Standard Update: Tribal Decks on the Rise

Emma Partlow and Ahren Gauthier Standard

A couple of weeks ago saw the “first” ever Mythic Championship, and what an event it was! History was made as Autumn Burchett took the trophy with Mono-Blue Tempo, and we warned you, the deck is good! Although the Standard meta at the event was predictable for the most part, there were plenty of successful rogue brews. This week, we’re …

Mono-Blue in Standard

Emma Partlow and Ahren Gauthier Standard

Last week, the SCG Dallas Open showed us that Mono-Blue Aggro is a force to be reckoned with. Although Mono-Blue Aggro originated during Ixalan‘s release as a budget deck, it has come strength-to-strength with the addition of Pteramander and Essence Capture. This week, we delve into why Mono-Blue Aggro is one of the best decks in the format, what tools …

First Look at Ravnica Allegiance Standard

Emma Partlow and Ahren Gauthier Standard

With the release of Ravnica Allegiance, Standard has entered a new and exciting age. The format is more popular than it has been in years, due in part to its diversity and budget-friendliness at all levels. Recent SCG events offered us a snapshot of new Standard, and the outcome looks to be positive. This week, we’ll examine various decks from …

Ravnica Allegiance Standard Brews: Azorius

Chantelle Campbell Standard

When brewing with Blue and White, my mind initially went to Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, Absorb and Precognitive Perception. However, my heart was drawn, as it often is, to a more creature-based strategy – and particularly one Dovin, Grand Arbiter. White aggressive strategies were fan favorites last season; they were popular early in the format, and saw continued success with …

New Gruul Cards for Standard

Simon Irving Standard

Ravnica Allegiance throws us into the wild, brutal world of the Gruul Clans. With a brand new mechanic and even a planeswalker to evaluate, the set gives aggressive players a smorgasbord of exciting tricks and toys. The old adage that it pays to play aggro at the beginning of a format would seem to bode well for red and green …

Standard Mono-White Aggro

Chantelle Campbell Standard

White Aggro decks invaded the scene at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica, putting six decks into the top eight and taking down the entire event in the hands of Andrew Elenbogen. Taking advantage of an incredibly low curve, including upwards of sixteen one-drop creatures, the White Aggro deck utilizes powerful small and evasive threats like Skymarcher Aspirant and Healer’s Hawk …

Key Constructed Cards: Guilds of Ravnica

Chantelle Campbell Standard

With the first rotation in what feels like years, Standard waves goodbye to staples such as The Scarab God and Glorybringer and hello to a whole wide world of new toys to explore. This shakeup allows for new ingenuity, and the consensus is that it will breathe new life into Standard, as well as non-rotating formats such as Modern and …