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Ali Plays Historic Bant Arkbow


Theros: Beyond Death is right around the corner. In fact, in two weeks' time, starting on Jan 20th I'll have my Standard Set Review going up. Since Standard is going to be shaken up here in a few weeks, I've decided to show case a sweet Historic Brew from Traxym. He's been playing it for awhile now in Historic and managed to get Mythic, so let's take the deck for a spin today!

Here's the decklist!

Time Stamps:

Match 1 - 00:02:40

Match 2 - 00:12:55

Match 3 - 00:32:52

Match 4 - 00:44:25

As you can see, this is a midrange deck, but it does have some sweet plays with Vivien's Arkbow. For one, the Arkbow gets around countermagic since you never cast the creature, it just puts it directly onto the battlefield. Secondly, if you activate Vivien's Arkbow on your main phase and hit a Nightpack Ambusher it does not count as casting a spell. If you don't play any more spells that turn, then you will get a wolf at your end step. Nightpack Ambusher and Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves work wonderfully together. Tolsimir does not care how you get a wolf onto the battlefield just that you do to trigger his ability. With Tolsimir and Nightpack Ambusher out you'll be able to make 3/3 Wolves and fight your opponent's creatures while gaining life. If you get Tolsimir out first, Nightpack Ambusher will also just fight since it's a wolf.

This deck is pretty sweet, and I'd recommend it if you enjoy midrange decks, want to hit Mythic in Historic, or just like wolves! Awwwooooooooooooo!!

Until next time!

Ali Aintrazi

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