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Hi! I am Vertyx, and I would like to welcome you to my Mythic Decks of the Week article for the third week of November 2023! I will go over the most interesting decks that made it to Mythic on MTG Arena in the third week of November! Let’s take a look at all the decks that people reached Mythic with!
Standard Orzhov Angels by Parmenion
First deck to take a look at is Standard Orzhov Angels by Parmenion!
Current standard has some very powerful angels and this deck combines most of them into a single deck so it can take full advantage of their synergistic abilities! A lot of the cards in the deck (even including some angels) benefit from lifegain so for that reason the deck plays a lot of enablers which include cards like Lunarch Veteran or some angels with lifelink like Steel Seraph or Archangel of Wrath so you can get the most from the other creatures.
Now that we got the enablers covered, lets take a look at the cards that benefit from them! They include cards like Voice of the Blessed or Amalia Benavides Aguirre that trigger every time you gain life, and they also include Resplendent Angel which can get you a 4/4 angle every single turn.
The rest of the deck includes some other strong creatures like Giada, Font of Hope which is one of the best cards in an angel deck since it has evasion, ramps you and makes all your future angels huge!
And of course the deck also plays interaction so it can be safe when the angel game plan takes a bit longer than it should have. They include cards like Virtue of Persistence or even Gix's Command so you can wreak havoc on the opponents battlefield!
Standard Jeskai Midrange by Cardakeys
Moving down the list, lets take a look at Standard Jeskai Midrange by Cardakeys!
This deck uses some of the strongest permanents in its colors and “protects” them with cheap instant spells! Lets go through the decks permanents in the way you would normally cast them and that is from the cheapest ones!
The first cards you are going to cast are going to be Invasion of Gobakhan which can slow down your opponent, Wedding Announcement which gets you useful tokens over a few tokens, Chrome Host Seedshark which can also generate handy tokens, but its slightly harder to get to them and Subterranean Schooner which works well with the above mentioned token generators
Getting higher on the mana curve, we get to 2 “bombs” that provide very strong abilities, which the opponent has to answer or they will loose in a short time span. They are Bonehoard Dracosaur which gets you more and more advantage for each turn it gets to live by giving you 2 more cards to cast in your upkeep, and the second one is Virtue of Loyalty which grows your team to immense proportions in a few turns.
Now that we got the permanents covered, lets take a look at the second important part of the deck. And that is the interaction which wants to make your permanents slice through the battlefield with ease. They include counterspells in the form of Make Disappear and removal in the form of Volcanic Spite, Destroy Evil or The Wandering Emperor so you can get rid of any problematic permanents!
Standard Azorius Midrange by Cardakeys
Lets go take a look at Standard Azorius Midrange by Cardakeys!
This deck wants to uses cheap evasive creatures with interaction and enchantments to its full potential. Lets start with the creatures which include a lot of new cards like Spyglass Siren, Subterranean Schooner or Ojer Pakpatiq, Deepest Epoch where all of them let you connect easier since they provide combat advantages in some way.
Those creatures can get weaker in the late game, and for that the deck has Wedding Announcement and Virtue of Loyalty where both of them on top of providing other benefits, also make your creatures larger.
Historic Selesnya Heliod by haricolor
And the last deck to cover is Historic Selesnya Heliod by haricolor!
This deck combines an infinite combo with a lot of lifegain centric cards so it has multiple ways to attack the battlefield! Lets start of with the lifegain theme and then move onto the combo. the first important cards you are going to cast are the lifegain enablers or ramp cards like Gilded Goose, Soul Warden or Prosperous Innkeeper that further let you get the most out of your payoffs.
Lets move onto the payoffs! They include threats like Voice of the Blessed and Trelasarra, Moon Dancer that grow on their own, or Heliod, Sun-Crowned that makes your other creatures bigger and provides a large threat when everything goes well.
Lets move onto the combo and it only includes 2 cards! They are Scurry Oak and Rosie Cotton of South Lane. You want to get Scurry Oak onto the battlefield first and then cast Rosie. When she enters the battlefield she creates a food token and thanks to her ability you get to put a +1/+1 counter on Scurry Oak.
That lets you create a 1/1 squirrel token and it again triggers Rosie and lets you put another +1/+1 counter on Scurry Oak. That results in an infinite combo which lets you create as many 1/1 squirrels as you want!
And the rest of the deck includes support cards like Giver of Runes which protects your important creatures, Ranger-Captain of Eos that lets you tutor your desired combo pieces and Skyclave Apparition that lets you remove problematic permanents.
I hope you enjoyed the article, in the meantime you can check out my article about both of the recent Standard Challenges!