Another set, another 50 decks!

Core Set 2021 brought us a lot of goodies, and I got right into brewing as soon as the set was fully previewed. We've got new build-arounds, good role-players, and a few excellent hate cards. I would have liked to see Spell Pierce instead of Miscast to actually hit Teferi, Time Raveler, but alas. 

I built a full 50 decks inspired by M21 cards, finishing earlier than I ever have before. I have a thread of all fifty decks on Twitter with small blurbs for each deck, and you can browse all of them here on TCGplayer Infinite.

Thanks to Wizards of the Coast I have a free preview account for their Early Access event. I'll be streaming on YouTube all day as soon as the event goes live, so come watch these decks in action!

Initial Impressions

The top end of the format in Wilderness Reclamation and Expansion // Explosion is still absolutely terrifying, but Ugin, the Spirit Dragon is now a competitor in the late game. Eliminate is a removal spell that isn't dead against control. We even got real two-drops!

Unfortunately, the cycle of dual lands for Core Set 2021 was already in Standard. This means the mana doesn't get any better, and allied manabases continue to be painfully slow. Two-color aggro is going to continue to have a rough time for the next three months.

Ramp got a lot of new tools and options, and that means we can branch out from the current shells. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon gives these decks something to linearly ramp to that's both a threat and an answer, and Azusa, Lost but Seeking is explosive ramp if you're willing to play an incredibly high land count.

White-based aggro decks have some excellent new options in Selfless Savior, Glorious Anthem and Basri Ket. It's going to be a lot harder to beat these decks with one sweeper, and you'll see a lot fewer bad one-drops. 

We got some excellent one-mana spells! Village Rites is way, way better than it looks. I cannot explain just how much Crash Through helps out Arclight Phoenix and prowess-style decks. Archfiend's Vessel is incredibly potent. Primal Might is a very powerful removal/pump spell hybrid. Ranger's Guile is no Blossoming Defense, but it still has a Standard pedigree.

Sparkhunter Masticore is overrated. Yes, it dunks on Teferi, Time Raveler and Narset, Parter of Veils, but I really don't think it's strong enough in the average match to warrant costing an additional card unless you're actively abusing the graveyard. 

UGin Ramp

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - UGin Ramp by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event: 50 Decks for Core Set 2021

Rank:

Freeform

Market Price: $303.78

Cards

Kiora Bests the Sea God

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.02

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Create an 8/8 blue Kraken creature token with hexproof.
II — Tap all nonland permanents target opponent controls. They don't untap during their controller's next untap step.
III — Gain control of target permanent an opponent controls. Untap it.

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Azusa, Lost but Seeking

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $6.80

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You may play two additional lands on each of your turns.

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Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

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+2: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon deals 3 damage to any target.
−X: Exile each permanent with mana value X or less that's one or more colors.
−10: You gain 7 life, draw seven cards, then put up to seven permanent cards from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Temple of Mystery

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.52

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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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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.90

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Castle Vantress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island.
{T}: Add {U}.
{2}{U}{U}, {T}: Scry 2.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.37

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Draw a card. You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.99

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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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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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Blast Zone

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Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone.
{3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with mana value equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Cultivate

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.44

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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand, then shuffle.

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $11.82

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Wolfwillow Haven

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Enchant land
Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, its controller adds an additional {G}.
{4}{G}, Sacrifice Wolfwillow Haven: Create a 2/2 green Wolf creature token. Activate only during your turn.

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Migration Path

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.93

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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Azusa, Lost but Seeking is a very powerful ramp card that gives you the potential for eight mana on turn four. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon is the natural payoff for that, but without a lot of card draw I wanted to include a second heavy threat. It's very possible that Hydroid Krasis is stronger here than Kiora Bests the Sea God because of how well it plays with Azusa, Lost but Seeking, but I wanted to start with the better standalone threat. The saga is very capable of winning the game by itself, and card draw is a lot less exciting when more than half of the deck is mana sources.

As noted above there are a lot of options for ramp strategies, and Azusa, Lost but Seeking is not the only way to play Ugin, the Spirit Dragon on turn four. The most notable alternative is to play Nissa, Who Shakes the World on turn three, a tried-and-true strategy from previous formats. 

Selesnya Adventures

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - GW Adventures by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event: 50 Decks for Core Set 2021

Rank:

Freeform

Market Price: $54.46

Cards

Edgewall Innkeeper

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.06

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Whenever you cast a creature spell that has an Adventure, draw a card. (It doesn't need to have gone on the adventure first.)

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Raise the Alarm

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.01

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Create two 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens.

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Venerated Loxodon

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.22

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Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)
When Venerated Loxodon enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature that convoked it.

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Flower // Flourish

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.05

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Giant Killer // Chop Down

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.34

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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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Emmara, Soul of the Accord

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.24

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Whenever Emmara, Soul of the Accord becomes tapped, create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token with lifelink.

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Glorious Anthem

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.21

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Creatures you control get +1/+1.

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Faerie Guidemother // Gift of the Fae

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.07

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.20

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

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March of the Multitudes

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.55

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Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)
Create X 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens with lifelink.

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.49

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Castle Ardenvale enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains.
{T}: Add {W}.
{2}{W}{W}, {T}: Create a 1/1 white Human creature token.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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I know, I know. I keep trying to make this deck happen. I'm also usually staunchly anti-March of the Multitudes, but Glorious Anthem changes a lot.

Your adventure-heavy draws are far more threatening with Glorious Anthem and you're able to close with fewer threats, making sweepers a lot less terrifying. March of the Multitudes is usually a late-game closer, and Glorious Anthem allows you to play later into the game against haymaker-heavy decks. Anthem is the only new card for Selesnya Adventures, but it makes a big difference in how resilient the deck is. 

All that said, the mana has not improved. You're still playing green one-drops and double-white three-drops. Flower // Flourish is incredibly helpful, but it's still basically a tap land with upside. Selesnya Adventures will still stumble on mana in the early turns sometimes, so it's important to be able to win longer games. Glorious Anthem is a big deal. 

Mono-White Aggro

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-White Aggro by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event: 50 Decks for Core Set 2021

Rank:

Freeform

Market Price: $10.88

Cards

Faerie Guidemother // Gift of the Fae

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.07

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198707_200w.jpg

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Venerable Knight

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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When Venerable Knight dies, put a +1/+1 counter on target Knight you control.

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Daybreak Charger

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.01

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When Daybreak Charger enters the battlefield, target creature gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

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Giant Killer // Chop Down

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.34

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Loyal Pegasus

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.06

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Flying
Loyal Pegasus can't attack or block alone.

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Glorious Anthem

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.21

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Creatures you control get +1/+1.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Venerated Loxodon

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.22

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Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)
When Venerated Loxodon enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature that convoked it.

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Basri Ket

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.16

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+1: Put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target creature. It gains indestructible until end of turn.
−2: Whenever one or more nontoken creatures attack this turn, create that many 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens that are tapped and attacking.
−6: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of combat on your turn, create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token, then put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control."

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Selfless Savior

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.19

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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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Seasoned Hallowblade

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.14

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Discard a card: Tap Seasoned Hallowblade. It gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Twenty good one-drops and Venerated Loxodon. Also Basri Ket. Also Glorious Anthem. There are more and more payoffs for curving one-drop into double one-drop. Daybreak Charger is the most powerful version of its effect we've ever seen, and Seasoned Hallowblade may be a weaker Adanto Vanguard but it's still a very resilient threat. 

Selfless Savior, Basri Ket, Seasoned Hallowblade and Glorious Anthem make this deck so much more resilient than it used to be, and opponents will no longer be able to survive on the back of a single Flame Sweep or Deafening Clarion. There's too much indestructible, the bodies get too large, and Basri Ket must be answered within three turns or its ultimate will almost certainly win the game. 

Mono-White is once again a very real aggro deck. 

Naya Feather

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Naya Feather by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event: 50 Decks for Core Set 2021

Rank:

Freeform

Market Price: $172.12

Cards

Season of Growth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.39

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Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
Whenever you cast a spell that targets a creature you control, draw a card.

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Primal Might

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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Target creature you control gets +X/+X until end of turn. Then it fights up to one target creature you don't control.

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Gods Willing

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.10

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Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn. (It can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything of that color.)
Scry 1.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $8.77

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

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Tenth District Legionnaire

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.20

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Haste
Whenever you cast a spell that targets Tenth District Legionnaire, put a +1/+1 counter on Tenth District Legionnaire, then scry 1.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Dreadhorde Arcanist

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.20

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Trample
Whenever Dreadhorde Arcanist attacks, you may cast target instant or sorcery card with mana value less than or equal to Dreadhorde Arcanist's power from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that spell would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Feather, the Redeemed

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.62

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Flying
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell that targets a creature you control, exile that card instead of putting it into your graveyard as it resolves. If you do, return it to your hand at the beginning of the next end step.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $18.18

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

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Temple of Triumph

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.43

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Temple of Triumph enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Triumph enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.20

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

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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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Fight as One

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.10

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Choose one or both —
• Target Human creature you control gets +1/+1 and gains indestructible until end of turn.
• Target non-Human creature you control gets +1/+1 and gains indestructible until end of turn.

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Seasoned Hallowblade

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.14

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Discard a card: Tap Seasoned Hallowblade. It gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Defiant Strike

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.03

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Target creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
Draw a card.

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Seasoned Hallowblade does a pretty decent Adanto Vanguard impression and juices up Feather, the Redeemed alongside a new cheap fight card in Primal Might. The biggest gap in Feather decks left from rotation was a cheap removal spell, and Primal Might is big. A converted mana cost of 1 means that Dreadhorde Arcanist can flash it back, and it scales well as a pump spell later on in the game. It's even a removal spell that has value against creatureless decks, which is a rare and powerful thing.

Seasoned Hallowblade is exactly what the deck needed in a threat, and it even blocks significantly better than Adanto Vanguard could. The discard is somewhat mitigated by Dreadhorde Arcanist, and Season of Growth can replenish your hand. 

Splashing green for Season of Growth and Domri's Ambush is something we've already tried in the past, but those decks lacked another solid threat, and the difference between one and two-mana removal was too big. M21 gave the deck exactly what it needed. 

Sublime Bant

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Sublime Bant by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event: 50 Decks for Core Set 2021

Rank:

Freeform

Market Price: $303.86

Cards

Temple of Mystery

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.52

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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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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.99

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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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Tamiyo, Collector of Tales

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.70

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause you to discard cards or sacrifice permanents.
+1: Choose a nonland card name, then reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all cards with the chosen name from among them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
−3: Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Wolfwillow Haven

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Enchant land
Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, its controller adds an additional {G}.
{4}{G}, Sacrifice Wolfwillow Haven: Create a 2/2 green Wolf creature token. Activate only during your turn.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $11.82

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Elspeth Conquers Death

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.25

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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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Sublime Epiphany

Color Identity:U

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Choose one or more —
• Counter target spell.
• Counter target activated or triggered ability.
• Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.
• Create a token that's a copy of target creature you control.
• Target player draws a card.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.20

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
As Temple Garden 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

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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Temple of Enlightenment

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.22

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

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Temple of Plenty

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.48

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

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $8.04

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

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Shatter the Sky

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.27

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Each player who controls a creature with power 4 or greater draws a card. Then destroy all creatures.

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

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Draw a card. You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Teferi, Time Raveler

Color Identity:U,W

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Each opponent can cast spells only any time they could cast a sorcery.
+1: Until your next turn, you may cast sorcery spells as though they had flash.
−3: Return up to one target artifact, creature, or enchantment to its owner's hand. Draw a card.

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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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Sublime Epiphany looks better and better every time I read it. While it may cost six mana and be vulnerable to Mystical Dispute, the power level of Sublime Epiphany is sky high. Countering a spell, drawing a card, and bouncing a permanent is a lot at once, and if you're ever copying something at the same time you're more than paid back for that six mana.

It plays especially well with Tamiyo, Collector of Tales and Solemn Simulacrum. Solemn Simulacrum gives you the mana jump to cast Sublime Epiphany and a great body to copy, providing both mana advantage and card advantage. Once you're up to 10 mana you can use Sublime Epiphany to bounce Tamiyo, Collector of Tales, who can then rebuy Sublime Epiphany. This loop is backbreaking and forces your opponent to play two meaningful spells in one turn to break through. To those who have never played against Isochron Scepter with a Counterspell underneath it: I promise it's miserable.

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Honestly, I'm really looking forward to Core Set 2021 Standard. There's nothing super egregious added to the format, and we got a lot of great new tools and build-arounds. Wilderness Reclamation is still scary powerful and Teferi, Time Raveler is still annoying as ever, but we have new aggressive cards that punish both of these, and Historic probably gets an even better refresh than Standard does with Core Set 2021. I'm looking forward to playing new Standard all day, so please stop by my stream! The event goes live just a few hours after this article will, and thanks to WotC I'll have a fully stocked account so there's no limit on what we can try out.