Metagame of the week (CW 28) Standard (T2)

Written by JohnnyBravo on July 17, 2012

Hello and welcome back to the third edition of

Metagame of the week

Here you can check the first from June 25 to July 1 June 25th to July 1st
Here you can check the second from July 2nd to July 8th

First of all, I’d like to thank CMA-Flippi for giving me the opportunity to publish my work in the articles of this site. I'm very honored. And I am happy if these data I decided to collect and then share with all users of the site, can help someone.

Here we go; that’s the week from July 9 to July 15, have been played 25 Tourneys, 2 Trials and 1 Master, for a total of 369 decks. Decks were arranged in order of attendance. At the end you can find a short Metagame analysis made by me, an observation on Metagame changes compared with last week considering the introduction of M13.

Naya Pod after two weeks always in Tier 1, finally conquers the podium of the most played deck (10.02%), although unfortunately lost a few percentage points in the win rate ranked third. If the former was a black Metagame that's certainly all green, as in the second and third place of attendance, we find the Mono Green Aggro, with a good win rate of 51.28%, and Infect, albeit with a slightly negative rate of 48.48%. The best version of infect, it is certainly the Mono Green.

Here's example decklists of the two popular approaches with Rancor:
Rancored Poison
Played by: romme86 | Record: 6-0-0
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Inkmoth Nexus
1 Cathedral of War
14 Forest
4 Glistener Elf
4 Ichorclaw Myr
3 Plague Myr
1 Blight Mamba
2 Rot Wolf
4 Rancor
4 Wild Defiance
4 Titanic Growth
4 Mutagenic Growth
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Apostle's Blessing
3 Ranger's Guile
4 Mental Misstep
3 Gut Shot
4 Beast Within
2 Viridian Corrupter
2 Contagion Clasp

Mono Green Aggro
Played by: darkwizard42 | Record: 5-0-0
Main Deck Sideboard
24 Forest
4 Strangleroot Geist
4 Dungrove Elder
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Llanowar Elves
3 Birds of Paradise
1 Viridian Corrupter
3 Wolfir Silverheart
3 Yeva, Nature's Herald
1 Acidic Slime
4 Green Sun's Zenith
1 Sword of War and Peace
4 Rancor
1 Sword of Body and Mind
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
1 Sword of War and Peace
1 Sword of Body and Mind
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
4 Revenge of the Hunted
3 Corrosive Gale
3 Ratchet Bomb
2 Naturalize

The Wolf Run has some good deck more than the last week, while the strong UW Delver falls further down in seventh place. On the other hand it is precisely at the podium with an excellent win rate of 66.66%. The Goblin seems to be the best version for mono red (50% win rate). And the dear zombies, even slipping from first to ninth. The good news came this week is the GW Aggro. A deck that tries to take full advantage of some of the best cards of the last set: Rancor, Thragtusk, Sublime Archangel, and Ajani.
So, I would say that the card of the week is definitely Rancor, which judging by the results it has all the qualities to be considered one of the best enchant creature in Magic: the Gathering.

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by darkwizard42 on 2012-07-17 14:50 CET

Thanks for featuring my list!

by JohnnyBravo on 2012-07-17 16:38 CET


by YiiiMTG on 2012-07-17 16:44 CET

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