Last week I gave my predictions on what this week's Banned & Restricted announcement would entail.

Let's take a look at how I fared and what these changes means for each of the impacted formats.

Historic

Agent of Treachery, Fires of Invention and Winota, Joiner of Forces were already on the suspended list, and have now been moved to the banned list after their removal showed an increase in format diversity.

Nexus of Fate was moved straight to the ban list because Wizards does not believe that they'll be able to safely bring it back to Historic in the near future. Last week, my article mentioned that either Wilderness Reclamation or Nexus of Fate had to be removed from the format, and it sounds like Wizards agreed: Nexus of Fate does not allow opponents to play Magic and warped the format. 

While Nexus of Fate has taken its last turn in Historic, it's not over for Wilderness Reclamation fans. Until now, Reclamation players have primarily used Nexus of Fate to win, but Expansion // Explosion is definitely viable. Here is Erickson Borabo's Temur Reclamation list, featuring no Nexus of Fate, but a package built around Wilderness Reclamation, Expansion // Explosion and powerful planeswalkers:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Temur Reclamation by Erickson Borabo

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

Created By: Erickson Borabo

Event:

Rank:

Freeform

Market Price: $318.79

Cards

Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.68

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

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $13.11

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

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Search for Azcanta // Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $5.14

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/145370_200w.jpg

At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard. Then if you have seven or more cards in your graveyard, you may transform Search for Azcanta.

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Hinterland Harbor

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $8.47

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Hinterland Harbor enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest or an Island.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $22.40

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

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

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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.99

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/235548_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {G}.)

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $11.47

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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: $0.17

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Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
Draw a card.

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Temple of Mystery

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $1.00

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

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Mystic Sanctuary

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.82

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({T}: Add {U}.)
Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield tapped unless you control three or more other Islands.
When Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield untapped, you may put target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Expansion // Explosion

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $2.32

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/176440_200w.jpg

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Blast Zone

Market Price: $3.59

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

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.43

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Thassa's Intervention

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.19

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Choose one —
• Look at the top X cards of your library. Put up to two of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
• Counter target spell unless its controller pays twice {X}.

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $9.52

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

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.36

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $18.90

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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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Tamiyo, Collector of Tales

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.99

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause you to discard cards or sacrifice permanents.
+1: Choose a nonland card name, then reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all cards with the chosen name from among them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
−3: Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Memorial to Genius

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.00

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Memorial to Genius enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {U}.
{4}{U}, {T}, Sacrifice Memorial to Genius: Draw two cards.

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Wilderness Reclamation

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.69

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

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Ral, Storm Conduit

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $2.03

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Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, Ral, Storm Conduit deals 1 damage to target opponent or planeswalker.
+2: Scry 1.
−2: When you cast your next instant or sorcery spell this turn, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.09

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Root Snare

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.03

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Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.66

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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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Shifting Ceratops

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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This spell can't be countered.
Protection from blue (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything blue.)
{G}: Shifting Ceratops gains your choice of reach, trample, or haste until end of turn.

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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.88

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

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.43

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

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.43

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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I picked Burning-Tree Emissary to be suspended, but I was genuinely surprised to see it happen. Gruul Aggro has dominated most iterations of Historic since its conception. Burning-Tree Emissary pushed it from simply being a synergistic and powerful aggro deck to one that caused issues for the format. Free mana is never truly free, and Burning-Tree Emissary finally paid the price. Moving forward, Gruul decks will definitely still exist and they will still be powerful. 

If you're interested in trying out Burning-Tree Emissary-less Gruul, Robert Taylor (@Fireshoes on Twitter) was playing this list prior to the suspension:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Gruul Aggro by Robert Taylor

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

Created By: Robert Taylor

Event:

Rank:

Freeform

Market Price: $259.38

Cards

Questing Beast

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $12.74

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

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.48

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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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Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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Robber of the Rich

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.81

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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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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $9.68

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

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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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Embercleave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $9.02

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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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Gruul Spellbreaker

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.57

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Riot (This creature enters the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)
Trample
As long as it's your turn, you and Gruul Spellbreaker have hexproof.

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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.12

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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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Rootbound Crag

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $3.83

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Rootbound Crag enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Forest.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Elder Gargaroth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $16.62

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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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Pelt Collector

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.38

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Whenever another creature you control enters the battlefield or dies, if that creature's power is greater than Pelt Collector's, put a +1/+1 counter on Pelt Collector.
As long as Pelt Collector has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, it has trample.

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Heroic Intervention

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $12.09

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Permanents you control gain hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.

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Domri's Ambush

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.21

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

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.43

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/235546_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {R}.)

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Storm's Wrath

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.46

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

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.99

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/235548_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {G}.)

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Soul Sear

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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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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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.93

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.68

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

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The other deck impacted by the Burning-Tree Emissary suspension was Mono-Red Aggro. Mono-red will still exist, however we may see it lean into a burn-heavy build with Viashino Pyromancer and Wizard's Lightning instead.

Overall, the bans and suspensions for Historic were net positive for the format and will create diversity where it was lacking before.

I wish I could say I was as happy about the Pioneer announcement.

Pioneer

Yep.

That's it.

Oath of Nissa has finally been unbanned after paying for the sins of Leyline of Abundance Once Upon a Time Oko, Thief of Crowns.

Wizards' article says that since the release of other sets and the banning of other cards, it's okay for Oath of Nissa to give some power back to the Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx decks that took over the format early on.

The first decks that will try Oath of Nissa are the Nykthos-based green devotion decks. On June 18, we saw Mono-Green put up a Top 16 finish in a Magic Online Challenge:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Devotion by kokoko098

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

Created By: kokoko098

Event:

Rank:

Pioneer

Market Price: $466.72

Cards

Pithing Needle

Market Price: $3.27

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As Pithing Needle enters the battlefield, choose a card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Voyaging Satyr

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.12

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{T}: Untap target land.

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Jadelight Ranger

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.64

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When Jadelight Ranger enters the battlefield, it explores, then it explores again. (Reveal the top card of your library. Put that card into your hand if it's a land. Otherwise, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature, then put the card back or put it into your graveyard. Then repeat this process.)

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Elvish Mystic

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.59

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Market Price: $28.63

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Choose a color. Add an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $6.87

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Whenever you tap a Forest for mana, add an additional {G}.
+1: Put three +1/+1 counters on up to one target noncreature land you control. Untap it. It becomes a 0/0 Elemental creature with vigilance and haste that's still a land.
−8: You get an emblem with "Lands you control have indestructible." Search your library for any number of Forest cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Market Price: $75.94

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When you cast this spell, exile two target permanents.
Indestructible
Whenever Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger attacks, defending player exiles the top twenty cards of their library.

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Voracious Hydra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.13

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

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The Great Henge

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $47.47

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

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Meteor Golem

Market Price: $1.00

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When Meteor Golem enters the battlefield, destroy target nonland permanent an opponent controls.

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Wolfwillow Haven

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.27

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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 this ability only during your turn.

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Emrakul, the Promised End

Market Price: $44.24

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each card type among cards in your graveyard.
When you cast this spell, you gain control of target opponent during that player's next turn. After that turn, that player takes an extra turn.
Flying, trample, protection from instants

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Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

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Flying
Whenever Skysovereign, Consul Flagship enters the battlefield or attacks, it deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls.
Crew 3 (Tap any number of creatures you control with total power 3 or more: This Vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)

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Vivien, Arkbow Ranger

Color Identity:G

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+1: Distribute two +1/+1 counters among up to two target creatures. They gain trample until end of turn.
−3: Target creature you control deals damage equal to its power to target creature or planeswalker.
−5: You may reveal a creature card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand.

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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

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Castle Garenbrig enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest.
{T}: Add {G}.
{2}{G}{G}, {T}: Add six {G}. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells or activate abilities of creatures.

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God-Pharaoh's Statue

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Spells your opponents cast cost {2} more to cast.
At the beginning of your end step, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Vivien Reid

Color Identity:G

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+1: Look at the top four 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 a random order.
−3: Destroy target artifact, enchantment, or creature with flying.
−8: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +2/+2 and have vigilance, trample, and indestructible."

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

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

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Darksteel Citadel

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Indestructible
{T}: Add {C}.

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Vivien, Monsters' Advocate

Color Identity:G

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

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Heaven // Earth

Color Identity:G,R

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Tormod's Crypt

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

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Walking Ballista

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Walking Ballista enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
{4}: Put a +1/+1 counter on Walking Ballista.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Walking Ballista: It deals 1 damage to any target.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Verdurous Gearhulk

Color Identity:G

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Trample
When Verdurous Gearhulk enters the battlefield, distribute four +1/+1 counters among any number of target creatures you control.

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Karn, the Great Creator

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Activated abilities of artifacts your opponents control can't be activated.
+1: Until your next turn, up to one target noncreature artifact becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness each equal to its converted mana cost.
−2: You may reveal an artifact card you own from outside the game or choose a face-up artifact card you own in exile. Put that card into your hand.

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While Oath of Nissa could technically go into any green Pioneer deck, including Devotion, Kethis, the Hidden Hand is the deck that's happiest to see it return.

If you're looking for a starting point, we saw a Kethis deck Top 16 a Pioneer Challenge just a few weeks ago:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Kethis Combo by Traft

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

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Event:

Rank:

Pioneer

Market Price: $543.70

Cards

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

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Each land is a Swamp in addition to its other land types.

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Wishclaw Talisman

Color Identity:B

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Wishclaw Talisman enters the battlefield with three wish counters on it.
{1}, {T}, Remove a wish counter from Wishclaw Talisman: Search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library. An opponent gains control of Wishclaw Talisman. Activate this ability only during your turn.

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

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Companion — Each permanent card in your starting deck has converted mana cost 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 converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard.

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Botanical Sanctum

Color Identity:G,U

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Botanical Sanctum enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

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

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Jace, Wielder of Mysteries

Color Identity:U

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If you would draw a card while your library has no cards in it, you win the game instead.
+1: Target player mills two cards. Draw a card.
−8: Draw seven cards. Then if your library has no cards in it, you win the game.

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Mythos of Nethroi

Color Identity:B,G,W

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Destroy target nonland permanent if it's a creature or if {G}{W} was spent to cast this spell.

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Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Color Identity:B,W

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Whenever an opponent casts a noncreature spell, that player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Diligent Excavator

Color Identity:U

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Whenever you cast a historic spell, target player mills two cards. (Artifacts, legendaries, and Sagas are historic.)

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Oath of Kaya

Color Identity:B,W

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When Oath of Kaya enters the battlefield, it deals 3 damage to any target and you gain 3 life.
Whenever an opponent attacks a planeswalker you control with one or more creatures, Oath of Kaya deals 2 damage to that player and you gain 2 life.

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Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Whenever you cast a historic spell, return target creature card with converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. (Artifacts, legendaries, and Sagas are historic.)

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Kethis, the Hidden Hand

Color Identity:B,G,W

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Legendary spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.
Exile two legendary cards from your graveyard: Until end of turn, each legendary card in your graveyard gains "You may play this card from your graveyard."

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Blooming Marsh

Color Identity:B,G

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Blooming Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Springleaf Drum

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

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Mana Confluence

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add one mana of any color.

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Vraska, Golgari Queen

Color Identity:B,G

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+2: You may sacrifice another permanent. If you do, you gain 1 life and draw a card.
−3: Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.
−9: You get an emblem with "Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game."

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Liliana, the Last Hope

Color Identity:B

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+1: Up to one target creature gets -2/-1 until your next turn.
−2: Mill two cards, then you may return a creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
−7: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your end step, create X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens, where X is two plus the number of Zombies you control."

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Emry, Lurker of the Loch

Color Identity:U

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each artifact you control.
When Emry, Lurker of the Loch enters the battlefield, mill four cards.
{T}: Choose target artifact card in your graveyard. You may cast that card this turn. (You still pay its costs. Timing rules still apply.)

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Lazav, the Multifarious

Color Identity:B,U

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When Lazav, the Multifarious enters the battlefield, surveil 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard.)
{X}: Lazav, the Multifarious becomes a copy of target creature card in your graveyard with converted mana cost X, except its name is Lazav, the Multifarious, it's legendary in addition to its other types, and it has this ability.

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Spire of Industry

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Pay 1 life: Add one mana of any color. Activate this ability only if you control an artifact.

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Hope of Ghirapur

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Flying
Sacrifice Hope of Ghirapur: Until your next turn, target player who was dealt combat damage by Hope of Ghirapur this turn can't cast noncreature spells.

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Island

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Teferi, Time Raveler

Color Identity:U,W

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

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target creature if it has converted mana cost 2 or less.
Revolt — Destroy that creature if it has converted mana cost 4 or less instead if a permanent you controlled left the battlefield this turn.

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Ashiok, Nightmare Muse

Color Identity:B,U

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+1: Create a 2/3 blue and black Nightmare creature token with "Whenever this creature attacks or blocks, each opponent exiles the top two cards of their library."
−3: Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand, then that player exiles a card from their hand.
−7: You may cast up to three spells from among face-up cards your opponents own from exile without paying their mana costs.

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Mox Amber

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{T}: Add one mana of any color among legendary creatures and planeswalkers you control.

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Chevill, Bane of Monsters

Color Identity:B,G

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Deathtouch
At the beginning of your upkeep, if your opponents control no permanents with bounty counters on them, put a bounty counter on target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls.
Whenever a permanent an opponent controls with a bounty counter on it dies, you gain 3 life and draw a card.

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The Pioneer announcement being so small blew my mind. Over the past months, Pioneer event attendance has been suffering on Magic Online, and if you believe what you read on social media, Inverter of Truth and Thassa's Oracle have something to do with it. But according to the data Wizards' article references, Dimir Inverter and Lotus Breach are not that big of a problem. 

Last weekend, Magic Online Pioneer Challenges were unable to start due to a lack of attendance. That tells me that there's probably an issue with the format. Considering the rationale behind unbanning Oath of Nissa boils down to "we've banned other green cards and the devotion decks need some help again," I'm not confident that this unban will have the desired outcome. However, as always I am hoping for the best.

Modern

Dust off your fancy basic lands, because Snow-Covered lands are canceled in Modern!

Arcum's Astrolabe was banned because it went against one of the most sacred rules of Magic design: if you're going to be greedy, your mana base should punish you for it. 

One of the interesting things about Modern when Arcum's Astrolabe was legal was that "Ponza" decks were still popular and doing well. Typically these decks are looking to go from one to three mana on turn two and utilize Blood Moon to punish their opponents for playing non-basic lands. 

As Arcum's Astrolabe gained in popularity, these decks deviated away from simply relying on Blood Moon to lock out their opponents, and now function in a more controlling manner. They are still targeting your manabase, but Klothys, God of Destiny and Seasoned Pyromancer do a good job of grinding people out. Now that Arcum's Astrolabe is gone and Blood Moon is able to play a bigger role in games, Gruul Ponza decks are going to be more powerful and harder to beat.

This ban will have a big impact on Modern, but I don't believe it'll open the door for many new strategies. Rather, we'll be seeing old strategies that had been run out of the format return to prominence. 

While the WotC article touched on why Arcum's Astrolabe needed to be banned, it did not address other cards. I believe simply banning Astrolabe is enough to open up the format, and that Urza, Lord High Artificer is fine staying. However, there was a window of opportunity to unban Bridge from Below and provide graveyard decks with additional resources and an alternative game plan. 

Pauper

Pauper Tron losing a card was a given, considering it was dominating and warping the format. The Pauper Challenge on July 5th had four Tron decks in the Top 8, so Expedition Map had to go.

Expedition Map is a good piece to ban, as it allows the deck to exist and function, just at a lower consistency, with decreased odds of having Tron assembled by turn three. 

As I said last week, Mystic Sanctuary is simply too powerful for a common card, and too powerful for Pauper. Delver decks were already strong, but now utilized Deprive and Tragic Lesson to bounce Mystic Sanctuary to their hand and replay it, creating endless loops. 

While Tron decks will continue on with consistency modifications, decks built around bouncing Mystic Sanctuary will see a bigger change.

Delver has always been a popular strategy in Pauper and has survived many, many bans. Gurmag Angler is too strong to put down.

The winners of the Pauper Banned & Restricted announcement are Mono-Green Elf Aggro and Boros Metalcraft.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green Aggro by SacredDevil

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

Created By: SacredDevil

Event: MTGO Pauper Challenge - 06/07/2020

Rank: 1st

Pauper

Market Price: $47.41

Cards

Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.99

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Rancor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.75

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 and has trample.
When Rancor is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Rancor to its owner's hand.

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Nest Invader

Color Identity:G

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When Nest Invader enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {C}."

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Nettle Sentinel

Color Identity:G

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Nettle Sentinel doesn't untap during your untap step.
Whenever you cast a green spell, you may untap Nettle Sentinel.

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Gleeful Sabotage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.45

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
Conspire (As you cast this spell, you may tap two untapped creatures you control that share a color with it. When you do, copy it and you may choose a new target for the copy.)

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Weather the Storm

Color Identity:G

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You gain 3 life.
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn.)

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Hunger of the Howlpack

Color Identity:G

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Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
Morbid — Put three +1/+1 counters on that creature instead if a creature died this turn.

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Silhana Ledgewalker

Color Identity:G

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Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
Silhana Ledgewalker can't be blocked except by creatures with flying.

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Skarrgan Pit-Skulk

Color Identity:G

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Bloodthirst 1 (If an opponent was dealt damage this turn, this creature enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Creatures with power less than Skarrgan Pit-Skulk's power can't block it.

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Gut Shot

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.62

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({R/P} can be paid with either {R} or 2 life.)
Gut Shot deals 1 damage to any target.

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Elephant Guide

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.23

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3.
When enchanted creature dies, create a 3/3 green Elephant creature token.

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Epic Confrontation

Color Identity:G

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Target creature you control gets +1/+2 until end of turn. It fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)

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Viridian Longbow

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Equipped creature has "{T}: This creature deals 1 damage to any target."
Equip {3} ({3}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays on the battlefield if the creature leaves.)

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Burning-Tree Emissary

Color Identity:G,R

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When Burning-Tree Emissary enters the battlefield, add {R}{G}.

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Quirion Ranger

Color Identity:G

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Return a Forest you control to its owner's hand: Untap target creature. Activate this ability only once each turn.

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Vault Skirge

Color Identity:B

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Flying
Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)

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Vines of Vastwood

Color Identity:G

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Kicker {G} (You may pay an additional {G} as you cast this spell.)
Target creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control this turn. If this spell was kicked, that creature gets +4/+4 until end of turn.

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Savage Swipe

Color Identity:G

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Target creature you control gets +2/+2 until end of turn if its power is 2. Then it fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)

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River Boa

Color Identity:G

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Islandwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls an Island.)
{G}: Regenerate River Boa.

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Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Boros Metalcraft by dragon7k

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

Created By: dragon7k

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $60.79

Cards

Leave No Trace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.61

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Radiance — Destroy target enchantment and each other enchantment that shares a color with it.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Aura Fracture

Color Identity:W

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Sacrifice a land: Destroy target enchantment.

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Relic of Progenitus

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{T}: Target player exiles a card from their graveyard.
{1}, Exile Relic of Progenitus: Exile all cards from all graveyards. Draw a card.

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Pyroblast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.80

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Choose one —
• Counter target spell if it's blue.
• Destroy target permanent if it's blue.

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Galvanic Blast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.15

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Galvanic Blast deals 2 damage to any target.
Metalcraft — Galvanic Blast deals 4 damage instead if you control three or more artifacts.

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Palace Sentinels

Color Identity:W

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When Palace Sentinels enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

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Standard Bearer

Color Identity:W

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While an opponent is choosing targets as part of casting a spell they control or activating an ability they control, that player must choose at least one Flagbearer on the battlefield if able.

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Prismatic Strands

Color Identity:W

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Prevent all damage that sources of the color of your choice would deal this turn.
Flashback—Tap an untapped white creature you control. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Electrickery

Color Identity:R

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Electrickery deals 1 damage to target creature you don't control.
Overload {1}{R} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Guardian of the Guildpact

Color Identity:W

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Protection from monocolored

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Boros Garrison

Color Identity:R,W

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Boros Garrison enters the battlefield tapped.
When Boros Garrison enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
{T}: Add {R}{W}.

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Cave of Temptation

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}: Add one mana of any color.
{4}, {T}, Sacrifice Cave of Temptation: Put two +1/+1 counters on target creature. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Secluded Steppe

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.06

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Secluded Steppe enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {W}.
Cycling {W} ({W}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Great Furnace

Color Identity:R

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Prophetic Prism

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When Prophetic Prism enters the battlefield, draw a card.
{1}, {T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

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Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield tapped.
When Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield, exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Shenanigans

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Destroy target artifact.
Dredge 1 (If you would draw a card, you may mill a card instead. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Bonder's Ornament

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{T}: Add one mana of any color.
{4}, {T}: Each player who controls a permanent named Bonder's Ornament draws a card.

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Suffocating Fumes

Color Identity:B

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Creatures your opponents control get -1/-1 until end of turn.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Radiant Fountain

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When Radiant Fountain enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life.
{T}: Add {C}.

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Forgotten Cave

Color Identity:R

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Forgotten Cave enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}.
Cycling {R} ({R}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Glint Hawk

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Glint Hawk enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you return an artifact you control to its owner's hand.

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Kor Skyfisher

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Kor Skyfisher enters the battlefield, return a permanent you control to its owner's hand.

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Ancient Den

Color Identity:W

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Journey to Nowhere

Color Identity:W

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When Journey to Nowhere enters the battlefield, exile target creature.
When Journey to Nowhere leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Thraben Inspector

Color Identity:W

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When Thraben Inspector enters the battlefield, investigate. (Create a colorless Clue artifact token with "{2}, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Golden Egg

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When Golden Egg enters the battlefield, draw a card.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Golden Egg: Add one mana of any color.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Golden Egg: You gain 3 life.

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Krark-Clan Shaman

Color Identity:R

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Sacrifice an artifact: Krark-Clan Shaman deals 1 damage to each creature without flying.

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Reaping the Graves

Color Identity:B

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Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

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Red Elemental Blast

Color Identity:R

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Choose one —
• Counter target blue spell.
• Destroy target blue permanent.

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Wind-Scarred Crag

Color Identity:R,W

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Wind-Scarred Crag enters the battlefield tapped.
When Wind-Scarred Crag enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Lone Missionary

Color Identity:W

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When Lone Missionary enters the battlefield, you gain 4 life.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Gorilla Shaman

Color Identity:R

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{X}{X}{1}: Destroy target noncreature artifact with converted mana cost X.

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Oblivion Ring

Color Identity:W

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When Oblivion Ring enters the battlefield, exile another target nonland permanent.
When Oblivion Ring leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Both of these decks remain unphased by the ban announcements and will be the decks to beat in this weekend's Magic Online Challenges.

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All things considered, I'm a fan of the changes made to Historic, Modern, and Pauper. 

While I remain optimistic about Pioneer, I believe will see more changes in the next Banned & Restricted announcement. Inverter of Truth should be banned, in order to break Dimir Inverter while allowing Lotus Breach to keep Thassa's Oracle. Lotus Breach is a powerful, but somewhat fragile deck that you are able to interact with. Dimir Inverter plays an incredibly strong control game while also getting a game-winning combo. While I'm not willing to say that we've allowed Splinter Twin into Pioneer, we have allowed a similar strategy into the format.

Whether WotC bans Inverter of Truth will depend on if they are okay having this type of combo-control deck in the format. The unbanning of Oath of Nissa will open the door to Kethis combo decks, so WotC can test the waters of what a high-powered format looks like.