Simic Flash doesn't want too many tapped lands because it really wants to be able to play its spells on curve and eventually play multiple things in a turn (like countering a spell and playing a creature), which means that dropping Thornwood Falls for Breeding Pool is essential, although just four copies of Breeding Pool will set you back somewhere around $80. The adventure component is a nice way to give an Aggro Deck what it usually doesn't have, a bit of a value engine and something to keep up the steam. I was surprised to see White Weenie down to 4% of the metagame. And currently (between Apr 25 and June 25) with Twitch prime you get a code for “Boros Battalion” 1 Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice (GRN) 153 2 Legion Guildmage (GRN) 187 10 Plains (M19) 261 11 Mountain (M19) 273 4 Fresh-Faced Recruit (GRN) 216 2 Boros Challenger (GRN) 156 This deck probably contains the best card from all Planeswalker Decks in Core 2021 – previously mentioned Demonic Embrace. As I mentioned a moment ago, the idea of Challenger Decks is that you can play the decks semi-competitively at events like Friday Night Magic right out of the box while also having some amount of upgrade potential into legitimate top-tier archetypes. "How Many Different 6+ Drops Can I Fit in My Emergent Ultimatum Deck?" Every single one of them will give you at least a fighting chance at the tournaments. Rather than being primarily about reprinting expensive cards, the Challenger Decks are designed to give players decks that are at least Friday Night Magic–playable right out of the box and, ideally, legitimate top-tier Standard decks after a handful of upgrades. Today marks the release of the Challenger Decks - one of the most hyped preconstructed deck product Wizards has ever released. Here, things break down fairly cleanly, with GB Adventures and Simic Flash pacing the field, mostly thanks to Fabled Passage in the mana base, while Mono-Red Aggro and Fires Friends lag behind. "Chase" is a fairly subjective designation, but we're going to define chase as "worth more than $5" for rares and mythics and "worth more than $2.50" for uncommons and commons, which is the same definition of "chase" we used in previous years. Tomer figures out just how bad/good Temple really is with the help of Frank Karsten! Here's the 2018 Challenger decklists at MTGGoldfish . Enter the Chandradome! But before we start rating and ranking, let's look at the decks! Ready to play. It is worth mentioning that Mono-Red Aggro gets somewhat unlucky based on our criterion of chase, with a bunch of different cards that do have value but fall just short of our cutoff, with Chandra, Acolyte of Flame being the most obvious, with a retail price of $4.98 per copy, while both Bonecrusher Giant and Torbran, Thane of Red Fell are in the $3.50 range, and you get four copies of each in the deck. A couple of months ago, Wizards promised that the Challenger Deck series—a group of Standard preconstructed decks based on tournament-worthy decks and designed to be playable at events like Friday Night Magic right out of the box—would be returning in April 2020, but we didn't know the themes of the decks or what cards they would contain. Let's say you don't really care all that much about playing Simic Flash but you do want Brazen Borrower to play Esper Control or Jeskai Fires. While it can certainly win games if things go well, you'll have some limited-esque games where you lose because you get color screwed. The creatures in the Challenger Deck are mostly on point, minus a couple of extra copies of Murderous Rider and Lovestruck Beast, while the main expense is improving the mana base with a playset of Overgrown Tomb (which thankfully is one of the cheaper shock lands, at only $46 for all four copies). Today marks the release of the Challenger Decks - one of the most hyped preconstructed deck product Wizards has ever released. The Answer Using MATH. Meanwhile, Mono-Red Aggro gets a boost thanks to Embercleave remaining in Standard for another year, while Fires Friends again comes in at the bottom of our list. We ranked each 2020 Challenger Deck in five categories based on value and gameplay. As such, we're letting you know that we've updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the new rule set forth by the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Highlighting the Pauper format where only Commons are allowed. Still, since Simic Flash is one of the higher-value decks from the series, buying multiple copies to get a playset of Brazen Borrower and Fabled Passage is still a very reasonable plan from a financial perspective. Imported Deck Imported Deck Imported Deck: donut 73 tix $ 122 - D&D Brawl D&D Brawl D&D Brawl: dancingftw 101 tix $ 102 - Radha Brawl Radha Brawl Radha Brawl: Wilkinson Souza 69 tix $ 120 - Brawl Brawl Brawl: J.S. The deck hasn't proven itself to be very good since the release of Theros: Beyond Death, and the upgrade is very expensive. Anyway, that's all for today. More importantly, the value is much more evenly distributed throughout the decks. If you are a resident of California, you have the right under the CCPA to opt out of the sale of personal information to third parties. Challenger Deck 2020: Allied Fires Upgrade. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. For the moment, decks are flooding the board, and the Doom Foretold/Dance of the Manse plan is just not up to par. Single Scoop: Lands Aren't That Important, Right? My personal information may be used for the purposes defined in the privacy policy. If you want to win with style, Arcane Tempo is the way to go. Second Sun Control: $80. Use the options below to exercise this right, and please review our privacy policy for complete information on how your data is used and stored. The whole deck has one problem, it's just too slow. All original content on this page is © 2012-2020 MTGGoldfish, Inc. and may not be used or reproduced without consent. At MTGGoldfish, we value your privacy. (Historic, Magic Arena), Kaldheim Spoilers — December 17 | Kaya and Halvar, God of Battle, Analyzing Four New Kaldheim Commanders! Today we're moving on to our final Challenger Deck, Arcane Tempo. Use the options below to exercise this right, and please review our privacy policy for complete information on how your data is used and stored. $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00. Only one Chandra leaves. These four individual 75-card decks are geared toward Standard play for the Friday Night Magic player and forged out of some of the most … As always, leave your thoughts, ideas, opinions, and suggestions in the comments, and you can reach me on Twitter @SaffronOlive or at SaffronOlive@MTGGoldfish.com. While the Challenger Deck build of Mono-Red Aggro has a few key differences with the tier build of Mono-Red Aggro (which is currently one of the top three decks in Standard)—namely, the lack of Anax, Hardened in the Forge and only a single copy of Embercleave—if you buy the Mono-Red Aggro Challenger Deck, you're getting a decent chunk of one of the best decks in Standard for a low price. First, the decks are MSRP of $29.99 and they are mass market products. Enter the Chandradome! UW Yorion UW Yorion Standard decklist Buy this deck from Card Kingdom Export this deck to Arena via MTGGoldfish. 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