Temur Reclamation is actually good with Theros Beyond Death

Storm's Wrath is a great card that shores up one of the weaknesses of the otherwise very powerful Temur Wilderness Reclamation deck. We also gain some great new tools in the form of Thassa's Intervention and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath.

Temur Reclamation with Theros Beyond Death

3 Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
4 Opt
4 Storm's Wrath
4 Growth Spiral
4 Thassa's Intervention
1 Hydroid Krasis
4 Brazen Borrower/Petty Theft
1 Gadwick, the Wizened
4 Wilderness Reclamation
4 Expansion/Explosion
2 Forest (347)
4 Breeding Pool
4 Stomping Ground
2 Fabled Passage
2 Island (335)
1 Mountain (343)
1 Temple of Abandon
2 Temple of Mystery
3 Temple of Epiphany
4 Steam Vents
2 Castle Vantress
2 Aether Gust
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
4 Mystical Dispute
3 Nightpack Ambusher
2 Negate
2 Fry

Arena-Formatted Decklist - Temur Reclamation

4 Opt (XLN) 65
1 Mountain (ELD) 262
4 Growth Spiral (RNA) 178
2 Forest (ELD) 266
4 Thassa's Intervention (THB) 72
4 Brazen Borrower (ELD) 39
3 Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath (THB) 229
1 Gadwick, the Wizened (ELD) 48
4 Storm's Wrath (THB) 157
2 Island (ELD) 254
4 Wilderness Reclamation (RNA) 149
4 Expansion // Explosion (GRN) 224
4 Breeding Pool (RNA) 246
4 Stomping Ground (RNA) 259
2 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244
1 Temple of Abandon (THB) 244
2 Temple of Mystery (M20) 255
3 Temple of Epiphany (M20) 253
4 Steam Vents (GRN) 257
2 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242
1 Hydroid Krasis (RNA) 183

2 Aether Gust (M20) 42
2 Sorcerous Spyglass (XLN) 248
4 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58
3 Nightpack Ambusher (M20) 185
2 Negate (RIX) 44
2 Fry (M20) 140

Wilderness Reclamation

The core of this deck is the same as before – plop down a Wilderness Reclamation, and stabilize using your massive mana advantage until you have enough mana to burn and mill your opponent out with Expansion // Explosion for 20. In a perfect world this all start on turn 3 off of a Growth Spiral.

Storm's Wrath

Since we're already a deck that plans to ramp to four mana on turn three, it's great to finally have access to a four-mana sweeper in these colors. This combo strategy has typically been extremely strong against controlling or slower decks but a bit weak to aggro. Storm's Wrath goes a long way to help shore this up, but its inclusion doesn't weaken the good matchups at all. In fact, since it hits planeswalkers as well as creatures, it can often be quite useful against decks like Jeskai Fires that expect their pile of planeswalkers to help them dig for deeper. It also ensures that our card-draw heavy deck is never locked down by Narset, Parter of Veils, though Brazen Borrower does quite a good job at pressuring planeswalkers like this as well.

Thassa's Intervention

Thassa's Intervention is at its best in this deck. Modal spells are always great to have access to, as this is essentially included as an instant speed card draw spell that doubles as four copies of Counterspell if needed. When we have our Wilderness Reclamation mana engine running, this card is even more powerful than something ridiculous like Dig Through Time and it is trivial to find a copy of Expansion // Explosion to close the game.

Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath is simply an amazing Magic card. This deck isn't the most proficient at getting cards into its graveyard quickly, besides cards like Opt, Growth Spiral, and Fabled Passage. However, this is a deck that craves the Growth Spiral effect and enjoys the lifgain, and in most games you will be able to cast it for its escape cost at least once by the midgame. At that point you've already come out way ahead, forcing a removal spell on your massive threat that has put you up on cards for just a four mana investment. If you opponent doesn't have access to exile-based removal, it can just threaten to keep on coming back over and over again over the course of a long game. Between Uro and Brazen Borrower we have a much more realistic gameplan to win the game with creatures, especially in sideboarded games where our opponents may have access to more ways to block our combo.

This deck is a blast to play, and seems extremely powerful! We definitely recommend trying it in this format.

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Michael Schuller