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Brad Nelson has been touting Sultai Midrange as the best-positioned deck in standard and he ended up playing it at Grand Prix Pittsburgh. Logan "Jaberwocki" Nettles won an MTGO PTQ with the deck and he was kind enough to share his updated list and notes with me. I made a few changes, replacing Nettles' Traverse the Ulvenwald and Duskwatch Recruiters with Den Protectors. I also added four Deathmist Raptors to the sideboard to improve the grinding midrange matchups.

The deck is essentially a black/green value deck than also presents a reasonable curve. It can become a much more controlling deck post-board by bringing in discard spells, extra spot-removal, and more Languishes. All the threats in the deck have the potential to overtake the game if left unchecked. Sylvan Advocate is a 4/5 in the late game that attacks and blocks and makes our creature-lands bigger. Nissa, Vastwood Seer becomes a Planeswalker. Tireless Tracker gets big and draws a bunch of cards. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet gets big and makes zombies. The Gitrog Monster is big and draws cards. Dragonlord Silumgar is a big flier that steals the opponent's best permanent. It takes a lot to get me interested in a nonwhite deck, but this deck has enough powerful tools that it piqued my interest.

Here is a sideboard guide for the most common matchups:

W/G Tokens

-2 Languish
-2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
-1 Den Protector
-1 Grasp of Darkness (on the play), -1 Nissa, Vastwood Seer (on the draw)

+2 Virulent Plague
+3 Duress
+1 Ruinous Path

W/B Control

-2 Languish
-2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
-4 Ultimate Price
-2 Grasp of Darkness
-1 Sylvan Advocate

+3 Duress
+2 Virulent Plague
+1 Ruinous Path
+1 Grasp of Darkness
+4 Deathmist Raptor

Bant Human Company

-2 Ruinous Path
-1 Den Protector
-1 Nissa, Vastwood Seer (on the draw)

+2 Languish
+1 Grasp of Darkness
+1 Lambholt Pacifist (on the draw)

Humans

-2 Dragonlord Silumgar
-3 Den Protector

+2 Languish
+1 Lambholt Pacifist
+1 Grasp of Darkness
+1 Ruinous Path

Seasons Past

-2 Languish
-1 Grasp of Darkness
-2 Ruinous Path
-1 Dragonlord Silumgar
-2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

+3 Duress
+1 Den Protector
+4 Deathmist Raptor

Craig Wescoe
@Nacatls4Life