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Standard* BRG (Jund)



First off, constructive criticism or any suggestions at all would be hugely appreciated.

This is a midrange/control Jund deck that I've been working on lately, it's been faring very very well in playtesting. The whole idea is get out a Sylvan Caryatid to ramp mana, bring our Stormbreath Dragon real quick or any of the other beaters like Reaper of the Wilds or Polukranos, World Eater. Playing a Fanatic of Xenagos turn two is always a tough choice for your opponent, and no matter what, a really aggressive play.

Keep your opponent with a bad board presence with Hero's Downfall and Abrupt Decay, as well as Anger of the Gods and Mizzium Mortars for board wipes. Vraska the Unseen is great control - I've actually won a few games with the 1/1 Assassin gimmick. Xenagos, the Reveler provides limitless mana alongside Sylvan Caryatid to just Rakdos's Return their face for a huge swing and to destroy their hand.

Scavenging Ooze and Whip of Erebos not only offer lifegain to make up for the ping from Read the Bones and the shocklands, but they themselves are pretty aggressive. Ideally, you exile creatures from your opponent's graveyard, and return yours to the battlefield with whip to put on pressure and get some life gain.

For the sideboard, we have:

4x Mistcutter Hydra when going against blue - (read: U/W, Esper Control) Probably side Polukranos, Reaper, or Fanatic for these.

2x Slaughter Games . When you know what's in your opponent's deck, which is almost always, at least for game two. It ultimately just destroys their game if you can play it and find the right card.

1x Golgari Charm. Board wipe against decks that abuse Elspeth. The regen and destroy target enchant are also nice situationally.

2x Thoughtseize, for info + card advantage, causes your opponent to lose tempo.

1x Rakdos's Return for when you have to just get stright into their face for damage.

1x Sire Of Insanity great for match ups against control, U/W or Esper - Rakdos's Return also helps.

2x Bile Blight for hate against mono black, pretty much everything. At worst it destroys something with 3 toughness, which alone is great. Combat trick as well.

1x Erebos, God of the Dead . Card advantage and hate against lifegain.

1x Putrefy Side in for Hero's Downfall, for when regen is an issue or artifacts pose a threat.

This deck is a work in progress, and I'd really love any feedback you could provide. Thanks for checking it out!


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Went -2 Read the Bones in favor of +1 Sylvan Caryatid and +1 Anger of the Gods. The draw from Read the Bones only really helps me when I'm already losing, and having a more consistent turn 2 drop is something I've been wanting. Anger of the Gods has saved me countless times.


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Date added 4 years
Last updated 4 years

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.11
Tokens 2/2 Satyr, 1/1 Assassin
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