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This thread is to discuss and refer to other discussion of meta decks.

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Post by hoser2 » 1 month ago

Of late, I have found yoman5's work to be informative, up-to-date and outspoken. The latest article at Tcgplayer is no exception.

Partly this is an icebreaker. Please refer other views of the meta, your own views or both.

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Emma Handy surveys the standard field in a comprehensive, analytical and less judgemental way here.

Nick Prince also looks at MTGO results in his overview here before focusing on aggro.

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Post by hoser2 » 1 month ago

I am editing this post to be competitive meta information for the week of 10/7-11/2019.

Another dense post by yoman5 here. Enjoy!

Brian Braun-Duin combines information and a unique dry wit at TCGPlayer.

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Post by hoser2 » 1 month ago

Another Golos Field meta review by Yoman5 here.

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Post by hoser2 » 4 weeks ago

Competitive Meta Information 10/20-26/2019:
  • MTGGoldfish does an MCV matchup breakdown here with the following bottom line:
    Out of decks with a meaningful number of players at the start of the tournament, by far the two biggest winners were Bant Food and Bant Ramp.
    The relevance hangs on what happens with the Ban announcement tomorrow.
  • Frank Karsten does his own MCV breakdown here.
  • Yoman5 does a thoughtful, outspoken look at Standard in the wake of the banning.
  • Nick Prince takes on the format in a somewhat complementary overlapping review.

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Post by hoser2 » 1 week ago

Emma Handy discusses Food and its alternatives at Star City.

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Post by hoser2 » 1 week ago

Mythic Championship VI was dominated by GUx Food decks. 69% Oko decks going in leading to 75% top 8 representation and all four semifinalists. SaffronOlive does a matchup breakdown. While Sultai Sacrifice did the best in a small sample, it also featured Oko as a 4-of. Simic Food did best of the major decks at 53%. In favor of diversity, the adventure decks and the other sacrifice decks were close, but it's hard to get too excited about them when, in the words of SaffronOlive,
...no non-Oko deck was good at Mythic Championship IV (sic). Selesnya Adventures was the best of the bunch but it only posted a 50% win rate overall while only winning 47% against Sultai Food. No other major archetype managed to win 50% of the time.
Frank Karsten did a similar breakdown on the mothership, highlighting a number of decks including Jund Sacrifice and Rakdos Knights. In my perusal, Gruul Adventure (65% vs Food and 71% vs non-Food winrates!) and Temur Planeswalkers (75% winrate vs Food!) seemed intriguing in a small sample size way.

Another review of the Mythic Championships by Gapollard1 on Aetherhub.

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Post by Ryder » 1 week ago

Good, Oko looks ripe for the banhammer.

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