Eldritch Moon previews are in full swing, and our top-selling cards tell that story well. New tribal support and splashy cards ready to shake up Standard make us revisit Shadows over Innistrad to see what we missed.
Going back further doesn't hurt either.
Triskaidekaphobia is still a scary card to play around with. Eldrazi Displacer is still an engine and answer if you're not on the White-Green Tokens plans. Rattlechains finally took a dip out of the Top 10. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar isn't getting any worse either.
#10: Lambholt Pacifist
Lambholt Pacifist is a powerful attacker despite its rules text. With a Gideon, Ally of Zendikar emblem or +1/+1 counter from Nissa, Voice of Zendikar the Pacifist is surprisingly aggressive as a "3/3" two-drop. As both a defense and offensive turn in the White-Green Tokens deck, it played a powerful role that's kept the deck in Grand Prix winner's hands, including Evan Petre's at Pittsburgh over the weekend:
#9: Tireless Tracker
Tireless Tracker has been a mainstay of the Top 10 Super Sellers for several weeks. While it's addition to Legacy Lands made it a surprising Eternal hit already, as a value engine it's still a contender in Standard. Yuuki Ichikawa believed Bant Company was the best deck for Grand Prix Taipei, then proved it by winning it all. Tireless Tracker was just one of the many, and important, ways for the deck to full ahead:
#8: Always Watching
If you're into aggressive decks but not on a Tokens build the odds are good that it's Humans that tickled your fancy. Always Watching is part of what makes going wide with actual creature cards attractive, and it played a key role for Tom Ross in his victory at the Orlando Open last weekend:
#7: Reality Smasher
Reality Smasher may be out of Standard favor these days, but the Eldrazi lives on in Modern and beyond. If you're unconvinced, World Champion Seth Manfield showed you exactly why in his recap of Bant Eldrazi in Modern:
#6: Declaration in Stone
While Declaration in Stone wasn't a flash piece of the main decks across the both Grand Prix Top 8s over the weekend, it appeared in droves in the sideboard. The two mana sorcery became the premier removal spell, answering tokens without giving anything up and exiling annoying creatures like Archangel Avacyn.
Pascal Maynard nearly clinched Platinum with his take on Bant Humans, complete with Declaration in Stone hanging out in the sideboard:
#5: Diregraf Colossus
Diregraf Colossus is a premiere Zombie card from Shadows over Innistrad and hype for tribal boosts coming in Eldritch Moon is moving these fast. If Zombies get the breakout push they're due, expect to see the Colossus make its case for Standard soon.
Wedge, of course, has been on the Zombie case awhile with his budget build that shows off that Diregraf Colossus can do:
#4: Thought-Knot Seer
When I said Reality Smasher made its way into Eternal formats I wasn't kidding: Thought-Knot Seer is another powerful Eldrazi that's made waves, and Mark Hornung's finalist finish at the most recent Eternal Extravaganza shows just was the Eldrazi can do—without any "Power" to help them out:
#3: Ever After
Ever After promises to make graveyard shenanigans a thing again in Standard. While we're waiting to see how delirium—filling your graveyards with lots of different cards—gets a boost in Eldritch Moon you can start to see why Ever After feels like the next best Standard thing with Conley Woods and his value-based Mardu build:
#2: Thalia's Lieutenant
Friday, Thalia's Lieutenant was just an honorable mention outside the Top 10. Monday put it back up almost to the very top. Aggro decks are good, and a quick glance at Pascal Maynard's Bant Humans shows why these top-selling cards are clustered around a narrow set of options.
#1: Relentless Dead
Relentless Dead took the top slot again and it's no secret why: Eldritch Moon. If you're into Zombies, Relentless Dead looks great. If you plan on madness, Relentless Dead is a way to reload your hand later. If getting aggressive is still cool, Relentless Dead has menace to push though (perhaps after Diregraf Colossus hits the battlefield).
To find out if Relentless Dead really is the future of Standard—a reasonable bet given Liliana and her inclination to use Zombies to overrun any opposition—keep an eye on TCGplayer.com for the latest cards and daily preview recaps. We can't wait to find out either!