Several new cards have been confirmed as reprints in M14 on mtgsalvation.com that might seem a little odd, such as Darksteel Forge. The MTG rumor mill also suggests that Millstone (see what we did there?) and Duress are being reprinted.
Do you believe that these cards will actually be reprinted? Does this mean that there will be lots of artifacts in the upcoming sets? Is Thoughtseize never going to be reprinted?
Congratulations to Christian Trudel, winner of our most recent Invitational Qualifier! Piloting a classic Jund list, he was able to secure himself a spot for our Season 5 Invitational Tournament this November!
Top 8 deck lists will be going up on ManaDeprived.com soon! We’ll also post Christian’s winning deck list later today for any players who want to get deck ideas for upcoming tournaments!
There are tons of larger Standard events happening this weekend, including GP Miami, Canadian PTQs in Ottawa and Victoria, B.C., an online PTQ, and our GPT for Calgary, among others.
Need deck ideas? We can get a general idea of the current metagame by looking at the decks that have been doing well on Magic Online. Take a look at some of the winning Standard deck lists here (scroll down to “Event Coverage” on the right-hand side):
It seems that the most popular (and most successful) online Standard decks from this past week are Unburial Rites and UWR Control decks, while Aristocrats, Naya Blitz, and Bant Auras are all falling off the grid.
Are these results indicative of the current Standard metagame? What events are you playing this weekend, what deck did you choose to play, and why?
Shadowborn Demon is one of the more exciting cards spoiled from M14 so far. It’ll likely be good in Standard, Commander, and maybe even Modern. He’s definitely a good Birthing Pod target. We know some players who’d love to put him in their Karador decks.