4c Human Reanimation Aggro Nation

Modern Aggro G/W (Selesnya) Midrange R/G (Gruul) R/G/W (Naya) R/W (Boros)

Sniper Score: 5


A Semi-cheap, aggro Human deck for standard. This is my original idea for this deck, I've developed it based on playing it at FNM/SCG. It is NOT based on anyone elses decks. The whole idea behind the reanimation is not only for both Zealous Conscripts and Sigarda, Host of Herons, but also for reanimating your opponents fatties. Locally reanimate has been picking up recently, so why not let them toss a beautiful Thragtusk or Angel of Serenity to the grave for you, and let you reanimate?


Took this deck to SCG LA, ended up going against 4 naya decks, 3 bant, 1 mirror, 1 g/b zombies and 1 rites. Beat bant, mirror, zombies and rites, lost to 4x naya (bonfires all around) and tied with one bant.

I've been slacking in updating this, but I've taken 1st in the last 3 FNM events that I've played with this deck.

Used this deck again at FNM went 3 and 1

Match 1: 0-2 against a delver deck, game 1 lost due to mana screwed, game 2 lost after getting my opponent down to 2 life

Match 2: 2-1 Another delver deck, won first game, lost second, won third

Match 3: 2-1 went up against a Deadeye Navigator type deck with a lot of ETB effects. Game 1 I had in the bag till he used Zealous Conscripts on a Fiend Hunter that I had placed on one of his larger creatures, then Ghostly Flickered it gaining it permanently, exiling another Fiend Hunter on another of his creatures and getting a second use of Zealous Conscripts to swing and kill me. Games 2 and 3 I won after sideboarding Nevermore and placing it on Zealous Conscripts

Match 4: 2-0 against a titans deck, both games I got turn 2 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben which set him so far back that I was able to get two turn 4 kills.

The deck did rather well in FNM for a rough draft

Round 1: 2-1, the opponent had a deck based around unblockables and equipping them with either Swords or Inquisitor's Flail, etc. Game 1 the deck wiped him, Game 2 he got lucky with several miracles of Temporal Mastery, killing me but not before I brought him down to 2 life. Game 3 I sideboarded in Marrow Shards, waited for him to attack with everything, played it, then destroyed him again.

Round 2: 1-2, I went up against the Judge who was running a similar deck. Game 1, the Judge got me down to 8 life I believe, but I had an Odric, Master Tactician out which gave me control, turn 6 I drew an Angel of Jubilation, giving me lethal damage on the swing. Game 2, a combination of Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip and constantly using Restoration Angel's whenever I tried to kill it screwed over my board as he was able to consistently kill all my creatures when I brought them out, he had 9 at the end of that game. Game 3, no land so I mulliganed to 6, pulling only a Sunpetal Grove with a bunch of 2 drops, but not pulling another land till turn 5 which was already game.

Round 3: 2-0 Went up against a guy running a R/W based around Hero of Bladehold with a splash of Goblins. Both games were over on turn 5, his deck seemed to giving him bad hands.

Round 4: 0-2, Interesting homebrew based solely off milling, using playsets of Day of Judgment, Fog, Clinging Mists, Blunt the Assault, etc. Both games I was able to have him down to lethal if I ever swung successfully, but he kept pulling all of his damage preventions. One game I even had 2 Mayor of Avabruck  Flip's producing wolves each turn for about 9 turns (20x 4/4 wolves swinging...) before he pulled a Day of Judgment to wipe me out, while using Rites of Flourishing, Jace's Erasure and Jace, Memory Adept to mill. Replicated what I saw of the deck here: Mill destruction


strateupjee says... #1

Not too sure what you meant by cheap, cuz 200 dollars is not cheap, and the cmc of some of your cards isnt cheap lol

November 25, 2012 2:30 p.m.

Sniper says... #2

Okay, it used to be cheap (sub $100), now after pulling all the stuff in booster packs that I've won in tourneys with this deck, it's kinda a bit far from there... lol

November 25, 2012 3:30 p.m.

strateupjee says... #3

Yeah, I got kinda excited to see a cheap G/W, but I like the deck, just isnt cheap =P

November 25, 2012 5:09 p.m.

Sniper says... #4

Well, if you want it to be cheap, remove the Temple Garden s, Thragtusk , and Garruk Relentless  Flip 's, that puts it sub $100. I used to run Odric, Master Tactician in place of garruk, Angel of Jubilation in place of thragtusk and the land just swap around.

November 26, 2012 2:08 a.m.

strateupjee says... #5

Gotcha, thanks!

November 26, 2012 10:53 a.m.

ChiefBell says... #6

What kind of turn does this win by? I'm guessing 5?

November 26, 2012 1:48 p.m.

Sniper says... #7

If you have the aggro in hand, it can guarantee a turn 4 kill (assuming they don't have tons of kill spells everywhere). However if you don't have the aggro, turn 5-6, but in the event you're facing someone with board wipers (Supreme Verdict /Terminus ), it easily transforms into a token spam deck where you just play a single creature (ie, Thraben Doomsayer , Mayor of Avabruck  Flip or Garruk Relentless  Flip ), keep spamming the tokens/boosting with Gavony Township and easily win that way.

November 26, 2012 1:54 p.m.

Vos_Is_Boss says... #8

I like what you're doing here, but i am wondering about the consistency. With so many different creatures, are you able to execute your attack the most efficient way every time? I'm just wondering why so many.

If you're interested, ive developed the fastest deck in standard, and it is Naya humans. I have turn 3'd a lot of people at tournaments, and it could be an interesting direction to go. I have a lot of analysis, and results of matches on the page if you're curious.

The Kessig Township is my signature deck.

Turn 3 wins all DAY!


T1: Champion of the Parish

T2: Burning-Tree Emissary + Lightning Mauler -- swing 7

T3: Thatcher Revolt -- swing 13 = Game.

February 12, 2013 5:26 p.m.

Sniper says... #9

Hey, thanks for the feedback. In my meta, the three prevalent decks are Human aggro (brought about because my deck was stomping everything, including control decks), RDW and splashes of control. I built this to be a bit more tailored to my meta, and for my meta it works wonders (getting 1st place for 5 straight Standard tourneys is pretty good if you ask me). It does well in other stores metas in my area, and I've always found it to be quite potent. The consistency is great, and aside from the occasional mana screw/flood, I have never ran into an issue with the deck.

You have quite a powerful deck there, though in my meta, t3 wins are nearly impossible due to the rampant number of creature decks, you can always count on your opponent having either blockers, or responses. With this deck I can generally pull off t5 wins with ease, by usually dropping a Zealous Conscripts to win, or just a brute force swing to completely wipe your opponents field for them to stay alive, while leaving you with ensured victory on the next swing.

February 12, 2013 6:07 p.m.

Vos_Is_Boss says... #10

Nearly isn't always ;D

Keep on truckin'

This girls gatta get home

February 12, 2013 6:26 p.m.

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