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Kaladesh WR Vehicles

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

This past weekend marks the first large Magic: the Gathering Standard constructed tournament after the official release of the newest set, Kaladesh.  Heading into the Standard Open in Indianapolis it was pretty safe to assume the following :
• After rotation, the new standard would lean towards a more aggresive build, and
• The new Kaladesh theme of 'vehicles' would make a splash.

General assumptions were correct.  Day two of the SCG Indy saw a good number of Aggro builds of various flavours and Smuggler’s Copter could be seen on most game tables.  It would be useful to pop on over to see the Day 2 Metagame Breakdown By Nick Miller linked over here.  Here are the more popular successful lists - 

R/B Aggro – 17 decks
W/R Aggro – 10
B/G Delirium – 10
W/R Vehicles – 8
Bant Aggro – 6
G/W Aggro – 5
B/U Zombies – 5
Mardu Aggro – 5
G/W Tokens – 4
U/W Spirits – 4
U/W Control – 4

Here are the Top 8 players from the weekend - 

1st W/R Vehicles Chris VanMeter
2nd Grixis Emerge Zach Voss
3rd G/B Delirium Abe Schnake
4th R/B Aggro Jacob Hagen
5th W/R Humans Donovan Lachney
6th W/R Aggro Mike Kenney
7th W/R Vehicles Devin Koepke
8th W/R Vehicles Jacob Baugh

Look for the W/R Vehicles Deck Tech with Kent Ketter posted by Nick Miller to get a good look at how this emerging archetype works.  Here is Chris VanMeter's W/R Vehicles list which took first place -

Creatures (21)
4 Selfless Spirit
4 Thraben Inspector
4 Toolcraft Exemplar
4 Veteran Motorist
3 Depala, Pilot Exemplar
2 Pia Nalaar

Spells (15)
3 Fleetwheel Cruiser
4 Smuggler's Copter
2 Harnessed Lightning
2 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
4 Declaration in Stone

Lands (24)
6 Mountain
10 Plains
4 Inspiring Vantage
4 Needle Spires

3 Weaver of Lightning
4 Galvanic Bombardment
2 Skywhaler's Shot
4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

2 Fragmentize


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