Three Unique Standard Decks From the New Capenna Championship and How I Would Build Them

Three Unique Standard Decks From the New Capenna Championship and How I Would Build Them

Standard's meta is starting to solidify after the Set Championship, but PVDDR is looking at the sweeter decks from the Championship! What are the 3 unique decks that caught his eye and how would the best in the world go about building them?

The New Capenna championship was a tournament dominated by Midrange decks and Jeskai Dragon Storm - every single build in the top 8 belonged to one of these categories. That said, it was a split format tournament between Standard and Historic, and there were some interesting decks that did not make the top 8 that I believe might be worth examining. It's easy to get caught up just in the decks that performed the best, but for a single tournament, results will rarely tell you the full story of how good a deck is.

Izzet Calamity

Invoke Calamity Art by Svetlin Velinov

The first of these decks is Izzet Calamity, by Yuuki Ichikawa:

This deck is, similarly to the Jeskai Dragon Storm deck that I covered last week, a control/combo deck - it operates as a control deck sometimes (more so than the Jeskai deck, I think), but it has a combo finish. In this case, the combo is Invoke Calamity + Body of Research + Kazuul's Fury.

When you play Invoke Calamity, you can cast Body of Research from your hand or graveyard without paying its mana cost. This means you’ll get a 40/40-...


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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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