Challenger Decks 2022

Challenger Decks 2022

Challenger Decks 2022 are a set of preconstructed decks designed for tabletop players that wish to start competitive tournament play right out of the box for the Standard format. Released on April 1, 2022, there are four decks in total, containing a 60-card main deck, 15-card sideboard, as well their associated tokens.

Please note, this is paper-only product and was recently featured in a Midweek Magic event for players to try. Each deck was built to represent Standard archetypes that you might find in the metagame at the time of their design, and thus may not be suitable for online play due to the time passed since then. You can find each of the complete four decklists below.

  1. Dimir Control
  2. Gruul Stompy
  3. Mono White Aggro
  4. Rakdos Vampires

Dimir Control

Dimir Control – 2022 Challenger Deck
by TheWanderingBard
Standard
best of 3
2 mythic
23 rare
17 uncommon
18 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (6)
Sorceries (6)
3
Crippling Fear
$0.75
Lands (26)
2
Evolving Wilds
$0.50
2
Field of Ruin
$0.50
4
Shipwreck Marsh
$15.96
4
Ice Tunnel
$1.40
60 Cards
$65.64
Sideboard
2
Negate
$0.50
2
Siphon Insight
$0.50
1
Saw It Coming
$0.25
2
Duress
$0.50
15 Cards
$3.75

Gruul Stompy

Gruul Stompy – 2022 Challenger Deck
by TheWanderingBard
Standard
best of 3
1 mythic
26 rare
3 uncommon
30 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (8)
4
Snakeskin Veil
$1.00
4
Abrade
$1.00
Sorceries (2)
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
$7.16
Lands (24)
10
Forest
$2.50
8
Mountain
$2.00
4
Rockfall Vale
$9.16
60 Cards
$60.58
15 Cards
$4.07

Mono White Aggro

Mono White Aggro – 2022 Challenger Deck
by TheWanderingBard
Standard
best of 3
1 mythic
21 rare
14 uncommon
24 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (4)
2
Kabira Takedown
$0.50
2
Fateful Absence
$3.98
Enchantments (3)
3
Paladin Class
$2.97
Lands (23)
3
Faceless Haven
$2.37
60 Cards
$44.38
15 Cards
$9.51

The Mono White Aggro Standard Challenger Deck will contain three copies of the now-Standard-banned Faceless Haven. In terms of what this means for tabletop and digital formats, please see below.

  1. For tabletop formats: This deck will still be legal for tournament play in tabletop Magic: The Gathering formats, but only as is. Specifically, the 60-card deck and 15-card sideboard will be legal as long as no changes are made to it.
  2. For digital formats: Both Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Online will be handling these bans in the same way they normally handle Standard bans. Since the challenger decks are not offered as a product on either platform, there will not be an exception to Standard legality to allow that precise list of cards in Standard play.

Rakdos Vampires

Rakdos Vampires – 2022 Challenger Deck
by TheWanderingBard
Standard
best of 3
1 mythic
21 rare
12 uncommon
26 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (7)
1
Village Rites
$0.25
4
Voltage Surge
$1.00
2
Infernal Grasp
$1.38
Artifacts (4)
2
Oni-Cult Anvil
$0.50
Lands (24)
6
Mountain
$1.50
7
Swamp
$1.75
4
Bloodfell Caves
$1.00
3
Voldaren Estate
$0.75
60 Cards
$49.56
Sideboard
4
Abrade
$1.00
1
Infernal Grasp
$0.69
3
Duress
$0.75
15 Cards
$4.19
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