On Saturday morning, 1,062 players entered the main event in the Standard format. After 15 rounds of Swiss, in a field where Gruul Midrange was the most popular deck in Day 2, only 8 players remain. But none of them were playing Gruul Midrange. The Top 8 features:

  • 2x Bant Ramp. It was the second-most popular archetype in Day 2.
  • 2x Grixis Bolas. Both the Ravager and the Dragon-God turn Grixis into a powerful deck.
  • Boros Feather. The single copy of the deck in Day 2 converted.
  • Jund Warriors. Basically Gruul splashing black for Status.
  • Esper Superfriends Control. This list was not running Hero of Precinct One and contained 11 planeswalkers.
  • Simic Nexus. Even though Teferi, Time Raveler semi-invalidates Wilderness Reclamation, the strategy is still strong.

Bant Ramp

Kim Seok Hyun, 1st at GP Taipei

4 Breeding Pool
4 Temple Garden
4 Hallowed Fountain
4 Hinterland Harbor
3 Sunpetal Grove
2 Glacial Fortress
2 Forest
2 Island
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Paradise Druid
4 Incubation Druid
3 Hydroid Krasis
2 Frilled Mystic
2 Shalai, Voice of Plenty
4 Teferi, Time Raveler
4 Nissa, Who Shakes the World
3 Mass Manipulation
2 Entrancing Melody
1 Finale of Glory
1 The Immortal Sun
1 Time Wipe

Sideboard
2 Entrancing Melody
2 Negate
2 Trostani Discordant
2 Ripjaw Raptor
2 Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves
2 Ixalan's Binding
1 The Immortal Sun
2 Thrashing Brontodon

 

 

Esper Superfriends Control

Atsuki Kihara, 2nd at GP Taipei

4 Glacial Fortress
4 Hallowed Fountain
4 Godless Shrine
4 Isolated Chapel
4 Drowned Catacomb
1 Plains
4 Watery Grave
1 Swamp
3 Basilica Bell-Haunt
4 Teferi, Time Raveler
4 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
4 Cast Down
4 Thought Erasure
3 Oath of Kaya
3 Narset, Parter of Veils
3 Kaya's Wrath
2 Command the Dreadhorde
2 The Elderspell
1 Moment of Craving
1 Search for Azcanta/Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin

Sideboard
3 Enter the God-Eternals
3 Despark
2 Duress
2 Liliana's Triumph
2 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Kaya's Wrath
1 Moment of Craving
1 Narset's Reversal

 

Boros Feather

Teruya Kakumae, 3rd at GP Taipei

4 Sacred Foundry
4 Clifftop Retreat
6 Mountain
8 Plains
4 Adanto Vanguard
4 Tenth District Legionnaire
4 Dreadhorde Arcanist
3 Legion Warboss
4 Feather, the Redeemed
1 Dire Fleet Daredevil
1 Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants
3 Sheltering Light
4 Shock
4 Reckless Rage
2 Gideon Blackblade
4 Defiant Strike

Sideboard
3 Prison Realm
2 Ixalan's Binding
3 Tocatli Honor Guard
2 Dire Fleet Daredevil
2 Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants
2 Lava Coil
1 Demystify

 

Jund Warriors

Shota Takano, 4th at GP Taipei

4 Rootbound Crag
4 Stomping Ground
4 Unclaimed Territory
3 Blood Crypt
2 Dragonskull Summit
2 Gruul Guildgate
1 Overgrown Tomb
5 Mountain
4 Growth-Chamber Guardian
4 Thorn Lieutenant
4 Goblin Chainwhirler
4 Gruul Spellbreaker
4 Rekindling Phoenix
3 Skarrgan Hellkite
3 Shock
3 Status/Statue
2 Lava Coil
2 Domri, Anarch of Bolas
2 Domri, Chaos Bringer

Sideboard
2 Dire Fleet Daredevil
3 Legion Warboss
1 Shock
2 Fiery Cannonade
2 Chandra, Fire Artisan
1 Sarkhan the Masterless
1 Ugin, the Ineffable
1 Lava Coil
2 Fight with Fire

Grixis Bolas

Ruey Jer Yeh, 5th at GP Taipei

4 Blood Crypt
4 Drowned Catacomb
2 Sulfur Falls
4 Watery Grave
4 Dragonskull Summit
3 Interplanar Beacon
1 Swamp
2 Mountain
2 Island
3 Nicol Bolas, the Ravager/Nicol Bolas, the Arisen
3 Negate
3 Shock
4 Thought Erasure
2 Bedeck/Bedazzle
3 Ritual of Soot
3 Angrath's Rampage
2 Narset, Parter of Veils
3 Vraska's Contempt
3 Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God
1 Liliana, Dreadhorde General
2 Sarkhan the Masterless
2 Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor

Sideboard
1 Ugin, the Ineffable
2 Enter the God-Eternals
2 The Elderspell
3 Legion Warboss
3 Duress
2 Disdainful Stroke
2 Sentinel Totem

 

Simic Nexus

Kazuki Yada, 6th at GP Taipei

2 Blast Zone
4 Breeding Pool
4 Hinterland Harbor
4 Memorial to Genius
7 Forest
5 Island
2 Arboreal Grazer
2 Blink of an Eye
2 Bond of Flourishing
4 Growth Spiral
3 Root Snare
3 Search for Azcanta/Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
1 Uncomfortable Chill
4 Chemister's Insight
4 Tamiyo, Collector of Tales
4 Wilderness Reclamation
1 Nissa, Who Shakes the World
4 Nexus of Fate - Foil - Buy-a-Box Promo

Sideboard
3 Biogenic Ooze
3 Carnage Tyrant
1 Spell Pierce
2 Bond of Flourishing
2 Negate
1 Root Snare
1 Uncomfortable Chill
1 Mass Manipulation
1 Blast Zone

 

Bant Ramp

Yuya Sugiyama, 7th at GP Taipei

4 Temple Garden
4 Hinterland Harbor
4 Breeding Pool
4 Glacial Fortress
5 Forest
4 Hallowed Fountain
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Incubation Druid
4 Paradise Druid
2 Shalai, Voice of Plenty
2 Lyra Dawnbringer
4 Hydroid Krasis
3 Growth Spiral
4 Teferi, Time Raveler
4 Nissa, Who Shakes the World
3 Mass Manipulation
1 Finale of Glory

Sideboard
2 Disdainful Stroke
2 Spell Pierce
1 Negate
1 Trostani Discordant
1 Lyra Dawnbringer
2 Thrashing Brontodon
1 Carnage Tyrant
2 Ixalan's Binding
3 Baffling End

 

Grixis Bolas

Du Xuetong, 8th at GP Taipei

4 Drowned Catacomb
4 Watery Grave
4 Steam Vents
3 Sulfur Falls
4 Blood Crypt
4 Dragonskull Summit
3 Swamp
4 Nicol Bolas, the Ravager/Nicol Bolas, the Arisen
1 Dream Eater
2 Lava Coil
2 Discovery/Dispersal
4 Thought Erasure
2 Bedeck/Bedazzle
2 Narset, Parter of Veils
2 Cry of the Carnarium
3 Disinformation Campaign
3 Bedevil
2 Ritual of Soot
1 Vraska's Contempt
4 Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God
1 Sarkhan the Masterless
1 Ugin, the Ineffable

Sideboard
2 Duress
1 Narset's Reversal
3 Moment of Craving
2 Dreadhorde Butcher
4 Legion Warboss
2 Unmoored Ego
1 Enter the God-Eternals