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The Top Five Decks to Win the Standard Metagame Challenge

Want to crush the Standard Metagame Challenge this weekend? Find out what five decks PVDDR would use to win big this weekend and the cards he's been playing that most of the community have severely underrated!

At this point, Standard seems to be relatively consolidated as a midrange fest. Some Aggro decks can exist (Gruul, Mono Red and Mono Black come to mind), but they seem to be slightly worse than their midrange counterparts because the answers are too cheap and there’s too much incidental lifegain. Control decks are a much rarer sighting, and it just seems there’s too much for them to contend with between graveyard recursion, cheap Planeswalkers, and Sagas that present several threats.

As such...


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Paulo Vitor "PVDDR" Damo da Rosa has been a professional Magic: the Gathering player and writer for over 20 years. He was Player of the Year in 2017, World Champion in 2020, and is tied for most Top Finishes in history with 17. He will play whichever decks he thinks are the best, but his favorite style is aggro-control. Other than Magic, PV is also a fan of watching TV shows, reading fantasy novels and playing several other games such as Bridge, LoL, TFT, Storybook Brawl, Baldur's Gate 2 and Diablo 2.

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