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Standard Power Rankings – 8/30/21

Another week in the books, one week closer to rotation. Standard has remained unpopular, with the data from this week only containing enough matches to have four decks listed from Platinum to Mythic on Untapped.gg. For today’s data though, we’ll be using the best performing deck lists. Next weekend are the MPL and Rivals Gauntlets, which will likely be the last major tournament, and after which will likely be the last update for these Standard Power Rankings until rotation.

 

 

1. Naya Winota

 

This deck has been the deck to beat in Standard for a while now. It had a great showing in the Challenger Gauntlet and has continued to do extremely well on the ladder. Winota is a great card and is often a one-card kill in combination with a wide board or a previously cast Esika’s Chariot, allowing three attackers and three Winota triggers. Winota had a 63.7 percent win rate this week from Platinum to Mythic on Untapped.gg.


2. Naya Adventures

 

This was the best performing deck in the Challenger’s Gauntlet, played by some of the strongest players in the tournament. The deck relies on card advantage from Showdown of the Skalds and Edgewall Innkeeper, which is a good place to be. Naya Adventures had a 63.3 percent win rate this week from Platinum to Mythic on Untapped.gg.

 

3. Gruul Magda

 

Another adventure deck, Gruul Magda has a good and aggressive game plan, with the top-end of Embercleave, Esika’s Chariot and Goldspan Dragon. Like Naya, the deck revolves around Edgewall Innkeeper and the power of the Adventure creatures, especially Bonecrusher Giant. Gruul had a 64.8 percent win rate this week from Platinum to Mythic according to Untapped.gg.

 

4. Sultai

 

Sultai has been one of the best decks in Standard for a long time. It’s the fourth and final deck that was actually popular enough to be ranked from Platinum to Mythic this week. Sultai has such a strong game plan that it would probably be impossible to design a metagame where it wasn’t a reasonable choice. Sultai’s win rate this week was 60.6 percent according to Untapped.gg, from Platinum to Mythic.


5. Temur Lukka

 

Another Adventure deck, third verse, same as the first – Edgewall Innkeeper and Adventure creatures. This deck has blue which gives it access to a bit more reactive counters as well as Brazen Borrower. It also allows the combo of Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast plus Koma, Cosmos Serpent by including a bunch of three-mana creature and nothing else between three and seven. Temur has won 63.8 percent of its matches over the past six weeks from Platinum to Mythic according to Untapped.gg.

 

6. Rogues

 

Rogues is another deck that’s getting a lifetime achievement award basically. The deck is lean, fast and tempo-oriented. Its threats are cheap and efficient, as are the answers. Lurrus of the Dream-Den is a tremendous companion, easily able to swing a game or finish off a game. Into the Story is amazing card draw, which most decks can’t interact with. Rogues has a 60.3 percent win rate in the past six weeks from Platinum to Mythic on Untapped.gg.

 

7. Mono-Red

 

The final deck on the rankings this week, Mono-Red has sort of stuck around for a while but hasn’t been that popular lately. It’s the fastest Embercleave deck and Anax, Hardened in the Forge plus Embercleave has always been a very potent combo. Unfortunately for red, there are a lot of anti-creature cards and a lot of Redcap Melees running around Standard right now. Mono-Red has a 62.6 percent win rate over the past six weeks from Platinum to Mythic on Untapped.gg.

 

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