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Over the last couple weeks, I’ve gotten a few private messages, here and there, from people asking for deck advice, cuts to make, etc. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to post here until now, due to someone temporarily banning me (with absolutely zero explanation). Awesome Move, whoever you are, No way that was an egotistical power trip!
Anyways, I’m back now and after having some time to play with all the decks, and digest the new format a little, Here is my take on the best decks…
I began by recording results of worst match-ups. Playing through the decks (and recording results) I started to look at which match-ups were statistically giving me the hardest time for each given deck. Then an interesting pattern arose:
- Jace worst match-up Chandra
- Nissa worst match-up Chandra
- Soren worst match-up Chandra
- Sarkhan worst match-up Chandra
- Chandra worst match-up Garruk
- Koth worst match-up Garruk
- Gideon worst match-up Soren
- G/U worst match-up Soren
- Tezzeret worst match-up Soren
- Garruk worst match-up Soren
With that said, the three best decks would be: Chandra, Garruk, Soren. These three decks also form a Rock, Paper, Scissors effect among themselves, which is probably the reason the game is so well-balanced.
I had initially suspected Chandra and Soren as being 2 of the 3 best decks when I first unlocked all the cards. Garruk, on the other hand, surprised me. Now Garruk may seem weak, in that he is the best choice against only 2 decks. But the fact that he beats Chandra is really significant. Also many of his other match-ups are pretty solid. I get the impression that when they set out to make this game, they really applied some thought in making Mono Green good this time around. I’m also predicting that when they do start hiding the opening deck selection (which they will), “Little kid Green” will emerge as a powerhouse player, and possibly even the statistical best deck.
This is entirely my opinion, based on my own observations and experiences…