(Win rate data and analysis contributed by Frank Karsten.)
From over 200 players, both Standard and Historic picks at the Kaldheim Championship showed off both the "best decks" and new additions each format had to offer. The Top 8 is playing out now, and largely represents the fields.
In Standard, Sultai Ultimatum was the most popular deck entering the tournament, while Jund Sacrifice led the field in Historic, but players not on those decks came with a plan to defeat them. Were they successful? Here's what the numbers tell us.
Gruul Food, which is basically what you get when you start with Mono-Green Food and then splash for
Of the more popular archetypes, Temur Adventures posted the best performance. Combining the
Here's the complete breakdown of non-mirror match win rates for Standard archetypes at the Kaldheim Championship. (Win rates are from non-mirror, non-bye matches.)
|4C Doom Foretold||5||41.9%|
|Esper Doom Foretold||2||64.3%|
Of the decks with more than one player, Four-Color Midrange and Abzan Midrange had the best records overall. Abzan Midrange was brought by league players testing together, designed by Hall of Famer Gabriel Nassif and combined
The breakout deck of the weekend, Orzhov Auras, posted the best performance from decks with at least eight pilots, though it struggled with the popular Sacrifice decks in the tournament. And, speaking of the most popular deck, Jund Sacrifice itself was average as it went perfect even in non-mirror matches overall.
Here's the complete breakdown of non-mirror match win rates for Historic archetypes at the Kaldheim Championship. (Win rates are from non-mirror, non-bye matches.)
|Simic Paradox Engine||1||25.0%|