My first encounter with magic was as a young kid, around 8, when Fifth Dawn and the original Mirrodin sets were around. I didn't really have anyone to play with but my brother-in-law had bought me some cards and I would play with him sometimes. I lost interest for awhile because of my lack of ability to play with anyone else. It wasn't until freshman year of high school, when I heard my friends talking about this game that I was sure had died out years ago, that I picked it back up. By this time, Return to Ravnica had just hit the standard scene a couple weeks prior. I got some cards from friends, picked up some packs and started assembling my first deck. RW humans/angels. It sucked, but I evolved it into more of a RW aggro deck as more of RTR block came out. It never became good because I didn't want to put any money into it at the time. I only really liked playing aggro at that point, but at the Magic Celebration event for whatever reason I decided to pick up the blue pack. And thus, I was converted. After Theros released, I developed an American control deck. I loved the thing to death, and it was actually pretty competitive. I got some work done with it at my LGS FNMs. I stuck with that beautiful creation until Khans came out, where I didn't feel this new "Jeskai" clan could be as competitive a force in a control deck without Supreme Verdict, D-Sphere, Jace AoT, and Sphinx's Rev. I created another decently competitive list, Mardu Midrange. Then, a combination of things happened, from high school coursework getting more demanding of my time and me losing interest in Khans block as it progressed and I sort of stopped playing standard. Instead, I used the money I wasn't spending on standard to build up my EDH collection, which now consists of two decks, Nekusar and Narset. A couple months ago I got drawn back into standard now that I'm in college, and I am running and working on improving Mardu Aristocrats. I had always wanted to play the actual aristocrats list from GTC standard, and I saw this as my opportunity to do something similar. Now if you've been paying close attention, you might have noticed that I never ran green in any deck. This is because it's the only one of the five colors I don't like. I think it's boring. I don't want to beat my opponents down with fat green things, I want to do something interesting! I want something with lots of decisions (this is why blue is my favorite color). However, with commander 2015 just coming out, I am very interested in Mazirek even though he is green...... Anyhow, thanks for reading, feel free to ask any questions (as long as they aren't green related, I can't help much there).

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Massacar - It's quite possible you are right about Embercleave. Having just recently added it to the deck, I haven't had a lot of time to experiment with it yet, but I will keep a close eye on it as I test it out to see if it's a good option to replace.

September 22, 2020 3:38 p.m.

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Hi Massacar. Thanks for the suggestions! Goblin Bombardment is already in the list, and Metallurgic Summonings is certainly worth a look. I have Shark Typhoon covering the Metallurgic Summonings angle in this list specifically because there are a sizable number of artifacts and enchantments in the list which Shark Typhoon will make tokens for and Metallurgic Summonings will not. It might be worth including on top of the Typhoon, but I am not sure what I would replace. Thoughts?

September 22, 2020 10:52 a.m.

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