Standard: Dominaria United's first week!
09/07/22 0 comments
Dominaria United is finally among us on digital platforms, and the Challenges brought the first taste of what we can expect from the new Standard!Edit Article
Saturday Standard Challenge
Black-Based Midrangeis extremely popular, which was expected since most of the base that composes it remained in the format, and Dominaria United brought a variety of high-quality cards, such as Evolved Sleeper and, of course, Liliana of the Veil.
Rakdos Midrange, which boils down to the most effective use of the best cards of that color combination. There is variance between late-game slots, but its core is made up of the following cards:
Rakdos AnvilOni-Cult Anvil alongside Experimental Synthesizer and The Meathook Massacre to have the inevitability of winning the game, 1 damage at a time.
Mono Black Midrange
Mono Black Midrangeis the archetype with the most consistency to cast Invoke Despair at the right time without relying too much on variance.
Orzhov MidrangeSerra Paragon into a value engine.
Jund MidrangeSoul of Windgrace.
Sunday Standard Challenge
Esper MidrangeLiliana of the Veil in seeking to mitigate the impact of her abilities on Midrange mirrors, something done with excellence through Resolute Reinforcements, Serra Paragon and especially Ao, the Dawn Sky — all of them punishing the opponent for giving the option to choose what to sacrifice with the Planeswalker's ability, and with the two-drops helping to protect the archetype's main threat, Raffine, Scheming Seer.
Mono Red Aggro
excellentanswer against Liliana of the Veil and 1-for-1 removals, as well as facilitating the recast of Phoenix Chick, with this one being another excellent response against the Planeswalker and Sorcery-Speed removals
Gruul AggroLlanowar Loamspeaker and Gala Greeters, the archetype can cast Defiler of Vigor early and, from there, transform its creatures into a mighty army.
Mono Black Aggro,
Mono White Aggro,
Four-Color Domain, but they didn't do any expressive results so far and likely need more refinement to compete in the current Metagame.