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So this is my first standard legal deck since Scars of Mirrodin back in around 2008. The goal here is fairly obvious. Create as many treasure tokens as possible and use either Mechanized Production or Revel in Riches to get the win. Spell Swindle and River's Rebuke add some control elements to stop us losing to aggro decks, and Contract Killing will help control the board state and bag us some more treasures. Should we struggle to get enchantments to stick, Deadeye Plunderers gives an alternate win con. edit after seeing the synergy with Marionette Master I've decided to replace the Deadeye Plunderers as the alternate win con.

As this is my first true standard deck (i was just learning in scars) id love some help and feedback.

please +1 if you like the deck.


Ok guys.... this deck is now nowhere near what it was like when I started. My initial idea was to have lots of treasure generators and lots of ways to win off of those. The problem with that plan was there was little opponent interaction and not a very good board presence. Ive gradually taken this deck down the U/B control route and now think it looks a good deck that Im looking forward to testing out at FNM.

ChoicesTezzeret the Schemer provides repeated removal, additional mana, pump, or creature generation. Thats a lot of options for one slot.

Marionette Master is undoubtedly the easiest route to victory as sacrificing five treasures/etherium cells is enough to win.

Hostage Taker helps us to control the board and maintain a decent board presence.

Everything else is pretty standard control stuff. If youve any other ideas, leave a comment. As mentioned in my initial description Im pretty new to standard and any advice is always appreciated.


baby_tussler says... #1

This idea is awesome! +1

October 1, 2017 3:46 p.m.

glados856 says... #2

A few things that synergize nicely (on paper anyway) are Marionette Master for an alternate win con if you sac 5 treasures with her out. Treasure Map is a nice way to get three treasures at instant speed (if you activate it with 2+ counters on it and flip) and the flip side allows you to sac a treasure to draw which can also help feed back into the Marionette Master.

October 1, 2017 5:26 p.m.

BillyBalverine says... #3

I'm trying something similar, but because I love stupid plays, I want to put Glorious End into mine. This is a very streamlined approach to something I want to do, and I appreciate the fact I am not alone for a Standard Treasure deck.

October 1, 2017 5:40 p.m.

geekoftheages says... #4

Thanks guys. I'm definitely going to make room for some Marionette Masters looks way too good to overlook.

October 1, 2017 6:06 p.m.

Fenice86 says... #5

Shall i suggest you to check out my deck?I'm building something similar and we might share thoughts and ideas!!

Moneytalk pirates!

Standard Fenice86


October 4, 2017 6:31 a.m.

Beauseph04 says... #6

I was thinking something like this too lol +1, cool deck

October 4, 2017 10:16 a.m.

w33m4n says... #7

October 4, 2017 12:37 p.m.

Aragon_Neotrix says... #8

This deck is nice idea and I was thinking of making something similar but it honestly needs draw. You're running an alt wincon deck and only running 2 draw spells??? Its crazy and its the main reason the deck fails.

For Draw I'd suggest maybe either Opt or Hieroglyphic Illumination

October 4, 2017 7:33 p.m.

Aragon_Neotrix says... #9

Sorry for double post but I also just noticed your running 4 Revel in Riches and 4 Depths of Desire when they honestly don't synergise together that well. I understand Depths of Desire still gets you treasure but it also doesn't kill the creature which makes it cause problems later. I'd maybe run 2x Walk the Plank or 2x Fatal Push and 2x Depths of Desire Instead just because then creatures stay off the board and you can trigger Revel and get treasure cheaper

October 4, 2017 7:38 p.m.

geekoftheages says... #10

Aragon_Neotrix hey friend, thank you for the insights. I've actually not managed to play this yet. Waiting for my partner to finish her standard deck. Once I've playtested a little I'll definitely consider your suggestions. I quite like the depths as I get the treasure whether revel is around or not and it also means I'll have an opportunity to Spell Swindle something if it got to the board the first time. Thanks again :)

October 5, 2017 1:13 a.m.

Fenice86 says... #11

I removed all Depths of Desire from my deck aswell, to draw card's i use Siren's Ruse which can do 3 things for 2 mana: save a pirate, draw a card and produce a treasure (if used on Sailor of Means for example)

You can also add Chart A Course, for example you attack with Dire Fleet Hoarder, if it dies you get a treasure and, regardless of that, you draw 2 cards for 2 mana and you could also use Heartless Pillage to get another treasure and ur opponent gotta discard 2 cards for 2 mana. it's a nice play on turn 4-5 for example

October 5, 2017 3:17 a.m.

geekoftheages says... #12

Fenice86 quite like the Siren's Ruse thanks for the idea!

October 5, 2017 4:12 a.m.

OneItsStarted says... #13

You probably want to replace the Revel in Riches with a full Marionette Master set since Marionette works with half the number of treasures and is a significant upgrade.

October 8, 2017 1:40 p.m.

jason31502 says... #14

I haven't uploaded it to tapped out yet, but I'm building a similar deck that uses dire fleet hoarder, along with claim//fame and marched of the drowned for recursion. I use costly plunder and ruthless knave to sac it for the most value

October 8, 2017 4:57 p.m.

geekoftheages says... #15

jason31502 that sounds like an interesting idea actually. Post a link when youve got it online :-)

October 9, 2017 1:15 a.m.

I wouldn't cut Revel in Riches completely, I'd maybe go for 2?

Maybe cut an Opt and a Walk the Plank

Love the Torment of Hailfire also.

October 9, 2017 9:12 p.m.

jason31502 says... #17

geekoftheages, I'm about to make a list, but my friend thinks I should make a grixis revel in riches removal mid-range deck, which sounds better to pilot, that or a more creature treasure production deck?

October 9, 2017 9:52 p.m.

geekoftheages says... #18

Aragon_Neotrix when Ive played When I had marionette master, mechanized production and revel in riches, i found that Revel in Riches was the worst one. It needs two more treasures than Mechanized Production and five more treasures than Marionette Master

October 10, 2017 1:04 a.m.

geekoftheages says... #19

jason31502 I definitely think the grixis version would be better than a creature heavy version

October 10, 2017 1:10 a.m.

Deadbeach says... #20

For card draw maybe go Vraska's Contempt over Hour of Glory. Also Id drop Tezz altogether and run a play set of Siren Stormtamer for early flyer damage and blocks plus equipping them with the Prying Blade early on would be beneficial for token gen. Ive been tinkering a bit but I love the idea for sure!

October 10, 2017 12:09 p.m.

Deadbeach says... #21

I meant lifegain on Vraska. Sorry!

October 10, 2017 12:09 p.m.

geekoftheages says... #22

Deadbeach thanks. I picked Hour of Glory cos The Scarab God is everywhere right now and getting rid of them is hard. Siren stormtamer is good but Ive quite liked tezzeret in the games Ive played him.

October 10, 2017 12:54 p.m.

Deadbeach says... #23

The Scarab God is everywhere in my meta as well. Maybe try a couple Lost Legacy for ALL the Scarab Gods?

October 10, 2017 12:58 p.m.

geekoftheages says... #24

Thats a pretty good call actually Deadbeach

October 10, 2017 1:04 p.m.

jason31502 says... #25

Alright, sorry for the wait, here it is Grixis Treazzeret

October 11, 2017 1:13 a.m.

BioProfDude says... #26

I think you need a way to generate some token creatures, particularly for Ruthless Knave. Adding a couple Jace, Cunning Castaway could be useful for this.

Cool deck idea! +1 from me!

October 11, 2017 9:12 a.m.

OriginLeon says... #27

Very cool idea! I know nothing about standard but I really like this deck. I tried to build something similar for commander! By the way i did not know Marionette Master! I'll probably be adding him to my commander! It's nice to have lots of wincons!If you all would like to see my commander list: Yo-ho Yo-ho it's a Pirate's life for me!!

October 11, 2017 3:32 p.m.

Barsan says... #28

You should use Greed as the feature card.

October 11, 2017 6:57 p.m.

Fenice86 says... #29

you should try Panharmonicon

October 12, 2017 10:19 a.m.

geekoftheages says... #30

Fenice86 I guess I could drop prying blades for them seeing as I dont do a whole lot of attacking anyway

October 12, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Fenice86 says... #31

geekoftheages exactly, a Marionette Master triggered with it can come on board and win you the game with as low as 3 treasures :)

October 12, 2017 10:32 a.m.

geekoftheages says... #32

Fenice86 pretty strong. So does it activate fabricate twice??

October 12, 2017 10:34 a.m.

Fenice86 says... #33

geekoftheages exactly, it also trigger twice Sailor of Means (so that it doubles also when u use Siren's Ruse )

October 12, 2017 10:36 a.m.

geekoftheages says... #34

Sweet. Think I may already have a couple knocking about from a booster box. Ill have to dig them out. Thanks

October 12, 2017 10:39 a.m.

Fenice86 says... #35

you welcome, i developed my treasure deck a lot too these days (it just didnt have yours visibility and comments ;) )

I'll link it to you again, maybe you get more ideas:

Moneytalk [not_so_pirates anymore_lol]

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October 12, 2017 10:42 a.m.

geekoftheages says... #36

Fenice86 Ive checked back a few times actually to see whats going on as theres a few people building decks like these and its good to compare. How have you found vraska? Is she game winning when you play her?

October 12, 2017 10:55 a.m.

Fenice86 says... #37

maybe not game winning but it surely draws a lot of attention, all of a sudden the enemy tries to blow everything at her giving me room for manouvre.

Tokens are useful as blockers and with menace if you manage to activate her ultimate yes... it wins you games

October 12, 2017 11 a.m.

Deadbeach says... #38

I played a few times with your current build. Ive found that the early game is slow. A few times Ive found myself going the first 3 or 4 turns without any summons on deck for Prying Blade and I think adding the 4x Siren Stormtamer is a possible fix. Ill report back once I tinker. Thanks.

October 12, 2017 3:41 p.m.

GlaadTrashBag says... #39

Could someone please explain to me how Marionette Master works with treasure? Since they're tokens, I didn't think they entered the battlefield. Don't they just get exiled/disappear entirely after being sacrificed?

October 12, 2017 6:17 p.m.

w33m4n says... #40

Nope they hit the graveyard then disappear. Treasure are on the field in play as an artifact permanent. Its also why if you sac a treasure token to pay for Fatal Push it triggers revolt for CMC 4 or less.

October 12, 2017 6:48 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.73
Tokens 1/1 Servo, Tezzeret, Treasure, Etherium Cell
Folders Standard, Interesting Standard Decks, Standard, Inspi ~, B/U Treasure, Must try, Servo Standard, Standard, Pirate, Standard Decks
Top rank #3 on 2017-10-12
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Revision 8 See all

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-4 Walk the Plank main
-2 Ruthless Knave main
-2 Bontu's Last Reckoning main
+2 Disallow main
+1 Island main
+4 Fatal Push main
+2 Hostage Taker main
+1 Supreme Will main
-1 Swamp main
+4 Lost Legacy side
-4 Fatal Push side