Ikoria Mythic Invitational Qualifier #2 Decklists – All 10 Win Decks Now Up!
The top 1200 Mythic players from the February ranked season were eligible to participate in today’s Ikoria Mythic Invitational Qualifier #2! All players who reach 10 wins before 2 losses qualify for the big $750,000 tournament, Mythic Invitational –
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths on May 14 to 17, 2020 Core Set 2021 on July 23 to 26, 2020 (event scheduling change due to COVID-19).
Similar to the Mythic Point Challenge held a few weeks ago, players also earn Mythic Points starting with their fifth win. They are used for getting on the Mythic Points leaderboard, which gives players an invitation to a future Mythic Invitational or the ability to participate in the qualifier events without having to grind the ladder for consistent performers in these events.
The tournament is not covered in an official capacity, but we have had numerous players stream their run as well as sharing their successful (or not so successful) results and decklists through social media platforms. Some even kindly included a sideboard guide! Below you will find the list of all published decks, sorted by the number of win record starting with the maximum 10. After that, we will then discuss the metagame and standout decks from the tournament.
Ikoria Mythic Invitational Qualifier #2 Decklists
Ikoria Mythic Invitational Qualifier #2 Metagame
The Standard metagame is quite diverse and is in a constant flux at the moment, where any deck can come out on top. Predicting the right deck and card choices at the right time is also a valuable skill to have for these competitive tournaments, which is different to the open ladder environment.
The top 20 players who reached the maximum 10 wins consisted of the following deck archetypes:
- 7 Jeskai Fires
- 4 Temur Reclamation
- 2 Bant Ramp
- 2 Mono Red Aggro
- 2 Sultai Ramp
- 1 Azorius Control
- 1 Rakdos Sacrifice
- 1 Simic Flash
We will have a look at the three standout decks that proved their success in this event and made the correct metagame call below. Click on the headings to go to the archetype page!
Jeskai Fires is a consistent, powerful deck that keeps showing results in tournaments despite receiving basically no new cards from Theros Beyond Death. With Azorius Control and Simic Flash basically pushed out of the metagame, it is even better positioned now. It can fend off aggro decks very well and puts slower opponents on a fast clock.
As for the decklists, Aether Gust is proving to be a card that deserves its spot in the maindeck, being very good against practically the entire metagame including the mirror match and slows down them down very well as you look to execute your gameplan. Heliod’s Intervention and even Disenchant were found as a single copy in some decks, which can target opposing Fires of Invention, Wilderness Reclamation, Embercleave and Witch’s Oven. The sideboard tech of going more aggressive by including Robber of the Rich and Legion Warboss is still being utilized.
Temur Reclamation is similar to Jeskai Fires in that it puts slower opponents on a clock and it is also favored against Rakdos Sacrifice. Having access to maindeck counterspells such as Aether Gust and Mystical Dispute also helps shore against its weaker matchups.
Sultai Ramp was the choice over the Bant version for some players, with Casualties of War being the key card once again. The 10 win deck by hamu featured four copies, as well as God-Eternal Kefnet (which we haven’t seen in competitive lists for a long time) to get extra value out of your spells.
We will update this page will more decklists as players post their decklists and the tournament wraps up. Magic Esports should also be publishing the results next week. In the meantime, please let us know on Twitter if you participated in this event and would like to share your deck and results!