Day 2 Metagame Breakdown
All players with 18 points made Day 2, meaning 116 players would return to battle for a shot at the Top 8 of the Standard Open at #SCGDC. While R/W Aggro is the most represented deck on Day 2, with 14 copies advancing, there are 31 different archetypes still playing. Abzan Aggro and Jeskai Tokens tie for second with 13 copies each, though both decks have varying builds. Some Abzan Aggro decks resemble what Soldier+of+the+Pantheon and Fate Reforged mythic rare, Warden+of+the+First+Tree. The Jeskai Tokens deck are mixed, with some versions using Monastery+Mentor and Soulfire+Grand+Master, while most are sticking to the original builds with Seeker+of+the+Way and Goblin+Rabblemaster.
Midrange decks of the Mardu and Abzan persuasions are next up, with nine copies of Mardu Midrange and eight of Abzan Midrange. Jeskai Aggro decks like what Kevin Jones won the New Jersey Standard Open at the start of the new Standard season are next up with seven copies. The biggest breakout deck of the tournament is G/b Constellation, with six copies. Three of those are the builds Brad Nelson, Frontier+Siege and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon in mind. Meanwhile, Reid Duke’s G/b Constellation deck doesn’t have a single card from Fate Reforged.
R/W Heroic popped up with three copies, matching the same number of W/U Heroic decks in Day 2. Finally, the most shocking deck of the tournament was Temur Ascendancy Combo, with two players making Day 2 with it. Check out the deck tech with Joey Page Villainous+Wealth) – 1