You all know by now that Historic is one of my favorite formats, which means I'm especially excited to watch the 2020 Season Grand Finals this weekend. The Grand Finals is a split format of Standard and Historic, where 32 players are competing against each other for $250,000.

To no one's surprise, Omnath, Locus of Creation is going to be the main character of the weekend in both formats, but I'm particularly interested in how Omnath decks will fare in Historic.

The last major Historic tournament was the Mythic Invitational last month, where 16 of our Grand Finals competitors earned their qualifications. That tournament was largely dominated by Goblins and Jund Sacrifice. Now that the field is even narrower and Omnath has made a grand appearance, will our Mythic Invitational Historic heroes dominate in the Grand Finals once again? Will Jund and Goblins beat out new competitor Omnath? I'm going to dive into some hot takes for this upcoming weekend!

Overview

As I'm writing this, the Grand Finals lists are currently not published by Wizards of the Coast anywhere, but there is a metagame breakdown and numerous competitors have posted their lists on Twitter. As a quick breakdown; there are 11 Omnath players, seven Jund Sacrifice players, six Four-Color Midrange players, three Neoform players, two Azorius Control players, one Rakdos Arcanist player, one Goblins player, and one Bant Control player.

Omnath Ramp

Players quickly discovered that Omnath, Locus of Creation wasn't only a powerhouse in Standard. For weeks, Omnath has slowly been taking over Standard, Modern, and Pioneer; it only makes sense that some of the best players in the world would throw Omnath into their Historic decks as well.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Omnath Ramp by Piotr Glogowski

'Omnath Ramp' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Piotr Glogowski

Event: 2020 Season Grand Finals

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $402.05

Cards

Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $8.09

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
As Hallowed Fountain enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.21

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $17.41

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Bala Ged Recovery

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.89

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Terramorphic Expanse

Market Price: $0.20

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{T}, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Clifftop Retreat

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $6.28

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Clifftop Retreat enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Plains.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Lotus Cobra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.19

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, add one mana of any color.

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Omnath, Locus of Creation

Color Identity:G,R,U,W

Market Price: $3.78

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When Omnath, Locus of Creation enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 4 life if this is the first time this ability has resolved this turn. If it's the second time, add {R}{G}{W}{U}. If it's the third time, Omnath deals 4 damage to each opponent and each planeswalker you don't control.

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Grafdigger's Cage

Market Price: $1.68

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Creature cards in graveyards and libraries can't enter the battlefield.
Players can't cast spells from graveyards or libraries.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $11.15

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({T}: Add {G}, {U}, or {R}.)
Ketria Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.30

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.33

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Yasharn, Implacable Earth

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.33

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When Yasharn enters the battlefield, search your library for a basic Forest card and a basic Plains card, reveal those cards, put them into your hand, then shuffle.
Players can't pay life or sacrifice nonland permanents to cast spells or activate abilities.

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.42

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Draw a card. You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Rootbound Crag

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $3.79

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Rootbound Crag enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Forest.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.56

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.09

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Raugrin Triome

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $10.06

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({T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.)
Raugrin Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.81

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Deafening Clarion

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.17

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Choose one or both —
• Deafening Clarion deals 3 damage to each creature.
• Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

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Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Market Price: $28.04

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+2: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon deals 3 damage to any target.
−X: Exile each permanent with mana value X or less that's one or more colors.
−10: You gain 7 life, draw seven cards, then put up to seven permanent cards from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Escape to the Wilds

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.46

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Exile the top five cards of your library. You may play cards exiled this way until the end of your next turn.
You may play an additional land this turn.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $10.09

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({T}: Add {R} or {G}.)
As Stomping Ground enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $23.18

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({T}: Add {G} or {U}.)
As Breeding Pool enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Explore

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.14

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You may play an additional land this turn.
Draw a card.

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Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Market Price: $76.39

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When you cast this spell, exile two target permanents.
Indestructible
Whenever Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger attacks, defending player exiles the top twenty cards of their library.

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Kenrith, the Returned King

Color Identity:B,G,R,U,W

Market Price: $5.03

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{R}: All creatures gain trample and haste until end of turn.
{1}{G}: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
{2}{W}: Target player gains 5 life.
{3}{U}: Target player draws a card.
{4}{B}: Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $7.98

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Genesis Ultimatum

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $1.90

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Look at the top five cards of your library. Put any number of permanent cards from among them onto the battlefield and the rest into your hand. Exile Genesis Ultimatum.

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Felidar Retreat

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.22

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —
• Create a 2/2 white Cat Beast creature token.
• Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control. Those creatures gain vigilance until end of turn.

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $5.28

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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I was initially excited about the prospects of Omnath, Locus of Creation in Historic when seeing the full set release of Zendikar Rising. The combination of Lotus Cobra and Omnath in a format with Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, Growth Spiral, and Explore seemed like the most powerful thing you could be doing.

While there were a handful of decklists here and there, Historic largely remained dominated by Jund Sacrifice and Goblins. My best guess is that after the Mythic Invitational, Historic fell out of favor because there was less hype around the format and people were anxiously awaiting a Muxus, Goblin Grandee ban. With few people actively working on the format and no Muxus ban in sight, Historic largely stagnated into the Mythic Invitational metagame.

Numerous testing teams have identified that Yasharn, Implacable Earth is the best way to tackle both Jund Sacrifice and Goblins in one card. Many Omnath players and Four-Color Midrange players have added one to four copies of this card in their 75's, clearly expecting a lot of Jund Sacrifice across the field. Omnath Ramp's inclusion of Yasharn is a good way to close out games or stabilize early. The matchup has seemed close, if not favored for Jund, however that quickly changes to favor Omnath for lists including multiple Yasharn in them.

Prediction: Omnath Ramp will be the most successful deck because of its percentage of the field and its good matchup against Jund Sacrifice (if playing Yasharn, Implacable Earth). Omnath decks not playing Yasharn will fall over to Jund Sacrifice.

Jund Sacrifice

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Jund Sacrifice by Seth Manfield

'Jund Sacrifice' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Seth Manfield

Event: 2020 Season Grand Finals

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $418.61

Cards

Witch's Oven

Market Price: $0.25

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{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $13.67

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({T}: Add {B} or {G}.)
As Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $10.09

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({T}: Add {R} or {G}.)
As Stomping Ground enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $23.26

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({T}: Add {B} or {R}.)
As Blood Crypt enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.49

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Liliana's Defeat

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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Destroy target black creature or black planeswalker. If that permanent was a Liliana planeswalker, her controller loses 3 life.

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.20

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Phyrexian Tower

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $16.83

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Add {B}{B}.

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Midnight Reaper

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.40

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Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, Midnight Reaper deals 1 damage to you and you draw a card.

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Claim the Firstborn

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.38

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Gain control of target creature with mana value 3 or less until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn.

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Noxious Grasp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.08

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker that's green or white. You gain 1 life.

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Collected Company

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $18.82

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Look at the top six cards of your library. Put up to two creature cards with mana value 3 or less from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Cauldron Familiar

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.53

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When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Dreadhorde Butcher

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.88

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Haste
Whenever Dreadhorde Butcher deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, put a +1/+1 counter on Dreadhorde Butcher.
When Dreadhorde Butcher dies, it deals damage equal to its power to any target.

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Dragonskull Summit

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $4.50

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Dragonskull Summit enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Mountain.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Cragcrown Pathway

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.35

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.21

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $16.72

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Kitesail Freebooter

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.19

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Flying
When Kitesail Freebooter enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. Exile that card until Kitesail Freebooter leaves the battlefield.

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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Redcap Melee deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If a nonred permanent is dealt damage this way, you sacrifice a land.

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Korvold, Fae-Cursed King

Color Identity:B,G,R

Market Price: $9.98

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Flying
Whenever Korvold, Fae-Cursed King enters the battlefield or attacks, sacrifice another permanent.
Whenever you sacrifice a permanent, put a +1/+1 counter on Korvold and draw a card.

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Priest of Forgotten Gods

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.36

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{T}, Sacrifice two other creatures: Any number of target players each lose 2 life and sacrifice a creature. You add {B}{B} and draw a card.

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Woodland Cemetery

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $5.51

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Woodland Cemetery enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Forest.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Woe Strider

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.46

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When Woe Strider enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 white Goat creature token.
Sacrifice another creature: Scry 1.
Escape—{3}{B}{B}, Exile four other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)
Woe Strider escapes with two +1/+1 counters on it.

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Mayhem Devil

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.45

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Whenever a player sacrifices a permanent, Mayhem Devil deals 1 damage to any target.

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Sheltered Thicket

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.68

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({T}: Add {R} or {G}.)
Sheltered Thicket enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Jund Sacrifice is my favorite archetype in Historic currently. The deck rewards tight play, deck knowledge, and format mastery. However, there is only so much you can do against a hate card like Yasharn, Implacable Earth, especially when a large portion of the field is maindecking multiple copies of it.

At the Mythic Invitational, Jund Sacrifice largely thrived from Goblins being at the top of the metagame. However, without Goblins representation and every deck gunning to beat Jund, this might be the worst deck to bring to the Grand Finals. These seven Jund players are likely hoping to face down the Goblins player, the Rakdos Arcanist player, and each other.

Predictions: Jund is going to perform poorly overall, and these players will have to play perfectly in most matches to get their wins.

Four-Color Midrange

Luis Scott-Vargas and his testing team did a good job keeping their "Turbo Pig" deck a secret for the event. The Omnath players were clearly not the only people to discover the secret of Yasharn, Implacable Earth in the current metagame, and Four-Color Midrange operates similarly to Sultai Midrange, just splashing white for the powerful hate card.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Four-Color Midrange by Luis Scott-Vargas

'Four-Color Midrange' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Luis Scott-Vargas

Event: 2020 Season Grand Finals

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $563.66

Cards

Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $6.38

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Whenever you tap a Forest for mana, add an additional {G}.
+1: Put three +1/+1 counters on up to one target noncreature land you control. Untap it. It becomes a 0/0 Elemental creature with vigilance and haste that's still a land.
−8: You get an emblem with "Lands you control have indestructible." Search your library for any number of Forest cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Drowned Catacomb

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $6.99

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Drowned Catacomb enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.09

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $7.98

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Zagoth Triome

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $14.83

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({T}: Add {B}, {G}, or {U}.)
Zagoth Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.30

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.21

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.56

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Mythos of Nethroi

Color Identity:B,G,W

Market Price: $0.40

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Destroy target nonland permanent if it's a creature or if {G}{W} was spent to cast this spell.

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.42

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Draw a card. You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $23.18

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({T}: Add {G} or {U}.)
As Breeding Pool enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Yasharn, Implacable Earth

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.33

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When Yasharn enters the battlefield, search your library for a basic Forest card and a basic Plains card, reveal those cards, put them into your hand, then shuffle.
Players can't pay life or sacrifice nonland permanents to cast spells or activate abilities.

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.45

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
−2: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a noncreature, nonland card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Glacial Fortress

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $5.28

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Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
{T}: Add {W} or {U}.

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Leyline of the Void

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $5.15

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If Leyline of the Void is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
If a card would be put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Eliminate

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.24

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker with mana value 3 or less.

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Essence Scatter

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.04

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Counter target creature spell.

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Witch's Vengeance

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.19

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Creatures of the creature type of your choice get -3/-3 until end of turn.

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Extinction Event

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.38

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Choose odd or even. Exile each creature with mana value of the chosen quality. (Zero is even.)

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $9.37

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying, where X is that spell's mana value.
Cycling {X}{1}{U} ({X}{1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Shark Typhoon, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying.

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Elder Gargaroth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $17.21

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Vigilance, reach, trample
Whenever Elder Gargaroth attacks or blocks, choose one —
• Create a 3/3 green Beast creature token.
• You gain 3 life.
• Draw a card.

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Grafdigger's Cage

Market Price: $1.68

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Creature cards in graveyards and libraries can't enter the battlefield.
Players can't cast spells from graveyards or libraries.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $16.72

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Hydroid Krasis

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $15.87

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When you cast this spell, you gain half X life and draw half X cards. Round down each time.
Flying, trample
Hydroid Krasis enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

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Indatha Triome

Color Identity:B,G,W

Market Price: $6.89

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({T}: Add {W}, {B}, or {G}.)
Indatha Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.81

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $12.23

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)
As Watery Grave enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.33

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $17.41

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $12.52

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
As Temple Garden enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $13.67

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({T}: Add {B} or {G}.)
As Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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I haven't been impressed with Sultai in Historic, and the addition of white doesn't change that. This deck feels like a targeted metagame choice, which is smart, however it feels like the prevalence of Omnath decks was not anticipated.

Prediction: Four-Color Midrange is going to crush the Jund decks and fold to the Omnath decks. Overall I predict Four-Color Midrange will have an average performance at the Grand Finals.

Neoform

Neoform, otherwise known as "basically Splinter Twin," is Historic's hot new combo deck.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Neoform by Michael Jacob

'Neoform' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Michael Jacob

Event: 2020 Season Grand Finals

Rank:

Historic

Market Price: $327.92

Cards

Dualcaster Mage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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Flash
When Dualcaster Mage enters the battlefield, copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $6.38

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Whenever you tap a Forest for mana, add an additional {G}.
+1: Put three +1/+1 counters on up to one target noncreature land you control. Untap it. It becomes a 0/0 Elemental creature with vigilance and haste that's still a land.
−8: You get an emblem with "Lands you control have indestructible." Search your library for any number of Forest cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Combat Celebrant

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $9.02

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If Combat Celebrant hasn't been exerted this turn, you may exert it as it attacks. When you do, untap all other creatures you control and after this phase, there is an additional combat phase. (An exerted creature won't untap during your next untap step.)

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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Redcap Melee deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If a nonred permanent is dealt damage this way, you sacrifice a land.

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Terror of the Peaks

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $22.01

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Flying
Spells your opponents cast that target Terror of the Peaks cost an additional 3 life to cast.
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, Terror of the Peaks deals damage equal to that creature's power to any target.

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Tuktuk Rubblefort

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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Defender, reach
Creatures you control have haste.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $11.85

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)
As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.42

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Draw a card. You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Neoform

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.45

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Search your library for a creature card with mana value equal to 1 plus the sacrificed creature's mana value, put that card onto the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it, then shuffle.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.33

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.34

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Glasspool Mimic

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $2.93

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You may have Glasspool Mimic enter the battlefield as a copy of a creature you control, except it's a Shapeshifter Rogue in addition to its other types.

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Sphinx of Foresight

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.43

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You may reveal this card from your opening hand. If you do, scry 3 at the beginning of your first upkeep.
Flying
At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.

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Riverglide Pathway

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $5.13

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Sea Gate Stormcaller

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $2.00

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Kicker {4}{U}
When Sea Gate Stormcaller enters the battlefield, copy the next instant or sorcery spell with mana value 2 or less you cast this turn when you cast it. If Sea Gate Stormcaller was kicked, copy that spell twice instead. You may choose new targets for the copies.

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Anger of the Gods

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.11

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Anger of the Gods deals 3 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Expansion // Explosion

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $2.56

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.33

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Sorcerous Spyglass

Market Price: $0.21

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As Sorcerous Spyglass enters the battlefield, look at an opponent's hand, then choose any card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Chemister's Insight

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Draw two cards.
Jump-start (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs. Then exile this card.)

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By Force

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.77

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Destroy X target artifacts.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $23.18

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({T}: Add {G} or {U}.)
As Breeding Pool enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Explore

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.14

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You may play an additional land this turn.
Draw a card.

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Tormod's Crypt

Market Price: $0.28

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Valakut Awakening

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $4.50

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Put any number of cards from your hand on the bottom of your library, then draw that many cards plus one.

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Fae of Wishes // Granted

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.23

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Paradise Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.56

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Paradise Druid has hexproof as long as it's untapped.(It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Fire Prophecy

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.19

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Fire Prophecy deals 3 damage to target creature. You may put a card from your hand on the bottom of your library. If you do, draw a card.

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Blast Zone

Market Price: $3.49

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Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone.
{3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with mana value equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Kira, Great Glass-Spinner

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $5.62

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Flying
Creatures you control have "Whenever this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability for the first time each turn, counter that spell or ability."

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Pact of Negation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $14.35

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Counter target spell.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay {3}{U}{U}. If you don't, you lose the game.

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Temple of Mystery

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.28

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Temple of Mystery enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Mystery enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $10.09

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({T}: Add {R} or {G}.)
As Stomping Ground enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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This deck operates by casting Sea Gate Stormcaller into Neoform to get Dualcaster Mage to copy Neoform to grab Dualcaster Mage to... you get the point. You end up with enough creatures with haste and a Cruel Celebrant to exert to deal lethal as early as turn three.

While turn-three combo kills are extremely powerful, the deck isn't as consistent as other combo decks (Goblins) and can often fold to Thoughtseize (which is decently represented in this field).

Prediction: Neoform will beat the Omnath decks because of lack of ways to interact in the early game, but lose to all the Sultai decks that have a lot of ways to interact with Neoform in the early game.

Everything Else

Azorius Control has felt surprisingly powerful on Arena ladder in the past week, having decent matchups against Jund Sacrifice and Omnath decks. Azorius Control has also historically had a decent matchup against Sultai. I would be comfortable bringing Azorius to this event, however most of the other decks in the field have felt lackluster. I don't anticipate any of the other decks to perform particularly well. Rakdos Arcanist struggles against Jund Sacrifice and Omnath. Goblins struggles against Jund Sacrifice and Omnath. Bant Control should just be splashing the fourth color for Omnath.

Overall

My overall prediction is the Omnath will be the most successful Historic archetype, especially the players metagaming against Jund Sacrifice. I think Jund Sacrifice will be the biggest loser of this event due to half the field playing Yasharn, Implacable Earth tech to combat the archetype.

It is also important to remember that Historic is only half of the Grand Finals, and Standard is equally as important in the event and shaping the outcomes. I'm excited to spend my weekend watching the Grand Finals and rooting for Emma Handy and Autumn Burchett!