Today I’d like to announce a major update to the Bagoum Tier List. This update follows meta testing and experimentation by myself and many other top players (whose names you can find attached to decklists). Special shoutout to Zyx and tundranocaps for banging out Spell Reva’s new place in the meta!
The most exciting things to emerge in the past half-month have been three new archetypes: Midrange Reva, Spell Reva, and Control Argeon. Midrange Reva was included in the last major tier list update, and since then, I’ve become somewhat less convinced of its ability to actually set a strong win condition. However, Spell Reva and Control Argeon represent solid redefinitions of older archetypes, and I’m looking forward to seeing how both of them develop in the next half-month. Both of these archetypes deserve spots in Tier A based on the testing we’ve done as well as Kolos’ performance the other day. (I do have Kolos’ decklists from the Open, but I was asked not to release them for now, so they are not on the tier list.)
Spell Reva is an archetype you should watch for in the coming weeks-- it’s essentially a reformed version of Aggro Reva, adapted to the slower meta. While I’m still keeping these two archetypes separate for now, they will likely end up being merged in the next tier list update.
I’m both happy and sad to see the revival of Big Lilithe and Swarm Lilithe, two archetypes which I’d personally hoped wouldn’t see the light of day again. I think more experimentation needs to be done with Swarm Lilithe before I move it up (HINT: VOID STEAL), but ultimately the slower Skorn AAT meta is opening doors for both archetypes. It won’t be long before we start seeing balance threads about Revenant and DFC at this rate
A lot of archetypes dropped simply because they’re not seeing enough play. It’s somewhat regrettable, but such is the meta FeelsSadMan . No archetypes were removed this update, but there are some archetypes up for deletion in the next update-- most prominently Aggro Lilithe, Donald Faie Trump, Control Reva, Mech Kara, Mech Vaath, and Aggro Zirix. If you don’t want to see these archetypes removed from the tier list, you might want to start playing them!
In other news… I’m planning a community project, unrelated to Bagoum, which I’ll probably announce today or tomorrow. I wonder what it might be? Look forward to it!