Ixalan Standard is quickly approaching and we’re about to say goodbye to Shadows Over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon for good. But, with that said, there are a lot of cards that will be joining us to battle in Ixalan. So, Face to Face Games Toronto’s Em Cuthbert has put together four budget Standard staple decks for you to come pick up to ensure you’re ready for both Nationals on Oct. 14 and our new weekly Wednesday night Standard events. Each of these decks are worth between $60-$80 but until Ixalan drops you’ll be able to drop by Face to Face Games Toronto and get any of them for just $40. Let’s take a look at the lists:

Mono-Red Aggro

Crash, burn & brawl your way to speedy victory with this low to the ground aggro deck. If turning creatures sideways is your idea of a good time, this is the deck for you.


Raise your curve with the super powerful haste threats Hazoret, the Fervent and Glorybringer. Call upon the aid of the mighty Chandra, Torch of Defiance.

Temur Energy

Grind your opponents out with this high synergy energy based midrange deck. Temur combines the best of it’s three parts to create a diverse and dense threat base. Pick your role for each match and come out on top.


Glorybringer tops the curve and packs a mighty punch.Splash Black and add the Scarab God, arguably the most powerful card in Standard.

U/W Approach

Counter & Control the board on your way to an end game of near biblical proportions. W/U Approach challenges players to mind their resources carefully until the near unstoppable win condition returns for it’s second spin.


Improve your mana base with the soon to be reprinted Glacial Fortress.Catch your opponent off guard with Disallow, the format’s most versatile counterspell. Grind out some value with planeswalkers Gideon of the Trials & Dovin Baan.

U/B Gift

Cycle your way through your deck and fill your graveyard in this Combo deck this works to create an endless stream of zombie threats. God-Pharaoh’s Gift engine becomes a nearly unstoppable train of threats to overwhelm your opponent into submission.


Strengthen your mana base with the soon to reprinted Drowned Catacomb.Add the legendary Razaketh, the Foul Blooded to turn your reanimated creatures into Demonic Tutors.

If you’re as excited as we are for Ixalan Standard, join us every Wednesday at Face to Face Games Toronto to battle Standard. If you need even more than make sure to pre-register for our Canadian Nationals weekend events on Oct. 14. See you on the battlefield!