Deck of the Week: Black Red Aggro


Last Saturday saw the penultimate of our Standard Showdown events, with people battling with the best Standard decks they can muster to do battle to try and win the amazing Standard Showdown mini-boosters. Our winner this week was Andrew Pattenden, with an interesting take on Black Red Aggro. I love all of the little interactions that Andrew’s deck has to make the most of creatures like Walking Ballista and Bone Picker, Pia Nalaar and Scrapheap Scrounger. Congratulations, Andrew, for your great win!

Black Red Aggro by Andrew Pattenden

  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 4 Glint-Sleeve Siphoner
  • 4 Scrapheap Scrounger
  • 3 Pia Nalaar
  • 2 Bone Picker
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 2 Glorybringer
  • 2 Reality Smasher
  • 3 Fatal Push
  • 1 Shock
  • 1 Cut /// Ribbons
  • 4 Unlicensed Disintegration
  • 1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
  • 4 Aether Hub
  • 4 Foreboding Ruins
  • 4 Spire of Industry
  • 2 Ruins of Oran-Rief
  • 7 Mountain
  • 4 Swamp

Sideboard

  • 2 Magma Spray
  • 1 Release the Gremlins
  • 2 Lay Bare the Heart
  • 1 Grasp of Darkness
  • 3 Sweltering Suns
  • 1 Eldrazi Obligator
  • 1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
  • 1 Gonti, Lord of Luxury
  • 1 Khalitas, Traitor of Ghet
  • 1 Chandra, Flamecaller
  • 1 Distended Mindbender

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About Christopher Cooper

Christopher has been playing Magic for over 15 years and has been writing about it for nearly 10. He has played nearly all formats available to him in this time, from Vintage to Draft to Commander-Planechase-Archenemy. He has a young daughter who also plays Magic, and a wife who doesn't. Christopher lives in Gloucester.

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