Magic: the Gathering
Penny Dreadful - Season 22's first Quarter
A new season has started in Penny Dreadful, and in this article, we'll see what left from the previous season and what new strategies are emerging!
Penny Dreadful's Season 22 so far
Weeks until rotation:6
Qnt. of events:14
Qnt. of players:97
Types of decks used:71 During the rotation, we began to glimpse this new universe to be explored. As we commented in the last article of last season, it was already expected that some cards that left Standard would enter the format, and this was confirmed even with one of our wishes: Lovestruck Beast became legal this season! This addition, plus a few bombs, made the first deck to win a
Season 22tournament to be a Mono-Green Stompy. That's right, the green color, which had been overshadowed by the others, was the champion deck right away: important new pieces like Steel Leaf Champion and Strangleroot Geist gave gas and closed the front line of this deck.
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, has proven to be very versatile by scrying useless cards, something that Mono-Red hardly could do until then.
Penny Kickoff, which marked the opening of the season; Control and heavy removal decks appeared in response and even combo decks that took advantage of a hole in the sideboards, as we now don't have an efficient way to exile graveyards. And we have some pretty good removals right now:
Analyzing the Statistics
Joku Friendshas, as the most interesting point being a deck without green that can ramp. With some variations like Mardu, Rakdos and the more common Grixis, the deck is basically composed of Planeswalkers, ramps (in red) and Land Destructions. As possibilities to stop the deck, we have Sacred ground and/or Lost Legacy, or even trying to somehow prevent it from getting the lands to use mass destruction with discards/counters while reducing its life total to zero.
Necrotic Ooze(3 tops in 4 participations),
Oops All Spells(5 tops in 6 participations) and, of course,
Goblins Combo, deck among the top 5 most used, Kickoff champion and with 66% utilization so far, also appearing among the top10 most affordable, costing on average only 2 tix. Another deck, with few representatives, but with a good percentage of victories and podiums, is Dimir Tempo. With the return of Brainstorm to the format plus Ponder which is still legal, and the new card Consider, we have 3 excellent ways for Delver of Secrets to flip easily. As news that should be on the radar for possible appearances, we have:
Penny Dreadful's Season 22 Decklists
Reference sites:-Official site of the format from which the results are extracted - PD Magic
*Only tournament data is counted, leagues are purged.-Price search site -CardHoarder and GoatBots