This is probably the largest statistical dataset we have managed to jam into one article to date. Once Upon A Time is an odd hybrid of a Leyline and an Ancient Stirrings. This hybridization really complicates the effect and leaves a ton to be calculated. Today we will cover the odds of opening with one, drawing into one, finding lands, and finding creatures in various builds with Once Upon A Time.
If you look beyond the Hog there were some truly exceptional deckbuilding choices featured among the Top 16. With Hogvine's overrepresentation in mind, today we are looking at the nine best pieces of technology that brought players to the top tables at Grand Prix Minneapolis.
I was not thrilled with the outcome as Scapeshift decks took up half of the Top 16 spots. However, I can always find something to love among the decklists. Today we are breaking down the hottest pieces of technology that the players utilized in their Top 8 runs.
I was very pleased to see the diversity at SCG Worcester but much of that appears to be gone in Denver. Among these homogenized results we see Mono-Blue, Mono-Red, and Elementals all fall by the way side. Let's try to make sense of Grand Prix Denver.
This was the first large Standard event to feature Magic 2020 and the London mulligan. These results were a wild ride with old archetypes getting new toys and some showing up for the first time. Today we will cover the best pieces of Magic 2020 technology that were featured in the Top 8 of SCG Worcester.
Magic 2020 is now legal and the race to rotation is on. As is typical for a core set it did not reinvent the format; core sets provide a skeleton for the coming Standard to be built upon. Our first peek at this updated Standard was SCG Worcester and today we are breaking down the Top 32 decklists.
Sixty-eight of the best players in the world battled it out in Standard via Magic Arena. Wizards was kind enough to give us the decklist of every player in the event. Today we are pulling that data together to see what decks stand above the rest in the final days before Magic 2020 and the London mulligan.
Who even knew there was a Standard GP this past weekend? This time they at least gave us the Top 16 decklists so we can aggregate the data for analysis. In the GP Kansas review I stated that UGx Ramp would likely be the deck to beat and boy was that an understatement. Let's break it down.
Since writing this article, Turjo AKA xcblaze used this list to take himself to Top 1000 Mythic on Arena. This deck may not receive the fanfare it did pre-WAR but it is certainly still viable. Better yet, it is the cheapest tier deck in Standard currently. Today Turjo presents his build, his reasoning, and advice to succeed with Mono-Blue Tempo.
This will be the last set added before rotation so get settled in. Today we will be focusing on the Top 8 decklists and the technology they utilized. These are the deck building choices, some new and some old, from the most successful players at Grand Prix Kansas City.