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Metagame post Oko-ban - What will the next tier1 metagame look like?

Decklists Standard 
By: andreliverod - 19 Nov 2019

After wiping all the illegal decks off our metagame pages we are left with three decks that stand out, in addition to these three we also had a lot of good performing decks in our Oko-banned Standard Tourneys, let us take a dive into our new deck options these coming weeks.

One of the main contenders for the new throne as a meta warping deck is Jeskai Fires. There has been a lot of talk about this deck and it comes in a lot of different variations.

Full metagame overview: https://aetherhub.com/Meta/Metagame/Standard

Jeskai Fires

Main 60 cards (22 distinct)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (16)
$1.51€1.110.14
$0.26€0.120.01
$0.75€0.450.11
$1.37€0.310.88
$1.50€0.910.31
$2.38€1.510.19
Creature (13)
$0.54€0.300.14
$6.02€3.753.21
$8.19€5.046.20
$0.990.46
Planeswalker (4)
$20.29€20.3154.90
Land (27)
$10.00€7.491.01
$14.23€11.542.45
$10.30€7.982.41
$1.55€1.260.04
$2.45€2.180.62
$0.20€0.040.01
$0.29€0.080.01
$0.20€0.050.01
$18.64€14.414.73
$1.99€1.650.60
Side 15 cards (11 distinct)
$26.9931.99
$0.37€0.170.03
$1.28€0.510.52
$0.75€0.620.10
$0.75€0.450.11
$0.15€0.070.02
$0.50€0.320.08
$2.20€0.590.20
$9.99€8.384.05
$13.99€13.8021.91
$5.09€4.930.97

Simulating MTG Arena Best of 1 starting hand
(Simplified, true algorithm in MTGA not revealed by Wizards yet)

The second contender for the top meta has to be Cauldron Familiarimage decks. While throwing cats into an oven might seem like a bizarre wincon, it works surprisingly well.

Mono B Saccgro

Main 60 cards (16 distinct)
Creature (27)
$3.31€3.300.38
$2.68€1.480.68
$0.25€0.140.01
$2.55€2.060.12
$7.51€5.655.16
$8.00€6.302.53
$0.33€0.150.01
$1.28€0.730.02
$8.99€7.482.50
$6.252.41
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (11)
$0.30€0.150.02
$1.05€0.780.10
$1.90€0.720.30
$0.40€0.150.01
Land (22)
$0.34€0.080.01
$4.16€2.070.99
Side 15 cards (8 distinct)
$2.55€2.060.12
$7.51€5.655.16
$6.252.41
$0.16€0.090.03
$0.20€0.120.02
$3.03€2.331.56
$1.90€0.720.30
$0.20€0.070.01

Simulating MTG Arena Best of 1 starting hand
(Simplified, true algorithm in MTGA not revealed by Wizards yet)

With the ban of Veil of Summerimage we will see a lot more control decks. This Azorious deck has delivered good results at Magicfest Lyon, Nagoya and also the Mythic Championship qualifier:

Azorius Control

Main 60 cards (19 distinct)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (23)
$1.13€0.650.08
$1.38€1.142.00
$1.99€1.361.34
$0.26€0.120.01
$0.99€0.560.42
$0.75€0.450.11
$0.35€0.190.02
$2.20€0.590.20
Planeswalker (4)
$20.29€20.3154.90
Creature (6)
$3.26
$26.9931.99
Land (27)
$10.30€7.982.41
$0.19€0.130.01
$1.00€0.600.48
$18.64€14.414.73
$1.99€1.650.60
Side 15 cards (10 distinct)
$1.25€1.380.90
$1.990.56
$1.22€0.790.09
$0.29€0.150.02
$0.15€0.070.02
$1.37€0.310.88
$0.23€0.090.01
$4.00€3.783.35

Simulating MTG Arena Best of 1 starting hand
(Simplified, true algorithm in MTGA not revealed by Wizards yet)

And do not forget to bring out your mono-red decks too, showing great results at the beginning of the meta just to be squished out by the Elk meta.

Red Deck Wins

Main 60 cards (14 distinct)
Creature (26)
$3.42€2.970.95
$1.50€0.871.23
$0.20€0.070.02
$2.57€1.600.10
$2.501.63
$1.63€1.400.11
$0.150.01
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (11)
$1.50€1.101.78
$2.96€2.610.14
$0.16€0.060.02
$0.25€0.090.01
Planeswalker (2)
$0.99€0.980.11
Land (21)
$0.20€0.040.01
$1.00€0.760.12
Side 15 cards (7 distinct)
$0.50€0.360.01
$1.50€1.101.78
$0.15€0.040.01
$0.21€0.100.01
$1.28€1.020.31
$0.38€0.130.01
$5.92€5.441.96

Simulating MTG Arena Best of 1 starting hand
(Simplified, true algorithm in MTGA not revealed by Wizards yet)

AetherHub Community - top-performing decks

Let us take a quick look at the top-performing decks of our tournaments, I will only highlight some of the top 8 decks in each tournament, since some, the other ones contained Once Upon a Timeimage or was similar to the above decks.


thenerdysteve took first in our First AetherHub Oko Banned tournament with an Adventure deck not playing Once Upon a Timeimage. The sideboard contains Veil of Summerimage so ignore those. He got in 7th in our second tournament too, showing this deck's persistence.

BG Adventure