Always the wilds return." Following the domination of Wilderness Reclamation, Teferi, Time Raveler, and Growth Spiral at the MTG Arena PT Finals this past weekend, the three cards were banned from the Standard format. As I was leveling up, a broken new card from Ravnica Allegiance was spoiled: Wilderness Reclamation. The deck has a great game 1 against most decks in Standard, with a few exceptions. I started with 26 lands at first, but I was flooding out a lot. I, for one, am excited to push Wilderness Reclamation to the extreme. Question About Floating Mana and Wilderness Reclamation Question Today an opponent was able to tap lands to float mana prior to the [[Wilderness Reclamation]] trigger and then re-tap those lands after the trigger, but before his turn ended, adding more to the floating mana pool to basically double dip into his available mana for big instant spells. Looking at how the meta has developed as a result of these suspensions, we feel that the removal of Teferi, Time Raveler and Wilderness Reclamation have increased the diversity and interactivity of the format, improving overall health and balance. share. In MTG Arena, it’s the same thing. "Walls crack. Imagine this play pattern: Turn 2: Growth Spiral. Jeskai Control with a lot of counterspells and a savvy pilot can be quite difficult, but most Jeskai builds are tuned to beat the abundance of aggro decks. © Wizards. This thread is archived. The fact that the card is an uncommon and was given as a preview card to a Commander podcast adds credibility to the theory that they just missed the Standard applications. Terms and conditions of use You can choose which categories you want to be notified for. Most players are happy that the bans and suspensions were put into effect today, though, especially the ones that apply to Standard and Historic. All rights reserved For instance, with two Wilderness Reclamation and seven lands on the battlefield, you can activate Azcanta three times and play a Nexus with mana to spare. Magic the Gathering and its respective properties are copyright Wizards of the Coast. To make Bant Nexus better, Ravnica Allegiance gives us Breeding Pool and Hallowed Fountain (which are welcome additions), as well as Growth Spiral (more and faster mana acceleration is great). Or just cast an Explosion for 18! It was meant to keep Wilderness Reclamation in check, but instead, it joined forces with it in the Four-Color Reclamation build. As a result, both Teferi, Time Raveler and Wilderness Reclamation are banned in Historic. All the basic features in MTGArenaTop are free to use. If any advertisement dislikes or finds it offensive, do not hesitate to contact us to block those advertisers on the site. Good game. Teferi, Time Raveler has been a detrimental planeswalker in the Standard and Historic formats all year long, with players calling for it to be banned numerous times. Either way, the mirror match isn’t a dealbreaker for me here. Mythic is almost nothing but Wilderness Reclamation it feels like. By using this website, and unless you have disabled them on the browser, you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our Cookie Policy. But I’m even more interested in Wilderness Reclamation. Following the domination of Wilderness Reclamation, Teferi, Time Raveler, and Growth Spiral at the MTG Arena PT Finals this past weekend, the three cards were banned from the Standard format. I cannot figure out how to make the game do this, I just auto resolve at the end of my turn with Wilderness Reclamation. Wizards of the Coast issued a number of bans and suspensions during today’s Magic: The Gathering Banned and Restricted announcement that included cards like Wilderness Reclamation and Teferi, Time Raveler. In any case, Growth Spiral requires an increase in the land count, and Wilderness Reclamation adds mana, so I had to cut Gift of Paradise to have enough room for business spells. I played a set of matches the other day that featured 10 of them back to back. Thanks to the best-of-one mulligan rule on MTG Arena, I hardly mulligan even with lower land counts. Thanks to the best-of-one mulligan rule on MTG. I see opponents tap mana then have Wilderness Reclamation untap then allow them to tap mana again then apply it to expansion/explosion at the end of the turn. We also appreciate not using an ad blocker on the site or excluding our address from blocker if you have it. Click ads don't generate any cost for users, it is a simple, easy and cheap way to contribute. Mono-Red on the draw with a good opening is tough to beat, but you at least win the die roll half the time. “We want to ensure that Pioneer can deliver an enjoyable play experience to players who are looking for an accessible, non-rotating format that’s closer to Standard in power level and offers a variety of archetypes and decks to choose from,” WotC said. "Walls crack. My name is Bas Melis (SteelKitten on MTG Arena) and I ascended to mythic level by exclusively playing Bant Nexus. The card is completely busted, especially in a deck built around Azcanta and Nexus of Fate. Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, and their logos are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC. All Rights Reserved. This is, of course, a premature list. This was the list I used: At a later stage, when I started to encounter more control decks, I switched the Cleansing Nova for a Negate. Keep mana up for Chemister’s Insight or Root Snare. | Mono-Blue Aggro is the worst matchup, but it’s almost non-existent on the ladder. Suspended cards in MTG Arena aren’t permanent while banned cards have been permanently removed in both digital and tabletop play. Always the wilds return." Buildings fall. If you have multiple Wilderness Reclamations, they all have individual triggers. WotC bypassed the advance notice announcement due to a majority of gameplay in Magic taking place on digital formats because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And in the Pioneer format, four MTG cards were banned. Responsibility for comments, forum posts, messages and any other user-generated content lies with their respective authors. In this article, I will tell the tale of my quest to mythic and look at how Bant Nexus will change with the new Ravnica Allegiance cards. In addition to being removed from Standard, Wilderness Reclamation and Teferi, Time Raveler were also suspended from the Historic format. I came in as #51, went as low as #132, and as high as #4. The bans made today were meant to disrupt Inverter of Truth, Underworld Breach, the Heliod/Walking Ballista combo, and Kethis, the Hidden Hand decks with a goal of keeping the format healthy and balanced. It might be possible that Wilderness Reclamation is a design mistake by Wizards. Policy Police. Turn 4: Teferi + Nexus of Fate. 6 comments. Special thanks goes out to Scryfall  and TCGPlayer for providing images y card data. But if this card is as powerful as I believe it is, we will all encounter a lot more Nexus of Fate decks in future Standard. All bans and suspensions made during the August Banned and Restricted announcement will go into effect immediately. Bas is a mathematics teacher by profession. For instance, with two Wilderness Reclamation and seven lands on the battlefield, you can activate Azcanta three times and play a Nexus with mana to spare. The time-warping planeswalker was also suspended in Brawl. I made it to mythic rank within a week, losing about half the games to Mono-Red and winning close to everything else. So you can tap all lands in response to each trigger, floating mana multiple times. A few notes on my specific build: As of writing this, I’ve won 35 of the 52 games I’ve played on mythic level. It straight up pays for itself the turn you play it, and it essentially doubles your mana each turn as long as you play enough instants. Advertising revenue is our only form of financing. The Pioneer format hasn’t received much attention lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. —Domri Rade, 2020 © MTG Arena Top. MTGArenaTop uses cookies in order to provide you a better experience for your navigation. Maybe some countermagic is necessary or Precognitive Perception might be an excellent addition. Bas won the Dutch Nationals in 2010 by going 15-0 and has played in seven Pro Tours. Unlike previous MTG Banned and Restricted announcements, today’s reveal was unannounced. With the COVID-19 era in full swing, the pace people can play Standard MTG Arena is much faster, now that they can’t go to card shops.