It's a new Standard, and we have our first week of tournament results to talk about after a weekend of MTGO Challenges, a Red Bull Untapped Qualifier and a Star City Games Qualifier—what, were you expecting someone else to do this?

Yoman5 is out this week on vacation, but the metagame waits for no one. Thankfully, Yoman6 is here to step in for a week.

Unsurprisingly, the two most represented decks in the winners' metagame were likely the most prevalent in Star City Games Challenges and at the top of the Arena ladder last week: Sultai Ramp and Temur Adventures. Mono-Red Aggro made an appearance at just under 10% despite an exactly average win rate of 50% on the weekend.

Where things got interesting was in the tier of decks below those: Temur Elementals, Rakdos Sacrifice and Temur Flash all showed up high on the chart despite not really existing in the few days prior. Rakdos Sacrifice in particular is noteworthy since everyone thought it was simply a dead archetype after Wizards banned Cauldron Familiar last week. 

If there's one last thing that is worth noting about this chart… as things stand right now, we're essentially in a four-color Standard. Less than 8% of the entire winners' metagame has any white in the deck, and of those ten decks, seven of them are built around Winota, Joiner of Forces.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Sultai Ramp by Nicolas King

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

Created By: Nicolas King

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $361.89

Cards

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Market Price: $22.76

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/215338_200w.jpg

+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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Extinction Event

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.69

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/212261_200w.jpg

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

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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.39

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

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.12

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
−2: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a noncreature, nonland card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Eliminate

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.05

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker with mana value 3 or less.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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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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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $12.04

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

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Ritual of Soot

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.41

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Destroy all creatures with mana value 3 or less.

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Hydroid Krasis

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $9.62

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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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Wilt

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.17

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

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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.16

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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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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.38

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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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Disdainful Stroke

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.04

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.59

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

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $11.73

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Casualties of War

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.92

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Choose one or more —
• Destroy target artifact.
• Destroy target creature.
• Destroy target enchantment.
• Destroy target land.
• Destroy target planeswalker.

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $11.60

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

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Zagoth Triome

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $11.83

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

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/196478_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {G}.)

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/235543_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {U}.)

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Mass Manipulation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.61

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Gain control of X target creatures and/or planeswalkers.

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Thought Erasure

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.26

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

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Cultivate

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.44

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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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In almost every way we slice it, Sultai Ramp was the big winner of this weekend. This isn't particularly surprising given both the SCG Challenges and the Arena Ladder last week, as it was by far the most common deck in both. But despite its ubiquity in the days leading up the tournaments, it put up remarkable numbers in both events. It had approximately the same win rate of 56% in both events, even with such a large share of the metagame and, therefore, a lot of mirror matches played. 

For the first weekend of Standard, a Pile of Good Cards is pretty common, especially when these versions have so many cards actively good against Mono-Red Aggro, typical Day One winner of the format.

 Vraska, Golgari Queen

What's tricky about attacking Sultai is that there are about as many variations of the archetype as there are different cards they can play. While there are common elements in most of the Sultai lists (Cultivate, Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, Nissa, Who Shakes the World, Hydroid Krasis), they vary wildly from there. I assume that the above will be what people coalesce around, but some very different lists showed up, such as this one that I had to call Sultai Midrange because Ramp felt like a misnomer when they cut all the ramp and ramp payoffs.

As lists solidify, it will be easier to find specific weaknesses to exploit, but for now it's best to focus on beating "Big Mana Midrange" as a strategy rather than targeting specific cards in the lists. 

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Temur Adventures by Sean Goddard

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

Created By: Sean Goddard

Event: SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier #2 - 08/08/2020

Rank: 3rd-4th

Standard

Market Price: $345.68

Cards

Beanstalk Giant // Fertile Footsteps

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/222668_200w.jpg

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Shadowspear

Market Price: $17.41

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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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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $12.75

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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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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/196478_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {G}.)

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Return to Nature

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.08

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/248322_200w.jpg

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

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Edgewall Innkeeper

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.07

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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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Tormod's Crypt

Market Price: $0.35

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

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $20.18

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Grafdigger's Cage

Market Price: $1.76

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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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Fae of Wishes // Granted

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.18

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Storm's Wrath

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.34

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

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Escape to the Wilds

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.46

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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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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.38

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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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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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Domri's Ambush

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.12

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Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control. Then that creature deals damage equal to its power to target creature or planeswalker you don't control.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $8.61

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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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Expansion // Explosion

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $2.29

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Once and Future

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.09

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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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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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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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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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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.10

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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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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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Disdainful Stroke

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.04

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/235543_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {U}.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/196580_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {R}.)

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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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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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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.16

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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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On the other hand, we have a list that's almost as set in stone as it can get: Temur Adventures. These lists are almost entirely the same, outside of a couple flex slots between the main and sideboard and one person who cut Escape to the Wilds for even more Adventures, somehow. 

Despite its lower percentage of the winners' metagame, Temur Adventures had a pretty respectable weekend from a bird's eye view of the format. With about a 58% win percentage in both the Red Bull and Star City tournaments, it actually outperformed Sultai even though it didn't win either tournament. 

That said, it's quite likely that it got to that number by beating up on decks that weren't Sultai Ramp, because it has a matchup that seems slightly unfavored against that deck. Due to that, it's hard to sell me on the idea that Temur Adventures is at all where I would want to be this week. When you're 45% against a deck that's almost that much of the metagame, unless you're an absolute master of the archetype, it's time to switch.

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 Championship Qualifier #2 - 08/08/2020

Rank: 5th-8th

Standard

Market Price: $45.40

Cards

Claim the Firstborn

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198858_200w.jpg

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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Castle Embereth

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.35

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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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Shock

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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Shock deals 2 damage to any target.

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Scorch Spitter

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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

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Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

Color Identity:R

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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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Chandra, Acolyte of Flame

Color Identity:R

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0: Put a loyalty counter on each red planeswalker you control.
0: Create two 1/1 red Elemental creature tokens. They gain haste. Sacrifice them at the beginning of the next end step.
−2: You may cast target instant or sorcery card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard. If that spell would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Experimental Frenzy

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may play lands and cast spells from the top of your library.
You can't play lands or cast spells from your hand.
{3}{R}: Destroy Experimental Frenzy.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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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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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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Lava Coil

Color Identity:R

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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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Embereth Shieldbreaker // Battle Display

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Anax, Hardened in the Forge

Color Identity:R

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

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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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Tibalt, Rakish Instigator

Color Identity:R

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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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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Tin Street Dodger

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

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

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Embercleave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.66

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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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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: $0.20

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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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Mono Red-Aggro did exactly fine. It had a 50% win rate across both major tournaments, and  other data has it at exactly the same spot. Similarly to how Temur Adventures had a 58% win rate by beating most everything that wasn't Sultai, Mono-Red Aggro got to a 50% win rate despite having unfavorable matchups against both Sultai and Temur Adventures. It also had a losing record against Temur Elementals.

While the narrative of the weekend might be "Blue-Green Decks Win," it's worth noting that there were plenty of red cards as well. Aether Gust is as strong as it has ever been against the top three decks of the format, and there were plenty of them running around. Mono-Red Aggro doesn't want to play against that or Bonecrusher Giant, Lovestruck Beast, Extinction Event, Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath… so, a huge swath of the format.

For a master who knows this deck inside and out, those extra few percentage points could net a good finish. To everyone else: if you want to believe in the Embercleave, there are other decks to consider.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mardu Winota (Jegantha) by Yosuke Iwata

'Mardu Winota (Jegantha)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Yosuke Iwata

Event: SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier #2 - 08/08/2020

Rank: 3rd-4th

Standard

Market Price: $260.91

Cards

Raise the Alarm

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.01

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Create two 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens.

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Judith, the Scourge Diva

Color Identity:B,R

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Other creatures you control get +1/+0.
Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, Judith, the Scourge Diva deals 1 damage to any target.

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Knight of the Ebon Legion

Color Identity:B

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{2}{B}: Knight of the Ebon Legion gets +3/+3 and gains deathtouch until end of turn.
At the beginning of your end step, if a player lost 4 or more life this turn, put a +1/+1 counter on Knight of the Ebon Legion. (Damage causes loss of life.)

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Agonizing Remorse

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.03

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

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Jegantha, the Wellspring

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

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Companion — No card in your starting deck has more than one of the same mana symbol in its mana cost. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
{T}: Add {W}{U}{B}{R}{G}. This mana can't be spent to pay generic mana costs.

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Winota, Joiner of Forces

Color Identity:R,W

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Whenever a non-Human creature you control attacks, look at the top six cards of your library. You may put a Human creature card from among them onto the battlefield tapped and attacking. It gains indestructible until end of turn. Put the rest of the cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

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

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

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

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Noxious Grasp

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker that's green or white. You gain 1 life.

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Godless Shrine

Color Identity:B,W

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

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Venerated Loxodon

Color Identity:W

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Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)
When Venerated Loxodon enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature that convoked it.

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General Kudro of Drannith

Color Identity:B,W

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Other Humans you control get +1/+1.
Whenever General Kudro of Drannith or another Human enters the battlefield under your control, exile target card from an opponent's graveyard.
{2}, Sacrifice two Humans: Destroy target creature with power 4 or greater.

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Blightbeetle

Color Identity:B

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Protection from green (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything green.)
Creatures your opponents control can't have +1/+1 counters put on them.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Kitesail Freebooter

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.19

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Flying
When Kitesail Freebooter enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. Exile that card until Kitesail Freebooter leaves the battlefield.

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Despark

Color Identity:B,W

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Exile target permanent with mana value 4 or greater.

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Basri's Lieutenant

Color Identity:W

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Vigilance, protection from multicolored
When Basri's Lieutenant enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.
Whenever Basri's Lieutenant or another creature you control dies, if it had a +1/+1 counter on it, create a 2/2 white Knight creature token with vigilance.

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Castle Embereth

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.35

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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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Fabled Passage

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

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Woe Strider

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.55

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When Woe Strider enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 white Goat creature token.
Sacrifice another creature: Scry 1.
Escape—{3}{B}{B}, Exile four other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)
Woe Strider escapes with two +1/+1 counters on it.

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Temple of Triumph

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.43

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

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Temple of Silence

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.58

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Temple of Silence enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Silence enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Selfless Savior

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.20

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Sacrifice Selfless Savior: Another target creature you control gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Tajic, Legion's Edge

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.73

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Haste
Mentor (Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature with lesser power.)
Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt to other creatures you control.
{R}{W}: Tajic, Legion's Edge gains first strike until end of turn.

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Lazotep Reaver

Color Identity:B

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When Lazotep Reaver enters the battlefield, amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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General's Enforcer

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.09

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Legendary Humans you control have indestructible.
{2}{W}{B}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, create a 1/1 white Human Soldier creature token.

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Savai Triome

Color Identity:B,R,W

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

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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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Mardu Winota is effectively unchanged since Michael Jacobs used it to make a deep run in the Players Tour Finals. It experienced no bans, and Winota is almost the entire reason to play the color white at all in this metagame. It even seems to have a solid matchup against Sultai Ramp.

So why is it a deck people will play, but shouldn't?

Because after Sultai, it's not really clear what this deck beats. It has poor matchups against Temur Adventures, Temur Elementals, Mono-Red Aggro, Temur Flash, Mono-Black Aggro… basically anything that runs a decent amount of spot removal incidentally. This all leads me to believe that its strong matchup against Sultai is entirely based around the fact that most Sultai lists are light on spot removal and rely on Extinction Event to catch them up, and Mardu is able to catch them with their pants down often enough that it's favorable.

It's possible the lists can be salvaged, because there is a lot of holdover from Michael Jacob's list from a completely different format. Kitesail Freebooter stands out to me as another example of why the deck beats Sultai and nothing else. In a field of Bonecrusher Giant, it's not clear to me how often it will take a relevant card from an opponent's hand and live long enough for that to matter.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Aggro by Austin Yost

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

Created By: Austin Yost

Event: SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier #2 - 08/08/2020

Rank: 5th-8th

Standard

Market Price: $68.41

Cards

Oakhame Adversary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.20

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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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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.43

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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

Market Price: $0.28

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Pelt Collector

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.15

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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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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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Questing Beast

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $6.85

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

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.55

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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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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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Vivien, Arkbow Ranger

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.80

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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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Vivien, Monsters' Advocate

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.82

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may cast creature spells from the top of your library.
+1: Create a 3/3 green Beast creature token. Put your choice of a vigilance counter, a reach counter, or a trample counter on it.
−2: When you cast your next creature spell this turn, search your library for a creature card with lesser mana value, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Gemrazer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.40

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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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Garruk's Harbinger

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.18

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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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Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.20

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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

Market Price: $0.11

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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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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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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Primal Might

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.18

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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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Stonecoil Serpent

Market Price: $0.75

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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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Similar to Mardu Winota, Mono-Green Aggro feels like a holdover from two weeks ago. While the strategy is decent in a vacuum, in this metagame it suffers from losing to both Sultai Ramp and Temur Adventures.

A quick glance at the creature selection might give some hint to why against Sultai: not many creatures effectively survive an Extinction Event selecting "even." Pelt Collector won't get any counters and Lovestruck Beast won't have a 1/1 around to let it attack. Only Yorvo is left to keep the offense going, and he doesn't seem to be doing the job well enough.

Perhaps there's a way to build the deck so that it can beat Sultai, but I'm skeptical of how it will do versus Temur Adventures. Maybe it won't matter if people move away from Temur, but I won't be the one putting time into the archetype to find out.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Simic Ramp by Eric Froehlich

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

Created By: Eric Froehlich

Event: SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier #2 - 08/08/2020

Rank: 5th-8th

Standard

Market Price: $354.15

Cards

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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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $12.75

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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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Llanowar Visionary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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

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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.86

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Castle Vantress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island.
{T}: Add {U}.
{2}{U}{U}, {T}: Scry 2.

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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.43

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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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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.59

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

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.16

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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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Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.30

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Whenever you draw your second card each turn, create a 2/2 green Cat creature token.
{4}{G}{G}: Until end of turn, creatures you control have base power and toughness X/X, where X is the number of cards in your hand.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.38

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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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Paradise Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.14

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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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Whirlwind Denial

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.04

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For each spell and ability your opponents control, counter it unless its controller pays {4}.

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $11.38

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

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Wilt

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.17

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

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Elder Gargaroth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $12.15

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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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Voracious Hydra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.91

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

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.93

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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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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $11.73

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Teferi, Master of Time

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $8.31

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You may activate loyalty abilities of Teferi, Master of Time on any player's turn any time you could cast an instant.
+1: Draw a card, then discard a card.
−3: Target creature you don't control phases out. (Treat it and anything attached to it as though they don't exist until its controller's next turn.)
−10: Take two extra turns after this one.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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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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Hydroid Krasis

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $9.62

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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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Simic Ramp is a favorite of a few people, but isn't even the biggest deck in the game these days. While it's a little better at ramping than other archetypes, it lacks the end game to actually overcome the opponent.

In exchange for dropping a color and some power, it gets a little more consistent at ramping with cards like Arboreal Grazer, and it needs to capitalize on the small, small window where it's ahead on mana to win the game in a way that I don't think Extinction Event, Casualties of War and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon aren't going to allow.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Temur Elementals by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event: SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier #2 - 08/08/2020

Rank: 5th-8th

Standard

Market Price: $448.19

Cards

Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.59

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

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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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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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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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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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.10

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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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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $8.61

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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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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.38

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

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.93

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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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Omnath, Locus of the Roil

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $8.81

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When Omnath, Locus of the Roil enters the battlefield, it deals damage to any target equal to the number of Elementals you control.
Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on target Elemental you control. If you control eight or more lands, draw a card.

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Cavalier of Thorns

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.33

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Reach
When Cavalier of Thorns enters the battlefield, reveal the top five cards of your library. Put a land card from among them onto the battlefield and the rest into your graveyard.
When Cavalier of Thorns dies, you may exile it. If you do, put another target card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $12.75

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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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Terror of the Peaks

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $24.55

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Flying
Spells your opponents cast that target Terror of the Peaks cost an additional 3 life to cast.
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, Terror of the Peaks deals damage equal to that creature's power to any target.

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Reckless Air Strike

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Choose one —
• Reckless Air Strike deals 3 damage to target creature with flying.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Disdainful Stroke

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.04

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Gilded Goose

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.08

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Flying
When Gilded Goose enters the battlefield, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
{1}{G}, {T}: Create a Food token.
{T}, Sacrifice a Food: Add one mana of any color.

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Flame Sweep

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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

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Leafkin Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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{T}: Add {G}. If you control four or more creatures, add {G}{G} instead.

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Risen Reef

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $1.74

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Whenever Risen Reef or another Elemental enters the battlefield under your control, look at the top card of your library. If it's a land card, you may put it onto the battlefield tapped. If you don't put the card onto the battlefield, put it into your hand.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $11.73

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Genesis Ultimatum

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $0.93

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

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Adam Hernandez made a pretty solid run in the Star City tournament this weekend finishing 12th in a field full of stiff competition. The premise of the deck is simple: Terror of the Peaks is a way to instantly win if it's either in play already or gets found off of a Genesis Ultimatum. Even without Ultimatum, casting Terror of the Peaks and then Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath/escape Uro means that the deck threatens 17 damage in one turn.

Terror of the Peaks is an incredible card that was held back by Teferi, Time Raveler and Wilderness Reclamation. Now that those two cards are gone, the card is a big flying body that must be killed or it will end the game so quickly that the opponent doesn't get a chance to use any of the rest of their cards. Sultai relies on Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, Nissa, Who Shakes the World and Hydroid Krasis to buy them a lot of time, but Terror of the Peaks can force damage through so quickly that they never get a chance.

The deck has a couple bad matchups against Temur Adventures, which is on the decline, and Rakdos Sacrifice. The latter might be too much of a problem, but I'm not convinced that the deck can't come back from this. The Elementals package doesn't actually seem necessary, and the cards that most make this deck tick (Terror of the Peaks, Genesis Ultimatum, Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath) have plenty of support elsewhere. Bonecrusher Giant specifically stands out as a way to include maindeck removal that Genesis Ultimatum will also hit. 

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Rakdos Sacrifice (Lurrus) by Ryuji

'Rakdos Sacrifice (Lurrus)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Ryuji

Event: SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier #2 - 08/08/2020

Rank: 2nd

Standard

Market Price: $189.71

Cards

Temple of Malice

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.33

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

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Dead Weight

Color Identity:B

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets -2/-2.

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

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

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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

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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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Mire Triton

Color Identity:B

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Deathtouch
When Mire Triton enters the battlefield, mill two cards and you gain 2 life.

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Embereth Shieldbreaker // Battle Display

Color Identity:R

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Agonizing Remorse

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.03

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

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Archfiend's Vessel

Color Identity:B

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Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
When Archfiend's Vessel enters the battlefield, if it entered from your graveyard or you cast it from your graveyard, exile it. If you do, create a 5/5 black Demon creature token with flying.

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Serrated Scorpion

Color Identity:B

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When Serrated Scorpion dies, it deals 2 damage to each opponent and you gain 2 life.

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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

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Castle Locthwain enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp.
{T}: Add {B}.
{1}{B}{B}, {T}: Draw a card, then you lose life equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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Fabled Passage

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

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Call of the Death-Dweller

Color Identity:B

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Return up to two target creature cards with total mana value 3 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. Put a deathtouch counter on either of them. Then put a menace counter on either of them.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Priest of Forgotten Gods

Color Identity:B

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{T}, Sacrifice two other creatures: Any number of target players each lose 2 life and sacrifice a creature. You add {B}{B} and draw a card.

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Village Rites

Color Identity:B

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Draw two cards.

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Epic Downfall

Color Identity:B

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Exile target creature with mana value 3 or greater.

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Claim the Firstborn

Color Identity:R

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

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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

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

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Dreadhorde Butcher

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.85

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Haste
Whenever Dreadhorde Butcher deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, put a +1/+1 counter on Dreadhorde Butcher.
When Dreadhorde Butcher dies, it deals damage equal to its power to any target.

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Duress

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.02

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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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Noxious Grasp

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker that's green or white. You gain 1 life.

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Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $20.15

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When Kroxa enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Kroxa enters the battlefield or attacks, each opponent discards a card, then each opponent who didn't discard a nonland card this way loses 3 life.
Escape—{B}{B}{R}{R}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Fiend Artisan

Color Identity:B,G

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Fiend Artisan gets +1/+1 for each creature card in your graveyard.
{X}{B/G}, {T}, Sacrifice another creature: Search your library for a creature card with mana value X or less, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Gutterbones

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.99

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Gutterbones enters the battlefield tapped.
{1}{B}: Return Gutterbones from your graveyard to your hand. Activate only during your turn and only if an opponent lost life this turn.

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Weaponize the Monsters

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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{2}, Sacrifice a creature: Weaponize the Monsters deals 2 damage to any target.

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $6.42

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

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Six months ago, when the format had a big Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath-centric Ramp deck and Temur Adventures as decent portions of the metagame, the answer to both was Rakdos Sacrifice. We all thought Rakdos was done for after the Cauldron Familiar ban, but they adapted and put up some reasonable results this weekend, including a second place finish in the Star City Games event. Amusingly, very few people played Rakdos in the SCG tournament compared to the Red Bull Qualifier, where it had a 54% winrate with a larger sample size.

Without as much reason to play Mayhem Devil now that Cauldron Familiar is gone, the deck has gone back to being a Lurrus of the Dream-Den deck. This also means that it has a weaker plan against Mono-Red Aggro, as there's a lot less life gain in the archetype. And while it seems like it should have a good matchup against Sultai, it actually didn't perform that well from what we saw. An open field, a small sample size and Ryuji's very high finish on Saturday all have me wondering if this is actually accurate, though.

Even if it doesn't have a great Sultai matchup now, the deck is well positioned in other places, including against Temur Adventures. All of this adds up to a scenario where I think that there's likely a way to build the deck that also has a good or even Sultai matchup, if it's not there already.

Ever indecisive, I have two recommendations:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Temur Elementals by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event: SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier #2 - 08/08/2020

Rank: 5th-8th

Standard

Market Price: $448.19

Cards

Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.59

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

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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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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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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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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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.10

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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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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $8.61

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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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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.38

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

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.93

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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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Omnath, Locus of the Roil

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $8.81

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When Omnath, Locus of the Roil enters the battlefield, it deals damage to any target equal to the number of Elementals you control.
Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on target Elemental you control. If you control eight or more lands, draw a card.

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Cavalier of Thorns

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.33

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Reach
When Cavalier of Thorns enters the battlefield, reveal the top five cards of your library. Put a land card from among them onto the battlefield and the rest into your graveyard.
When Cavalier of Thorns dies, you may exile it. If you do, put another target card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $12.75

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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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Terror of the Peaks

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $24.55

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Flying
Spells your opponents cast that target Terror of the Peaks cost an additional 3 life to cast.
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, Terror of the Peaks deals damage equal to that creature's power to any target.

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Reckless Air Strike

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Choose one —
• Reckless Air Strike deals 3 damage to target creature with flying.
• Destroy target artifact.

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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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Gilded Goose

Color Identity:G

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Flying
When Gilded Goose enters the battlefield, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
{1}{G}, {T}: Create a Food token.
{T}, Sacrifice a Food: Add one mana of any color.

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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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Leafkin Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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{T}: Add {G}. If you control four or more creatures, add {G}{G} instead.

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Risen Reef

Color Identity:G,U

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Whenever Risen Reef or another Elemental enters the battlefield under your control, look at the top card of your library. If it's a land card, you may put it onto the battlefield tapped. If you don't put the card onto the battlefield, put it into your hand.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $11.73

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Genesis Ultimatum

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $0.93

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

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If I were looking to play a top deck without any changes, I would run Temur Elementals. The deck is powerful and goes bigger than the other Uro decks of the metagame.

It has bad matchups in the form of Temur Adventures, which I assume is on the decline, and Rakdos Sacrifice, which I would assume will rise in popularity. It's a completely new archetype though, and if you have time to play with other builds that change pieces of the deck to address its problems against aggro, there are a lot of cards in Temur's colors that could allow it to thrive in this metagame with the proper build.

But if you want something a little bit more rogue:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Rakdos Knights by Jorge Avendano Benavides

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

Created By: Jorge Avendano Benavides

Event: Red Bull Untapped International Qualifier IV - 08/08/2020

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $136.69

Cards

Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Spawn of Mayhem

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.44

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Spectacle {1}{B}{B} (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)
Flying, trample
At the beginning of your upkeep, Spawn of Mayhem deals 1 damage to each player. Then if you have 10 or less life, put a +1/+1 counter on Spawn of Mayhem.

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Stormfist Crusader

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.50

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Menace
At the beginning of your upkeep, each player draws a card and loses 1 life.

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Shadowspear

Market Price: $17.41

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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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Drill Bit

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.12

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Spectacle {B} (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)
Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Duress

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.02

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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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Knight of the Ebon Legion

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.85

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{2}{B}: Knight of the Ebon Legion gets +3/+3 and gains deathtouch until end of turn.
At the beginning of your end step, if a player lost 4 or more life this turn, put a +1/+1 counter on Knight of the Ebon Legion. (Damage causes loss of life.)

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Gutterbones

Color Identity:B

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Gutterbones enters the battlefield tapped.
{1}{B}: Return Gutterbones from your graveyard to your hand. Activate only during your turn and only if an opponent lost life this turn.

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Fervent Champion

Color Identity:R

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

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Noxious Grasp

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker that's green or white. You gain 1 life.

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Embercleave

Color Identity:R

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

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Embereth Shieldbreaker // Battle Display

Color Identity:R

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

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

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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

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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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Rotting Regisaur

Color Identity:B

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At the beginning of your upkeep, discard a card.

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

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Castle Locthwain enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp.
{T}: Add {B}.
{1}{B}{B}, {T}: Draw a card, then you lose life equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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Sorcerous Spyglass

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As Sorcerous Spyglass enters the battlefield, look at an opponent's hand, then choose any card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Epic Downfall

Color Identity:B

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Exile target creature with mana value 3 or greater.

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Blacklance Paragon

Color Identity:B

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Flash
When Blacklance Paragon enters the battlefield, target Knight gains deathtouch and lifelink until end of turn.

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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

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

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Tournament Grounds

Color Identity:B,R,W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {R}, {W}, or {B}. Spend this mana only to cast a Knight or Equipment spell.

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Quietly undefeated in the Red Bull Qualifier was Jorge Avendaño Benavides playing Rakdos Knights. And since turning in my article last week I've played a decent amount more with the list in my article, and Rakdos feels like a solid metagame choice. Its bad matchups are primarily decks that ended up doing poorly and have poor matchups against Sultai and Temur decks, like Gruul Aggro, Mono-Black Aggro and Simic Ramp. 

On the other hand, I've felt quite far ahead against Sultai, Temur and Mono-Red Aggro. When I like my matchup against almost 60% of the field, I'm pretty happy to take a proactive strategy which relies on powerful, proven cards into a tournament. 

I really like the changes Jorge made to the deck, though I imagine that I would drop the fourth Bonecrusher Giant from the sideboard in favor of a more specific answer. I'm also a bit skeptical of the second Duress, as flooding on discard has been a problem, but I could also see it being correct in some matchups.

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While this is a lot of information for week one, there's still a lot of area left to explore in the format. The Teferi, Time Raveler ban means that the cards he previously supported have fallen quite a bit, but his ban also opens up avenues that had been closed off because of Teferi's presence in Standard. It likely means a wholesale reexamination of what the color has to offer, because it's been such a long time since we played white cards without Teferi. 

Until then, may your Ultimatums always hit five cards.