World Championship XXVII Best Decklists and Full Sideboard Guides

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Hello everyone! We’ve been covering a lot of the World Championship decks in deck guides, but wanted to wrap them up and collate them into one easy article. Here we can put what we believe is the best list from each archetype (which is really just choosing the best Monogreen and Izzet Turns variant) and having a space to easily access the sideboard guides.

Furthermore, if you’re playing in a matchup where both you and your opponent are using Worlds decklists, you can also see how they’re likely boarding against you to be a step ahead! No matter what you’re playing, having this information can be very valuable.

Here’s where you can quickly reference each deck.

  1. MONOWHITE AGGRO
  2. MONOGREEN AGGRO
  3. GRUUL AGGRO
  4. AZORIUS TEMPO
  5. IZZET EPIPHANY
  6. IZZET DRAGONS
  7. GRIXIS EPIPHANY

MONOWHITE AGGRO

Mono White Aggro by Rei Sato – Magic World Championship XXVI
by Terence
Standard
Tempo
best of 3
4 mythic
28 rare
9 uncommon
19 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (3)
3
Fateful Absence
$23.97
Artifacts (4)
2
Portable Hole
$3.98
Lands (24)
4
Faceless Haven
$37.96
60 Cards
$210.78
15 Cards
$70.07

VS MONOWHITE AGGRO

INOUT
+2 Brutal Cathar-4 Usher of the Fallen
+4 Skyclave Apparition-2 Elite Spellbinder
+1 Fateful Absence-2 Maul of the Skyclaves
+1 Portable Hole

VS MONOGREEN AGGRO

INOUT
+2 Brutal Cathar-4 Usher of the Fallen
+4 Skyclave Apparition-3 Adeline, Resplendent Cathar
+1 Fateful Absence-1 Maul of the Skyclaves
+1 Portable Hole

VS GRUUL AGGRO

INOUT
+2 Brutal Cathar-4 Usher of the Fallen
+4 Skyclave Apparition-3 Reidane, God of the Worthy
+1 Fateful Absence-1 Adeline, Resplendent Cathar
+1 Portable Hole

VS AZORIUS TEMPO

INOUT
+2 Brutal Cathar-3 Usher of the Fallen
+4 Skyclave Apparition-3 Reidane, God of the Worthy
+1 Fateful Absence-2 Maul of the Skyclaves
+1 Portable Hole

VS IZZET EPIPHANY

INOUT
+3 Guardian of Faith-1 Stonebinder’s Familiar
+2 Curse of Silence-2 Portable Hole
-2 Maul of the Skyclaves

VS IZZET DRAGONS

INOUT
+3 Guardian of Faith-2 Reidane, God of the Worthy
+1 Fateful Absence-2 Portable Hole
+2 You’re Ambushed on the Road-2 Maul of the Skyclaves

VS GRIXIS EPIPHANY

INOUT
+3 Guardian of Faith-3 Fateful Absence
+2 You’re Ambushed on the Road -2 Portable Hole
+2 Curse of Silence-2 Maul of the Skyclaves

MONOGREEN AGGRO

Mono Green Aggro by Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa – Magic World C
by Terence
Standard
Aggro
best of 3
3 mythic
27 rare
6 uncommon
24 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
2
Wrenn and Seven
$99.98
Creatures (19)
4
Kazandu Mammoth
$2.36
1
Primal Adversary
$11.99
Instants (4)
1
Snakeskin Veil
$1.29
Sorceries (4)
4
Blizzard Brawl
$1.00
Artifacts (4)
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
$63.96
Lands (23)
4
Faceless Haven
$37.96
60 Cards
$331.68
15 Cards
$64.21

VS MONOWHITE AGGRO

INOUT
+2 Tajuru Blightblade (on the draw)-2 Wrenn and Seven
+2 Outland Liberator (on the play)-1 Primal Adversary
+3 Snakeskin Veil-1 Inscription of Abundance
+1 Devouring Tendrils-2 Ranger Class

VS MONOGREEN AGGRO

INOUT
+1 Wrenn and Seven-2 Kazandu Mammoth
+2 Tajuru Blightblade-1 Primal Adversary
+2 Outland Liberator-1 Snakeskin Veil
+1 Tovolar’s Huntmaster-4 Ranger Class
+1 Inscription of Abundance
+1 Devouring Tendrils

VS GRUUL AGGRO

INOUT
+1 Wrenn and Seven-3 Kazandu Mammoth
+2 Tajuru Blightblade-1 Primal Adversary
+2 Outland Liberator-1 Snakeskin Veil
+1 Tovolar’s Huntmaster-4 Ranger Class
+1 Inscription of Abundance
+1 Devouring Tendrils
+1 Choose Your Weapon

VS AZORIUS TEMPO

INOUT
+2 Tajuru Blightblade -2 Wrenn and Seven
+3 Snakeskin Veil-1 Primal Adversary
+1 Devouring Tendrils-1 Inscription of Abundance
-2 Ranger Class

VS IZZET EPIPHANY

INOUT
+1 Froghemoth-2 Wrenn and Seven
+3 Snakeskin Veil-4 Blizzard Brawl
+1 Inscription of Abundance
+1 Choose Your Weapon

VS IZZET DRAGONS

INOUT
+2 Outland Liberator-1 Primal Adversary
+3 Snakeskin Veil-3 Inscription of Abundance
+1 Choose Your Weapon-2 Blizzard Brawl

VS GRIXIS EPIPHANY

INOUT
+2 Outland Liberator-2 Wrenn and Seven
+3 Froghemoth-1 Primal Adversary
+3 Snakeskin Veil-1 Inscription of Abundance
-4 Blizzard Brawl

GRUUL (SPLASH BLUE) AGGRO

Temur Treasures by Jean-Emmanuel Depraz – Magic World Champi
by Terence
Standard
Control
best of 3
11 mythic
30 rare
4 uncommon
15 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (21)
3
Moonveil Regent
$41.97
4
Goldspan Dragon
$199.96
Instants (5)
2
Negate
$3.98
3
Dragon’s Fire
$0.75
Sorceries (4)
Artifacts (4)
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
$63.96
Lands (22)
5
Forest
$1.25
1
Mountain
$0.49
60 Cards
$547.22
Sideboard
3
Tangletrap
$0.75
4
Burning Hands
$2.36
15 Cards
$13.43

VS MONOWHITE AGGRO

INOUT
+2 Briarbridge Tracker-2 Negate
+4 Burning Hands-2 Reckless Stormseeker
-2 Ranger Class

VS MONOGREEN AGGRO

INOUT
+2 Briarbridge Tracker-2 Negate
+4 Burning Hands-2 Reckless Stormseeker
-2 Ranger Class

VS GRUUL AGGRO

INOUT
+2 Briarbridge Tracker-2 Negate
+2 Burning Hands-2 Reckless Stormseeker
+3 Tangletrap-3 Ranger Class

VS AZORIUS TEMPO

INOUT
+2 Briarbridge Tracker-2 Negate
+4 Burning Hands-2 Reckless Stormseeker
+1 Tangletrap-3 Ranger Class

VS IZZET EPIPHANY

INOUT
+2 Kessig Naturalist-4 Jaspera Sentinel
+2 Reckless Stormseeker-1 Prosperous Innkeeper
+2 Disdainful Stroke-1 Dragon’s Fire

VS IZZET DRAGONS

INOUT
+2 Kessig Naturalist-4 Jaspera Sentinel
+2 Reckless Stormseeker-4 Prosperous Innkeeper
+3 Tangletrap-1 Dragon’s Fire
+2 Disdainful Stroke

VS GRIXIS EPIPHANY

INOUT
+2 Kessig Naturalist-4 Jaspera Sentinel
+2 Reckless Stormseeker-2 Dragon’s Fire
+2 Disdainful Stroke

AZORIUS TEMPO

Azorius Tempo by Noriyuki Mori – Magic World Championship
by Terence
Standard
Tempo
best of 3
9 mythic
28 rare
9 uncommon
14 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (10)
4
Fading Hope
$1.00
1
Fateful Absence
$7.99
Sorceries (1)
Lands (24)
9
Island
$2.25
5
Plains
$1.25
2
Deserted Beach
$11.98
60 Cards
$262.16
Sideboard
2
Loyal Warhound
$6.98
3
Brutal Cathar
$3.87
2
Legion Angel
$2.58
2
Fateful Absence
$15.98
1
Portable Hole
$1.99
1
Ray of Frost
$0.25
15 Cards
$59.87

VS MONOWHITE AGGRO

INOUT
+3 Brutal Cathar-1 Loyal Warhound (if on the play)
+2 Fateful Absence-3 Spectral Adversary (-4 if on the draw)
+1 Portable Hole-3 Concerted Defense
+1 Alrund’s Epiphany-2 Malevolent Hermit (if on the draw)
+2 Loyal Warhound (if on the draw)

VS MONO GREEN AGGRO

INOUT
+3 Brutal Cathar-4 Spectral Adversary
+2 Fateful Absence-1 Concerted Defense (-3 if on the draw)
+1 Portable Hole-1 Loyal Warhound (if on the play)
+2 Loyal Warhound (if on the draw)-1 Malevolent Hermit (if on the draw)

VS GRUUL AGGRO

INOUT
+3 Brutal Cathar-4 Spectral Adversary
+2 Fateful Absence-2 Concerted Defense (-3 if on the draw)
+1 Portable Hole-1 Malevolent Hermit (if on the draw)
+2 Loyal Warhound (if on the draw)

VS AZORIUS TEMPO

INOUT
+3 Brutal Cathar-1 Loyal Warhound (if on the play)
+2 Fateful Absence-2 Reidane, God of the Worthy
+1 Portable Hole-2 Malevolent Hermit (if on the draw)
+2 Loyal Warhound (if on the draw)-3 Concerted Defense

VS IZZET EPIPHANY

INOUT
+2 Malevolent Hermit-1 Brutal Cathar
+1 Concerted Defense-1 Fateful Absence
+2 Loyal Warhound (if on the draw)-1 Alrund’s Epiphany
-2 Fading Hope (if on the draw)

VS IZZET DRAGONS

INOUT
+2 Malevolent Hermit-1 Brutal Cathar
+1 Concerted Defense-4 Fading Hope
+2 Fateful Absence-1 Alrund’s Epiphany
+1 Ray of Frost-2 Intrepid Adversary (if on the draw)
+2 Loyal Warhound (if on the draw)

VS GRIXIS EPIPHANY

INOUT
+2 Malevolent Hermit-1 Brutal Cathar
+1 Concerted Defense-1 Fateful Absence
+2 Loyal Warhound (if on the draw)-1 Alrund’s Epiphany
-2 Fading Hope (if on the draw)

IZZET EPIPHANY

Izzet Epiphany by Ondrej Strasky – Magic World Championship
by Terence
Standard
Control
best of 3
6 mythic
18 rare
18 uncommon
18 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (25)
3
Fading Hope
$0.75
2
Test of Talents
$1.98
4
Divide by Zero
$1.00
2
Demon Bolt
$0.50
2
Memory Deluge
$13.98
Sorceries (12)
Lands (23)
5
Island
$1.25
7
Mountain
$3.43
2
Field of Ruin
$0.50
3
Frostboil Snarl
$16.47
60 Cards
$221.5
15 Cards
$122.67

VS MONOWHITE AGGRO

INOUT
+3 Smoldering Egg-2 Galvanic Iteration
+1 Spikefield Hazard-2 Test for Talents
+3 Burning Hands-2 Unexpected Windfall
-1 Alrund’s Epiphany

VS MONO GREEN AGGRO

INOUT
+3 Smoldering Egg-1 Spikefield Hazard
+3 Burning Hands-2 Expressive Iteration
+2 Goldspan Dragon-1 Burn Down the House
-2 Test of Talents
-2 Memory Deluge

VS GRUUL AGGRO

INOUT
+3 Smoldering Egg-1 Spikefield Hazard
+2 Burning Hands-2 Expressive Iteration
+2 Goldspan Dragon-2 Test of Talents
-2 Memory Deluge

VS AZORIUS TEMPO

INOUT
+3 Smoldering Egg-2 Galvanic Iteration
+1 Spikefield Hazard-2 Test for Talents
+3 Burning Hands-2 Unexpected Windfall
-1 Alrund’s Epiphany

VS IZZET EPIPHANY

INOUT
+3 Smoldering Egg-3 Fading Hope
+2 Malevolent Hermit-2 Unexpected Windfall
+2 Goldspan Dragon-3 Burn Down the House
+1 Test of Talents

VS IZZET DRAGONS

INOUT
+3 Smoldering Egg-3 Fading Hope
+2 Malevolent Hermit-2 Unexpected Windfall
+2 Goldspan Dragon-3 Burn Down the House
+1 Test of Talents

VS GRIXIS EPIPHANY

INOUT
+1 Smoldering Egg-3 Fading Hope
+2 Malevolent Hermit-3 Burn Down the House
+2 Goldspan Dragon
+1 Test of Talents

IZZET DRAGONS

Izzet Dragons by Yuta Takahashi – Magic World Championship X
by Terence
Standard
Control
best of 3
11 mythic
18 rare
15 uncommon
16 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (8)
4
Smoldering Egg
$13.96
4
Goldspan Dragon
$199.96
Instants (19)
1
Fading Hope
$0.25
1
Negate
$1.99
4
Dragon’s Fire
$1.00
1
Dissipate
$0.25
2
Divide by Zero
$0.50
1
Saw It Coming
$1.49
1
Prismari Command
$13.99
4
Memory Deluge
$27.96
Sorceries (13)
Lands (20)
7
Island
$1.75
4
Mountain
$1.96
3
Frostboil Snarl
$16.47
60 Cards
$466.52
Sideboard
1
Fading Hope
$0.25
2
Cinderclasm
$0.58
3
Burning Hands
$1.77
1
Test of Talents
$0.99
1
Heated Debate
$0.25
1
Prismari Command
$13.99
15 Cards
$39.03

VS MONOWHITE AGGRO

INOUT
+2 Cinderclasm-3 Memory Deluge
+1 Prismari Command-1 Negate
+3 Burning Hands-2 Divide By Zero
+1 Heated Debate-1 Dissipate
+1 Fading Hope-1 Saw it Coming

VS MONO GREEN AGGRO

INOUT
+3 Burning Hands-1 Negate
+1 Prismari Command-1 Dissipate
+1 Heated Debate-3 Memory Deluge
+1 Fading Hope-1 Saw it Coming

VS GRUUL AGGRO

INOUT
+3 Burning Hands-1 Negate
+1 Prismari Command-1 Dissipate
+1 Heated Debate-3 Memory Deluge
+1 Fading Hope-1 Saw it Coming

VS AZORIUS TEMPO

INOUT
+2 Cinderclasm-3 Memory Deluge
+1 Prismari Command-1 Negate
+3 Burning Hands-2 Divide By Zero
+1 Heated Debate-1 Dissipate
+1 Fading Hope-1 Saw it Coming

VS IZZET EPIPHANY

INOUT
+4 Malevolent Hermit-2 Thundering Rebuke
+1 Test of Talents-1 Prismari Command
+1 Heated Debate-1 Fading Hope
-2 Dragon’s Fire

VS IZZET DRAGONS

INOUT
+4 Malevolent Hermit-1 Thundering Rebuke
+1 Heated Debate-1 Prismari Command
-1 Fading Hope
-2 Dragon’s Fire

VS GRIXIS EPIPHANY

INOUT
+4 Malevolent Hermit-2 Thundering Rebuke
+1 Test of Talents-1 Prismari Command
+1 Heated Debate-1 Fading Hope
-2 Dragon’s Fire

GRIXIS EPIPHANY

Grixis Epiphany by Gabriel Nassif – Magic World Championship
by Terence
Standard
Control
best of 3
7 mythic
31 rare
16 uncommon
6 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (4)
1
Smoldering Egg
$3.49
Instants (18)
4
Fading Hope
$1.00
1
Cinderclasm
$0.29
1
Power Word Kill
$0.35
1
Cathartic Pyre
$0.25
1
Demon Bolt
$0.25
1
Prismari Command
$13.99
3
Memory Deluge
$20.97
Sorceries (12)
2
Duress
$0.50
Artifacts (3)
3
The Celestus
$10.47
Lands (23)
1
Island
$0.25
2
Mountain
$0.98
3
Shipwreck Marsh
$25.47
4
Haunted Ridge
$33.96
60 Cards
$354.8
Sideboard
2
Mind Flayer
$1.58
1
Power Word Kill
$0.35
1
Soul Shatter
$3.99
1
Duress
$0.25
2
Go Blank
$0.50
15 Cards
$27.85

VS MONOWHITE AGGRO

INOUT
+2 Mind Flayer-2 Galvanic Iteration
+3 Cyclone Summoner-2 Duress
+1 Power Word Kill-4 Alrund’s Epiphany
+1 Soul Shatter
+1 Unexpected Windfall

VS MONO GREEN AGGRO

INOUT
+2 Mind Flayer-2 Galvanic Iteration
+3 Cyclone Summoner-1 Cinderclasm
+1 Power Word Kill-2 Duress
+1 Soul Shatter-3 Alrund’s Epiphany
+1 Unexpected Windfall

VS GRUUL AGGRO

INOUT
+2 Mind Flayer-2 Galvanic Iteration
+3 Cyclone Summoner-1 Cinderclasm
+1 Power Word Kill-2 Duress
+1 Soul Shatter-3 Alrund’s Epiphany
+1 Unexpected Windfall

VS AZORIUS TEMPO

INOUT
+2 Mind Flayer-1 Galvanic Iteration
+3 Cyclone Summoner-2 Duress
+1 Power Word Kill-4 Alrund’s Epiphany
+1 Soul Shatter

VS IZZET EPIPHANY

INOUT
+4 Malevolent Hermit-4 Fading Hope
+1 Duress-1 Cathartic Pyre
+2 Go Blank-1 Cinderclasm
+1 Soul Shatter-1 Power Word Kill
-1 Burn Down the House

VS IZZET DRAGONS

INOUT
+4 Malevolent Hermit-4 Fading Hope
+1 Duress-1 Cathartic Pyre
+2 Go Blank-1 Cinderclasm
+1 Soul Shatter-1 Power Word Kill
-1 Burn Down the House

VS GRIXIS EPIPHANY

INOUT
+4 Malevolent Hermit-4 Fading Hope
+1 Duress-1 Cathartic Pyre
+2 Go Blank-1 Cinderclasm
+1 Soul Shatter-1 Bloodchief’s Thirst
-1 Burn Down the House

Hopefully that helps for your next foray onto ladder or event! Thank you for reading!

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