Well, apparently, Voldaren Pariah is a bomb, at least based on my experience in Limited. Sure, Limited and Standard are really different worlds, but when something functions really well in Limited, you should at least test it in Standard. Remember this guy?
Okay, maybe Voldaren Pariah isn’t quite on that level… or even close to that level, actually, but anyhow, the point stands.
Okay, she’s a bit costly for Standard and the Madness cost is anything but easy to pay. Also, there’s the problem of quite a few opponents playing tokens as well, as those strategies are very popular right now. Some cards that are or should be popular in this regard:
Actually, there’s quite a few others that could see play in some decks, but you’ll never know.
How about this?
Or how about this?
BU Pariah Zombies
What about a more aggressive build with red with this a finisher? There’s a problem with the manabase, though…
… and finally, a monoblack version.