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Meme or Dream? Troll Ramp (Standard)


A few months ago, Wizards started publishing decklists from Magic Arena. To qualify for publication, a deck needs to win at least six matches in a row at platinum rank or better. This sounds simple on its face, but some incredibly janky lists end up being posted every time lists are published. This has led to speculation that a bug in the system allows decks that didn't actually win six matches in a row to be published or, for the most tin-foil-hatted crowd, the idea that Wizards just publishes whatever it wants, to make the metagame look more diverse than it really is. 

This week, for the first time in a while, we have a Meme or Dream? deck that actually looks somewhat functional. On one level, we're a Temur Ramp deck, and if there's one thing we've learned about Standard over the past couple of years it's that ramping can be very powerful. On the other hand, what we're ramping into is pretty unique: Waking the Trolls and Lithoform Engine to copy it for even more land destruction (and eventually Troll production)! Oh yeah, and in what has become a Meme or Dream? tradition we're also lacking a sideboard, trusting that the power of the Trolls is high enough that we don't need counterspells or other interaction in the sideboard to pick up some wins. Is ramping into Waking the Trolls a Meme or Dream? Let's play some matches and find out!

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