Buckle in folks. We had a lot of events last weekend, and that means a lot of data to dig into.

With two large events on MTGMelee—with public decklists and pairings—come two great new matchup breakdowns from mtgmeta.io. Visit them for breakdowns of the SCG Championship Qualifer #3 and the Red Bull International Qualifier II

Combine those with the Standard Showcase Challenge and the usual Sunday Challenge on MTGO and you get the following winners' metagame:

Woof.

This is a pretty big change from last week when Bant Ramp was still on top and Mono-Green Aggro was a mere up-and-comer. Wilderness Reclamation commands a full quarter of the metagame, and Mono-Green Aggro is almost even with Temur Reclamation. Bant Ramp has the same metagame share as last week, but a sharp drop in performance. Jund Sacrifice maintained a reasonable win rate, but lost its metagame share. 

The shift in the top tier this week is massive, largely due to the spike in aggressive decks. Mono-Green Aggro had a breakout weekend after a good performance last weekend. Rakdos Sacrifice similarly had a strong weekend, with good matchups against both Bant Ramp and Mono-Green Aggro. Mono-Black Aggro continues to be poorly positioned, and I expect it to drop off the tier list next week. 

Azorius Control was well positioned against the previous weekend, but this weekend it was shoved out by anti-blue builds of Temur Reclamation and a huge spike in resilient aggro decks. Non-Bant Ramp decks did fine, but performed worse than Bant versions across the board. Sultai is still Bad Bant, and Simic Ramp is "more consistent" but also far less powerful. 

This week, the decks to beat ask you to beat interaction, large green creatures, and the aggressive sacrifice engines of Rakdos Sacrifice. Temur Reclamation is public enemy number one, but you cannot ignore the pressure of the aggressive decks. Mystical Dispute is a lot harder to maindeck in this metagame, but Aether Gust remains potent. Cheap spot removal is more important than Shatter the Sky or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. The terms of engagement have changed. 

Temur Reclamation

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Temur Reclamation by Yoshihiko Ikawa

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

Created By: Yoshihiko Ikawa

Event: Red Bull Untapped International Qualifier II

Rank: 1st

Standard

Market Price: $393.75

Cards

Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Temple of Mystery

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.47

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

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Wilderness Reclamation

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.26

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

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Nightpack Ambusher

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.70

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Flash
Other Wolves and Werewolves you control get +1/+1.
At the beginning of your end step, if you didn't cast a spell this turn, create a 2/2 green Wolf creature token.

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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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Expansion // Explosion

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $2.23

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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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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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.91

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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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Scorching Dragonfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.03

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Scorching Dragonfire deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If that creature or planeswalker would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $11.02

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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

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $20.18

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Narset's Reversal

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $5.76

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Copy target instant or sorcery spell, then return it to its owner's hand. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Commence the Endgame

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.24

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This spell can't be countered.
Draw two cards, then amass X, where X is the number of cards in your hand. (Put X +1/+1 counters 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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Blast Zone

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Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone.
{3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with mana value equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $10.94

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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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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.28

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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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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $2.11

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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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Elder Gargaroth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $12.71

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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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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.24

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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: $14.67

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

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.37

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

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $9.68

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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: $20.65

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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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The current best deck in the format. If you don't know what to play or have a good reason for what you'd play otherwise, just play Temur Reclamation. You get Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, cheap interaction, and the most busted endgame in the format.

That said, trim down on the number of Mystical Dispute you're playing this week. Blue is no longer a majority of the metagame, and I'd shift more toward Scorching Dragonfire, Bonecrusher Giant or Aether Gust in the maindeck slots.

 

Nightpack Ambusher has moved from a niche sideboard option to a maindeck staple because of the aggressive shift in the metagame, and while it remains well positioned, be wary of the potential heavy focus on Aether Gust

Mono-Green Aggro

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Aggro by Hamilton Santos

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

Created By: Hamilton Santos

Event: Red Bull Untapped International Qualifier II

Rank: 3rd-4th

Standard

Market Price: $175.94

Cards

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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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.67

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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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Ranger's Guile

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.02

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

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Oakhame Adversary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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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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Pelt Collector

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.08

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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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The Great Henge

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $43.31

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

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Kraul Harpooner

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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Reach
Undergrowth — When Kraul Harpooner enters the battlefield, choose up to one target creature with flying you don't control. Kraul Harpooner gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the number of creature cards in your graveyard, then you may have Kraul Harpooner fight that creature.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.58

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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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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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Stonecoil Serpent

Market Price: $0.74

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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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Questing Beast

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.26

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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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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.87

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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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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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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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Primal Might

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.20

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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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Elder Gargaroth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $12.71

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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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This list is the MTGO Stock Version™. Built by Willy Edel last week, it put up a metric ton of results this weekend. It has a good Jund Sacrifice matchup, good Bant Ramp matchup, and a solid matchup spread. The Temur Reclamation matchup needs some work, but Mono-Green Aggro is now solidly tier 1. 

There's not a whole lot to say about techs and tuning for this archetype right now. Mono-Green Aggro only has one color to pull from and it's a fairly linear archetype. That said, planeswalkers like Garruk, Unleashed and Vivien, Monsters' Advocate are cards to consider this week to fight back against Temur Reclamation's removal plan. 

Rakdos Sacrifice

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Rakdos Sacrifice by bernardocssa

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

Created By: bernardocssa

Event: MTGO Standard Showcase Challenge - 07/11/2020

Rank: 3rd-4th

Standard

Market Price: $134.84

Cards

Mayhem Devil

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $1.52

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Whenever a player sacrifices a permanent, Mayhem Devil deals 1 damage to any target.

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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.16

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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

Market Price: $4.44

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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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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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Serrated Scorpion

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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

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Priest of Forgotten Gods

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.76

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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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Claim the Firstborn

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

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

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Noxious Grasp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.04

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

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Witch's Oven

Market Price: $0.72

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{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $14.38

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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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Judith, the Scourge Diva

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.55

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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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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/215722_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {R}.)

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Rotting Regisaur

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.74

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At the beginning of your upkeep, discard a card.

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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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Gutterbones

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.91

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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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Embereth Shieldbreaker // Battle Display

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Robber of the Rich

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.84

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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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Dreadhorde Butcher

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.83

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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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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Scorching Dragonfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.03

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Scorching Dragonfire deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If that creature or planeswalker would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Woe Strider

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.38

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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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Act of Treason

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. (It can attack and {T} this turn.)

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Cauldron Familiar

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.64

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When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Last week I wrote that Rakdos Sacrifice was poorly positioned, but builds with Dreadhorde Butcher and Priest of Forgotten Gods might be better against the current metagame. I didn't realize just how much that shift would improve Rakdos Sacrifice's position, and it jumps now into tier 1 status, partly because I did not predict just how much Mono-Green Aggro there would be. 

While Bant Ramp fell from the Decks to Beat, it's still going to see a lot of play. Many won't agree with my stance on Bant Ramp, and the deck still plays a lot of good cards. The Temur Reclamation matchup may be unfavorable, but Rakdos Sacrifice is still very strong against other aggro decks and Bant Ramp, making it a powerful metagame choice this weekend. 

Bant Ramp

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Bant Ramp by Noam Zimet

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

Created By: Noam Zimet

Event: SCG Championship Qualifier 3

Rank: 1st

Standard

Market Price: $445.12

Cards

Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $8.15

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/182831_200w.jpg

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

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $11.02

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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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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.87

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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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Temple of Enlightenment

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.22

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

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Glass Casket

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.05

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When Glass Casket enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls with mana value 3 or less until Glass Casket leaves the battlefield.

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $20.18

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.92

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

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Dream Trawler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.19

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

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.44

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

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.91

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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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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $10.94

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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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Elspeth Conquers Death

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.22

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Exile target permanent an opponent controls with mana value 3 or greater.
II — Noncreature spells your opponents cast cost {2} more to cast until your next turn.
III — Return target creature or planeswalker card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Put a +1/+1 counter or a loyalty counter on it.

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.28

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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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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: $0.24

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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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Temple of Mystery

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.47

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

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Hydroid Krasis

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $9.35

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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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Teferi, Time Raveler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $18.08

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Each opponent can cast spells only any time they could cast a sorcery.
+1: Until your next turn, you may cast sorcery spells as though they had flash.
−3: Return up to one target artifact, creature, or enchantment to its owner's hand. Draw a card.

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.44

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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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Shatter the Sky

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.24

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Each player who controls a creature with power 4 or greater draws a card. Then destroy all creatures.

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Temple of Plenty

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.51

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

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.37

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

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $20.65

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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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While Bant Ramp contains many of the most powerful cards in Standard, it's no longer one of the best decks. There's definitely a floor on how "bad" Bant Ramp can be with cards this powerful, but Temur Reclamation has garnered an edge in the head-to-head, and the aggressive new top tier of decks is all unfavorable matchups.

No matter how "good" your cards are, you shouldn't play a deck that's unfavored against all three of the top decks. Elspeth Conquers Death isn't what it once was, and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon isn't great against the top decks. Bant Ramp warped the format around itself, and the resulting metagame is incredibly hostile.

Mono-Black Aggro

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

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

Created By: Mulldrifter

Event: MTGO Standard Showcase Challenge - 07/11/2020

Rank: 5th-8th

Standard

Market Price: $62.30

Cards

Rankle, Master of Pranks

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.68

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198584_200w.jpg

Flying, haste
Whenever Rankle, Master of Pranks deals combat damage to a player, choose any number —
• Each player discards a card.
• Each player loses 1 life and draws a card.
• Each player sacrifices a creature.

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Noxious Grasp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.04

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

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Kitesail Freebooter

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.20

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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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Stonecoil Serpent

Market Price: $0.74

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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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Grafdigger's Cage

Market Price: $1.93

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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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Demonic Embrace

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.18

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +3/+1, has flying, and is a Demon in addition to its other types.
You may cast Demonic Embrace from your graveyard by paying 3 life and discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs.

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Gutterbones

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.91

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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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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/215720_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {B}.)

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Spawn of Mayhem

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.43

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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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Grasp of Darkness

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.02

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Target creature gets -4/-4 until end of turn.

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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.16

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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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Eliminate

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.04

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

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Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.27

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At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has one or fewer cards in hand, Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage deals 2 damage to them.
−1: Target player discards a card.

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Disfigure

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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

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Duress

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.02

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/248314_200w.jpg

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: $2.15

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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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Rotting Regisaur

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.74

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At the beginning of your upkeep, discard a card.

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Blacklance Paragon

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.19

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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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Look, we all like attacking with a 10-power flier on turn four, but Mono-Black Aggro simply isn't cutting it. Rotting Regisaur is incredibly effective against Temur Reclamation and Noxious Grasp is unreal against Mono-Green Aggro, but those are basically the only two good matchups this deck has. 

I expect to see one or two copies spike the good matchups and put up a good finish, but this is not the deck I'd stake my tournament on. You simply won't play against only Temur Reclamation and Mono-Green Aggro, and you need to be capable of taking on the other decks in the metagame. 

Non-Bant Ramp

I talked about this earlier, but I want to hammer home that the other ramp decks are even worse off than Bant Ramp. 

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Sultai Ramp by Christopher Iaali

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

Created By: Christopher Iaali

Event: SCG Championship Qualifier 3

Rank: 3rd-4th

Standard

Market Price: $420.95

Cards

Hydroid Krasis

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $9.35

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/182840_200w.jpg

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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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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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/125584_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {G}.)

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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.87

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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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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $12.94

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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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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.37

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

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Thought Distortion

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.44

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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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Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Market Price: $22.19

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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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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198578_200w.jpg

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Zagoth Triome

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $11.13

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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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Arboreal Grazer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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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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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $11.20

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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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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $20.65

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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: $0.91

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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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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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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $10.94

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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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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.38

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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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Cry of the Carnarium

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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All creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn. Exile all creature cards in all graveyards that were put there from the battlefield this turn. If a creature would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Casualties of War

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.93

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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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It's a running joke at this point for me to call Sultai Ramp "Bad Bant," but that just continues to be the case. The only major archetype that Sultai has an advantage against is Jund Sacrifice, and potentially an edge in the "mirror." I will continue to advise against playing this archetype. 

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Simic Ramp by Andrés Orosa Fernández

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

Created By: Andrés Orosa Fernández

Event: Red Bull Untapped International Qualifier II

Rank: 3rd-4th

Standard

Market Price: $349.04

Cards

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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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.87

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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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Temple of Mystery

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.47

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

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.37

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

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $20.18

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/199387_200w.jpg

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $11.02

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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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Disdainful Stroke

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $10.94

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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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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.91

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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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Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Market Price: $22.19

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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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Blast Zone

Market Price: $2.74

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Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone.
{3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with mana value equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Arboreal Grazer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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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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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.28

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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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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.24

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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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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.44

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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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Hydroid Krasis

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $9.35

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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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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Wilt

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Nightpack Ambusher

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.70

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Flash
Other Wolves and Werewolves you control get +1/+1.
At the beginning of your end step, if you didn't cast a spell this turn, create a 2/2 green Wolf creature token.

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Shifting Ceratops

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.24

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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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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $2.11

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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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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/222130_200w.jpg

Counter target noncreature spell.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $20.65

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/182842_200w.jpg

({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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Simic Ramp sounds really appealing. Less painful mana than Bant Ramp, faster Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, and more utility lands. The trade-offs cost you far more power than you earn with that consistency, however. 

You have worse countermagic in ramp mirrors because you lose access to Dovin's Veto. You lose the ability to answer permanents with anything but Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. In fact, you rely on Ugin as a primary game plan, and that's no longer good enough. The format has evolved to make Ugin bad, and that makes Simic Ramp bad. 

Jund Sacrifice

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Jund Sacrifice by StryCe

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

Created By: StryCe

Event: MTGO Standard Showcase Challenge - 07/11/2020

Rank: 3rd-4th

Standard

Market Price: $262.73

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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Cauldron Familiar

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.64

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When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Witch's Oven

Market Price: $0.72

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198898_200w.jpg

{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Woe Strider

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.38

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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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Solemn Simulacrum

Market Price: $1.20

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When Solemn Simulacrum enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
When Solemn Simulacrum dies, you may draw a card.

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Lava Coil

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.19

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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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Agonizing Remorse

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.03

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/207044_200w.jpg

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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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $9.68

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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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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $14.38

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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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Korvold, Fae-Cursed King

Color Identity:B,G,R

Market Price: $8.61

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198424_200w.jpg

Flying
Whenever Korvold, Fae-Cursed King enters the battlefield or attacks, sacrifice another permanent.
Whenever you sacrifice a permanent, put a +1/+1 counter on Korvold and draw a card.

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Murderous Rider // Swift End

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.33

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

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Trail of Crumbs

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.12

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When Trail of Crumbs enters the battlefield, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
Whenever you sacrifice a Food, you may pay {1}. If you do, look at the top two cards of your library. You may reveal a permanent card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Mayhem Devil

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $1.52

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Whenever a player sacrifices a permanent, Mayhem Devil deals 1 damage to any target.

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.44

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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

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/125584_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {G}.)

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $12.94

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/175196_200w.jpg

({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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Cindervines

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $1.26

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Whenever an opponent casts a noncreature spell, Cindervines deals 1 damage to that player.
{1}, Sacrifice Cindervines: Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Cindervines deals 2 damage to that permanent's controller.

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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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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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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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Bolas's Citadel

Color Identity:B

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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. If you cast a spell this way, pay life equal to its mana value rather than pay its mana cost.
{T}, Sacrifice ten nonland permanents: Each opponent loses 10 life.

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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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Swamp

Color Identity:B

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Jund Sacrifice was a strong deck into much of the format, but this weekend's lists were not prepared for such a large amount of Temur Reclamation and Mono-Green Aggro. Falling short of top finishes is understandable when those make up a full half of the winners' metagame. 

That doesn't make Jund Sacrifice a bad deck, though. Jund has access to a lot of options to address these weak spots and still excels against Bant Ramp and Rakdos Sacrifice. Stryce was the most successful Jund Sacrifice player this weekend with a sideboard that was well prepared for these matchups: Cindervines, Lava Coil, Noxious Grasp and Murderous Rider.

Going forward Jund Sacrifice should look a lot more like this, leaning back into Priest of Forgotten Gods to address the spike in aggressive decks and playing more spot removal while still having access to the anti-Ramp (and to a degree, anti-Reclamation) plan of Solemn Simulacrum into Bolas's Citadel

Jund Sacrifice

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Jund Sacrifice by yoman5

'Jund Sacrifice' - 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

Solemn Simulacrum

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When Solemn Simulacrum enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
When Solemn Simulacrum dies, you may draw a card.

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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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Bolas's Citadel

Color Identity:B

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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. If you cast a spell this way, pay life equal to its mana value rather than pay its mana cost.
{T}, Sacrifice ten nonland permanents: Each opponent loses 10 life.

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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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Murderous Rider // Swift End

Color Identity:B

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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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Mayhem Devil

Color Identity:B,R

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Whenever a player sacrifices a permanent, Mayhem Devil deals 1 damage to any target.

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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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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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Cauldron Familiar

Color Identity:B

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When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Korvold, Fae-Cursed King

Color Identity:B,G,R

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Flying
Whenever Korvold, Fae-Cursed King enters the battlefield or attacks, sacrifice another permanent.
Whenever you sacrifice a permanent, put a +1/+1 counter on Korvold and draw a card.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

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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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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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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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Trail of Crumbs

Color Identity:G

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When Trail of Crumbs enters the battlefield, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
Whenever you sacrifice a Food, you may pay {1}. If you do, look at the top two cards of your library. You may reveal a permanent card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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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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Witch's Oven

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{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

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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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Woe Strider

Color Identity:B

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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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Cindervines

Color Identity:G,R

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Whenever an opponent casts a noncreature spell, Cindervines deals 1 damage to that player.
{1}, Sacrifice Cindervines: Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Cindervines deals 2 damage to that permanent's controller.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

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

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Agonizing Remorse

Color Identity:B

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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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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Pulling heavily from Stryce's list I wanted to play the third Korvold, Fae-Cursed King in the main as well as a Scavenging Ooze. I also trimmed a Trail of Crumbs and moved a Solemn Simulacrum to the sideboard. The metagame is going to get aggressive this weekend, and I want my game-one configuration to reflect that. 

It's quite possible we should have access to more Claim the Firstborn in the 75, but the sideboard removal spells fulfill the same role, with better specificity post-board against Sacrifice mirrors and Mono-Green Aggro. 

I'm not sure about dropping the 25th land, as Jund Sacrifice is a mana-hungry deck, but there's a lot we want to fit in right now. The fourth Priest of Forgotten Gods and the third Woe Strider are invaluable against aggressive decks, but missing land drops is a death knell against most of the format. If push comes to shove and I need a 25th land I'm probably trimming a Woe Strider or moving another Bolas's Citadel to the sideboard. 

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There's a lot of complaining about Standard in "the discourse" right now, but honestly, I'm really enjoying it. There's a lot of churn in the format, tuning your 75 week to week is incredibly rewarding, and rumors of Bant's dominance are complete hyperbole. 

The format rewards tight play, games are pretty varied in experience, and we have high level events every week to inspire innovation. I want to shout out Star City Games in particular for putting on the best online tournament circuit I've seen yet, with clear goals, smoothly run events, and cash prizes on par with their tabletop events along with their usual stellar coverage. 

Standard is probably the most powerful it's been in a long while, but it's still incredibly fun and rewarding, and I'm not about to quit anytime soon. See you next week!