Hello and welcome to another addition of Droppin' Baums! This week we are taking a new look at everyone's favorite card: Nexus of Fate! Now Nexus may not be making any new friends, but it is for sure crushing it at tournaments! Ali Aintrazi took this list to a third-place finish in the Standard Classic last weekend. Ali's brews are always exciting, powerful beasts. This deck is no exception. Every other Nexus deck is being pulled in so many directions it is tough to maintain consistency. This is by far my favorite version.

This deck does struggle with red decks. No real way around it. It is a very die roll-dependent matchup. AKA, if we lose the die roll we cannot possibly win! BUT, if we get the die roll we have a 50/50 shot at being faster than them. On the other hand, I think this deck absolutely smashes any other matchup. Even Esper control does not seem bad with this version. Wilderness Reclamation is one of the most powerful cards in Ravnica Allegiance, and this is the best shell for this busted enchantment.

Sideboard Guide


Turbo Fog

Sultai Midrange

Esper Control

This deck is doing some very powerful things in standard right now. This is going to be a shell that we are going to see at Mythic Championship Cleveland. I would not even be shocked to see this deck take it down. Thank you so much for reading everyone, we will see you next week for more new Standard action.

See you next week,

Corey Baumeister