Saheeli Twin is going to be a dominant force in Aether Revolt Standard. Every deck I've made for this new set has had to be able to answer Saheeli and when the deck is just that good, I figure its time to join them. Here's my take on the deck. I'll be heavily editing it over the next week or two so I can get this monster ready for Game Day.

Lands will get put in once I have a better idea of the list I'll be running.


I've played many a game online now and I feel pretty comfortable with this list. It digs extremely well, can successfully slow down all the major decks in the format and is capable of winning through a resolved Lost Legacy.

BG Counters is the roughest matchup and this one always feels like a coin toss. 4x Fragmentize in the sideboard really help in shutting down Walking Ballista and Horribly Awry is just devastating to the current meta. Anyways, this matchup really just depends on who has the better curve.

UB Artifacts is pretty easy to beat as they generally want to tap out for cards like Herald of Anguish or Tezzeret the Schemer but I could've also just been playing against bad players.

UR Amalgam was also pretty easy to counteract, Disallowing the triggers on Stichwing Skabb and the like really shuts them down.

BG Delirium was pretty easy to beat without them having Emrakul, the Promised End. Shielded Aether Thief bricks their T2 Grim Flayer and the current builds have trouble hitting Delirium without the Flayer punching through.

I couldn't find anyone playing the mirror but most of our Removal package can deal with Felidar Guardian anyways so I'm not too worried.

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Bakayarro says... #1

There's probably room to add a combo win with a couple Crackdown Construct to play off of Fumarole.. maybe back out a land Needle Spires and one of the Glimmer of Genius

February 1, 2017 3:17 p.m.

Zaueski says... #2

No, Crackdown Construct isn't where I want to be with this deck. It takes away from my control density and is way too prone to being chump blocked.

February 1, 2017 5:32 p.m.

Argy says... #3

I agree that you don't want to chuck Crackdown Construct into this list.

You can stop it being chump blocked with Slip Through Space, just so you know. You can also give it Trample with Rush of Adrenaline.

February 13, 2017 7:39 a.m.

Snivy__ says... #4

I can counter Saheeli twin quite easily:

Authority of the Consuls: All felidar Guardians come in tapped, gaining me alot of life and having the tokens be exiled at the end.

Sorin: Kill Saheeli before the Guardian is sent out

grasp of darkness: kill Guardian in response to the combo

Ruinous Path: kill Saheeli

February 23, 2017 9:54 a.m.

Zaueski says... #5

Lmao Snivy__, you do realize only one of those cards stop my combo right? I don't play a piece early unless I have another or I can protect it. Grasp of Darkness is the only instant speed card you mentioned.

February 23, 2017 10:01 a.m.

Snivy__ says... #6

Authority of the Consuls still stops it easily

February 23, 2017 10:04 a.m.

Zaueski says... #7

Lmao, no. Because who the hell would ever try to combo out with one on the field? It just needs to be dealt with first, by something like Nahiri, the Harbinger or Fragmentize. This combo isn't even the dominant deck, it has weaknesses but saying crap like its dead in the water is just ignorant.

February 23, 2017 10:12 a.m.

Snivy__ says... #8

I'm just saying that my I always beat Saheeli Twin decks at FNM

February 23, 2017 10:20 a.m.

abby315 says... #9

Baral's Expertise is a proven amazing sb choice against BG Snake for saheeli combo. I've been using it to fantastic success in my 4c version.

For this deck it's a bit sad that it's a sorcery, but as you're running 4 of each combo piece (making this deck less of a dedicated control deck and more combo-with-protection) plus Nahiri it seems worthwhile to side in.

February 23, 2017 10:53 a.m.

I believe Felidar is banned in standard

June 6, 2017 9:58 a.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.03
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Top rank #15 on 2017-02-02
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+3 Torrential Gearhulk main
-4 Saheeli Rai main
+3 Wandering Fumarole main
-3 Nahiri, the Harbinger main
+3 Prairie Stream main
-4 Aether Hub main
-4 Horribly Awry main
+2 Immolating Glare main
+4 Saheeli Rai main
-3 Prairie Stream main
-2 Disallow main
-2 Inspiring Vantage main
+2 Nahiri, the Harbinger main
+2 Inspiring Vantage main
+2 Negate main
-3 Torrential Gearhulk main
+2 Disallow main
+4 Anticipate main
-3 Shielded Aether Thief main
-3 Wandering Fumarole main
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