menu

Deck Overview- Standard Boros Tokens

Are you a Quiet Speculation member?

If not, now is a perfect time to join up! Our powerful tools, breaking-news analysis, and exclusive Discord channel will make sure you stay up to date and ahead of the curve.

With control decks rising to the top at the Pro Tour and taking down the known aggressive decks along the way, it's time for the aggressive decks to adapt. The power of vehicles have forced controlling decks to mostly feature one-for-one removal spells, and as such aggressive two-for-ones are well-positioned. Sam Black took advantage of this dynamic and took a token-heavy aggressive deck to the finals of the Standard Classic in Milwaukee:

[deck title=Boros Tokens]
[Creatures]
4 Scrapheap Scrounger
4 Inventor's Apprentice
4 Reckless Bushwhacker
4 Thraben Inspector
4 Toolcraft Exemplar
3 Pia Nalaar
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
3 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
4 Smuggler's Copter
4 Outnumber
4 Servo Exhibition
[/Spells]
[Lands]
5 Mountain
3 Plains
3 Aether Hub
4 Concealed Courtyard
4 Inspiring Vantage
3 Needle Spires
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Lantern Scout
2 Selfless Spirit
3 Harnessed Lightning
2 Make a Stand
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
4 Declaration in Stone
2 Fragmentize
[/Sideboard]
[/deck]

Servo Exhibition isn't exactly a great card, but against a do-nothing control deck that has few if any sweepers, especially in conjunction with Reckless Bushwhacker. The most common way for a control deck to gain life is Blessed Alliance, and having a lot of tokens is a great hedge against that card. Fumigate is definitely better against a deck like this than Vehicles, though Gideon, Ally of Zendikar Emblem gives you plenty of play against sweepers.


This deck does a great job of hitting the holes in the current format, though as it becomes more popular I expect to see adaptations around it. An uptick in Kozilek's Return is definitely problematic for this deck, though Scrapheap Scrounger, Smuggler's Copter, and Gideon help you beat just about anything. If you're looking for a fast, resilient beatdown deck and you're not into Haunted Dead, this is a great list.

Join the conversation

Want Prices?

Browse thousands of prices with the first and most comprehensive MTG Finance tool around.


Trader Tools lists both buylist and retail prices for every MTG card, going back a decade.