Dimir Control had a surprisingly good weekend. But as Theros: Beyond Death (THB) spoilers continue to drop daily, the possibility of a Dimir self-mill archetype is becoming a reality. MTG Arena Zone is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Gerry Thompson January 14, 2020 January 16, 2020 This will be updated periodically throughout the week … I’ve seen a lot of people underestimate the strength of Elspeth, and I think that largely has to do with not seeing the Escape mechanic in action yet. MrSilverscythe 383 views. A planeswalker that is nearly impossible to get rid of permanently is extraordinarily strong. We are finally seeing strong white cards being printed into Standard, so maybe 2020 is the year of white? Theros: Beyond Death (THB) Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Arena Base Set (ANB) Historic. A Dimir Control build I brewed up for Theros: Beyond Death Arena Standard. Theros Beyond Death showcases three planeswalkers, and two stood out to me as Constructed playable. It’s difficult to make Heliod a powerful card in such a high-powered format. Theros Beyond Death is here and it’s time to start digging into which cards are going to be playable in each Constructed format. Theros Beyond Death is here and it’s time to start digging into which cards are going to be playable in each Constructed format. [Card]Polukranos, Unchained[/Card] is another powerful card that highlights the new Escape mechanic. MTG Arena Zone © 2020. Attention! This site is unaffiliated. Gruul Aggro had a solid week as always and has cemented itself as the best deck in the format. A 3/3 creature for two mana that can gain indestructible is no laughing matter as we know. DMCA requests | If you do, create a token that's a copy of that creature, except it's 1/1 and it's a Nightmare in addition to its other types. MTG Arena Free-to-Play Guide: How to Maximize Value on Your Account, Orzhov 8-Dancer: The New Tier 1 Monster in Historic, 4 Control Decks To Get You to Mythic for the November 2020 Ranked Season. I am very excited to see where all these new Theros cards take us in the various Constructed formats. Other people can view your private deck by using this url, Seems there are no cards in the Acquireboard. Theros has started putting the colour white on the right track to become a contender in Standard again. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. When it comes to Standard, this card could likely be added to Simic Flash as well as more currently undiscovered archetypes. Moving to Standard, [Card]Erebos, Black-Hearted[/Card] takes a spot in my Top 10 for slotting well into the already established archetype of Jund Sacrifice. In Standard, Uro slots into the Simic Ramp deck flawlessly — especially considering that [Card]Cavalier of Thorns[/Card] fuels the Escape mechanic for free . One weakness of this deck is the lack of board wipes (such as Ritual of Soot) in Theros, so be sure to make use of your spot removal as best as you can. Source. Plus, the current counter-suite in the format is just a little under-powered. Theros is very nostalgic for me, the original Theros was the first time I really started to look at Magic competitively. I might be a little biased on this one because I love Dimir colors, but I can see Ashiok having a significant impact in Standard. Ashiok, Nightmare Muse I will check out some recently officially spoiled cards from Theros: Beyond Death for the first time and I will give my initial thoughts and how many I would purchase (paper MTG, MTGO) or craft (MTG Arena).All of my thoughts and recommendations come with Standard in mind, I don't participate consistently in other formats. Theros: Beyond Death (THB) Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Arena Base Set (ANB) Historic. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC. Klothys definitely has the potential to push the Gruul Aggro archetype further than it has been during this Standard season because of her cheap mana cost, dealing two damage per turn and she’s relatively easy to turn into a creature because of her ability to ramp. MTG Arena Free-to-Play Guide: How to Maximize Value on Your Account, Orzhov 8-Dancer: The New Tier 1 Monster in Historic, 4 Control Decks To Get You to Mythic for the November 2020 Ranked Season. It wouldn’t be a Theros set if all of the most powerful cards were Gods, right? Give [Card]Walking Ballista[/Card] Lifelink with Heliod’s ability, remove a counter from [Card]Walking Ballista[/Card], gain a life and put a +1/+1 counter on [Card]Walking Ballista[/Card], then rinse and repeat. There are numerous cards that already stand out, but I will be going over my Top 10 Constructed cards for Theros. I’m skeptical that this combo will be very good in Modern outside of [Card]Devoted Druid[/Card] or [Card]Collected Company[/Card] decks. Last week was so much fun I am back for another round. ... Theros Beyond Death is unlike most sets in the past few years in that there aren’t really any niche decks based on build-around cards. It utilizes blue counterspells and black spot removal to control the game until you can safely drop your win conditions, Liliana, Dreadhorde General , Ashiok, Nightmare Muse , and Kiora Bests the Sea God . Both Titans seem very powerful, however [Card]Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath[/Card] takes the cake for me. A three mana [Card]Growth Spiral[/Card] that gains you three life and eventually turns into a 6/6 with the same ability can be back-breaking in multiple formats. Planeswalker You can effectively fight all of your opponent’s creatures until your Polukranos dies, then you can bring it back for its Escape cost — and then it’s a 12/12! Even the five colour Niv-Mizzet decks have started to incorporate Uro into their early game. I envision a Gruul Aggro deck utilizing powerful old cards like [Card]Embercleave[/Card] and [Card]Gruul Spellbreaker[/Card] alongside the new cards, including Klothys and Gallia of the Endless Dance. Dimir Control in Theros Beyond Death Standard! An additional sacrifice outlet, card advantage and the ability to kill creatures — Erebos has everything that a Jund Sacrifice players wants in a card. Simic colours have constantly gotten powerful cards printed in the last year, and Uro fits into many of those established archetypes flawlessly. Many of the cards seem powerful enough to break into eternal formats, as well as the potential to shake up the current Standard meta significantly. It utilizes blue counterspells and black spot removal to control the game until you can safely drop your win conditions, Remember how dominant Selesnya Tokens was in Standard with Gideon? Any upgrades to the current options are definitely something to take note of when it comes to control in Pioneer. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC. - Theros Beyond Death - Magic Arena gameplay Festasy. This final card choice may come as a surprise, as Selesyna has not been a serious contender in Standard since rotation, but [Card]Bronzehide Lion[/Card] does a nice [Card]Fleecemane Lion[/Card] impression at two mana. Naturally, I am very excited to return to this plane. Updated January 22, 2020. Discord Server | The first one is [Card]Elspeth, Sun’s Nemesis[/Card]. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. I’m a huge fan of two-card-combos like this that can exist in fair decks (unban [Card]Splinter Twin[/Card]), and I think this combo will likely see play in Pioneer. Theros is very nostalgic for me, the original Theros was the first time I really started to look at Magic competitively.