The Arena Open – Day 1 – 7 Win Decklists
The first day of the inaugural Arena Open tournament is now underway! Players who reach 7 wins before 3 losses in a best-of-one Standard format will receive a token to compete in the second day of the tournament for their chance to win up to $2000 USD in cash prizes. At long last, we finally get to see the great minds of Magic: The Gathering give their takes on BO1 in a more competitive setting. How did everybody tune their decklists? Were there any standout archetypes? Although Standard will likely be receiving a potentially huge shakeup on June 1 with the banned and restricted announcement, we can still learn a lot from the decks below. Be sure to follow and tag us on Twitter at @mtgazone to submit your decklist!
Check out all the decks from day 2 – best-of-three Standard!
We’ve made our recommendations earlier on, and as expected Jeskai Lukka and Winota decks look to be the most popular decks going early into the tournament. Jeskai Lukka decks have been tuned to be more controlling with more sweepers such as Deafening Clarion and Shatter the Sky to beat aggro and Winota decks more consistently. Winota decks look to be the next most popular archetype, which rely on the high rolls that come with turn one mana acceleration via Arboreal Grazer and Gilded Goose, as well as additional access to Winota via Neoform. We are even seeing decks pack in Redcap Melee just to combat Winota, highlighting the card’s issue even further leading up to the ban announcement.
Of course, there are also other successful decks which you will find below, such as decks that make use of Fae of Wishes and are consistent and linear, perfect for BO1 play. We will continue to add decks as we find them, so check back often if you are pondering what to play!