What Mono-Red Was and Will Become
A deck like Mono-Red rises frequently in the Standard metagame. This deck features a unique feeling of speed when running this deck and we see lots of fans playing Mono-Red.
When we look back these recent years, Mono-Red decks have made great success at several major tournaments.
|Pro Tours Won by Mono-Red||Player|
|Pro Tour Magic Origins||Joel Larsson|
|Pro Tour Hour of Devastation||Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa|
|Pro Tour Dominaria||Wyatt Darby|
The Mono-Red archetype has shown its strength multiple times throughout the long history of Magic.
When a Mono-Red deck is winning, the existence of a strong card made in red is present in Standard. For example, Ramunap Red was named after 《Ramunap Ruins》, and in the current Standard, Dominaria brought us 《Goblin Chainwhirler》 which is still used today, and 《Experimental Frenzy》 a card which we will be seeing even after the rotation is over.
From the Hareruya Media Team, we are proud to share a card that may be “your reason” to choose Mono-Red in the next Standard.
Castle Embereth enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain.
(T): Add (R).
(1)(R)(R), (T): Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn.
When a land becomes a source of damage, we know how powerful it may become looking at what 《Ramunap Ruins》 did and the result of the card being banned. Aggro decks tend to use cards in hand quickly and when these lands prevent you from running out of gas, it becomes a strength when your game becomes longer. As seen when 《Ramunap Ruins》 was around, that last few extra damage that wasn’t able to reach for the win, will now be able to reach by 《Castle Embereth》.
Also, 《Castle Embereth》 may help you make damage as you can hold on to your burn spells.
If we have a 2/2 creature facing a 3/3 creature your opponent controls. We used removal to move what was in the way to attack. When your creature didn’t have enough to punch through your opponent’s Planeswalker, you would use your burn spells to finish them off. With 《Castle Embereth》 joining the deck, you will have no need to use those spells and can solve your problem on the board.
With the above being said, 《Castle Embereth》 may appear many types of aggro decks to solve problems in their game plan from running out of gas.
What this card may show potential is that this land comes in untapped if you control a basic 《Mountain》 which may show possibilities that we may see this land in 2 or more colored decks with Shocklands. What if you put this card in with a token strategy using 《Raise the Alarm》? Put this in with black and you got 《Judith, the Scourge Diva》 and 《Castle Embereth》 pumping your board +2/+0 which might be exciting for Joe Soh!
- Deck Tech: Joe Soh’s “Mardu Vampires”
- Hareruya Media Team
The Never-Ending Appeal of 《Castle Embereth》
The fun never ends when you talk about Throne of Eldraine.
This card is not just a powerful card, but it has beautiful artwork. The card is based on a story of the legends of King Arthur, which Throne of Eldraine features many legendary tales.
Also don’t forget that this set has much more ways to express this card. Many may already know that there are special-frame cards in this set.
And yes, 《Castle Embereth》 is an inclusion in the special frame cards. Take a look at what difference it has from the original card!
The special frame makes this art stand even more. As mentioned above, Throne of Eldraine has so many beautiful and breathtaking artworks, so waiting for what is to come for the special- frame cards will be something you may be looking forward to seeing!
With the rotation happening, the release of Throne of Eldraine will change the Standard metagame drastically. A new Standard environment is always filled with infinite possibilities. We want you all to have fun with playing 《Castle Embereth》 and withdraw what potential this card may show!
Not to just players but fun to collectors, Throne of Eldraine will be released on October 4th, 2019. Including inspiring fantasies from the legend of King Arthur, what will the planes of Eldraine show? Go check out what fantasy Eldraine is filled with!