MTG Arena Zone User Submitted Decks of the Week – September 18-25
Welcome readers! Today, I’m happy to announce that we are launching a new weekly article series where we will be featuring a collection of decks that have been submitted to the site through our new deck builder! Improvements and new features are added every week, and you would have by now noticed our full usage of them on the website.
For now, the deck builder allows you to create and submit your own decklists that are publicly visible on our User Deck Database. As a thanks to the users who have shared their lists with us, we will be featuring a collection of some of the most interesting decks submitted each week.
On Friday, we relaunched our Top Mythic Standard and Historic Decks, so be sure to check it out for more lists that have been proven on the ladder. Be sure to also see our recently updated Standard Tier Lists for the new best-of-three and best-of-one metas to gain an edge in post-rotation Standard.
Today, we’re having a bit of fun and looking at some interesting and unique decks from our readers. Please note that we have not playtested all of these decks ourselves, so think carefully and review each list before you consider crafting them. Most of the decks we have to look at today are Standard format, but we have also included a few Historic Brawl decks at the bottom of the list.
Other than being separated by format, the decks are presented in no particular order. Let’s dive in!
User Submitted Decks of the Week: Standard
User Invader submitted this midrange-y Boros Aggro deck that features the new mini-Lightning Helix Sacred Fire and Embercleave wanna-be Angelfire Ignition. I like the looks of this deck, and while I can’t personally speak for how it would perform on the ladder, I’d like to see Boros aggro lists like this one succeed regardless of whether or not Angelfire Ignition ends up being a significant player.
The next deck, brought to us by TCS_Freedom, runs the Wrenn and Seven/Esika’s Chariot package and some other cards that have become staples of the Gruul archetype. The deck also achieved the maximum 7 wins in the recent Standard Metagame Challenge event as well!
If you’re already playing a similar Gruul deck and you have some copies of Light Up the Night lying around or some wildcards to spare, maybe it’s worth trying it out in your list. TCS_Freedom sure seems to think so!
Azorius Stadium Control by Team TCS
Strixhaven Stadium is a janky alternate wincon that tracks “points” as you deal combat damage to your opponent and removes points as you take combat damage from them. It’s seen basically no play in Standard up to now, and I can’t really recommend crafting Stadiums for a competitive ranked deck as it probably isn’t going to break the meta anytime soon.
However, if you already have some that you’ve opened in packs or if you just want to try out a funky alternative wincon, this may be a reasonable starting point to go off. Team TCS’s deck that achieved the maximum 7 wins in the recent Standard Metagame Challenge is an Azorius control shell that uses bounce spells and board wipes to keep the board clear while you collect points on your Stadium with Alrund’s Epiphany bird tokens or some of the deck’s other attackers.
The same archetype was also used by player malseman to get the 7 wins in the same event, purposely using three of every card so the shell is definitely strong!
Wrenn and Seven and Esika’s Chariot are showing up yet again, but noobnoob’s Golgari deck has more in common with Crokeyz’ recently published Sultai Ramp list than the Gruul deck above. noobnoob has put together a grindy midrange deck that looks to go over the top of the opponent using the new mega-Collected Company spell Storm the Festival.
We’ve seen a number of decks cropping up built around or including Storm the Festival, but this deck might be worth a look for fans of the card who want to try it out in a Golgari shell.
Our final Standard deck for this week comes from Mitto who claims to be 97% Mythic. They’re running a ramp-y Bant control deck featuring a variety of new cards from Midnight Hunt as well as some staples from other control decks in the format. I’m always a fan of Bant when it’s a playable archetype in Standard, and although we don’t have Nissa, Who Shakes the World in the format these days, Wrenn and Seven may be a reasonable replacement!
User Submitted Historic Brawl Decks
To wrap things up, let’s take a quick look at what some of our users are doing in the 100-card Historic Brawl format.
Jeskai Control has been considered one of the best decks in the Historic format, so it’s no surprise to see our users trying to adapt the strategy for Historic Brawl. LGJ777 submitted this version of the deck which is heavy on board control, value-generating planeswalkers, and game-ending spells.
To round out our decks for the day, we’ve got one last deck that’s a little bit different. User Maginus brings us a kicker themed deck featuring Verazol, the Split Current. The deck is dripping with Simic ramp and goodstuff that’s punctuated with some of the strongest kicker spells the Historic Brawl format has to offer. If you’re a fan of Simic strategies, but want to play a commander other than Koma, Cosmos Serpent or Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy, this one may be for you!
Thanks for reading our Weekly User Submitted Decks column! If you have a deck that you’d like a chance to be featured in a future article, please submit them over at our new deck editor! You can also tweet us at @mtgazone or give us a shout over on our Discord.