Friday, October 3, 2008

Top Standard Decks this Week

Tomorrow's gonna be our first Standard post rotation tournament here in Iloilo. The new set Shards of Alara will be joining in to replace Times Spiral block and Coldsnap.

So far, the decks I've observed that has been winning the tournaments around the net are those same Tier 1 decks in Lorwyn block. I guess people are still brainstorming on what stable deck to construct with the shards, or are they just having problems with the three colors in their decks. Hehe...


Shards are acting like add-ons (plugins?) to the Lorwyn block decks. For instance, I've noticed in the Kithkin decks the addition of Knight of the White Orchid in the sideboard. Maybe its for control decks. Another one is Agony Warp as a replacement for Nameless Inversion and Infest for Damnation in the Faes. Some are also using Relic of Progenitus for graveyard hate and maybe as a substitute for Faerie Macabre.

That's my observation so far but I know someone will come up with an innovation or a deck that can match or even dominate the current metagame.

Regarding tomorrow's tournament, I'm expecting Lorwyn block with 10th ed decks as Shards of Alara hasn't arrived yet in our local store. A fellow mtg player told me its gonna be arriving tomorrow. Oh well, I guess no one would bother to buy packs just to include new cards in their decks. Our tournament place is far from the local store that's why. Hehe...

For the deck I'll pilot, I'm choosing between my current RDW or the Kithkins. The little white men are dominating online tournaments this week but based on our local meta, I think RDW is more preferable although its a bad matchup against the Kithkins. Hmmm...which is which...

For your reference, here are the current build of the top decks in Standard:

Kithkin WW
4 Windbrisk Heights
3 Mutavault
4 Rustic Clachan
14 Plains

4 Figure of Destiny
4 Burrenton Forge-Tender
4 Knight of Meadowgrain
4 Wizened Cenn
4 Cloudgoat Ranger
4 Goldmeadow Stalwart

3 Glorious Anthem
2 Oblivion Ring
2 Mirrorweave
4 Spectral Procession

2 Oblivion Ring
4 Knight of the White Orchid
4 Stillmoon Cavalier
2 Reveillark
3 Wispmare

UB Faeries
4 Sunken Ruins
4 Secluded Glen
4 Mutavault
3 Faerie Conclave
4 Underground River
4 Island
1 Swamp

4 Spellstutter Sprite
4 Mistbind Clique
3 Vendilion Clique
3 Scion of Oona

4 Cryptic Command
4 Bitterblossom
3 Terror
3 Agony Warp
3 Ponder
3 Broken Ambitions
2 Thoughtseize

2 Thoughtseize
3 Murderous Redcap
3 Sower of Temptation
4 Flashfreeze
3 Faerie Macabre

I'll be posting updates as soon as a new innovation comes out. Thanks for reading... =)

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