Updated for Amonkhet Block: Earthshaker Khenra and Ahn-Crop Crasher are both great early and late with haste+evasion, and Eternalize bring gas late game if things stall, plus Cut / Ribbons should be an automatic 1-of in every RB deck for the occasional free win from the graveyard. AKH and HOU actually make this deck faster and more resiliant at the same time.

Creature-heavy meta? Just steal them to attack or sacrifice for gain!

Kari Zev's Expertise and Wrangle combined with beneficial sac effects in Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Altar's Reap, and Fatal Push allow you to not only steal your opponent's creatures to attack, but also give you the option of sacrificing you opponent's creatures for your own gain as well, if you don't want to give a dangerous threat back. Things hit epic blowout levels, especially in the aggro mirror, when you can chain an Expertise into Wrangle and completely flip the board.

In addition to the payoffs from eight creature-stealing cards, Ragavan dies every turn to turn on Fatal Push with Kari Zev, Skyship Raider in play, and Hanweir Garrison provides tokens every turn for Yahenni and Altar's Reap as well, if you aren't drawing the steal cards or your opponent doesn't have creatures out.

Against non-creature decks, mainly combo and control, Scrapheap Scrounger, Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, Hanweir Garrison, Lathnu Hellion , and Fleetwheel Cruiser go straight beatdown right up the mana curve, and the sideboard is mostly geared to swap in for the creature-stealing cards to remove combo/control threats.

Planning on testing it out in a couple weeks, and open to suggestions. The deck has a core that needs to remain for the interaction, but Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, Village Messenger  Flip , and Fleetwheel Cruiser are potential swaps.


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Last updated 10 months

This deck is not Standard legal.

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Illegal cards Abrade , Earthshaker Khenra
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.27
Tokens 2/1 Monkey
Folders Standard, standar, Kari Zev's Thievery, Interesting Standard Decks, aer, Interesting ideas, Standard Deck Ideas
Top rank #10 on 2017-03-21
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10 months ago)

+4 Aether Hub main
-1 Unlicensed Disintegration main
-2 Smoldering Marsh main
+4 Earthshaker Khenra main
-2 Heart of Kiran main
-2 Hanweir Battlements main
-4 Hanweir Garrison main
+4 Ahn-Crop Crasher main
-2 Yahenni, Undying Partisan main
+1 Cut // Ribbons main
+3 Abrade side
+4 Magmatic Chasm side
-1 Westvale Abbey  Flip side
+2 Yahenni, Undying Partisan side
-2 Shock side
-2 Fleetwheel Cruiser side
+2 Hazoret the Fervent side
-3 Transgress the Mind side
-3 Lost Legacy side
+4 Invigorated Rampage side
and 32 other change(s)