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All Color Combinations: Philosophies and Decks

This list demonstrates how lists can be nested. The color pairs within each combination type are displayed in a random order, but for each, the philosophy list appears above the decks list. The entries in those lists, though, are also randomized.

Click a list's title bar to hide or show its contents. If a list allows suggestions (as all these Philosophy and Decks sublists do) you can see a 'suggest' link when you hover on the title.

Colors
Green Philosophy
[Its Not Easy Being Green Revisited](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/its-not-easy-being-green-revisited-2015-08-10) by Mark Rosewater
Red Philosophy

Seeing Red by Mark Rosewater

[Seeing Red](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/seeing-red-2004-07-19-0) by Mark Rosewater

Seeing Red Revisited by Mark Rosewater

<a href="http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/seeing-red-revisited-2015-08-03">Seeing Red Revisited</a> by Mark Rosewater
Blue Philosophy

True Blue Revisited by Mark Rosewater

[True Blue Revisited](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/true-blue-revisited-2015-07-20) by Mark Rosewater
White Philosophy
[The Great White Way Revisited](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/great-white-way-revisited-2015-07-13) by Mark Rosewater
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">God, I love Thalia&#39;s Lancers. Another delicious standard trophy for me, jamming some Mono-White Lancers. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MtGHOU?src=hash">#MtGHOU</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vaultlife?src=hash">#Vaultlife</a> <a href="https://t.co/2fD1Yv38NS">pic.twitter.com/2fD1Yv38NS</a></p>&mdash; Holt Hauser (@CapnPowerHaus) <a href="https://twitter.com/CapnPowerHaus/status/900739665078222850">August 24, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Black Philosophy

In the Black Revisited by Mark Rosewater

[In the Black Revisited](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/black-revisited-2015-07-27) by Mark Rosewater
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Allied Color Pairs

Colors that are adjacent in the arrangement on the card back are have complementary strategies.

Selesnya

Green White

Selesnya Philosophy

Group Think by Mark Rosewater

[Group Think](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/group-think-2005-10-03-0) by Mark Rosewater
Selesnya Decks

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A timely game one All is Dust match five was the only thing that kept this beauty from the perfect 10-0. The Evolution of GW Company🔥 <a href="https://t.co/fmy2Z51wpZ">pic.twitter.com/fmy2Z51wpZ</a></p>&mdash; Todd Stevens (@ToddStevensMTG) <a href="https://twitter.com/ToddStevensMTG/status/907048466827939841">September 11, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Selesnya
Green White

Azorius

White Blue

Azorius Philosophy

Slow and Steady by Mark Rosewater

[Slow and Steady](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/slow-and-steady-2006-05-01-0) by Mark Rosewater

Designing for Azorius by Mark Rosewater

[Designing for Azorius](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/designing-azorius-2012-10-29) by Mark Rosewater
Azorius Decks

Daniel Ward's W/U Approach

Top Moments of GP Minneapolis
This deck uses an alternate win condition with Approach of the Second Sun and lots of card draw and a little life gain. It's a very unusual archetype but it finished 10th!

Approach of the Second Sun is a card that refers to the story of Amonkhet, where the two suns aligned between the Bolas horns before the Hour of Devastation. The mystery of what would happen when the second sun approached was baked into dozens of this summer's cards. Now that it's here and things are falling, can the card become dominant for the new year?

Daniel Ward's W/U Approach
[Top Moments of GP Minneapolis](http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpmin17/top-moments-gp-minneapolis-2017-08-06) This deck uses an alternate win condition with <a class="mtgcard">Approach of the Second Sun</a> and lots of card draw and a little life gain. It's a very unusual archetype but it finished 10th! <a class="mtgcard">Approach of the Second Sun</a> is a card that refers to the story of Amonkhet, where the two suns aligned between the Bolas horns before the Hour of Devastation. The mystery of what would happen when the second sun approached was baked into dozens of this summer's cards. Now that it's here and things are falling, can the card become dominant for the new year?
Azorius
White Blue

Gruul

Red Green

Gruul Philosophy

Aaaargh!!! by Mark Rosewater

[Aaaargh!!!](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/aaaargh-2006-01-30-0) by Mark Rosewater

Designing for Gruul by Mark Rosewater

[Designing for Gruul](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/designing-gruul-2013-03-04) by Mark Rosewater

Color Pie Friday: The Philosophy of Red/Green by Sarpadian Empires vol. VIII

[Color Pie Friday: The Philosophy of Red/Green](http://sarpadianempiresvol-viii.tumblr.com/post/99053685935/color-pie-friday-the-philosophy-of-redgreen) by Sarpadian Empires vol. VIII
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Gruul
Red Green

Rakdos

Black Red

Rakdos Philosophy

Hedonism with Attitude by Mark Rosewater

<a href="http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/hedonism-attitude-2006-08-14-0">Hedonism with Attitude</a> by Mark Rosewater
Rakdos
Black Red

Dimir

Blue Black

Dimir Philosophy

Pretty Sneaky Sis by Mark Rosewater

[Pretty Sneaky Sis](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/pretty-sneaky-sis-2005-11-07-0) by Mark Rosewater
Dimir
Blue Black
Enemy Color Pairs

Non-adjacent colors can cooperate very effectively, and their occasional dalliances are very spicy.

Simic

Blue Green

Simic Philosophy

Improving Upon Nature by Mark Rosewater

[Improving Upon Nature](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/improving-upon-nature-2006-05-22) by Mark Rosewater
[Wizard Tribal](https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/instant-deck-tech-ug-wizards-standard)
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Simic
Blue Green

Boros

White Red

Boros Philosophy

Color Pie Friday: The Philosophy of Red/White by Sarpadian Empires Vol. VIII

[Color Pie Friday: The Philosophy of Red/White](http://sarpadianempiresvol-viii.tumblr.com/post/102010667888/color-pie-friday-the-philosophy-of-redwhite) by Sarpadian Empires Vol. VIII

Designing for Boros by Mark Rosewater

[Designing for Boros](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/designing-boros-2013-02-04) by Mark Rosewater

Disorderly Conduct by Mark Rosewater

[Disorderly Conduct](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/disorderly-conduct-2005-12-05-0) by Mark Rosewater
Boros
White Red

Izzet

Red Blue

Izzet Philosophy

U/R Izzet Philosophy, Strengths, and Weaknesses by The Mana Source

U/R Izzet Philosophy, Strengths, and Weaknesses by The Mana Source
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Designing for Izzet by Mark Rosewater

[Designing for Izzet](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/designing-izzet-2012-11-12) by Mark Rosewater
[Beyond Izzet: Examining the Red/Blue Archetype](https://firesidemagic.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/beyond-izzet/) by Seth Weinstein

Creative Differences by Mark Rosewater

[Creative Differences](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/creative-differences-2006-02-27-0) by Mark Rosewater

As Foretold Turns

This deck uses a number of different cards that allow you to take an extra turn.

As Foretold Turns
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/X6Q7aYOZ6Ac" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> This deck uses a number of different cards that allow you to take an extra turn.

Luis Scott-Vargas drafts blue-red in this video of the Hour of Devastation format.

Luis Scott-Vargas drafts blue-red in this video of the Hour of Devastation format.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GFILAiFhI8A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Izzet
Red Blue

Golgari

Green Black

Golgari Philosophy

Designing for Golgari by Mark Rosewater

<a href="http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/designing-golgari-2012-11-26">Designing for Golgari</a> by Mark Rosewater
<a href="http://www.gatheringmagic.com/alexullman-040814-looking-through-a-muck-crusted-lens-golgari-and-lenticular-design/">Golgari and Lenticular Design</a> by Alex Ullman

Life and Death by Mark Rosewater

<a href="http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/life-and-death-2005-10-24-0">Life and Death</a> by Mark Rosewater
Golgari
Green Black

Orzhov

Black White

Orzhov Philosophy

Playing By Their Own Rules by Mark Rosewater

[Playing By Their Own Rules](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/playing-their-own-rules-2006-03-27-0) by Mark Rosewater
Orzhov
Black White
Shards

A trio of a color and its two allies is known as a shard because of the shape that their triangle cuts out of the pentagon.

Esper

Black Blue White

Esper Philosophy

Striving for Perfection by Mark Rosewater

[Striving for Perfection](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/striving-perfection-2008-11-17) by Mark Rosewater

Esper Control 2016 by Shaheen Soorani

[Esper Control 2016](http://www.starcitygames.com/events/coverage/3845_esper_control_with_shaheen_soo.html) by Shaheen Soorani
Esper
Black Blue White

Grixis

Red Black Blue

Grixis Philosophy

Looking Out for Number One by Mark Rosewater

[Looking Out for Number One](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/looking-out-number-one-2008-10-20) by Mark Rosewater
Grixis
Red Black Blue

Bant

Blue White Green

Bant Philosophy
<a href="http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/peace-love-and-understanding-2008-10-06">Peace, Love, and Understanding</a> by Mark Rosewater
[Bant Embalm](https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/instant-deck-tech-bant-embalm-standard)
Bant
Blue White Green

Jund

Green Red Black

Jund Philosophy

Following Your Heart by Mark Rosewater

[Following Your Heart](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/following-your-heart-2008-12-01) by Mark Rosewater
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/n3ugOWfWsvM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We 5-0&#39;d with our first league of this on stream today. Some tweaks to be made, but was a delight :) Goryo&#39;s Vengevines! <a href="https://t.co/WeSKx8ulVa">pic.twitter.com/WeSKx8ulVa</a></p>&mdash; Autumn Burchett (@AutumnLilyMTG) <a href="https://twitter.com/AutumnLilyMTG/status/901195757902057472">August 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Jund
Green Red Black

Naya

White Green Red

Naya Philosophy

Searching Within by Mark Rosewater

[Searching Within](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/searching-within-2008-11-03) by Mark Rosewater

There is one blue card and one black one but this deck is mainly designed to use green and red mana to cast white cards for free.

[The Hits Keep Undying](/lists/96)
There is one blue card and one black one but this deck is mainly designed to use green and red mana to cast white cards for free.
Naya
White Green Red
Wedges

The trio of a color and its two enemies is called a wedge because of the shape their triangle makes in the pentagon.

Jeskai

Red White Blue

Jeskai Philosophy

Smart Thinking by Mark Rosewater

[Smart Thinking](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/smart-thinking-2014-11-03) by Mark Rosewater
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iVmSnszh884" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Jeskai
Red White Blue

Temur

Blue Red Green

Temur Philosophy
[What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/what-doesnt-kill-you-makes-you-stronger-2015-02-23) by Mark Rosewater
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Temur
Blue Red Green

Mardu

White Black Red

Mardu Philosophy
[Color Pie Friday: The Philosophies of White/Black/Red](http://sarpadianempiresvol-viii.tumblr.com/post/114130029894/color-pie-friday-the-philosophies-of) by Sarpadian Empires vol. VIII

Finishing First by Mark Rosewater

[Finishing First](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/finishing-first-2014-11-17) by Mark Rosewater

Mardu Vehicles by Andrew Jessup 4/29/17

Mardu Vehicles by Andrew Jessup 4/29/17
[Primer: Mardu Vehicles](http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/primer-mardu-vehicles/)
Mardu
White Black Red

Abzan

Black Green White

Abzan Philosophy

We Will Survive by Mark Rosewater

[We Will Survive](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mm/we-will-survive-2014-09-29) by Mark Rosewater
Abzan
Black Green White

Sultai

Green Blue Black

Sultai Philosophy

Whatever It Takes by Mark Rosewater

[Whatever It Takes](http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/whatever-it-takes-2015-02-02) by Mark Rosewater
Sultai
Green Blue Black
Four-Color Combinations

Red Black Blue White

Red Black Blue White

White Green Red Black

White Green Red Black

Blue White Green Red

Blue White Green Red

Black Blue White Green

Black Blue White Green