Saturday, 4:14 p.m. - Metagame Breakdown

Posted in Event Coverage on August 14, 2011

By Tobi Henke

Caw-Blade is still number one, at least in pure numbers. But now, that probably didn't surprise anyone, did it? Actual news, however, is the rise of U/B control brought about by Ali Aintrazi's win at US Nationals last weekend. Indeed, most of those decks are carbon copies or minor tweaks of his winning list.

In third place among the most-played decks is Valakut, as it was in the US. So far, the deck was not particularly succesful, but it sure is popular. A more unusual favorite among German players seems to be the mono-red aggro deck in all its different forms. Feuer frei!

Deck Type Quantity
Caw-Blade 44
U/B Control 35
Valakut 31
Mono Red 17
Tempered Steel 16
RUG Pod 12
Vampires 7
Pyromancer Ascension 6
Bant Pod 6
Splinter Twin 5
U/W/(b) Control 4
Tezzeret 3
Grand Architect 2
Eldrazi Ramp 2
G/W/B Pod 1
Mono Black 1
Boros 1
Elves 1
White Weenie 1
Total 195


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