My Top 5 Decks to Secure Top 1200 for the June 2021 Ranked Season

My Top 5 Decks to Secure Top 1200 for the June 2021 Ranked Season
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Hello everyone! Today I’m doing something slightly different and so endemic to how I play Arena I’m surprised I haven’t talked about it earlier, my deck selection for laddering. At the end of the month, a lot of players are looking to secure their spot in top 1200 for the season to qualify for the MCQ, but is that different from normal laddering?

To me, I think trying to climb as high as possible definitely requires a different approach to normal laddering. For a tournament, you’d always look for the deck that has the highest win rate. Although having a high win rate is important, that’s only one of the many factors that goes into how I select my decks specifically for climbing purposes. What are the criteria I look for? I’ll list them below in no specific order as they’re all important.

Win Rate

I already mentioned it so let’s get this out of the way. This is the most obvious of all the requirements as if a deck is struggling to get a win, there’s no point in selecting it. Again though, this isn’t the most important requirement as I’ll explain later, but you want a deck with a strong win rate...

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Robert "DoggertQBones" Lee is a streamer and high ranked Arena player. He has one GP Top 8 and pioneered popular archetypes like UB 8 Shark, UB Yorion, GW Company in Historic, and Temur Koma in Historic. Beyond Magic, his passions are writing and coaching! Join our community on Twitch and Discord.