Guilds of Ravnica Deck Lists: Boros Legion Warboss/Goblin Banneret vs. Sultai Assassin's Trophy/Mirari Conjecture


With the release of the latest Magic: The Gathering set, Guilds of Ravnica, only a few weeks away, players everywhere are gearing up for all of the new cards and mechanics that will be introduced!
Using the spoilers released by Wizards of the Coast over the past few weeks, as well as the deck-building guidance of the fantastic staff at Pat’s Games, we’re showcasing two brand-new decks making use of key Guilds of Ravnica cards!
They’ll be piloted by Aaron and Aren, two veteran players, who will be putting their skills to the test to see who can adapt to the newest elements and lead their forces to victory!

Aren: Boros Legion Warboss/Goblin Banneret

Aren’s deck is a R/W deck which is built around mentor, an all-new keyword in the Guilds of Ravnica set. Whenever a creature with Mentor attacks, it adds a +1/+1 buff to one of its less powerful comrades also on the field. With the right timing and power stacking, this means that low-power, low-cost units can become extremely powerful. Between Goblin Banneret, Sunhome Stalwart, and the Legion Warboss all giving mentor buffs in addition to their own personal abilities (such as Goblin Banneret’s ability to buff itself and take even more creatures under its wing,) Aren will be able to quickly power up his low-cost monsters such as Goblin Motivator and Rigging Runner, whose rapid-fire attacks may allow him to beat down his opponent before he can muster a counterattack!

Aren’s full deck list includes:

Creatures (28)

  • 4 Boros Challenger
  • 4 Goblin Banneret
  • 4 Goblin Motivator
  • 4 Knight of Grace
  • 4 Legion Warboss
  • 4 Sunhome Stalwart
  • 4 Viashino Pyromancer

Lands (23)

  • 4 Clifftop Retreat
  • 8 Mountain
  • 7 Plains
  • 4 Sacred Foundry

Instants (6)

  • 4 Lightning Strike
  • 2 Shock

Enchantments (4)

  • 4 History of Benalia

Aaron: Soul Tie Assassin’s Trophy/Mirari Conjecture

Aaron’s deck is centered on surveil, a new Guilds of Ravnica Keyword that brings to mind the classic scry. With Surveil, the player may look at the top cards on their deck and discard them to their liking. When combined with the power of Mirari Conjecture, which allows the player to return instants and sorcery cards from their deck, meaning that Aaron will be able to quickly access his most powerful cards from the graveyard. With this strategy in mind, Aaron’s deck then functions as a top-tier control deck, with cards like the Guilds of Ravnica release “Assassin’s Trophy” allowing him to take down any permanent or sorcery that Aren may try to throw his way!
Aren’s full decklist includes:

Creatures (2)

  • 2 Dream Eater

Lands (25)

  • 4 Drowned Catacomb
  • 4 Hinterland Harbor
  • 3 Island
  • 4 Overgrown Tomb
  • 2 Swamp
  • 4 Watery Grave
  • 4 Woodland Cemetary

Instants (24)

  • 4 Assassin’s Trophy
  • 4 Cast Down
  • 4 Opt
  • 4 Radical Idea
  • 4 Sinister Sabotage
  • 2 Syncopate
  • 2 Vraska’s Contempt

Enchantments (4)

  • 2 Search for Azcanta
  • 2 The Mirari Conjecture

Sorceries (4)

  • 2 Thought Erasure
  • 2 Find/Finality

Planeswalkers (1)

  • 1 Vraska, Relic Seeker

To see how these all-new keywords, cards, and mechanics will fare when going head-to-head in the hands of these two expert players, check out the episode below!

Thank you as always to the fantastic staff at Pat’s Games; be sure to stick with them for all of your Guilds of Ravnica updates!

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