Historic is a whole brand new format between Jumpstart and Amonkhet Remastered.
Historic is nothing like any other format before, it has cards that aren’t even legal in Modern like Phyrexian Tower, and lacks cards that are widely played in Pioneer. So many of the comparisons with other current formats, or even past formats, won’t hold.
Today’s Deck of the day comes from Drew3141 who reached the Top4 of Hooglandia Open 5 with a very sweet deck that I encountered couple of times on the ladder: Rakdos Lurrus.
Historic Rakdos Lurrus Deck List - Drew3141
I called this Rakdos Lurrus because I wasn’t sure which other label give to this Aggro/Midrange/Combo deck.
I’m not sure who invented this deck first, but whoever did is definitely a great brewer as this deck holds a good power level and very many synergies.
The first one involves the card Young Pyromancer, which does see play in Legacy, because of the high number of cheap and efficient spell available in this format. Young Pyromancer also sees little play in Modern and Pioneer, but in this deck it really overperforms with cards like Innocent Blood and Village Rites, not to mention Priest of the Forgotten Gods as a way to exploit Elemental tokens.
Dreadhorde Arcanist much like Young Pyromancer sees lots of play in Legacy but much less in other formats. It’s great to finally see these card shine, especially after the reprint in Amonkhet Remastered of Thoughtseize.
Other than Thoughtseize this deck uses Claim // Fame from Amonkhet Remastered. Claim does basically do what Lurrus of the Dream Den does, but cheaper and you could use its Fame part to give haste to Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger to deal lethal out of nowhere.
Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger also has high synergies with Stitcher’s Supplier and Village Rites, as you are able to sacrifice Kroxa before its ability of sacrificing it resolve, turning Village Rites into a B: Draw two cards.
Bear in mind that you can’t target Claim in the graveyard with Dreadhorde Arcanist, because its mana cost when in the graveyard is 3. Although you can use Fame to pump the Arcanist and then you are able to flashback anything you need from your graveyard!
On the ladder one of my opponent even had Archfiend’s Vessel and Call of the Dark Dwellers, which does look like an exciting idea to explore.
This deck looks like a blast to play and definitely has a lot of potential in this new Arena format!