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Golgari Midrange (Standard, Magic Arena)


This week we're going to be taking God-Eternal Bontu into the queues to see if we can get our croco-god to work!

Gameplan

The gameplan of this deck is to just outgrind our opponents and after they've used all their answers, we do it some more with Bontu! We also borrow Casualties of War from the Japanese team and add a little bit of land destruction as the meta has gone down a decent amount of basic lands! All of this is backed up by the Golgari Midrange gameplan we all know and love!

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At the beginning of the spoiler season I felt that this was the strongest god because of such a powerful ability and I still stand by this. The ability to turn our late game Llanowar Elves and land pockets into live spells is something we shouldn't overlook. Ontop of this, Bontu is a 5/6 with Menace which isn't a bad stat line when you take into the fact it does all these other things. Normally, Vivien Reid would be here in this 5 slot but as of recent, Vivien hasn't been that good so I feel like we can totally drop all of our planeswalkers so we can play The Immortal Sun

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The Japanese Pros have recently taken this card into Best of Three to punish all the greedy four color and even three color decks. If this card ever hits two targets, I would say you've already gotten your money's worth. This card not only answers creatures, sets our opponent back lands, but it also blows up a planeswalker and any potential Prison Realm and Experimental Frenzy laying around. 

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This card seems to be a must right now with all the superfriends decks running around. Our gameplan is to outvalue our opponents but that can't happen if their planeswalkers grind us out. Just remember that this doesn't stop the passive abilities of a planeswalker.

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This card was interesting and worth giving a shot as a way to have a recursive threat that we could sac to Bontu and could give us some early game aggression. This card I'm not 100% sold on but I am just trying it out for funsies.

Conclusion

I think the deck can use more Field of Ruin and  Assassin's Trophy. We could definitely go the more land destruction route if we want but we have to keep in mind that theres a lot of  Red Deck and White Weenie Aggro so we can't be too durdly. As always, playing midrange requires a sideboard so it can be tough to try to Midrange people out in best of one. If you've got any sweet Golgari Best of One builds, feel free to tweet your lists at me!

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See you at the next one!

 


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