Community MSE Standard Primer

Sun, 2016-06-05 12:35
Guitarweeps
Friendly MSE Designer
Guitarweeps's picture

Alright so here is a quick primer for potential decks that could be a thing in MSE Standard. MSE Pro Tour Ashura will be kicking off within a few weeks so it is time to get your decks ready! Testing has shown Black/green mana symbol control to be a powerful archtype so I am going to show you some alternative strategies. I will talk a little bit about the strategy and show a few cards that could help the deck and leave the rest up to you! Of course this is in no way an all encompassing list and there are many other decks that could be built in the format. Without further ado:

Lurking


Lurking allows you to play the card if you are searching your library much like Panglacial Wurm. This seems like the most busted thing to come from The Eldrazi Imprisonment. Every Evolving Wilds now becomes a spell! Although it does require a lot of searching effects to make it a deck.




Allies
I would love to see an allies strategy that works. Unfortunately it only has one set of support but I think there are enough in two/three colors that it could work. Here are the best reasons to play allies:




Masterblade
A riff off stoneblade; while we don’t have the Swords and Batterskull there are some powerful options here. Krynta, Blade of Ruination is a powerful equipment. We even have the infamous sword wielding hawk!




Mill
Run of the mill get rid of your opponent’s library. There are a lot of good control and mill options to choose from and even some overlap. Beware that the Eldrazi are in the format and do shuffle back in though…





Goblins
Technically there may not be enough goblins to have a dedicated goblins deck but you don’t really need that many. You just need Glebgal and to threaten you have Vondarian Raiders in hand (could be a Mountain but you opponent doesn’t know that!); this will be enough to give your opponent pause to remove your threats. Add in some other fast beaters and the Gladiator and you have a deck that is hard to deal with in time.





Ramp
We have Eldrazi here so it only seems right to try and ramp up to cast one! There are some decent big ramp spells and some great payoff beaters. While the Eldrazi titans of this set lack protection, Kozilek still wrecks their hand which gives greater chance to let it survive for a critical attack.




Cheatyface
Why cast Eldrazi when you can cheat! The format offers a number of options to cheat out some huge Eldrazi or other beaters. Some of them even still cast the spell netting you the bonus!






Dredge
There are many ways to use the graveyard as an additional resource. Between guide, reanimation, and our favorite witness there are many ways to outgrind your opponent.




Supervillians
Until the next set comes out there are no monored or monowhite walkers and Black/green mana symbol get quite a few, most of which sport removal too. Combined with great ways to get your walkers it might be time to form your team. This is one of the reasons that Black/green mana symbol control has so much power behind it.





White Weenie
Love to overwhelm your opponent with little beaters? White weenie has some great cards to build around.





Control Flash
Maintain control of the board and flash in threats to keep your opponent guessing what your next move is.




Obviously there are many other archtypes and decks you could make. These are meant to give you some ideas to build off of. Feel free to post any cards that you are excited about building around!

Check out my updated set hub.

Fri, 2016-06-17 19:50
WindyDelcarlo
Administrator - MSE Add-On Award
WindyDelcarlo's picture

Monored or monowhite Planeswalkers, right? Not creatures?

Fri, 2016-06-17 20:42
Guitarweeps
Friendly MSE Designer
Guitarweeps's picture

Yeah what I say?

EDIT: Fixed

Check out my updated set hub.

Fri, 2016-06-17 20:56
ColinBeck
ColinBeck's picture

My deck for the other tourney is a w/b recursion weenie thingie.

I'm wearing my optimistic trousers today!

Fri, 2016-06-17 21:05
Guitarweeps
Friendly MSE Designer
Guitarweeps's picture

Other tourney? You mean Sakon Standard?

Check out my updated set hub.

Fri, 2016-06-17 21:09
ColinBeck
ColinBeck's picture

Yeah that. Those sets are in official standard right? I know there are far more in this

I'm wearing my optimistic trousers today!

Fri, 2016-06-17 22:13
WindyDelcarlo
Administrator - MSE Add-On Award
WindyDelcarlo's picture

Nope, that's MSE Modern. This is the community standard, so it's community sets