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Sphinx's Revelation. Desecration Demon. Pack Rat. Whelming Wave.

One of these is not like the other.

Or is it?

Your newest Constructed staple?
Your newest Constructed staple?

Most of the cards on that list are easily recognizable as Constructed staples. Whelming Wave, despite the awesome flavor, has not been recognized as a powerful card to play in 60-card decks. Until now, I guess?

Anyway, check out this Mono-Blue deck. I know Mono-blue isn't anything new in Standard, but it sure is in Block, which is where this particular deck originates. Midway through Day One at Grand Prix Manchester several of its pilots are doing pretty well, which means our dreams of winning with sweet cards like Scourge of Fleets is still alive.

And really, what could be more fun than that?

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Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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