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Posted on Sept. 12, 2017, 11:14 p.m. by Pasqual13

Havent played in about 5 years. Want to get into standard again. Love the playstyle of temur energy. Seems to be a pretty good deck currently. It looks like its not losing much in this upcoming rotation. Should go ahead and order a deck or wait to see how the meta changes after the rotation?

multimedia says... #2

I think you're fine to order the deck now. A competitive Temur Energy list right now is $200-$300 with half of this cost for a playset of Chandra, Torch of Defiance. This is cheap for a competitive Standard deck, let alone the current best deck, haha.

Glorybringer is at a very low $5 right now and so far nothing spoiled in Ixalan other than possibly Regisaur Alpha is going to take it's place. I foresee Glorybringer going up not down. Chandra is a little harder to predict as it's pretty expensive right now, but we've already seen the Ixalan Planeswalkers and they don't remotely compare with the power level of Chandra. Vraska, Relic Seeker is close, but she's six mana. Chandra could become the best Walker in Standard maybe even become oppressive.

You're pretty safe with energy because as long as it's in Standard it will be one of the best decks. Maybe not the very best, but it will always be near the top because of how powerful energy is.

Temur Energy loses very few main deck cards at rotation. Elder Deep-Fiend, but some lists don't even use him. Game Trail can be replaced with Rootbound Crag which is a far superior land. Currently there's not a replacement yet for Lumbering Falls.

The sideboard is hit the most by rotation especially Tireless Tracker, card advantage in a can. Currently no replacement for her yet, doubt there will be. Chandra, Flamecaller rotates, Hour of Devastation could possibly replace her. Radiant Flames can possibly be replaced by Sweltering Suns, but the double red casting cost may make it uncastable in time to use it to stop aggro.

So far new spoiled Ixalan cards that I think can fit into Temur Energy are for sure Lightning Strike and Spell Pierce as sideboard options. Strike may even replace Abrade or Magma Spray main deck since it can hit a player, but I think it's safe to just get a playset of each Abrade, Strike and Spray. If artifacts continue to be a problem use Abrade otherwise use Strike. Spray is played because it can exile the creature it kills, but this might not be needed post rotation.

Other Possible new cards so far in Ixalan that might fit are Opt, Siren Stormtamer, Chart A Course and Sorcerous Spyglass.

September 13, 2017 3:54 a.m.

Atroxreaper says... #3

Buy the list

September 13, 2017 5:22 a.m.

Pasqual13 says... #4

Thanks for the replys. Ive built the list. Will probably get it on mtgo first and play it for a while before i look at getting physical cards. Not sure of the community in my area just yet, and i got 146 event tickets so the deck will only cost me about $51 of actual money. I definitely appreciate the feedback multimedia. You seem to be on the up n up. I have seen a few variations and this is what has kind of peeked my interests.

4 Aether Hub

3 Botanical Sanctum

3 Spirebluff Canal

2 Game Trail

1 Island

2 Mountain

1 Lumbering Falls

4 Forest

2 Sheltered Thicket

4 Bristling Hydra

4 Servant of the Conduit

3 Glorybringer

4 Rogue Refiner

3 Tireless Tracker

2 Rhonas the Indomitable

4 Channeler Initiate

1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

4 Harnessed Lightning

4 Attune with Aether

3 Chandra, Torch of Defiance

1 Magma Spray

1 Cut/Ribbons


2 Magma Spray

2 Sweltering Suns

2 Chandra, Flamecaller

1 Radiant Flames

3 Negate

2 Confiscation Coup

1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

1 Cut/Ribbons

1 Appetite for the Unnatural

September 13, 2017 6:33 a.m.

multimedia says... #5

Hey, the list looks good. Changes I would make to it are cut Channeler Initiate for Longtusk Cub. Or get 4x Cub when you buy the list to playtest in place of Initiate. Cut 1x Rhonas the Indomitable for a fourth Glorybringer. Add the fourth Botanical Sanctum for a Game Trail. Cut Cut/Ribbons for a second Spray.

If all you're planning to do is play Standard then you can skip buying Tireless Tracker and Chandra, Flamecaller because they rotate in two weeks saving you about $22.

Additional cards I think you should buy to playtest with when you get the list are: 4x Abrade and 4x Whirler Virtuoso.

September 13, 2017 7:06 a.m.

Pasqual13 says... #6

multimedia thank you so much again. I have some rootbound crags already from my old gruul aggro deck i ran when i still played that i can throw in to replace the lands getting rotated.

September 13, 2017 8:29 a.m.

Pasqual13 says... #7

What would you recommend to replace Tireless Tracker and Chandra, Flamecaller for the time being?

September 13, 2017 5:44 p.m.

Atroxreaper says... #8

September 13, 2017 6:15 p.m.

Pasqual13 says... #9

Another chandra is gonna hurt the ole wallet haha

September 13, 2017 6:18 p.m.

Atroxreaper says... #10

She's worth it I'll be buying 2 soon.

September 13, 2017 6:22 p.m.

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