Arena Standard - Jeskai Superfriends

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Jeskai Superfriends seems to be well-positioned for the current meta with the release of [[Chandra, Awakened Inferno]] as an uncounterable top-end threat. I can't say too much more than "seems to be well-positioned," as I've only piloted it from Gold to Diamond thus far, but I've been able to consistently win going up against both Esper Control and Grixis Control, as well as most others.

The maindeck is mostly tailored against Esper, as obvious by the inclusion of [[Fry]] in the main. It doubles well against any Niccy B's that are dropped, as well, however. [[Shock]] and [[Lightning Strike]] fill out the spot removal and help to ping for any additional 'walker damage or hits to the face to augment Chandra's uptick.

I really think that [[Absorb]] is still underrated in the meta, even with [[Teferi, Time Raveler]] still being relevant, and including the hard-counter has definitely helped in a lot of match-ups. [[Dovin's Veto]], likewise, has also been an all-star in the control match-ups, from countering an on-curve 3feri to negating a potentially game-swinging [[Command the Dreadhorde]]. The lifegain is also helpful against the Red Aggro decks that just won't go away, and [[Revitalize]] also helps with those, plus the card draw.

I've included [[Expansion // Explosion]] for the additional utility, but I'm not sure how well it impacts games; I may end up cutting it.

[[Sarkhan the Masterless]] is in the main because, well, Superfriends. Top-end bomb that can end the game or create a good blocker, which can be doubly effective against any White Aggro or Vampire Aggro that pops up thanks to the 'walker's passive.

You can't make a Control deck in the blue and white colors without including the ever-present [[Teferi, Hero of Dominaria]] and the meta-defining [[Teferi, Time Raveler]]. The former I have yet to decide if I want 2 or 3 copies of, or even 4, but the latter receives a definite full suite in the main. Again... Meta-defining.

[[Cleansing Nova]] in the main for those wide boards and also for those pesky [[Immortal Sun]] side-ins. [[Deafening Clarion]] is present in the sideboard for the matchups where opponent wants to go wide quicker than Nova can account for.

The sideboard tries to shore up the weaknesses that may come at the deck. [[Lyra Dawnbringer]] for the pesky Red Aggro, [[Legion Warboss]] seems to shine in control matchups, a couple more counterspells with Veto and [[Disdainful Stroke]], again for the control matchups. [[Kykar, Wind's Fury]] is a fun card, but I can't say it's an effective side-in; I need to find something to replace it that can shore up the weaknesses better. Same situation with the Expansion in both the main and side.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave comments or feedback! Want to improve my build as best I can!


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Last Updated: 19 Jul 2019
Created: 15 Jul 2019
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Mainboard - 60 cards (23 distinct)

Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (21)
Land (26)
Planeswalker (13)

Sideboard - 15 cards (9 distinct)


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Main/Sideboard Rarity Count
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2 2 7 4 0