Raise Your Standards – More New Dominaria Decks

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Hello and welcome to another episode of Raise Your StandardsDominaria has been out for a few weeks now and has made quite an impact upon Standard.  This week we’ll be taking a look at some more new decks featuring cards from Dominaria.  Let’s get started.


Sultai Midrange

The first deck I have for you is a Sultai Midrange deck.  Let’s take a look at it.

 

Sultai Midrange – (by GOTTELICIOUS)

PlaneswalkersKarn, Scion of Urza

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This deck has multiple ways to get cards into your graveyard.  Jadelight Ranger and Merfolk Branchwalker both have explore which can allow you to put any non-land card into your battlefield.  Liliana, Death’s Majesty can be used each turn to put the top two cards from your library into your graveyard.  Also, and creatures you chump block with or any other permanent your opponent destroys will end up in the graveyard.

But, not only can the deck find ways to get cards into your graveyard.  It also has ways to get those cards that have gone to your graveyard back into play.  Muldrotha, the Gravetide allows you to play any of those permanents in your graveyard, effectively increasing your hand size.  There is also a copy of The Eldest Reborn which allows you to either return your best creature or planeswalker residing in your graveyard, or you can choose one from your opponent’s graveyard for some added insult to injury.


White/Red Midrange

The next deck I have for you brings the heat.  Let’s take a look at W/R Midrange.

 

W/R Midrange – (by YUUKA_KAZAMI)

PlaneswalkersChandra, Torch of Defiance

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This deck uses a combination of hard-to-block ground creatures alongside some flying threats to dish out some damage to your opponent.  Benalish Marshal combines very nicely with the Servo and Thopter tokens you create with this deck to turn the tokens into more than just chumps.  And let’s not overlook just how good Benalish Marshal is with Lyra Dawnbringer.  She becomes even more of a must-kill creature than she is without the Marshal’s buff.

In the sideboard, this deck has the tools to slow down the game and become something more of a control deck.  Angel of Sanctions is a difficult creature to destroy normally, but it becomes even more difficult once it receives the +1/+1 buffs from Benalish Marshal and Lyra Dawnbringer.  Combine those cards with Urza’s Ruinous Blast and you could have a one-sided game against an opponent with few legendary permanents.


Blue/Red Prowess

The final deck I have for you this week has a bit of a Wizard tribal theme.  Let’s take a look at U/R Prowess.

 

U/R Prowess – (by IROPPOI)Adeliz, the Cinder Wind

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If you were hoping for a Wizard tribal deck, look no further.  All of the creatures in the main deck are Wizards.  And because of that, most of the time you will be able to get a casting cost reduction for your Wizard’s Lightning, giving you access to Lightning Bolt in Standard.

While some of the creatures in the deck already have prowess, Adeliz, the Cinder Wind grants all of them a pseudo-form of prowess which pairs up quite nicely with Warlord’s Fury.  The first strike granted to all of your creatures combined with the +1/+1 bonus from Adeliz, the Cinder Wind can make blocking quite difficult for your opponent.  If only Warlord’s Fury were an instant instead of a sorcery…


Wrapping Up

Every week more and more cards from Dominaria find their way into decks.  Which deck this week was your favorite?  Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment.  Or you can reply to me directly on Twitter (@mikelikesmtg), or email me directly at mikelikesmtg@gmail.com.  And, don’t forget to like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MTGDeckTechs/) to be sure to be notified when a new article is posted.

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Be sure to join me back here next week for another installment of Raise Your Standards.  I’ll see you then!

Mike Likes

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Mike started playing Magic back in 1994, but gave it up at the end of 1995. He came back to the game during the Lorwyn block and has been playing ever since. Around this time, he opened and ran his own comic & game store, while also raising his newborn daughter. After 8 years, he sold his business and moved to Wisconsin with his wife and daughter. With the debut of Kaladesh, his entire family became regular Magic players. He now has hopes of competing alongside his wife and daughter at a Grand Prix or similar event in the future. #MTGDad

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