Kaladesh Remastered released last Thursday on MTG Arena, immediately shaking up Historic. Historic is one of my favorite formats because it is diverse, with thought-provoking games and interesting gameplay. There is a deck for almost everyone: aggro, midrange, combo—you name it.

Post-Kaladesh, I have been enjoying Mono-Black Aggro in Historic. Recent additions to the archetype like Scrapheap Scrounger and Fatal Push can potentially propel the deck to the top of the metagame.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Black Aggro by Ally Warfield

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

Created By: Ally Warfield

Event:

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Historic

Market Price: $235.90

Cards

Knight of the Ebon Legion

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.92

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{2}{B}: Knight of the Ebon Legion gets +3/+3 and gains deathtouch until end of turn.
At the beginning of your end step, if a player lost 4 or more life this turn, put a +1/+1 counter on Knight of the Ebon Legion. (Damage causes loss of life.)

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Gutterbones

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.85

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

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $11.89

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Scrapheap Scrounger

Color Identity:B

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Scrapheap Scrounger can't block.
{1}{B}, Exile another creature card from your graveyard: Return Scrapheap Scrounger from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Rankle, Master of Pranks

Color Identity:B

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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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Gifted Aetherborn

Color Identity:B

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Deathtouch, lifelink

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Agadeem's Awakening

Color Identity:B

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

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Dread Wanderer

Color Identity:B

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Dread Wanderer enters the battlefield tapped.
{2}{B}: Return Dread Wanderer from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery and only if you have one or fewer cards in hand.

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Skyclave Shade

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.23

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Kicker {2}{B}
Skyclave Shade can't block.
If Skyclave Shade was kicked, it enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, if Skyclave Shade is in your graveyard and it's your turn, you may cast it from your graveyard this turn.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.12

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.10

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Destroy target creature if it has converted mana cost 2 or less.
Revolt — Destroy that creature if it has converted mana cost 4 or less instead if a permanent you controlled left the battlefield this turn.

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Murderous Rider // Swift End

Color Identity:B

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Spawn of Mayhem

Color Identity:B

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Spectacle {1}{B}{B} (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)
Flying, trample
At the beginning of your upkeep, Spawn of Mayhem deals 1 damage to each player. Then if you have 10 or less life, put a +1/+1 counter on Spawn of Mayhem.

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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

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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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Aethersphere Harvester

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Flying
When Aethersphere Harvester enters the battlefield, you get {E}{E} (two energy counters).
Pay {E}: Aethersphere Harvester gains lifelink until end of turn.
Crew 1 (Tap any number of creatures you control with total power 1 or more: This Vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)

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Bloodchief's Thirst

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.40

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Kicker {2}{B} (You may pay an additional {2}{B} as you cast this spell.)
Destroy target creature or planeswalker with converted mana cost 2 or less. If this spell was kicked, instead destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Phyrexian Obliterator

Color Identity:B

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Trample
Whenever a source deals damage to Phyrexian Obliterator, that source's controller sacrifices that many permanents.

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Vs. Mono-Red and Gruul Aggro

+2 Aethersphere Harvester
+4 Bloodchief's Thirst
+4 Gifted Aetherborn
+3 Phyrexian Obliterator

-4 Spawn of Mayhem
-2 Skyclave Shade
-4 Thoughtseize
-3 Scrapheap Scrounger

In this matchup, we have a lot of good cards to bring in and a lot of cards that hurt our own life total to board out. Spawn of Mayhem and Thoughtseize both hurt our own life total and are easy side-outs. The other cards we are siding out are Skyclave Shade and Scrapheap Scrounger because they cannot block, which is important in this matchup to survive.

Vs. Sultai Midrange

+4 Bloodchief's Thirst
+2 Skyclave Shade

-4 Fatal Push
-1 Spawn of Mayhem
-1 Rankle, Master of Pranks

In this matchup, I want to favor cards that can be recurred multiple times because of all of Sultai's spot removal. I am also switching Fatal Push for Bloodchief's Thirst as an upgrade, because being able to remove Nissa, Who Shakes the World is one of the most important features of this card slot.

Vs. Azorius Control

+4 Bloodchief's Thirst
+2 Skyclave Shade

-4 Fatal Push
-2 Dread Wanderer

This matchup has similar sideboarding as the Sultai matchup because of the importance of recurring creatures after a board wipe. However, Spawn of Mayhem and Rankle, Master of Pranks are much more important in this matchup, so I don't want to side them out here.

Vs. Temur Marvel

+3 Phyrexian Obliterator

-2 Skyclave Shade
-1 Spawn of Mayhem

This matchup is pretty good without sideboarding. We don't have much to side in in this matchup, but Phyrexian Obliterator is a better option than what we are siding out here.

Vs. Orzhov Auras

+4 Bloodchief's Thirst
+4 Gifted Aetherborn
+3 Phyrexian Obliterator

-4 Scrapheap Scrounger
-2 Skyclave Shade
-2 Spawn of Mayhem
-2 Dread Wanderer
-1 Agadeem's Awakening

In this matchup, I tend to side out creatures that do not block in place of Gifted Aetherborn. Phyrexian Obliterator serves a similar function of blocking and attacking very well in this matchup. I like adding additional removal with Bloodchief's Thirst. I trim some other less impactful cards in this matchup as well.