Off-meta decks place top 8 at Players Tour Finals MTG Arena

The domination of Temur Reclamation may come to an end.

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In a field dominated by Temur and Four-Color Reclamation builds, several players advanced to the top eight MTG Arena Players Tour playoffs with off-meta decks.

A total of 74 Magic: The Gathering players had advanced to day two at the MTG Arena Players Tour Finals, with a majority of the field playing a version of Reclamation or Bant Ramp. But a few of the off-meta decks had advanced as well and made it all the way to the top eight at the end of day two. 

  • Benjamin Weitz: Four-Color Reclamation 
  • Allen Wu: Temur Reclamation
  • Patrick Fernandes: Temur Reclamation
  • Riku Kumagai: Mono-Black Aggro
  • Michael Jacob: Mardu Winota (Jengantha, the Wellspring)
  • Kristof Prinz: Four-Color Reclamation
  • Raphael Levy: Azorius Control (Yorion, Sky Nomad)
  • Christoffer Larsen: Jund Sacrifice
  • Piotr Glogowski: Four-Color Reclamation

The top eight players will compete in the MTG Arena PT Finals on Aug. 1 for a total prize pool of $250,000. They’ll also advance to the Players Tour Grand Finals later this year, along with competitors who finished eighth to 16th at day two of the PT finals today. 

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Day two was another day with the meta being dominated by Temur and Four-Color Reclamation. Bant Ramp also performed well on day one, along with off-meta builds like Mono-White Aggro and Mono-Green Aggro.  

Several players like Raphael Levy in the Magic Pro League and Michael Jacob brought Companion builds, earning them a spot in the top eight. And Mono-Black Aggro played by Riku Kumagai earned him a fourth-place finish at day two, and a good shot at winning the MTG Arena Finals on Aug. 1.