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New Standard Decks From Ikoria

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

Winota Feather

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.

Feather Winota (Amazonian)

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Creature (23)
3
Dreadhorde Arcanist
4
Feather, the Redeemed
2
Haktos the Unscarred
3
Legion Warboss
2
Robber of the Rich
1
Tajic, Legion's Edge
4
Tenth District Legionnaire
4
Winota, Joiner of Forces
Instant (13)
1
Chance for Glory
4
Defiant Strike
4
Fight as One
2
Gods Willing
2
Samut's Sprint
Land (24)
3
Fabled Passage
6
Mountain
9
Plains
4
Sacred Foundry
2
Temple of Triumph
Cards 60

Abzan Humans

General Kudro of Drannith decklist

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.

Abzan Humans (Huey)

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Planeswalker (8)
1
Gideon Blackblade
2
Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord
3
Vivien, Monsters' Advocate
2
Vraska, Golgari Queen
Creature (21)
3
Chevill, Bane of Monsters
4
General Kudro of Drannith
4
General's Enforcer
1
Giant Killer
4
Hero of Precinct One
1
Lavabrink Venturer
1
Luminous Broodmoth
3
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
Instant (5)
1
Dire Tactics
4
Mythos of Nethroi
Land (26)
1
Castle Locthwain
3
Fabled Passage
2
Forest
4
Godless Shrine
4
Indatha Triome
4
Overgrown Tomb
2
Plains
1
Swamp
4
Temple Garden
1
Temple of Plenty
Cards 60
Sideboard (15)
4
Agonizing Remorse
1
Chevill, Bane of Monsters
3
Dire Tactics
1
Eerie Ultimatum
1
Ethereal Absolution
1
Liliana, Dreadhorde General
2
Mire's Grasp
1
Oath of Kaya
1
Plaguecrafter

Rielle Phoenix

Rielle, the Everwise

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.

Rielle Phoenix

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Planeswalker (2)
2
The Royal Scions
Creature (11)
4
Arclight Phoenix
4
Augur of Bolas
3
Rielle, the Everwise
Sorcery (11)
4
Cathartic Reunion
4
Finale of Promise
3
Lava Coil
Instant (14)
2
Blitz of the Thunder-Raptor
4
Opt
4
Shock
4
Thrill of Possibility
Land (22)
7
Island
6
Mountain
1
Raugrin Triome
4
Steam Vents
4
Temple of Epiphany
Cards 60
Sideboard (15)
4
Aether Gust
4
Mystical Dispute
2
Niv-Mizzet, Parun
3
Scorching Dragonfire
2
Storm's Wrath

Genesis Ultimatum Elementals

Genesis Ultimatum

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.

Elementals Ultimatum (Alliestrsza)

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Planeswalker (7)
4
Nissa, Who Shakes the World
3
Vivien, Monsters' Advocate
Creature (20)
2
Agent of Treachery
2
Cavalier of Flame
2
Cavalier of Thorns
3
Hydroid Krasis
3
Omnath, Locus of the Roil
4
Risen Reef
4
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
Sorcery (2)
2
Genesis Ultimatum
Instant (4)
4
Growth Spiral
Land (27)
4
Breeding Pool
3
Fabled Passage
2
Forest
2
Island
3
Ketria Triome
1
Mountain
4
Steam Vents
4
Stomping Ground
1
Temple of Abandon
2
Temple of Epiphany
1
Temple of Mystery
Cards 60
Sideboard (15)
3
Aether Gust
3
Gemrazer
3
Mystical Dispute
3
Mythos of Illuna
3
Scorching Dragonfire

Mardu Mutate

Snapdax Apex of the Hunt

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.

Mardu Mutate (Absurd Heroine)

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Planeswalker (4)
4
Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast
Creature (32)
4
Cubwarden
4
Dirge Bat
4
Dreadhorde Butcher
4
Healer's Hawk
4
Marauding Raptor
4
Regal Leosaur
4
Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt
4
Vulpikeet
Land (24)
4
Blood Crypt
3
Fabled Passage
3
Godless Shrine
2
Mountain
2
Plains
4
Sacred Foundry
4
Savai Triome
2
Swamp
Cards 60

Nethroi Mono Blue

Nethroi Apex of Death

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.

Mono Blue Nethroi (MBM)

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Creature (29)
4
Agent of Treachery
4
Brazen Borrower
4
Emry, Lurker of the Loch
4
Merfolk Secretkeeper
4
Nethroi, Apex of Death
4
Thassa's Oracle
1
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling
4
Wall of Lost Thoughts
Artifact (5)
4
Heraldic Banner
1
Nyx Lotus
Land (26)
4
Breeding Pool
4
Fabled Passage
1
Forest
4
Hallowed Fountain
3
Island
2
Swamp
4
Watery Grave
4
Zagoth Triome
Cards 60

Red-White Cycling

Zenith Flare cycling deck Arena

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.

Red - White Cycling (TheNewDrSpilikin)

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Creature (23)
2
Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice
4
Drannith Stinger
4
Flourishing Fox
2
Savai Thundermane
3
Splendor Mare
4
Valiant Rescuer
4
Yidaro, Wandering Monster
Sorcery (2)
2
Lava Coil
Instant (9)
1
Fling
4
Justice Strike
4
Zenith Flare
Enchantment (4)
4
Reptilian Reflection
Land (22)
7
Mountain
7
Plains
4
Sacred Foundry
4
Temple of Triumph
Cards 60

Song of Creation

Song of Creation new ikoria decklists

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.

Song of Creation (kanister)

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Creature (20)
4
Arboreal Grazer
4
Brazen Borrower
3
Fae of Wishes
4
Merfolk Secretkeeper
1
Thassa's Oracle
4
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
Instant (8)
4
Growth Spiral
4
Opt
Enchantment (4)
4
Song of Creation
Land (28)
4
Breeding Pool
2
Castle Vantress
3
Fabled Passage
2
Forest
2
Island
4
Ketria Triome
1
Mountain
3
Steam Vents
3
Stomping Ground
4
Temple of Mystery
Cards 60
Sideboard (15)
4
Aether Gust
1
Escape to the Wilds
1
Jace, Wielder of Mysteries
4
Mystical Dispute
3
Nissa, Who Shakes the World
1
Tamiyo, Collector of Tales
1
Underworld Breach

Blue – Black Flash

new ikoria decklists Flash Slitherwisp

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.

Blue-Black Flash (Bryan Gottlieb)

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Creature (21)
3
Brazen Borrower
4
Brineborn Cutthroat
1
Dirge Bat
4
Sea-Dasher Octopus
4
Slitherwisp
4
Spectral Sailor
1
Voracious Greatshark
Instant (13)
1
Aether Gust
3
Heartless Act
1
Mystical Dispute
4
Neutralize
4
Quench
Enchantment (2)
2
Omen of the Sea
Land (24)
2
Castle Locthwain
6
Island
4
Swamp
4
Temple of Deceit
4
Watery Grave
4
Zagoth Triome
Cards 60
Sideboard (15)
3
Aether Gust
3
Cunning Nightbonder
2
Mire's Grasp
3
Mystical Dispute
4
Thought Erasure

Mardu Aristocrats

Mardu Aristocrats deck Broodmoth

Played by: Jeff Hoogland

Not tired from putting cat in the oven? You can still do so, with some help from Luminous Broodmoth.

Mardu Aristocrats (Jeff Hoogland)

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Creature (31)
4
Cauldron Familiar
4
Cruel Celebrant
4
Hunted Witness
3
Luminous Broodmoth
4
Mayhem Devil
4
Midnight Reaper
4
Priest of Forgotten Gods
4
Woe Strider
Artifact (4)
4
Witch's Oven
Land (25)
4
Blood Crypt
1
Castle Locthwain
4
Fabled Passage
4
Godless Shrine
1
Mountain
2
Plains
4
Sacred Foundry
2
Savai Triome
3
Swamp
Cards 60
Sideboard (15)
3
Agonizing Remorse
3
Claim the Firstborn
2
Despark
2
Disenchant
2
Noxious Grasp
3
Redcap Melee

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.

Gyruda Decklist

Gyruda Competetive Deck

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.

Gyruda, Doom of Depths (yoman5)

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Creature (29)
4
Charming Prince
2
Dream Trawler
4
Elite Guardmage
2
End-Raze Forerunners
3
Gyruda, Doom of Depths
4
Paradise Druid
4
Spark Double
4
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling
2
Umori, the Collector
Instant (4)
4
Growth Spiral
Land (27)
4
Breeding Pool
1
Fabled Passage
3
Forest
4
Hallowed Fountain
3
Island
1
Plains
4
Temple Garden
2
Temple of Enlightenment
3
Temple of Mystery
2
Temple of Plenty
Cards 60
Sideboard (15)
4
Aether Gust
4
Destiny Spinner
2
Disdainful Stroke
2
Dovin's Veto
1
Gyruda, Doom of Depths
2
Return to Nature

Umori Decklist

Umori the Collector Decklist

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.

Umori, the Collector (Noxious)

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Creature (39)
4
Charming Prince
2
Fiend Artisan
3
Gilded Goose
4
Gyruda, Doom of Depths
4
Ilysian Caryatid
1
Luminous Broodmoth
4
Paradise Druid
4
Spark Double
3
Thassa's Oracle
4
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling
1
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
4
Yarok, the Desecrated
1
Yorion, Sky Nomad
Land (21)
4
Breeding Pool
3
Forest
4
Overgrown Tomb
4
Temple Garden
2
Temple of Mystery
4
Zagoth Triome
Cards 60
Sideboard (1)
1
Umori, the Collector

Lurrus Decklist

Lurrus Decklist

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.

Lurrus of the Dream Den (crokeyz)

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Creature (27)
4
Cauldron Familiar
3
Dreadhorde Butcher
4
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger
4
Priest of Forgotten Gods
4
Rix Maadi Reveler
4
Serrated Scorpion
4
Whisper Squad
Sorcery (6)
2
Call of the Death-Dweller
4
Claim the Firstborn
Artifact (4)
4
Witch's Oven
Land (23)
4
Blood Crypt
2
Castle Locthwain
4
Fabled Passage
6
Mountain
7
Swamp
Cards 60
Sideboard (15)
2
Act of Treason
2
Duress
3
Embereth Shieldbreaker
1
Epic Downfall
1
Noxious Grasp
1
Pharika's Libation
4
Robber of the Rich
1
Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Lutri Decklist

MTGA Lutri Deck

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.

Lutri, the Spellchaser (SentiensLair)

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Planeswalker (4)
1
Chandra, Awakened Inferno
1
Ral, Izzet Viceroy
1
Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
1
The Royal Scions
Creature (14)
1
Cavalier of Gales
1
Crackling Drake
1
Goblin Electromancer
1
Irencrag Pyromancer
1
Lightning Stormkin
1
Lore Drakkis
1
Mischievous Chimera
1
Niv-Mizzet, Parun
1
Phoenix of Ash
1
Robber of the Rich
1
Spectral Sailor
1
Sprite Dragon
1
Thieving Otter
1
Wee Dragonauts
Sorcery (6)
1
Beacon Bolt
1
Drawn from Dreams
1
Invade the City
1
Mythos of Vadrok
1
Purphoros's Intervention
1
Skewer the Critics
Instant (9)
1
Chemister's Insight
1
Expansion/Explosion
1
Ionize
1
Opt
1
Risk Factor
1
Scorching Dragonfire
1
Shock
1
Slaying Fire
1
Thassa's Intervention
Enchantment (3)
1
Firemind's Research
1
Improbable Alliance
1
Thousand-Year Storm
Land (24)
8
Island
8
Mountain
4
Steam Vents
4
Temple of Epiphany
Cards 60
Sideboard (1)
1
Lutri, the Spellchaser

Obosh Decklist

Obosh New Standard Deck MTGA

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.

Obosh, the Preypiercer

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Creature (20)
3
Anax, Hardened in the Forge
4
Bonecrusher Giant
4
Fervent Champion
1
Obosh, the Preypiercer
4
Phoenix of Ash
4
Spear Spewer
Sorcery (10)
2
Drill Bit
4
Light Up the Stage
4
Skewer the Critics
Instant (4)
4
Shock
Enchantment (3)
3
Theater of Horrors
Land (23)
4
Blood Crypt
2
Castle Embereth
9
Mountain
5
Swamp
3
Temple of Malice
Cards 60
Sideboard (1)
1
Obosh, the Preypiercer

Keruga Decklist

Keruga new ikoria decklists

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.

Keruga, the Macrosage (Jim Davis)

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Planeswalker (4)
4
Teferi, Time Raveler
Creature (17)
4
Bonecrusher Giant
2
Brazen Borrower
4
Cavalier of Flame
3
Kenrith, the Returned King
4
Sphinx of Foresight
Sorcery (4)
4
Deafening Clarion
Enchantment (8)
2
Elspeth Conquers Death
4
Fires of Invention
2
Shark Typhoon
Land (27)
1
Castle Vantress
2
Fabled Passage
4
Hallowed Fountain
2
Island
2
Mountain
1
Plains
4
Raugrin Triome
4
Sacred Foundry
4
Steam Vents
2
Temple of Epiphany
1
Temple of Triumph
Cards 60
Sideboard (1)
1
Keruga, the Macrosage

Jegantha Decklist

Jegantha Companion Decklist

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.

Jegantha, the Wellspring (yellowhat)

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Planeswalker (6)
1
Garruk, Cursed Huntsman
3
Teferi, Time Raveler
2
Vraska, Golgari Queen
Creature (12)
2
Kenrith, the Returned King
2
Knight of Autumn
4
Niv-Mizzet Reborn
4
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
Sorcery (6)
3
Deafening Clarion
3
Discovery/Dispersal
Instant (4)
4
Growth Spiral
Enchantment (4)
4
Fires of Invention
Land (28)
4
Breeding Pool
4
Fabled Passage
1
Forest
2
Hallowed Fountain
4
Indatha Triome
1
Island
4
Ketria Triome
1
Mountain
1
Plains
2
Raugrin Triome
1
Steam Vents
1
Swamp
1
Temple Garden
1
Zagoth Triome
Cards 60
Sideboard (15)
1
Aether Gust
2
Chemister's Insight
1
Despark
1
Disdainful Stroke
1
Dovin's Veto
4
Hero of Precinct One
1
Jegantha, the Wellspring
2
Mystical Dispute
1
Solar Blaze
1
Teferi, Time Raveler

Kaheera Decklist

Kaheera Decklist Companion

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!

Kaheera, the Orphanguard (PowrDragn)

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Planeswalker (2)
2
Ajani, Strength of the Pride
Creature (34)
4
Ajani's Pridemate
4
Charmed Stray
4
Cubwarden
4
Garrison Cat
3
Kaheera, the Orphanguard
4
Regal Leosaur
4
Savai Thundermane
3
Scampering Scorcher
2
Tectonic Giant
2
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
Land (24)
5
Mountain
11
Plains
4
Sacred Foundry
4
Temple of Triumph
Cards 60
Sideboard (15)
3
Devout Decree
2
Gideon Blackblade
1
Kaheera, the Orphanguard
3
Light of Hope
3
Scorching Dragonfire
3
Unbreakable Formation

Zirda Decklist

Zirda Decklist Companion

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.

Zirda, the Dawnwaker (Wedge)

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Planeswalker (12)
4
Chandra, Acolyte of Flame
4
Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast
4
Teferi, Time Raveler
Creature (5)
1
Titanoth Rex
4
Yidaro, Wandering Monster
Sorcery (10)
4
Deafening Clarion
3
Satyr's Cunning
3
Shatter the Sky
Instant (4)
4
Growth Spiral
Enchantment (4)
4
Unpredictable Cyclone
Land (25)
2
Breeding Pool
1
Forest
2
Hallowed Fountain
1
Island
4
Ketria Triome
1
Mountain
1
Plains
4
Raugrin Triome
2
Sacred Foundry
2
Steam Vents
2
Stomping Ground
2
Temple Garden
1
Temple of Abandon
Cards 60
Sideboard (1)
1
Zirda, the Dawnwaker

Yorion Decklist

Yorion Decklist Companion

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.

Yorion, Sky Nomad (Saffron Olive)

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Creature (41)
1
Acolyte of Affliction
3
Agent of Treachery
1
Brazen Borrower
4
Cavalier of Thorns
4
Fiend Artisan
2
Glowspore Shaman
1
Gyruda, Doom of Depths
4
Mire Triton
4
Murderous Rider
4
Nethroi, Apex of Death
1
Polukranos, Unchained
4
Skull Prophet
4
Spark Double
4
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
Enchantment (4)
4
Titans' Nest
Land (35)
4
Breeding Pool
4
Castle Locthwain
4
Fabled Passage
4
Forest
4
Indatha Triome
1
Island
4
Overgrown Tomb
2
Swamp
4
Watery Grave
4
Zagoth Triome
Cards 80
Sideboard (15)
3
Aether Gust
2
Mystical Dispute
3
Noxious Grasp
1
Ritual of Soot
2
Thought Erasure
3
Thrashing Brontodon
1
Yorion, Sky Nomad

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4 thoughts on “New Standard Decks From Ikoria”

  1. 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.

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    • Just played it today. Thought that mutate costs only six, but it’s actually seven. Managed to do it once, won on the spot.

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