The best decks for the Ikoria standard format

Choosing the right deck has always been one of the most important decisions in Magic the Gathering. In the guide, I'll tell you which deck you should play in MTG Arena to improve your ranking.

Thanks to the new Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths set, the current MTG Arena standard metagame has been given a breath of fresh air. The new Companions, in particular, thoroughly turn some Magic principles upside down. We present the decks that have a clear advantage over the competition on the way to the Mythic Rank.

The best standard decks for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths

The following links will take you directly to the deck of your choice. There you will find the Deck list as well as detailed information on the costs.

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Deck: Yorion Lukka – Ikoria

who Yorion, Sky Nomad If you want to use it as a companion, you have to play 80 cards instead of 60 as usual in the main deck. For this you will be rewarded with a 4/5 flyer who has your best cards in the game flicker can, especially the mighty Agent of Treachery. thanks Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast you can already play the agent, which actually costs 7 mana, on turn 5 and thus steal the strongest card of your opponents.

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Deck: Temur Reclamation – Ikoria

It is also possible without a companion. Temur Reclamation flourishes in the Ikoria standard metagame to the new top form. Thanks to the new cycling countries, the deck has even more stable mana and with Shark Typhoon finally also about a powerful answer Teferi, Time Reveler, your combo of Wilderness Recalamtion and Expansion // explosion otherwise nipped in the bud.

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Deck: Obosh Sacrifice – Ikoria

Obosh, the Preypiercer requires that you only play cards with an odd mana cost, but you double all damage once the companion is in the game. This will trigger each of Mayhem Devil even more fatal.

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Deck: Cycling – Ikoria

The perfect budget deck for all players with few wild cards. Except for the countries and your companion Lurrus of the Dream Den all cards in your main deck are either commons or uncommons. Valiant Rescuer and Improbable Alliance generate dozens of tokens for you before you start the game with a giant Zenith flare can decide for you.

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Deck: Jeskai Fires – Ikoria

At first glance, not much has happened in the well-known Jeskai Fires Deck, thanks Keruga, the Macrosage As a companion, however, the deck has got an enormously strong new addition, which lets you draw a new card for practically every card in play.

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Deck: Bant Ramp – Ikoria

Bant has been one of the best color combinations in recent months. thanks Yorion, Sky Nomad the deck can (and must) play even more good cards now. Fortunately, they are available in the colors blue, white and green like sand by the sea. As in the Jeskai variant, both belong Agent of Treachery as well as Elspeth Conquers Death to your best Yorion targets.

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Former standard decks

A new set for the standard format appears every three months. With the release of the autumn set, the four oldest sets of the format rotate, making a whole series of decks unplayable. However, you can still play these decks in historic format if necessary.

The following links will take you directly to the deck of your choice. There you will find the Deck list, detailed information on the costs as well as a explanatory video to some decks.

Deck: UW Control – Theros

Thanks to Shatter the Sky, standard-sized control decks have a new 4-mana board wipe that does not require black. The path for blue and white control is therefore wide open, not least thanks to the new additions The Birth of Meletis and Omen of the Sea, which ensure that the deck the right cards are always available at the start of the game. With Dream Trawler and Elspeth the deck also has two new, extremely powerful win conditions.

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Deck: Rakdos Sacrifice – Theros

The well-known combination of Witch’s Oven and Cauldron Familiar works just as well in the current standard format as it did last year. Judith, The Scourge Diva and Mayhem Devil do additional damage.

Tip: With Claim the Firstborn you can take control of opposing creatures and then sacrifice them.

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Deck: Mono Red Aggro – Theros

Mono Red Aggro has survived virtually every standard rotation in recent years. The deck is still not only for competitive players a good choice but also for newcomers, because it plays an above average number of commons and uncommons and so very inexpensive is.

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Deck: Rakdos Knights – Theros

Mono Red Aggro is a bit more explosive, but Rakdos Knights can do it thanks to the black cards better assert in longer games and also has more options in the sideboard. Often deadly combo is Turn 3 Rottin Regisaur, who attacks in Turn 4 with an equipped Embercleave.

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Deck: Simic Ramp – Theros

Even without the oko, Thief of Crowns, which is now banned in most formats, Simic Ramp still has what it takes Top deck. With Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath the deck got a powerful new addition, but you need to build it above-average number of Mythic wildcardswhich is why the deck less suitable for free-to-play players and newcomers is.

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Deck: Boros Feather – M20

Boros Feather is a unique deck that elements one Aggro decks with one Combo decks united. The deck is vpacked with inexpensive combat tricks and removal spellsthanks Feather play again each round instead of having to put them in the cemetery. The deck also has a good chance still good even after the standard rotation to be.

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Deck: Esper Control – M20

Control Deck fans can't avoid Esper Control Decks. The deck offers inexpensive removal spells, powerful planeswalker and plenty of ways to delay the game for a long time. The very expensive mana base, which demands a lot of wildcards, will suffer badly from the standard rotation in October.

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Deck: Mono Red Aggro – M20

The MTG Arena Allstar. The deck has survived several standard rotations inexpensive to build and is not without reason most played decks in MTG Arena. A solid choice for new players and a perfect budget deck as it only uses basic countries.

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Deck: Bant Scapeshift – M20

Probably the best standard deck of the M20 season. The combo out Field of the Dead and Scape shift can quickly build up an entire zombie army from which only a few opponents can recover. Even if you don't play it, you should know the deck, because you will definitely encounter it one time or another at MTG Arena.

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  • 8 Mythics
  • 24 Rares
  • 15 uncommons
  • 23 commons
  • 5 standard countries

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Deck: Vampire Aggro – M20

The best aggro deck of the current standard season. However, since most of the deck's cards come from the almost two-year-old sets Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan, the deck will not survive the standard rotation in October. So new players shouldn't waste their wildcards on it.

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Deck: Simic Nexus – M20

For a long time the card Nexus of Fate discussed controversially and even considered a ban. The final compromise: The card is only allowed in the traditional best-of-three game mode. In best-of-one matches, however, you are not allowed to play decks with Nexus of Fate.

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  • 4 Mythics
  • 27 Rares
  • 19 uncommons
  • 14 commons
  • 11 basic countries

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Do you have any further questions, suggestions or even ideas for new decks? Then please let me know in the comments! Have you already reached Mythic rank this season and which deck have you had the most success with?

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