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[Welcome to another round of Fact or Fiction! Todd Stevens and Conley Woods have weighed in on five pressing questions ahead of the release of Amonkhet! Don't forget to cast your vote for who made the better arguments at the end!]
1. Standard's metagame with Amonkhet will radically change even if nothing is banned.
Todd Stevens: Fact. Aether Revolt Standard finished with only three possible deck choices: Mardu Vehicles, Four-Color Saheeli, and Temur Dynavolt. Even if nothing is banned, this will radically change by Pro Tour Amonkhet. The addition of Magma Spray, coupled with the abundance of artifact removal, will drastically decrease the amount of Mardu Vehicles that sees play. The deck won't go away completely, but I expect it to have half of the metagame share that it currently has. I also see Dispossess being a huge blow to Temur Dynavolt, because that deck solely relied on Dynavolt Tower and Torrential Gearhulk to win games.
As far as Four-Color Saheeli goes, both Manglehorn and Trespasser's Curse will help previously fringe decks stand up to the arbitrarily large army of Cats. Although Amonkhet may not have a ton of obviously powerful cards that will force brand-new archetypes into the metagame, there are many quality role-players that will help old, forgotten decks resurface, and I'm expecting Amonkhet Standard to change drastically once the format has time to mature, like how B/G Delirium and Jeskai Saheeli were the only two decks at the beginning of Aether Revolt Standard but are basically nonexistent now.
Conley Woods: Fact. For a while now, Standard has been in a somewhat stagnant state with only a few true Tier 1 decks and then a lot of runners-up filling out below that. Because of this, even if just one new deck entered that Tier 1 status, I think that would qualify as a radical change. I personally believe we may see more than that based off the content of Amonkhet, specifically with control getting more tools than we might normally expect it to.
Of course, a set of bans will cause a larger shake-up on top of anything that evolves naturally and still might be necessary to arrive at the healthiest Standard possible. That said, I have faith in the deckbuilders out there and think that they can cause a stir with or without the aid of bans!