Dominaria Standard

Well, there is no Dominaria on Magic Arena. Nor Kaladesh or Aether Revolt. So I'm just sticking to Blue Black... midrange? Kind of. Just playing some bounce main deck to deal with things since there is no siding.

I played my first match of Dominaria Standard on Magic Online. I accidentally had four Dragonskull Summits in my Esper control deck instead of Irrigated Farmlands. I have no idea how I made that mistake, but I am glad it was a random match and not the start of a league.

Thankfully it only mattered once, and I was about to run out of time anyway because I tried trading for the Irrigated Farmlands while playing. That was dumb and part of why I lost 15 Player Points.

My opponent was on UW Midrange. Knight of Grace, History of Benalia, Raff, Shalai, Tefari, Gideon, Lyra. Counterspells to back it up. It was kind of rough. I was able to land a Scarab God eventually game one and take things over, but Teferi was putting in some hard work against me. Game two I just got overran. I probably sideboarded incorrectly. Game three I just didn't have enough time or lands and missed drops until I got the Dragonskull Summit which should have been a Irrigated Farmland, which could have mattered if they didn't have a counter for my Settle the Wreckage. I'll pretend they did, though.

It was kind of fun, but I think I'll take mono red to the PPTQ on Monday. I'll have to grind some matches this weekend to see if that is what I really want to play or if I should just try Esper Control. I just don't have the cash to justify buying two decks on Magic Online. Converting Grixis Energy to Esper Control was easy I just happen to have all the cards for both decks in paper because I play more paper, win more paper and well, spend a little bit more on paper. So we'll see. I’ll have to practice at FNM between the draft rounds. Hopefully I see my son on Saturday, but if for some reason I don’t, I know there’s a casual Standard tournament I can get some reps in.

There are at least four PPTQs I’m attending during Golden Week, so it's time to get down to business. I’m thinking I might like Dominaria Standard, but time will tell.