Beat Downs with the Boz! — Standard B/R Aggro v2

With much of Standard focused on putting Emrakul, the Promised End into play, this week I have a deck that slides right under. B/R Aggro has kept a low profile, but it just got 2nd in GP Madrid! The deck combines powerful synergistic creatures, some card advantage elements and a healthy dose of burn so that you can finish your opponent off. This particular list is even packing 4 Key to the City so that you can push through Ishkanah, Grafwidow and any other blockers for that matter. This deck is a lot like the R/W Vehicles deck, but it is a little faster and it is slightly better at killing people.

Deck Tech

Match 1: Bant Midrange

Match 2: B/G Aggro

Match 3: Temur Energy Aggro

Match 4: B/W Humans

Match 5: The Mirror

This deck is very sweet and is a good one to keep in mind when brewing for new Standard. We haven't seen many spoilers yet, but there are a few standouts already. Yahenni, Undying Partisan is great in multiple ways. They make good use of Scrapheap Scrounger, Pia Nalaar's thopters and this archetype is packing a lot of removal for an aggro deck. Glint-Sleeve Siphoner is another highlight. We have seen variants of this card pop up, but with Menace tacked onto this card it could be the real deal. There is one final standout card, Fatal Push . It is kind of insane to be frank. It will be huge in Standard, but will also be great in Modern and even Legacy. With Fetchlands available, the power level of this card is far above par. A card like this could be fatal for aggro decks or it can be used to help them pull ahead — depending on how many people are trying to block and with what. The spoilers this season are hot and some of them might be perfect for B/R Aggro.

Until next week, GLHF friends. May you smite thy enemies with a Golden Axe!

— Andrew Boswell

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