First Look at Guilds of Ravnica Standard – Week 1 Results

Coming out of the gates the first Magic Online 5-0 decklists definitely painted a picture of a wide open and still to be resolved metagame.  Token strategies appear to be the early favorite, fueled by stalwarts like but really powered up by the new cards coming out of GRN. is making a very strong showing early on, and is the perfect compliment.  With 51 decklists to parse, it is really anyone’s guess as to which of these will emerge as the true tier-0 deck. There are a few familiar faces among the crowd; however it is the new lists that hold the

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Guilds of Ravnica Standard – The Best of the Rest (Tier 2 and FNM Decks)

By now you have seen my article declaring Teferi and Nicol Bolas as the pillars of Tier 1 decks in the new meta, as well as my article declaring that Red is Dead!  But between the heroes and zeroes lies a wide open field that is ripe for some decks that were previously oppressed out of the format by and .  I fully expect these decks to come back and have strong showings at FNM, especially early in the meta while the true Tier 1 decks are figuring out their lists.  The synergistic nature of Ravnica sets also typically gives

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Guilds of Ravnica review: Selesnya

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the last guild from Guilds of Ravnica I’ll be talking about. If you have read all of these put your hand up to the screen as I am giving you a high five right…about…now. Excellent! While one may think the Selesnya Conclave as peace loving, nature protecting, “hippies” (for lack of a better word) their history does tie back to some hypocritical and sinister dealings (Editors Note: Sort of. They were almost taken over by Savra so that Szadek could kill Mat’Selesnya, the ancient parun of the Guild by using the Selesnyans’ Quietmen to

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Guilds of Ravnica – Top 10 Favorite Commander Cards

Hello all!  Long time reader, first time contributor here at Strictly Average MTG.  As a new set is upon us, this is the best time to review our favorite cards of the set and compare them to older staples of the format.  These are my top 10 favorite commander cards from Guilds of Ravnica.  Honorable Mention – Circuitous Route As there are so many great cards in the set, I’ll start by cheating and including a virtual number eleven, which we’ll call my Honorable Mention.  This honor goes to .  This card easily qualifies as one of the best mana

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