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Fish Five-0: Izzet Double Draw (Standard, Magic Arena)


With a new set here that means it's time for a bunch of sweet new decks and mechanics! Thanks to the release of #MTGELD we have a sweet new double draw mechanic...

Gameplan

We're going to power up all of our creatures and trigger effects by drawing cards! Who doesn't like to draw cards? I would like to see if Improbable Alliance can put in some work as I think the card is powerful and can feed itself. 

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This card will allow me to attempt to make a super watered down version of Bitterblossom, and the thing I am a fan of is how it comes down early and can be easily set up as we have enablers in Thrill of Possibility, The Royal Scions, and whatever draw spells we have. It pairs well with Irencrag Pyromancer and Faerie Vandal.

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All of these cards have some major payoffs from when we draw our second card, but one of the biggest pieces in this deck has to be The Royal Scions as they're able to help us trigger our cards every turn and can potentially give us a big Faerie Vandal that can't get chump blocked in the air as it gets first strike and trample. I think the best curve is Improbable Alliance into The Royal Scions as I felt I often ran away with games where I had those two together. 

 

Matchups

Anything running Narset, Parter of Veils will immediately put a halt on our game plan so it is a high priority to shut that card and Teferi, Time Raveler off before they run away with the game. Another problematic deck will be the Golgari decks that are loaded with Rotting Regisaur and Questing Beast. We only have three Lava Coils main deck and one more in the sideboard. In Izzet, we don't have many efficient ways to deal with big bodies outside of Beacon Bolt so our best bet is to bounce things and hopefully counter them on their way back down. With how much cheap interaction we do have however, I definitely can see us racing and disrupting enough of the aggro decks that are running around as Goblin Chainwhirler isn't here to sweet up all of our one toughness creatures. It also has a decent matchup against Simic Flash as we also play at instant speed or have uncounterable threats. 

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Conclusion

We finished with a record of 3-2 but I can't help but feel like we were lacking some hard removal. Moving forward, I might look to adding black and going Grixis or just going all-in on the Arclight Phoenix plan. We'll still have a few pieces from the Double Draw gameplan but we get powerhouses like Arclight Phoenix and we'll just be all about drawing cards. I think my list would look like this.

Give that a try as I've had a decent win rate with that list on the ladder! Thanks for watching and I'll see you at the next one. 

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