Pioneer just had its first birthday, but I didn't hear a word about it.

The announcement of a new format in October 2019 created much excitement in the Magic community. Pioneer was supported by immediate adoption on Magic Online, and in February it was elevated to the highest competitive levels of the game at the Players Tour. MagicFests throughout 2020 would soon bring Pioneer to the masses and complete its ascension as the successor to Modern—but then the pandemic happened, and its bright prospects were dimmed.

Pioneer maintained a loyal following online, but when Wizards of the Coast was slow to take action on the broken Inverter of Truth combo deck, the metagame grew stale. Many players felt alienated, and they found more fun in other formats. When Inverter of Truth and other combo pieces were finally banned after six months of dominating the metagame, Pioneer was left with a diminished player base and a lot of healing to do.

I hadn't seriously played the format since before the bans, but after spending last weekend battling in multiple big Pioneer tournaments, I have to say the format has come a long way.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Omnath Ramp by Adam Yurchick

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

Created By: Adam Yurchick

Event: MTGO Pioneer Champs

Rank: 5th-8th

Pioneer

Market Price: $453.32

Cards

Teferi, Time Raveler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $9.30

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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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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $8.98

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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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Back to Nature

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Destroy all enchantments.

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.09

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/230465_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {U}.)

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Escape to the Wilds

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.49

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Exile the top five cards of your library. You may play cards exiled this way until the end of your next turn.
You may play an additional land this turn.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Omnath, Locus of Creation

Color Identity:G,R,U,W

Market Price: $6.17

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When Omnath, Locus of Creation enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 4 life if this is the first time this ability has resolved this turn. If it's the second time, add {R}{G}{W}{U}. If it's the third time, Omnath deals 4 damage to each opponent and each planeswalker you don't control.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.47

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Raugrin Triome

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $5.97

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({T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.)
Raugrin Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.27

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

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Felidar Retreat

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.70

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —
• Create a 2/2 white Cat Beast creature token.
• Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control. Those creatures gain vigilance until end of turn.

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Anger of the Gods

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Anger of the Gods deals 3 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $17.62

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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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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Lotus Cobra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.19

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, add one mana of any color.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Genesis Ultimatum

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $1.61

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Look at the top five cards of your library. Put any number of permanent cards from among them onto the battlefield and the rest into your hand. Exile Genesis Ultimatum.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Kenrith, the Returned King

Color Identity:B,G,R,U,W

Market Price: $3.72

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{R}: All creatures gain trample and haste until end of turn.
{1}{G}: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
{2}{W}: Target player gains 5 life.
{3}{U}: Target player draws a card.
{4}{B}: Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Hinterland Harbor

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $6.56

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Hinterland Harbor enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest or an Island.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $7.92

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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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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $6.24

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Cultivate

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.49

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

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Soul-Guide Lantern

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $8.28

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({T}: Add {G}, {U}, or {R}.)
Ketria Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Magma Spray

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Magma Spray deals 2 damage to target creature. If that creature would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Market Price: $21.68

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+2: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon deals 3 damage to any target.
−X: Exile each permanent with converted mana cost 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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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $43.22

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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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I played Four-Color Omnath, which is literally just the recently banned Standard deck imported to Pioneer, and was very successful with a Top 8 run in a Super PTQ and a loss playing for Top 8 of a Challenge. I picked Omnath, Locus of Creation because I just wanted to do something powerful, and thought I was picking up one of the obvious best decks in the field. It did not disappoint, but I was surprised to learn it represents only around 3.5% of the metagame in decklists published, which makes it the 13th most popular deck.

There's actually a huge range of competitive options in Pioneer, with something for everyone. I don't think any two people can completely agree on what makes a balanced and fun Magic format, but in my eyes Pioneer is doing a great job offering the full range of classic Magic strategies: aggro, control, midrange, combo, and everything in between.

Aggro

Take for example what seems to be the best deck in Pioneer, and at least the most successful last weekend: Boros Burn. It took three Top 8 spots in the PTQ with one earning a qualification to the Players Tour, both finals spots of a Challenge, and a Top 4 in the other. One of the top decks before the companion change nerfed Lurrus of the Dream-Den, it had a slow rebound but is now back in the mix—the second most popular deck with around 10% of the field.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Red Aggro by Celldweller

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

Created By: Celldweller

Event: MTGO Pioneer Champs

Rank: 2nd

Pioneer

Market Price: $153.34

Cards

Inspiring Vantage

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $2.83

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Inspiring Vantage enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Viashino Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.14

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When Viashino Pyromancer enters the battlefield, it deals 2 damage to target player or planeswalker.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $11.67

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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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Eidolon of the Great Revel

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $4.77

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Whenever a player casts a spell with converted mana cost 3 or less, Eidolon of the Great Revel deals 2 damage to that player.

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Chained to the Rocks

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.52

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Enchant Mountain you control
When Chained to the Rocks enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until Chained to the Rocks leaves the battlefield. (That creature returns under its owner's control.)

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Needleverge Pathway

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $2.12

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Wayward Guide-Beast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.13

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Trample, haste
Whenever Wayward Guide-Beast deals combat damage to a player, return a land you control to its owner's hand.

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Wizard's Lightning

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.24

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if you control a Wizard.
Wizard's Lightning deals 3 damage to any target.

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Soul-Scar Mage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.62

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Prowess
If a source you control would deal noncombat damage to a creature an opponent controls, put that many -1/-1 counters on that creature instead.

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Wild Slash

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.39

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Ferocious — If you control a creature with power 4 or greater, damage can't be prevented this turn.
Wild Slash deals 2 damage to any target.

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Monastery Swiftspear

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.02

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Haste
Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

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Ghitu Lavarunner

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.12

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As long as there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, Ghitu Lavarunner gets +1/+0 and has haste.

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $5.98

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Companion — Each permanent card in your starting deck has converted mana cost 2 or less. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Lifelink
During each of your turns, you may cast one permanent spell with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Boros Charm

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $1.63

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Choose one —
• Boros Charm deals 4 damage to target player or planeswalker.
• Permanents you control gain indestructible until end of turn.
• Target creature gains double strike until end of turn.

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Roiling Vortex

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.30

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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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Light Up the Stage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.37

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Spectacle {R} (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)
Exile the top two cards of your library. Until the end of your next turn, you may play those cards.

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Lightning Strike

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.14

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Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to any target.

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Searing Blood

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.29

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Searing Blood deals 2 damage to target creature. When that creature dies this turn, Searing Blood deals 3 damage to the creature's controller.

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Soul-Guide Lantern

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Battlefield Forge

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $1.43

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}. Battlefield Forge deals 1 damage to you.

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Red Aggro is arguably the most iconic and enduring strategy in all of Magic. Held together by the Philosophy of Fire, variations of "deal 20 damage ASAP" have persisted as a competitive strategy throughout the game's entire history. That's a great thing, a testament to Magic's timelessness, showing that as much as things have changed, they have stayed the same.

While accessible and straightforward on the surface, fast red decks offer plenty of counterplay to create exciting, high-tension games. In practice, I'm usually on the other side of the table hating red with all my heart—but I love nothing more than beating it.

I think any format where an aggressive red deck is competitive is a good one, with the potential to be great. Pioneer has that going for it, with a classic red deck setting the speed of the metagame.

Control

Wherever there is a red deck setting fires, there is always a blue-based control deck attempting to put them out. Ever since Brian Weissman's "The Deck" back in 1996, control decks have been answering threats, countering spells, and building card advantage in every well-balanced format. Pioneer is no different.

In Pioneer the most popular control decks are the various shades of Wilderness Reclamation, and they're still doing the same things as "The Deck." They efficiently kill creatures with Fatal Push or sweep them with Anger of the Gods, draw cards with Expansion // Explosion, and counter spells with Censor and Mystical Dispute.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Temur Reclamation by L1X0

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

Created By: L1X0

Event: MTGO Pioneer Champs

Rank: 9th-16th

Pioneer

Market Price: $427.88

Cards

Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.99

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/230468_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {G}.)

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Elder Gargaroth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $13.13

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Vigilance, reach, trample
Whenever Elder Gargaroth attacks or blocks, choose one —
• Create a 3/3 green Beast creature token.
• You gain 3 life.
• Draw a card.

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Anger of the Gods

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Anger of the Gods deals 3 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Lumbering Falls

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.51

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Lumbering Falls enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.
{2}{G}{U}: Lumbering Falls becomes a 3/3 green and blue Elemental creature with hexproof until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $17.62

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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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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Blast Zone

Market Price: $2.92

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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 converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.90

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.
Cycling {X}{1}{U} ({X}{1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Shark Typhoon, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying.

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Wilderness Reclamation

Color Identity:G

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At the beginning of your end step, untap all lands you control.

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Expansion // Explosion

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $2.31

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

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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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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.90

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
−2: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a noncreature, nonland 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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Censor

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.15

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.
Cycling {U} ({U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.09

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $8.28

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({T}: Add {G}, {U}, or {R}.)
Ketria Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Chemister's Insight

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Draw two cards.
Jump-start (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs. Then exile this card.)

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Grafdigger's Cage

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Creature cards in graveyards and libraries can't enter the battlefield.
Players can't cast spells from graveyards or libraries.

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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.62

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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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Niv-Mizzet, Parun

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $1.88

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This spell can't be countered.
Flying
Whenever you draw a card, Niv-Mizzet, Parun deals 1 damage to any target.
Whenever a player casts an instant or sorcery spell, you draw a card.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.47

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Fry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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This spell can't be countered.
Fry deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker that's white or blue.

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Scorching Dragonfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

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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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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $8.93

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

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.27

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

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $7.92

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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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Rootbound Crag

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $3.49

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Rootbound Crag enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Forest.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Entrancing Melody

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.28

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Gain control of target creature with converted mana cost X.

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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 your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Cyclonic Rift

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $21.31

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Return target nonland permanent you don't control to its owner's hand.
Overload {6}{U} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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"The Deck" also included some broken mana acceleration in Sol Ring, the Moxen, and Black Lotus itself. There's nothing that good now, but there is still broken mana available.

These days control decks use Wilderness Reclamation, and it defines blue control in Pioneer. It's directly comparable to Mirari's Wake, a mana producer that inspired the control decks of its own day. Wake allowed control decks to overpower opponents with massive X-cost spells like Decree of Justice—which today has evolved into Shark Typhoon.

If red aggro makes the start of a good metagame, then control decks are a perfect next step. Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath might be better than Serra Angel, but when you break it all down it's the same battle that has been waged for decades. If you look at past formats, most of them have featured some variation of these two forces struggling against each other. The formats which didn't were usually dominated by some strategy so broken they pushed the classic decks out.

Midrange

After Reclamation Control and Red Aggro, the next biggest deck in Pioneer is Five-Color Niv-Mizzet with Bring to Light.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Niv to Light by bozokaboy

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

Created By: bozokaboy

Event: MTGO Pioneer Champs

Rank: 3rd-4th

Pioneer

Market Price: $448.32

Cards

Drown in the Loch

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $3.80

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Choose one —
• Counter target spell with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of cards in its controller's graveyard.
• Destroy target creature with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of cards in its controller's graveyard.

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Savai Triome

Color Identity:B,R,W

Market Price: $5.38

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({T}: Add {R}, {W}, or {B}.)
Savai Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Rootbound Crag

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $3.49

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Rootbound Crag enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Forest.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Dreadbore

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $4.13

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Niv-Mizzet Reborn

Color Identity:B,G,R,U,W

Market Price: $2.67

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Flying
When Niv-Mizzet Reborn enters the battlefield, reveal the top ten cards of your library. For each color pair, choose a card that's exactly those colors from among them. Put the chosen cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Shadows' Verdict

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.16

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Exile all creatures and all planeswalkers with converted mana cost 3 or less from the battlefield and all creature and planeswalker cards with converted mana cost 3 or less from all graveyards.

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Nicol Bolas, the Ravager // Nicol Bolas, the Arisen

Color Identity:B,R,U

Market Price: $23.72

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Flying
When Nicol Bolas, the Ravager enters the battlefield, each opponent discards a card.
{4}{U}{B}{R}: Exile Nicol Bolas, the Ravager, then return him to the battlefield transformed under his owner's control. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Notion Thief

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.96

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Flash
If an opponent would draw a card except the first one they draw in each of their draw steps, instead that player skips that draw and you draw a card.

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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 your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Indatha Triome

Color Identity:B,G,W

Market Price: $5.40

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({T}: Add {W}, {B}, or {G}.)
Indatha Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Deafening Clarion

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.14

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Choose one or both —
• Deafening Clarion deals 3 damage to each creature.
• Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

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Teferi, Time Raveler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $9.30

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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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Solar Blaze

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.29

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Each creature deals damage to itself equal to its power.

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.31

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This spell can't be countered.
Counter target noncreature spell.

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Slaughter Games

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.27

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This spell can't be countered.
Choose a nonland card name. Search target opponent's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with that name and exile them. Then that player shuffles their library.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.90

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
−2: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a noncreature, nonland 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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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $4.70

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Drowned Catacomb

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $6.61

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Drowned Catacomb enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $8.98

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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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Mana Confluence

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add one mana of any color.

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Utter End

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $1.89

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Exile target nonland permanent.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $8.28

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({T}: Add {G}, {U}, or {R}.)
Ketria Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Zagoth Triome

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $9.08

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({T}: Add {B}, {G}, or {U}.)
Zagoth Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Omnath, Locus of Creation

Color Identity:G,R,U,W

Market Price: $6.17

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When Omnath, Locus of Creation enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 4 life if this is the first time this ability has resolved this turn. If it's the second time, add {R}{G}{W}{U}. If it's the third time, Omnath deals 4 damage to each opponent and each planeswalker you don't control.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $9.14

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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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Bring to Light

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.52

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Converge — Search your library for a creature, instant, or sorcery card with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of colors of mana spent to cast this spell, exile that card, then shuffle your library. You may cast that card without paying its mana cost.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Thought Erasure

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.26

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card.
Surveil 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard.)

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $43.22

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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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Rakdos's Return

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.91

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Rakdos's Return deals X damage to target opponent or planeswalker. That player or that planeswalker's controller discards X cards.

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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $5.31

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.

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Nahiri, the Harbinger

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $1.32

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+2: You may discard a card. If you do, draw a card.
−2: Exile target enchantment, tapped artifact, or tapped creature.
−8: Search your library for an artifact or creature card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. It gains haste. Return it to your hand at the beginning of the next end step.

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.14

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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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Raugrin Triome

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $5.97

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/212695_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.)
Raugrin Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $8.93

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

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $9.02

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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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Sylvan Caryatid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $5.00

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Defender, hexproof
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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I've thought of this deck as the Jund of Pioneer, but its best comparison is older than that. Before Tarmogoyf made things easy, there was "The Rock," a black-green midrange deck, the most memorable version of which was Gifts Rock. It used Gifts Ungiven and an assortment of toolbox cards to answer anything the opponent could do, or find its own haymakers—much like Bring to Light today.

Gifts Rock was technically a control deck, but had its own methods compared to a classic blue deck. With Gifts Ungiven, the deck could play a wide variety of silver bullets to deal with any problems the opponent might have. Now Bring to Light provides Pioneer decks easy access to a similar depth of answers for attacking any metagame. Add a sideboard of more one-ofs, and you have a deck that can do or beat anything.

These sorts of strategies have been popular for as long as I can remember, and decks like Jund remain fan-favorites. A metagame too fast or powerful for them to be viable doesn't sound like fun, so I think the fact that some variation of Jund seems to have always been viable in Modern speaks to the strength of the format. Pioneer is in a good spot with this strategy as a pillar of the metagame, representing around 7.5% of the field.

Combo

Beyond the spectrum of aggro and control decks, there are combos, which players have found and exploited whenever possible. While combo decks can be too broken at times, a balanced combo deck in a metagame adds a fantastic tension. They require control decks to play a whole different set of answers than the ones they rely on against aggro, and give aggressive decks a different type of opponent to contend with.

If aggro and control decks are part of a good metagame, then so too are balanced combo decks. When they aren't balanced a metagame can be thrown out of whack, like what happened in Pioneer with Dimir Inverter and Lotus Breach. Since the bans, combo has regained its footing as an important part of the metagame, but without being too overpowered. This helps round out Pioneer and makes it a better format.

The top combo deck in Pioneer is still based around Lotus Field, but without access to multiple copies of Yawgmoth's Will look-alike Underworld Breach. It's not a true two-card combo like Splinter Twin and Deceiver Exarch or Felidar Guardian and Saheeli Rai. Instead it's an engine that abuses its lands to make extra mana, draw lots of cards, and end the game in a single explosive turn.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Lotus Combo by Aardos

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

Created By: Aardos

Event: MTGO Pioneer Challenge

Rank: 3rd-4th

Pioneer

Market Price: $130.59

Cards

Void Snare

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.21

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Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.

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Yavimaya Coast

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.69

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}. Yavimaya Coast deals 1 damage to you.

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Alpine Moon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.30

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As Alpine Moon enters the battlefield, choose a nonbasic land card name.
Lands your opponents control with the chosen name lose all land types and abilities, and they gain "{T}: Add one mana of any color."

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Hidden Strings

Color Identity:U

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You may tap or untap target permanent, then you may tap or untap another target permanent.
Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

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Fae of Wishes // Granted

Color Identity:U

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Omniscience

Color Identity:U

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You may cast spells from your hand without paying their mana costs.

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Botanical Sanctum

Color Identity:G,U

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Botanical Sanctum enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Sylvan Scrying

Color Identity:G

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Search your library for a land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Temporal Trespass

Color Identity:U

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Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for {1}.)
Take an extra turn after this one. Exile Temporal Trespass.

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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 converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Mastermind's Acquisition

Color Identity:B

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Choose one —
• Search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
• Put a card you own from outside the game into your hand.

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Bala Ged Recovery

Color Identity:G

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Vizier of Tumbling Sands

Color Identity:U

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{T}: Untap another target permanent.
Cycling {1}{U} ({1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Vizier of Tumbling Sands, untap target permanent.

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Dig Through Time

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $3.16

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Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for {1}.)
Look at the top seven cards of your library. Put two of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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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 converted mana cost 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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Lotus Field

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Hexproof
Lotus Field enters the battlefield tapped.
When Lotus Field enters the battlefield, sacrifice two lands.
{T}: Add three mana of any one color.

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Thought Distortion

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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This spell can't be countered.
Target opponent reveals their hand. Exile all noncreature, nonland cards from that player's hand and graveyard.

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Peer into the Abyss

Color Identity:B

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Target player draws cards equal to half the number of cards in their library and loses half their life. Round up each time.

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Into the Roil

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.07

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Kicker {1}{U} (You may pay an additional {1}{U} as you cast this spell.)
Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If this spell was kicked, draw a card.

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Opt

Color Identity:U

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Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
Draw a card.

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Thespian's Stage

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Thespian's Stage becomes a copy of target land, except it has this ability.

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Arboreal Grazer

Color Identity:G

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Reach
When Arboreal Grazer enters the battlefield, you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield tapped.

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Wilt

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.15

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Anger of the Gods

Color Identity:R

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Anger of the Gods deals 3 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Blink of an Eye

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.24

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Kicker {1}{U} (You may pay an additional {1}{U} as you cast this spell.)
Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If this spell was kicked, draw a card.

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Tormod's Crypt

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Enter the Infinite

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.42

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Draw cards equal to the number of cards in your library, then put a card from your hand on top of your library. You have no maximum hand size until your next turn.

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Temple of Mystery

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.31

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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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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Satyr Wayfinder

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.10

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When Satyr Wayfinder enters the battlefield, reveal the top four cards of your library. You may put a land card from among them into your hand. Put the rest into your graveyard.

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Pore Over the Pages

Color Identity:U

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Draw three cards, untap up to two lands, then discard a card.

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Jace, Wielder of Mysteries

Color Identity:U

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If you would draw a card while your library has no cards in it, you win the game instead.
+1: Target player mills two cards. Draw a card.
−8: Draw seven cards. Then if your library has no cards in it, you win the game.

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This sort of combo deck has been around forever, back to the Simic-based Heartbeat of Spring decks I used to play in Extended and Standard, and they're fun without being overpowered. Maybe they're better balanced because with more than two pieces, the combo is vulnerable to more counterplay.

Whatever the reason, Lotus Combo is a great part of Pioneer today. At around 6.5% of the field as the #4 deck it's a significant (but hardly dominant) portion of the metagame, and it has success to match. Of the three events last weekend it took third in a Challenge with a few lower finishes. It's a real option for dedicated players and an opponent one must consider, but without overpowering the format and forcing players to see it every round.

Zendikar Rising added a new combo deck to Pioneer with the modal double-faced cards enabling a no-lands deck that abuses Balustrade Spy and Undercity Informer. If the deck can resolve either of these it mills itself, putting a ton of free creatures into play for a quick kill.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Oops All Spells by __matsugan

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

Created By: __matsugan

Event: MTGO Pioneer Challenge

Rank: 5th-8th

Pioneer

Market Price: $245.58

Cards

Leyline of the Void

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.86

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If Leyline of the Void is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
If a card would be put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Kazandu Mammoth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.43

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Kazandu Mammoth gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

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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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Silversmote Ghoul

Color Identity:B

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At the beginning of your end step, if you gained 3 or more life this turn, return Silversmote Ghoul from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.
{1}{B}, Sacrifice Silversmote Ghoul: Draw a card.

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Worldspine Wurm

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.60

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Trample
When Worldspine Wurm dies, create three 5/5 green Wurm creature tokens with trample.
When Worldspine Wurm is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

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Paradise Druid

Color Identity:G

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Paradise Druid has hexproof as long as it's untapped.(It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Balustrade Spy

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.12

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Flying
When Balustrade Spy enters the battlefield, target player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a land card, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

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Pelakka Predation

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.13

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a card from it with converted mana cost 3 or greater. That player discards that card.

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Bala Ged Recovery

Color Identity:G

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Turntimber Symbiosis

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.27

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Look at the top seven cards of your library. You may put a creature card from among them onto the battlefield. If that card has converted mana cost 3 or less, it enters with three additional +1/+1 counters on it. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Driven // Despair

Color Identity:B,G

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Eldritch Evolution

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.47

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less, where X is 2 plus the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost. Put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. Exile Eldritch Evolution.

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Pithing Needle

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As Pithing Needle enters the battlefield, choose a card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.12

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Undercity Informer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.78

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{1}, Sacrifice a creature: Target player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a land card, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $5.31

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.

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Narcomoeba

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.36

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Flying
When Narcomoeba is put into your graveyard from your library, you may put it onto the battlefield.

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Sylvan Caryatid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $5.00

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Defender, hexproof
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Leyline of Sanctity

Color Identity:W

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If Leyline of Sanctity is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Prized Amalgam

Color Identity:B,U

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Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, if it entered from your graveyard or you cast it from your graveyard, return Prized Amalgam from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped at the beginning of the next end step.

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

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When Skyclave Apparition enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland, nontoken permanent you don't control with converted mana cost 4 or less.
When Skyclave Apparition leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner creates an X/X blue Illusion creature token, where X is the converted mana cost of the exiled card.

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Creeping Chill

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.43

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Creeping Chill deals 3 damage to each opponent and you gain 3 life.
When Creeping Chill is put into your graveyard from your library, you may exile it. If you do, Creeping Chill deals 3 damage to each opponent and you gain 3 life.

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Sea Gate Restoration

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $7.53

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Draw cards equal to the number of cards in your hand plus one. You have no maximum hand size for the rest of the game.

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Vastwood Fortification

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

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Haunted Dead

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.21

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When Haunted Dead enters the battlefield, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying.
{1}{B}, Discard two cards: Return Haunted Dead from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.

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Neoform

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.36

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost equal to 1 plus the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost, put that card onto the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it, then shuffle your library.

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Archon of Emeria

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Each player can't cast more than one spell each turn.
Nonbasic lands your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.

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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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The deck is really strong, and after some initial success I was worried it was going to break the format. Now after a number of weeks that doesn't seem to be the case. It's fast and consistent, but it's capped in its power level, and vulnerable to sideboard hosers.

Sitting at 5.5% of the field and with a Challenge Top 8 as its only notable finish last weekend, it's much like Lotus Combo: a viable deck that isn't at risk of warping the format. I can't say that I think Dredge-style self-mill is what Richard Garfield had in mind when he conceived of Magic, but for the last 15 years it has been a major part of many metagames and has evolved into something of a classic strategy. Oops All Spells isn't quite Dredge and isn't quite true combo, but it's a nice presence adding some spice to Pioneer.

Everything in Between

The remainder of the Pioneer metagame is filled with all sorts of variations of the classic archetypes, as well as some more specialized alternative strategies.

For example, the sixth-most popular deck in Pioneer is Orzhov Auras, which uses Sram, Senior Edificer as a draw engine for its creature-buffing strategy. Playing like an aggro deck but relying on synergies makes this a classic archetype in itself.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - White Auras by AlfredoTorres

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

Created By: AlfredoTorres

Event: MTGO Pioneer Challenge

Rank: 5th-8th

Pioneer

Market Price: $157.85

Cards

Karametra's Blessing

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.10

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Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. If it's an enchanted creature or enchantment creature, it also gains hexproof and indestructible until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $5.98

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Companion — Each permanent card in your starting deck has converted mana cost 2 or less. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Lifelink
During each of your turns, you may cast one permanent spell with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard.

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Soldier of the Pantheon

Color Identity:W

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Protection from multicolored
Whenever an opponent casts a multicolored spell, you gain 1 life.

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Hushbringer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.11

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Flying, lifelink
Creatures entering the battlefield or dying don't cause abilities to trigger.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.29

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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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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.14

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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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Godless Shrine

Color Identity:B,W

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

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Sentinel's Eyes

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.
Escape—{W}, Exile two other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Gryff's Boon

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 and has flying.
{3}{W}: Return Gryff's Boon from your graveyard to the battlefield attached to target creature. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Ethereal Armor

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each enchantment you control and has first strike.

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Caves of Koilos

Color Identity:B,W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}. Caves of Koilos deals 1 damage to you.

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Cartouche of Solidarity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.24

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Enchant creature you control
When Cartouche of Solidarity enters the battlefield, create a 1/1 white Warrior creature token with vigilance.
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has first strike.

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Hateful Eidolon

Color Identity:B

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Lifelink
Whenever an enchanted creature dies, draw a card for each Aura you controlled that was attached to it.

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Alseid of Life's Bounty

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.60

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Lifelink
{1}, Sacrifice Alseid of Life's Bounty: Target creature or enchantment you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Apostle of Purifying Light

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.14

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Protection from black (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything black.)
{2}: Exile target card from a graveyard.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Concealed Courtyard

Color Identity:B,W

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Concealed Courtyard enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Brightclimb Pathway

Color Identity:B,W

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Stonecoil Serpent

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Reach, trample, protection from multicolored
Stonecoil Serpent enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

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All That Glitters

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.70

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each artifact and/or enchantment you control.

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Sram, Senior Edificer

Color Identity:W

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Whenever you cast an Aura, Equipment, or Vehicle spell, draw a card.

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With a Top 8 in both of last weekend's Challenges and two in the Qualifier Top 16, it remains one of the best decks.

Other decks in the field offer their own variations of aggro. Gruul combines mana acceleration and bulky green creatures with fast red threats and burn.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Gruul Midrange by WrzoBuSeks

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

Created By: WrzoBuSeks

Event: MTGO Pioneer Challenge

Rank: 9th-16th

Pioneer

Market Price: $173.15

Cards

Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.13

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+1: Exile the top card of your library. You may cast that card. If you don't, Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 2 damage to each opponent.
+1: Add {R}{R}.
−3: Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 4 damage to target creature.
−7: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a spell, this emblem deals 5 damage to any target."

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Back to Nature

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Destroy all enchantments.

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Rootbound Crag

Color Identity:G,R

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Rootbound Crag enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Forest.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.59

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Legion Warboss

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.21

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Mentor (Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature with lesser power.)
At the beginning of combat on your turn, create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token. That token gains haste until end of turn and attacks this combat if able.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.14

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Redcap Melee deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If a nonred permanent is dealt damage this way, you sacrifice a land.

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

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Atarka's Command

Color Identity:G,R

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Choose two —
• Your opponents can't gain life this turn.
• Atarka's Command deals 3 damage to each opponent.
• You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
• Creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain reach until end of turn.

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Embercleave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $10.36

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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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Soul-Guide Lantern

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Goblin Rabblemaster

Color Identity:R

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Other Goblin creatures you control attack each combat if able.
At the beginning of combat on your turn, create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token with haste.
Whenever Goblin Rabblemaster attacks, it gets +1/+0 until end of turn for each other attacking Goblin.

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Gallia of the Endless Dance

Color Identity:G,R

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Haste
Other Satyrs you control get +1/+1 and have haste.
Whenever you attack with three or more creatures, you may discard a card at random. If you do, draw two cards.

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Rending Volley

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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This spell can't be countered.
Rending Volley deals 4 damage to target white or blue creature.

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Questing Beast

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $11.77

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Vigilance, deathtouch, haste
Questing Beast can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.
Combat damage that would be dealt by creatures you control can't be prevented.
Whenever Questing Beast deals combat damage to an opponent, it deals that much damage to target planeswalker that player controls.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.24

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Cragcrown Pathway

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.35

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{T}: Add {R}.

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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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Destructive Revelry

Color Identity:G,R

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Destructive Revelry deals 2 damage to that permanent's controller.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.80

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Reckless Bushwhacker

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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Surge {1}{R} (You may cast this spell for its surge cost if you or a teammate has cast another spell this turn.)
Haste
When Reckless Bushwhacker enters the battlefield, if its surge cost was paid, other creatures you control get +1/+0 and gain haste until end of turn.

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Burning-Tree Emissary

Color Identity:G,R

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When Burning-Tree Emissary enters the battlefield, add {R}{G}.

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Glorybringer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.00

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Flying, haste
You may exert Glorybringer as it attacks. When you do, it deals 4 damage to target non-Dragon creature an opponent controls. (An exerted creature won't untap during your next untap step.)

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Magma Spray

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Magma Spray deals 2 damage to target creature. If that creature would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $7.92

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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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Mono-Black Aggro is laden with disruption, so in some ways acts like an aggro-control strategy that is as much about attacking as it is disrupting the opponent.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Black Aggro by mahzinha_linda

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

Created By: mahzinha_linda

Event: MTGO Pioneer Challenge

Rank: 3rd-4th

Pioneer

Market Price: $247.86

Cards

Mutavault

Market Price: $7.51

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}: Mutavault becomes a 2/2 creature with all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.83

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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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Rankle, Master of Pranks

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.34

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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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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.29

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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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Murderous Rider // Swift End

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.38

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Scrapheap Scrounger

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.17

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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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Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

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Each land is a Swamp in addition to its other land types.

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Agonizing Remorse

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.24

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it or a card from their graveyard. Exile that card. You lose 1 life.

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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.61

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Choose one —
• Destroy target creature with no counters on it.
• Remove up to three counters from target creature.

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Knight of the Ebon Legion

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.99

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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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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Spawn of Mayhem

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.17

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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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Bloodsoaked Champion

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.82

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Bloodsoaked Champion can't block.
Raid — {1}{B}: Return Bloodsoaked Champion from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only if you attacked this turn.

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Legion's End

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.20

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Exile target creature an opponent controls with converted mana cost 2 or less and all other creatures that player controls with the same name as that creature. Then that player reveals their hand and exiles all cards with that name from their hand and graveyard.

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.14

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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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Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $11.53

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Lifelink
If a nontoken creature an opponent controls would die, instead exile that card and create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
{2}{B}, Sacrifice another Vampire or Zombie: Put two +1/+1 counters on Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.

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Dread Wanderer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.92

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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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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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Soul-Guide Lantern

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Spirits also fuses aggro and control, using a wealth of creatures with built-in disruption.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Azorius Spirits by Traft

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

Created By: Traft

Event: MTGO Pioneer Challenge

Rank: 17th-32nd

Pioneer

Market Price: $172.09

Cards

Isolate

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.21

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Exile target permanent with converted mana cost 1.

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Watcher of the Spheres

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.41

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Flying
Creature spells with flying you cast cost {1} less to cast.
Whenever another creature with flying enters the battlefield under your control, Watcher of the Spheres gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Selfless Spirit

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $7.40

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Flying
Sacrifice Selfless Spirit: Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

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Nebelgast Herald

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.19

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Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.)
Flying
Whenever Nebelgast Herald or another Spirit enters the battlefield under your control, tap target creature an opponent controls.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $6.43

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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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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $4.70

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Grafdigger's Cage

Market Price: $1.63

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Creature cards in graveyards and libraries can't enter the battlefield.
Players can't cast spells from graveyards or libraries.

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Mana Confluence

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add one mana of any color.

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Mausoleum Wanderer

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $2.13

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Flying
Whenever another Spirit enters the battlefield under your control, Mausoleum Wanderer gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
Sacrifice Mausoleum Wanderer: Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays {X}, where X is Mausoleum Wanderer's power.

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Lofty Denial

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.14

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}. If you control a creature with flying, counter that spell unless its controller pays {4} instead.

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Spell Queller

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $4.97

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Flash
Flying
When Spell Queller enters the battlefield, exile target spell with converted mana cost 4 or less.
When Spell Queller leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner may cast that card without paying its mana cost.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Spectral Sailor

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.22

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Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.)
Flying
{3}{U}: Draw a card.

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Shacklegeist

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.21

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Flying
Shacklegeist can block only creatures with flying.
Tap two untapped Spirits you control: Tap target creature you don't control.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.47

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Remorseful Cleric

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.83

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Flying
Sacrifice Remorseful Cleric: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Rattlechains

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.41

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Flash
Flying
When Rattlechains enters the battlefield, target Spirit gains hexproof until end of turn.
You may cast Spirit spells as though they had flash.

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Empyrean Eagle

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.43

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Flying
Other creatures you control with flying get +1/+1.

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Supreme Phantom

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.27

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Flying
Other Spirits you control get +1/+1.

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $6.26

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When Skyclave Apparition enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland, nontoken permanent you don't control with converted mana cost 4 or less.
When Skyclave Apparition leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner creates an X/X blue Illusion creature token, where X is the converted mana cost of the exiled card.

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There are also variations on control decks, like the #5 deck Esper Yorion. Like Reclamation decks it plays disruption, removal, and card advantage, but in its own way.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Esper Control by DreamsOfAshiok

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

Created By: DreamsOfAshiok

Event: MTGO Pioneer Preliminary

Rank: 5-0

Pioneer

Market Price: $422.34

Cards

Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.99

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/230464_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {W}.)

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.31

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This spell can't be countered.
Counter target noncreature spell.

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Fetid Pools

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $3.66

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)
Fetid Pools enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Elspeth Conquers Death

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.62

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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 converted mana cost 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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Isolated Chapel

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $4.83

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Isolated Chapel enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Absorb

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.85

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Counter target spell. You gain 3 life.

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Dig Through Time

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $3.16

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Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for {1}.)
Look at the top seven cards of your library. Put two of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Teferi, Time Raveler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $9.30

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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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Unmoored Ego

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.24

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Choose a card name. Search target opponent's graveyard, hand, and library for up to four cards with that name and exile them. That player shuffles their library, then draws a card for each card exiled from their hand this way.

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Thought Erasure

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.26

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card.
Surveil 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard.)

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $6.24

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Oath of Kaya

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.40

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When Oath of Kaya enters the battlefield, it deals 3 damage to any target and you gain 3 life.
Whenever an opponent attacks a planeswalker you control with one or more creatures, Oath of Kaya deals 2 damage to that player and you gain 2 life.

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.18

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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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Yorion, Sky Nomad

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.59

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Companion — Your starting deck contains at least twenty cards more than the minimum deck size. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Flying
When Yorion enters the battlefield, exile any number of other nonland permanents you own and control. Return those cards to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.

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Geier Reach Sanitarium

Market Price: $1.02

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Each player draws a card, then discards a card.

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.14

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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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Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $24.14

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+1: Draw a card. At the beginning of the next end step, untap up to two lands.
−3: Put target nonland permanent into its owner's library third from the top.
−8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you draw a card, exile target permanent an opponent controls."

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Supreme Verdict

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $5.50

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy all creatures.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.29

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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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Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.38

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−1: Up to two target creatures you control each get +2/+1 until end of turn.
−2: Create two 1/1 white Human Soldier creature tokens.
−3: You gain 5 life.
Escape—{4}{W}{W}, Exile four other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $6.43

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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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Godless Shrine

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $8.21

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

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.90

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.
Cycling {X}{1}{U} ({X}{1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Shark Typhoon, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying.

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Shadows' Verdict

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.16

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Exile all creatures and all planeswalkers with converted mana cost 3 or less from the battlefield and all creature and planeswalker cards with converted mana cost 3 or less from all graveyards.

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $4.70

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Omen of the Sea

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Flash
When Omen of the Sea enters the battlefield, scry 2, then draw a card.
{2}{U}, Sacrifice Omen of the Sea: Scry 2.

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Irrigated Farmland

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.30

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
Irrigated Farmland enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.90

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
−2: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a noncreature, nonland 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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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.99

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/230466_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {B}.)

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $9.02

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/175205_200w.jpg

({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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Drowned Catacomb

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $6.61

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Drowned Catacomb enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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It's a similar story with Sultai Delirium, which offers its own brand of Jund-like midrange gameplay as an alternative to the Niv-Mizzet decks.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Sultai Delirium by Jaberwocki

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

Created By: Jaberwocki

Event: MTGO Pioneer Champs

Rank: 3rd-4th

Pioneer

Market Price: $526.99

Cards

Murderous Rider // Swift End

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.38

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

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Unmoored Ego

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.24

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/176780_200w.jpg

Choose a card name. Search target opponent's graveyard, hand, and library for up to four cards with that name and exile them. That player shuffles their library, then draws a card for each card exiled from their hand this way.

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Clearwater Pathway

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $3.75

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Tireless Tracker

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $5.77

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Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, investigate. (Create a colorless Clue artifact token with "{2}, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
Whenever you sacrifice a Clue, put a +1/+1 counter on Tireless Tracker.

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Ishkanah, Grafwidow

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $1.14

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Reach
Delirium — When Ishkanah, Grafwidow enters the battlefield, if there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, create three 1/2 green Spider creature tokens with reach.
{6}{B}: Target opponent loses 1 life for each Spider you control.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.29

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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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Disfigure

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.05

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Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Zagoth Triome

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $9.08

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({T}: Add {B}, {G}, or {U}.)
Zagoth Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Blooming Marsh

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $2.90

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Blooming Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Woodland Cemetery

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $3.89

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Woodland Cemetery enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Forest.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Extinction Event

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.21

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Choose odd or even. Exile each creature with converted mana cost of the chosen value. (Zero is even.)

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $9.02

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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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Back to Nature

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Destroy all enchantments.

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Emrakul, the Promised End

Market Price: $37.72

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each card type among cards in your graveyard.
When you cast this spell, you gain control of target opponent during that player's next turn. After that turn, that player takes an extra turn.
Flying, trample, protection from instants

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $43.22

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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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Soul-Guide Lantern

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $17.62

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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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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.12

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.90

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.
Cycling {X}{1}{U} ({X}{1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Shark Typhoon, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Jace, Vryn's Prodigy // Jace, Telepath Unbound

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $16.68

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{T}: Draw a card, then discard a card. If there are five or more cards in your graveyard, exile Jace, Vryn's Prodigy, then return him to the battlefield transformed under his owner's control.

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.14

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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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Notion Thief

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.96

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Flash
If an opponent would draw a card except the first one they draw in each of their draw steps, instead that player skips that draw and you draw a card.

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Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.24

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Menace
When Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths enters the battlefield, target opponent looks at the top three cards of your library and separates them into a face-down pile and a face-up pile. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.

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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 your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.61

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Choose one —
• Destroy target creature with no counters on it.
• Remove up to three counters from target creature.

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Duress

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.04

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

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Traverse the Ulvenwald

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.33

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Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Delirium — If there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, instead search your library for a creature or land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Hinterland Harbor

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $6.56

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Hinterland Harbor enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest or an Island.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Satyr Wayfinder

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.10

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When Satyr Wayfinder enters the battlefield, reveal the top four cards of your library. You may put a land card from among them into your hand. Put the rest into your graveyard.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $9.14

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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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There is also a subset of ramp deck. The Omnath, Locus of Creation deck I played could be considered a midrange or even combo-like variation.

Mono-Green Devotion approaches ramp in a straightforward way, its mana creatures and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx powering haymakers. It ended up beating me on the way to winning the Qualifier last weekend, and adds a dynamic of its own to the metagame.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Devotion by aspiringspike

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

Created By: aspiringspike

Event: MTGO Pioneer Champs

Rank: 1st

Pioneer

Market Price: $342.43

Cards

Wolfwillow Haven

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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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 this ability only during your turn.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Grafdigger's Cage

Market Price: $1.63

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Creature cards in graveyards and libraries can't enter the battlefield.
Players can't cast spells from graveyards or libraries.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.80

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Market Price: $46.77

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When you cast this spell, exile two target permanents.
Indestructible
Whenever Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger attacks, defending player exiles the top twenty cards of their library.

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Tormod's Crypt

Market Price: $0.24

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Stonecoil Serpent

Market Price: $3.53

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Reach, trample, protection from multicolored
Stonecoil Serpent enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

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Karn, the Great Creator

Market Price: $7.78

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Activated abilities of artifacts your opponents control can't be activated.
+1: Until your next turn, up to one target noncreature artifact becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness each equal to its converted mana cost.
−2: You may reveal an artifact card you own from outside the game or choose a face-up artifact card you own in exile. Put that card into your hand.

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Heart of Kiran

Market Price: $0.64

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Flying, vigilance
Crew 3 (Tap any number of creatures you control with total power 3 or more: This Vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)
You may remove a loyalty counter from a planeswalker you control rather than pay Heart of Kiran's crew cost.

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Voracious Hydra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.88

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Trample
Voracious Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
When Voracious Hydra enters the battlefield, choose one —
• Double the number of +1/+1 counters on Voracious Hydra.
• Voracious Hydra fights target creature you don't control.

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Emrakul, the Promised End

Market Price: $37.72

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each card type among cards in your graveyard.
When you cast this spell, you gain control of target opponent during that player's next turn. After that turn, that player takes an extra turn.
Flying, trample, protection from instants

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Oath of Nissa

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.93

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When Oath of Nissa enters the battlefield, look at the top three cards of your library. You may reveal a creature, land, or planeswalker card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
You may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to cast planeswalker spells.

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Shadowspear

Market Price: $8.66

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has trample and lifelink.
{1}: Permanents your opponents control lose hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.
Equip {2}

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Meteor Golem

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When Meteor Golem enters the battlefield, destroy target nonland permanent an opponent controls.

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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.18

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Whenever you tap a Forest for mana, add an additional {G}.
+1: Put three +1/+1 counters on up to one target noncreature land you control. Untap it. It becomes a 0/0 Elemental creature with vigilance and haste that's still a land.
−8: You get an emblem with "Lands you control have indestructible." Search your library for any number of Forest cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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God-Pharaoh's Statue

Market Price: $0.29

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Spells your opponents cast cost {2} more to cast.
At the beginning of your end step, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Pithing Needle

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As Pithing Needle enters the battlefield, choose a card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

Market Price: $0.90

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Flying
Whenever Skysovereign, Consul Flagship enters the battlefield or attacks, it deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls.
Crew 3 (Tap any number of creatures you control with total power 3 or more: This Vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)

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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Market Price: $18.34

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Choose a color. Add an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Llanowar Visionary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.17

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When Llanowar Visionary enters the battlefield, draw a card.
{T}: Add {G}.

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Verdurous Gearhulk

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.61

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Trample
When Verdurous Gearhulk enters the battlefield, distribute four +1/+1 counters among any number of target creatures you control.

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The Great Henge

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $54.43

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This spell costs {X} less to cast, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control.
{T}: Add {G}{G}. You gain 2 life.
Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on it and draw a card.

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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.52

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Castle Garenbrig enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest.
{T}: Add {G}.
{2}{G}{G}, {T}: Add six {G}. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells or activate abilities of creatures.

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Darksteel Citadel

Market Price: $0.31

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Indestructible
{T}: Add {C}.

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.59

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Aligned Hedron Network

Market Price: $0.16

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When Aligned Hedron Network enters the battlefield, exile all creatures with power 5 or greater until Aligned Hedron Network leaves the battlefield. (Those creatures return under their owners' control.)

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Burning-Tree Emissary

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.49

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When Burning-Tree Emissary enters the battlefield, add {R}{G}.

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Vivien, Arkbow Ranger

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.34

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+1: Distribute two +1/+1 counters among up to two target creatures. They gain trample until end of turn.
−3: Target creature you control deals damage equal to its power to target creature or planeswalker.
−5: You may reveal a creature card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand.

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There are plenty of other decks, like the Jeskai decks based around Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast and Transmogrify to cheat Agent of Treachery into play.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Lukka Fires by kvza

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

Created By: kvza

Event: MTGO Pioneer Challenge

Rank: 5th-8th

Pioneer

Market Price: $353.25

Cards

Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.52

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/211996_200w.jpg

+1: Exile the top three cards of your library. Creature cards exiled this way gain "You may cast this card from exile as long as you control a Lukka planeswalker."
−2: Exile target creature you control, then reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card with higher converted mana cost. Put that card onto the battlefield and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
−7: Each creature you control deals damage equal to its power to each opponent.

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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.62

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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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Sulfur Falls

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $3.26

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Sulfur Falls enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Mountain.
{T}: Add {U} or {R}.

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Dream Trawler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.63

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Flying, lifelink
Whenever you draw a card, Dream Trawler gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
Whenever Dream Trawler attacks, draw a card.
Discard a card: Dream Trawler gains hexproof until end of turn. Tap it.

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Fires of Invention

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.21

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You can cast spells only during your turn and you can cast no more than two spells each turn.
You may cast spells with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of lands you control without paying their mana costs.

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Riverglide Pathway

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $3.41

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $8.93

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

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Teferi, Time Raveler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $9.30

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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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Supreme Verdict

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $5.50

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy all creatures.

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Anger of the Gods

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Anger of the Gods deals 3 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Raugrin Triome

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $5.97

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({T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.)
Raugrin Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Yorion, Sky Nomad

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.59

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Companion — Your starting deck contains at least twenty cards more than the minimum deck size. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Flying
When Yorion enters the battlefield, exile any number of other nonland permanents you own and control. Return those cards to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.

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Void Winnower

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Your opponents can't cast spells with even converted mana costs. (Zero is even.)
Your opponents can't block with creatures with even converted mana costs.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.58

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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The Birth of Meletis

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.41

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Search your library for a basic Plains card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
II — Create a 0/4 colorless Wall artifact creature token with defender.
III — You gain 2 life.

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Omen of the Sea

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Flash
When Omen of the Sea enters the battlefield, scry 2, then draw a card.
{2}{U}, Sacrifice Omen of the Sea: Scry 2.

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Transmogrify

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.28

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Exile target creature. That creature's controller reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a creature card. That player puts that card onto the battlefield, then shuffles the rest into their library.

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.90

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
−2: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a noncreature, nonland 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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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $4.70

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.18

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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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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $6.43

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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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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $8.28

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({T}: Add {G}, {U}, or {R}.)
Ketria Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.31

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This spell can't be countered.
Counter target noncreature spell.

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Chained to the Rocks

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.52

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Enchant Mountain you control
When Chained to the Rocks enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until Chained to the Rocks leaves the battlefield. (That creature returns under its owner's control.)

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Agent of Treachery

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $6.13

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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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Elspeth Conquers Death

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.62

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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 converted mana cost 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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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.90

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.
Cycling {X}{1}{U} ({X}{1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Shark Typhoon, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $11.67

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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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Containment Priest

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.37

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Flash
If a nontoken creature would enter the battlefield and it wasn't cast, exile it instead.

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Omen of the Sun

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.10

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Flash
When Omen of the Sun enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 white Human Soldier creature tokens and you gain 2 life.
{2}{W}, Sacrifice Omen of the Sun: Scry 2.

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Pioneer Is Great

I don't know exactly what makes a great format, but offering a home for all of the major Magic marco-archetypes and variations within seems like a success story and a fun place to play. For me it has offered some great experiences not quite like any other format, while being completely familiar. In a world where Modern is growing increasingly similar to Legacy, and where Standard has been dysfunctional for years, Pioneer offers a great middle ground that showcases everything good about Magic.