Field of the Dead // Gone, am I right?

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Field of the Dead warped the Historic metagame and soft-banned control strategies while being consistently good against aggressive strategies. This left just linear synergy decks capable of blowing past a wall of Zombies and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath. CoCo Sacrifice and Azorius Auras were able to thrive in the ensuing environment because players weren't allowed to play adequate interaction. Goblins also succeeded because of the deck's ability to somehow build a wider board than Field of the Dead, faster.

With Field of the Dead banned, all of these decks lose a good matchup, but they all remain powerful pillars of the format with refined lists. They have a chance to adapt to the new metagame. Mono-Red Burn gains stock as Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath briefly leaves the format until its new home is found. There are also a slew of lower-tiered archetypes that have a lot more promise without Field of the Dead but still need to prove themselves in the new metagame.

There's plenty of time for new archetypes to be discovered before the Mythic Invitational in September, but the metagame has already started to solidify on MTG Arena. Here's where all these decks stand:

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Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Green "Pioneer" by Aaron Gertler

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

Created By: Aaron Gertler

Event:

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $289.58

Cards

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Market Price: $44.49

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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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Shadowspear

Market Price: $7.51

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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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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.15

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Stonecoil Serpent

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Reach, trample, protection from multicolored
Stonecoil Serpent enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.73

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{T}: Add {G}.

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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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Explore

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.26

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You may play an additional land this turn.
Draw a card.

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Golos, Tireless Pilgrim

Color Identity:B,G,R,U,W

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When Golos, Tireless Pilgrim enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
{2}{W}{U}{B}{R}{G}: Exile the top three cards of your library. You may play them this turn without paying their mana costs.

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Akroma's Memorial

Market Price: $26.05

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Creatures you control have flying, first strike, vigilance, trample, haste, and protection from black and from red.

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Platinum Angel

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Flying
You can't lose the game and your opponents can't win the game.

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Elder Gargaroth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $14.11

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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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Voracious Hydra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.51

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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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Grafdigger's Cage

Market Price: $1.65

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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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Sorcerous Spyglass

Market Price: $0.21

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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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Vivien, Arkbow Ranger

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.79

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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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Cascading Cataracts

Market Price: $3.71

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Indestructible
{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}: Add five mana in any combination of colors.

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The Great Henge

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $27.83

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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

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

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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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Mind Stone

Market Price: $0.69

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Mind Stone: Draw a card.

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Gilded Goose

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.63

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Flying
When Gilded Goose enters the battlefield, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
{1}{G}, {T}: Create a Food token.
{T}, Sacrifice a Food: Add one mana of any color.

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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.41

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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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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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Craterhoof Behemoth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $39.44

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Haste
When Craterhoof Behemoth enters the battlefield, creatures you control gain trample and get +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of creatures you control.

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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.56

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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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Current candidate for "Best Deck in Historic," Mono-Green Pioneer first appeared a few days before the bans. Aaron Gertler put together a list closely resembling the Mono-Green Devotion lists from Pioneer, making up for the lack of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx with Mind Stone and Explore.

The core game plan is to accelerate out planeswalkers and use the "wish" abilities of Karn, the Great Creator and Vivien, Arkbow Ranger to fetch the appropriate mana sink or hate card from the sideboard. Karn, the Great Creator in particular is very powerful since it's fairly easy to achieve five mana on turn three and produce a very early Grafdigger's Cage, shutting off several of the popular decks in the format.

Mono-Green Pioneer's power comes from its consistency paired up with a powerful endgame. Craterhoof Behemoth, Platinum Angel and Golos, Tireless Pilgrim are all capable of ending the game in various matchups, and turn-three Nissa, Who Shakes the World will always be a powerful play. I highly recommend you practice with and against this deck if you plan to play competitive Historic in the coming weeks.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Goblins by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event:

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $183.37

Cards

Muxus, Goblin Grandee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $26.94

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When Muxus, Goblin Grandee enters the battlefield, reveal the top six cards of your library. Put all Goblin creature cards with converted mana cost 5 or less from among them onto the battlefield and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
Whenever Muxus attacks, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each other Goblin you control.

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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.20

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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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Goblin Matron

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.27

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When Goblin Matron enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Goblin card, reveal that card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Krenko, Mob Boss

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.30

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{T}: Create X 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens, where X is the number of Goblins you control.

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Gate to the Afterlife

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Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, you gain 1 life. Then you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Gate to the Afterlife: Search your graveyard, hand, and/or library for a card named God-Pharaoh's Gift and put it onto the battlefield. If you search your library this way, shuffle it. Activate this ability only if there are six or more creature cards in your graveyard.

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Wily Goblin

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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When Wily Goblin enters the battlefield, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Phyrexian Tower

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $17.54

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Add {B}{B}.

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Goblin Cratermaker

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.15

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{1}, Sacrifice Goblin Cratermaker: Choose one —
• Goblin Cratermaker deals 2 damage to target creature.
• Destroy target colorless nonland permanent.

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Goblin Chieftain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.29

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Haste (This creature can attack and {T} as soon as it comes under your control.)
Other Goblin creatures you control get +1/+1 and have haste.

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Skirk Prospector

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.18

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Sacrifice a Goblin: Add {R}.

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Castle Embereth

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.45

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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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Abrade

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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Choose one —
• Abrade deals 3 damage to target creature.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Goblin Chainwhirler

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.54

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First strike
When Goblin Chainwhirler enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to each opponent and each creature and planeswalker they control.

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Siege-Gang Commander

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.71

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When Siege-Gang Commander enters the battlefield, create three 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens.
{1}{R}, Sacrifice a Goblin: Siege-Gang Commander deals 2 damage to any target.

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God-Pharaoh's Gift

Market Price: $0.48

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, you may exile a creature card from your graveyard. If you do, create a token that's a copy of that card, except it's a 4/4 black Zombie. It gains haste until end of turn.

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Goblin Instigator

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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When Goblin Instigator enters the battlefield, create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token.

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Goblin Warchief

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.40

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Goblin spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.
Goblins you control have haste.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Conspicuous Snoop

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.21

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Play with the top card of your library revealed.
You may cast Goblin spells from the top of your library.
As long as the top card of your library is a Goblin card, Conspicuous Snoop has all activated abilities of that card.

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Contrary to popular opinion, Goblins is still a good deck. Muxus, Goblin Grandee is powerful at any stage of the game, but Goblins can power it out as early as turn three. Skirk Prospector, Krenko, Mob Boss, Goblin Chieftain and Goblin Warchief allow the deck to build absolutely absurd boards from a resolved Muxus, Goblin Grandee and usually end the game on the spot.

Wrath of God, Languish and the other sweepers recently added to Historic are still hard to deal with, but Goblins has started to adopt Luminous Broodmoth or God-Pharaoh's Gift as a way to punish them. Boros Goblins builds gain a lot of powerful sideboard cards and some combo plays with Luminous Broodmoth and Skirk Prospector at the cost of manabase consistency. Meanwhile, Mono-Red Goblins has started sideboarding Gate to the Afterlife as a way to punish removal spells and sweepers, as reanimating Muxus and Krenko can easily reassemble a game-ending board.

A caution to anyone playing Goblins on Arena: use full control liberally. Arena does not give you priority to respond to spells if the only abilities you have are mana abilities like Phyrexian Tower and Skirk Prospector. This is especially frustrating against cards like Flame Sweep or if you plan to sacrifice a creature to activate Gate to the Afterlife. Don't let this scare you away, however, as Goblins is still one of the most powerful decks in Historic.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - CoCo Sacrifice by Oliver Tiu

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

Created By: Oliver Tiu

Event:

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $343.77

Cards

Priest of Forgotten Gods

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.16

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{T}, Sacrifice two other creatures: Any number of target players each lose 2 life and sacrifice a creature. You add {B}{B} and draw a card.

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Woe Strider

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.94

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When Woe Strider enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 white Goat creature token.
Sacrifice another creature: Scry 1.
Escape—{3}{B}{B}, Exile four other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)
Woe Strider escapes with two +1/+1 counters on it.

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Paradise Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.45

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Paradise Druid has hexproof as long as it's untapped.(It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Gilded Goose

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.63

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Flying
When Gilded Goose enters the battlefield, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
{1}{G}, {T}: Create a Food token.
{T}, Sacrifice a Food: Add one mana of any color.

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Phyrexian Tower

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $17.54

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Add {B}{B}.

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Knight of Autumn

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.78

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When Knight of Autumn enters the battlefield, choose one —
• Put two +1/+1 counters on Knight of Autumn.
• Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
• You gain 4 life.

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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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Isolated Chapel

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $4.13

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Isolated Chapel enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Llanowar Elves

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.73

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Murderous Rider // Swift End

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.82

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Bolas's Citadel

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.03

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may play lands and cast spells from the top of your library. If you cast a spell this way, pay life equal to its converted mana cost rather than pay its mana cost.
{T}, Sacrifice ten nonland permanents: Each opponent loses 10 life.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.15

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Woodland Cemetery

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $3.44

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Woodland Cemetery enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Forest.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Cruel Celebrant

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.73

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Whenever Cruel Celebrant or another creature or planeswalker you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $10.10

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

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Collected Company

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $11.10

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Look at the top six cards of your library. Put up to two creature cards with converted mana cost 3 or less from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Godless Shrine

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $7.26

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

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Blood Artist

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.39

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Whenever Blood Artist or another creature dies, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Elder Gargaroth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $14.11

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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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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $8.25

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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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Midnight Reaper

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.25

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Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, Midnight Reaper deals 1 damage to you and you draw a card.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.62

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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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Maelstrom Pulse

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $1.02

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Destroy target nonland permanent and all other permanents with the same name as that permanent.

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Mana accelerants plus Collected Company and Bolas's Citadel has been a recipe for success in Historic. Oliver Tiu hit rank 1 with this list before the bans, and Jund and Golgari variants have been similarly successful. Probably the archetype with the most Twitch airtime since the ban, I expect CoCo Sacrifice to remain both popular and good.

With Field of the Dead banned, I expect the number of removal spells in Historic to increase, especially Abrade. While Abrade in particular is worrying for this archetype, removal spells aren't potent against Collected Company decks built around sacrificing their own creatures for value. Removing the engine creatures can be important, but you need to close the game before they rebuild or find a Bolas's Citadel.

I expect the positioning of CoCo Sacrifice to shift in the coming weeks, waxing and waning depending on the metagame composition. But the number of options these decks have means they will never be outright bad. If you want to invest in a deck to specialize in for the foreseeable future, this is it.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Red Burn (Jegantha) by sandydogmtg

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

Created By: sandydogmtg

Event:

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $55.72

Cards

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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Ramunap Ruins

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.68

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {R}.
{2}{R}{R}, {T}, Sacrifice a Desert: Ramunap Ruins deals 2 damage to each opponent.

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Grim Lavamancer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.52

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{R}, {T}, Exile two cards from your graveyard: Grim Lavamancer deals 2 damage to any target.

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Jegantha, the Wellspring

Color Identity:B,G,R,U,W

Market Price: $0.69

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Companion — No card in your starting deck has more than one of the same mana symbol in its mana cost. (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.)
{T}: Add {W}{U}{B}{R}{G}. This mana can't be spent to pay generic mana costs.

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Abrade

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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Choose one —
• Abrade deals 3 damage to target creature.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Rampaging Ferocidon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.71

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Menace
Players can't gain life.
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, Rampaging Ferocidon deals 1 damage to that creature's controller.

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Castle Embereth

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.45

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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

Market Price: $0.09

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Goblin Chainwhirler

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.54

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First strike
When Goblin Chainwhirler enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to each opponent and each creature and planeswalker they control.

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Shock

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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Shock deals 2 damage to any target.

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Viashino Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.14

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When Viashino Pyromancer enters the battlefield, it deals 2 damage to target player or planeswalker.

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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.20

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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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Light Up the Stage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.65

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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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Ghitu Lavarunner

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.13

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As long as there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, Ghitu Lavarunner gets +1/+0 and has haste.

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Lightning Strike

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.11

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Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to any target.

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Wizard's Lightning

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if you control a Wizard.
Wizard's Lightning deals 3 damage to any target.

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Skewer the Critics

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.37

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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.)
Skewer the Critics deals 3 damage to any target.

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Experimental Frenzy

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.14

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may play lands and cast spells from the top of your library.
You can't play lands or cast spells from your hand.
{3}{R}: Destroy Experimental Frenzy.

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Soul-Scar Mage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $6.62

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Prowess
If a source you control would deal noncombat damage to a creature an opponent controls, put that many -1/-1 counters on that creature instead.

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Hazoret the Fervent

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.41

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Indestructible, haste
Hazoret the Fervent can't attack or block unless you have one or fewer cards in hand.
{2}{R}, Discard a card: Hazoret deals 2 damage to each opponent.

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Mono-Red Burn is one of the fastest decks in the format, capable of punishing stumbles and preying on early creatures. With Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath temporarily absent from the format, I expect a lot of success from Mono-Red Burn in the first few weeks. By the time the Mythic Invitational rolls around I don't expect Mono-Red Burn to still be top-tier, but it won't be far from it either.

With the banning of Field of the Dead, Experimental Frenzy has shifted to the maindeck. Players are rightly adapting to the increased interaction of the format and punishing the lack of enchantment removal. Abrade is a common removal spell with a lot of flexibility, but enchantment answers are narrower and far less common.

Mono-Red Burn is a great ladder deck right now, punishing experimental lists and playing very quick games. I wouldn't call it the best deck in the format, but it's an excellent choice for ladder efficiency.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Azorius Auras (Lurrus) by Ginky_MTG

'Azorius Auras (Lurrus)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Ginky_MTG

Event:

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $84.89

Cards

Cartouche of Solidarity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.20

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Enchant creature you control
When Cartouche of Solidarity enters the battlefield, create a 1/1 white Warrior creature token with vigilance.
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has first strike.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.14

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $7.24

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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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Baffling End

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.19

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When Baffling End enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls with converted mana cost 3 or less.
When Baffling End leaves the battlefield, target opponent creates a 3/3 green Dinosaur creature token with trample.

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $5.15

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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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Hushbringer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.28

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Flying, lifelink
Creatures entering the battlefield or dying don't cause abilities to trigger.

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Temple of Enlightenment

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.87

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Temple of Enlightenment enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Enlightenment enters the battlefield, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Containment Priest

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.36

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Flash
If a nontoken creature would enter the battlefield and it wasn't cast, exile it instead.

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.09

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

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Spell Pierce

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.18

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Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}.

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Sentinel's Eyes

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.
Escape—{W}, Exile two other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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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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Staggering Insight

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.21

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has lifelink and "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, draw a card."

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Cartouche of Knowledge

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.11

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Enchant creature you control
When Cartouche of Knowledge enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has flying.

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Adanto Vanguard

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.16

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As long as Adanto Vanguard is attacking, it gets +2/+0.
Pay 4 life: Adanto Vanguard gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Giant Killer // Chop Down

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.27

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $4.96

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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All That Glitters

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.35

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198548_200w.jpg

Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each artifact and/or enchantment you control.

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Kor Spiritdancer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.63

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Kor Spiritdancer gets +2/+2 for each Aura attached to it.
Whenever you cast an Aura spell, you may draw a card.

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Alseid of Life's Bounty

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.44

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

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Ornithopter

Market Price: $0.18

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Flying

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Curious Obsession

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.95

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/216308_200w.jpg

Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card."
At the beginning of your end step, if you didn't attack with a creature this turn, sacrifice Curious Obsession.

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Selfless Savior

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.38

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Sacrifice Selfless Savior: Another target creature you control gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Azorius Auras was one of the decks that best took advantage of the lack of interaction in the format. While Thoughtseize can be disruptive, the number of card advantage enchantments in the deck means that it's not lights out. Currently much of the removal in the format is damage or sacrifice-based, which means that while removal is effective early, Auras has a surprising amount of resiliency because later in the game any creature at all becomes an unbeatable threat.

While Field of the Dead was a good matchup that Auras loses going forward, the oncoming interaction rush isn't as terrifying as it may seem. Spell Pierce is still an incredibly valuable sideboard card, and Azorius Auras has tools to catch back up if the opponent doesn't slam the door shut. Auras isn't the best deck in the format, but it's still very good, and fans of the archetype can have a good time.

Has Potential

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Rakdos Lurrus by yoman5

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

Created By: yoman5

Event:

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $270.12

Cards

Pillar of Flame

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.32

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/216467_200w.jpg

Pillar of Flame deals 2 damage to any target. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Phyrexian Tower

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $17.54

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Add {B}{B}.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/222821_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {R}.)

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.13

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/222820_200w.jpg

({T}: Add {B}.)

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Claim the Firstborn

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.18

ImageURL: https://tcgplayer-cdn.tcgplayer.com/product/198858_200w.jpg

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

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Call of the Death-Dweller

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.69

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Return up to two target creature cards with total converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. Put a deathtouch counter on either of them. Then put a menace counter on either of them.

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Duress

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.04

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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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Village Rites

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.86

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Draw two cards.

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Cling to Dust

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.42

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Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, you gain 3 life. Otherwise, you draw a card.
Escape—{3}{B}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Tymaret, Chosen from Death

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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Tymaret's toughness is equal to your devotion to black. (Each {B} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to black.)
{1}{B}: Exile up to two target cards from graveyards. You gain 1 life for each creature card exiled this way.

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Claim // Fame

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.22

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Young Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.44

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Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, create a 1/1 red Elemental creature token.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.62

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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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Karn, Scion of Urza

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+1: Reveal the top two cards of your library. An opponent chooses one of them. Put that card into your hand and exile the other with a silver counter on it.
−1: Put a card you own with a silver counter on it from exile into your hand.
−2: Create a 0/0 colorless Construct artifact creature token with "This creature gets +1/+1 for each artifact you control."

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Innocent Blood

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.27

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Each player sacrifices a creature.

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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.59

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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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Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $21.49

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When Kroxa enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Kroxa enters the battlefield or attacks, each opponent discards a card, then each opponent who didn't discard a nonland card this way loses 3 life.
Escape—{B}{B}{R}{R}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Archfiend's Vessel

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.43

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Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
When Archfiend's Vessel enters the battlefield, if it entered from your graveyard or you cast it from your graveyard, exile it. If you do, create a 5/5 black Demon creature token with flying.

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Moment of Craving

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.09

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Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn. You gain 2 life.

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Soul-Guide Lantern

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

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $14.95

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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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Abrade

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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Choose one —
• Abrade deals 3 damage to target creature.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Pharika's Libation

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.05

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Choose one —
• Target opponent sacrifices a creature.
• Target opponent sacrifices an enchantment.

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $5.15

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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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Dragonskull Summit

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $3.35

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Dragonskull Summit enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Mountain.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Dreadhorde Arcanist

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.55

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Trample
Whenever Dreadhorde Arcanist attacks, you may cast target instant or sorcery card with converted mana cost less than or equal to Dreadhorde Arcanist's power from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that spell would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Stitcher's Supplier

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.54

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When Stitcher's Supplier enters the battlefield or dies, mill three cards.

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Rakdos Lurrus looks very promising right now. An excellent home for Thoughtseize and Abrade, and capable of closing the door with Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, Claim // Fame and Young Pyromancer, this is the only "midrange" deck I would recommend right now.

That said, there's still a lot of tuning to be done. This is one of the best interaction-focused decks in the format, but with a brand new format it's hard to nail down the right suite of interaction. Pillar of Flame, Claim the Firstborn, Innocent Blood, Abrade… there's a lot of powerful options, but they're all narrow. If you have a well-tuned list you will be rewarded, but errors in deck building will be punished in a format this powerful.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Azorius Control (Kaheera) by Austin Yost

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

Created By: Austin Yost

Event:

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $316.74

Cards

Absorb

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.54

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Counter target spell. You gain 3 life.

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.09

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

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.04

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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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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $11.19

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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 converted mana cost.
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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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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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.75

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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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Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $21.25

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+1: Draw a card. At the beginning of the next end step, untap up to two lands.
−3: Put target nonland permanent into its owner's library third from the top.
−8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you draw a card, exile target permanent an opponent controls."

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $4.96

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Wrath of God

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $19.28

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.05

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

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.14

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Search for Azcanta // Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.23

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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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Censor

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.17

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.
Cycling {U} ({U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Cast Out

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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Flash
When Cast Out enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Cast Out leaves the battlefield.
Cycling {W} ({W}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Essence Scatter

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.07

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Counter target creature spell.

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Field of Ruin

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Field of Ruin: Destroy target nonbasic land an opponent controls. Each player searches their library for a basic land card, puts it onto the battlefield, then shuffles their library.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Kaheera, the Orphanguard

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.64

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Companion — Each creature card in your starting deck is a Cat, Elemental, Nightmare, Dinosaur, or Beast card. (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.)
Vigilance
Each other creature you control that's a Cat, Elemental, Nightmare, Dinosaur, or Beast gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $6.33

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all cards from all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.83

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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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Baffling End

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.19

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When Baffling End enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls with converted mana cost 3 or less.
When Baffling End leaves the battlefield, target opponent creates a 3/3 green Dinosaur creature token with trample.

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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 your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $7.24

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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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Irrigated Farmland

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.43

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
Irrigated Farmland enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Disdainful Stroke

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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Counter target spell with converted mana cost 4 or greater.

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Timely Reinforcements

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.98

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If you have less life than an opponent, you gain 6 life. If you control fewer creatures than an opponent, create three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens.

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Now, I'm personally not a big believer in Azorius Control, but it is seeing play and it is doing fine. Some versions are playing Gideon of the Trials and Pact of Negation, but the lack of cheap removal means that Azorius Control can have a hard time protecting Gideon of the Trials. Plus, Eliminate is a great removal option that wasn't around the last time Gideon of the Trials saw widespread play.

That said, Wrath of God, counterspells and Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is now a real game plan in the absence of Field of the Dead. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is an incredible win condition, and creatures aren't large enough to pressure it right now. If you can fix the problems against CoCo Sacrifice and Rakdos Lurrus you've got a real deck on your hands.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Esper Yorion by Gavin Bennett

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

Created By: Gavin Bennett

Event:

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $390.09

Cards

Thought Erasure

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.27

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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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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.14

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Ashiok, Nightmare Muse

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $3.30

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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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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.83

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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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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.05

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

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Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $21.25

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+1: Draw a card. At the beginning of the next end step, untap up to two lands.
−3: Put target nonland permanent into its owner's library third from the top.
−8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you draw a card, exile target permanent an opponent controls."

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Isolated Chapel

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $4.13

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Isolated Chapel enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Fall of the Thran

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.24

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Destroy all lands.
II, III — Each player returns two land cards from their graveyard to the battlefield.

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $9.12

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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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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.62

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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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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.09

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

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $5.85

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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: $1.04

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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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Trial of Ambition

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.17

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When Trial of Ambition enters the battlefield, target opponent sacrifices a creature.
When a Cartouche enters the battlefield under your control, return Trial of Ambition to its owner's hand.

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Eliminate

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.56

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker with converted mana cost 3 or less.

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Doom Foretold

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.35

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At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices a nonland, nontoken permanent. If that player can't, they discard a card, they lose 2 life, you draw a card, you gain 2 life, you create a 2/2 white Knight creature token with vigilance, then you sacrifice Doom Foretold.

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $4.96

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Arch of Orazca

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Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)
{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}: Draw a card. Activate this ability only if you have the city's blessing.

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Ashiok, Dream Render

Color Identity:B,U

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause their controller to search their library.
−1: Target player mills four cards. Then exile each opponent's graveyard.

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Omen of the Sea

Color Identity:U

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

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Omen of the Sun

Color Identity:W

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Flash
When Omen of the Sun enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 white Human Soldier creature tokens and you gain 2 life.
{2}{W}, Sacrifice Omen of the Sun: Scry 2.

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Shatter the Sky

Color Identity:W

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

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Godless Shrine

Color Identity:B,W

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

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Drowned Catacomb

Color Identity:B,U

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Drowned Catacomb enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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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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Yorion, Sky Nomad

Color Identity:U,W

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Companion — Your starting deck contains at least twenty cards more than the minimum deck size. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Flying
When Yorion enters the battlefield, exile any number of other nonland permanents you own and control. Return those cards to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.

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Wrath of God

Color Identity:W

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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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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Field of Ruin

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Field of Ruin: Destroy target nonbasic land an opponent controls. Each player searches their library for a basic land card, puts it onto the battlefield, then shuffles their library.

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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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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

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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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Elspeth Conquers Death

Color Identity:W

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

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I didn't even give Esper Yorion real consideration while Field of the Dead was legal. You simply can't outvalue Hour of Promise getting multiple Field of the Dead, and the deck was not set up to close the game quickly either.

Infinite value might be a game plan now, but I'm not sold that a setup this passive is tenable against the decks in the top tier. This deck almost fell into Hard Pass territory, but it did take down the first Historic SCGQ after the bans.

Hard Pass

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Market Price: $618.61

Cards

Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.14

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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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 converted mana cost 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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Desert of the Mindful

Color Identity:U

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Desert of the Mindful enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {U}.
Cycling {1}{U} ({1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Desert of the Indomitable

Color Identity:G

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Desert of the Indomitable enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {G}.
Cycling {1}{G} ({1}{G}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

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

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

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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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Tamiyo, Collector of Tales

Color Identity:G,U

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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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Hinterland Harbor

Color Identity:G,U

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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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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

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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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Blast Zone

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

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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Irrigated Farmland

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $0.43

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
Irrigated Farmland enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Pact of Negation

Color Identity:U

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Counter target spell.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay {3}{U}{U}. If you don't, you lose the game.

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Explore

Color Identity:G

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You may play an additional land this turn.
Draw a card.

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Scavenger Grounds

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice a Desert: Exile all cards from all graveyards.

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

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

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Dovin's Veto

Color Identity:U,W

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

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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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Hour of Promise

Color Identity:G

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Search your library for up to two land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Then if you control three or more Deserts, create two 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens.

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Cast Out

Color Identity:W

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Flash
When Cast Out enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Cast Out leaves the battlefield.
Cycling {W} ({W}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Wrath of God

Color Identity:W

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Ipnu Rivulet

Color Identity:U

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {U}.
{1}{U}, {T}, Sacrifice a Desert: Target player mills four cards.

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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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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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Field of Ruin

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Field of Ruin: Destroy target nonbasic land an opponent controls. Each player searches their library for a basic land card, puts it onto the battlefield, then shuffles their library.

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Neutralize

Color Identity:U

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Counter target spell.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

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

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Desert of the True

Color Identity:W

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Desert of the True enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {W}.
Cycling {1}{W} ({1}{W}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Approach of the Second Sun

Color Identity:W

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If this spell was cast from your hand and you've cast another spell named Approach of the Second Sun this game, you win the game. Otherwise, put Approach of the Second Sun into its owner's library seventh from the top and you gain 7 life.

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

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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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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all cards from all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Elder Gargaroth

Color Identity:G

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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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Scattered Groves

Color Identity:G,W

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
Scattered Groves enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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I tried it, but Hour of Promise without Field of the Dead ended up feeling like a bad Nissa, Who Shakes the World. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon is powerful, Approach of the Second Sun can be powerful if played early, and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath is still an incredible combination of acceleration and stabilization. All that aside, the deck simply could not appropriately defend itself enough to justify Hour of Promise.

The combination of Hour of Promise and Pact of Negation was quite powerful, but the archetype demands far too many lands to fit in the appropriate amount of threats and answers alongside all the acceleration. Nissa, Who Shakes the World helps this a lot, giving the deck a lot of ramp while also providing pressure against the opponent and their planeswalkers. Someone might find the right way to do it, but I'm off it. Just play the good cards instead of Hour of Promise.

Midrange

Rakdos Lurrus gets a pass for being so proactive, but in general I'm not a fan of trying to play defense and offense at the same time right now. The linear decks approach from too many different angles, and while Maelstrom Pulse is a powerful catchall, it costs three mana. Sorry Jund fans, there's no Tarmogoyf and no Bloodbraid Elf in Historic.

"Fair" God-Pharaoh's Gift

I've seen a few versions of God-Pharaoh's Gift floating around, but spending three or four turns setting up just to make a 4/4 every turn is not a winning plan right now. If you're going to be reanimating things I think you need to be on a more linear plan that can just end the game. Fair versions of God-Pharaoh's Gift run afoul of my no-midrange rule, and while they're fun, I don't think they're very good right now.

* * *

Historic has been a lot of fun lately, and it's probably what I play to Mythic for the month.The best decks are interesting, and unlike in Standard, they aren't variants of the same few game plans. The individual games have a lot of play to them, and deck building decisions have a meaningful impact. I'm laying the praise on a bit thick, but I've genuinely enjoyed Historic as both a player and a deck builder.

Speaking of deck building, I'm looking forward to previews for Zendikar Rising starting next week. Get ready for deck building season!