Magic: The Gathering Companions From Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Are Still Dominating Various Formats

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The Magic: The Gathering Companion cards from the latest set Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths are still dominating the meta of various MTG formats, the data from the Magic: The Gathering Online events this past Saturday and Sunday reveals. As Redditor Phelps-san pointed out, every single event on Saturday had a minimum of 20 decks with a Companion card; the events include the Saturday Standard Challenge, Pioneer Challenge, Modern Challenge, Modern Super Qualifier, Legacy Challenge, and Vintage Challenge. Sunday's Standard Challenge, Pioneer Challenge, Modern Challenge, Legacy Challenge, and Vintage Challenge also showed the dominance of Companion cards in the meta of these events.

Companions are still looking pretty good... [MTGO Result Compilation]
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"Lurrus of the Dream-Den" is the most played Companion card from Ikoria across these vents, but other Companions like Yorion, Gyruda, and Jegantha also saw play in multiple formats, and Keruga is clearly a Standard staple used in the Jeskai or 4-Colored Fires archetypes.

Here's a breakdown of Companion cards used in these MTGO events:

Companions for Apr 26 events

If Companions continue to dominate eternal MTG formats, Wizards of the Coast might decide to ban "Lurrus" and other Companion cards. Do you think Companion cards are too powerful in any Magic format? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is now available on Magic: The Gathering Arena, and it will be available for tabletop play in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong on April 17, and for tabletop play everywhere else on May 15. Commander 2020 will also be released on May 15.


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