Now that the title has you expecting some kind of infinite combo that instantly wins, let's unveil the new Cat combo:

Okay, so this combo is not Felidar Guardian plus Saheeli Rai, but it does fuel itself and will drain your opponent dead given enough time. By sacrificing Cauldron Familiar to Witch's Oven you can create a Food each turn, which you can then use to reanimate your spectral Cat.

Ignoring the questionable implications of a Cat/Food shapeshifter, each turn cycle yields one Cauldron Familiar trigger, one creature entering the battlefield and dying, and one artifact entering the battlefield and dying. Cauldron Familiar becomes a very difficult-to-remove blocker that also drains the opponent continuously, and there's a lot of synergy across multiple archetypes in both of these pieces. Notably, Cauldron Familiar scales well with multiple Witch's Oven, but Witch's Oven can only generate one Food a turn so multiple Cauldron Familiar aren't as useful.

Aristocrats-style decks love a recursive body as well as a zero-mana sacrifice outlet. Food decks can convert excess Food into life drain and use Witch's Oven to turn creatures that would otherwise die to removal into much more useful Food. Mayhem Devil can take special advantage of this loop as each iteration yields two sacrifice triggers: sacrificing Cauldron Familiar to Witch's Oven, and sacrificing the Food token to Cauldron Familiar. Since there are so many potential homes for Schrödinger's Meal, I've got a four-course article planned for this week.

The Wine: Mono-Black Aristocrats

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Black Aristocrats by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event:

Rank:

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Market Price: $115.80

Cards

Witch's Cottage

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.23

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198390_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {B}.)
Witch's Cottage enters the battlefield tapped unless you control three or more other Swamps.
When Witch's Cottage enters the battlefield untapped, you may put target creature card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Lazotep Reaver

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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When Lazotep Reaver enters the battlefield, amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)

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Cauldron Familiar

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.49

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When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Priest of Forgotten Gods

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.94

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/183311_200w.jpg

{T}, Sacrifice two other creatures: Any number of target players each lose 2 life and sacrifice a creature. You add {B}{B} and draw a card.

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Dreadhorde Invasion

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.58

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life and amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)
Whenever a Zombie token you control with power 6 or greater attacks, it gains lifelink until end of turn.

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Murderous Rider // Swift End

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.20

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Rankle, Master of Pranks

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $7.88

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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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Midnight Reaper

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.37

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Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, Midnight Reaper deals 1 damage to you and you draw a card.

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Gutterbones

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.81

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Gutterbones enters the battlefield tapped.
{1}{B}: Return Gutterbones from your graveyard to your hand. Activate only during your turn and only if an opponent lost life this turn.

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Ayara, First of Locthwain

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.43

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Whenever Ayara, First of Locthwain or another black creature enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
{T}, Sacrifice another black creature: Draw a card.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.19

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Witch's Oven

Market Price: $0.26

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{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Simple. Sweet. Enticing. Aristocrats has historically been a fan-favorite archetype and there's a lot of new cards in Throne of Eldraine that enable this strategy in mono-black. Ayara, First of Locthwain has a very limiting cost and both of her abilities mandate that your creatures be black, but she pays you handsomely for that deckbuilding work. Alongside recursive creatures she's a powerful engine that also works on killing your opponent while you dig through your deck.

Priest of Forgotten Gods adds to the redundancy as a sacrifice outlet that also offers extra reach. Because this deck has so many good sac outlets with Ayara, Priest of Forgotten Gods and Rankle, Master of Pranks, I only have two copies of Witch's Oven here despite the full four Cauldron Familiar. The deck doesn't need the Food to put Cauldron Familiar to good use and extra sac outlets aren't appreciated as much as extra bodies to fuel them. While I don't expect this deck to be quite as powerful as other options, it won't cost a lot and I expect a lot of people to assemble it early on in MTG Arena. Who doesn't like sacrificing minions for fun and profit?

The Appetizer: Golgari Food Sacrifice

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Golgari Food Sacrifice by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event:

Rank:

Freeform

Market Price: $81.14

Cards

Vraska, Golgari Queen

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $2.92

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/176436_200w.jpg

+2: You may sacrifice another permanent. If you do, you gain 1 life and draw a card.
−3: Destroy target nonland permanent with mana value 3 or less.
−9: You get an emblem with "Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game."

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.19

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Wicked Wolf

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

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When Wicked Wolf enters the battlefield, it fights up to one target creature you don't control.
Sacrifice a Food: Put a +1/+1 counter on Wicked Wolf. It gains indestructible until end of turn. Tap it.

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Murderous Rider // Swift End

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.20

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Giant Opportunity

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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You may sacrifice two Foods. If you do, create a 7/7 green Giant creature token. Otherwise, create three Food tokens. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $13.54

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({T}: Add {B} or {G}.)
As Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Garruk, Cursed Huntsman

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $3.40

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0: Create two 2/2 black and green Wolf creature tokens with "When this creature dies, put a loyalty counter on each Garruk you control."
−3: Destroy target creature. Draw a card.
−6: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +3/+3 and have trample."

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Trail of Crumbs

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.16

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When Trail of Crumbs enters the battlefield, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
Whenever you sacrifice a Food, you may pay {1}. If you do, look at the top two cards of your library. You may reveal a permanent card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Gilded Goose

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.89

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Flying
When Gilded Goose enters the battlefield, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
{1}{G}, {T}: Create a Food token.
{T}, Sacrifice a Food: Add one mana of any color.

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Cauldron Familiar

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.49

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When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Temple of Malady

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $1.50

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Temple of Malady enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Malady enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Midnight Reaper

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.37

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Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, Midnight Reaper deals 1 damage to you and you draw a card.

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Once Upon a Time

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.38

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If this spell is the first spell you've cast this game, you may cast it without paying its mana cost.
Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal a creature or land 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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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/235548_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {G}.)

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Witch's Oven

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{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Crispy, with a breadcrumb topping, this course is a bit more adventurous than the last. Gilded Goose is another Food source for our hungry Cauldron Familiar, and Giant Opportunity is simultaneously an enabler and a payoff. While against decks with removal or Teferi, Time Raveler you will want to make three Food most of the time, against aggressive decks you have the option to create a gigantic body for very little mana. This is the mass Food enabler that Wicked Wolf needed to truly shine, turning it into this absolutely terrifying combination of Ravenous Chupacabra and Bristling Hydra.

Trail of Crumbs is here to generate resources when you would otherwise be spinning your wheels, taking advantage of the critical mass of zero-mana ways you have to sacrifice your Food. Multiples add up quickly and Garruk, Cursed Huntsman is there to finish games out if the board gets gummed up, supported by Witch's Oven and Vraska, Golgari Queen as ways to sacrifice your Wolf tokens to ultimate Garruk on demand.

The Entrée: All-In Sultai Food

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - All-In Sultai Food by yoman5

'All-In Sultai Food' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: yoman5

Event:

Rank:

Freeform

Market Price: $271.00

Cards

Gilded Goose

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.89

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Flying
When Gilded Goose enters the battlefield, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
{1}{G}, {T}: Create a Food token.
{T}, Sacrifice a Food: Add one mana of any color.

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $12.25

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)
As Watery Grave enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Oko, Thief of Crowns

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $16.64

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+2: Create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
+1: Target artifact or creature loses all abilities and becomes a green Elk creature with base power and toughness 3/3.
−5: Exchange control of target artifact or creature you control and target creature an opponent controls with power 3 or less.

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Temple of Malady

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $1.50

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Temple of Malady enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Malady enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Wicked Wolf

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198764_200w.jpg

When Wicked Wolf enters the battlefield, it fights up to one target creature you don't control.
Sacrifice a Food: Put a +1/+1 counter on Wicked Wolf. It gains indestructible until end of turn. Tap it.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $13.54

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({T}: Add {B} or {G}.)
As Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Once Upon a Time

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.38

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If this spell is the first spell you've cast this game, you may cast it without paying its mana cost.
Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal a creature or land 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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Cauldron Familiar

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.49

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When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Witch's Oven

Market Price: $0.26

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{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Giant Opportunity

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/199113_200w.jpg

You may sacrifice two Foods. If you do, create a 7/7 green Giant creature token. Otherwise, create three Food tokens. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Temple of Mystery

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $1.00

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Temple of Mystery enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Mystery enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Murderous Rider // Swift End

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.20

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198749_200w.jpg

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $23.60

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({T}: Add {G} or {U}.)
As Breeding Pool enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Trail of Crumbs

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.16

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When Trail of Crumbs enters the battlefield, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
Whenever you sacrifice a Food, you may pay {1}. If you do, look at the top two cards of your library. You may reveal a permanent card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Feasting Troll King

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Vigilance, trample
When Feasting Troll King enters the battlefield, if you cast it from your hand, create three Food tokens. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
Sacrifice three Foods: Return Feasting Troll King from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate only during your turn.

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Dreadhorde Invasion

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.58

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/187119_200w.jpg

At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life and amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)
Whenever a Zombie token you control with power 6 or greater attacks, it gains lifelink until end of turn.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.19

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/235544_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {B}.)

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The house special, this one really takes the crown. Here we have similar elements from the previous course, but it builds from them to a much meatier top end in Feasting Troll King and Oko, Thief of Crowns. This is the deck where Witch's Oven really gets to show off how much Food it can produce. Dreadhorde Invasion can normally only make one token at a time, but Oko can turn that token into an Elk instead of an Army, and it retains that +1+1 counter. This means that you can make a 4/4 each turn and can conveniently turn them into Food with Witch's Oven if they'd normally be bounced or otherwise removed.

With so much Food available it's very easy to rip through your deck with Trail of Crumbs and find Feasting Troll King, bringing it back repeatedly. Witch's Oven can sacrifice Feasting Troll King to protect it from exile-based removal, and because it's large enough you get two Food when you do. This means you just need to generate a single extra Food to bring it back again, making it a very resilient endgame.

The Dessert: Rakdos Aristocrats

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Rakdos Aristocrats by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event:

Rank:

Freeform

Market Price: $189.13

Cards

Gutterbones

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.81

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/183034_200w.jpg

Gutterbones enters the battlefield tapped.
{1}{B}: Return Gutterbones from your graveyard to your hand. Activate only during your turn and only if an opponent lost life this turn.

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Witch's Oven

Market Price: $0.26

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198898_200w.jpg

{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Mayhem Devil

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.41

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Whenever a player sacrifices a permanent, Mayhem Devil deals 1 damage to any target.

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Cauldron Familiar

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.49

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When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Dreadhorde Butcher

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.89

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Haste
Whenever Dreadhorde Butcher deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, put a +1/+1 counter on Dreadhorde Butcher.
When Dreadhorde Butcher dies, it deals damage equal to its power to any target.

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Rankle, Master of Pranks

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $7.88

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198584_200w.jpg

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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Angrath's Rampage

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.44

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Choose one —
• Target player sacrifices an artifact.
• Target player sacrifices a creature.
• Target player sacrifices a planeswalker.

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Judith, the Scourge Diva

Color Identity:B,R

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Other creatures you control get +1/+0.
Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, Judith, the Scourge Diva deals 1 damage to any target.

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Lazotep Reaver

Color Identity:B

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When Lazotep Reaver enters the battlefield, amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)

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Priest of Forgotten Gods

Color Identity:B

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{T}, Sacrifice two other creatures: Any number of target players each lose 2 life and sacrifice a creature. You add {B}{B} and draw a card.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

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({T}: Add {B} or {R}.)
As Blood Crypt enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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God-Eternal Bontu

Color Identity:B

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Menace
When God-Eternal Bontu enters the battlefield, sacrifice any number of other permanents, then draw that many cards.
When God-Eternal Bontu dies or is put into exile from the battlefield, you may put it into its owner's library third from the top.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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While Judith, the Scourge Diva promised not to bake anyone into a pie, Witch's Oven is put to very good use here. Without Ayara, First of Locthwain, Witch's Oven has to pick up the slack to fuel both Mayhem Devil and Judith, the Scourge Diva. Rankle, Master of Pranks feels very at home in this much more aggressive deck that benefits from not only your sacrifices, but your opponent's as well. That extra damage stacks up quickly as all of your three-drops can deal your opponent damage as you continue to sacrifice your creatures.

The only real downside to a deck this aggressive in Throne of Eldraine is that the lands we've seen so far don't offer a very consistent manabase. We know from Mark Rosewater that we won't be getting rare dual lands, but if we get some kind of Mana Confluence look-alike, it will help enable decks like this that can't afford tap lands and are in the wrong colors for Once Upon a Time.

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The Coffee: Dimir Reanimator

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Dimir Reanimator by yoman5

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

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Market Price: $106.20

Cards

Wall of Lost Thoughts

Color Identity:U

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Defender
When Wall of Lost Thoughts enters the battlefield, target player mills four cards.

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Emry, Lurker of the Loch

Color Identity:U

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each artifact you control.
When Emry, Lurker of the Loch enters the battlefield, mill four cards.
{T}: Choose target artifact card in your graveyard. You may cast that card this turn. (You still pay its costs. Timing rules still apply.)

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The Cauldron of Eternity

Color Identity:B

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This spell costs {2} less to cast for each creature card in your graveyard.
Whenever a creature you control dies, put it on the bottom of its owner's library.
{2}{B}, {T}, Pay 2 life: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Gorging Vulture

Color Identity:B

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Flying
When Gorging Vulture enters the battlefield, mill four cards. You gain 1 life for each creature card put into your graveyard this way.

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Witch's Oven

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{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Dismal Backwater

Color Identity:B,U

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Dismal Backwater enters the battlefield tapped.
When Dismal Backwater enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Cauldron Familiar

Color Identity:B

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When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Blood for Bones

Color Identity:B

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Return a creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield, then return another creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)
As Watery Grave enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Island

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Tomebound Lich

Color Identity:B,U

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Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
Whenever Tomebound Lich enters the battlefield or deals combat damage to a player, draw a card, then discard a card.

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Scholar of the Ages

Color Identity:U

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When Scholar of the Ages enters the battlefield, return up to two target instant and/or sorcery cards from your graveyard to your hand.

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Vantress Gargoyle

Color Identity:U

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Flying
Vantress Gargoyle can't attack unless defending player has seven or more cards in their graveyard.
Vantress Gargoyle can't block unless you have four or more cards in hand.
{T}: Each player mills a card.

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Agent of Treachery

Color Identity:U

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When Agent of Treachery enters the battlefield, gain control of target permanent.
At the beginning of your end step, if you control three or more permanents you don't own, draw three cards.

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Enter the God-Eternals

Color Identity:B,U

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Enter the God-Eternals deals 4 damage to target creature and you gain life equal to the damage dealt this way. Target player mills four cards. Amass 4. (Put four +1/+1 counters on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.19

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Fresh, hot and black as night. The Cauldron of Eternity was spoiled halfway through writing this article and I just had to include it. Emry, Lurker of the Loch is a great way to set up Witch's Oven and Cauldron Familiar, and that kind of small-ball interaction can buy you the time and the life to grind someone to dust with Agent of Treachery. The Cauldron of Eternity can be cast with Emry, discount and all, setting you up to reanimate repeatedly. I think The Cauldron of Eternity is just straight-up busted, and I'll be working hard over the next week to break it in half for Standard.

Throne of Eldraine looks like it's going to bring a lot of fun archetypes to Standard, but much like Cauldron Familiar I'm going to come back to these strategies again and again because I too am one of Those People who enjoy trading my creatures for value and then getting them back again. Because I want to eat my cake and then have it too. In the meantime keep an eye on my Twitter because as soon as we get the full spoiler I will be unleashing brew after brew upon the world as I prepare for the first weeks of Eldraine Standard.