One week in and Guilds of Ravnica has wasted no time delivering on a radically different format. So far, it would seem the format is built around four main styles of play, depending on your base color:
- Red - The most popular "good deck" on week one.
- Blue - Five different styles of blue control put up strong finishes, not to mention a couple copies of Mono-Blue Aggro.
- White - While not as popular as the base red and base blue decks, both the SCG Columbus Open and SCG Standard Classic champion played base white decks that stand poised to make big moves this week.
- Green - Technically, Selesyna is at least 50% green as well, but even beyond Tokens, Mono-Green and Golgari (sometimes splashing blue or white) both had respectable finishes and are a little bit of a wild card going forward.
Black hasn't really been a base color so far, but it's far and away the most popular support color for blue control, as well as being a popular choice to pair with green (my theory is that Watery Grave and Overgrown Tomb are clues for explaining this phenomenon).
Here's a quick snapshot of the top tables metagame for the events. Given the team nature of SCG Columbus, these results are not weighted by finish.