Rivals of Ixalan Brews, pt. 6 – Midrange Vampires

What did we have before Rivals?

[draft]Gifted Aetherborn
Metallic Mimic
Yahenni, Undying Partisan
Inspiring Cleric
Legion Conquistador
Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
Sanctum Seeker
Vona, Butcher of Magan
Legion’s Landing[/draft]

Yes, there are other good ones as well, like we saw during the Pro Tour in a monowhite aggressive deck, but we are going for a more midrangish version here, albeit with some synergies.

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Rivals of Ixalan Brews, pt. 3 – Big Red

Big Red has always been one of my favorite archetypes. Ben Stark already showed us that it’s possible, but now we have new tools. The two that feels the best are [card]Etali, Primal Storm[/card] and [card]Dire Fleet Daredevil[/card]. There’s also, possibly, [card]Rekindling Phoenix[/card], if the metagame is right.

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Rivals of Ixalan Brews, pt. 1 – BU Pirates

I’ve sort of being looking forward to this, but there’s a problem. There just isn’t anything that would make a pirates deck better. I mean, there’s a couple of really strong Pirates. I like [card]Warsail Marauder[/card] and [card]Dire Fleet Daredevil[/card], but they both have problems. The Marauder’s ability just doesn’t do much, if all creatures you control already have evasion, and Daredevil is of the wrong color.

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