Standard continues to evolve, and this week we got a lot of data. This past weekend we had the MTGO Showcase Challenge, the usual Sunday MTGO Challenge, the Star City Games $5k Strixhaven Championship Qualifier, the Insight Esport Tier 1 $5k, and the Altiora $2k. Five premier level events in two days gives us an incredibly deep look into the current Standard format:

After more than a month of Cycling over-performing while being under-represented, it finally hit the mainstream. Cycling was the most successful deck by a wide margin, and its worst matchup was a 49.6% winrate. Talk about no bad matchups.

Sultai Ultimatum did much better than I expected given the data from last week. New builds performed significantly better against Adventures variants of all kinds, converting previously unfavorable matchups into favorable ones.

Temur Adventures was the most popular Adventures variant, but the newer builds of Naya Adventures focused around Clarion Spirit performed just as well, albeit with a different matchup spread. Naya Adventures is favored in the head-to-head, though, and this will give it an edge in this weekend's events.

On the other hand, Naya Fury and the Naya Adventures builds based around The Great Henge performed terribly. Neither fared well against Sultai Ultimatum or Cycling, which made up a huge percentage of the metagame.

Mono-Red Aggro had a shockingly good weekend. While it still suffered against Temur Adventures, it fared well against every build of Naya Adventures and still has a good matchup against Sultai Ultimatum. Mono-White on the other hand suffered in the new metagame, not even maintaining a positive matchup against Sultai Ultimatum.

Dimir Rogues was an interesting case. It had very polarized matchups, dominating some decks while suffering miserably at the hands of others. It had a very promising win rate against Sultai Ultimatum and every three-color Adventures deck, but struggled to win matches against Cycling, Mono-Red Aggro, and Gruul Adventures.

This weekend's metagame will be hard to predict. Cycling is now strong enough to finally draw a strong reaction, but it has no predators in the current metagame. Most players will largely try to attack Cycling with their sideboards, but some will bring fresh archetypes to the metgame with cards like Elspeth's Nightmare. Sultai Ultimatum is naturally strong against the decks that prey on Cycling, so it's likely to remain a major player in the metagame. Everything else is fairly up in the air and likely to change over the next few days, but here's how I currently evaluate the metagame:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Cycling by Tomohiro Nakagawa

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

Created By: Tomohiro Nakagawa

Event: $5K Strixhaven Championship Qualifier

Rank: 3rd-4th

Standard

Market Price: $133.99

Cards

Hengegate Pathway

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $5.63

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Irencrag Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.32

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Whenever you draw your second card each turn, Irencrag Pyromancer deals 3 damage to any target.

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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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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Boon of the Wish-Giver

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.06

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Draw four cards.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Startling Development

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.03

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Until end of turn, target creature becomes a blue Serpent with base power and toughness 4/4.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Flourishing Fox

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.18

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Whenever you cycle another card, put a +1/+1 counter on Flourishing Fox.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Zenith Flare

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.08

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Zenith Flare deals X damage to any target and you gain X life, where X is the number of cards with a cycling ability in your graveyard.

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Frostveil Ambush

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.01

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Tap up to two target creatures. Those creatures don't untap during their controller's next untap step.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Savai Triome

Color Identity:B,R,W

Market Price: $9.53

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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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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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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Soul-Guide Lantern

Market Price: $2.01

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Drannith Stinger

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

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Whenever you cycle another card, Drannith Stinger deals 1 damage to each opponent.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Needleverge Pathway

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $4.21

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Riverglide Pathway

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $5.76

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Improbable Alliance

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.10

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Whenever you draw your second card each turn, create a 1/1 blue Faerie creature token with flying.
{4}{U}{R}: Draw a card, then discard a card.

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Valiant Rescuer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.08

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Whenever you cycle another card for the first time each turn, create a 1/1 white Human Soldier creature token.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Raugrin Triome

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $11.97

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

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Rielle, the Everwise

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $1.87

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Rielle, the Everwise gets +1/+0 for each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard.
Whenever you discard one or more cards for the first time each turn, draw that many cards.

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Go for Blood

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)
Cycling {1} ({1}, 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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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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Cycling is public enemy number one. With the shift to Irencrag Pyromancer, Cycling seemingly has no bad matchups and is heavily favored in almost any game where it's on the play. Graveyard hate in Standard is not strong enough to K.O. Cycling on its own, and while Valkmira, Protector's Shield is incredibly strong against Cycling, Naya Adventures seems to be the only other good white deck.

Even with a large target on its back I expect Cycling to still put up reasonable numbers this weekend. It's a very strong deck, and many archetypes cannot afford a realistic Cycling plan short of six or more dedicated sideboard cards.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Sultai Ultimatum by Corey Baumeister

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

Created By: Corey Baumeister

Event: Insight Esports Presents: Tier 1 $5,000 Standard Open

Rank: 1st

Standard

Market Price: $306.04

Cards

Extinction Event

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.68

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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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $12.75

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/212697_200w.jpg

({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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Mythos of Illuna

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $0.25

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Create a token that's a copy of target permanent. If {R}{G} was spent to cast this spell, instead create a token that's a copy of that permanent, except the token has "When this permanent enters the battlefield, if it's a creature, it fights up to one target creature you don't control."

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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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Wolfwillow Haven

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Enchant land
Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, its controller adds an additional {G}.
{4}{G}, Sacrifice Wolfwillow Haven: Create a 2/2 green Wolf creature token. Activate only during your turn.

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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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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/196608_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {B}.)

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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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Zagoth Triome

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $11.68

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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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Temple of Malady

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.44

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

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Valki, God of Lies

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $13.94

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

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Omen of the Sea

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Flash
When Omen of the Sea enters the battlefield, scry 2, then draw a card.
{2}{U}, Sacrifice Omen of the Sea: Scry 2.

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Clearwater Pathway

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $5.15

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Emergent Ultimatum

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $0.62

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Search your library for up to three monocolored cards with different names and exile them. An opponent chooses one of those cards. Shuffle that card into your library. You may cast the other cards without paying their mana costs. Exile Emergent Ultimatum.

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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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Darkbore Pathway

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $9.18

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Alrund's Epiphany

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.31

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

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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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Polukranos, Unchained

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $1.26

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Polukranos enters the battlefield with six +1/+1 counters on it. It escapes with twelve +1/+1 counters on it instead.
If damage would be dealt to Polukranos while it has a +1/+1 counter on it, prevent that damage and remove that many +1/+1 counters from it.
{1}{B}{G}: Polukranos fights another target creature.
Escape—{4}{B}{G}, Exile six other cards from your graveyard.

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Kiora Bests the Sea God

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.02

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Create an 8/8 blue Kraken creature token with hexproof.
II — Tap all nonland permanents target opponent controls. They don't untap during their controller's next untap step.
III — Gain control of target permanent an opponent controls. Untap it.

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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.38

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Binding the Old Gods

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.37

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Destroy target nonland permanent an opponent controls.
II — Search your library for a Forest card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
III — Creatures you control gain deathtouch until end of turn.

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Behold the Multiverse

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.15

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Scry 2, then draw two cards.
Foretell {1}{U} (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile this card from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.61

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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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Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $25.07

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Trample, haste
If you would put one or more counters on a permanent or player, put twice that many of each of those kinds of counters on that permanent or player instead.
If an opponent would put one or more counters on a permanent or player, they put half that many of each of those kinds of counters on that permanent or player instead, rounded down.

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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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Shadows' Verdict

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.12

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Exile all creatures and planeswalkers with mana value 3 or less from the battlefield and all creature and planeswalker cards with mana value 3 or less from all graveyards.

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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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Sea Gate Restoration

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $11.50

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Draw cards equal to the number of cards in your hand plus one. You have no maximum hand size for the rest of the game.

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Barkchannel Pathway

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.46

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Esika's Chariot

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.30

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

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Yorion, Sky Nomad

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $2.64

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Companion — Your starting deck contains at least twenty cards more than the minimum deck size. (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.)
Flying
When Yorion enters the battlefield, exile any number of other nonland permanents you own and control. Return those cards to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Sultai Ultimatum continues to adapt to the metagame and stands to gain a lot from Cycling's popularity even if Cycling itself is a bad matchup. Some of the best ways to tackle Cycling are dead weight against Sultai Ultimatum, and Emergent Ultimatum itself hasn't gotten any worse. The only common cards that are good against both Sultai Ultimatum and Cycling are Reidane, God of the Worthy and Duress.

Even if the metagame stays largely the same and people continue to disrespect Cycling, Sultai Ultimatum has a high floor in addition to a high ceiling. Expect Sultai to do well this weekend.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Naya Adventures by Tixis

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

Created By: Tixis

Event: MTGO Standard Showcase Challenge

Rank: 1st

Standard

Market Price: $120.04

Cards

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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Kabira Takedown

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.23

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Kabira Takedown deals damage equal to the number of creatures you control to target creature or planeswalker.

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Branchloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $2.38

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/221843_200w.jpg

{T}: Add {G}.

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Cragcrown Pathway

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.99

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.38

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/221925_200w.jpg

{T}: Add {G}.

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Felidar Retreat

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.09

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —
• Create a 2/2 white Cat Beast creature token.
• Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control. Those creatures gain vigilance until end of turn.

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Reidane, God of the Worthy

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.80

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

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Drannith Magistrate

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $8.15

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Your opponents can't cast spells from anywhere other than their hands.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Giant Killer // Chop Down

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.34

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Toski, Bearer of Secrets

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.04

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This spell can't be countered.
Indestructible
Toski, Bearer of Secrets attacks each combat if able.
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.

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Jaspera Sentinel

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.10

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

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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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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Shredded Sails

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Choose one —
• Destroy target artifact.
• Shredded Sails deals 4 damage to target creature with flying.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Roiling Vortex

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.44

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At the beginning of each player's upkeep, Roiling Vortex deals 1 damage to them.
Whenever a player casts a spell, if no mana was spent to cast that spell, Roiling Vortex deals 5 damage to that player.
{R}: Your opponents can't gain life this turn.

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Showdown of the Skalds

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.65

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

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Shepherd of the Flock // Usher to Safety

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.09

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Run Afoul

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.02

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Target opponent sacrifices a creature with flying.

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Needleverge Pathway

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $4.21

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Clarion Spirit

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.28

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Whenever you cast your second spell each turn, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying.

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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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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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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Naya Adventures is potentially the best answer to the top two decks. While current builds suffered at the hands of both Sultai Ultimatum and Cycling, Naya Adventures is capable of seeing a large portion of its deck each game and is one of the best homes for Reidane, God of the Worthy.

That said, things will need to change. The Clarion Spirit package is capable of drowning other Adventure decks but weakens the deck against Sultai Ultimatum. The slower clock makes it much harder to appropriately pressure decks that are capable of going over the top of Naya and slamming the door. Expect to see a little less Toski, Bearer of Secrets and a little more Embercleave.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Temur Adventures by Michael Hennick

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

Created By: Michael Hennick

Event: Insight Esports Presents: Tier 1 $5,000 Standard Open

Rank: 3rd-4th

Standard

Market Price: $424.11

Cards

Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.93

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198683_200w.jpg

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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Embercleave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.64

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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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Scorching Dragonfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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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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Goldspan Dragon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $31.37

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

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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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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $20.18

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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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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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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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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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Soul-Guide Lantern

Market Price: $2.01

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Shredded Sails

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Choose one —
• Destroy target artifact.
• Shredded Sails deals 4 damage to target creature with flying.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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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

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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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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Cragcrown Pathway

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.99

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Spikefield Hazard

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.11

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

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Barkchannel Pathway

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.46

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/229210_200w.jpg

{T}: Add {G}.

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Behold the Multiverse

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.15

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Scry 2, then draw two cards.
Foretell {1}{U} (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile this card from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)

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Soul Sear

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

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Soul Sear deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker. That permanent loses indestructible until end of turn.

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Riverglide Pathway

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $5.76

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/221822_200w.jpg

{T}: Add {U}.

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Shatterskull Smashing

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.24

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

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Alrund's Epiphany

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.31

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

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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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Temur Adventures performed pretty well this past weekend. However, it suffered heavily against Naya Adventures, and the Cycling matchup was a coin flip. The Sultai Ultimatum matchup is unfavorable as well. None of these is disqualifying if you expect the metagame to stay roughly the same, but I don't.

Temur Adventures is the deck I'm least sure of placing this week. That said, I'm fairly confident that while it won't be the worst deck you could choose, it's not going to be in the top three decks of the weekend.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Naya Fling by runn3runn3r

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

Created By: runn3runn3r

Event: MTGO Standard Challenge

Rank: 2nd

Standard

Market Price: $207.67

Cards

Reidane, God of the Worthy

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.80

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/230921_200w.jpg

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

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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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Needleverge Pathway

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $4.21

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/221838_200w.jpg

{T}: Add {R}.

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Branchloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $2.38

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/221843_200w.jpg

{T}: Add {G}.

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Sejiri Shelter

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.46

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Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Roiling Vortex

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.44

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At the beginning of each player's upkeep, Roiling Vortex deals 1 damage to them.
Whenever a player casts a spell, if no mana was spent to cast that spell, Roiling Vortex deals 5 damage to that player.
{R}: Your opponents can't gain life this turn.

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Showdown of the Skalds

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.65

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

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Kazuul's Fury

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/199035_200w.jpg

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.05

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/104256_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {W}.)

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Archon of Absolution

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.17

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Flying
Protection from white (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything white.)
Creatures can't attack you or planeswalkers you control unless their controller pays {1} for each of those creatures.

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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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Fire Prophecy

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Fire Prophecy deals 3 damage to target creature. You may put a card from your hand on the bottom of your library. If you do, draw a card.

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Unleash Fury

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.32

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Double the power of target creature until end of turn.

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Cragcrown Pathway

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.99

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{T}: Add {R}.

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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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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.61

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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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Goldspan Dragon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $31.37

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

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Giant Killer // Chop Down

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.34

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Ox of Agonas

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.55

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When Ox of Agonas enters the battlefield, discard your hand, then draw three cards.
Escape—{R}{R}, Exile eight other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)
Ox of Agonas escapes with a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Shepherd of the Flock // Usher to Safety

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.09

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How the mighty have fallen. Naya Adventures can present two colors of flying blockers and can build a board faster. Cycling is a bad matchup too. In fact, Naya Fury went negative against all six of the most played archetypes this weekend.

I expect Naya Fury to be a good choice a few weeks in the future, but both the current metagame and the shifts I'm expecting are unfriendly environments. Play something else.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-White Aggro by billster47

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

Created By: billster47

Event: MTGO Standard Challenge

Rank: 9th-16th

Standard

Market Price: $111.89

Cards

Archon of Absolution

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.17

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Flying
Protection from white (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything white.)
Creatures can't attack you or planeswalkers you control unless their controller pays {1} for each of those creatures.

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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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Legion Angel

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.42

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Flying
When Legion Angel enters the battlefield, you may reveal a card you own named Legion Angel from outside the game and put it into your hand.

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Faceless Haven

Market Price: $3.91

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{T}: Add {C}.
{S}{S}{S}: Faceless Haven becomes a 4/3 creature with vigilance and all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land. ({S} can be paid with one mana from a snow source.)

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.25

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Castle Ardenvale enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains.
{T}: Add {W}.
{2}{W}{W}, {T}: Create a 1/1 white Human creature token.

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Usher of the Fallen

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.22

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Boast — {1}{W}: Create a 1/1 white Human Warrior creature token. (Activate only if this creature attacked this turn and only once each turn.)

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Reidane, God of the Worthy

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.80

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

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Giant Killer // Chop Down

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.34

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Seasoned Hallowblade

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.14

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Discard a card: Tap Seasoned Hallowblade. It gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Maul of the Skyclaves

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.13

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When Maul of the Skyclaves enters the battlefield, attach it to target creature you control.
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has flying and first strike.
Equip {2}{W}{W}

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $5.53

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When Skyclave Apparition enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland, nontoken permanent you don't control with mana value 4 or less.
When Skyclave Apparition leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner creates an X/X blue Illusion creature token, where X is the mana value of the exiled card.

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Halvar, God of Battle

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $7.40

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Creatures you control that are enchanted or equipped have double strike.
At the beginning of each combat, you may attach target Aura or Equipment attached to a creature you control to target creature you control.

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Snow-Covered Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.25

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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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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Disenchant

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.03

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Alseid of Life's Bounty

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.21

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Lifelink
{1}, Sacrifice Alseid of Life's Bounty: Target creature or enchantment you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $6.43

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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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Luminarch Aspirant

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.62

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

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Mono-White had a bad weekend, and it being a good time for Reidane, God of the Worthy doesn't save this deck unfortunately. The portion of the metagame this deck initially preyed upon has shrunk drastically, and Sultai Ultimatum went from a good matchup to a bad one. I'm not even sure this will be a good deck in a few weeks. Its time may have simply come and gone.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Red Aggro by rastaf

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

Created By: rastaf

Event: MTGO Standard Challenge

Rank: 1st

Standard

Market Price: $75.27

Cards

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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Soul Sear

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

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Soul Sear deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker. That permanent loses indestructible until end of turn.

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Fireblade Charger

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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As long as Fireblade Charger is equipped, it has haste.
When Fireblade Charger dies, it deals damage equal to its power to any target.

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Scorching Dragonfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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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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Faceless Haven

Market Price: $3.91

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{T}: Add {C}.
{S}{S}{S}: Faceless Haven becomes a 4/3 creature with vigilance and all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land. ({S} can be paid with one mana from a snow source.)

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Embereth Paladin

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.01

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Haste
Adamant — If at least three red mana was spent to cast this spell, Embereth Paladin enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Castle Embereth

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.36

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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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Embercleave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.64

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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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Shatterskull Smashing

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.24

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

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Snow-Covered Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.57

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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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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Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.65

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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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Ox of Agonas

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.55

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When Ox of Agonas enters the battlefield, discard your hand, then draw three cards.
Escape—{R}{R}, Exile eight other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)
Ox of Agonas escapes with a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Anax, Hardened in the Forge

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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

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Phoenix of Ash

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.15

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

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Robber of the Rich

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.87

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

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Frost Bite

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Frost Bite deals 2 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If you control three or more snow permanents, it deals 3 damage instead.

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Rimrock Knight // Boulder Rush

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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The Akroan War

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.19

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Gain control of target creature for as long as The Akroan War remains on the battlefield.
II — Until your next turn, creatures your opponents control attack each combat if able.
III — Each tapped creature deals damage to itself equal to its power.

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Mono-Red Aggro did okay. It wasn't a stellar performance, but it wasn't as bad as expected. The shift to Clarion Spirit was good news for Mono-Red, and while Temur Adventures and Mono-White Aggro are still horrific matchups, both are expected to drop off this weekend. The amount of Redcap Melee in the format may also decrease as people prepare more heavily for Cycling.

I won't claim Mono-Red Aggro is the best deck for this weekend, but I do think it'll face significantly less hate and can take advantage of shifts in the metagame if things go as I predict.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Dimir Rogues by Joshua Bausch

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

Created By: Joshua Bausch

Event: Insight Esports Presents: Tier 1 $5,000 Standard Open

Rank: 2nd

Standard

Market Price: $135.79

Cards

Of One Mind

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.06

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if you control a Human creature and a non-Human creature.
Draw two cards.

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Essence Scatter

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.02

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Counter target creature spell.

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Temple of Deceit

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.48

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

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Into the Story

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.22

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This spell costs {3} less to cast if an opponent has seven or more cards in their graveyard.
Draw four cards.

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Merfolk Windrobber

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Flying
Whenever Merfolk Windrobber deals combat damage to a player, that player mills a card. (They put the top card of their library into their graveyard.)
Sacrifice Merfolk Windrobber: Draw a card. Activate only if an opponent has eight or more cards in their 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: $4.61

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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: $0.93

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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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Drown in the Loch

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $1.64

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Choose one —
• Counter target spell with mana value less than or equal to the number of cards in its controller's graveyard.
• Destroy target creature with mana value less than or equal to the number of cards in its controller's graveyard.

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Soul-Guide Lantern

Market Price: $2.01

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Clearwater Pathway

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $5.15

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Lullmage's Domination

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.04

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This spell costs {3} less to cast if it targets a creature whose controller has eight or more cards in their graveyard.
Gain control of target creature with mana value X.

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Cling to Dust

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.17

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Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, you gain 3 life. Otherwise, you draw a card.
Escape—{3}{B}, 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: $0.39

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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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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $6.43

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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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Soaring Thought-Thief

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.10

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Flash
Flying
As long as an opponent has eight or more cards in their graveyard, Rogues you control get +1/+0.
Whenever one or more Rogues you control attack, each opponent mills two cards.

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Didn't Say Please

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.19

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Counter target spell. Its controller mills three cards.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Zagoth Triome

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $11.68

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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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Thieves' Guild Enforcer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.29

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Flash
Whenever Thieves' Guild Enforcer or another Rogue enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent mills two cards.
As long as an opponent has eight or more cards in their graveyard, Thieves' Guild Enforcer gets +2/+1 and has deathtouch.

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Ruin Crab

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.76

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent mills three cards. (To mill a card, a player puts the top card of their library into their graveyard.)

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Skyclave Shade

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.16

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Kicker {2}{B}
Skyclave Shade can't block.
If Skyclave Shade was kicked, it enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, if Skyclave Shade is in your graveyard and it's your turn, you may cast it from your graveyard this turn.

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Crippling Fear

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.70

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Choose a creature type. Creatures that aren't of the chosen type get -3/-3 until end of turn.

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Agadeem's Awakening

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $13.58

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Return from your graveyard to the battlefield any number of target creature cards that each have a different mana value X or less.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Dead Weight

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.02

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets -2/-2.

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Bloodchief's Thirst

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.33

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Kicker {2}{B} (You may pay an additional {2}{B} as you cast this spell.)
Destroy target creature or planeswalker with mana value 2 or less. If this spell was kicked, instead destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Feed the Swarm

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.26

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Destroy target creature or enchantment an opponent controls. You lose life equal to that permanent's mana value.

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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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I've made fun of Dimir Rogues a lot in this column, but this may actually be the deck's time to shine. Gruul Adventures and Rakdos Sacrifice are nowhere to be seen, and Mono-Red Aggro might be on the decline. The big problem is that while everyone else is packing more graveyard hate for Cycling, Dimir Rogues actively fuels Zenith Flare.

The plus side is that the graveyard hate that is good against Cycling is less effective against Rogues than the escape cards people usually pack for Rogues, and Cycling is going to face a ton of hate this weekend. While I don't recommend Dimir Rogues, for the first time in a while I don't think registering it is a mistake.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Sultai Ultimatum by Yoman5

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

Created By: Yoman5

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $295.82

Cards

Wolfwillow Haven

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Enchant land
Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, its controller adds an additional {G}.
{4}{G}, Sacrifice Wolfwillow Haven: Create a 2/2 green Wolf creature token. Activate only during your turn.

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Valki, God of Lies

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $13.94

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

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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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Polukranos, Unchained

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $1.26

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Polukranos enters the battlefield with six +1/+1 counters on it. It escapes with twelve +1/+1 counters on it instead.
If damage would be dealt to Polukranos while it has a +1/+1 counter on it, prevent that damage and remove that many +1/+1 counters from it.
{1}{B}{G}: Polukranos fights another target creature.
Escape—{4}{B}{G}, Exile six other cards from your graveyard.

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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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Emergent Ultimatum

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $0.62

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Search your library for up to three monocolored cards with different names and exile them. An opponent chooses one of those cards. Shuffle that card into your library. You may cast the other cards without paying their mana costs. Exile Emergent Ultimatum.

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Barkchannel Pathway

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.46

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Mythos of Illuna

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $0.25

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Create a token that's a copy of target permanent. If {R}{G} was spent to cast this spell, instead create a token that's a copy of that permanent, except the token has "When this permanent enters the battlefield, if it's a creature, it fights up to one target creature you don't control."

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Clearwater Pathway

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $5.15

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Sea Gate Restoration

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $11.50

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Draw cards equal to the number of cards in your hand plus one. You have no maximum hand size for the rest of the game.

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Omen of the Sea

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Flash
When Omen of the Sea enters the battlefield, scry 2, then draw a card.
{2}{U}, Sacrifice Omen of the Sea: Scry 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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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.38

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Darkbore Pathway

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $9.18

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{T}: Add {B}.

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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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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Elspeth's Nightmare

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.12

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Destroy target creature an opponent controls with power 2 or less.
II — Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.
III — Exile target opponent's graveyard.

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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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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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Temple of Malady

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.44

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

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Shadows' Verdict

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.12

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Exile all creatures and planeswalkers with mana value 3 or less from the battlefield and all creature and planeswalker cards with mana value 3 or less from all graveyards.

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Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider

Color Identity:G

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Trample, haste
If you would put one or more counters on a permanent or player, put twice that many of each of those kinds of counters on that permanent or player instead.
If an opponent would put one or more counters on a permanent or player, they put half that many of each of those kinds of counters on that permanent or player instead, rounded down.

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Esika's Chariot

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.30

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

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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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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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Kiora Bests the Sea God

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.02

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Create an 8/8 blue Kraken creature token with hexproof.
II — Tap all nonland permanents target opponent controls. They don't untap during their controller's next untap step.
III — Gain control of target permanent an opponent controls. Untap it.

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Yorion, Sky Nomad

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $2.64

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Companion — Your starting deck contains at least twenty cards more than the minimum deck size. (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.)
Flying
When Yorion enters the battlefield, exile any number of other nonland permanents you own and control. Return those cards to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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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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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Extinction Event

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.68

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

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Zagoth Triome

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $11.68

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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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Alrund's Epiphany

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.31

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

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Binding the Old Gods

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.37

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Destroy target nonland permanent an opponent controls.
II — Search your library for a Forest card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
III — Creatures you control gain deathtouch until end of turn.

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I played Cycling to a Top 16 in both $5ks, so why not run it back?

Well, I may still do that, but I expect the metagame to get a lot more hostile toward Cycling, and I think Sultai is the safest bet against the shifting metagame. It's still got a very powerful core, and the new build featuring Mythos of Illuna is promising.

I wanted to fit in some more ways to try and win out against Cycling and Naya in game one while still having power against the potential return of decks like Doom Foretold. It's possible that I've over-hedged for game ones and may suffer in the mirror, but Disdainful Stroke seems very well positioned, and if I'm wrong it won't be by much.

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Standard continues to be a lot of fun in both deck building and gameplay. The format has a lot of depth, and week-to-week tuning is rewarded well. While the Mythic Qualifier this weekend is Sealed, there are still plenty of Standard events this weekend, and I'm looking forward to seeing if people will respect Cycling or lose to it for the seventh week in a row. Which will you do?