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This build is courtesy of RingSlayer on MTGGoldfish, found it while browsing through the site's standard decks and identify it as an actually good Boros deck in Standard. Edited and hopefully refined to my lgs though. Meant as aggressive hate and early control.

Reminder that Aven Mindcensor works as a perfect combo alongside Settle the Wreckage and Field of Ruin, making each star control pieces in this deck. I can now attest that it is the most satisfying thing I've ever done to force an opponent to find an upwards of 6 basic lands in the top 4 cards of their library.

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Another rough night, but due to luck or content I don't know. Left early, so ended with a record of 1-2 for rounds. Here we go:

2-1 Sultai Energy: This was actually a matchup that I was very pleased with winning. Typically ended up as a pretty fair back and forth as I would put down creatures, he puts down stuff, remove each other's creatures, etc. Any Hostage Taker he placed was met with removal to keep my creature. Both winning games essentially ended with me having Glorybringer and exerting on his key pieces.

1-2 Mono Black Aggro (Again): Same black aggro deck as previously, but with slightly better luck. The first game was surprisingly the one I was able to win, with the next two being tough luck. I had believed that sideboarding 3 copies of Authority of the Consuls and Magma Spray would be the perfect counters to any aggro matchup, but I can never seem to actually draw them up.

1-2 Ramunap Red: Basically read above. Third game was the interesting and painful one though, as I lost despite having 2 Authority of the Consuls on the field. Essentially had those and only ever drew into land and board wipes with nothing else to actually sustain me. Ended up dragging the game out awhile as I exiled his Hazoret the Fervent and sweeped his small fries, but once he cast Chandra, Torch of Defiance I could literally do nothing but watch as the emblem eventually came out for the win.

Djeru was actually a pretty nice addition to the deck overall again, basically helping to cinch the Sultai Energy matchup by tutoring Gideon of the Trials to nullify Aethersphere Harvester. Additionally, the prospect of wanting to cap at 7 mana just for an Aven Mindcensor and Settle the Wreckage instant combo is kinda inefficient. While I still have the potential for combo there, I have reduced the number of Settles and Mindcensors slightly in favor of having a bit more Planeswalker tribal and an Aerial Responder in addition instead of as a replacement for Gideon.

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I really like this deck. Maybe consider Tocatli Honor Guard for sideboard?

October 15, 2017 12:30 p.m.

Vidar91 I admit that Tocatli Honor Guard was in my original list, but upon discussion with the (very experienced) judge at my LGS, he advised against. His reasoning, that I can agree with considering local atmosphere, is that it doesn't do anything. Insert Null Rod joke that I made, but not many people have been running anything with ETB triggers at my store. White is the biggest provider of ETB effects, but is also the least played color at my store other than some Approach of the Second Sun decks that don't often rely on creatures anyway.

Don't worry though, the suggestion to put it back is not unconsidered, but I might wait to test a bit without it before judging necessity.

October 15, 2017 12:42 p.m.

Vidar91 I admit that Tocatli Honor Guard was in my original list, but upon discussion with the (very experienced) judge at my LGS, he advised against. His reasoning, that I can agree with considering local atmosphere, is that it doesn't do anything. Insert Null Rod joke that I made, but not many people have been running anything with ETB triggers at my store. White is the biggest provider of ETB effects, but is also the least played color at my store other than some Approach of the Second Sun decks that don't often rely on creatures anyway.

Don't worry though, the suggestion to put it back is not unconsidered, but I might wait to test a bit without it before judging necessity.

October 15, 2017 12:42 p.m.

BeaudaciousGiebs if thats your local meta is reasonable. Mine is like 65% energy decks and it would destroy half of them so it was my first tought.

October 15, 2017 2:59 p.m.

I agree with hostage taker and energy decks running amok tocali will be key to shutting those decks down. also G/B counters still looms out there and tocali shuts it down right away.

October 22, 2017 12:03 p.m.

Burlane421 I do agree that Tocatli Honor Guard is an important card right now against this current meta. Since I could not acquire the Gideon of the Trials, I was perfectly happy with moving Responder to mainboard and am very content with Tocatli in the side. Granted, luck is an everpresent factor where it doesn't matter what I move to mainboard if I never actually get it lol

October 22, 2017 1:07 p.m.

with Kitesail Freebooter and Hostage Taker being a thing in the u/b control decks it seems really relevant

October 25, 2017 11:52 a.m.

Not enough artifacts in the local meta for Abrade?

October 26, 2017 11:52 a.m.

The main artifacts I ever see are mass treasure, Aethersphere Harvester, or the Gift decks Ive seen other people use but have never faced. The prior I cant do much about and dont necessarily need to, but the other two warrant Cast Out but not much more. Will keep Abrade in mind as I continue to test though Rex_JB24

October 26, 2017 12:26 p.m.

I really like your deck. I think it has pretty much everything to stop most of the current meta. However I was wondering why do you play with Kari zev?

October 27, 2017 9:37 p.m.

Kemar thats a good question. Aside from myself simply enjoying the card, I find that it has many uses in this meta. Against aggro matches like Ramunap Red, first strike makes it a fantastic blocker until I get out more closing cards.Against really either Midrange or Control, it can do some real work with early damage, being able to go around Gifted Aetherborn and spawning the second attacker. I havent really found anything that would be strictly better to replace it with.

October 28, 2017 11:37 a.m.

Hey thanks for the inspiration BeaudaciousGiebs, I was brewing something new out of my Ramunam red deck that I am now bored with. check it out here Boros Bears

Have you ever thought of Bomat Courier in this deck? he has been an all-star in all red deck gets in fast in the early game and draws cards in the late.

November 23, 2017 11:51 a.m.




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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.34
Tokens 2/1 Monkey, Chandra
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Top rank #19 on 2017-11-04
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