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Wilderness Reclamation: How To Play Like The Pros

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The art for Wilderness Reclamation

Let’s Reclaim some Wilderness! (Image credit: Wizards of the Coast)

There’s no way around it - Wilderness Reclamation decks are totally dominating the current Magic: The Gathering competitive environment. Simply put, it’s strong and people play it.

Reclamation decks took the place of the previous “flavor of the month” power deck based on the now-banned Fires of Invention. We have the numbers - half of the 8 finalists from the recent Players Finals tournament got to the top sporting various build based on the strategy. But don’t take our word for it, just look at the numbers:

Players Finals metagame breakdown by deck type - Wilderness Reclamation

Metagame Breakdown from this weekend (Image credit: Wizards of the Coast)

With the approach of the finals on April 1, you can expect to see even more Wilderness decks while climbing the MTG Arena ladder, as everybody tries to grind through the rank.

Well, as the old saying goes: if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Let’s Reclaim some Wilderness!

Temur Reclamation

Sported by the second and third players in the Players Finals, this deck is certain to bring you some wins. Allen Wu’s variation goes as follows:

Mainboard

1x Brazen Borrower
2x Nightpack Ambusher
2x Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
3x Aether Gust
3x Negate
4x Mystical Dispute
4x Growth Spiral
4x Expansion/Explosion
4x Shark Typhoon
4x Wilderness Reclamation
1x Temple of Mystery

1x Mountain
2x Blast Zone
2x Island
2x Forest
3x Castle Vantress
3x Stomping Ground
3x Steam Vents
4x Fabled Passage
4x Breeding Pool
4x Ketria Triome

Sideboard

1x Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
1x Negate
1x Narset's Reversal
1x Flame Sweep
1x Commence the Endgame
1x Brazen Borrower
1x Storm's Wrath
2x Mazemind Tome
2x Elder Gargaroth
4x Scorching Dragonfire

Four-Color Reclamation

Want to feel like the number 1? Don’t have enough colors in your deck? Take Benjamin Weitz’ special brew and give it a try!

Mainboard

4x Teferi, Time Raveler
1x Brazen Borrower
2x Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
1x Aether Gust
2x Dovin's Veto
4x Expansion//Explosion
4x Growth Spiral
4x Mystical Dispute
4x Shark Typhoon
4x Wilderness Reclamation

1x Blast Zone
3x Breeding Pool
2x Castle Vantress
4x Fabled Passage
1x Forest
3x Hallowed Fountain
2x Island
4x Ketria Triome
1x Mountain
1x Plains
4x Raugrin Triome
4x Temple Garden

Sideboard

1x Dovin's Veto
4x Glass Casket
2x Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse
2x Kenrith, the Returned King
3x Solar Blaze
2x Spectral Sailor
1x Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Honestly, with such big of an impact in the competitive metagame, this card is now a prime target for suspension or banning, so you better go out there and win as many games as you can before Wizards take away our toys… again.

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Nikola Petrov