M21 Standard: Initial Impressions (Ugin Bosses the Format)

It’s finally here: M21 is out of Early Access and onto the Arena ladder! Arjuna and Covertgoblue reflect on the decks we played at the #sponsored Early Access event (including the epic grudge match the two of us ended up in by chance – see link to that video below). Then we talk about what’s making waves in the current Standard right out the gate. We’ve got (unsurprising) news for you: it’s Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. We talk about Bant Ramp and other decks running this powerful planeswalker. We also discuss some new archetypes seeing some play on the ladder and in tournaments: Paw Blade (Boros Aggro), Selesnya Counters, Shrines and more.

CGB and Arjuna’s epic grudge match video is here. That video contains CGB’s Annoying Azorius Bounce decklist. Arjuna’s Shrines decklist is here.

Arjuna’s initial Selesnya Counters list, and CGB’s take on the deck.

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This show features the track ‘Real Virtuality’ from Eero Johannes released on the Sound Pellegrino label and is used with permission.