Mono-Red Aggro is a fast, aggressive deck with several different flavors. Some versions rely heavily on creatures, using cards like Burning-Tree Emissary, Anax, Hardened in the Forge and Embercleave. Others are more focused on quickly reducing the opponent’s life total to zero with cards like Play with Fire, Lightning Strike and Eidolon of the Great Revel. While all of these versions can be successful in the hands of skilled players, I believe in the ‘Cleave.
In this article, I’ll take a closer look at the Mono-Red Embercleave archetype, including its key cards, sideboard strategies, and gameplay tips to get you started.