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Selesnya Yorion MTGA CFB Pro Showdown #1

First for those of you that aren’t aware I highly recommend checking out the CFB Pro Showdown for Oct. I will talk at a high level of some of the results and why I think Meta is potentially still wide open following the tournament. This also represents a very healthy Standard! Second, the deck list for Selesnya Yorion that finished #1 piloted by Ondrej Strazky is down below along with overviews, and sideboard guide.

Selesnya Yorion Deck Thoughts

  1. This is one of the smoothest decks I felt I have played post meta
  2. The deck’s synergies really seem to build and continuously stack in a meaningful way to consistently provide answers
  3. The deck feels like a mashed together Yorion Blink & Mono Green Wicked Wolf deck maximizing the best of both!
  4. One suggestion I would have is adding Hushbringer in the sideboard for the re-rise of Yorion decks and other meta solvers

Meta Evolving

  1. The majority of the event showcased a combined Rakdos Midrange & Golgari Adventures Heavy Bet (20%+) Mind you no where near the same as Omnaths eventes
  2. The heavy betting was a fail – Rakdos & Golgari sadly failed to achieve a higher then 45% win rate for either deck
  3. I believe this is a good sign as we have seen popular decks rise and fall, this turnover is quickly showing us a fast paced moving meta – Both of these decks had been very well positioned pre/post Omnath Bans – only to find themselves now on the losing end of the stick

I would love to hear your thoughts about both the tournament and deck below! Looking forward to your comments and pov on the meta temp!

Deck List Link

Sideboard Guide & Deck List Below

Aggro

InOut
+1 Glass Casket-4 Llanowar Visionary
+1 Omen of the Sun
+2 Shatter the Sky

Mill

InOut
+3 Chainweb Aracnir-2 Omen of the Sun
+1 Glass Casket-2 Elspeth Conquers Death
+3 Scavenging Ooze-2 Gilded Goose
-1 Yorion, Sky Nomad

Mid-Range

InOut
+3 Scavenging Ooze-2 Omen of the Sun
+1 Glass Casket-2 Yorion, Sky Nomad
+2 Vivien, Monsters’ Advocate-2 Llanowar Visionary

Control/Late Game

InOut
+2 Vivien, Monster’s Advocate-2 Glass Casket
+1 Omen of the Sun-1 Yorion, Sky Nomad
Deck
4 Branchloft Pathway (ZNR) 258
2 Charming Prince (ELD) 8
2 Elspeth Conquers Death (THB) 13
2 Emeria's Call (ZNR) 12
6 Forest (ANB) 112
4 Gilded Goose (ELD) 160
2 Glass Casket (ELD) 15
1 Kogla, the Titan Ape (IKO) 162
4 Llanowar Visionary (M21) 193
2 Omen of the Sun (THB) 30
4 Plains (ANB) 115
4 Skyclave Apparition (ZNR) 39
2 Tangled Florahedron (ZNR) 211
4 Temple of Plenty (THB) 248
2 The Great Henge (ELD) 161
4 Trail of Crumbs (ELD) 179
3 Turntimber Symbiosis (ZNR) 215
4 Wicked Wolf (ELD) 181
4 Yorion, Sky Nomad (IKO) 232

Sideboard
3 Chainweb Aracnir (THB) 167
1 Elspeth Conquers Death (THB) 13
1 Glass Casket (ELD) 15
1 Heliod's Intervention (THB) 19
1 Omen of the Sun (THB) 30
1 Run Afoul (M21) 201
3 Scavenging Ooze (M21) 204
2 Shatter the Sky (THB) 37
2 Vivien, Monsters' Advocate (IKO) 175

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this slice of competitive Magic the Gathering on Arena or if you are lucky right now in paper. Thank you for your time, and feedback is always welcome! As previously mentioned happy to discuss deck choices, decks, and lists as always!

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