Finally!

The only thought I had racing through my head at 8am on Monday was that they had finally, finally just done it. Wilderness Reclamation and Teferi, Time Raveler were banned, immediately, and for good measure they took Growth Spiral and Cauldron Familiar with them. Pretty much everything that had made Standard miserable for months was finally gone, and it was time to explore a world that was free.

The Dearly Departed

Teferi, Time Raveler's ban feels like a whole host of cards have been effectively unbanned. Essence Scatter, three-mana counterspells, spot removal that doesn't double as an Eldraine creature, and cards like Finale of Promise that were utterly blanked by Teferi's passive ability. We're allowed to play Magic on both turns if we want, and Doom Blade creatures immediately after they come in to play. 

The Growth Spiral and Wilderness Reclamation ban effectively slashes Simic's tires and forces them to play fair for the first time since the beginning of 2019. Mana dorks, Wolfwillow Haven and three-cost ramp like Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and Cultivate still exist, but there isn't the same pressure as last week to end the game before the opponent is able to spend 10 mana on turn four.

And finally, Cauldron Familiar means that trample is no longer required for an efficient creature to even attack in a third of the matchups. But more importantly, we've collectively all just saved thousands of hours of waiting for opponents to activate Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven dozens of times a match. And if that isn't the most responsible thing Wizards has done lately, I don't know what is.

With so many cards gone, I'm sure we'll finally see some new color combinations and strategies, not just a bunch of blue-green decks.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Temur Adventures by tangrams

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

Created By: tangrams

Event: SCG Tour Online - Standard Challenge #3 - 08/03/2020

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $291.75

Cards

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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Temple of Epiphany

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.46

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

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Lucky Clover

Market Price: $0.07

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Whenever you cast an Adventure instant or sorcery spell, copy it. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $13.16

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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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Escape to the Wilds

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.46

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Exile the top five cards of your library. You may play cards exiled this way until the end of your next turn.
You may play an additional land this turn.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.78

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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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Once and Future

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.07

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand. Put up to one other target card from your graveyard on top of your library. Exile Once and Future.
Adamant — If at least three green mana was spent to cast this spell, instead return those cards to your hand and exile Once and Future.

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Return to Nature

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.09

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

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Beanstalk Giant // Fertile Footsteps

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $8.66

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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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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.14

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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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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

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Fling

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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

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Adventurous Impulse

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.02

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Look at the top three cards of your library. You may reveal a creature or land 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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Grafdigger's Cage

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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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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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Flame Sweep

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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

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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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Fae of Wishes // Granted

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.18

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Storm's Wrath

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.35

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

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Shadowspear

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has trample and lifelink.
{1}: Permanents your opponents control lose hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.
Equip {2}

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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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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Temur Control by Cameron Sullivan

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

Created By: Cameron Sullivan

Event: SCG Tour Online - Standard Challenge #3 - 08/03/2020

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $394.50

Cards

Temple of Epiphany

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.46

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/236287_200w.jpg

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

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Opt

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.08

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Scry 1.
Draw a card.

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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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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Shock

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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Shock deals 2 damage to any target.

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.64

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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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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $11.81

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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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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.78

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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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Storm's Wrath

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.35

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

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Wilt

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.16

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

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.14

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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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Ral, Izzet Viceroy

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.87

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+1: Look at the top two cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the other into your graveyard.
−3: Ral, Izzet Viceroy deals damage to target creature equal to the total number of instant and sorcery cards you own in exile and in your graveyard.
−8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, this emblem deals 4 damage to any target and you draw two cards."

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $11.61

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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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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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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $13.16

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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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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $8.66

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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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Niv-Mizzet, Parun

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $2.82

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This spell can't be countered.
Flying
Whenever you draw a card, Niv-Mizzet, Parun deals 1 damage to any target.
Whenever a player casts an instant or sorcery spell, you draw a card.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.55

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

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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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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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

({T}: Add {G}.)

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Teferi, Master of Time

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $8.45

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

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Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.29

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

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Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Sultai Control by Elijah Stein

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

Created By: Elijah Stein

Event: SCG Tour Online - Standard Challenge #3 - 08/03/2020

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $405.28

Cards

Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $11.81

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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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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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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: $11.72

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/212691_200w.jpg

({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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Llanowar Visionary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.18

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

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Teferi, Master of Time

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $8.45

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

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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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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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $11.66

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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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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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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.18

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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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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

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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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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.11

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

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Casualties of War

Color Identity:B,G

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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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Thought Distortion

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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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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Thought Erasure

Color Identity:B,U

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

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Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

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+2: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon deals 3 damage to any target.
−X: Exile each permanent with mana value X or less that's one or more colors.
−10: You gain 7 life, draw seven cards, then put up to seven permanent cards from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Cultivate

Color Identity:G

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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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Enter the God-Eternals

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.28

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Enter the God-Eternals deals 4 damage to target creature and you gain life equal to the damage dealt this way. Target player mills four cards. Amass 4. (Put four +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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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Eliminate

Color Identity:B

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

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.78

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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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Hydroid Krasis

Color Identity:G,U

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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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Whelp, time to go back to Historic.

Blue-Green Value Machines

But actually, it's not surprising that the first decks to do well are strategies that we've seen before. 

With every archetype losing cards, the first cards that jumped to people's minds were the final theme of Eldraine that hasn't been banned, Adventures. Temur Adventures was a top deck just a few months ago, and was only pushed out by poor matchups against Rakdos Sacrifice and Wilderness Reclamation. With a whole lot less Mayhem Devil and 100% less Wilderness Reclamation running around, it feels poised for a comeback.

Of course, it helps substantially that the deck is, for most intents and purposes, set in stone. A couple cards in the maindeck can change, but when a deck plays four Edgewall Innkeeper, four Lucky Clover and three colors, the only thing to do is load it up with Adventure creatures. The wish sideboard from Fae of Wishes is interesting, but most of the cards are simply the most powerful effect the deck might want. Fundamentally, only a few cards can even change week to week.

If there's one card that can be said to have defined these first few days of Standard, it's Edgewall Innkeeper. Lucky Clover and Fae of Wishes provide incredible power over the course of the game, but Edgewall Innkeeper gives the deck the consistency and card draw to assemble all the pieces. While there is a lot of effective card advantage, the tools that Temur Adventures has on the Adventure side of the cards don't all fit every situation. 

Decks that will do well in Standard must be able to answer an Edgewall Innkeeper immediately, or become buried in card advantage.

What's fascinating about the second Temur list is how well it answers Temur Adventures, main decking four copies of Shock, on top of a host of other red removal. Niv-Mizzet, Parun effectively can't be answered by Temur Adventures, only delayed, unless they've already prepared ahead of time by casting Fae of Wishes for an Ugin, the Spirit Dragon (but if they have, who would ever cast a Niv-Mizzet into it?). Even a card like Aether Gust will only delay things for a turn, and only if it's still on the stack.

Sultai Ramp decks are looking to pick apart Temur Adventure's synergies. Thought Erasure and Eliminate put Temur in an awkward position with their Edgewall Innkeeper, because there isn't a safe place for the green one-drop to hide, especially when Temur is on the draw. If they play Innkeeper on turn one, it can be Eliminate. If they don't, it can be Thought Erasure. Erasure also answers Lucky Clover before it can become a problem.

Once Temur has been delayed, Sultai's late game built around Nissa, Who Shakes the World—the last big mana engine left in Standard—will control the board and take over the game before Temur can set up. 

Getting Aggressive

If there's one thing that strikes me about all three of these blue-green decks, it's that they're slow. Temur Adventures has a lot of ways to interact, but without a Lucky Clover they're all miserably inefficient. Temur Control has a variety of removal spells, but they're relying heavily on an active Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse to shore up their defenses against a creature with more than a couple points of toughness. And Sultai might have a few spot removal spells, but 28 lands and 10 cards that cost more than five mana mean that they need to have the early interaction right away to make it to that late game. Even then, making one 3/3 from a Nissa, Who Shakes the World on turn five is no guarantee that they can survive against an aggressive deck.

And when it comes to attacking for lethal, no card does it better than Embercleave.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Red Aggro by Brandon Burton

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

Created By: Brandon Burton

Event: SCG Tour Online - Standard Challenge #3 - 08/03/2020

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $44.36

Cards

Phoenix of Ash

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.14

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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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Tibalt, Rakish Instigator

Color Identity:R

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Your opponents can't gain life.
−2: Create a 1/1 red Devil creature token with "When this creature dies, it deals 1 damage to any target."

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Runaway Steam-Kin

Color Identity:R

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Whenever you cast a red spell, if Runaway Steam-Kin has fewer than three +1/+1 counters on it, put a +1/+1 counter on Runaway Steam-Kin.
Remove three +1/+1 counters from Runaway Steam-Kin: Add {R}{R}{R}.

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Fervent Champion

Color Identity:R

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

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Shock

Color Identity:R

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Shock deals 2 damage to any target.

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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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Anax, Hardened in the Forge

Color Identity:R

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

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Castle Embereth

Color Identity:R

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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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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Light Up the Stage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.24

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Spectacle {R} (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)
Exile the top two cards of your library. Until the end of your next turn, you may play those cards.

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Scorch Spitter

Color Identity:R

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

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Robber of the Rich

Color Identity:R

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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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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

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Redcap Melee deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If a nonred permanent is dealt damage this way, you sacrifice a land.

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Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

Color Identity:R

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If a red source you control would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, it deals that much damage plus 2 instead.

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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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Tin Street Dodger

Color Identity:R

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

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Embercleave

Color Identity:R

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

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Embereth Shieldbreaker // Battle Display

Color Identity:R

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Helping Embercleave's case is that red removal feels at an all-time high. Shock is good, and Bonecrusher Giant is better. Mono-Red Aggro looks well positioned to exploit the format. The deck isn't substantially different than it has been for sets, but it has never been that far behind the rest of the format either. Now with the top decks getting powered down to its level, it could be time to believe in the cleave.

What makes me a bit skeptical, however, is the relative weakness of the rest of the deck, especially with all the Aether Gust, Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and Hydroid Krasis running around. There are multiple problems that haven't gone anywhere, leading me to look way back to GP Portland at the end of last year for some inspiration:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Rakdos Knights by Nick Prince

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

Created By: Nick Prince

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $135.63

Cards

Drill Bit

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.12

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

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Tournament Grounds

Color Identity:B,R,W

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

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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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Sorcerous Spyglass

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

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Embercleave

Color Identity:R

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

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Knight of the Ebon Legion

Color Identity:B

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

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Shadowspear

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has trample and lifelink.
{1}: Permanents your opponents control lose hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.
Equip {2}

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Gutterbones

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.99

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

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.02

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Redcap Melee deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If a nonred permanent is dealt damage this way, you sacrifice a land.

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Fervent Champion

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.20

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

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Spawn of Mayhem

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.44

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

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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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Stormfist Crusader

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.50

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

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Epic Downfall

Color Identity:B

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Exile target creature with mana value 3 or greater.

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $14.03

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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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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.14

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Blacklance Paragon

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.17

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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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Embereth Shieldbreaker // Battle Display

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Duress

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.02

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

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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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Rotting Regisaur

Color Identity:B

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At the beginning of your upkeep, discard a card.

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Drawing heavily from Dylan Nollen's winning list and updating it for the current metagame, Rakdos Knights offers better creatures, including Knight of the Ebon Legion, the best one-drop in Standard, as well as some options that are immune to Aether Gust. Instead of relatively unimpressive cards like Scorch Spitter and Tin Street Dodger, Rakdos Knights feels like it gets to run creatures that stand better on their own.

A couple of the things I've tried to do in the deck feel a little strange, but I'm adapting to the metagame as it exists. Rotting Regisaur is still the biggest creature in the game for its cost, but with a vast amount of the metagame playing Brazen Borrower, I'm disinclined to make Disperse a powerful card against my aggro deck. Additionally, Eliminate is the most common black removal spell, and while it hits most of the deck, it can't kill a Spawn of Mayhem. It's important enough that I feel I want to have access to it starting in game one. Shifting the converted mana cost away from odd numbers to even against Extinction Event is an added bonus. While I still want four Rotting Regisaur as an option, I would rather board into them against players who will have more trouble against it.

If there's one thing I really appreciate about Rakdos Knights, it's the four copies of Drill Bit to dismantle opposing strategies so that the aggressive Radkos cards can win. None of the first slew of decks that have done well have the means to recoup card advantage in meaningful ways before they can pay a significant amount of mana, and Rakdos isn't going to give them the time to do so. 

But if Rakdos isn't your speed, how about Izzet?

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Izzet Prowess by Nick Prince

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

Created By: Nick Prince

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $148.87

Cards

Shock

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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Shock deals 2 damage to any target.

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Stormwing Entity

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.71

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This spell costs {2}{U} less to cast if you've cast an instant or sorcery spell this turn.
Flying
Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
When Stormwing Entity enters the battlefield, scry 2.

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Opt

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.08

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Scry 1.
Draw a card.

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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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Temple of Epiphany

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.46

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

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Frantic Inventory

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.04

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Draw a card, then draw cards equal to the number of cards named Frantic Inventory in your graveyard.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

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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: $14.14

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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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Light Up the Stage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.24

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Spectacle {R} (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)
Exile the top two cards of your library. Until the end of your next turn, you may play those cards.

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Crash Through

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.12

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Creatures you control gain trample until end of turn. (A creature with trample can deal excess combat damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking.)
Draw a card.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.94

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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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Raking Claws

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Target creature gains double strike until end of turn.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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The Royal Scions

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $1.23

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+1: Draw a card, then discard a card.
+1: Target creature gets +2/+0 and gains first strike and trample until end of turn.
−8: Draw four cards. When you do, The Royal Scions deals damage to any target equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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Sprite Dragon

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.71

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Flying, haste
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Sprite Dragon.

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.11

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

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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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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Embercleave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.66

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

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Crackling Drake

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.08

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Flying
Crackling Drake's power is equal to the total number of instant and sorcery cards you own in exile and in your graveyard.
When Crackling Drake enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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There are a lot of builds of Izzet at the moment, and this is where I would start. The same cards that impress me about Rakdos can transfer over to Izzet if we want, playing both Bonecrusher Giant and Embercleave alongside aggressive, evasive creatures like Sprite Dragon. With the ground getting gummed up by Nissa lands, flying over feels like a solid plan.

Sprite Dragon in particular has routinely impressed me since it was printed, but the power level of the format has meant that it hasn't had a chance to shine. Prowess is a strong mechanic on its own, and making the bonus permanent gets out of control quickly. Stormwing Entity, similar to Spawn of Mayhem, does well at evading Eliminate also.

What I like most about Izzet is that, unlike Rakdos, the deck can transform post-board to have a more controlling strategy. Narset, Parter of Veils, The Royal Scions and Crackling Drake all give the deck a longer game, especially when it's boarding into countermagic. When the deck needs to slow down, it's capable of doing so, especially if the opponent is sideboarding like it's still game one.

In a similar vein as Prowess, Arclight Phoenix may finally have been unlocked, especially now that Finale of Promise isn't immediately invalidated by Teferi, Time Raveler:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Izzet Phoenix by Nick Prince

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

Created By: Nick Prince

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $102.18

Cards

Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $14.14

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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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Opt

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.08

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Scry 1.
Draw a card.

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Arclight Phoenix

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.26

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Flying, haste
At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you've cast three or more instant and sorcery spells this turn, return Arclight Phoenix from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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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: $0.94

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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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Flame Sweep

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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

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Cathartic Reunion

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.15

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard two cards.
Draw three cards.

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Crackling Drake

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.08

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Flying
Crackling Drake's power is equal to the total number of instant and sorcery cards you own in exile and in your graveyard.
When Crackling Drake enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Temple of Epiphany

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.46

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

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Finale of Promise

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.38

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You may cast up to one target instant card and/or up to one target sorcery card from your graveyard each with mana value X or less without paying their mana costs. If a spell cast this way would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead. If X is 10 or more, copy each of those spells twice. You may choose new targets for the copies.

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Goblin Electromancer

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.13

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Instant and sorcery spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Shock

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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Shock deals 2 damage to any target.

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Thrill of Possibility

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.11

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a card.
Draw two cards.

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Niv-Mizzet, Parun

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $2.82

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This spell can't be countered.
Flying
Whenever you draw a card, Niv-Mizzet, Parun deals 1 damage to any target.
Whenever a player casts an instant or sorcery spell, you draw a card.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Stormwing Entity

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.71

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This spell costs {2}{U} less to cast if you've cast an instant or sorcery spell this turn.
Flying
Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
When Stormwing Entity enters the battlefield, scry 2.

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The Royal Scions

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $1.23

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+1: Draw a card, then discard a card.
+1: Target creature gets +2/+0 and gains first strike and trample until end of turn.
−8: Draw four cards. When you do, The Royal Scions deals damage to any target equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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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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Frantic Inventory

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.04

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Draw a card, then draw cards equal to the number of cards named Frantic Inventory in your graveyard.

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.11

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

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Ral, Izzet Viceroy

Color Identity:R,U

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+1: Look at the top two cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the other into your graveyard.
−3: Ral, Izzet Viceroy deals damage to target creature equal to the total number of instant and sorcery cards you own in exile and in your graveyard.
−8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, this emblem deals 4 damage to any target and you draw two cards."

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It's not exactly my forte, but the overall theme of Izzet Phoenix seems right in line with what the format is doing. The biggest trick for the deck will be successfully dodging Scavenging Ooze, though the card is not nearly as common as it has been recently.

While I've spent my time focusing on Edgewall Innkeeper and Bonecrusher Giant, there are a whole host of engines left to explore. The biggest questions I'll be looking to figure out over the next week are whether white aggressive decks can compete again, if Dream Trawler is basically untouchable now, if Doom Foretold has a home in this new, midrange format, and if there are any engines that were suppressed or overlooked. 

Wilderness Reclamation and Teferi, Time Raveler are gone, and we're finally free to explore.