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Jeskai Heroic on a Budget



Here is another standard deck (well, Standard as of 4/15) that I’ve been fine-tuning over the last few days. The title says it all..it’s a R/W/U heroic deck..no insanely valuable cards, no smothering control, no crazy life-gain, just pump your creatures up and go to town. Note: I’m going back to my original deck list format where I give you some strengths and some weaknesses (because no deck is perfect).


Lots of synergy in this deck. It seems like almost everything that you play ends up pumping your little critters up. If your opponent doesn’t start removing your guys, then things can get ugly quick. I included some Mantis Riders and a Prognostic Sphinx to get your opponent’s attention and a Monastery Siege to keep your opponent from burning your Heroic creatures.


You can get out-aggro’d. Is that a word? It is now. A couple of burn spells and you may find yourself spinning your tires trying to get some creatures pumped up. To sum it up: Anger of the Gods is not your friend.

The Deck: (60 cards)

The Creatures:

2x Phalanx Leader

2x Wingsteed Rider

2x Favored Hoplite

1x Fabled Hero

1x Seeker of the Way

1x Jeskai Student

4x Battlewise Hoplite

3x Mantis Rider

1x Prognostic Sphinx

2x Lagonna-Band Trailblazer

2x Sunscorch Regent

1x Dawnbringer Charioteers

1x Battlefield Thaumaturge

The Spells:

2x Feat of Resistance

2x Dauntless Onslaught

1x Citadel Siege

1x Monastery Siege

2x Jeskai Ascendancy

2x Jeskai Charm

2x Battlewise Valor

1x Kill Shot

2x Ordeal of Heliod

1x Trumpet Blast

1x Ajani’s Presence

2x Defiant Strike

1x Icy Blast

1x Crater’s Claws


1x Spear of Heliod


4x Mystic Monastery

2x Wind-Scarred Crag

2x Swiftwater Cliffs

2x Tranquil Cove

5x Plains

4x Islands

2x Mountains