The 12 Best Magic: The Gathering Cards That Could Help Beat Ramunap Red In Standard

Author Thumbnail BY Shant Krikorian - August 03, 2017
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Pro Tour Hour of Devastation is finally over and we already have every detail of what to expect in Standard though there are still unexplored grounds, but for now, we already know that Ramunap Red is the deck to beat until the next big event. Special honorable mention to Anointer Priest, an integral part of the Blue-White Monument deck that could help win them games over it. As you will see, every card in the list has the ability to gain a specific amount of life as it is the most efficient way of beating red-based decks. We have seen how fast and efficient the deck was on the screen and so I have prepared a list, in no particular order, of a few cards that have the potential to help you beat our Pro Tour Hour of Devastation Champion deck, Ramunap Red!

#1- Authority of the Consuls

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This is most efficient and cheapest among all others that could potentially delay or stop the deck. Compared to Thalia, Heretic Cathar that could stop their creatures, I highly prefer Authority of the Consuls over her as Ramunap Red don't have access to anti-enchantments and she can be easily killed by Abrade or Magma Spray. A turn-one Authority of the Consuls will definitely delay them until you establish your board presence and win the game.

#2- Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

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If it sticks, you win. Kalitas plays a big role against Ramunap Red decks as it doesn't only gain you enough life to survive a few turns but it also denies Earthshaker Khenra from Eternalizing when it dies while Khalitas is in the field. With enough zombies, it could gain you a huge amount of life and help you to win the game on its own.

#3- Gisela, the Broken Blade // Brisela, Voice of Nightmares

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This is a dual purpose card that could help you end games with Ramunap Red decks and potentially win you games with the other decks that could have a hard time dealing with her when she transforms. Her first strike ability doesn't matter that much as it won't be able to block most of the time but with Flying and Lifelink together, attacking with it is definitely the best move. It can be easily dealt with Abrade but when it sticks, it might also win you games like Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet could.

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Shant Krikorian is a father to a real life Planeswalker named Nissa. A frustrated photographer, lover and a dancer with no real plan of dancing at all. He loves to read a lot of articles about Magic: The Gathering, also plays the game in paper and collects a lot of it.
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