Kaldheim is fully previewed, 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? Don't worry, I'll 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 delving into the new set.

Lessons Learned

The mana in Standard gets so much better with Kaldheim, especially for the two-color decks that lacked a Pathway last format. Temples are certainly good lands, but scry 1 only makes up for entering the battlefield tapped in some archetypes. Rakdos in particular is going to look leaps and bounds better with faster mana.

Goldspan Dragon and Valki, God of Lies are powerful and efficient cards, and they pair together incredibly well. Goldspan Dragon immediately generates the mana you need to protect it, and any time you don't have to protect it you get to pull way ahead.

Valki, God of Lies is a good early play that disrupts the opponent's game plan and scouts ahead for Goldspan Dragon. Valki, God of Lies is an incredible value engine that asks you for a ton of mana. The combination of these two cards is going to be the backbone of a lot of midrange decks in the upcoming Standard format, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the pair in Historic either.

There aren't quite enough payoffs for a true tribal deck in Kaldheim, with the possible exception of Elves. However, all of the tribes of Kaldheim overlap with at least one other creature type, allowing you to work across tribes to create synergistic decks.

While I don't expect to see a ton of tribal decks in Standard, Historic readily welcomes all these new tribal tools, and we'll have to keep checking in on all of these cards as we continue to add sets to Standard throughout the year.

There are a lot of ways to go over the top of people in Kaldheim, but not a whole lot of ways to get under those endgames. Disdainful Stroke is a welcome reprint that will be incredibly strong in the new format. When Yorion, Sky Nomad, Goldspan Dragon, Embercleave, The Great Henge, and any number of powerful Sagas are running rampant, Disdainful Stroke is a powerful catchall answer.

Snow didn't quite get enough support for a dedicated "Snow Deck," but there are powerful snow options in every color but White. Snow will likely impact Standard, but it'll shine as a support or splash "color." Mono-colored decks get the greatest benefit of playing snow: Faceless Haven.

Those are the major lessons I learned exploring Kaldheim Standard—now let's get to the decks.

Honorable Mention: Moritte Combo

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Moritte Combo by yoman5

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Cards

Omen of the Sea

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.11

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Flash
When Omen of the Sea enters the battlefield, scry 2, then draw a card.
{2}{U}, Sacrifice Omen of the Sea: Scry 2.

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Thassa's Oracle

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $8.37

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When Thassa's Oracle enters the battlefield, look at the top X cards of your library, where X is your devotion to blue. Put up to one of them on top of your library and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. If X is greater than or equal to the number of cards in your library, you win the game. (Each {U} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to blue.)

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Skull Prophet

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.40

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{T}: Add {B} or {G}.
{T}: Mill two cards.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Acolyte of Affliction

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.09

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When Acolyte of Affliction enters the battlefield, mill two cards, then you may return a permanent card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Bala Ged Recovery

Color Identity:G

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Harald Unites the Elves

Color Identity:B,G

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Mill three cards. You may put an Elf or Tyvar card from your graveyard onto the battlefield.
II — Put a +1/+1 counter on each Elf you control.
III — Whenever an Elf you control attacks this turn, target creature an opponent controls gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

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Strategic Planning

Color Identity:U

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Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

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Tymaret Calls the Dead

Color Identity:B

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I, II — Mill three cards. Then you may exile a creature or enchantment card from your graveyard. If you do, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
III — You gain X life and scry X, where X is the number of Zombies you control.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Sage of Mysteries

Color Identity:U

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Constellation — Whenever an enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, target player mills two cards.

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Barkchannel Pathway

Color Identity:G,U

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{T}: Add {G}.

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The Binding of the Titans

Color Identity:G

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Each player mills three cards.
II — Exile up to two target cards from graveyards. For each creature card exiled this way, you gain 1 life.
III — Return target creature or land card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Zagoth Triome

Color Identity:B,G,U

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({T}: Add {B}, {G}, or {U}.)
Zagoth Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Clearwater Pathway

Color Identity:B,U

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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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Moritte of the Frost

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.10

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Changeling (This card is every creature type.)
You may have Moritte of the Frost enter the battlefield as a copy of a permanent you control, except it's legendary and snow in addition to its other types and, if it's a creature, it enters with two additional +1/+1 counters on it and has changeling.

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This deck may not make a ton of sense if you haven't seen this combo before:

Harald Unites the Elves can bring back Moritte of the Frost with its first chapter. You may have Moritte enter as a copy of Harald, except now it's snow and legendary. The first chapter of the Moritte copy of Harald can bring back a second copy of Moritte, which becomes a second snow legendary copy of the Saga. You must put one of the two Moritte Sagas in the graveyard before you choose a target for the second Moritte Saga, allowing you to repeat the process.

This allows you to put your entire deck into your graveyard with just one spell, though it does require two copies of Moritte of the Frost in the graveyard or one copy and some luck. From there you can either win with Thassa's Oracle or more easily perform the combo with Sage of Mysteries in play to mill the opponent out.

The deck is a tad fragile which is why it didn't make my top five, but it certainly has potential.

My Five Favorite Decks

These first few may not be format-defining, but they are powerful archetypes that have potential. The last two are power players, and I would not be surprised to see them establish themselves as Standard staples.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Esper Gyruda by yoman5

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Rank:

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Cards

Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Nightmare Shepherd

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.66

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Flying
Whenever another nontoken creature you control dies, you may exile it. If you do, create a token that's a copy of that creature, except it's 1/1 and it's a Nightmare in addition to its other types.

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Cauldron's Gift

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.02

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Adamant — If at least three black mana was spent to cast this spell, mill four cards.
You may choose a creature card in your graveyard. If you do, return it to the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.

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Burning-Rune Demon

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.98

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Flying
When Burning-Rune Demon enters the battlefield, you may search your library for exactly two cards not named Burning-Rune Demon that have different names. If you do, reveal those cards. An opponent chooses one of them. Put the chosen card into your hand and the other into your graveyard, then shuffle.

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Fabled Passage

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Gyruda, Doom of Depths

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.52

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Companion — Your starting deck contains only cards with even mana values. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
When Gyruda enters the battlefield, each player mills four cards. Put a creature card with an even mana value from among the milled cards onto the battlefield under your control.

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Charming Prince

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.43

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When Charming Prince enters the battlefield, choose one —
• Scry 2.
• You gain 3 life.
• Exile another target creature you own. Return it to the battlefield under your control at the beginning of the next end step.

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Hengegate Pathway

Color Identity:U,W

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Palladium Myr

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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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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Glasspool Mimic

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.22

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You may have Glasspool Mimic enter the battlefield as a copy of a creature you control, except it's a Shapeshifter Rogue in addition to its other types.

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Solemn Simulacrum

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When Solemn Simulacrum enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
When Solemn Simulacrum dies, you may draw a card.

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Thassa, Deep-Dwelling

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $11.23

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Indestructible
As long as your devotion to blue is less than five, Thassa isn't a creature.
At the beginning of your end step, exile up to one other target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.
{3}{U}: Tap another target creature.

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Brightclimb Pathway

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $4.58

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Dream Devourer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.53

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Each nonland card in your hand without foretell has foretell. Its foretell cost is equal to its mana cost reduced by {2}. (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile it from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)
Whenever you foretell a card, Dream Devourer gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

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Gyruda, Doom of Depths once terrorized Standard before the companion nerf. While we no longer have free access to it from our sideboards, we do have a couple new tools:

Dream Devourer gives us the ability to foretell Gyruda, Doom of Depths on turn three and cast it on turn four—way ahead of schedule. Thanks to Palladium Myr we now have two ways to turn-four our Gyruda without playing green.

Burning-Rune Demon isn't quite as powerful on turn four as Gyruda, Doom of Depths, but it is an incredible amount of redundancy and resiliency. Burning-Rune Demon can grab both Gyruda and a reanimation spell, allowing for a guaranteed follow-up Gyruda.

While this deck suffers from the reprinting of Disdainful Stroke, the potential to create gigantic boards with a follow-up in hand as early as turn four is worth looking into.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Naya Elf Warrior Winota by yoman5

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Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $94.42

Cards

Tajuru Paragon

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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Tajuru Paragon is also a Cleric, Rogue, Warrior, and Wizard.
Kicker {3}
When Tajuru Paragon enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, reveal the top six cards of your library. You may put a card that shares a creature type with it from among them into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Needleverge Pathway

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $4.21

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Branchloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Realmwalker

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.61

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Changeling (This card is every creature type.)
As Realmwalker enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may cast creature spells of the chosen type from the top of your library.

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Usher of the Fallen

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.20

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Boast — {1}{W}: Create a 1/1 white Human Warrior creature token. (Activate only if this creature attacked this turn and only once each turn.)

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Radha, Heart of Keld

Color Identity:G,R

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As long as it's your turn, Radha, Heart of Keld has first strike.
You may look at the top card of your library any time, and you may play lands from the top of your library.
{4}{R}{G}: Radha gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of lands you control.

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Base Camp

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Base Camp enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a Cleric, Rogue, Warrior, or Wizard spell or to activate an ability of a Cleric, Rogue, Warrior, or Wizard.

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Maja, Bretagard Protector

Color Identity:G,W

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Other creatures you control get +1/+1.
Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, create a 1/1 white Human Warrior creature token.

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Wildwood Tracker

Color Identity:G

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Whenever Wildwood Tracker attacks or blocks, if you control another non-Human creature, Wildwood Tracker gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Fabled Passage

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Selfless Savior

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.18

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Sacrifice Selfless Savior: Another target creature you control gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Winota, Joiner of Forces

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $4.52

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Whenever a non-Human creature you control attacks, look at the top six cards of your library. You may put a Human creature card from among them onto the battlefield tapped and attacking. It gains indestructible until end of turn. Put the rest of the cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Cragcrown Pathway

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.99

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Kargan Intimidator

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

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Cowards can't block Warriors.
{1}: Choose one that hasn't been chosen this turn —
• Kargan Intimidator gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
• Target creature becomes a Coward until end of turn.
• Target Warrior gains trample until end of turn.

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Kargan Warleader

Color Identity:R,W

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Other Warriors you control get +1/+1.

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Elvish Warmaster

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.81

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Whenever one or more other Elves enter the battlefield under your control, create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token. This ability triggers only once each turn.
{5}{G}{G}: Elves you control get +2/+2 and gain deathtouch until end of turn.

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Remember that tribal overlap I was talking about? Here's a prime example.

Elvish Warmaster, Maja, Bretagard Protector, and Usher of the Fallen are Warriors, and the tokens they make are also Warriors. Elvish Warmaster and Usher of the Fallen fuel Winota, Joiner of Forces who can bring along Kargan Warleader or Maja, Bretagard Protector to pump the entire team.

Now that the deck is capable of producing a board from fewer cards, it can rely less on Winota, Joiner of Forces in order to beat down. The redundancy of token generation and anthem effects means that it won't be dead to a single sweeper nearly as often, and that kind of resiliency is just what the archetype was missing.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Temur Legends by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $427.58

Cards

Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Llanowar Visionary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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When Llanowar Visionary enters the battlefield, draw a card.
{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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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Fabled Passage

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $12.58

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({T}: Add {G}, {U}, or {R}.)
Ketria Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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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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Barkchannel Pathway

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.46

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Terror of the Peaks

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $24.04

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Flying
Spells your opponents cast that target Terror of the Peaks cost an additional 3 life to cast.
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, Terror of the Peaks deals damage equal to that creature's power to any target.

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Cragcrown Pathway

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.99

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Magda, Brazen Outlaw

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.47

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Other Dwarves you control get +1/+0.
Whenever a Dwarf you control becomes tapped, create a Treasure token.
Sacrifice five Treasures: Search your library for an artifact or Dragon card, put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Goldspan Dragon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $30.43

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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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Questing Beast

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.20

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Vigilance, deathtouch, haste
Questing Beast can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.
Combat damage that would be dealt by creatures you control can't be prevented.
Whenever Questing Beast deals combat damage to an opponent, it deals that much damage to target planeswalker that player controls.

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Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.47

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Whenever you tap a nonland permanent for mana, add one mana of any type that permanent produced.
{5}{G}{U}: Look at the top five cards of your library. You may put a non-Human creature card from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Koma, Cosmos Serpent

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $9.84

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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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Esika, God of the Tree

Color Identity:B,G,R,U,W

Market Price: $7.83

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Vigilance
{T}: Add one mana of any color.
Other legendary creatures you control have vigilance and "{T}: Add one mana of any color."

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Kolvori, God of Kinship

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.21

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As long as you control three or more legendary creatures, Kolvori gets +4/+2 and has vigilance.
{1}{G}, {T}: Look at the top six cards of your library. You may reveal a legendary creature card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Moritte of the Frost

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.10

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Changeling (This card is every creature type.)
You may have Moritte of the Frost enter the battlefield as a copy of a permanent you control, except it's legendary and snow in addition to its other types and, if it's a creature, it enters with two additional +1/+1 counters on it and has changeling.

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This deck is all about mana generation.

All of these cards are best friends with Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy. All of them tap to make mana, and none of them are Human. What do we do with all this mana?

We kill them. Kolvori, God of Kinship allows us to turn excess mana into additional creatures just like Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy does, and Goldspan Dragon and Terror of the Peaks slam the door incredibly quickly.

There's certainly the potential to play Genesis Ultimatum in a deck like this, but I elected for a more streamlined midrange plan. You won't always assemble the full machine, and just casting Dragons a turn or two ahead of curve is more than enough to bury someone.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Rakdos Midrange by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $340.57

Cards

Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.59

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Valki, God of Lies

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $13.94

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When Valki enters the battlefield, each opponent reveals their hand. For each opponent, exile a creature card they revealed this way until Valki leaves the battlefield.
{X}: Choose a creature card exiled with Valki with mana value X. Valki becomes a copy of that card.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Tymaret Calls the Dead

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.21

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I, II — Mill three cards. Then you may exile a creature or enchantment card from your graveyard. If you do, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
III — You gain X life and scry X, where X is the number of Zombies you control.

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Hagra Mauling

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.75

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This spell costs {1} less to cast if an opponent controls no basic lands.
Destroy target creature.

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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.39

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Choose one —
• Destroy target creature with no counters on it.
• Remove up to three counters from target creature.

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Rankle, Master of Pranks

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.84

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Flying, haste
Whenever Rankle, Master of Pranks deals combat damage to a player, choose any number —
• Each player discards a card.
• Each player loses 1 life and draws a card.
• Each player sacrifices a creature.

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Mire Triton

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.15

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Deathtouch
When Mire Triton enters the battlefield, mill two cards and you gain 2 life.

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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.98

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Castle Locthwain enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp.
{T}: Add {B}.
{1}{B}{B}, {T}: Draw a card, then you lose life equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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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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Kazuul's Fury

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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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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Blightstep Pathway

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $5.52

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Goldspan Dragon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $30.43

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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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Egon, God of Death

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.25

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Deathtouch
At the beginning of your upkeep, exile two cards from your graveyard. If you can't, sacrifice Egon and draw a card.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $20.91

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When Kroxa enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Kroxa enters the battlefield or attacks, each opponent discards a card, then each opponent who didn't discard a nonland card this way loses 3 life.
Escape—{B}{B}{R}{R}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Rakdos Midrange has been a deck on and off throughout Zendikar Rising Standard, but ultimately suffered from an incredibly clunky manabase. Not only did Rakdos get Blightstep Pathway, it got an incredible new pair of threats:

I already talked about how good these cards are together, but I want to emphasize just how much power these cards add to Rakdos Midrange, and how much late game potential they add.

Not only did Rakdos get a new top end, Rakdos got Egon, God of Death to fuel Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger. While the front face of Egon may compete with Kroxa for the graveyard, Throne of Death helps fill the graveyard and provides extra inevitability for Rakdos.

The final unlock for Rakdos Midrange was that it once again can play utility tap lands now that it's not priced into Temple of Malice. Some versions played both Temples and utility lands, but they quickly fell by the wayside. Now that you can play utility lands again without playing a turn behind all game, we can see more flexible and powerful Rakdos lists.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Abzan Yorion by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $234.01

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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Arctic Treeline

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.35

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
Arctic Treeline enters the battlefield tapped.

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Binding the Old Gods

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.34

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Destroy target nonland permanent an opponent controls.
II — Search your library for a Forest card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
III — Creatures you control gain deathtouch until end of turn.

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Firja's Retribution

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.22

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Create a 4/4 white Angel Warrior creature token with flying and vigilance.
II — Until end of turn, Angels you control gain "{T}: Destroy target creature with power less than this creature's power."
III — Angels you control gain double strike until end of turn.

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Brightclimb Pathway

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $4.58

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $12.58

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({T}: Add {G}, {U}, or {R}.)
Ketria Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Yorion, Sky Nomad

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $2.77

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Companion — Your starting deck contains at least twenty cards more than the minimum deck size. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Flying
When Yorion enters the battlefield, exile any number of other nonland permanents you own and control. Return those cards to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.

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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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Blightstep Pathway

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $5.52

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.39

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Choose one —
• Destroy target creature with no counters on it.
• Remove up to three counters from target creature.

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $5.63

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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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Darkbore Pathway

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $9.18

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Llanowar Visionary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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When Llanowar Visionary enters the battlefield, draw a card.
{T}: Add {G}.

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Indatha Triome

Color Identity:B,G,W

Market Price: $8.35

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({T}: Add {W}, {B}, or {G}.)
Indatha Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Needleverge Pathway

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $4.21

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.38

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Kaya the Inexorable

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $1.86

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+1: Put a ghostform counter on up to one target nontoken creature. It gains "When this creature dies or is put into exile, return it to its owner's hand and create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying."
−3: Exile target nonland permanent.
−7: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your upkeep, you may cast a legendary spell from your hand, from your graveyard, or from among cards you own in exile without paying its mana cost."

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Valki, God of Lies

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $13.94

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When Valki enters the battlefield, each opponent reveals their hand. For each opponent, exile a creature card they revealed this way until Valki leaves the battlefield.
{X}: Choose a creature card exiled with Valki with mana value X. Valki becomes a copy of that card.

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Elspeth Conquers Death

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.28

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Exile target permanent an opponent controls with mana value 3 or greater.
II — Noncreature spells your opponents cast cost {2} more to cast until your next turn.
III — Return target creature or planeswalker card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Put a +1/+1 counter or a loyalty counter on it.

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This is quite simply one of the most powerful decks in the new format.

Both of these Sagas have unrelenting play patterns when followed by Yorion, Sky Nomad. Any creature based deck likely loses every early play they made and ends up incredibly behind on board. Even against a more grindy strategy, both of these Sagas provide an incredible amount of value and put you well ahead when repeated.

Valki, God of Lies provides an excellent early play that scales well into the game, and splashing for Valki, God of Lies is fairly trivial thanks to Binding the Old Gods and the full suite of Pathways now available to us.

Kaya the Inexorable is incredibly synergistic with Yorion, Sky Nomad and provides inevitability, functioning almost as a fifth Elspeth Conquers Death. I truly never want to face down a Yorion deck after a Kaya ultimate.

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Kaldheim releases on Arena tomorrow. The Early Access Streamer Event may have already started by the time you're reading this. Thanks to Wizards of the Coast, I'll be playing in it too! Check out the stream here:

twitchChannel:yoman5

This set looks packed full of new tools for Standard, and I'm looking forward to diving in head first. The weekly Standard Metagame Breakdown column will start back up immediately next week, but going forward the metagame breakdowns will be posted on Thursday instead of Wednesday. This gives me more time to take in the changes after each weekend and give you a more accurate picture of the next weekend's metagame. I'm very excited to see what this weekend's tournaments bring us!