Pioneer Naya WinotaDeck List - filipacarola, 3rd in MTGO Pioneer Challenge
Now that the most powerful Pioneer decks got banned (Inverter, Ballista, Underworld Breach, Nexus), the format seems very fresh now. I wanted to use the term “fair game”, but this deck certainly does not want to play fair.
When I was browsing the magic online world for interesting decklists this week, I came across this 3rd place list from a Pioneer Challenge by Filipa Carola.
Winota is an extremely unfair creature that turns all your attacking non-humans into a pseudo-Collected Company. You only get one Human creature out of the deal, but you’re not limited by the mana cost.
This deck was really strong in standard in combination with Agent of Treachery and it seems like Pioneer is no different. Instead of Agent, Filipa opted for Angrath’s Marauder, trying to close out the game in one big swing.
Cards like Legion Warboss and Goblin Rabblemaster are perfect for this deck, because they keep creating a constant stream of tokens and sometimes can even win the game on their own. Going Llanowar Elves into Legion Warboss is an extremely strong start against any opponent.
Worth noting is that if you control a second Angrath’s Marauders, damage dealt by sources you control will be multiplied by 4. If you control a third, it will be multiplied by 8, and so on.