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Chandra, Dressed to Burn Standard To The Ground!

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For almost all of Throne of Eldraine Standard, Mono-Red Aggro was a major factor. However, it looked much different than most Mono-Red decks we were used to.

Embercleave
Anax, Hardened in the Forge
Bonecrusher Giant

While most aggressive Red decks are a smattering of cheap creatures backed up with the format's best burn spells, Eldraine Mono-Red was essentially just a 32 creature / 4 Embercleave stompy deck, with often the only burn spell being the Stomp half of Bonecrusher Giant - a very uncommon spread of card types for an aggressive Red deck!

Well, forget that, it's time to get back to Red's roots!

Time Stamps:

00:06:52 - Match 1

00:16:39 - Match 2

00:33:24 - Match 3

00:53:54 - Match 4

01:04:18 - Match 5


The new Chandra, Dressed to Kill highlights and aggressive Red deck packed full of the best burn spells the format has to offer.

Chandra, Dressed to Kill
Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer
Flame Channeler // Embodiment of Flame

Chandra, Dressed to Kill stands front and center, providing basically everything the deck could want. With 12 one-mana plays in the deck it's easy to player her on turn three, +1 to make Red mana, and cast a spell to defend her, and once down her other +1 will draw a spell about 66% of the time. The burn spells themselves are solid if unexciting, but Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer and Flame Channeler // Embodiment of Flame both provide extra synergy with the burn spells while being good threats in and of themselves too.

Showdown of the Skalds

Topping it all off however is Showdown of the Skalds, perhaps one of the most powerful cards in the entire format. With such a low mana curve as well as a handful of haste creatures, you are often playing Showdown of the Skalds for not only the full value of drawing four cards, but also throwing +1/+1 counters left and right to finish the game. It's pretty awesome that such an aggressive deck has card draw as powerful as Showdown of the Skalds and Chandra, which lets the deck take on a more controlling stance against other aggressive decks while also punishing slower decks.

If you like going upstairs, this is the deck for you!

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