Jul
26

HOU Standard Deck Tech: BR Aggro

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After checking through the decklist of the Mono Red deck in Reddit, I have found a reference list for Rakdos or Black Red Aggro deck version for HOU Standard. Similarly, I saw the deck in one of the featured matches in the StarcityGames Standard Open last weekend. With the gathered setup and Red as the base color, here is the version that I wanted to test for this Friday’s FNM.

3 Ahn-Crop Crasher
3 Ammit Eternal
4 Dread Wanderer
4 Earthshaker Khenra
4 Scraphead Scrounger
2 Kari Zev, Skyship
1 Hazoret the Fervent
4 Soul-Scar Mage

3 Cartouche of Zeal
3 Cut/Ribbons
3 Key to the City
4 Unlicensed Disintegration

4 Canyon Slough
4 Foreboding Ruins
1 Smoldering Marsh
3 Ramunap Ruins
6 Mountain
4 Swamp

The access to Black opens us to two solid cards components: Scraphead Scrounger as a recurring creature and Unlicensed Disintegration as a well-refined spot removal and damage reach. Cut/Ribbons is also another damage reach option in the late game.

A few card combos in the deck are: Ammit Eternal and Key to the City, Soul-Scar Mage and Cut/Ribbons, Earthshaker Khenra and Hazoret the Fervent/Key to the City.

I will try to build the deck by Thursday so I could give it a test run by Friday’s FNM. I will post the results and matchup details hereafter.

Categories : Magic The Gathering