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MTGA Tier List: September Meta Decks 2020

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The meta is pulsating much like Murasa itslef! (Image Credit: Wizards of the Coast)

It’s September and Zendikar Rising isn’t out yet, meaning the metagame has had just the right amount of time to settle. We even haven’t had a ban in more than a week, which is unusual in this day and age. Anyway, let’s check out what people are currently playing in the meta and rank it in a nice list. Less talk and more decks!

MTGA Fae of Wishes Septmeber 2020

Fae of Wishes (Image credit: Wizards of the Coast)

Tier F: Temur Adventure

Now, F might be a really harsh grade, so don’t let it fool you. This is, by all means, a decent deck and a lot of people like it. It helps that the vast majority of cards come from Throne of Eldraine so you will probably have most of them collected by now. If not, the deck is definitely on the more expensive side as many of those Rares aren’t all that usable in other decks, so if you’re on a budget, this is not the best option in the meta. Here’s how it looks:

Mainboard
4 Fae of Wishes
4 Brazen Borrower
4 Bonecrusher Giant
4 Edgewall Innkeeper
4 Lovestruck Beast
4 Beanstalk Giant
4 Lucky Clover
2 Aether Gust
3 Escape to the Wilds

2 Mountain
3 Steam Vents
4 Ketria Triome
4 Island
4 Stomping Ground
4 Breeding Pool
6 Forest

Sideboard
1 Nissa, Who Shakes the World
1 Pulse of Murasa
1 Aether Gust
1 Disdainful Stroke
1 Negate
1 Fling
1 Mass Manipulation
1 Redcap Melee
1 Storm's Wrath
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Expansion/Explosion
1 Reckless Air Strike
1 Fabled Passage
1 Lava Coil
1 Escape to the Wilds

MTGA Questing Beast Septmeber 2020

Questing Beast (Image credit: Wizards of the Coast)

Tier D: Mono Green

Coming in next is a classic monocolored deck. This is green at its finest - a very simple land base, huge creatures that get even beefier with counters, and a Scavenging Ooze to annoy your opponent. Here’s what you’ll need to play this meta deck:

Mainboard
2 Gemrazer
3 Garruk's Harbinger
3 Questing Beast
4 Barkhide Troll
4 Lovestruck Beast
4 Pelt Collector
4 Scavenging Ooze
4 Stonecoil Serpent
4 Primal Might
3 Vivien, Arkbow Ranger

2 Castle Garenbrig
2 Bonders' Enclave
21 Forest

Sideboard
1 Voracious Hydra
1 Garruk's Harbinger
1 Elder Gargaroth
1 Shifting Ceratops
2 Ranger's Guile
2 Oakhame Adversary
2 Gemrazer
2 Ugin, the Ineffable
3 Ram Through

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Tier C: Jeskai Cycling

While Jeskai in theory, this is a true Boros deck in practice, as all the blue cards are here for the sole purpose of being cycled away on the cheap. This is also a fairly good budget deck in the meta. It’s all about the fox and the rescuer, who bring tons of value once you start cycling. Finish off with a big Zenith Flare. The list goes as follows:

Mainboard
4 Drannith Healer
4 Flourishing Fox
4 Valiant Rescuer
4 Drannith Stinger
4 Zenith Flare
4 Frostveil Ambush
4 Startling Development
1 Boon of the Wish-Giver
4 Memory Leak
4 Go for Blood
4 Footfall Crater

1 Savai Triome
4 Sacred Foundry
5 Mountain
9 Plains

Sideboard
1 Drannith Magistrate
1 Lurrus of the Dream-Den
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Glass Casket
3 Soul-Guide Lantern
3 Fight as One
3 Redcap Melee

MTGA Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath September 2020

Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath. (Image Credit: Wizards of the Coast)

Tier B: Sultai Ramp

You will need expensive lands, planeswalkers, and Mythics for this one, but when it goes off, it’s a sight to behold!

Mainboard
2 Elder Gargaroth
3 Hydroid Krasis
4 Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
2 Heartless Act
3 Eliminate
3 Aether Gust
2 Casualties of War
3 Extinction Event
4 Thought Erasure
1 Tamiyo, Collector of Tales
2 Narset, Parter of Veils
3 Nissa, Who Shakes the World

1 Castle Vantress
2 Forest
2 Swamp
3 Island
4 Overgrown Tomb
4 Fabled Passage
4 Watery Grave
4 Breeding Pool
4 Zagoth Triome

Sideboard
1 Narset, Parter of Veils
1 Heartless Act
1 Extinction Event
1 Elder Gargaroth
1 Wilt
1 Agonizing Remorse
2 Shark Typhoon
2 Negate
2 Cry of the Carnarium
3 Mystical Dispute

MTGA Light up the Stage September 2020

Light up the Stage (Image credit: Wizards of the Coast)

A tier: Red Deck Wins

We won’t be getting into any detail here, as we wrote a dedicated article on the subject! If you want to win, especially on a tight budget, look no further. This deck is pure awesomeness.

Mainboard
2 Rimrock Knight
2 Phoenix of Ash
3 Tin Street Dodger
4 Robber of the Rich
4 Scorch Spitter
4 Bonecrusher Giant
4 Anax, Hardened in the Forge
4 Fervent Champion
4 Runaway Steam-Kin
4 Embercleave
1 Shock
3 Light Up the Stage

4 Castle Embereth
17 Mountain

Sideboard
2 Lava Coil
2 Unchained Berserker
2 Scorching Dragonfire
3 Tibalt, Rakish Instigator
3 Embereth Shieldbreaker
3 Redcap Melee

Stay tuned to EarlyGame for more regular MTGA content!

Nikola Petrov

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