Actually, not maybe quite as much Madness as simply just discarding stuff. And a red aggro deck, with a side of green.
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.
These days, whenever new cards become available, BR or Rakdos is where my mind goes first, pretty much everytime. Its not generally the best color combination, but admittedly The Joker’s philosophy does have a certain appeal to me in fiction, which this combination embodies in its recklessness.
My favorite card from Battle for Zendikar block was easily Inverter of Truth, no question about it. Its just so weird and hard to use. So, now that the structure of Standard has shifted and Eldrazi Displacer isn’t as easy to use to kill you, maybe a deck built around it could work.
So, one of my favorite cards from Eldritch Moon was always Permeating Mass. Sure, its difficult to use, but you can’t deny its powerful. Actually very powerful. The problem is that its risky. If the Mass gets going, you’ll just lose all your own creatures as well.
Unless, their somehow protected from it. For example, in my EMN Prerelease deck I had a Permeating Mass and I played it happily, because I also had Voldaren Pariah and two Ishkanah, Grafwidows, who could do damage without having to enter into combat with all that Mass.
Monowhite Humans might be gone, as its going to lose quite a few of its key cards, but I think there’s room for another aggressive deck.
The actual thing that makes this possible is actually this card:
It is a “fast land” after all…
So… about that new Chandra…
I’ve been playing Tomoharu Saito’s UR Flash deck a lot recently. I love. I also like the Dragon variant, but Rattlechains and Dimensional Infiltrator is where its at for me. There already was a blue-white version of this deck, which also seems powerful, but this time it gets a huge boost in a couple of very good cards (okay, one good, two I think might very well make it):
I would love the new Liliana here, but this deck probably won’t have that many creatures…