Jeskai Winds Standard Deck Review
The Gaming Stadium Open Series featuring MTG Arena was held on August 10, and we will be reviewing a Jeskai deck played by Adam Gagan to a 10th place finish.
3 Sulfur Falls (DAR) 247 4 Favorable Winds (XLN) 56 4 Island (XLN) 265 4 Empyrean Eagle (M20) 208 4 Glacial Fortress (XLN) 255 4 Lightning Stormkin (M20) 213 4 Rally of Wings (WAR) 27 4 Spectral Sailor (M20) 76 4 Faerie Miscreant (M20) 58 4 Siren Stormtamer (XLN) 79 2 Curious Obsession (RIX) 35 4 Hallowed Fountain (RNA) 251 4 Steam Vents (GRN) 257 3 Sacred Foundry (GRN) 254 2 Adeliz, the Cinder Wind (DAR) 190 2 Pteramander (RNA) 47 3 Hanged Executioner (M20) 22 1 Chance for Glory (GRN) 159 1 Spell Pierce (XLN) 81 1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty (DAR) 35 2 Cerulean Drake (M20) 53 2 Flame Sweep (M20) 139 3 Teferi, Time Raveler (WAR) 221 2 Dovin's Veto (WAR) 193 1 Ixalan's Binding (XLN) 17 1 Settle the Wreckage (XLN) 34 2 Deputy of Detention (RNA) 165
The deck is an interesting mash up of the the Azorius Flyers build and Mono Blue Tempo. You are on the aggressive strategy primarily but can also have tempo plays by leaving mana up to protect your creatures via Rally of Wings and other counterspells after sideboarding. Chance for Glory is an interesting inclusion as it can provide indestructibility as well as an extra combat step to finish off your opponent.
The deck’s advantage is cheap to build, and is not impacted too much by rotation. It is also pretty consistent in what it does. As a downside it can lack the raw power compared to other decks in Standard.