Innistrad: Crimson Vow releases today, and we're all just itching to play with the new cards. While many aren't sure yet what they want to play in the new format, don't worry. I have 50 deck ideas for you:

Too many? I can give you the highlights. I've got my five favorite decks here, plus an honorary mention, as well as some lessons learned from my time exploring Crimson Vow.

Lessons from Brewing with Crimson Vow

It's so nice to have the full cycle of dual lands again. So many two- and three-color decks weren't viable simply because the mana didn't work. Frostboil Snarl are already obnoxious in two-color decks, but there was simply no way you were playing Jeskai with Snarls.

These notably still don't help cast one-drops, but they do free up slots for more basics and creature lands that can. These being true duals compared to Pathways helps cast the many double-pip spells in Crimson Vow as well.

Crawling Infestation

We can finally fill up our graveyard! Midnight Hunt had some incredibly powerful graveyard payoff cards with very few ways to mill ourselves. Crimson Vow pays us back in spades. Undead Butler, Mulch, and Vilespawn Spider are all incredible spells that fill your 'yard and give you additional advantage. Vilespawn in particular is a persistent self-mill engine that blocks well and is its own payoff later in the game.

There are some BIG bodies in this set. Many of them are conditional and require support or specific strategies, but all of them are going to be very tough to deal with for most aggressive decks. You're going to want to play some form of removal to punch through these bodies and close out the game.

Hullbreaker Horror

Lastly, this set is powerful. The gatekeeper decks in the format are going to be much stronger, so even with the new cards that every single archetype got, your deck needs to be that much cleaner to compete with Izzet Dragons and company. I'm not saying brews won't work, but you'll need to put in more effort than before. Respect Alrund's Epiphany, respect Mono-Green Aggro, respect Thalia, Guardian of Thraben decks.

Now the part you're all here for. Yeah, if you did Ctrl+F "Decklists" this is where they start (though you should go back and read the analysis later)

My Five Favorite Decklists

Honorable Mention: Bant Dollhouse

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Bant Dollhouse by Yoman5

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Faithful Mending

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.48

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You gain 2 life, draw two cards, then discard two cards.
Flashback {1}{W}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Malevolent Hermit

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.06

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{U}, Sacrifice Malevolent Hermit: Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {3}.
Disturb {2}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard transformed for its disturb cost.)

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Dreamroot Cascade

Color Identity:G,U

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Dreamroot Cascade enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Hullbreaker Horror

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $7.91

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Flash
This spell can't be countered.
Whenever you cast a spell, choose up to one —
• Return target spell you don't control to its owner's hand.
• Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.

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Branchloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Barkchannel Pathway

Color Identity:G,U

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Overgrown Farmland

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $4.25

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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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Devoted Grafkeeper

Color Identity:U,W

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When Devoted Grafkeeper enters the battlefield, mill two cards.
Whenever you cast a spell from your graveyard, tap target creature you don't control.
Disturb {1}{W}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard transformed for its disturb cost.)

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Rootcoil Creeper

Color Identity:G,U

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{T}: Add one mana of any color.
{T}: Add two mana of any one color. Spend this mana only to cast spells from your graveyard.
{G}{U}, {T}, Exile Rootcoil Creeper: Return target card with flashback you own from exile to your hand.

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Otherworldly Gaze

Color Identity:U

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Look at the top three cards of your library. Put any number of them into your graveyard and the rest back on top of your library in any order.
Flashback {1}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Reclusive Taxidermist

Color Identity:G

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Reclusive Taxidermist gets +3/+2 as long as there are four or more creature cards in your graveyard.
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Koma, Cosmos Serpent

Color Identity:G,U

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This spell can't be countered.
At the beginning of each upkeep, create a 3/3 blue Serpent creature token named Koma's Coil.
Sacrifice another Serpent: Choose one —
• Tap target permanent. Its activated abilities can't be activated this turn.
• Koma, Cosmos Serpent gains indestructible until end of turn.

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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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Mulch

Color Identity:G

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Reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all land cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

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Hengegate Pathway

Color Identity:U,W

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Dollhouse of Horrors

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{1}, {T}, Exile a creature card from your graveyard: Create a token that's a copy of the exiled card, except it's a 0/0 Construct artifact in addition to its other types and it has "This creature gets +1/+1 for each Construct you control." It gains haste until end of turn. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Hullbreaker Horror

I wanted to include a reanimator shell in this article because there are a lot of great new self-mill tools, but I'm not sure the idea stacks up in the context of this new supercharged Standard. If a reanimation shell does succeed, however, it will be on the back of Hullbreaker Horror, and Faithful Mending is one of the best enablers for both reanimation and Hullbreaker Horror.

It might even be possible that Mulch, Reclusive Taxidermist, and Rootcoil Creeper allow a more ambitious manabase that enables both Faithful Mending and Diregraf Rebirth, since Dollhouse of Horrors unfortunately leaves Hullbreaker Horror as a 1/1 at first.

#5: Sultai Sacrifice Mill

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Sultai Sacrifice Mill by Yoman5

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Cards

Clearwater Pathway

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $5.15

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Darkbore Pathway

Color Identity:B,G

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Deathcap Glade

Color Identity:B,G

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Deathcap Glade enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Deathbonnet Sprout

Color Identity:G

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At the beginning of your upkeep, mill a card. Then if there are three or more creature cards in your graveyard, transform Deathbonnet Sprout. (To mill a card, put the top card of your library into your graveyard.)

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The Meathook Massacre

Color Identity:B

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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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Eccentric Farmer

Color Identity:G

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When Eccentric Farmer enters the battlefield, mill three cards, then you may return a land card from your graveyard to your hand. (To mill a card, put the top card of your library into your graveyard.)

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Undead Butler

Color Identity:B

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When Undead Butler enters the battlefield, mill three cards. (Put the top three cards of your library into your graveyard.)
When Undead Butler dies, you may exile it. When you do, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Village Rites

Color Identity:B

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Draw two cards.

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Barkchannel Pathway

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.46

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Jaspera Sentinel

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.10

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Reach
{T}, Tap an untapped creature you control: Add one mana of any color.

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Plumb the Forbidden

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.64

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may sacrifice one or more creatures. When you do, copy this spell for each creature sacrificed this way.
You draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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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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Vilespawn Spider

Color Identity:G,U

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Reach
At the beginning of your upkeep, mill a card. (Put the top card of your library into your graveyard.)
{2}{G}{U}, {T}, Sacrifice Vilespawn Spider: Create a 1/1 green Insect creature token for each creature card in your graveyard. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Deadly Dispute

Color Identity:B

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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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Ghoulcaller's Harvest

Color Identity:B,G

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Create X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens with decayed, where X is half the number of creature cards in your graveyard, rounded up. (A creature with decayed can't block. When it attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat.)
Flashback {3}{B}{G} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Shipwreck Marsh

Color Identity:B,U

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Shipwreck Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Larder Zombie

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.02

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Defender
Tap three untapped creatures you control: Look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard.

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I can't talk about all these great new self-mill enablers and not include a graveyard combo deck. While I made a few graveyard combo decks in my 50 decks, this is probably the leanest and cleanest. First Day of Class is really powerful but really narrow, and The Meathook Massacre and Plumb the Forbidden have much better fail cases.

Undead Butler in particular pairs great with the sacrifice spells, allowing you to rebuy Vilespawn Spider later in the game with a full graveyard. Larder Zombie isn't particularly exciting, but it enables you to turn your first Ghoulcaller's Harvest or Vilespawn Spider activation into a much bigger 'yard for the next one. I was tempted to include a copy of Dreadhound and a singleton Diregraf Rebirth to win with in the endgame, but that would only really come up when you're already going off.

#4: Dimir Zombies

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Dimir Aggro Zombies by Yoman5

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Clearwater Pathway

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $5.15

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Agadeem's Awakening

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $13.58

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Return from your graveyard to the battlefield any number of target creature cards that each have a different mana value X or less.

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Bladestitched Skaab

Color Identity:B,U

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Other Zombies you control get +1/+0.

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Shipwreck Marsh

Color Identity:B,U

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Shipwreck Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Dungeon Crawler

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.01

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Dungeon Crawler enters the battlefield tapped.
Whenever you complete a dungeon, you may return Dungeon Crawler from your graveyard to your hand.

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Hive of the Eye Tyrant

Color Identity:B

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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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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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Champion of the Perished

Color Identity:B

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Whenever another Zombie enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Champion of the Perished.

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Overcharged Amalgam

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.45

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Flash
Flying
Exploit (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice a creature.)
When Overcharged Amalgam exploits a creature, counter target spell, activated ability, or triggered ability.

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Headless Rider

Color Identity:B

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Whenever Headless Rider or another nontoken Zombie you control dies, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Island

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Wight

Color Identity:B

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Wight enters the battlefield tapped.
Life Drain — Whenever a creature dealt damage by Wight this turn dies, create a tapped 2/2 black Zombie creature token and exile that card.

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Infernal Grasp

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target creature. You lose 2 life.

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Graf Reaver

Color Identity:B

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Exploit (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice a creature.)
When Graf Reaver exploits a creature, destroy target planeswalker.
At the beginning of your upkeep, Graf Reaver deals 1 damage to you.

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Archghoul of Thraben

Color Identity:B

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Whenever Archghoul of Thraben or another Zombie you control dies, look at the top card of your library. If it's a Zombie card, you may reveal it and put it into your hand. If you don't put the card into your hand, you may put it into your graveyard.

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Chill of the Grave

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.01

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This spell costs {1} less to cast if you control a Zombie.
Tap target creature. It doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
Draw a card.

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Zombies finally got some good Zombies that don't involve the decayed mechanic! Champion of the Perished and Dungeon Crawler now have aggressive followups along the curve to pressure the opponent and some new tempo tools to seal the deal even in the face of Esika's Chariot and Alrund's Epiphany:

Chill of the Grave

Chill of the Grave is a hell of a cantrip and a really good payoff for the Zombie tribe. Wrenn and Seven tokens, Smoldering Egg, Esika's Chariot, no matter how big a body it has it isn't blocking for two whole turns. Overcharged Amalgam can be pretty transparent in this deck, but I'm not sure that it matters when you're able to deny the spell that's supposed to stabilize them. Even if they don't do anything you can still just flash in a 3/3 flier and untap, exploit is optional.

#3: Bant Festival

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Bant Festival by Yoman5

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Overgrown Farmland

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $4.25

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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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Malevolent Hermit

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.06

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{U}, Sacrifice Malevolent Hermit: Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {3}.
Disturb {2}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard transformed for its disturb cost.)

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Reclusive Taxidermist

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.09

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Reclusive Taxidermist gets +3/+2 as long as there are four or more creature cards in your graveyard.
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Branchloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $2.38

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Felidar Retreat

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.10

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —
• Create a 2/2 white Cat Beast creature token.
• Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control. Those creatures gain vigilance until end of turn.

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Barkchannel Pathway

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.46

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Deserted Beach

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $5.32

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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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Wrenn and Seven

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $18.75

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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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Faithbound Judge

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.00

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Defender, flying, vigilance
At the beginning of your upkeep, if Faithbound Judge has two or fewer judgment counters on it, put a judgment counter on it.
As long as Faithbound Judge has three or more judgment counters on it, it can attack as though it didn't have defender.
Disturb {5}{W}{W}

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Dreamroot Cascade

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.69

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Dreamroot Cascade enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Mulch

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.02

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Reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all land cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $5.62

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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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Hengegate Pathway

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $5.63

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Esika's Chariot

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.25

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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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Rootcoil Creeper

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.03

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{T}: Add one mana of any color.
{T}: Add two mana of any one color. Spend this mana only to cast spells from your graveyard.
{G}{U}, {T}, Exile Rootcoil Creeper: Return target card with flashback you own from exile to your hand.

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Storm the Festival

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.37

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Look at the top five cards of your library. You may put up to two permanent cards with mana value 5 or less from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
Flashback {7}{G}{G}{G} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Meet Bant's two new roadblocks. These things are gigantic for their cost and enable the deck to scale well into the late game, while playing very well with Mulch. Sinner's Judgment is some great late game insurance and cleanly wins the boardstall games that Storm the Festival decks can get into.

It's possible I should be playing all four Skyclave Apparition, especially if Sinner's Judgment is going to be a common endgame in mirrors. I trimmed one because I really wanted access to Felidar Retreat with all of the lands we'll have from Mulch and Wrenn and Seven. It's possible that Mulch is the card to trim instead, but I want to enable Reclusive Taxidermist in its job as a roadblock and hit all of my land drops.

#2: Bant Compost

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Bant Compost by Yoman5

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

Created By: Yoman5

Event:

Rank: -

Standard

Market Price: $126.13

Cards

Deathbonnet Sprout

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.00

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At the beginning of your upkeep, mill a card. Then if there are three or more creature cards in your graveyard, transform Deathbonnet Sprout. (To mill a card, put the top card of your library into your graveyard.)

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Rootcoil Creeper

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.03

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{T}: Add one mana of any color.
{T}: Add two mana of any one color. Spend this mana only to cast spells from your graveyard.
{G}{U}, {T}, Exile Rootcoil Creeper: Return target card with flashback you own from exile to your hand.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Barkchannel Pathway

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.46

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Rite of Harmony

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.70

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Whenever a creature or enchantment enters the battlefield under your control this turn, draw a card.
Flashback {2}{G}{W} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Lair of the Hydra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.82

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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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Reclusive Taxidermist

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.09

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Reclusive Taxidermist gets +3/+2 as long as there are four or more creature cards in your graveyard.
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Malevolent Hermit

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.06

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{U}, Sacrifice Malevolent Hermit: Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {3}.
Disturb {2}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard transformed for its disturb cost.)

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Dreamroot Cascade

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.69

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Dreamroot Cascade enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Deserted Beach

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $5.32

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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

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $4.25

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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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Devoted Grafkeeper

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.00

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When Devoted Grafkeeper enters the battlefield, mill two cards.
Whenever you cast a spell from your graveyard, tap target creature you don't control.
Disturb {1}{W}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard transformed for its disturb cost.)

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Vilespawn Spider

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.07

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Reach
At the beginning of your upkeep, mill a card. (Put the top card of your library into your graveyard.)
{2}{G}{U}, {T}, Sacrifice Vilespawn Spider: Create a 1/1 green Insect creature token for each creature card in your graveyard. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Mulch

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.02

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Reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all land cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

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Branchloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $2.38

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Hengegate Pathway

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $5.63

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Jaspera Sentinel

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.10

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Reach
{T}, Tap an untapped creature you control: Add one mana of any color.

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My favorite new deck from last set now has Mulch! While it's sad to see Willow Geist go, Reclusive Taxidermist is a worthy replacement. It joins Deathbonnet Sprout in combat without having to exile your own graveyard. This means more consistent access to the beatdown plan enabled by Devoted Grafkeeper.

Rite of Harmony has a new best friend. Have you ever wanted to draw cards equal to the number of creatures in your graveyard? This is another deck that might be able to play a fourth color to get access to juicier cards, but I'm not sure that's necessary. If you want to get unnecessary though, check out my Five-Color Graveyard Combo.

#1: Izzet Dragons

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Izzet Dragons by Yoman5

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

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Event:

Rank: -

Standard

Market Price: $326.22

Cards

Goldspan Dragon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $31.31

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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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Hall of Storm Giants

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.54

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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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Fading Hope

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.31

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Return target creature to its owner's hand. If its mana value was 3 or less, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Shatterskull Smashing

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.24

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Shatterskull Smashing deals X damage divided as you choose among up to two target creatures and/or planeswalkers. If X is 6 or more, Shatterskull Smashing deals twice X damage divided as you choose among them instead.

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Memory Deluge

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $6.01

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Look at the top X cards of your library, where X is the amount of mana spent to cast this spell. Put two of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
Flashback {5}{U}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Smoldering Egg

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.71

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Defender
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, put a number of ember counters on Smoldering Egg equal to the amount of mana spent to cast that spell. Then if Smoldering Egg has seven or more ember counters on it, remove them and transform Smoldering Egg.

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Dragon's Fire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.14

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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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Syncopate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.01

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {X}. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

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Expressive Iteration

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $6.04

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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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Stormcarved Coast

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $7.08

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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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Alchemist's Gambit

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.33

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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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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Riverglide Pathway

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $5.76

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Alrund's Epiphany

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.34

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Create two 1/1 blue Bird creature tokens with flying. Take an extra turn after this one. Exile Alrund's Epiphany.
Foretell {4}{U}{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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Manaform Hellkite

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $9.33

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Flying
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X red Dragon Illusion creature token with flying and haste, where X is the amount of mana spent to cast that spell. Exile that token at the beginning of the next end step.

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Disdainful Stroke

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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I don't think Izzet Dragons could have asked for two better cards. Another Dragon that scales with mana spent, and a counterspell that has a scaling cost but is castable with a single Goldspan Dragon-boosted Treasure. This is probably one of the most powerful day-zero decks because it's already one of the strongest archetypes in Standard and it only gets better. Unlike Izzet Epiphany, Izzet Dragons is a proactive deck and you can only go so wrong with a pile of Dragons, countermagic, and removal.

Most Izzet Dragons decks were already down to three Alrund's Epiphany, but I think with the addition of Manaform Hellkite there's a lot more incentive to take an extra turn because it will outright kill them so often. If you wanted to cut this card I wouldn't blame you—fit in another Fading Hope or a copy of Abrade.

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Crimson Vow looks absolutely incredible, and I'm excited to play this new superpowered format. After a few months of five-set Standard I'm ready for good mana and good cards again. Every single color got some absurd tools, and every color combination once again has viable mana. No more Frostboil Snarl. Who knows, I might even stream this weekend!

Remember, Red Bull Untapped has an event this Saturday with more than $20,000 in prizes you can play in for free. Sign up, have fun, go nuts! Worst that could happen is you 0-2 drop an event you didn't even have to pay for. There's even coverage!

I'm excited to play and watch an event that starts less than 48 hours after release. We're gonna get to see a ton of decks, get a ton of data, and have a lot to work with when I get back to metagame breakdowns next week. Enjoy Crimson Vow!