though they don't exist until their controller's next turn.)

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Wrenn and Seven

Color Identity:G

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+1: Reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all land cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
0: Put any number of land cards from your hand onto the battlefield tapped.
−3: Create a green Treefolk creature token with reach and "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to the number of lands you control."
−8: Return all permanent cards from your graveyard to your hand. You get an emblem with "You have no maximum hand size."

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Fateful Absence

Color Identity:W

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker. Its controller investigates. (They create a colorless Clue artifact token with "{2}, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Welcoming Vampire

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Flying
Whenever one or more other creatures with power 2 or less enter the battlefield under your control, draw a card. This ability triggers only once each turn.

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Disdainful Stroke

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Plains

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Hengegate Pathway

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Deserted Beach

Color Identity:U,W

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Deserted Beach enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Overgrown Farmland

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Overgrown Farmland enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Wedding Announcement

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At the beginning of your end step, put an invitation counter on Wedding Announcement. If you attacked with two or more creatures this turn, draw a card. Otherwise, create a 1/1 white Human creature token. Then if Wedding Announcement has three or more invitation counters on it, transform it.

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Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire

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{T}: Add {W}.
Channel — {2}{W}, Discard Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire: It deals 4 damage to target attacking or blocking creature. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each legendary creature you control.

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Gala Greeters fits into Selesnya Tokens, but it also could help facilitate new ramp decks as well. Being able to potentially generate a Treasure every turn means this fits quite nicely alongside more expensive cards, and it can also gain life to prevent you from dying. Perhaps we will see it in the same deck as Titan of Industry.

#5: Professional Face-Breaker

Red aggressive decks have been struggling in Standard, but part of the reason why is the lack of quality two and three-drop creatures. Well, Professional Face-Breaker aims to change all of that. This is a card that could see play in straight up Mono-Red Aggro, as it's a difficult creature to block, but more importantly can provide a stream of card advantage. Mono-Red Aggro isn't really interested in using the Treasures created by Professional Face-Breaker for mana, but the deck will love sacrificing them for card advantage.

We could also see Professional Face-Breaker in a deck more focused on generating Treasures, with cards like Goldspan Dragon and Magda, Brazen Outlaw. Why not maximize the Treasure synergies as much as you can?

#4: Riveteers Charm

One of the biggest questions moving into Streets of New Capenna Standard is whether there will be a Jund deck that can compete with the other top decks in the format. Riveteers Charm goes a long way toward helping a Jund deck succeed. Yes, it can exile the opponent's graveyard, but more importantly this is good removal, or a way to filter through your deck.

Since Riveteers Charm forces your opponent to sacrifice a creature or planeswalker, it gets around protection spells like Snakeskin Veil and Tamiyo's Safekeeping. I see Jund being similar to Golgari Midrange, but now there is a good enough reason to add red into the mix. With the addition of Ziatora's Proving Ground the addition of red to the base Golgari decks becomes much more manageable.

#3: Fleetfoot Dancer

Fleetfoot Dancer is a fairly straightforward card, but it has good enough stats to make it a Standard powerhouse. The card will make it very difficult for opponents to race, and the fact it has haste means you can attack for 4 immediately, putting Fleetfoot Dancer in the same category as Ulvenwald Oddity. In decks that can cast Fleetfoot Dancer I see it being better than Ulvenwald Oddity because of the lifelink.

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We could see a Naya beatdown deck with cards like Fleetfoot Dancer and Goldspan Dragon to provide a fast clock. A Naya deck of this variety doesn't need to be that synergistic as long as it has access to high quality threats. Ramping into Fleetfoot Dancer so that it can attack on turn three is certainly an option to prioritize getting your high-powered threats out as quickly as possible.

#2: Tri-Lands

This is technically five cards, but they all serve the same functionality. Without the Tri-lands added in Streets of New Capenna, the three-color cards in the set would be much more difficult to use. This new cycle of lands makes playing three or even more than three colors much more accessible. Existing Standard decks that are two colors may want to splash in a third color, even if it means only adding a single card, because the mana allows you to do so.

The Tri-lands are going to be best in control and midrange decks that may want to cycle them later in the game. In aggressive decks, you often won't have time to cycle these lands and won't want your lands to come into play tapped.

#1: Ob Nixilis, the Adversary

Of all the cards in Streets of New Capenna, Ob Nixilis, the Adversary is the one I'm most excited about, as we have never seen anything quite like it. Two planeswalkers for three mana, all wrapped into one card is an impressive card design. With two copies of Ob Nixilis, the Adversary on the battlefield it will be very difficult for the opponent to deal with both of them. Most planeswalker removal only can deal with one planeswalker at a time. The fact you can generate Devil tokens with Ob Nixilis, the Adversary means it's also going to be difficult for the opponent to deal with your planeswalkers just by attacking them.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Rakdos Artifacts by samsoni1

'Rakdos Artifacts' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Standard

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Cards

Lolth, Spider Queen

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Whenever a creature you control dies, put a loyalty counter on Lolth, Spider Queen.
0: You draw a card and you lose 1 life.
−3: Create two 2/1 black Spider creature tokens with menace and reach.
−8: You get an emblem with "Whenever an opponent is dealt combat damage by one or more creatures you control, if that player lost less than 8 life this turn, they lose life equal to the difference."

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Sorin the Mirthless

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+1: Look at the top card of your library. You may reveal that card and put it into your hand. If you do, you lose life equal to its mana value.
−2: Create a 2/3 black Vampire creature token with flying and lifelink.
−7: Sorin the Mirthless deals 13 damage to any target. You gain 13 life.

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Takenuma, Abandoned Mire

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{T}: Add {B}.
Channel — {3}{B}, Discard Takenuma, Abandoned Mire: Mill three cards, then return a creature or planeswalker card from your graveyard to your hand. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each legendary creature you control.

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Virus Beetle

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When Virus Beetle enters the battlefield, each opponent discards a card.

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Blightstep Pathway

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Den of the Bugbear

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If you control two or more other lands, Den of the Bugbear enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}.
{3}{R}: Until end of turn, Den of the Bugbear becomes a 3/2 red Goblin creature with "Whenever this creature attacks, create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token that's tapped and attacking." It's still a land.

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Deadly Dispute

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice an artifact or creature.
Draw two cards and create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Experimental Synthesizer

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When Experimental Synthesizer enters or leaves the battlefield, exile the top card of your library. Until end of turn, you may play that card.
{2}{R}, Sacrifice Experimental Synthesizer: Create a 2/2 white Samurai creature token with vigilance. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Fable of the Mirror-Breaker

Color Identity:R

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter.)
I — Create a 2/2 red Goblin Shaman creature token with "Whenever this creature attacks, create a Treasure token."
II — You may discard up to two cards. If you do, draw that many cards.
III — Exile this Saga, then return it to the battlefield transformed under your control.

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Oni-Cult Anvil

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Whenever one or more artifacts you control leave the battlefield during your turn, create a 1/1 colorless Construct artifact creature token. This ability triggers only once each turn.
{T}, Sacrifice an artifact: Oni-Cult Anvil deals 1 damage to each opponent. You gain 1 life.

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Duress

Color Identity:B

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

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Check for Traps

Color Identity:B

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card. If an instant card or a card with flash is exiled this way, they lose 1 life. Otherwise, you lose 1 life.

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The Meathook Massacre

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When The Meathook Massacre enters the battlefield, each creature gets -X/-X until end of turn.
Whenever a creature you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life.
Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, you gain 1 life.

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Bloodtithe Harvester

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When Bloodtithe Harvester enters the battlefield, create a Blood token. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
{T}, Sacrifice Bloodtithe Harvester: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is twice the number of Blood tokens you control. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Cemetery Gatekeeper

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First strike
When Cemetery Gatekeeper enters the battlefield, exile a card from a graveyard.
Whenever a player plays a land or casts a spell, if it shares a card type with the exiled card, Cemetery Gatekeeper deals 2 damage to that player.

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Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance

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{T}: Add {R}.
Channel — {3}{R}, Discard Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance: Create two 1/1 colorless Spirit creature tokens. They gain haste until end of turn. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each legendary creature you control.

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Voltage Surge

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may sacrifice an artifact.
Voltage Surge deals 2 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If this spell's additional cost was paid, Voltage Surge deals 4 damage instead.

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Haunted Ridge

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Haunted Ridge enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Voldaren Epicure

Color Identity:R

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When Voldaren Epicure enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to each opponent. Create a Blood token. (It's an artifact with "{1}, {T}, Discard a card, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Mountain

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Swamp

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Go Blank

Color Identity:B

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Target player discards two cards. Then exile that player's graveyard.

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Hive of the Eye Tyrant

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If you control two or more other lands, Hive of the Eye Tyrant enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B}.
{3}{B}: Until end of turn, Hive of the Eye Tyrant becomes a 3/3 black Beholder creature with menace and "Whenever this creature attacks, exile target card from defending player's graveyard." It's still a land.

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Ray of Enfeeblement

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Target creature gets -4/-1 until end of turn. If that creature is white, it gets -4/-4 until end of turn instead.

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Infernal Grasp

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Destroy target creature. You lose 2 life.

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Rakdos Sacrifice is already a good deck in Standard, and the addition of Ob Nixilis, the Adversary will take this deck to the next level. Ob Nixilis, the Adversary is best alongside cheap creatures that you don't mind sacrificing, and Rakdos Sacrifice already plays creatures like Virus Beetle and Voldaren Epicure.

Ob Nixilis, The Adversary is able to pressure the opponent in multiple ways. If they choose to discard cards to the uptick, then the pure card disadvantage will add up quickly. Losing 2 life for every Ob Nixilis, the Adversary trigger also isn't going to be a sustainable option. At a certain point the opponent won't have any cards to spare or extra life to play with. Simply ticking up Ob Nixilis, the Adversary as much as possible often will be good enough to win the game, but it's also reasonable to get to seven loyalty and finish the game using the ultimate ability of this planeswalker.

While I'm looking forward to playing with Ob Nixilis, the Adversary, my concern is this card will be too good for Standard. There isn't a great answer to a turn-three Ob Nixilis, the Adversary, and it already reminds me a bit of Oko, Thief of Crowns in terms of power level! Three-mana planeswalkers are very dangerous because of how quickly they can come into play and start accumulating an incremental advantage over time. The good news is that being one of the hallmark cards in Streets of New Capenna, the team at WotC likely did their due diligence testing this card out, right? Since we don't have a card to really compare Ob Nixilis, the Adversary to, it will be necessary to see it in action, but this might end up getting banned in Standard sooner rather than later.

Thanks for reading,

Seth Manfield