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MagicFest Portland 2019 Top 8 Decklists and Metagame Breakdown

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Photo via ChannelFireball

The final Grand Prix of 2019 was held in Portland, with 510 players attended to compete in best-of-three Standard matches. There was also another Standard tournament – The Finals 2019 – held in Japan yesterday, so be sure to check that out as well!

Top 8 Decklists

Jund Sacrifice did not make its way to the top 8 here, despite its share of the metagame (see below for the breakdowns). The notable rogue deck here is Golgari Midrange by Felix Sloo which does not feature any of the sacrifice and food package! He attributes Leyline Prowler as one of his cards of the weekend.

Source: ChannelFireball – this spreadsheet has links to all the decks of the tournament.

Metagame Breakdown

Among the 510 players, the top 13 archetypes of the tournament consisted of about 80% of the metagame. Click on the deck archetype links to see more decklists!

Deck Archetype% Day 1% Day 2
Jund Sacrifice18.5%12%
Jeskai Fires13.7%15%
Simic Flash11.2%11%
Golgari Adventures7.8%9%
Rakdos Knights5.8%8%
Simic Ramp5%8%
Gruul Adventures4.6%8%
Izzet Flash3.6%5%
Mono Red Aggro2.8%2%
Rakdos Sacrifice2.6%3%
Azorius Control2.2%4%
Temur Reclamation1.8%3%
Temur Adventures1.4%3%
Other19%9%
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Source: @ChannelFireball

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