(Manabases and sideboards in link)
SCG Open Cincinnati took place this weekend, and the hype machine was in full swing for the first tournament of Hour of Devastation Standard! Standard is looking both more diverse and even a little more budget-friendly than it has in literally years right now, in my humble opinion, and the format looks like it has plenty of room to grow in the next few months before rotation hits and we start again. Four-color control won the day against a field full of other, more traditional control decks and a large compliment of resilient aggro decks.
A big takeaway from the weekend is that there is room for any kind of deck in this format, with aggro, midrange, and control decks all represented in the field and securing solid finishes. Even looking at just the top 8 is a near-microcosm of the format at large, with all three major deck types present in multiples.
Dev examines each deck that finished in the top 8 so that we can best figure out how to proceed in the completely full standard format! Rejoice, because we’re pretty sure standard is good again!
*Check the comments section for the link to these decks. For some reason I can’t get it to post the link correctly in the description. Thanks and sorry!
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