Throne of Eldraine Preview Stream #Sponsored

Magic’s latest set is just over a week away, with the Prerelease taking place this weekend. As always, this is an exciting time for the MTG community, especially as, with the release of Throne of Eldraine, we will be hitting our annual rotation in Standard. What’s more, later today streamers and content creators the world over will be gearing up for the Throne of Eldraine Preview Stream. During this event, they will be checking out the new Limited format as well as trying out some brews inspired by the new set. Since I will be one of those lucky few to be given access to a free preview account (thanks to Wizards of the Coast), I thought I would give you all a sneak peek at some of the decks I’ll be trying out myself. 

Mono-Black Knights

Knights are definitely looking like the number one tribe coming out of Eldraine. With new additions in each of the five colours and some solid spells to support them, I would be surprised if I don’t run into one or two players testing the waters with this tribe during the event. However, while I can see a lot of people trying out two or three colour Knight decks, I think mono-black knights may be he  the way forward

Mono-black Knights is an aggro deck that relies on a low curve, slamming your opponents with a wall of steel they can’t easily stop. As well as the additions of the new adventuring knights, we also have access to Midnight Reaper as well as a pretty powerful anthem effect in the form of Icon of Ancestry. Top off the curve with Cavalier of Night and you have a deck that should be able to hold its own in the new meta.

Creatures (34)
Foulmire Knight
Knight of the Ebon Legion
Order of Midnight
Belle of the Brawl
Smitten Swordmaster
Murderous Rider
Blacklance Paragon
Midnight Reaper
Cavalier of Night

Spells (4)
Icon of Ancestry
Lands (22)
22 Swamp

Blue/Green Flash

Going into rotation already in a strong position, Blue/Green Flash is a deck that is sure to be doing some work over the next few months. Losing little to rotation, this deck will more than likely be the go-to brew for those players who just love to out-tempo their opponents with instant speed shenanigans.

The deck also gets some cool new toys in the form of Wildborn Preserver and Once Upon a Time. The Preserver not only gives the deck some protection against flyers, but is also a great mana sink, allowing you to pump up your creatures for some potential blowouts when it comes to the combat step. Once Upon a Time, on the other hand, is one of those spells that could prove to be just way too overpowered. Will it prove to be so in this deck? I certainly aim to find out.

Creatures (20)
Spectral Sailor
Wildborn Preserver
Brineborn Cutthroat
Frilled Mystic
Nightpack Ambusher

Spells (16)
Unsummon
Quench
Once Upon a Time
Sinister Sabotage
Lands (24)
Breeding Pool
Temple of Mystery
Thornwood Falls
Island
Forest

Mono-Red Calamity

You knew this was coming. While I enjoy playing a variety of different decks, I always come back to my favourite way of playing Magic, so of course, I wanted to see how RDW would look in Eldraine Standard. Unfortunately, as spoiler season came to a close, it appeared that my beloved deck wouldn’t be getting anything new to play with. Then I saw Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, and my heart leapt for joy.

Giving all your red sources an addition plus two damage is already a successfully proven strategy (see The Flame of Keld) but when you combine that with Cavalcade of Calamity and a bunch of one power creatures you can suddenly get to obscene levels of destructive power. Let’s say you play a turn one Scorch Spitter followed by a turn two Cavalcade of Calamity and a turn three Chandra’s Spitfire. Even if you don’t attack until you resolve a turn four Torbran, you will be still swinging in for a potential twenty-four damage. Now tell me that doesn’t sound like fun.

Creatures (25)
Scorch Spitter
Grim Initiate
Tin Street Dodger
Torch Courier
Chandra’s Spitfire
Legion Warboss
Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

Spells (14)
Shock
Cavalcade of Calamity
Heartfire
Chandra, Acolyte of Flame
Lands (21)
21 Mountain

And they’re just three of the decks I’ll be trying out over the next couple of days! There are still so many new and exciting decks I’ll be wanting to build over the course of the event, so if you want to see them in action, make sure you tune in. I’ll be streaming tonight from 7pm BST treading the waters of limited with Sealed and Draft, then after a short break to sleep, I’ll be back on Wednesday morning at 10am BST to go ham on future Standard. Make you tune in to twitch.tv/mtgtengu to not miss out.


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