Beat Downs with the Boz!: Standard Mardu Vehicles
Pro Tour Aether Revolt is in the books and we have a clear winner. Mardu Vehicles occupied the top 6 slots of the Top 8. A truly impressive and dominating feat. This deck is hyper aggressive and very efficient. What makes it so dominating is the mix of vehicles, Planeswalkers, and reach from flyers and Unlicensed Disintegration, which is extremely difficult to deal with. Normal anti-aggro cards like sweepers, don't cut it and this deck runs people over.
Mardu Vehicles — Aether Revolt Standard | Andrew Boswell
Match 1: Mardu Vehicles
Match 2: Jeskai Saheeli
Match 3: Sultai Marvel
Match 4: U/B Control
Match 5: G/R Energy
Well, when I had triple 1-drop on turn two, this deck felt insane. When I didn't have that, my draws were still pretty good. I think the very small changes I made from the Pro Tour list really helped smooth things out. Declaration in Stone particularly felt good over Shock. Against Saheeli Combo, Shock is most certainly better, B/G Aggro is the deck that preys on Mardu. Against these B/G decks, Declaration in Stone is significantly better. If you are looking for a good aggressive deck that you can play for the whole season, then you have found it. While this deck may not always be the best choice for a tournament, it will never be a bad choice and if you run good, you will beat everyone.
Until next week, GLHF friends. May you smite thy enemies with a Golden Axe!
— Andrew Boswell