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5 New Standard Decks With Karlov Manor by Mogged

Mogged
06/02/2024 · 3 min read
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Karlov Manor: A New Standard Season

Hi everyone!

The new set is here, and in this article, I will be introducing new decks that are now possible with some of the best cards from the set. I consider most of these already competitive, but only time will tell. I think the uncommons of the set are really powerful and will impact the Standard metagame for sure.

Monored Burn



Monored Burn MKM. Builder: Mogged.MTGA - Magic Arena
Other in 06-Feb-2024
MTG Decks Maindeck (60)
Creature [21]
4  Kumano Faces Kakkazan   $1.29
4  Fugitive Codebreaker   $0.99
4  Monastery Swiftspear   $0.79
4  Pyrotechnic Performer   $0.49
4  Bloodthirsty Adversary   $16.99
1  Feldon, Ronom Excavator   $0.59
Instant [12]
4  Lightning Strike   $0.39
4  Monstrous Rage   $0.79
4  Play with Fire   $4.99
Sorcery [5]
3  Wrenn's Resolve   $0.79
2  Nahiri's Warcrafting   $0.69
Land [22]
17  Mountain   $0.01
2  Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance   $5.49
3  Mishra's Foundry   $1.79
Sideboard [15]
3  End the Festivities   $1.49
3  Lithomantic Barrage   $1.79
2  Strangle   $0.35
1  Nahiri's Warcrafting   $0.69
2  Twisted Fealty   $0.35
4  Urabrask's Forge   $5.49
Buy this deck:

$42.22 Tix @cardhoarder   $1.06 / Week @cardhoarder   $137.42 @tcgplayer   $161.63 @cardkingdom  


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One of the most obvious decks to build, since we got a lot of new shiny cards, is the one I really wanted to include Lightning Helix in. Unfortunately, we don’t have good enough mana to maintain untapped sources for such an aggressive deck early on.

I really wanted to include Lightning Helix in

I think Fugitive Codebreaker is one of the best cards in the set, and  Pyrotechnic Performer actually provides the burn reach we've been missing to completely abandon the board and start focusing on the opponent's life total during the late game.

Monstrous Rage responding to the trigger of Pyrotechnic Performer for the flip will enhance it to deal 6 damage with its ability, and then we can attack with a 6-power trampler.

WR Tokens



WR tokens MKM. Builder: Mogged.MTGA - Magic Arena
Other in 06-Feb-2024
MTG Decks Maindeck (60)
Creature [28]
4  Knight-Errant of Eos   $5.99
2  Cheeky House-Mouse   $0.35
4  Recruitment Officer   $0.59
4  Warden of the Inner Sky   $1.79
4  Resolute Reinforcements   $0.79
4  Novice Inspector   $0.59
4  Regal Bunnicorn   $1.79
2  Imodane's Recruiter   $0.35
Instant [3]
3  Witchstalker Frenzy   $0.59
Enchantment [8]
4  Wedding Announcement   $20.99
4  Warleader's Call   $8.99
Land [21]
1  Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire   $8.49
5  Plains   $0.01
4  Restless Bivouac   $0.69
2  Mirrex   $9.49
1  Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance   $5.49
4  Battlefield Forge   $2.99
4  Sundown Pass   $9.99
Sideboard [15]
4  Lightning Helix   $0.35
2  Destroy Evil   $1.49
4  Urabrask's Forge   $5.49
2  Invasion of Gobakhan   $5.99
1  Lantern Flare   $0.69
2  Extraction Specialist   $0.99
Buy this deck:

$60.86 Tix @cardhoarder   $1.52 / Week @cardhoarder   $250.95 @tcgplayer   $297.93 @cardkingdom  


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Another aggressive deck—this time using Warleader's Call with incredible token synergy—or Bunnicorn to close out the game.

Sideboard? Oh my god, it's Lightning Helix... to fight creature decks, and Urabrask's Forge to fight decks with boardwipes.

Izzet Artifacts

Izzet artifacts MKM. Builder: Mogged.MTGA - Magic Arena
Other in 06-Feb-2024
MTG Decks Maindeck (60)
Creature [8]
4  Spyglass Siren   $0.59
4  Gleaming Geardrake   $0.35
Artifact [6]
2  Invasion of Kaladesh   $0.35
4  Cryptic Coat   $6.99
Instant [10]
1  Fading Hope   $1.49
2  Torch the Tower   $0.35
3  Rebel Salvo   $0.35
4  Make Disappear   $0.99
Sorcery [3]
1  Obliterating Bolt   $0.35
2  Strangle   $0.35
Enchantment [8]
4  Yotia Declares War   $0.35
4  Zoetic Glyph   $0.35
Planeswalker [3]
3  Saheeli, Filigree Master   $1.29
Land [22]
2  Island   $0.01
4  Thundering Falls   $9.99
1  Otawara, Soaring City   $29.99
1  Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance   $5.49
4  Restless Spire   $0.59
4  Stormcarved Coast   $3.99
4  Shivan Reef   $1.49
2  Mountain   $0.01
Sideboard [15]
3  Lithomantic Barrage   $1.79
2  Tishana's Tidebinder   $14.99
3  Third Path Iconoclast   $2.29
1  Disdainful Stroke   $0.35
4  End the Festivities   $1.49
1  Rebel Salvo   $0.35
1  Negate   $0.49
Buy this deck:

$78.12 Tix @cardhoarder   $1.95 / Week @cardhoarder   $147.24 @tcgplayer   $196.47 @cardkingdom  


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Cryptic Coat is a very powerful card. I'm not sure if this is the build for it, since I can see so many ways to use this effect. What it offers is the ability to never run out of threats by bouncing and replaying, which is ideal in a deck that tries to make enemy removal ineffective.

Gleaming Geardrake is just the perfect enabler for all these artifact decks since it gives you 2 artifacts and can possibly become a real threat.

There are many synergies within this deck, with the biggest payoff being Saheeli and Zoetic Glyph.

For the sideboard, you have a control plan to either fight big decks with counters or small aggro decks with red removal.

UW Control

UW control MKM. Builder: Mogged.MTGA - Magic Arena
Other in 06-Feb-2024
MTG Decks Maindeck (60)
Creature [2]
2  Horned Loch-Whale   $0.49
Instant [15]
2  Destroy Evil   $1.49
3  Quick Study   $0.59
3  Get Lost   $7.49
3  Memory Deluge   $0.79
4  No More Lies   $2.29
Sorcery [6]
1  Farewell   $7.49
4  Sunfall   $7.99
1  Sunset Revelry   $0.35
Enchantment [4]
4  Temporary Lockdown   $6.99
Planeswalker [6]
3  Jace, the Perfected Mind   $8.99
3  The Wandering Emperor   $29.99
Land [27]
4  Deserted Beach   $5.99
2  Plains   $0.01
2  Mirrex   $9.49
1  Otawara, Soaring City   $29.99
1  Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire   $8.49
2  Adarkar Wastes   $7.99
4  Field of Ruin   $0.35
4  Restless Anchorage   $1.79
3  Island   $0.01
4  Meticulous Archive   $8.99
Sideboard [15]
2  Tishana's Tidebinder   $14.99
1  Destroy Evil   $1.49
2  Doorkeeper Thrull   $2.99
2  Knockout Blow   $0.49
1  Loran of the Third Path   $4.99
1  Sunset Revelry   $0.35
1  Negate   $0.49
1  Elspeth's Smite   $0.35
2  Aurelia's Vindicator   $2.99
2  Disdainful Stroke   $0.35
Buy this deck:

$278.65 Tix @cardhoarder   $6.97 / Week @cardhoarder   $336.19 @tcgplayer   $414.69 @cardkingdom  


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This is a known strategy that isn't popular at all. I think having No More Lies is huge for the deck since making them disappear wasn't reliable at all without many creatures to sacrifice.

I think having no more lies is huge for the deck

Doorkeeper Thrull is an interesting sideboard card against domain and Knight-Errant of Eos decks, since opponents will take out all their removal and have their abilities countered.

Aurelia's Vindicator is also a nice addition because opponents tend to abandon removal, allowing you to maintain a strong clock with lifelink.

Green White Ramp

Green White Storm MKM. Builder: Mogged.MTGA - Magic Arena
Other in 06-Feb-2024
MTG Decks Maindeck (60)
Creature [15]
4  Blossoming Tortoise   $7.49
2  Vorinclex   $8.99
4  Topiary Stomper   $3.49
2  Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines   $23.99
1  Tolsimir, Midnight's Light   $0.49
2  Workshop Warchief   $0.49
Sorcery [8]
4  Storm the Festival   $0.59
4  Glimpse the Core   $0.35
Enchantment [8]
4  Buried in the Garden   $0.35
4  Ossification   $0.79
Planeswalker [3]
1  Wrenn and Seven   $7.99
1  The Wandering Emperor   $29.99
1  Nissa, Ascended Animist   $4.49
Land [26]
4  Overgrown Farmland   $6.49
7  Forest   $0.01
3  Mirrex   $9.49
4  Restless Prairie   $0.49
2  Plains   $0.01
1  Boseiju, Who Endures   $49.99
4  Lush Portico   $4.99
1  Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire   $8.49
Sideboard [15]
1  Tolsimir, Midnight's Light   $0.49
2  Loran of the Third Path   $4.99
2  Sunfall   $7.99
3  Temporary Lockdown   $6.99
1  The Wandering Emperor   $29.99
2  Melira, the Living Cure   $0.49
2  Aurelia's Vindicator   $2.99
2  Pick Your Poison   $0.35
Buy this deck:

$113.32 Tix @cardhoarder   $2.83 / Week @cardhoarder   $301.54 @tcgplayer   $382.13 @cardkingdom  


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Buried in the Garden is the 4 mana play to lead to Storm the Festival. It's also great to grab with it, since you want your value card to be able to fetch answers as well.

You get bonus synergy points for triggering ETBs twice with Elesh Norn.

Tolsimir, Midnight’s Light is also a good 5 cmc creature to grab with Storm the Festival.

Final words

Lightning Helix and No More Lies are the best cards in the set for Standard and can be used in all kinds of decks, from aggro to control. This means there are many deckbuilding options and strategies to discover. By the way, for those looking to stay on top of the latest meta developments, I highly recommend checking out my Patreon. ;)

If you liked this article maybe you will also find interesting on of the following ones 4 Powerful and Fun Standard Decks without Black, Best Pioneer and Standard Cards from Wilds of Eldraine, Discovering Legacy part 1: Blue Based Decks, What can we expect after The Meathook Massacre ban?

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Mogged
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Mogged is one of the MTGO grinders behind many of the top winning decks across formats. He has the most Challenge top8s and wins in 2021, and is currently leading in Challenge wins in 2022. His articles show a deep understanding of the MTG theory and are great for those looking to improve their gameplay, better understanding the game, and learning how the metagame evolves over time.

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