Amonkhet Brews, pt. 8 – Nissa Energy Ramp

No Elven Mystic available, but that part of Standard seems to be permanently over. However, there is several fairly efficient manaproducers in the format, like Servant of the Conduit and Rishkar, Peema Renegade and then there’s these two:

There’s also Kiora, Master of the Depths, which might work, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

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Amonkhet Brews, pt. 6 – Big Red

As one of my favorite archetypes, I do have a tendency to try to make Big Red work during each Standard. There’s a couple of good cards that might make it viable:

Well, there’s a chance the BG decks will rise again, which would mean that red would be pretty bad again, as it can’t handle most of the bigger creatures, and Goblin Dark-Dwellers might just be better than Glorybringer anyhow, but that depends on the meta.

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Amonkhet Brews, pt. 5 – Back to Monoblue Brain in a Jar, Without the Brain

So, looking at Saffron Olive’s original list, we’ve lost a few cards, but not that many. Disperse can be easily replaced with cards that are strictly better, such as Compelling Deterrence, but Mage-Ring Network is a bit more problematic. Having played the deck some, it feels like a big loss.

On the other hand, there’s a number of cards with cycling, which could potentially be very good. As Foretold can replace the Brain in a Jar, especially in an environment with rampant artifact desctruction. Mix of both might also be a good idea.

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