Quick Questions 4: If you could turn back time, would you choose to play another deck this weekend after seeing the Shanghai metagame for yourself?

Posted in GRAND PRIX SHANGHAI 2015 on May 17, 2015

By Chapman Sim and Ben Swartz

If you could turn back time, would you choose to play another deck this weekend after seeing the Shanghai metagame for yourself?


3 Pro Tour Top 8s & Invitational Winner, Terry Soh: I think I would still have stuck to Abzan Control. It's a fine choice and I am very familiar with this deck.



2 Pro Tour Top 8s & Platinum Pro, Yuuki Ichikawa: I am playing Abzan Control and I think it is great against the other Abzan decks. Since there are so many here in Shanghai, I think I made the right choice. I think Abzan Megamorph is a possible choice too!



Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur Champion, Fabien Li: I will still have played Abzan Aggro after looking at the metagame. It's one of the most powerful decks in the format and doesn't really have any bad matchups.



Pro Tour Avacyn Restored Top 4 and Grand Prix Singapore Champion, Ken Yukuhiro: I think Ojutai Bant is well-positioned now. It is good against Abzan Control and Atarka Red, so maybe no change for me.



Grand Prix Minneapolis 2014 Champion, Park Jun Young: I'm doing ok with Abzan Aggro, but given the choice I would rather play a Megamorph deck. Aside from Deathmist Raptor and Den Protector, there is also Stratus Dancer, Hidden Dragonslayer, and Rattleclaw Mystic. I think there is advantage to be had by playing with Morphs to confuse the opponent.



2 Pro Tour Top 8s & Invitational Winner, Tiago Chan: I played Mardu Dragons and was paired against five Abzan Control yesterday! It's not a very good match up. If I had known, I would have chosen Devotion or Sultai Whip instead.