Kaladesh Brews, pt. 5 – BR Aggro

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.

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My Favorite Decks from Pro Tour Eldritch Moon

Here’s a hint: Not all of the decks in the Top 8 are the best ones. Often the players 6-0 their drafts and then scramble their way into the top 8 with a mediocre deck backed by a great player and some luck. Remember Jon Finkel’s result in Pro Tour SOI? No one else managed to do anything with that deck. Remember the Monoblack Devotion from a few years back? At the end of its run, it was having around 40% win percentage, but since so many people played it, someone always did well with it and it always seemed to be on the top. So, maybe you shouldn’t go with the “big” deck.

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Eldritch Moon Brews, pt. 10 – Brewing with the Pariah

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?

Pack Rat

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Eldritch Moon Brews, pt. 9 – UW Spirits

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):


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