Mono-Red Aggro (Theros Standard) [1st place FNM]

Standard Aggro Mono-Red Red Deck Wins

CoRRuPTioN Score: 5


Description

My latest tournament deck: Mono-Red Devotion (Standard) [Tournament Edition]

This deck is based on Mono-Red Aggro with emphasis on burn spells and tonnes of damage. The main goal is to destroy the enemy defensive line with burn spells and smash them with your creatures.

Rakdos Cackler and Legion Loyalist allow for an aggressive solid start and Chandra's Phoenix provides sustained damage and a great blocker as we can bring her right back after casting one of our burn spells.

Chandra, Pyromaster and Firefist Striker allow our creatures to tactically pass potential dangerous blockers with ease.

Boros Reckoner , Ash Zealot and Burning-Tree Emissary are perfect to add to the devotion for Purphoros, God of the Forge and Fanatic of Mogis .

Hammer of Purphoros and Mutavault allow for sustained aggression and keeps the deck equipped for lategame. Dragon Mantle is great for card drawing and also acquiring extra devotion. Great cards vs control decks.

Lightning Strike , Magma Jet , Shock and Mizzium Mortars are the central burn spells in the deck and always cause havoc.

I have won an FNM with this deck recently, not dropping a game.

However, this deck is not perfect and I appreciate any constructive criticism.

Updates

Mono-Red Devotion Tournament Edition — Oct. 19, 2013

I have made a new mono-red devotion tournament deck based on the foundations of this deck. If you're interested you can find it here: Mono-Red Devotion (Standard) [Tournament Edition]

KrlosPR says... #1

i have a similar RDW with 1 god (other its on the way, bough on ebay). That one looks cool i like it, i dont have chandra and have more fire spells but i am thinking of putting the satyr (1 drop). The first FNM i got first, tonight i was 3-0 until i face a mono green, that was crazy he kicked my ass lol, too fast and big creatures. Honestly there is no way to beat a mono green with a RDW unless your really lucky. Came 7 place which isnt that bad either, i lost the next round but was due to me droping like 10 lands geez, bad luck there.

October 12, 2013 3:45 a.m.

CoRRuPTioN says... #2

mmm. Watching the Theros Pro Tour I learnt that Act of Treason is a good counter for mono green. Otherwise you can outplay them by sniping an elf early or by doing burn spell + creature blocking tricks. Purphoros, God of the Forge is also really good since he's indestructible vs mono green. I'm not a huge fan of the Firedrinker Satyr though because of the damage he does to yourself. Dragon Mantle can do his ability better if you're after that imo (and also adds devotion). Mizzium Mortars can also help vs big creatures and Chandra, Pyromaster is useful to stop them from blocking if needed.

October 12, 2013 3:52 a.m.

KrlosPR says... #3

yea im not a fan of the satyr, in fact i hate it and was (still am) a critic of it lol but i have see my friend put it to good use and kinda have some faith in the card. Yea i saw the pro tool and i think act of treason will be put in the sideboard. The mono-green guy today was laughing because he beat like 2 or 3 RDW lol, he probably wouldn't do good against control but all he faced was reds and aggro's so, lucky for him. Well you cant win them all and if my deck actually ran like is suppose too i should have won that last match and probably get 3 or 4 place but well such is life, 7 isn't that bad either. Need to make a few changes for the gameday that is for sure.

October 12, 2013 3:59 a.m.

pedub84 says... #4

I had a buddy of mine play a deck really similar to this one and wrecked FNM this week. I had to work nights so he didn't get a chance to play me :). I like the personalization. +1 from me.

October 13, 2013 3:49 a.m.

sirkeifer says... #5

Not trying to show off my deck or anything, but looking at your deck I found a lot that I like and I figured you might want to take a look at mine: Fanatic Reckoner (2nd Place FNM)

We're running very similar decks, and I'd like to know what you think of the Chandra, Pyromaster 's and the Dragon Mantle 's? How're they working? Better than placing a creature?

Great deck though! +1 from me!

October 18, 2013 12:32 a.m.

CoRRuPTioN says... #6

I like the Chandra, Pyromaster s, they seem to be working good with her +1 letting me snipe off small creatures or stopping a big creature from blocking and her +0 allowing me an extra draw in rough times. She's a pretty good all-rounder and works well on the sideboard too.

I havn't had too much testing time with the Dragon Mantle s but they're very good for card drawing and pumping damage (+ adding an extra devotion). It's tough for me to figure out if they're better than a burn spell or not, but I'd rather either than other creatures. I am currently trying to make a new deck where they'll serve a huge role, pumping my Stormbreath Dragon s with the help of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx .

October 18, 2013 1:04 a.m.

KrlosPR says... #7

i and owning with my RDW, rly happy with it so far. Last FNM got first and in the booster got a thoughtseize among other thing, saturday gameday i came 8 sadly but my first lost was really close which i dont complain and my second lost did mulligan in all 3 games and lost 2-1, the guy never beat me since theros rotated but well luck wasnt on my side. Got a heros downfall in the booster i receive which is now 15 bucks so im happy. Sunday gameday came 3 places, sadly again was undefeated and in the last match was 1-1 and did mulligan once, then had in hand just 1 land and took the risk, no other land came i quit. The times i have been losing is due to bad luck and mulligans but well such is life, you cant win them all. I am happy with the results tho!

October 21, 2013 9:28 p.m.

CoRRuPTioN says... #8

how similar is your deck to mine?

October 21, 2013 11:24 p.m.

KrlosPR says... #9

I have 1 less boros reckoner and 1 more fanatic of morgis, the plan is too have 4 reckoners but well they are expensive. 1 red god and other is on its way from ebay still, used one borrow in the gameday tho but the plan is too have 4 reckoners and 2 gods. 4 magma jets and 4 lightning strikes, 2 shocks and no legion loyalist. Going to try dragon mantle instead of the shocks, seem like is a good card. I was running 21 lands but i think im going to go with 20 now (was running with 20 back when innistrad was legal)

October 22, 2013 1:08 a.m.

ScarletHarlot says... #10

I've played against something similar that used Madcap Skills and it utterly destroyed my mono black deck. In my defense I kept getting shitty draws that whole night except against an Azorius Control deck.

December 8, 2013 12:21 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.25
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