Brawl Deck Time: Aryel

A 4/4 Vigilance for four mana is at least playable… sort of. And there’s quite a few knights available. I thought they were supposed to be rarer than soldiers?

Aryel, Knight of Windgrace
2WB
Legendary Creature – Human Knight
Vigilance

2W, T: Create a 2/2 white Knight creature token with vigilance.

B, T, Tap X untapped Knights you control: Destroy target creature with power X or less.
4/4

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Brawl Deck Time: Angrath Pirates

As you have probably heard, since you’re here, WotC announced a new format today. It’s known as Brawl. If you didn’t hear about, you can find it here. Basically 60 card Commander with Standard legal cards, 30 starting life and some rules they apparently haven’t really thought through on when the commander goes to the Command Zone.

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EDH Deck Time: The Scarab God

Black and blue are my favorite colors, but for the longest time, I’ve had trouble finding commanders from that combination. Sure, there’s 24 previous ones, but most of them just don’t feel like good commanders. Well, fun commanders. The last of Bolas’s secret weapons, The Scarab God, just might work.

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Amonkhet Brews, pt. 12 – Faith of the Devoted

A less talked about card, Faith of the Devoted could be the key card in a deck much like the more popular brewing target Drake Haven, but with colors I enjoy more in Standard. Not that the pair is generally very well supported, but doesn’t mean I can’t try.

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Amonkhet Brews, pt. 1 – BR Madness

I’m back having completely missed Aether Revolt. Just couldn’t bring myself to brew than. However, now I do have some ideas. During Kaladesh I did less than usual. The whole block just didn’t feel fun for me. I guess I could sort of see where Standard was going or something.

Let’s start with two cards I’ve already found very interesting.

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The Magical History of Black Draw Spells

Since the early days of the game, black has been secondary with cards with blue being the king. Still, while blue’s history with this is all about changing costs and not much more, black has a more detailed history, which gives us clues into how WotC views different resources and their values.

The benchmark these days seems to be Read the Bones, which is quite strong, seeing plenty of Standard play. But how did we get there?

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