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Martin Muller's Current Metagame Analysis

2016.11.04 Martin Muller



Hey! My name is Martin Muller and today I will talk about how the Meta game has shifted from Pro Tour Kaladesh, through GP Warsaw, the MOCS and what to expect moving forward.

If you followed Pro Tour Kaladesh, in the beautiful Honolulu you probably saw a whole lot of Marvel Decks. The deck is inconsistent and very much a glass cannon. It had a very mediocre performance and didn't seem as great a choice with the control decks picking up in popularity. So it quickly fell out of favor.


RUG Marvel
Pro Tour: Kaladesh

7《Forest》
3《Island》
1《Mountain》
4《Aether Hub》
4《Botanical Sanctum》
3《Spirebluff Canal》

-Lands (22)-

4《Emrakul, the Promised End》
4《Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger》
4《Glint-Nest Crane》

-Creatures (12)-
3《Contingency Plan》
3《Kozilek's Return》
4《Glassblower's Puzzleknot》
4《Woodweaver's Puzzleknot》
4《Aetherworks Marvel》
2《Vessel of Nascency》
2《Aether Meltdown》
4《Attune with Aether》

-Spells (26)-
4《Dispel》
4《Ceremonious Rejection》
4《Glimmer of Genius》
1《Negate》
1《Kozilek's Return》
1《Aether Meltdown》

-Sideboard (15)-
hareruya

A deck that performed very well at the Pro Tour was Blue-White Flash because of its highly favored matchup against Marvel. The deck just plays a lot of really good cards, 《Spell Queller》, 《Gideon, Ally of Zendikar》, 《Archangel Avacyn》, 《Smuggler's Copter》 and so on is just premium cards and most were also perfect for the pro tour metagame.


UW Flash
Pro Tour: Kaladesh

6《Island》
9《Plains》
4《Port Town》
4《Prairie Stream》
2《Westvale Abbey》

-Lands (25)-

4《Thraben Inspector》
4《Selfless Spirit》
4《Reflector Mage》
3《Rattlechains》
4《Spell Queller》
4《Archangel Avacyn》

-Creatures (23)-
4《Gideon, Ally of Zendikar》
1《Declaration in Stone》
3《Stasis Snare》
4《Smuggler's Copter》

-Spells (12)-
1《Fumigate》
1《Linvala, the Preserver》
1《Declaration in Stone》
2《Fragmentize》
2《Blessed Alliance》
2《Ceremonious Rejection》
2《Negate》
2《Summary Dismissal》
2《Jace, Unraveler of Secrets》

-Sideboard (15)-
hareruya

Green/Black Delirium was also a big deck at the Pro Tour but didn't perform very well because of It’s poor matchup against Marvel. But since Marvel has fallen in popularity Green/Black Delirium has positioned itself pretty clearly as the best deck in standard and the deck to beat. It has dominated the GP Top8s since the Pro Tour with an astonishing 6 copies of Green/Black Delirium in the Top8 of last week's GP Warsaw.


GB Delirium
Pro Tour: Kaladesh

5《Forest》
7《Swamp》
3《Evolving Wilds》
4《Blooming Marsh》
4《Hissing Quagmire》

-Lands (23)-

4《Grim Flayer》
1《Emrakul, the Promised End》
3《Tireless Tracker》
3《Ishkanah, Grafwidow》
1《Noxious Gearhulk》
1《Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet》
1《Mindwrack Demon》
1《Pilgrim's Eye》

-Creatures (15)-
3《Liliana, the Last Hope》
4《Traverse the Ulvenwald》
1《Ruinous Path》
4《Grapple with the Past》
4《Grasp of Darkness》
2《Murder》
2《Vessel of Nascency》
1《Sinister Concoction》
1《Dead Weight》

-Spells (22)-
1《Emrakul, the Promised End》
1《Tireless Tracker》
1《Tooth Collector》
1《Nissa, Vital Force》
3《Pick the Brain》
2《To the Slaughter》
2《Natural State》
1《Ob Nixilis Reignited》
2《Transgress the Mind》
1《Gnarlwood Dryad》

-Sideboard (15)-
hareruya

Whenever there is a clear best deck in a format there are multiple ways to exploit it. The simplest and safest but also least rewarding way is just to play the best deck and tweak it to get an edge in the mirror. In some formats you can beat the best deck by going under it but in the case of Green/Black delirium it is a really tall order because of its strong defense.

But as the Pro Tour showed us it is possible to go over it, more specifically with Marvel. That is exactly why I think that Marvel could be a great choice moving forward. It is definitely a deck that's only good when the format suits it but I do believe that could be the case right now. There you have it, my recommendation for your deck choice in Standard.




RUG Marvel
MTGO

4《Aether Hub》
9《Forest》
4《Game Trail》
1《Island》
5《Mountain》

-Lands (23)-

3《Emrakul, the Promised End》
3《Ishkanah, Grafwidow》
4《Servant of the Conduit》

-Creatures (10)-
4《Harnessed Lightning》
4《Attune with Aether》
2《Aether Meltdown》
4《Vessel of Nascency》
4《Aetherworks Marvel》
4《Woodweaver's Puzzleknot》
2《Chandra, Flamecaller》
3《Chandra, Torch of Defiance》

-Spells (27)-
4《Lambholt Pacifist》
4《Tireless Tracker》
4《Plummet》
2《Deadlock Trap》
1《Nissa, Voice of Zendikar》

-Sideboard (15)-
hareruya





Jund Marvel
GP Warsaw

4《Aether Hub》
4《Blooming Marsh》
1《Evolving Wilds》
8《Forest》
1《Mountain》
1《Smoldering Marsh》
2《Swamp》

-Lands (21)-

3《Emrakul, the Promised End》
3《Ishkanah, Grafwidow》
1《Noxious Gearhulk》
1《Pilgrim's Eye》
4《Servant of the Conduit》

-Creatures (12)-
4《Harnessed Lightning》
1《Kozilek's Return》
1《Unlicensed Disintegration》
4《Attune with Aether》
1《Cathartic Reunion》
2《Traverse the Ulvenwald》
4《Vessel of Nascency》
4《Aetherworks Marvel》
3《Woodweaver's Puzzleknot》
3《Liliana, the Last Hope》

-Spells (27)-
1《Demon of Dark Schemes》
2《Tireless Tracker》
1《Weaver of Lightning》
1《Appetite for the Unnatural》
2《Galvanic Bombardment》
1《Kozilek's Return》
2《Natural State》
2《To the Slaughter》
2《Pick the Brain》
1《Transgress the Mind》

-Sideboard (15)-
hareruya


Here's 2 sample decklists to tide you over, and I bid you goodbye for now and see you again!

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