Magic Deck Lists
by TPKATSA


Last Updated September 8, 2018











Serras and Knights
1 Lyra Dawnbringer
4 Serra Angel
4 Angel of Jubilation
4 Knight Exemplar
4 Benalish Marshal
4 Knight of Meadowgrain
4 Student of Warfare
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Sol Ring
1 Balance
1 Wrath of God
3 Swords to Plowshares
3 Always Watching
3 Brave the Elements
3 Disenchant
1 Karakas
19 Plains

Shivan Firebreathing
4 Shivan Dragon
4 Scourge of Valkas
4 Skyship Stalker
4 Dragonlord's Servant
4 Bloodmark Mentor
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Temur Battle Rage
4 Run Amok
2 Swiftboot Boots
2 Basilisk Collar
1 Ruby Medallion
1 Sword of Kaldra
1 Illusionist's Bracers
1 Sol Ring
1 Hammerheim
19 Mountain



Wizards & Agents
1 Arcanis, the Omnipotent
4 Apprentice Wizard
4 Viral Drake
4 Fog Bank
4 Blighted Agent
2 Swiftfoot Boots
4 Bonesplitter
4 Unsummon
4 Counterspell
4 Snap
2 Corrupted Conscience
2 Followed Footsteps
1 Sol Ring
1 Tolaria
19 Island


Elves & Snakes
4 Taunting Elf
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Blight Mamba
4 Glistener Elf
4 Giant Growth
4 Berzerk
4 Titanic Growth
4 Invigorate
3 Naturalize
3 Fog
2 Swiftfoot Boots
1 Trailblazer's Boots
20 Forest




Hippies
4 Ghastlord of Fugue
4 Hypnotic Specter
4 Vampire Nighthawk
4 Order of the Ebon Hand
4 Will-O-The-Wisp
4 Hero's Downfall
4 Dark Ritual
4 Bad Moon
4 Tainted Strike
4 Go for the Throat
1 Urborg
19 Swamp




Other Decks

Birds
4 Aven Brigadier
4 High Sentinels of Arashin
4 Stalwart Aven
4 Soulcatcher
4 War Falcon
4 Always Watching
2 Oblivion Ring
2 Spirit Loop
2 Wing Shards
2 Reprisal
2 Brave the Elements
2 Disenchant
1 Sol Ring
1 Pearl Medallion
1 Ring of Thune
1 Loxodon Warhammer
20 Plains

3-Mana Knights
4 Knight Exemplar
4 Mirran Crusader
4 Silver Knight
4 White Knight
4 Knight of Meadowgrain
4 Griffin Guide
4 Always Watching
4 Swords to Plowshares
3 Disenchant
2 Apostle's Blessing
1 Brave the Elements
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Loxodon Warhammer
20 Plains

Kitties
1 Ajani, Caller of the Pride
1 Felidar Sovereign
3 Regal Caracal
1 Jazal Goldmane
3 Leonin Warleader
4 Lone Rider
4 Trained Caracal
4 Sacred Cat
4 Griffin Guide
4 Bonesplitter
4 Righteousness
4 Swords to Plowshares
2 Oblivion Ring
1 Sol Ring
20 Plains

Thunder Dragons
4 Thundermaw Hellkites
4 Thunderbreak Regent
4 Ball Lightning
4 Kiln Fiend
4 Bloodmark Mentor
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Temur Battle Rage
4 Brute Force
3 Seething Song
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Sol Ring
1 Ruby Medallion
1 Firebreathing
1 Sword of Kaldra
20 Mountain

Liege Double-Strike
1 Firesong and Sunspeaker
1 Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
1 Brion Stoutarm
1 Iroas, God of Victory
2 Firemane Avenger
2 Balefire Liege
4 Hearthfire Hobgoblin
4 Boros Swiftblade
4 Figure of Destiny
3 Run Amok
4 Lightning Helix
4 Griffin Guide
4 Scourge of the Nobilis
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Sol Ring
4 Plateau
8 Mountain
8 Plains




TPKATSA'S Easy Beginner's Magic Tips for Creature-based decks:

Make your deck strategy simple and quick to play.

Run 20-22 mana-producing lands.

Basic lands are generally best — and fastest.

Have relatively few creatures that cost 5 or more mana to cast.

Include mana ramp for creatures that cost 6 or more to cast.

Dedicate at least 6 non-creature cards to defense/removal (to include getting rid of pesky artifacts and enchantments).

Tribal is especially good when playing White but can also be effective in other colors.

Build your deck so that you will have something to do during each of the first 4 or 5 turns.

Get a creature "in the air" (i.e. flying) quickly.

Non-creature cards that cost 4 or more mana should be game-changers and/or decisive.

If you don't play a creature on turn 1, you should have a strong creature on turn 2.

Run cheap but effective instants to help push your creatures through.

Understand the concept of "the Stack" in Magic — last in, first out.

Vigilance (not tapping to attack) is the best creature ability in my opinion because you can attack on your turn and block on your opponent's turn.

Trample gets damage through to the opponent when he blocks with prevent/protect creatures.

Planeswalkers should not be included in your creature count.

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