Much like the Sacrifice decks that continue to do well in Standard, Mardu Aristocrats uses Cauldron Familiar, Witch's Oven and Mayhem Devil to grind your opponent out of life and cards turn after turn. Instead of relying on green Food cards like Trail of Crumbs and Gilded Goose, Aristocrats adds white for Cruel Celebrant, making every kitty death even more painful for your opponent.
With a lower mana curve, Aristocrats aims to end the game before Jund Sacrifice's bulkier engine with Korvold, Fae-Cursed King can come online. To cement its dominance in the early game, this list also runs Claim the Firstborn, which combos with Witch's Oven or Priest of Forgotten Gods to kill an opposing creature for value—and for just one mana.
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