MTG – Flash back into Standard with a White / Blue Midrange Deck for Magic: The Gathering

MTG – Flash back into Standard with a White / Blue Midrange Deck for Magic: The Gathering


*Cute warbly intro music* Looking to get back into Standard in a Flash? (Puns) But don’t want to play the top two decks from the recent Pro Tour? Then have I got a deck for you! White/Blue Flash is, much like Standard itself, making a major comeback. Although the changes to its list and slightly adjusted strategy of play make it more accurately described… As White/Blue Midrange. Once the go-to deck and real powerhouse of Standard, The banning of Smuggler’s Copter and, much more so, Reflector Mage, downgraded the deck. And with the rise of Saheeli/Cat Combo, it sent White/Blue Flash to the Exile Zone. But now, with that cat combo gone and Amonkhet cards giving rise to many new decks, White/Blue is making a major comeback. But the deck itself has adapted to this new Standard. So let’s take a look! As before, you’ll want to run a full playset of Inspector Thraben. (C’mon Prof, get it right.) Whose GO! GO! Thraben clues (Prof plz) make this one of the best Turn One plays out there. But added to our curve is the new Glory-Bound Initiate, one of my new Standard favorites. Who, for only 2, gives you a 3/1 where… “You may exert Glory-Bound Initiate as it attacks. When you do, it gets +1/+3 and gains Lifelink until end of turn.” Continuing along this curve, for 1 Blue, 1 White, and 1 of any color, we can cast Spell Queller. A Flash Flying 2/3 that reads… “When Spell Queller enters the battlefield, exile target spell with converted mana cost 4 or less.” “When Spell Queller leaves the battlefield, the exiled card’s owner may cast that card without paying its mana cost.” Once you’ve got your 3 mana available, hold up on Spell Queller! Your opponent is likely within that “4 or less” range, and so when they attempt to move forward… Counter what they’re throwing your way, Flashing in a 2/3 Flyer, and gaining some major tempo advantage. Love this card!