Monday morning at 10:30am, Wizards banned FOUR CARDS FROM STANDARD:

Naturally, four hours of gameplay later I'm here to tell you exactly what the new Standard Metagame looks like. 

Jokes aside, these bans completely change the face of Standard. These are the pillars of the format, the cards that set the terms of engagement. Without Wilderness Reclamation dominating the endgame of Standard, new options arise. Without Growth Spiral accelerating past the mid-game for two thirds of the metagame, classic midrange may have a chance. Without Teferi, Time Raveler, counterspells besides Mystical Dispute, Dovin's Veto and Negate are once again reasonable. Without Cauldron Familiar you can play a longer game without the constant drain burning you out. 

I want to go into the impact of each card individually, but the big-picture takeaway is that the mid-game's now a viable window to focus your deck on. Each of these cards restricted the traditional mid-game in a different way, but the end result was that the format was hyper focused on achieving the endgame as fast as possible. The endgame is still going to be important, but how you get there will look very different. 

The top endgame of the format has been removed. Wilderness Reclamation was an incredible mana engine that, thanks to Growth Spiral, came out incredibly early. This engine invalidated much of the format and was more than half the metagame before being banned. 

In the absence of Wilderness Reclamation, competing endgames will crop up. Some already have, as players flock to Temur Adventures; a strong endgame deck that is completely unaffected by the bans. The other early competitor for Top End of Standard is Niv-Mizzet, Parun, who is freed up by the next ban.

One of the least popular cards in recent memory, Teferi, Time Raveler invalidated instant-speed play and had a part in removing the mid-game from the format. Any creature, artifact or enchantment that cost more than two mana had to have an immediate effect. Teferi, Time Raveler -3 was especially brutal on the play in a format that lacks good one-drops. 

Teferi, Time Raveler also invalidated counterspells that could not counter Teferi, Time Raveler himself. Disdainful Stroke and Neutralize would have been incredible cards but you couldn't afford counterspells that didn't answer Teferi, Time Raveler on the draw. Disdainful Stroke, Neutralize and Sinister Sabotage are real options in the Standard format again. 

Haymaker permanents are back, too. Elder Gargaroth and Niv-Mizzet, Parun are starting to see maindeck play, and The Great Henge has popped up again. While these cards are still weak to Elspeth Conquers Death, they don't have to face the nightmare of Teferi, Time Raveler bouncing Elspeth Conquers Death to re-use the same removal spell over and over. 

Speaking of repeated use, my favorite sacrifice engine is no more. While I've been a big proponent of Cauldron Familiar since it was previewed, I never expected to see it banned. But banned it is, so here are the implications:

Sacrifice decks as built are dead. Gutterbones costs a lot of mana to recur and nothing else comes close to how compact and efficient the Cauldron Familiar/Witch's Oven package is. Gilded Goose continues to be weakened, and another one-drop was removed from a format that already lacked good one-drops. Mayhem Devil lost its best friend. 

On the flip side, aggressive strategies are happy the cat can no longer Fog an attacker every turn while gaining life and fueling Mayhem Devil. Decks playing later into the game no longer need dedicated cards to answer the cat combo that otherwise beat them solo. Cauldron Familiar was not oppressive to the same degree as Wilderness Reclamation or Teferi, Time Raveler, but its removal does open up space in the metagame. 

The biggest change with Growth Spiral's banning is ramp decks no longer get to build curveless decks. Growth Spiral and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath combined allowed blue-green decks to play high land counts and high curves. It didn't matter you didn't have early plays when you just skip ahead to 5+ mana and never miss a land drop.

Growth Spiral was also an instant and allowed these decks far more flexibility and unpredictability in game play. Growth Spiral putting lands in untapped meant it effectively  cost one mana. It put players so far ahead on mana without costing any resources. 

This meant that traditional midrange decks had absolutely no shot, as they would be stuck with a "better" curve that meant a lighter top end and often played two or three lands behind. Now ramp decks need to commit on their turn, playing Wolfwillow Haven or three-mana ramp spells, paying in manabase concerns, and committing ahead of time. 

Tangentially, Shark Typhoon is going to be a much worse card without consistently having extra mana. Admittedly with Teferi, Time Raveler out of the format Shark Typhoon is kind of out of a job, but people will try to keep making Ramp decks. And without those extra land drops, Sharks are going to be a lot smaller. 

The Promising Decks So Far

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Temur Adventures by tangrams

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

Created By: tangrams

Event: SCG Tour Online - Standard Challenge #3 - 08/03/2020

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $296.25

Cards

Beanstalk Giant // Fertile Footsteps

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $9.03

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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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Fae of Wishes // Granted

Color Identity:U

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $12.37

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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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Temple of Epiphany

Color Identity:R,U

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Temple of Epiphany enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Epiphany enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {U} or {R}.

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Return to Nature

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.05

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Choose one —
• Destroy target artifact.
• Destroy target enchantment.
• Exile target card from a graveyard.

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Adventurous Impulse

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.02

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Look at the top three cards of your library. You may reveal a creature or land card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Shadowspear

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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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Lucky Clover

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Whenever you cast an Adventure instant or sorcery spell, copy it. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Escape to the Wilds

Color Identity:G,R

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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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Flame Sweep

Color Identity:R

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Flame Sweep deals 2 damage to each creature except for creatures you control with flying.

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Storm's Wrath

Color Identity:R

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Storm's Wrath deals 4 damage to each creature and each planeswalker.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

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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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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

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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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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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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.02

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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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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Once and Future

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.07

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand. Put up to one other target card from your graveyard on top of your library. Exile Once and Future.
Adamant — If at least three green mana was spent to cast this spell, instead return those cards to your hand and exile Once and Future.

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Fling

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Fling deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to any target.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.21

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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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Disdainful Stroke

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Edgewall Innkeeper

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.06

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Whenever you cast a creature spell that has an Adventure, draw a card. (It doesn't need to have gone on the adventure first.)

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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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Temur Adventures' worst matchup was the most popular one: Temur Reclamation. With the bannings taking out such a wide swath of the format, a former #1 deck is a good place to start.

Temur Adventures has the capability to go over almost anything, and the nature of the wishboard means you have tools for anything as long as you develop your mana. Expect to see a lot of this deck going forward. It's good, it's already been refined, and many players are already familiar with it.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Red Aggro by Brandon Burton

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

Created By: Brandon Burton

Event: SCG Tour Online - Standard Challenge #3 - 08/03/2020

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $44.72

Cards

Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.02

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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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Fervent Champion

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.19

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

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Lava Coil

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.18

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Lava Coil deals 4 damage to target creature. If that creature would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Tin Street Dodger

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Haste
{R}: Tin Street Dodger can't be blocked this turn except by creatures with defender.

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Scorch Spitter

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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Whenever Scorch Spitter attacks, it deals 1 damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking.

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Anax, Hardened in the Forge

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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

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Phoenix of Ash

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.14

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

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Robber of the Rich

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.87

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

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Castle Embereth

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.34

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

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.69

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

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Tibalt, Rakish Instigator

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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Your opponents can't gain life.
−2: Create a 1/1 red Devil creature token with "When this creature dies, it deals 1 damage to any target."

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Claim the Firstborn

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

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

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Embercleave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.82

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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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Runaway Steam-Kin

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.36

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Whenever you cast a red spell, if Runaway Steam-Kin has fewer than three +1/+1 counters on it, put a +1/+1 counter on Runaway Steam-Kin.
Remove three +1/+1 counters from Runaway Steam-Kin: Add {R}{R}{R}.

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Shock

Color Identity:R

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Shock deals 2 damage to any target.

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Embereth Shieldbreaker // Battle Display

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Light Up the Stage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.24

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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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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Sandydog playing Mono-Red? No way! While this may be what Sandydog plays, rain or shine, I do think Mono-Red Aggro is better positioned than I initially assumed. While we don't yet have a lot of data, the matchup against Temur Adventures looks better than it did previously, and there are a lot of clunky decks being explored right now. 

I expect the amount of interaction in the format to drastically increase, so get your wins in with Mono-Red while you still can. I don't expect this to be a player long-term. 

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Simic Ramp by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $315.47

Cards

Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.89

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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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Paradise Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.15

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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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Wilt

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.16

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

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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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Questing Beast

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.25

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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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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Mobilized District

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{T}: Add {C}.
{4}: Mobilized District becomes a 3/3 Citizen creature with vigilance until end of turn. It's still a land. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each legendary creature and planeswalker you control.

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Arboreal Grazer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.18

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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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Wolfwillow Haven

Color Identity:G

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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 only during your turn.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

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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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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

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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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Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

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+2: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon deals 3 damage to any target.
−X: Exile each permanent with mana value 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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Cultivate

Color Identity:G

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

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Garruk's Harbinger

Color Identity:G

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Hexproof from black
Whenever Garruk's Harbinger deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, look at that many cards from the top of your library. You may reveal a creature card or Garruk planeswalker 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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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

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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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Disdainful Stroke

Color Identity:U

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

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Hydroid Krasis

Color Identity:G,U

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When you cast this spell, you gain half X life and draw half X cards. Round down each time.
Flying, trample
Hydroid Krasis enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

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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.

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Elder Gargaroth

Color Identity:G

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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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Growth Spiral may be gone, but Nissa, Who Shakes the World and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon aren't. Accelerating into these planeswalkers is still very powerful, and Hydroid Krasis is the answer to increased interaction.

This is a much more proactive build than previous versions to account for a wider, less predictable metagame. Elder Gargaroth is a powerful card in the face of the mono-colored aggro decks and demands expensive interaction from decks like Sultai Midrange. The one concern is still Temur Adventures, because while Nissa, Who Shakes the World and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon are very powerful in that matchup, Lucky Clover-doubled Brazen Borrower are incredibly punishing. 

Sultai Midrange

I don't feel comfortable linking a list here, because there isn't a current stock list. The current core cards are Nissa, Who Shakes the World, Eliminate and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, but the rest of the deck has very different builds. I'm including Sultai Midrange in this list because it's currently the community nominee for "interactive midrange deck."

While Eliminate, Nissa, Who Shakes the World and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath are all well-positioned cards right now, I don't know that this deck has the sticking power. I expect to see all three of these cards succeed in the format, but without Growth Spiral these Sultai decks look even clunkier than before. Midrange could be a format player, but it's gotta be built better than this.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Aggro by Andrew Cuneo

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

Created By: Andrew Cuneo

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $151.75

Cards

Shifting Ceratops

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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This spell can't be countered.
Protection from blue (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything blue.)
{G}: Shifting Ceratops gains your choice of reach, trample, or haste until end of turn.

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Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

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Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters on it.
Whenever another green creature enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Yorvo. Then if that creature's power is greater than Yorvo's power, put another +1/+1 counter on Yorvo.

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Barkhide Troll

Color Identity:G

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Barkhide Troll enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.
{1}, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Barkhide Troll: Barkhide Troll gains hexproof until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

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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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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Oakhame Adversary

Color Identity:G

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if an opponent controls a green permanent.
Deathtouch
Whenever Oakhame Adversary deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.

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The Great Henge

Color Identity:G

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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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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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Primal Might

Color Identity:G

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Target creature you control gets +X/+X until end of turn. Then it fights up to one target creature you don't control.

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Pelt Collector

Color Identity:G

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Whenever another creature you control enters the battlefield or dies, if that creature's power is greater than Pelt Collector's, put a +1/+1 counter on Pelt Collector.
As long as Pelt Collector has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, it has trample.

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Ram Through

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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Target creature you control deals damage equal to its power to target creature you don't control. If the creature you control has trample, excess damage is dealt to that creature's controller instead.

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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

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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.

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Garruk's Harbinger

Color Identity:G

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Hexproof from black
Whenever Garruk's Harbinger deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, look at that many cards from the top of your library. You may reveal a creature card or Garruk planeswalker 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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Ranger's Guile

Color Identity:G

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Target creature you control gets +1/+1 and gains hexproof until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Vivien, Arkbow Ranger

Color Identity:G

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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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Gemrazer

Color Identity:G

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Mutate {1}{G}{G} (If you cast this spell for its mutate cost, put it over or under target non-Human creature you own. They mutate into the creature on top plus all abilities from under it.)
Reach, trample
Whenever this creature mutates, destroy target artifact or enchantment an opponent controls.

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Bonders' Enclave

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{T}: Add {C}.
{3}, {T}: Draw a card. Activate only if you control a creature with power 4 or greater.

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Questing Beast

Color Identity:G

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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

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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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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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This deck didn't lose anything. Wilderness Reclamation and the sheer amount of maindeck Aether Gust made this deck kinda miserable. Both of those are gone now. I don't know if Mono-Green Aggro holds up against Temur Adventures or Sultai Midrange, but it has a solid matchup against Mono-Red Aggro and punishes stumbles well. 

I don't expect Mono-Green Aggro to be bad anytime soon. It'll be reasonable at worst and strong at best, so if you're struggling to find your footing in the new format, just cast some Questing Beast until the format solidifies.

This unexpected slew of bans has really refreshed Standard. It will take a while to adjust to the lack of Teferi, Time Raveler, and for midrange decks to stop trying to be old decks without Growth Spiral. But so far I've been greatly enjoying the new Standard format. This was a great decision, giving us a much fresher format to play in while we wait on rotation. Credit where it's due, I'm really happy with the steps Wizards took on this.