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Standard Power Rankings – 6/28/21

This coming weekend is the final Magic League Weekend of the season and forever. Next week will be the final Standard Power Rankings of this format. Most likely, League Weekend will be the final major Standard tournament of this format as well, though I’m not 100 percent sure. Here are the penultimate Standard Power Rankings.

 

 

1. Naya Adventures

 

I still think this is the best deck in Standard right now. The deck is based around cheap Adventure creatures and of course Edgewall Innkeeper. Showdown of the Skalds is a great card and it really shines in the deck. Naya Adventures has continued to be popular and perform well, having a 61.7 percent win rate this week according to Untapped.gg from Platinum to Mythic.

 

2. Mono-Red Aggro


I’m moving Mono-Red up the Standard Power Rankings this week. This deck has the highest win rate on Untapped.gg from Platinum to Mythic at 66.1 percent, but also Sultai hasn’t been doing that well, and the win rate of Jeskai Mutate and the other big contenders haven’t been doing as well as Mono-Red has.

 

3. Sultai

 

Sultai has a 63 percent win rate from Platinum to Mythic on Untapped.gg and I really feel like it’s still one of the best decks and on my shortlist for something I’ll play in my upcoming event. The deck is just so strong and has good plans as well as the most powerful cards.

 

4. Jeskai Mutate

This deck has a 56.4 percent win rate on Untapped.gg this week in Platinum to Mythic, but when I was browsing the Standard tournaments that have happened recently on MTGMelee, it seems like the deck is still performing very well. The deck is powerful and I suspect it still hasn’t been mastered by as many people as some other decks.

 

5. Izzet Dragons

 

Izzet Dragons is one of the best control decks in Standard and arguably the best depending on which what you consider to be a control deck. Goldspan Dragon is just a great card, and Izzet has a great game plan of cheap removal, counters and a great top-end. Izzet had a 60.6 percent win rate in Platinum to Mythic according to Untapped.gg.

 

6. Temur

 

Temur Lukka has a good top-end in addition to the Adventure package. Lovestruck Beast is a great card against both of the top two decks, as is Bonecrusher Giant. Koma, Cosmos Serpent can get into play very quickly, and when that happens, it can cause a big problem for a lot of the other decks. Temur had a 63.3 percent win rate from Platinum to Mythic according to Untapped.gg.


7. Jeskai Cycling

 

I’ve said it before, but I think Jeskai is a deck that just waxes and wanes. In part, the deck is a little random, and also it does better and worse when people are more or less prepared. Jeskai had a good win rate at 62.2 percent from Platinum to Mythic, according to Untapped.gg, but had one of the lower numbers of matches played of the decks on this list.

 

8. Gruul

 

I’ve thought for a little while that Gruul tends to be a worse aggressive deck than Mono-Red and a worse Adventure deck than Temur or Naya. The Adventure package plus Embercleave is definitely strong, but I think I’d rather be Mono-Red if I’m interested in Embercleave. Gruul had a 63.7 percent win rate from Platinum to Mythic.

 

9. Rogues

 

Rogues has fallen in popularity enough that even if we check Bronze to Mythic for the week, there aren’t enough matches to produce a win rate for Rogues – you have to go all the way back to April to find it. Rogues went from being one of the most popular and best decks in Standard to the bottom of the Standard Power Rankings, I think largely due to the fact that red and aggressive decks have been on the rise.

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