The eighth Decathlon event is Traditional (Best of Three or Bo3) Explorer! Here’s everything you need to know about this event, rewards and sample decklists from the community that achieved the maximum 7 wins.
- Duration: January 10, 2023 @ 8:00 AM PST to January 13, 2023 @ 8:00 AM PST
- Format: Explorer
- Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
- Ends After: 5 wins or 2 losses, whichever comes first
- Match Structure: Best-of-three matches (BO3)
|5 wins||4,000 Gold + Decathlon token|
|4 wins||3 packs|
|2-3 wins||2 packs|
|1 Win||1 pack|
|0 wins||No rewards|
|Entry Reward||Bronze Sundering Titan Sleeve|
Packs awarded during Decathlon events can be from sets legal in Standard and Historic.
- Standard main set: 40%
- Non-Standard main set pack: 40%
- Alchemy set – 10%
- Mythic pack: 10%
You can enter the Decathlon events as many times as you want, but you can only get one decathlon token from each event. You also need to get three different tokens to be able to enter the finals so make plans to play other events if you want to get your hands on some of those sweet finals prizes.
Best Explorer Decks
The most obvious place to start for this event would be the meta tier list that was just updated! That should give you a good idea of what the best decks are, and generally speaking, those are the ones I would lean towards.
That being said, if you want some suggestions on what you may want to use and why, I’ll provide a few if you’re on the fence!
The Best Deck
If you just want the pure best deck, it has to be Mono Blue Spirits. The deck has everything you want between speed and interactivity, so it’s deservedly the best deck.
The Best Aggro Deck
If you’re in the market for some quick games and not too many tough decisions, Mono White Humans is an excellent choice.
The Best Anti-Meta Deck
Explorer is extremely fair right now with most decks having a pretty big emphasis on creatures, two elements that Angels can take advantage of!
While I don’t believe this deck is Tier 1, it has been performing quite well as of late and may be better positioned than most give it credit for. If you’re looking for something different, this might be it!