Archetype: Mono Red Aggro

Mono Red Aggro

Mono Red Aggro (or also known as Red Deck Wins abbreviated to RDW) has one goal: To reduce the opponent’s life total to 0 as quickly as possible. This deck archetype is always around in Standard in one form or another, and is well positioned in the meta when there are an abundance of slower and greedier decks to keep them in check. It usually has a combination of low casting creatures and burn spells and ideally, the opponent would be close to dead on the 4th or 5th turn.


After Standard rotation and introduction of Throne of Eldraine, the deck shifted its focus to a more combo-esque build using Cavalcade of Calamity and Chandra’s Spitfire to deal more damage in one turn, rather than incremental damage over time. This serves better in a metagame where a more explosive turn is required, but is weaker when there are more control decks about.


Read more about how to play this deck in our Mono Red Aggro Deck Guide!