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Aristocrats is archetype that pops up from time to time in Standard and other formats. Named for Cartel Aristocrat, it uses cheap, efficient creatures to get in early damage, and drain and sacrifice effects to close out the game.
Say you play Doomed Traveler into Zulaport Cutthroat into Falkenrath Aristocrat, swinging each turn. That will work for a while, but eventually your opponent will play something bigger than your 1/1s and you won't be able to attack as well. That's when you sacrifice Doomed Traveler, its token and Zulaport Cutthroat to the Aristocrat, triggering life drain from the Cutthroat and boosting the Aristocrat for your final swing. Since you can switch between aggro and midrange strategies at the drop of a hat, it's very hard for opponents to close both your routes to victory.
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths very kindly offered three new tools to this archetype, along with some more sacrificial fodder in the form of Garrison Cat. So today we're playing with all four new cards in Pioneer!