Standard Deck Tech: Naya Auras


Naya Auras
So we have this somewhat new deck archetype experiment to open in the first tournament of the year of Magic Iloilo. Raoul suggested this list from the recent GP Shizouka trial winner decks. The deck is a remake of the Auras deck that somewhat was one of the best decks in the Standard before Theros. The Japanese version utilized the current available Hexproof Green creatures, with support of Voice of Resurgence.

Here is the decklist:

4 Selesnya Guildgate
4 Overgrown Tomb
4 Sacred Foundry
4 Stomping Ground
4 Temple Garden
2 Temple of Abandon

4 Witchstalker
4 Gladecover Scout
4 Voice of Resurgence
3 Ghor-Clan Rampager

1 Aurelia’s Fury
4 Boros Charm
3 Selesnya Charm
4 Ethereal Armor
4 Unflinching Courage
4 Madcap Skills
3 Gift of Orzhova

3 Mending Touch
4 Chained to the Rocks
4 Skylasher
4 Skullcrack

The change we did though is that we switched the singleton Aurelia’s Fury to a fourth Ghor-Clan Rampager. That gives the deck sixteen critters so that the starting draws would not be awkward with just Aura spells and no one to enchant.

I piloted the deck in the FNM to a successful 3-0-1 record (we draw the last round). The matchups were against Red Green Land D, Selesnya Aggro and Mono Blue. The boarding is somewhat elementary but I didn’t know which matchup to board in the Mending Touches since Boros Charm already does the trick.

Overall I enjoyed piloting the deck as it can curve into explosive draws with a turn one Gladecover Scout. If you want to start the year with an unusual deck then I would suggest this list.

Until next post.

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