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Shadow Perspective Combo (Competitive)

Standard* Budget Combo Creatureless Four Color GWUB


A fast combo deck that often takes games as early as t5, using almost all budget-friendly cards from the newest set.It is incredibly fun and I (personally) think this deck will be at least marginally playable as in my testing is able to usually beat (the current iterations of) Saheeli Combo and Mardu Vehicles. I am currently struggling a little bit with consistency, and have added a single Diabolic Tutor (feelsbadman) to my main board to make sure I always find my New Perspectives by turn 5 or 6.

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This deck relies on casting New Perspectives as quickly as possible, which should immediately win you the game in combination with mana generators like Shefet Monitor and Vizier of Tumbling Sands to cast Shadow of the Grave 4 times, producing upwards of 30 mana, then cast Approach of the Second Sun twice when you have no cards left in deck so that you can immediately draw and cast it again. Many of the cyling cards help you stall and draw cards until you find New Perspectives and cast it, and Weirding Wood allows you to power out New Perspectives a turn early, but also allows you to double the mana produced by Vizier of Tumbling Sands, so don't be afraid of spending the mana produced by your early Shefet Monitors to drop it so that you can make enough mana with the Viziers later in the game. I have included a singe Cast Out to exile Gideon of the Trials if him and his emblem are in play when you finish comboing out so that you can win.

In the SB you have certain hate cards and Faith of the Devoted so that you can SB out your combo to slowly beat control.

The deck takes some practice and is a bit tricky but you can learn how to play it pretty quickly. My best advice if you decide to test the list is to not hold onto your shadow of the graves for too long when you get to the last 20 cards in deck in deck, because you need to maximize the mana from your Viziers and Monitors, wich you will probably cycle around 20 times in the last 20 cards. You only need 14 mana to win, but sometimes it can be tricky (but usually isn't).

Any and all advise/criticism is welcome, especially regarding my sideboard. I would love to hear what you guys have to say so I can improve this deck before I buy all the parts. Thanks!


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