Feb
08

Standard Red White Midrange Version 2

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Red White Midrange Version 2
Oath of the Gatewatch Gameday will be on this coming weekend and I am thinking about a deck that can be built based on our current card pool for the set. So far we have two Standard Tier 1 that are ready to play but then Gameday events are where most of the team members will be playing. I need to think of other deck builds that is competitive and will maximize the use of the cards available. My current deck option is Red White Midrange.

I have posted a decklist before as a Standard suggestion but I think I needed a second version. Hence, the list below.

Creatures
2 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Knight of the White Orchid
3 Linvala, the Preserver
2 Pia and Kiran Nalaar
2 Wingmate Roc

Spells
1 Devour in Flames
2 Mastery of the Unseen
4 Stasis Snare
2 Roast
1 Valorous Stance
4 Chandra, Flamecaller
1 Planar Outburst
3 Silkwrap
2 Secure the Wastes
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Immolating Glare

Lands
3 Windswept Heath
1 Wooded Foothills
3 Wind-Scarred Crag
6 Plains
4 Mountain
4 Needle Spires
4 Battlefield Forge

This build focus more on a longer game approach as I used a playset of Chandra, Flamecaller while controlling the board with spot enchantments and Planar Outburst. She can generate threats on her own, wipe the board if needed and draw you cards. In dire situations, Linvala, the Preserver can you from lethal attacks or burn spells with her 5 lifegain and 3/3 Angel token.

The deck can also go with the straightforward curve with Knight of the White Orchid, displacer, Pia Kiran and Wingmate Roc so you would not worry of stalled hand with just Silkwraps and Stasis Snare with no target. Speaking of the Eldrazi Displacer, it is not that of a solid three-drop as compared to the likes of Anafenza but its late game blink effect can be very beneficial as the rest of your creatures has enter-the-battlefield effects. I actually based this strategy from Craig Wescoe’s writeup of a White blinker Standard deck.

I will be testing this build this week just before Friday if given time for deck construction and playtest with Team M14. For now I needed your opinions, comments and suggestions for the deck’s improvement. Just hit them on the comment box below.

That is a wrap for Red White Midrange and until the next post.




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