Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono Red Aggro by Seth Manfield

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

Created By: Seth Manfield

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $66.47

Cards

Roiling Vortex

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.42

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At the beginning of each player's upkeep, Roiling Vortex deals 1 damage to them.
Whenever a player casts a spell, if no mana was spent to cast that spell, Roiling Vortex deals 5 damage to that player.
{R}: Your opponents can't gain life this turn.

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Shatterskull Smashing

Color Identity:R

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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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Ox of Agonas

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.76

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When Ox of Agonas enters the battlefield, discard your hand, then draw three cards.
Escape—{R}{R}, Exile eight other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)
Ox of Agonas escapes with a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Spikefield Hazard

Color Identity:R

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Spikefield Hazard deals 1 damage to any target. If a permanent dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Fireblade Charger

Color Identity:R

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As long as Fireblade Charger is equipped, it has haste.
When Fireblade Charger dies, it deals damage equal to its power to any target.

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Scorching Dragonfire

Color Identity:R

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Scorching Dragonfire deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If that creature or planeswalker would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Rimrock Knight // Boulder Rush

Color Identity:R

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Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.68

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If a red source you control would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, it deals that much damage plus 2 instead.

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The Akroan War

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.19

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Gain control of target creature for as long as The Akroan War remains on the battlefield.
II — Until your next turn, creatures your opponents control attack each combat if able.
III — Each tapped creature deals damage to itself equal to its power.

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Fervent Champion

Color Identity:R

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First strike, haste
Whenever Fervent Champion attacks, another target attacking Knight you control gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
Equip abilities you activate that target Fervent Champion cost {3} less to activate.

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Castle Embereth

Color Identity:R

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Castle Embereth enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain.
{T}: Add {R}.
{1}{R}{R}, {T}: Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Embercleave

Color Identity:R

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Flash
This spell costs {1} less to cast for each attacking creature you control.
When Embercleave enters the battlefield, attach it to target creature you control.
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has double strike and trample.
Equip {3}

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Phoenix of Ash

Color Identity:R

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Flying, haste
{2}{R}: Phoenix of Ash gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
Escape—{2}{R}{R}, Exile three other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)
Phoenix of Ash escapes with a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Robber of the Rich

Color Identity:R

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Reach, haste
Whenever Robber of the Rich attacks, if defending player has more cards in hand than you, exile the top card of their library. During any turn you attacked with a Rogue, you may cast that card and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to cast that spell.

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Claim the Firstborn

Color Identity:R

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Gain control of target creature with mana value 3 or less until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn.

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Anax, Hardened in the Forge

Color Identity:R

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Anax's power is equal to your devotion to red. (Each {R} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to red.)
Whenever Anax or another nontoken creature you control dies, create a 1/1 red Satyr creature token with "This creature can't block." If the creature had power 4 or greater, create two of those tokens instead.

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

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VS Gruul Adventures

IN: 
4 The Akroan War 
2 Scorching Dragonfire

OUT: 
2 Rimrock Knight
1 Torbran, Thane of Red Fell
1 Embercleave
2 Robber of the Ricj (on the draw) 
2 Fireblade Charger (on the play)

Both Torbran and Embercleave are good in the matchup, but I'm okay with going down to three copies of each when boarding in other expensive cards, mainly to help the curve. We can use our copies of The Akroan War to try to keep them off having a good turn to land The Great Henge.

VS Dimir Rogues

IN: 
3 Ox of Agonas 
2 Phoenix of Ash 
2 Scorching Dragonsfire

OUT: 
2 Claim the Firstborn
2 Embercleave
2 Torbran, Thane of Red Fell 
1 Fireblade Charger

The idea here is that, after sideboard, we get to make the deck even leaner, and our expensive cards also have escape, which is amazing against Rogues. I'm happy to shave off Embercleave and Torbran—they're situationally good, but we need to get ahead on the board first. 

VS Temur Ramp

No Changes

This matchup is really good already. As of right now, I'm not changing a thing! You could make arguments for Scorching Dragonfire, but I don't think it's better than anything already in the deck. Be aware of Brazen Borrower—you want to cast an Embercleave when the opponent has tapped out.

VS Esper Doom Foretold

IN: 
4 Roiling Vortex

OUT: 
2 Claim the Firstborn
1 Embercleave
1 Fireblade Charger

We want to keep all Torbran's, because of how sweet it is alongside the Roiling Vortex's we are bringing in. Roiling Vortex provides another plan of attack, and allows us to win a longer game if the Esper deck is able to answer our initial creature assault. 

VS Mono Green Food

IN: 
4 The Akroan War

OUT: 
2 Rimrock Knight 
1 Embercleave 
1 Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

The Akroan War can be huge if you are able to successfully steal a Feasting Troll King, or even a three drop creature. This is still a tough matchup though, as Thrashing Brontodon can be extremely annoying. If you have a good opportunity to Embercleave, that's still a viable path to victory!