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Single Scoop: Mardu Aristocrats (Standard, Magic Arena)

This week we're going to try a Mardu deck that has our favorite Acolyte of Flame!


The goal here is to assemble a wide board state with a bunch of tokens and small creatures that either 

A) Deal damage to an opponent upon entering the battlefield thanks to Corpse Knight.

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B) Deal damage when the die through Cruel Celebrant and Judith, the Scourge Diva

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The Dream Team

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Yes, I'm aware that the mana to have this is absurd but when you get them together, the damage goes flying all over the place as Chandra's tokens will deal two damage upon entering, through combat, and then leaving the battlefield. If we have a Judith, it's just a cherry on top. Judith won't trigger with the death triggers as its Nontokens only but the +1/+0 is nice. Unfortunately, our whole deck gets stomped in pretty hard by Cry of the Carnarium, but in best of one, we'll make them have it! Another bonus about the deck is that almost everything is multicolored so its only natural that we include Hero of Precinct One!


The deck does require a lot of moving pieces to work but once you get going, it can be pretty funny as you flood the board and give your creatures kind of pseudo-haste and watch your opponents sweat and jump through hoops to deal with your board. The downside is your deck dies to a board wipe that is pretty popular right now if you get paired against Esper Control or any black-based control deck, but just like you do with any laddering system, you hope to just dodge those matchups and try not to over-commit to the board. 

Thanks for watching another episode of Single Scoop!

-Your friendly neighborhood AsianAvenger

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