Seems to me, thusfar, white has gotten the best tools out of Eldritch Moon, which is a bit problematic, since it was already such a good color in Standard. There isn’t even much rotating out, when Kaladesh comes in. So, I thought why even play other colors? There were actually a couple of fairly well performing Big White decks early in the format, but they fell on the wayside for whatever reason. Still, the bomb contingency in this set is so good, I think this is something one might try… Is this going to be the most expensive monocolored deck in Standard ever?
My major problem with Arlinn Kord has been the lack of GR five drops that have some sort of evasion, or semi-evasion such as trample. So, maybe I’ll skip a step and go straight for the six drops and how about this one:
I didn’t even realize it was legal, but it was reprinted in Origins as one of the cards in the beginner packages and is therefore Standard legal. I know it has the problem of not doing anything when it first hits the board, but with Arlinn, it does at least one thing: hits very, very fast and hard. 10/10 with trample, vigilance and haste for six mana seems like a fine bargain to me.
Of course, Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy would be good here, but assuming we’re not all made of money (I am, sort of, but even I’m not willing to put a that much money into them), so let’s call this a budget version, although I’m not sure Jace would make this that much better. Besides, Jace isn’t taking space from actual fun cards.
This is also for those of us, who miss the constant shuffling of fetches. If there is someone like that out there.
The mana is awkward, but I think this could work. The problem with clues is that they aren’t generally as valuable as you’d hope they would be. Here, we can use Thopter Spy Network for extra advantage, but generally the clues just aren’t worth it.