Quote from Colt47 »Quote from JaishivaJai »What rank on the ladder for bo1 does it all become the same deck? I"m on gold level 3 and there is still a diversity in the decks.
I'm in gold at the moment and it feels like no one is really doing much in that tier. I've played probably 40-50 games over the last two days and I've seen nothing but blue, red, or white aggro. Sometimes it goes into Esper Control with Teferi or a gates deck.
I'm pretty sure the game gets a ton better at Platinum and Diamond, since that is where I've seen the most people just camp out their days.
It is very clear that mono-red and mono-blue dominate the meta. However, there are a good variety of decks when I play. There is also straight G/B Midrange explore, and explore with hydroid krasis. Other krasis decks around besides that. My guess is that the mono red and blue decks account for 30-50% of the meta.
Recently, I've tuned my bo1 deck even further and beat mono-red consistently, and mono-blue nearly as often. It's helped me gain some points. Magic tends to just have metas like that in general with standard. 1-2 decks may dominate for a while. Then a new set comes, or the meta adapts and there's greater diversity again.