FEBRUARY 2020, EoE Early Meta
+4 Cen Wastes Smuggler
+2 Eremot's Designs
+2 Stormhalt Knife
+3 Seat of Glory
+1 Fire Sigil
-4 Hidden Road Smuggler
-2 Seat of Chaos
-1 Shadow Sigil
-1 Crest of Vengeance
+1 Light the Fuse
+1 Cauldron Cookbook
+1 Statuary Maiden
+1 Deepforged Plate
-1 Adjudicator's Gavel
-1 Stormhalt Knife
-1 Pristine Light
-1 Svetya, Merciful Orene
-1 Regent's Tomb
Torch is still too good not to be played so it comes back in the 75 main deck while I added Eremot's Designs for aggro decks plus what seems to be the new public enemy No. 1, Even Elysian.
I also swapped Hidden Road Smuggler for Cen Wastes Smuggler in order to have full access to a Fire Market.
This is due to Light the Fuse being in the Market to target even more Even Elysian thanks to the 5 cc1 Firebomb
that will stop Evenhanded Golem
to draw cards. The other cards in the Market are Statuary Maiden as Void hate, Cauldron Book as draw engine, Bore vs Relics and Deepforged Plate as all around card.
Finally having a Fire Market means no Stormhalt Knife in the Market which is sad, so I replaced 2 Slay for 2 Knifes main deck because the latter is just too strong in many situations not to be played.
Yesterday, 17/02, I went 13-7 in the last 20 matches to go from D1 to Master with this exact list. Light the Fuse felt way underwhelming because I did not face a single Even deck on the way to Master and most of the time I felt I was playing with a 4 cards Market. If the Even decks presence will keep not being as high as I expected I suggest to replace Light the Fuse with Cremate
, I often wanted to pick a spot removal off the market and Cremate does the job very well.
Hope you will give it a go, enjoy!
DECEMBER 2019, TORCH NERF PATCH
+3 Rizahn, Greatbow Master
+3 Display of Ambition
+1 Shadow Sigil
-4 Inquisitor Makto
-1 Fire Sigil
+1 Adjudicator's Gavel
+1 Svetya, Merciful Orene
-1 Statuary Maiden
-1 Rizahn, Greatbow Master
With Torch not being Fast anymore and Desecrate costing 3 now, I have decided to cut them from the 75 cards MD and replace them with Defiance/Display of Ambition.
Defiance is great to deal with Rakano units+Finest Hour plays and Teacher of Humility, whilst Display comes back because Makto has been replaced with Rizahn, which is a great target to be drawn back from the Void.
Makto leaves us because the metagame is more Aggro oriented now and Rizahn comes into play+potential Lifesteal are more valuable than Makto's recursion.
Cremate is gone too because Rizahn now helps us to deal with opponents Sites.
Talking about the Market, Gavel is fab to deal with opponents Voids while the only card I am doubtful is Svetya, which can be replaced with whatever other card you fancy. I am personally running Dizo's Office
at the moment, and even if it can be picked from 4 Merchants only it is performing well.
NOVEMBER 2019 UPDATE
Due to the overwhelming presence of Praxis all over the Throne Ladder, I removed 2 Defiance, that felt way underwhelming since the card was nerfed, and 1 Desecrate in favour of 3 Suffocate, that helps a lot in killing Praxis dorks (Initiate, Devotee/Trail Maker, Tocas) and also help Vs Aggro matchups too.
Let Ju...ehm Winchest shine again!! :D
OCTOBER 2019 ORIGINAL THREAD
As an hardcore fan of Jund decks both in Magic and Eternal, I believed that a Jund/Winchest deck could work in this FoX Throne metagame.
The list does not differ much from the last Dark Frontier Jund/Winchest lists played before the release of FoX. The changes that need to be mentioned are:
- Inquisitor Makto
over Rizahn, Greatbow Master
: with many Grodov Midrange/Control and Ixtun Spells decks around in Diamond and Master and Skycrag Aggro being weakened from the last balance changes, Rizahn has been benched in the market for now in favour of Makto which is more resilient to Harsh Rules and other mass/spot removal.
: Having only 1 Rizahn in the Market and no other ways to target Sites straight away, Cremate represent an efficient and versatile removal for Gardens and Xulta Arcanum.
- Display of Ambition
: the lack of Display is due to the fact that Makto has been preferred to Rizahn, with Makto of course not being good a target for Display. Also, no Rizahn main deck means less gain life for us (only Vara left MD) and with already 4 Desecrate MD, running Display could cause us to bleed too much against Aggro matchups.
Hope you will give it a try, have fun!!