October 2021 Arena Open Day 2 Standard Decklists

The Arena Open - Day 2

The second day of the Arena Open has concluded! Players had the chance to win up to $2000 USD in cash prizes for reaching 7 wins before 2 losses (or $1000 USD with 6 wins) in best-of-three (BO3) Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Standard. For this article, we will be changing the format slightly from previous iterations.

We will sample a deck from different archetypes that saw success in the tournament and list them all at the end. This is partly due to the lack of diversity leading up to the release of Innistrad: Crimson Vow in less than a month.


Mono White

Mono White Aggro (7-1)
by Terence
Standard
Aggro
best of 3
4 mythic
44 rare
12 uncommon
0 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Fateful Absence
$11.98
Artifacts (4)
2
Portable Hole
$3.98
Lands (23)
4
Faceless Haven
$29.96
60 Cards
$186.36
15 Cards
$63.71

Magic Pro League’s Rei Sato was one of many players that stuck with Mono White for the second day to win the maximum $2000 prize. Packing strong interactive spells and creatures to exile the opponent’s hand and board, it looks to be the one of the three pillars of Standard, with Mono Green and Izzet, at least for another month until Crimson Vow is released.


Mono Green

Mono Green Aggro (7-1)
by Terence
Standard
Aggro
best of 3
4 mythic
47 rare
4 uncommon
5 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
2
Wrenn and Seven
$51.98
Creatures (18)
4
Kazandu Mammoth
$1.00
2
Primal Adversary
$13.98
Instants (3)
1
Snakeskin Veil
$1.29
Sorceries (4)
4
Blizzard Brawl
$1.00
Artifacts (4)
4
Esika's Chariot
$15.96
Enchantments (5)
4
Ranger Class
$47.96
1
Unnatural Growth
$10.99
Lands (24)
4
Faceless Haven
$29.96
60 Cards
$258.82
Sideboard
1
Froghemoth
$2.29
3
Snakeskin Veil
$3.87
2
Tangletrap
$0.50
15 Cards
$34.39

Mono Green is is fighting for its share of the pie in the Standard metagame along with Mono White, with the benefits of larger creatures and great offensive and defensive spells such as Blizzard Brawl and Snakeskin Veil.


Izzet

Izzet Epiphany (7-1)
by Terence
Standard
Control
best of 3
7 mythic
28 rare
20 uncommon
5 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (2)
Instants (24)
3
Fading Hope
$0.75
1
Burning Hands
$0.35
3
Divide by Zero
$0.75
2
Demon Bolt
$0.50
1
Prismari Command
$13.99
2
Memory Deluge
$31.98
Sorceries (10)
Enchantments (2)
Lands (22)
6
Island
$1.50
6
Mountain
$1.50
2
Field of Ruin
$0.50
2
Frostboil Snarl
$6.98
60 Cards
$211.8
15 Cards
$45.75
Izzet Dragons (7-1)
by Terence
Standard
Control
best of 3
11 mythic
29 rare
15 uncommon
5 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (8)
4
Smoldering Egg
$25.96
4
Goldspan Dragon
$199.96
Instants (19)
1
Fading Hope
$0.25
1
Negate
$1.79
4
Dragon's Fire
$1.00
3
Divide by Zero
$0.75
1
Saw It Coming
$0.79
1
Prismari Command
$13.99
4
Memory Deluge
$63.96
Sorceries (13)
Lands (20)
7
Island
$1.75
4
Mountain
$1.00
3
Frostboil Snarl
$10.47
60 Cards
$494.02
Sideboard
1
Fading Hope
$0.25
2
Cinderclasm
$0.50
3
Burning Hands
$1.05
1
Test of Talents
$0.79
1
Heated Debate
$0.25
1
Prismari Command
$13.99
15 Cards
$54.83

World champion Yuta Takashashi does it again with Izzet Dragons, as well as other variations built around Alrund’s Epiphany.


Azorius Control

Azorius Control (7-0)
by Terence
Standard
Control
best of 3
2 mythic
30 rare
17 uncommon
12 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (4)
Instants (25)
1
Negate
$1.79
4
Revitalize
$1.96
1
Test of Talents
$0.79
2
Fateful Absence
$11.98
3
Dissipate
$0.75
4
Memory Deluge
$63.96
Sorceries (8)
3
Doomskar
$13.47
2
Emeria's Call
$11.98
Enchantments (2)
Lands (22)
3
Island
$0.75
3
Plains
$0.75
4
Field of Ruin
$1.00
4
Deserted Beach
$35.96
61 Cards
$196.65
15 Cards
$39.01
[TCS] Azorius Stadium - Arena open 7-1
by TeamTCS
Standard
Combo
best of 3
11 mythic
35 rare
11 uncommon
3 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (4)
Creatures (3)
Instants (17)
4
Fateful Absence
$23.96
4
Saw It Coming
$3.16
3
Memory Deluge
$47.97
Sorceries (11)
4
Doomskar
$17.96
3
Emeria's Call
$17.97
Artifacts (3)
Lands (22)
5
Island
$1.25
3
Plains
$0.75
4
Field of Ruin
$1.00
4
Deserted Beach
$35.96
60 Cards
$291.7
15 Cards
$39.83

Urlich, who popularized Mono Black Control, recommended a Mono Black variation deck prior to the event. Many players would have picked it up and found success, to combat the aggro and Izzet decks that are popular right now. Ken Yukuhiro also found success with Mono Black Zombies for a more aggressive build.


Temur Midrange

Temur Midrange (7-1)
by Terence
Standard
Midrange
best of 3
13 mythic
34 rare
4 uncommon
9 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
2
Wrenn and Seven
$51.98
Creatures (19)
4
Goldspan Dragon
$199.96
Instants (5)
2
Dragon's Fire
$0.50
3
Demon Bolt
$0.75
Sorceries (7)
Artifacts (4)
4
Esika's Chariot
$15.96
Lands (23)
1
Forest
$0.25
1
Island
$0.25
1
Mountain
$0.25
4
Rockfall Vale
$23.96
60 Cards
$503.22
Sideboard
2
Negate
$3.58
2
Burning Hands
$0.70
3
Ranger Class
$35.97
15 Cards
$59.81

Similar to Jean-Emmanuel Depraz’s World Championship deck, this version of Temur adds Alrund’s Epiphany to the mix to take a less aggressive stance but a better end game.


Selesnya Aggro

Selesnya Aggro (6-2)
by Terence
Standard
Aggro
best of 3
6 mythic
42 rare
7 uncommon
5 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (20)
4
Brutal Cathar
$5.96
1
Legion Angel
$0.79
Instants (10)
4
Snakeskin Veil
$5.16
4
Sejiri Shelter
$2.76
Sorceries (2)
2
Emeria's Call
$11.98
Artifacts (4)
2
Portable Hole
$3.98
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
$47.96
Lands (20)
4
Forest
$1.00
4
Plains
$1.00
60 Cards
$260.7
Sideboard
3
Legion Angel
$2.37
3
Tangletrap
$0.75
2
Portable Hole
$3.98
15 Cards
$49.63

Rivals League pro player Matthieu Avignon was extremely close to the maximum prize, but brought along a spicy aggro-combo deck to the high stakes event. Sejiri Shelter and Choose Your Weapon allows you to finish unexpecting opponents in a single turn, combined with your usual White-based aggro shell.


BO3 7 Win Standard Decklists

More decks will be added here as the event progresses, check back soon!

Terence

Korean gamer in Australia. Proud owner of the DotGG and its network of websites. I especially enjoy fantasy worlds, role-playing games, and collecting things! Favorite games include World of Warcraft, Magic: The Gathering, and League of Legends.