Looking for a new deck to play on Arena? We got you covered with 20 new Ikoria Standard decklists, from 20 different streamers.
You can find each streamer’s Twitch or YouTube channel by clicking on their name (next to played by). Make sure to check them out if you liked their deck.
UPDATE: Looking for fresh decks? Find new Standard decks from Core Set 2021 here.
Anyways, let’s get right to it.
New Ikoria Decklists (Without Companion)
First, let’s take a look at 10 new Ikoria decklists which focus on different themes or cards from Ikoria without relaying on companion mechanic.
You can export the decklist by clicking the Arena icon in the top right corner. Then import it to Arena by going to Decks section and click Import.
Feather & Winota
Played by: Amazonian
Winota, Joiner of Forces apparently joined forces with Feather, the Redeemed. The result is a really sweet Boros deck, where both humans and non-humans Fight as One.
Played by: William “Huey” Jensen
For all fans of tribal decks, Ikoria brought a lot of support for humans. This deck is not just some janky tribal deck, but it’s actually quite playable. It also has a multicolor theme with a return of Hero of Precinct One, which was not often present in Standard recently.
Played by: Day9
Arclight Phoenix wasn’t playable in Standard for quite sometime. However, the addition of Rielle, the Everwise might change that. Of course there’s another important card for this deck in Ikoria – reprint of Cathartic Reunion! Maybe this makes Phoenix good again.
Genesis Ultimatum Elementals
Played by: Alliestrasza
Fans of Temur Elementals, rejoice! Your deck got some nice new tools with Ikoria Liar of Behemoths. With all the ramp in this decklist, you’ll be casting Genesis Ultimatum very quickly. Vivien Monsters’ Advocate is the second card from Ikoria, which provides a nice dimension to the deck.
Played by: Absurd Heroine
This Mardu Mutate decklist is full of new cards. There are 20 mutate creatures in the deck! You’ll be able to mutate faster, with a help of Marauding Raptor. Or just play Snapdax on turn 3, that’s fine too. Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast will make sure that you won’t run out of gas in the late game.
Nethroi Mono Blue
Played by: Mono Black Magic
Nethroi doesn’t look much like a blue card, but this deck doesn’t not contain other cards in non-blue colors. The idea is pretty simple – get a bunch of stuff in your graveyard, mutate Nethroi onto something and return all creatures (there are so many with power one or zero) to the battlefield and win the game with Thassa’s Oracle. If you want to play something unusual, this is a possibility.
Played by: TheNewDrSpilikin
Did you like cycling in draft and sealed? You can also try it out in Standard. You get a bunch of synergistic cards, which all care about cycling. You can do a ton of damage with Zenith Flare and sometime you do cycle the big turtle Yidaro, Wandering Monster four times and attack for 8.
Song of Creation
Played by: Piotr ‘kanister’ Głogowski
Looking for something totally different? Try to go off with this absurd Song of Creation deck. Draw all the cards and win with Thassa’s Oracle or Jace Weilder of Mysteries. Great deck if you want to try something unique.
Blue – Black Flash
Played by: Bryan Gottlieb
For the last year the flash decks have been mostly in green-blue color. But Ikoria gave flash players some new toys in black-blue. Bryan is also one of the hosts from Arena Decklist podcast, so make sure to check it out.
Played by: Jeff Hoogland
Not tired from putting cat in the oven? You can still do so, with some help from Luminous Broodmoth.
New Ikoria Decklists Companion
Here are 10 new Ikoria decklists, one for each companion. Don’t forget that sometimes the import function doesn’t work correctly, so you must manually use move the companion from sideboard to the designated companion space.
Played by: yoman5
If you’re looking for a competitive Gyruda deck, this is a right choice for you. Deck is using Paradise Druid and Growth Spiral so you can play four drops on turn three.
Played by: Noxious
You like creatures? What about all creatures? This Umori deck is insanely fun – and you wouldn’t expect less from a deck that plays four copies of Yarok, the Desecrated.
Played by: crokeyz
Turns out that cat combo works preety well with this nightmare cat. If you liked the deck before, that’s great – it’s even better now!
Just a reminder, as plugin has some troubles with companion cards, you might have to manually add Lurrus as your companion, when you import the deck to Arena.
Played by: SentiensLair
Lutri is perhaps the hardest companion to make work in Standard. The consistency of your deck is basically non-existent. But if you just want to have fun, this deck can certainly deliver. There’s also another upside to it being a singleton – the games will feel very different from one another.
Played by: yours truly
It was almost impossible to find Obosh deck that somebody streamed with. The only versions, we found were mono red. Those felt like worse regular mono red decks, with worse Torbran Thane of Red Fell, so we made a Rakdos themed deck. It takes advantage of spectacle cards, including forgotten Theater of Horrors.
However if you want a good red aggressive deck, you should probably stick to something that can actually play Embercleave.
Played by: Jim Davis
It looks like Jeskai Fires function perfectly well even when you remove all one and two drops. You even get to play Keruga every time on turn 5, which will draw you a bunch of cards. If you enjoyed the play patterns of Jeskai Fires, make sure to try this decklist out.
Played by: Gabriel “yellowhat” Nassif
Best card to cast with Jegantha is certainly Niv-Mizzet, Reborn. When you can’t cast Niv, with this big elk, you can do so with Fires of Invention and five lands. Speaking of lands – this decklist got some nice improvements with triome lands.
Played by: PowrDragn
Although there are 5 different creature types to chose for Kaheera, this deck focuses only on two – cats and elementals. You’ll try to play multiple creatures (or 3-in-1 with Scampering Scorcher), then buff them with Kaheera or Regal Leosaur. Small mutate theme continues with Lurrus of the Dream-Den and Cubwarden. Meow!
Played by: Wedge
This is probably the biggest meme deck on the list. It probably also has the biggest creatures, which you want to cheat into play. One way to do so is to sacrifice a Satyr token to Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast‘s -2 ability and get one of the two big creatures in your deck. The other way is to cycle Yidaro, Wandering Monster when you have Unpredictable Cyclone in play.
It won’t work often, but when it does it will be glorious. So if you have too many wildcards to burn, you might as well try this deck.
Played by: Saffron Olive
Want to play more than 60 cards? What about 80? You can always count on Saffron Olive to deliver sweet decks and this one is no different. Deck uses both Nethroi, Apex of Death and Titans’ Nest along with a bunch of other powerful cards to create some spectacular games of Magic.
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Anyways, that’s all for today. Until next time, may you always draw your companion, right when you need it. Oh, wait…
4 thoughts on “New Standard Decks From Ikoria”
That Lutri deck is missing the fact that you can have a main deck Lutri and a companion one to give you a second round on Lutri.
Obosh meshes pretty well with a Rakdos Oven deck.
I made one I called Obosh Oven today haha.
Dude that Nethroi deck looks hilarious to play. How often do you miss the lands you need for him?
Just played it today. Thought that mutate costs only six, but it’s actually seven. Managed to do it once, won on the spot.