MTGYou #23 – The Current State of the Standard Meta

On this episode we talk about:

  • How has the standard metagame changed with Born of the Gods
  • Post ProTour Born of the Gods.
  • Jace Vs. Vraska decks
  • Why Storm Troopers have such lousy aim and more…

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Deck Lists:

U/W Control
Ben Stepka
2nd Place at StarCityGames.com Standard Open on 2/22/2014
4 Temple of Enlightenment
1 Nullify
1 Fated Retribution
3 Dissolve
2 Temple of Deceit
2 Temple of Silence
3 Elspeth, Sun's Champion
1 Aetherling
4 Jace, Architect of Thought
4 Detention Sphere
3 Azorius Charm
4 Supreme Verdict
4 Sphinx's Revelation
3 Mutavault
4 Hallowed Fountain
5 Plains
7 Island
2 Syncopate
3 Last Breath

Sideboard
3 Celestial Flare
1 Aetherling
1 Azorius Charm
2 Angel of Serenity
2 Revoke Existence
2 Dispel
1 Negate
2 Gainsay
1 Last Breath

G/R Monsters
Aaron Cook
3rd Place at StarCityGames.com Standard Open on 2/22/2014
4 Fanatic of Xenagos
2 Xenagos, God of Revels
4 Stormbreath Dragon
2 Xenagos, the Reveler
4 Temple of Abandon
3 Sylvan Caryatid
4 Polukranos, World Eater
4 Elvish Mystic
1 Flesh
4 Ghor-Clan Rampager
4 Domri Rade
3 Mizzium Mortars
2 Scavenging Ooze
2 Mutavault
4 Stomping Ground
5 Mountain
8 Forest

Sideboard
2 Unravel the Aether
2 Arbor Colossus
1 Xenagos, the Reveler
4 Mistcutter Hydra
1 Chandra, Pyromaster
1 Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
1 Mizzium Mortars
1 Plummet
2 Magma Jet 

Esper Midrange
Ryan Hipp
9th Place at StarCityGames.com Standard Open on 2/22/2014

3 Ephara, God of the Polis
4 Temple of Enlightenment
4 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
2 Spear Of Heliod
4 Temple of Silence
1 Whip of Erebos
2 Imposing Sovereign
2 Blood Baron of Vizkopa
2 Far
3 Obzedat, Ghost Council
1 Orzhov Guildgate
2 Ultimate Price
4 Precinct Captain
4 Lyev Skyknight
4 Detention Sphere
2 Supreme Verdict
1 Mutavault
4 Hallowed Fountain
4 Godless Shrine
4 Watery Grave
3 Plains

Sideboard
2 Blood Baron of Vizkopa
1 Sin Collector
1 Supreme Verdict
2 Revoke Existence
3 Doom Blade
2 Negate
4 Thoughtseize

Mono Blue Devotion
Dustin Biggers
8th Place at StarCityGames.com Standard Open on 2/22/2014
4 Thassa, God of the Sea
2 Omenspeaker
2 Bident of Thassa
1 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
4 Master of Waves
4 Tidebinder Mage
1 Rapid Hybridization
4 Cloudfin Raptor
4 Nightveil Specter
4 Judge's Familiar
1 Cyclonic Rift
2 Jace, Architect of Thought
2 Frostburn Weird
1 Domestication
4 Mutavault
20 Island

Sideboard
2 Dissolve
2 Aetherling
2 Rapid Hybridization
1 Cyclonic Rift
1 Jace, Architect of Thought
2 Domestication
2 Negate
3 Gainsay

B/W Midrange
Gabriel Peterson
16th Place at StarCityGames.com Standard Open on 2/22/2014
2 Bile Blight
1 Elspeth, Sun's Champion
4 Temple of Silence
4 Hero's Downfall
1 Read the Bones
2 Lifebane Zombie
3 Blood Baron of Vizkopa
2 Obzedat, Ghost Council
3 Devour Flesh
1 Orzhov Guildgate
3 Underworld Connections
3 Pack Rat
1 Ultimate Price
3 Desecration Demon
1 Ratchet Bomb
4 Mutavault
4 Thoughtseize
4 Godless Shrine
3 Plains
10 Swamp
1 Duress

Sideboard
2 Drown in Sorrow
1 Erebos, God of the Dead
1 Dark Betrayal
1 Glare of Heresy
2 Lifebane Zombie
1 Blood Baron of Vizkopa
1 Obzedat, Ghost Council
1 Pack Rat
2 Revoke Existence
2 Doom Blade
1 Duress


Mono Black
urlich00 (4-0)
Standard Daily #6737497 on 02/17/2014
4 Mutavault
19 Swamp
2 Temple of Deceit
4 Desecration Demon
1 Erebos, God of the Dead
4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel
4 Nightveil Specter
3 Pack Rat
3 Bile Blight
2 Devour Flesh
4 Hero's Downfall
4 Thoughtseize
2 Ultimate Price
4 Underworld Connections

2 Dark Betrayal
2 Doom Blade
2 Drown in Sorrow
3 Duress
2 Erebos, God of the Dead
2 Lifebane Zombie
1 Pharika's Cure
1 Ratchet Bomb

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