Arena – U/G Merfolk

Hi friends! This week we will be playing around with one of my favorite tribes that splashed its way back into Standard! I am of course talking about Merfolk. Merfolk decks have been around for a long time and typically operate as tribal aggro decks with anthem lords like . The tribe is classically thought of as Mono-Blue but, along with Pirates and Dinosaurs, Ixalan brought us a fresh take by adding Green as a primary color for Merfolk. The deck’s featured “lords” are and . is a classic lord effect giving all other Merfolk +1 +1, however, offers some

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RNA Standard Week 3 – Looping Nexi

Thanks for joining me again on this Strictly Standard stroll through Ravnica Allegiance Standard meta update.  This week we get to take a stroll through the weekly Magic Online Standard League 5-0 results as well as a full Star City Games Open and the Star City Games Classic from Sunday.  Last week we saw the meta settling into a solid groove with the total number of unique decks in the Magic Online 5-0 posts dropping. Will that trend hold pat for this week, or will we see a bump in the number of decks that a weekend of results and brewer’s innovation can

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Arena – Jund!

This week we will be exploring a new take on the Green/Black midrange style decks that have been holding their own in Standard for some time now. The most common change to this archetype since the release of Ravnica Allegiance is a blue splash to give the deck access to Standard all-star . I decided to take a different approach, and awaken the red mage inside me. After seeing some Jund lists floating around I fell in love with some of the different cards this archetype can access. It’s no secret that Standard currently has some of the more powerful,

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RNA Standard Week 2 – It’s Still Krasis’ Show

Welcome back again to the Strictly Standard meta report. After the breakout of Krasis decks in the opening week of the new format, we get a chance to see how the meta has adapted.  With results from two Magic Online Competitive Standard League 5-0 posts to go through as well as Star City Games Team Open and Classic events in Baltimore it’s looking like RNA Standard is finally settling into its groove. Checking in on tournaments at Star City Games Baltimore, the Team Open repped 287 teams for a grand total of 861 players. Winning in the Standard slot was

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