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The 5 best MTG Forgotten Realms cards for Standard

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Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms isn’t a very powerful set.

Wizards of the Coast is making an effort to lower the power level of Standard after Throne of Eldraine, Theros: Beyond Death, and Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths dominated the format. The power of “2020 Magic” meant many of the newer sets couldn’t impact Standard. Forgotten Realms is in line with Strixhaven: School of Mages and Zendikar Rising as sets that won’t be showcased in Standard until fall rotation.

Evaluating Forgotten Realms is a prediction game. There are a handful of cards in the set that will make an immediate impact, but the post-rotation outlook is the most important. Forgotten Realms will be a key part of Standard going forward, while Eldraine will be gone in two months.

Here are the best five cards in Forgotten Realms for Standard.

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The cycle of “lair” lands in Forgotten Realms are going to be staples in Standard until the set rotates. Similar to Faceless Haven and Crawling Barrens, Lands that become Creatures are excellent finishers in every archetype. Aggro decks use these cards to get extra damage in. Control decks take advantage of these cards as hard-to-remove finishers.

Lair of the Hydra is one of the best Land cards from this cycle. The X casting cost leaves room for you to make the best decision for the situation. Lair of the Hydra can be a substantial threat attacking for five or more damage. It also can attack for a lower number to widen the battlefield and force tough blocks.

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Werewolf Pack Leader is already putting up results in Standard and Standard 2022 tournaments. The card is a new addition to Mono-Green Aggro. This two-drop creature is a 3/3 force on the battlefield. There’s a serious threat of activation with this card in the mid-game because it can become a 5/5 with Trample.

Not only is Werewolf Pack Leader a powerful card today, but should be a staple going forward. This card is an early piece for a future Werewolf deck that will receive further support in September’s Innistrad: Midnight Hunt.

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Izzet Dragons is the deck to beat when fall rotation happens. The list is already a dominant option in the Standard 2022 queue, sharing a spot at the top with Mono-Green Aggro. The best version of Izzet Dragons isn’t set in stone. Outside of Goldspan Dragon, many of the Creatures are flex picks.

One constant through each decklist is a full playset of Dragon’s Fire. This two-mana Instant is the closest thing to straight-up removal. Since Dragons usually have a high power stat, Dragon’s Fire is more often than not dealing four to six damage. This is enough damage to kill any threat your opponent presents.

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Every Class is useful in the right deck. Ranger Class is an excellent addition to Green Creature-based strategies. The two-mana Enchantment enters the battlefield with a 2/2 body. Level two is where this card starts to make an impact. Putting a +1/+1 counter on an attacking Creature forces blocks and changes the regular flow of combat. When a two-mana Creature can get bigger than other early-game Creatures, combat leans in your favor.

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Rakdos Midrange is a fringe strategy that’s been found in every Standard format since the release of Throne of Eldraine. It’s an effective archetype that slowly grinds out games with sacrifice synergies. Orcus, Prince of Undeath is an excellent top-end midrange card that might push the strategy into competitive viability.

When looking at the top decks in Standard 2022, Izzet Dragons and Mono-Green Aggro, Orcus is able to wipe the board, including Indestructible Creatures. The second ability gets key Creatures back from your graveyard, further fueling the sacrifice gameplan.

Rakdos Midrange will take a while to get going. Just like Control decks, Rakdos Midrange will need to know what problems the best strategies are presenting so the removal suite can be built accordingly.


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Guide to parts for building a PC: What parts do I need?

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If you’re looking for a PC, you can either go for a pre-built system or build your own. Both options have their pros and cons and appeal to different users. Building a PC is sometimes cheaper than buying the equivalent prebuilt alternative, and the user chooses every part of the build. On the other hand, pre-built PCs don’t require any technical ability, and they are pre-tested and come with warranties. 

Building a PC requires many components, often from different manufacturers, coming together to form a functioning system. Each part should be compatible with the others to ensure optimal functionality and the best performance possible. Since technology is improving rapidly, it’s advisable to buy the best parts possible and leave room for future upgrades.

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Doublelift says he’s taking a long break from League solo queue, will continue co-streams

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Former League of Legends pro Doublelift gave an in-depth update to his fans about the future of his streaming career, what he plans to do moving forward, and why he’ll be taking an elongated break from solo queue for the time being in a recent vlog.

The 28-year-old veteran first revealed that he and his girlfriend, TSM president Leena Xu, caught the Delta variant of COVID-19. He said they’re both fully vaccinated but still caught it. He ensures that he’ll be fine in a couple of weeks after recovering, but also said that Xu was hit harder by the virus than he was, which has him concerned.

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Free Fire partners with the Brazilian Football Confederation

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Free Fire has entered into a two-year partnership with the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF), or the Brazilian Football Confederation, which will extend to all of the country’s soccer teams, including the men’s senior team.

As a part of this tie-up, Free Fire activations will be included at some of the Brazilian soccer team’s matches. Additionally, Free Fire players from around the world will be able to enjoy exclusive collaboration skins and other in-game items themed around the partnership.

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FPX is recruiting Chinese players for a VALORANT roster

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FunPlus Phoenix is recruiting Chinese players to compete on a VALORANT roster, according to an official post on the organization’s Weibo account.

FPX is looking for players who are at least 16 years old, with at least a Radiant rank in the game, and preferably players who already have CS:GO or VALORANT experience.

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