Many porches with a single color are not competetive in tournaments (due to the fact you are deciding for top ten cohesive cards in a shade in the place of two sets of the top five in 2 colors. The difference in energy level between the top 1-5 and also the top 6-10 is massive and game determining. Another colors additionally make up for each other individuals weaknesses.) But they do exist, and are referred to as "Mono X".
Every one of these corresponds to a guild of Ravnica. Since the guilds were released (and especially now that we have returned!) the colour pairs have grown to be common names for duo-color decks. Both allied and enemy shade pairs are common to see, although allied way more (as a result of greater deck cohesion).
The first of the will be the shards of Alara. They jive well since they give two sets of allied colors each. The less commonly used would be the wedges, which include two enemy color combinations: they are produced by the dragons of Planar Chaos, the volver pattern from Apocalypse, or higher recently the five clans from Khans of Tarkir. Having only 1 allied color pair (the two enemies of an individual color is allied) limits deck cohesion, making their usage infrequent.
Much more typically, enemy three-color decks are not full fleshed out in the colors. You're almost certainly going to have an "Izzet splashed with green" deck than a "Ceta" deck.
- Red + white + black colored = Borzhov
- Red + green + blue = Grizzet (although it's frequently Simic splashing red)
Furthermore, it is specially typical for red + blue + green and black + blue + green become called by their particular abbreviations — "RUG" and "BUG" — mainly because are brands which can be simple to keep in mind and pronounce.
Many porches would not have four complete colors. As with three-color opponents, if they reach this numerous colors, it is a shard with a slash of another color. So that you're very likely to see something similar to "US splash black" as opposed to "Yore". The names depend on the Nephilim cycle from Guildpact.
Porches with five colors generally revolve around just one combination which they desire to accomplish. It will require most mana repairing and a massive quantity of playtesting to get a trusted five shade deck. Because of this, that you don't frequently see them in tournaments. You see all of them often in Commander (offering the player access to every card previously, greatly increasing the power level of the deck) plus skill difficulties where a player only tries to produce a crazy deck concept to see if he can make it work well. Obviously there is just one five shade deck, it utilizes all five:
Often, four color porches is likewise known as Rainbow because they usually have countless colors.
- Mono brown (never to be mistaken for BrownTown which is a draft deck leaning greatly on minotaurs)