What’s up, everyone! It’s been a couple of weeks since my two part set review dropped, and since then, I’ve been actively playing around with the new set as much as possible. At the start of the year, I was supremely hopeful for the game’s Standard format. With the release of Sun & Moon, I was supremely hopeful for Standard format. With the release of Guardians Rising, well, you see where this is going. The third time had to be the charm. They couldn’t keep getting away with allowing the game to exist in these states. They had to see the problems, they had to know to fix it.
Boy, did they ever. Guardians Rising might be the best set released since Phantom Forces, or even going way back to Noble Victories or Stormfront. This set is spectacular, phenomenal, incredible, you name it. The combination of Tapu Lele-GX and Field Blower alone have singlehandedly saved the format, in my opinion. The amount of viable decks and techs has skyrocketed, and even better, we’re seeing the long awaited reemergence of the lost “league deck.” You know, the ones that aren’t designed to win a tournament, but stand a chance at winning in a manner that’s actually enjoyable? Yeah, those. Guardians Rising brought those back. I’m rambling again, and there’s a ton I want to discuss regarding the state of the game and Seattle, so let’s leave this incoherent babble behind and get into it.
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