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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 second week of September 2023! I will go over the most interesting decks that made it to Mythic on MTG Arena last week. Lets take a look at all the decks that people reached mythic with!
Standard Rakdos Sacrifice by astralsflame
First deck to take a look at is Standard Rakdos Sacrifice by astralsflame!
Sacrifice decks utilize cheap permanents that they can then sacrifice to other cards to gain value out of them. Lets start with the enablers in the deck which include Voldaren Epicure, Bloodtithe Harvester or Hopeless Nightmare where all of them are able to provide an effect on top of creating a permanent you can sacrifice.
The most important part of the deck are its payoffs and those include a lot of cards like Ob Nixilis, The Adversary which lets you create a copy of it when you sacrifice a creature when casting it, Braids, Arisen Nightmare as a really good value engine, because you mostly don’t care about sacrificing permanents, Oni-Cult Anvil which gives you value when you sacrifice cards and then cards like Furnace Reins or Annihilating Glare where both of them are able to remove problematic creatures. You also got other value cards like Rankle's Prank or Beseech the Mirror as an awesome tutor for basically anything in your deck
Standard Gruul Ramp by Carlo Favretto Jr.
Second deck on the list is Standard Gruul Ramp by Carlo Favretto Jr.!
By combining the ramp of green and aggressiveness of red, this deck aims to ramp into big threats and finish the game fast when you get to cast them! Lets start with the early game that mostly includes ramp cards like Bramble Familiar which also acts as a late game threat, Charming Scoundrel which can create a treasure when you need ramp, Ruby, Daring Tracker which acts as an aggro and also a ramp card, Topiary Stomper which gets you a basic land and the last 2 cards Gwenna, Eyes of Gaea and Invasion of Zendikar where both of them ramp you by 2 mana!
As you can see this deck has A LOT of ramp cards so it should never struggle with mana, and now to the most important part which are its pay-offs. Those include Tyrranax Rex as a hard to deal with threat, Etali, Primal conqueror which gives you a card to cast on top of providing a huge body and Gruff Triplets which can get out of hand when the opponent tries to deal with them one by one.
Explorer Selesnya Tokens by J0EY_GG
The third deck to take a look at is Explorer Selesnya Tokens by J0EY_GG!
Moving onto explorer lets take a look at Selesnya Tokens. As you propably have already guessed, this deck is centered all around tokens and getting the most out of them. Lets start with the enablers and those include cards like Hangarback Walker, Wedding Announcement, Esika's Chariot or Voice of Resurgence.
The important part of the deck are the payoffs and those include Pollen-Shield Hare which grows all your tokens, Regal Bunnicorn which can have huge stats if everything goes right and Knight-Errant of Eos which lets you search for more threats. If everything goes right, this deck can get really scary with its board full of huge tokens and if it stumbles on anything problematic, it has Conclave Tribunal to deal with it.
Explorer Mono-Black Midrange by Captain Cake
The second Explorer deck to take a look at is Mono-Black Midrange by Captain Cake!
This deck combines powerful threats with great removal to slice through the metagame! Lets start with the threats and those include cards like Gifted Aetherborn as an awesome card to buy time, Gumdrop Poisoner which also acts as a removal spell or Graveyard Trespasser which can easily 2 for 1 your opponent.
Moving onto the interaction, this deck has removal spells like Cut Down or Invoke Despair but also disruption in the form of Thoughtseize and card advantage in the form of Sign in Blood or Castle Locthwain.
Alchemy Sultai Midrange by Diego Matteoli
The last deck to take a look at is Alchemy Sultai Midrange by Diego Matteoli!
The core of the deck is mainly golgari only with a light splash for a few blue cards, and that means that this deck has a lot of toys for a really powerful midrange gameplan. Lets start with the threats again and those include the staple cards like Sheoldred, the Apocalypse or Orcish Bowmasters but also new cards which are Mosswood Dreadknight which slots really well into a midrange shell thanks to it being a threat and also card advantage and the second card is Talion, the Kindly Lord which can cause big trouble for some specific opposing decks.
Moving onto interaction it basically consists only of removal which includes cards like Go for the throat or Tear Asunder. And of course if you run out of cards you got 4 copies of The One Ring which draws you into more gas!
That’s it for today, new decks are more polished now thanks to the pilots having more time to test them! Lets wait and see if next week brings us even more polished variants or possibly whole new decks!
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