Historic: Post-Ban Decklists
10/22/21 0 comments
Today, we'll discuss Historic's recent bannings and take a look at what decks benefited from it the most and what the current Metagame prior to the Qualifier looks like!Edit Article
Regarding Historic's Banlist Update
Historic Post-Ban Decklist
Jund FoodLet's start with the main post-ban deck, Jund Food. We have the standard version with Jegantha, the Wellspring and a version without Jegantha to use The Meathook Massacre, Innistrad's new black sweeper that has a lot of synergy with the deck, draining 2 life every time we activate Cauldron Familiar + Witch's Oven. Yasharn, Impecable Earth, the card that kills Jund, and anything else on the other side of the board. It's the safest deck at the moment because it's good against aggro, format randomness and its main problem, the control decks, are outnumbered due to Lapse's suspension. Jund with Collected Company doesn't look any better than Jund Food at the moment because with less Jeskai in the field, more aggro are seeing play and the Food version is more resilient than the Company version. On a mirror match, the Food list can be rushed by the Company list, but we don't live in a world of Jund mirrors (yet).
Selesnya HumansSigarda, Champion of Light which buffs all of your human creatures, plus the card advantage of putting a human into your hand.
Jeskai OpusCensor, but I think the card is just bad, I prefer almost anything else instead. I'm testing a Lantern, 2 Fateful Absence and 1 Dovin's Veto in place of Lapse, and I've enjoyed it. Innistrad's white removal deals with any creature or planeswalker, focusing on creatures like Shifting Ceratops, which were too problematic for the deck, and others with 4 or more toughness that doesn't die to Lightning Helix or Anger of the Gods. Maybe it's time to use a copy of Wrath of God in the main deck, but I still have doubts, I prefer to rely on the combo of Mizzix, Gearhulk and Magma Opus. Another Innistrad addition that I'm testing and enjoying is Memory Deluge. It dodges discards well and wins grindy games, digging the necessary cards. However, without many control mirrors, 2 copies on 75 cards seem enough.
Sultai UltimatumEmergent Ultimatum, Alrund's Epiphany, Scholar of the Lost Trove and Final Parting so the game never goes back to the opponents.
Izzet PhoenixDelver of Secrets is a worsened version of Dragon's Rage Channeler. There is even a version of Izzet Delver, but I chose not to put it in the article so as not to mislead anyone into crafting the deck instead of Phoenix, which is an improved version of Izzet Delver.
Grixis LurrusDreadhorde Arcanist and Channeler. This blue Rakdos version doesn't suffer much for the mana base and adds two very synergistic cards, Expressive Iteration and Consider. The new and improved Opt clears the top all too well with Arcanist and Channeler, while Iteration is one of the best cards of recent years, giving more consistency to almost any deck. We have sideboard counterspells for control and 5c Niv.