Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,
As promised in earlier posts, we need to have a look at some new and amended decklists for standard constructed. To kick things off, we want to look at a slightly modified list for Blue / White (U/W) Heroic, which not that long ago had put up some decent results.
With the new set, Dragons of Tarkir, there are a number of interesting cards which may yet make the cut. New DTK cards such as the following -
• Artful Maneuver (1W +2/+2 instant with rebound)
• Glaring Aegis (W +1/+3 pump with eotb tap down aura)
• Center Soul (1W protection instant with rebound)
• Gleam of Authority (1W aura with conditional pump / activated bolster)
• Graceblade Artisan (2W 2/3 creature bumps +2/+2 for each attached aura)
• Pacifism (1W aura, threat lockdown)
It is of some interest that Joe Losset took a Jeskai (white / blue / red) Heroic build to 1st place at the SCG Open in Richmond just this last weekend. New cards in the decklist is 3x Center Soul and splashing red for 4x Temur Battle Rage (1R double strike instant with conditional trample on Ferocious). You can check out the list over here on SCG.
Here is are particular build for the record which is tailored to the local metagame and our own playstyle and will be evolving over the next several weeks. We do not suggest in any way that this may be a decent build but it did go 3 win 2 loss at the Friday Night Magic event at our local store, OMG! Games here in Barrie, Ontario.
4x Favored Hoplite
4x Battlewise Hoplite
4x Hero of Iroas
4x Heliod's Pilgrim
3x Graceblade Artisan
4x Aqueous Form
4x Ordeal of Thassa
4x Ordeal of Heliod
3x Stratus Walk
4x Gods Willing
4x Flooded Strand
4x Mana Confluence
3x Valorous Stance
3x Stubborn Denial
2x Banishing Light
The big change really is have a full book-set of Pacifism in the SB and with Hero of Iroas out, this now costs only one white to lock down a dangerous dragon. Graceblade Artisan may not be ideal synergy for the Ordeals as we like these to pop on the turn it is played but we will admit that Graceblade was a serious beat stick during some of our games.