Standard Set Review: Dominaria United
08/30/22 0 comments
Dominaria United brings much new stuff and taking down old sets from the format, with this the entire Metagame is affected. Today, we'll analyze its effects on Standard!Edit Article
Dominate United and Standard
The best time to start in MagicDominaria United is coming, and with it the new Standard, also known as the best time of year to start playing Magic! With fewer sets to master and a whole new Metagame to explore, it's easier to bring new players into the hobby, so I welcome you if you're new here, and I hope this article helps to understand the game a bit deeper. Please don't hesitate to comment on the article with your questions and suggestions, it helps us bring more relevant content to readers. Now without further ado, let's get to the set analysis.
The SetThis set arrived demonstrating some possible archetypes, and old ones known to more experienced players, such as the ever-present Mono-Green and Mono-Red, but also archetypes that we haven't seen in a while, such as Izzet Spells. These early mono-color experiments are common, as we lose the Pathways' manabase, but naturally, we gain more decks of two or more colors as new sets add new lands to the format. Even so, we can expect to see decks in allied colors, especially on slower decks like Control and Midrange, as we will still have access to the Streets of New Capenna's Triomes. When analyzing cards by color, I'll comment on which decks, or archetypes, they will be able to see play in, whether it's decks that have survived rotation or new format.