I recently came second at a local Regional Championships Qualifier with Mono Blue Spirits, conceding to a friend in the finals so that he could get the invite (I am already qualified). Leading up to the event, I had played the deck quite a lot on Magic Online to decent success, and I felt good about most of my matchups against the top decks outside Black-Red Midrange and Mono Red Aggro. Most importantly, I really enjoyed playing the deck, and it reminded me a lot of playing Blue-White Delver in Standard back in the day.
In today’s article, I will be going through the archetype in depth. As most Mono Blue Spirts lists look very similar, I won’t give much attention to the decklist, but instead I want to focus on how to make mulligan decisions with this deck and how to sequence out the first few turns, as I think that is much more important with this deck than most others. I’ll then round it off with some important tips and tricks to be aware of, as well as a sideboard guide for the most played decks!