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The Finals 2019 Top 16 Decklists and Metagame Breakdown

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The Finals 2019 is an invitation-only tournament held in Japan to determine the king of Standard at the end of the year. A total of 174 players attended, which includes Hall of Famers, past winners and players that won the qualifiers. The winner takes home 1 million Japanese Yen (about 9000 USD) as well as an invitation to the Players Tour held at Nagoya in 2020! You can also check out the MTG-JP coverage section for more information – please let us know if there is any incorrect information!

Top 16 Decklists

Jund Sacrifice proves to be one of the best decks to play in a tournament setting piloted by experienced players. The winning deck list features Status // Statue that can give Mayhem Devil deathtouch, which then allows it to kill any creature with just one damage and it is also a flexible removal spell that can target both Fires of Invention and Embercleave! It also has Incubation // Incongruity to dig for the creature it needs. Otherwise, the top 16 decks of the tournament shows the evidently strong archetypes of Standard at present with Azorius Control performing well.

Source: MTG-JP

Metagame Breakdown

Out of the 174 players, the top 7 archetypes of the tournament consisted of about 80% of the metagame. Click on the deck archetype links to see more decklists!

Deck ArchetypeNumber of Decks% of Decks
Jund Sacrifice3419.5%
Simic Flash2816.1%
Jeskai Fires2313.2%
Simic Ramp1910.9%
Gruul Aggro137.5%
Azorius Control116.3%
Rakdos Knights105.7%
Other3620.7%

The rest of the 20% under the “Other” category are as follows:

Deck ArchetypeNumber of Decks% of Decks
Golgari Adventures74.0%
Temur Adventures63.4%
Temur Reclamation31.7%
Selesnya Adventures31.7%
Esper Control21.1%
Izzet Flash21.1%
Mono Red Aggro21.1%
Bant Reclamation21.1%
Rakdos Sacrifice21.1%
Grixis Control10.6%
Jeskai Control10.6%
Temur Midrange10.6%
Sultai Ramp10.6%
Izzet Control10.6%
Dimir Control10.6%
Boros Aggro10.6%

Source: MTG-JP

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