So, last week, we laid out the card choices; now, let’s talk about the average game with Mardu Pyromancer. Here’s what you’re trying to do.
Tagged: Deck Tech
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a deck tech for a non-Phoenix build, but this was too sweet not to share. I made the deck on a whim, tried it out in Historic Bof1, and then busted heads. And now you can, too.
So, those are the card choices, but before you go off and play, let’s talk about what decks to look out for, and what upgrades might happen down the line with the upcoming set.
Longtime readers will know that I’m a big fan of the Arclight Phoenix deck. It’s popular and powerful in Historic on Arena and I use it to grind ranks. Getting lots of practice in has led me to make tons of tweaks and even a few deviations from any list you’ve probably seen.
Genesis Midrange rewards understanding when you can ignore your opponent’s attackers and go for the ramp win and when you need to stall.
This deck can easily and routinely jump ahead two turns at a time in mana advantage and cast something big before they can respond to it.
Temur Reclamation has been my pet deck this standard, and I’ve been playing it to moderate success. But the meta eventually left the deck behind. However, I still think it’s worth considering. It just needs a new focus, a new coat of paint. Some people went the midrange route—I’ve gone the opposite. Behold! Temur Hard…
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