Now that we have fully rotated away from Khans and Fate Reforged, I find myself in deck brewing mode once again. I have been running net decks for the past while now. Even though CoCo and UR Goggles were great decks and a lot of fun to play, the brewer in me is calling. After a bit of time thinking, I realized that I miss the Dragonlords. Then I start to remember some decks I saw a while back. The gears in my brain start turning and I get a thought, “What is better then Dragonlords?” The answer I came up with was “Dragonlords with two +1/+1 counters on them”. This was the start on my Reanimate Dragons deck.
I spend quite a bit of time thinking about Standard and building Standard decks. I didn’t used to play a lot of Standard, but I’ve taken to hitting FNM regularly for the last year or two, and with some investment in cards I’ve been able to consistently put up 3-1 and 2-2 finishes with my own brews. Turns out I like a format with a bit of churn, and I was helped by a drive to open packs during Kahns block, trying to open fetchlands, as well as BFZ block, where I just wanted to get my hands on as many full-art basic lands as possible. As I exhaust my collection of old decks that I have lying around or in my head, I’ll probably be posting more Standard lists. I’m sure I’ll be tackling Hedron Alignment at some point, and Madness is a mechanic that is very exciting to see back in Standard.
But there comes a time when you just want to win. Sure, I could keep up with competitive Standard, but the churn of the format means that even if I always have the best deck, I might not always get in the practice with it to really excel. For example, I had a Rally the Ancestors deck for a while and did quite well at FNM with it. I never ever played a perfect game with that deck.
Which is why I like Modern.
This Week In Our Main Phase:
The Standard format has been shaken up. We go over the new decks, and predict where standard will go from here, on this weeks episode of MTGYou.
A couple of weeks ago Wumpus wrote an article right here on MTGYOU about the best card in Standard. He came down to the conclusion that Ugin, the Spirit Dragon was the best card in Standard, and it is hard to refute his logic. However, Standard changes and the format has evolved I can only conclude that Ugin isn’t all that he’s cracked up to be. I think there is a new best card in Standard. Say hello to the new best card in Standard: Collected Company.