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Azorius Advance (Return to Ravnica Intro P, by Essential Magic      (60 cards)

Deck Info
Created: 10/3/2012
Updated: 10/3/2012
Colors: White Blue

Intended Format: Block
Vintage: Legal
Block: Not Legal
Standard: Not Legal
Extended: Legal
MTGO Open: Legal
MTGO Vinta: Legal
MTGO Exten: Legal
MTGO Stand: Not Legal
MTGO Block: Not Legal
Legacy: Legal
Modern: Legal

Deck Cost: $33.90*

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How it Works

Wield the might of the Azorius, and crush your opponents beneath the weight of the law.

The Azorius aren't the usual tedious, droning bureaucrats. They take a more "activist" approach. Start the game off with a few threats like Concordia Pegasus, Soulsworn Spirit, or Stealer of Secrets, then capitalize on the detain mechanic to ensure that your opponent's threats never get in the way of your attack. Powerful cards like Righteous Authority and Archon of the Triumvirate perform double duty, developing your board while neutralizing your opponent's ability to interact with your ccreatures.

This deck plays out like a classic tempo-oriented deck, putting on pressure from the earliest turns of the game and never relenting until the opponent falls. In a tempo deck, a "pump" spell like Swift Justice saves your attacking creature to fight again another day, and a "bounce" spell like Dramatic Rescue gets a potential blocker out of your way before combat. Evasive creatures like Skyline Predator and Battleflight Eagle will fly right over the top of your opponent's defenses. Don't be afraid to cast your inexpensive creatures with detain abilities when your opponent has no creatures. You have to keep up the attack!

If you want your air force to pack more of a punch, blue-white cards like Geist of Saint Traft from the Innistrad set and the Azorius guild's own Isperia, Supreme Judge can ensure you're always hitting hard. Card-drawing powerhouses like Sphinx's Revelation or the Innistrad set's Sturmgeist can make certain that your threats keep coming. Finally, if you want to keep your opponent's threats locked safely behind bars, look no further than Martial Law, an enchantment that detains a creature of your choice every turn.

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