Midnight Hunt Standard is here!

A fresh new Standard without Emergent Ultimatum, Embercleave, or Bonecrusher Giant. Things look pretty good for fair games of Magic, right? RIGHT?!

Yeah, this rules. We have aggro decks, midrange decks, control decks, tribal decks, and even a small smattering of "combo" in Mono-White Book. Some players are already complaining about Esika's Chariot, but I've learned some people will literally never be happy. Esika's Chariot and Wrenn and Seven are a hell of a combo, but they are largely weak to the same things. It's one of the slower litmus tests of recent standard, and the game is far from over even when it's assembled. If you're losing on the spot to chariot into Wrenn, you're doing it wrong. 

Sure, the metagame may look like "35% RGx," but realistically speaking, there are a few different things going on. While Esika's Chariot is fueling quite a few of them, there are three major categories: Aggro, Midrange, and Werewolves. Werewolves is self-explanatory, leaning on Tovolar, Dire Overlord, and Arlinn, the Pack's Hope to go wide and drown the opponent in cards when ahead. Aggro decks skip on Tovolar, Dire Overlord and Kessig Naturalist for better on-curve bodies but aren't yet going as big as Wrenn and Seven, looking towards Goldspan Dragon or even no five-drops whatsoever. The Midrange decks are playing bigger, going up to Wrenn and Seven, and playing fewer cards like Ranger's Class and Play with Fire

A lot of these RGx decks will condense into fewer archetypes as we continue into Midnight Hunt Standard, but that's also true of the rest of the format. Decks like Mono-White Aggro and Mono-Green Aggro look more monolithic on the chart, but are still being built in a number of different ways. The important thing to note is not the % of each micro or macro archetype, but the key players in Standard and how they shape the format. 

The swath of RGx decks are currently the litmus test of the format. If you can't beat Reckless Stormseeker, Esika's Chariot, Goldspan Dragon, and Wrenn and Seven, try again. These four cards are the proactive backbone around which RGx thrives, and the rest of the deck will be built to support these cards week to week. Packages like Kessig Naturalist + Tovolar, Dire Overlord, Jaspera Sentinel + Magda, Brazen Outlaw, and Ranger Class + Briarbridge Tracker will appear stronger or weaker in the context of each week, but you should be prepared for the big four in RGx for the foreseeable future. 

The best ways to handle Esika's Chariot and Wrenn and Seven are before they hit the battlefield, and Izzet Dragons is the premier home for countermagic in the format. Memory Deluge is an absolutely absurd card advantage spell, and can completely bury your opponent if you're at parity or ahead when you cast it. It's never been easier to find those Alrund's Epiphany windows to cement a win when the opponent can't do anything about it.

While the RGx decks are capable of building pressure and eventually going wide with Esika's Chariot, they're not particularly good at playing defense in the early game. Neither is Izzet Dragons. Mono-White Aggro looks to be the aggro pillar of the format, as Maul of the Skyclaves allows the deck to leap over the Chariot boards and go in for lethal after your early game pressure. Fateful Absence, Brutal Cathar, and Skyclave Apparition are all premium removal you don't need to splash for, giving the deck plenty of flexibility and the ability to close even against large treefolk tokens.

The one caveat in all of this is that The Book of Exalted Deeds is, in fact, Standard legal, unlike Standard 2022. You can still make a Faceless Haven into a Platinum Angel and then never animate it again, winning the game on the spot against most decks. As the metagame solidifies, control decks can better target the field and Book + Haven is an excellent endgame. 

So you need to survive Wrenn and Chariot, you need to be resilient to countermagic and red removal from Izzet Dragons, and you need to avoid getting punk'd out by Mono-White Aggro. Where does that leave each deck in the metagame?

GRx Aggro

Gruul, Temur, and Naya Aggro all look solid. You have a proactive gameplan with a good core, and can address opponents trying to go over the top of you with Disdainful Stroke or Elite Spellbinder

Disdainful Stroke is incredibly well-positioned right now, so the blue splash currently gets the nod, but Elite Spellbinder, Brutal Cathar, and Showdown of the Skalds are all really powerful additions. Jaspera Sentinel + Magda makes the splash fairly painless, and you get two slowlands in Naya instead of Temur's one. 

While I don't think this is the best form of RGx, I do think it will be incredibly popular. You'll need to be able to handle aggressive curve into Esika's Chariot just as much as Chariot into Wrenn and Seven

GRx Midrange

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Jund Midrange by Yoman5

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

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Standard

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Cards

Lair of the Hydra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.70

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If you control two or more other lands, Lair of the Hydra enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {G}.
{X}{G}: Until end of turn, Lair of the Hydra becomes an X/X green Hydra creature. It's still a land. X can't be 0.

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Infernal Grasp

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target creature. You lose 2 life.

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Briarbridge Tracker

Color Identity:G

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Vigilance
When Briarbridge Tracker enters the battlefield, investigate. (Create a colorless Clue artifact token with "{2}, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
As long as you control a token, Briarbridge Tracker gets +2/+0.

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Darkbore Pathway

Color Identity:B,G

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Goldspan Dragon

Color Identity:R

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Flying, haste
Whenever Goldspan Dragon attacks or becomes the target of a spell, create a Treasure token.
Treasures you control have "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add two mana of any one color."

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Esika's Chariot

Color Identity:G

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When Esika's Chariot enters the battlefield, create two 2/2 green Cat creature tokens.
Whenever Esika's Chariot attacks, create a token that's a copy of target token you control.
Crew 4

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Jaspera Sentinel

Color Identity:G

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Reach
{T}, Tap an untapped creature you control: Add one mana of any color.

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Dragon's Fire

Color Identity:R

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may reveal a Dragon card from your hand or choose a Dragon you control.
Dragon's Fire deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If you revealed a Dragon card or chose a Dragon as you cast this spell, Dragon's Fire deals damage equal to the power of that card or creature instead.

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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Valki, God of Lies

Color Identity:B,R

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When Valki enters the battlefield, each opponent reveals their hand. For each opponent, exile a creature card they revealed this way until Valki leaves the battlefield.
{X}: Choose a creature card exiled with Valki with mana value X. Valki becomes a copy of that card.

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Immersturm Predator

Color Identity:B,R

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Flying
Whenever Immersturm Predator becomes tapped, exile up to one target card from a graveyard and put a +1/+1 counter on Immersturm Predator.
Sacrifice another creature: Immersturm Predator gains indestructible until end of turn. Tap it.

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Tangletrap

Color Identity:G

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Choose one —
• Tangletrap deals 5 damage to target creature with flying.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Rockfall Vale

Color Identity:G,R

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Rockfall Vale enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Ranger Class

Color Identity:G

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(Gain the next level as a sorcery to add its ability.)
When Ranger Class enters the battlefield, create a 2/2 green Wolf creature token.
{1}{G}: Level 2
Whenever you attack, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature.
{3}{G}: Level 3
You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may cast creature spells from the top of your library.

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Turn the Earth

Color Identity:G

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Choose up to three target cards in graveyards. The owners of those cards shuffle them into their libraries. You gain 2 life.
Flashback {1}{G} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Haunted Ridge

Color Identity:B,R

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Haunted Ridge enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Duress

Color Identity:B

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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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Cragcrown Pathway

Color Identity:G,R

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Thundering Rebuke

Color Identity:R

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Thundering Rebuke deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker.

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Blightstep Pathway

Color Identity:B,R

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Power Word Kill

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target non-Angel, non-Demon, non-Devil, non-Dragon creature.

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Magda, Brazen Outlaw

Color Identity:R

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Other Dwarves you control get +1/+0.
Whenever a Dwarf you control becomes tapped, create a Treasure token.
Sacrifice five Treasures: Search your library for an artifact or Dragon card, put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Professor Onyx

Color Identity:B

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Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
+1: You lose 1 life. Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
−3: Each opponent sacrifices a creature with the greatest power among creatures that player controls.
−8: Each opponent may discard a card. If they don't, they lose 3 life. Repeat this process six more times.

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Outland Liberator

Color Identity:G

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{1}, Sacrifice Outland Liberator: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
Daybound (If a player casts no spells during their own turn, it becomes night next turn.)

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Shatterskull Smashing

Color Identity:R

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Shatterskull Smashing deals X damage divided as you choose among up to two target creatures and/or planeswalkers. If X is 6 or more, Shatterskull Smashing deals twice X damage divided as you choose among them instead.

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Cinderclasm

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.11

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Kicker {R} (You may pay an additional {R} as you cast this spell.)
Cinderclasm deals 1 damage to each creature. If it was kicked, it deals 2 damage to each creature instead.

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Reckless Stormseeker

Color Identity:R

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, target creature you control gets +1/+0 and gains haste until end of turn.
Daybound (If a player casts no spells during their own turn, it becomes night next turn.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Temple of the Dragon Queen

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As Temple of the Dragon Queen enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Dragon card from your hand. Temple of the Dragon Queen enters the battlefield tapped unless you revealed a Dragon card this way or you control a Dragon.
As Temple of the Dragon Queen enters the battlefield, choose a color.
{T}: Add one mana of the chosen color.

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Wrenn and Seven

Color Identity:G

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+1: Reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all land cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
0: Put any number of land cards from your hand onto the battlefield tapped.
−3: Create a green Treefolk creature token with reach and "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to the number of lands you control."
−8: Return all permanent cards from your graveyard to your hand. You get an emblem with "You have no maximum hand size."

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Arlinn, the Pack's Hope

Color Identity:G,R

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Daybound (If a player casts no spells during their own turn, it becomes night next turn.)
+1: Until your next turn, you may cast creature spells as though they had flash, and each creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.
−3: Create two 2/2 green Wolf creature tokens.

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Light Up the Night

Color Identity:R

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Light Up the Night deals X damage to any target. It deals X plus 1 damage instead if that target is a creature or planeswalker.
Flashback—{3}{R}, Remove X loyalty counters from among planeswalkers you control. If you cast this spell this way, X can't be 0. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Not to toot my own horn too hard, but I did top 4 an event with this already. The midrange versions of RGx are advantaged in the heads-up, and early in the format is a great time to be testing people. If they can't handle Wrenn and Seven plus Esika's Chariot, it's free wins and we take those. Don't be a free win. 

While Temur is a great splash for the more aggressive versions, in a more midrange shell black is a much better splash. Valki, God of Lies is a great top end you can still use early against aggressive decks, black removal allows you to cleanly kill treefolk tokens and things bigger than x/4s, and Immersturm Predator is an incredibly strong dragon right now. There are almost no clean answers to it in the format besides Skyclave Apparition, and being able to outsize opponents in the air is huge right now. 

I know this looks really good, but don't copy and paste this list just yet — keep reading to the end. 

URx Dragons

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Izzet Dragons by Riley Hicks

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

Created By: Riley Hicks

Event:

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Standard

Market Price: $360.20

Cards

Prismari Command

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $7.57

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Choose two —
• Prismari Command deals 2 damage to any target.
• Target player draws two cards, then discards two cards.
• Target player creates a Treasure token.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Den of the Bugbear

Color Identity:R

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If you control two or more other lands, Den of the Bugbear enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}.
{3}{R}: Until end of turn, Den of the Bugbear becomes a 3/2 red Goblin creature with "Whenever this creature attacks, create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token that's tapped and attacking." It's still a land.

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Burning Hands

Color Identity:R

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Burning Hands deals 2 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If that permanent is green, Burning Hands deals 6 damage instead.

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Dragon's Fire

Color Identity:R

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may reveal a Dragon card from your hand or choose a Dragon you control.
Dragon's Fire deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If you revealed a Dragon card or chose a Dragon as you cast this spell, Dragon's Fire deals damage equal to the power of that card or creature instead.

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Inferno of the Star Mounts

Color Identity:R

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This spell can't be countered.
Flying, haste
{R}: Inferno of the Star Mounts gets +1/+0 until end of turn. When its power becomes 20 this way, it deals 20 damage to any target.

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Riverglide Pathway

Color Identity:R,U

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{T}: Add {U}.

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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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Alrund's Epiphany

Color Identity:U

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Create two 1/1 blue Bird creature tokens with flying. Take an extra turn after this one. Exile Alrund's Epiphany.
Foretell {4}{U}{U} (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile this card from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)

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Suspicious Stowaway

Color Identity:G,U

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Suspicious Stowaway can't be blocked.
Whenever Suspicious Stowaway deals combat damage to a player, draw a card, then discard a card.
Daybound (If a player casts no spells during their own turn, it becomes night next turn.)

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Into the Roil

Color Identity:U

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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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Island

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Expressive Iteration

Color Identity:R,U

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Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand, put one of them on the bottom of your library, and exile one of them. You may play the exiled card this turn.

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Field of Ruin

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Field of Ruin: Destroy target nonbasic land an opponent controls. Each player searches their library for a basic land card, puts it onto the battlefield, then shuffles.

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Goldspan Dragon

Color Identity:R

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Flying, haste
Whenever Goldspan Dragon attacks or becomes the target of a spell, create a Treasure token.
Treasures you control have "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add two mana of any one color."

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Smoldering Egg

Color Identity:R

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Defender
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, put a number of ember counters on Smoldering Egg equal to the amount of mana spent to cast that spell. Then if Smoldering Egg has seven or more ember counters on it, remove them and transform Smoldering Egg.

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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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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.11

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Spikefield Hazard

Color Identity:R

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

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Cinderclasm

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.11

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Kicker {R} (You may pay an additional {R} as you cast this spell.)
Cinderclasm deals 1 damage to each creature. If it was kicked, it deals 2 damage to each creature instead.

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Memory Deluge

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $5.11

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Look at the top X cards of your library, where X is the amount of mana spent to cast this spell. Put two of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
Flashback {5}{U}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Malevolent Hermit

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.61

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{U}, Sacrifice Malevolent Hermit: Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {3}.
Disturb {2}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard transformed for its disturb cost.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Silundi Vision

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.39

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Look at the top six cards of your library. You may reveal an instant or sorcery 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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Galvanic Iteration

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.56

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When you cast your next instant or sorcery spell this turn, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
Flashback {1}{U}{R} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Izzet Dragons now has the secondary threat it always needed in Smoldering Egg. It can better block early on and more judiciously use removal and hold up countermagic without losing too much life. That said, it still struggles to address cards like Wrenn and Seven, Esika's Chariot, and enchantments once they hit the board. 

Izzet Dragons and the common splash for Grixis Dragons are good decks, but players need to tune their flex slots to include cards like Into the Roil to have clean answers to Treefolk tokens. Cards like Burn the House Down and Into the Roil allow you to answer problem scenarios for the deck and should be in players' 75s. Right now, too many Izzet Dragons decks are cold to two 7/7 treefolk, Koma, and a board of cats from Felidar Retreat. This doesn't have to be the case. 

Selesnya Festival

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Selesnya Ramp by Christopher Williams

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

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Cards

Containment Breach

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.07

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment. If its mana value is 2 or less, create a 1/1 black and green Pest creature token with "When this creature dies, you gain 1 life."

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Portable Hole

Color Identity:W

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When Portable Hole enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls with mana value 2 or less until Portable Hole leaves the battlefield.

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Lair of the Hydra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.70

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If you control two or more other lands, Lair of the Hydra enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {G}.
{X}{G}: Until end of turn, Lair of the Hydra becomes an X/X green Hydra creature. It's still a land. X can't be 0.

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Wrenn and Seven

Color Identity:G

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+1: Reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all land cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
0: Put any number of land cards from your hand onto the battlefield tapped.
−3: Create a green Treefolk creature token with reach and "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to the number of lands you control."
−8: Return all permanent cards from your graveyard to your hand. You get an emblem with "You have no maximum hand size."

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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Scute Swarm

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $5.29

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, create a 1/1 green Insect creature token. If you control six or more lands, create a token that's a copy of Scute Swarm instead.

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Esika's Chariot

Color Identity:G

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When Esika's Chariot enters the battlefield, create two 2/2 green Cat creature tokens.
Whenever Esika's Chariot attacks, create a token that's a copy of target token you control.
Crew 4

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Reduce to Memory

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.06

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Exile target nonland permanent. Its controller creates a 3/2 red and white Spirit creature token.

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Brutal Cathar

Color Identity:R,W

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When this creature enters the battlefield or transforms into Brutal Cathar, exile target creature an opponent controls until this creature leaves the battlefield.
Daybound (If a player casts no spells during their own turn, it becomes night next turn.)

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Storm the Festival

Color Identity:G

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Look at the top five cards of your library. You may put up to two permanent cards with mana value 5 or less from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
Flashback {7}{G}{G}{G} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Environmental Sciences

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Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle. You gain 2 life.

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Mascot Exhibition

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Create a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying, a 3/2 red and white Spirit creature token, and a 4/4 blue and red Elemental creature token.

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Tangletrap

Color Identity:G

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Choose one —
• Tangletrap deals 5 damage to target creature with flying.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Prosperous Innkeeper

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.23

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When Prosperous Innkeeper enters the battlefield, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Murasa Rootgrazer

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.06

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Vigilance
{T}: You may put a basic land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
{T}: Return target basic land you control to its owner's hand.

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Yasharn, Implacable Earth

Color Identity:G,W

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When Yasharn enters the battlefield, search your library for a basic Forest card and a basic Plains card, reveal those cards, put them into your hand, then shuffle.
Players can't pay life or sacrifice nonland permanents to cast spells or activate abilities.

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Reidane, God of the Worthy

Color Identity:W

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Flying, vigilance
Snow lands your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.
Noncreature spells your opponents cast with mana value 4 or greater cost {2} more to cast.

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Cave of the Frost Dragon

Color Identity:W

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If you control two or more other lands, Cave of the Frost Dragon enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {W}.
{4}{W}: Cave of the Frost Dragon becomes a 3/4 white Dragon creature with flying until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Overgrown Farmland

Color Identity:G,W

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Overgrown Farmland enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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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 mana value 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 mana value of the exiled card.

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Emeria's Call

Color Identity:W

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Create two 4/4 white Angel Warrior creature tokens with flying. Non-Angel creatures you control gain indestructible until your next turn.

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Field Trip

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.03

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Search your library for a basic Forest card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
Learn. (You may reveal a Lesson card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand, or discard a card to draw a card.)

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Branchloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Selesnya Festival is an interesting one. It looks like it should be a mopey deck, easily punished by opposing aggression — especially with an inability to answer opposing treefolk tokens. It can struggle with opposing pressure, but the deck has 10 two-mana accelerants to skip ahead on curve, and after a certain point simply doesn't care what the opposing board is. Selesnya Festival is capable of creating nonsensically tall and wide boards, especially with many versions playing a full playset of Felidar Retreat.

Much like every other deck we've discussed so far, there are color variants of Festival, with some splashing black for removal or red for Showdown of the Skalds. There are also non-white versions of Festival starting to pop up that lean into Binding the Old Gods and Malevolent Hermit to fight opposing Wrenn and Chariot decks. Rootcoil Creeper gives you a stronger endgame than Murasa Rootgrazer because after a point, you can cast Storm the Festival essentially every turn. 

Regardless of the surrounding package, the Festival archetype of mana accelerants, Esika's Chariot, Wrenn and Seven, and Storm the Festival look to be the biggest endgame in the format, short of The Book of Exalted Deeds. This is a force to be reckoned with as the midrange versions of RGx keep the aggressive versions in check, and will win any midrange arms races thanks to Storm the Festival

Gruul Werewolves

Gruul Werewolves was the most successful RGx variant on release weekend, so why is it here? The werewolves package is much weaker with opposing spot removal, and now that new card hype is wearing down, people will once again try and cut off your aggressive draws with early removal. Treefolk tokens are a big problem for this deck, and while Burning Hands is mostly an answer, it's also pretty bad to sideboard in against Goldspan Dragon and Reckless Stormseeker, and it's not great against Esika's Chariot, either. 

You don't want to be a smaller midrange deck, and you definitely don't want to be losing your three drops to one mana removal against Izzet Dragons. The werewolf decks rely on a critical mass of creatures, and you're no longer going to be able to assemble it quite as freely. Jaspera Sentinel and Magda, Brazen Outlaw are a more flexible and often more rewarding early game package for RGx. They allow you to splash more easily, and access your expensive spells multiple turns ahead of schedule. 

Mono-Green Aggro

Mono-Green Aggro can also play Wrenn and Chariot, but it's absolutely awful at playing through it. Large bodies up and down the curve are so much less appealing when a pair of treefolk is often just lights out. Mono-Green Aggro just feels like RGx Aggro without answers, and it's not fast enough to get under or capable of flying over like Mono-White Aggro. 

Boros Aggro

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Boros Aggro by Brandon Nelson

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

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Cards

Sacred Fire

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.06

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Sacred Fire deals 2 damage to any target and you gain 2 life.
Flashback {4}{R}{W} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Cathar Commando

Color Identity:W

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Flash
{1}, Sacrifice Cathar Commando: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Reidane, God of the Worthy

Color Identity:W

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Flying, vigilance
Snow lands your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.
Noncreature spells your opponents cast with mana value 4 or greater cost {2} more to cast.

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Den of the Bugbear

Color Identity:R

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If you control two or more other lands, Den of the Bugbear enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}.
{3}{R}: Until end of turn, Den of the Bugbear becomes a 3/2 red Goblin creature with "Whenever this creature attacks, create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token that's tapped and attacking." It's still a land.

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Burning Hands

Color Identity:R

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Burning Hands deals 2 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If that permanent is green, Burning Hands deals 6 damage instead.

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Loyal Warhound

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.09

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Vigilance
When Loyal Warhound enters the battlefield, if an opponent controls more lands than you, search your library for a basic Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Brutal Cathar

Color Identity:R,W

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When this creature enters the battlefield or transforms into Brutal Cathar, exile target creature an opponent controls until this creature leaves the battlefield.
Daybound (If a player casts no spells during their own turn, it becomes night next turn.)

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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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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Cave of the Frost Dragon

Color Identity:W

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If you control two or more other lands, Cave of the Frost Dragon enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {W}.
{4}{W}: Cave of the Frost Dragon becomes a 3/4 white Dragon creature with flying until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Paladin Class

Color Identity:W

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(Gain the next level as a sorcery to add its ability.)
Spells your opponents cast during your turn cost {1} more to cast.
{2}{W}: Level 2
Creatures you control get +1/+1.
{4}{W}: Level 3
Whenever you attack, until end of turn, target attacking creature gets +1/+1 for each other attacking creature and gains double strike.

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Intrepid Adversary

Color Identity:W

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Lifelink
When Intrepid Adversary enters the battlefield, you may pay {1}{W} any number of times. When you pay this cost one or more times, put that many valor counters on Intrepid Adversary.
Creatures you control get +1/+1 for each valor counter on Intrepid Adversary.

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Moonveil Regent

Color Identity:R

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Flying
Whenever you cast a spell, you may discard your hand. If you do, draw a card for each of that spell's colors.
When Moonveil Regent dies, it deals X damage to any target, where X is the number of colors among permanents you control.

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Needleverge Pathway

Color Identity:R,W

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Furycalm Snarl

Color Identity:R,W

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As Furycalm Snarl enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Mountain or Plains card from your hand. If you don't, Furycalm Snarl enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Elite Spellbinder

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Elite Spellbinder enters the battlefield, look at target opponent's hand. You may exile a nonland card from it. For as long as that card remains exiled, its owner may play it. A spell cast this way costs {2} more to cast.

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Heated Debate

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.02

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This spell can't be countered. (This includes by the ward ability.)
Heated Debate deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker.

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Portable Hole

Color Identity:W

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When Portable Hole enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls with mana value 2 or less until Portable Hole leaves the battlefield.

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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 mana value 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 mana value of the exiled card.

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Luminarch Aspirant

Color Identity:W

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.

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Showdown of the Skalds

Color Identity:R,W

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Exile the top four cards of your library. Until the end of your next turn, you may play those cards.
II, III — Whenever you cast a spell this turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.

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Reckless Stormseeker

Color Identity:R

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, target creature you control gets +1/+0 and gains haste until end of turn.
Daybound (If a player casts no spells during their own turn, it becomes night next turn.)

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Boros Aggro has a similar problem, where it feels like a slower aggro deck than Mono-White while also being a much, much smaller midrange deck than RGx. Sacred Fire is small, and the flashback is expensive. The bodies in Boros aren't great either, and while Showdown of the Skalds and Moonveil Regent help with quantity, the quality of cards is simply too low. 

Zombies

Zombies is a fun tribal deck, but there's not quite enough to work with. Decks are either splashing a Mono-Black Control package, the white dungeon package, or a few trying to remain true tribal Dimir Zombies decks, but they all struggle to deal with Esika's Chariot and are a little slow to be true aggro decks. The most redeeming part of these decks is Meathook Massacre, but there are better homes for that. 

Mono-White Aggro

Gruul Werewolves was the talk of the town this weekend, but Mono-White Aggro put up numbers and has been doing incredibly well in the MTGO leagues. Maul of the Skyclaves allows you to bypass Esika's Chariot to finish off the game, and equipping it to Adeline, Resplendent Cathar is a LOT of damage. 

Adeline having four toughness makes it harder to remove, and spot removal isn't that good against a host of one-drops. Cinderclasm and Meathook Massacre are both incredible cards against Mono-White that aren't seeing nearly enough play right now, especially for how good they are against Selesnya Festival. 

Mono-White Book

The elephant in the room. There is no endgame better than "I can't lose, you can't win." It's expensive to set up, and fairly slow, but Doomskar is one of the best sweepers to survive rotation and you don't have to stay Mono-White. Once we have a more established metagame to target, control decks with the Book endgame are going to be a force to be reckoned with. 

Jund Midrange

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Jund Midrange by Yoman5

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

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Standard

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Cards

Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Thundering Rebuke

Color Identity:R

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Thundering Rebuke deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker.

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Immersturm Predator

Color Identity:B,R

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Flying
Whenever Immersturm Predator becomes tapped, exile up to one target card from a graveyard and put a +1/+1 counter on Immersturm Predator.
Sacrifice another creature: Immersturm Predator gains indestructible until end of turn. Tap it.

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Professor Onyx

Color Identity:B

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Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
+1: You lose 1 life. Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
−3: Each opponent sacrifices a creature with the greatest power among creatures that player controls.
−8: Each opponent may discard a card. If they don't, they lose 3 life. Repeat this process six more times.

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Duress

Color Identity:B

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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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Lair of the Hydra

Color Identity:G

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If you control two or more other lands, Lair of the Hydra enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {G}.
{X}{G}: Until end of turn, Lair of the Hydra becomes an X/X green Hydra creature. It's still a land. X can't be 0.

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Esika's Chariot

Color Identity:G

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When Esika's Chariot enters the battlefield, create two 2/2 green Cat creature tokens.
Whenever Esika's Chariot attacks, create a token that's a copy of target token you control.
Crew 4

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Power Word Kill

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target non-Angel, non-Demon, non-Devil, non-Dragon creature.

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Ranger Class

Color Identity:G

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(Gain the next level as a sorcery to add its ability.)
When Ranger Class enters the battlefield, create a 2/2 green Wolf creature token.
{1}{G}: Level 2
Whenever you attack, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature.
{3}{G}: Level 3
You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may cast creature spells from the top of your library.

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Haunted Ridge

Color Identity:B,R

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Haunted Ridge enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Jaspera Sentinel

Color Identity:G

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Reach
{T}, Tap an untapped creature you control: Add one mana of any color.

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Infernal Grasp

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target creature. You lose 2 life.

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Cinderclasm

Color Identity:R

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Kicker {R} (You may pay an additional {R} as you cast this spell.)
Cinderclasm deals 1 damage to each creature. If it was kicked, it deals 2 damage to each creature instead.

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Cragcrown Pathway

Color Identity:G,R

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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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Magda, Brazen Outlaw

Color Identity:R

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Other Dwarves you control get +1/+0.
Whenever a Dwarf you control becomes tapped, create a Treasure token.
Sacrifice five Treasures: Search your library for an artifact or Dragon card, put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Valki, God of Lies

Color Identity:B,R

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When Valki enters the battlefield, each opponent reveals their hand. For each opponent, exile a creature card they revealed this way until Valki leaves the battlefield.
{X}: Choose a creature card exiled with Valki with mana value X. Valki becomes a copy of that card.

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Reckless Stormseeker

Color Identity:R

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, target creature you control gets +1/+0 and gains haste until end of turn.
Daybound (If a player casts no spells during their own turn, it becomes night next turn.)

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Arlinn, the Pack's Hope

Color Identity:G,R

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Daybound (If a player casts no spells during their own turn, it becomes night next turn.)
+1: Until your next turn, you may cast creature spells as though they had flash, and each creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.
−3: Create two 2/2 green Wolf creature tokens.

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Rockfall Vale

Color Identity:G,R

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Rockfall Vale enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Outland Liberator

Color Identity:G

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{1}, Sacrifice Outland Liberator: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
Daybound (If a player casts no spells during their own turn, it becomes night next turn.)

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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Blightstep Pathway

Color Identity:B,R

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Goldspan Dragon

Color Identity:R

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Flying, haste
Whenever Goldspan Dragon attacks or becomes the target of a spell, create a Treasure token.
Treasures you control have "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add two mana of any one color."

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Temple of the Dragon Queen

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As Temple of the Dragon Queen enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Dragon card from your hand. Temple of the Dragon Queen enters the battlefield tapped unless you revealed a Dragon card this way or you control a Dragon.
As Temple of the Dragon Queen enters the battlefield, choose a color.
{T}: Add one mana of the chosen color.

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Wrenn and Seven

Color Identity:G

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+1: Reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all land cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
0: Put any number of land cards from your hand onto the battlefield tapped.
−3: Create a green Treefolk creature token with reach and "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to the number of lands you control."
−8: Return all permanent cards from your graveyard to your hand. You get an emblem with "You have no maximum hand size."

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Darkbore Pathway

Color Identity:B,G

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Tangletrap

Color Identity:G

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Choose one —
• Tangletrap deals 5 damage to target creature with flying.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Dragon's Fire

Color Identity:R

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may reveal a Dragon card from your hand or choose a Dragon you control.
Dragon's Fire deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If you revealed a Dragon card or chose a Dragon as you cast this spell, Dragon's Fire deals damage equal to the power of that card or creature instead.

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Briarbridge Tracker

Color Identity:G

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Vigilance
When Briarbridge Tracker enters the battlefield, investigate. (Create a colorless Clue artifact token with "{2}, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
As long as you control a token, Briarbridge Tracker gets +2/+0.

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I'm still going to explore some of the Festival endgame options, especially the Malevolent Hermit + Rootcoil Creeper versions, but right now Jund Midrange still looks incredibly well-positioned. Reckless Stormseeker is an incredible pressure card that allows you to have 2-turn closing sequences without having to play too many aggressive cards. 

Being a bigger midrange deck that's still capable of killing on turn five or six is a huge deal, because you're not giving up free wins to get the grindy wins. Immersturm Predator in particular is the best of the supplementary dragons to enable Dragon's Fire, as it survives sweepers, dodges opposing hard removal, and gives you otherwise lacking graveyard hate. Dragon's Fire is the best two mana removal spell in Standard right now, but getting it to 4+ damage is hard, and you can only play so many Goldspan Dragon alongside Wrenn and Seven

While Duress helps punch through countermagic, it's also quietly a next level answer to Malevolent Hermit and Benevolent Geist. If your goal is to deny Storm the Festival and Esika's Chariot, Malevolent Hermit and Benevolent Geist can completely block Disdainful Stroke. Duress doesn't have this problem and also is a much cheaper spell, allowing you to fit it in with bigger turns, especially powered by Jaspera Sentinel or Magda, Brazen Outlaw. Jund is pretty big, but it's not bigger than the Festival decks and you need to be able to close the game out while running interference. 

Not sure exactly how to sideboard a deck like this with small hedges and splits against a format so young? Sign up for my newsletter and you can get sideboard guides, deck techs, and exclusive content every week! This week I put out a sideboard guide for my Jund Midrange 75, and the newsletter ALSO comes with early access to each week's metagame breakdown so you can get a head-start on practice. 

New Standard is a breath of fresh air. Midrange is alive and well and there aren't any game-invalidating spells like Emergent Ultimatum. Your plays matter, from early until late, and every matchup has give and take. I've greatly enjoyed my time exploring the format so far, and I'm excited for the iteration and innovation we'll see from players this week!  Midnight Hunt is a home run and I'm looking forward to the next few months. 

See you next week!