Looking at doing 5-color aristocrats

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Posted on Feb. 1, 2019, 11:25 a.m. by DrukenReaps

And I think I'm looking at Atogatog , Child of Alara , Horde of Notions , or Reaper King . I know Orzhov or Golgari would be more streamlined but I'm doing all colors so that people can taste the pain-bow :P

Horde of Notions is somewhat limited being so focused on elementals. That is however a creature type that comes out in almost every set. This is an example of how that deck might look Endless Notions. Being able to instantly have some of those ETBs could make for some interesting plays.

Reaper King seems like the most restrictive to build around as I would be trying to abuse his interaction with scarecrows. Sadly most of those creatures are mediocre... It is being considered only because I like how he looks.

Atogatog comes with about 10 atogs that all act as sac outlets allowing the rest of the deck to be aristocrat value stuff. Might be the oddest choice as aristocrats is really creatures that die for value and this would be everything dies for value.

Child of Alara is an interesting thought... She acts as a mass sac outlet and kills my opponents stuff off at the same time. A little hard to abuse in this kind of deck but sac her with Viscera Seer let everything die triggering Zulaport Cutthroat and then bring it all back with Rise of the Dark Realms . Also this is the one that allows the most freedom in design.

Any thoughts or suggestions for 5-color aristocrats from y'all?

DAWT_PLAWT says... #2

San some ones whos played aristocrats for a while now, I would recommend either going 3 color ( Mardu or Jund)or 2 color ( orzhov, rakdos), as it helps the deck be more consistent

Here is an orzhov list I’ve been working on for a while https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/mostly-death-some-taxes/

February 1, 2019 12:13 p.m.

rob_shifflett says... #3

Atogacrats has a nice ring to it. Those Agog sac outlets would be helpful.

February 1, 2019 1:25 p.m.

goodair says... #4

Reaper King with Arcane Adaptation and Conspiracy is pretty brutal if you wanna go down that path. Those 2 enchantments can go into the Atogatog build too if you want something more janky.
Other than that I agree with DAWT_PLAWT with going 3 colors or even going with the new Teysa Karlov . Just make sure you go at minimum black/white/x since those are the best aristocrat colors.

February 1, 2019 3:27 p.m.

DerektheRed says... #5

I'm intrigued by the Child of Alara build. Mass destruction in a deck where most permanents have a death trigger; then pull everything back into play! In addition to Dark Realms, there's Cauldron of Souls , Faith's Reward , and tons of targeted spells that do "when this creature dies, return it to play/hand"

IDK if there are actually enough of those type of cards to make it work, but it'd be awesome if you pulled it off.

(even just as a 'normal' aristocrats deck, it'd be fun to have all 5 colors and the threat of blowing up everything)

February 1, 2019 4:14 p.m.

DrukenReaps says... #6

Thanks for your thoughts guys. I know 2 or 3 colors is easier to do but I like weird and have a hard time settling on stuff.

I'm going to go ahead with the Child of Alara idea.

February 2, 2019 2:49 p.m.

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