Standard: 10 Decks to play on the Dominaria United Season
21/09/22 0 comments
The new Standard is starting with everything! See 10 decks to get the season off to a good start, whether it's affordable or premium decks — there's something for everyone.Edit Article
Mono Red AggroIn virtually every format in every season there is a Mono Red Aggro playing, and this one will be no different. This deck is perfect for those who want quick games, whether to win or lose, as it has a lot of speed. As it's not exactly good at coming back from bad situations, Mono Red ends up following a plan that goes full speed ahead whenever possible. Its best matchups tend to be against Control, who will need time to set up, but it will struggle against Midrange — as they can start playing earlier than Control and still manage to hold the game long enough to turn the tables, giving Mono Red Aggro a lot of work, so the strategy here is to end the game as soon as possible.
Azorius AggroFor me, this is a good surprise of the season. Azorius decks are generally known for being control-focused, but this version plays on the opposite side of the spectrum and is extremely fast and aggressive.
Izzet DelverHere's a strategy I've personally been waiting to see in action, as Delver of Secrets was a staple the first time it was released and so far, hasn't made any impact since its reprint, but with the arrival of Dominaria United, some important pieces like Haughty Djinn and Tolarian Terror brought a new version to Standard.
Mono Black MidrangeAs soon as Liliana of the Veil was announced the format twisted around it, everyone is testing her in various strategies and the pure Mono Black, especially this Midrange version, is the one having the biggest presence in the Metagame currently.
Mono White AggroThe first one who "survived" the rotation on this list, and it really can be considered a survivor, as it manages to see play and had few additions — but one of them is quite interesting: Guardian of New Benalia because it manages to maintain the deck's breath while protecting your creatures in combat, and that's great for this creature-focused archetype.
Mono Green StompyWe started with the heavyweights of the format when it comes to rare cards: here are 37 rares or mythics to build the deck, 32 of which are in the maindeck, that is, more than half of the list is made up of rare cards. This Mono Green is very similar to one that I wrote a tech on the past season, if you want to get an idea of how this deck works I think it's worth taking a look at this article.
Rakdos MidrangeRakdos Midrange looks like Mono Black Midrange, but with two relevant additions: Bloodtithe Harvester and Fable of the Mirror-Breaker are two cards that together in play can give Rakdos tons of advantage over the Mono Black version. However, for it to work, you'll need an up to date manabase, so this can be a critical factor in choosing one version over another.
Naya ReanimatorThe most different proposal of all lists that I brought today, this is an excellent surprise to see at the current season. This deck is a kind of Control, although there are people who prefer to classify it as a Combo as the main objective is to use Invoke Justice to bring Titan of Industry or Sanctuary Warden from the graveyard to the battlefield, but you need to control the game until you can do it — so the line between the two archetypes gets a little blurry.