Wizards of the Coast
Last time, I looked at 14 rare and mythic cards from the new set Ravnica Allegiance that I think will see Standard play. Since that article came out, two sets of decklists that went 5-0 in Magic Online Competitive Standard Leagues have been published.
It looks like I slept on some cards that put up strong showings in the first week of the new format, including Biogenic Ooze and Incubation Druid. It remains to be seen how good the rest of my predictions will look as some archetypes are refined and others make their debut in upcoming premier tournaments. I may be wrong about some cards, but I maintain that Spawn of Mayhem has no place in the top tier of Standard.
Anyway, today I’ll be looking at the unsung heroes of Standard: the commons and uncommons that make decks tick and that support the big splashy bombs and hyper-efficient removal at higher rarities. I’m really glad that Ravnica Allegiance seems to have continued Magic’s recent trend of printing a lot of powerful commons and uncommons. Let’s dive right in!