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clayperce on SCG Atlanta Results - What ...

3 weeks ago

So the first major tournament of the season is in the books now, and I'm wondering what it all means ...

There were 5 Mardu Vehicle decks in the Top 8, but I'm not sure that really means anything. Folks had only a couple days to test since the Felidar Guardian ban, so it makes sense lots of people decided to play a strong tuned deck they already knew how to pilot vs. a potentially strong but untuned deck they were not as familiar with.

To figure out what decks are going to rock the world moving forward, I like looking at the Day 2 metagame percentage vs. Top 32 results:

Overperformers:

  • Mardu Vehicles: 24% of Day 2 metagame → 34% of Top 32 (incl Top 8)
  • Temur Aetherworks: 3% → 9%
  • B/W Zombies: 1% → 3%
  • Mono-Black Aggro: 1% → 3% (incl Top 8)
  • Mono-Black Zombies: 1% → 3%
  • U/R Thermo-Alchemist: 1% → 3%

Performed about as expected:

  • Jeskai Control: 5% of Day 2 metagame → 6% of Top 32
  • B/G Energy: 3% → 3%
  • G/R Energy: 3% → 3%
  • Sultai Control: 3% → 3%
  • U/R Emerge: 3% → 3%
  • W/R Humans: 3% → 3% (incl Top 8)
  • B/G Delirium: 12% → 13% (incl Top 8)

Underperformed a little (but still made Top 32):

  • G/B Aggro: 4% of Day 2 metagame → 3% of Top 32
  • G/W Tokens: 5% → 3%
  • U/R Control: 6% → 3%

Underperformed (though hard to say for sure, since the sample size is pretty small):

  • B/R Eldrazi: 3% of Day 2 metagame → 0 decks in Top 32
  • Bant Aetherworks: 3% → 0
  • G/R Monsters: 3% → 0
  • Sultai Delirium: 3% → 0

Your thoughts?

clayperce on Your favorite phrase in Magic?

4 weeks ago

Is it "Island. Go."?

Or maybe "Swing with all"?

Lately, mine is probably "Destroy target Land" (yes, I've become that guy).

What's yours?