PROTRADER: Breaking Down Standard

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We are currently facingĀ one of the most expensive Standard formats in Magic‘s history. As many writers1 have already pointed out, this is largely the fault of fetch lands, which have risen in both price and amount of use.

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10 thoughts on “PROTRADER: Breaking Down Standard”

  1. I find saying Dragonlord Ojutai a Cube stable quite the stretch. Azorious is ridiculously deep and unless you are playing very large Guilded sections/Cubes I cannot see it making the cut. I can see an argument for including its definitely good enough but is it better than the below, Cube playable yes, staple no.

    Detention Sphere
    Sphinxes Revelation
    Absorb
    Brago, King Eternal
    Azorius Charm
    Giest of St Traft
    Ojutai Command
    Dragonlord Ojutai
    Supreme Verdict
    Venser the Sojourner
    Narset Transendant

    These are off the top of my head and in a 450-540 list you are running around 5 of these how many others put the Dragonlord in these 5?

    1. I tend to have deeper multicolor sections in my cubes, but definitely a fair point to make. I think it will make most lists for a while, until the visibility of Dragons fades.

    2. I run a tight 360 unpowered Cube and Ojutai is just on the edge of making the cut, and maybe should even be in there. I run 4 Azourious cards: Geist, Sphinx’s Rev, Venser and Supreme Verdict.

  2. Great article. Wish I realized how ridiculous the two good commands were before they spiked. Need both for cube. Also crux of fate is from origins not fate reforged, therefore not in atandard.

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