Playtest Perspective is back for the new year and we have switched things up a little. Instead of the POV camera, we transferred to the overhead shot to give the viewers a look at both players and see their actions.

Today we look at a Mardu Midrange deck that is a variation of the deck that won a recent Grand Prix and a Mono Red Midrange deck with Humble Defector and an army of fliers. Note, for the red deck, there are some proxies and Chandra’s Phoenix is Flamewake Phoenix.


Mardu Midrange

Maindeck (36)
Bloodsoaked Champion
Goblin Rabblemaster
Butcher of the Horde
Hushwing Gryff
Tymaret, the Murder King
Mardu Strike Leader
Kolaghan, the Storm’s Fury
Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker
Sorin, Solemn Visitor
Crackling Doom
Bile Blight
Murderous Cut
Hero’s Downfall
Outpost Siege
Lightning Strike
Arc Lightning

Land (24)
Bloodstained Mire
Nomad Outpost
Caves of Koilos
Temple of Malice
Temple of Triumph
Temple of Silence
Battlefield Forge
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth


The deck has since been updated since the video but here is the list from that:

Monored Defector

Maindeck (60)
Humble Defector
Flamewake Phoenix
Ashcloud Phoenix
Stormbreath Dragon
Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker
Collateral Damage
Wild Slash
Searing Blood
Lightning Strike
Stoke the Flames
Crater’s Claws
Outpost Siege
22 Mountain
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx