I don’t have that much experience with either set and I would rather do this later, when I’m more familiar with it, but on the other hand, my job won’t let me play very much after my summer vacation, so I might as well do his now.
Part of me loves the fact that Monoblack Zombies won, but part of me also hates it, because now everyone know about the deck and how good it is, so I can’t play it anymore. So, let’s dig a little deeper once again.
Last weekend I played a PPTQ. I didn’t do well, but whatever. I think my deck choice was pretty good. I just wasn’t playing optimally myself. However, what I wanted to talk about was [scryfall]Saheeli Rai[/scryfall].
Since the cat is out, maybe moving from white to green is better.
Apparently I’m not the only one who feels like Cartouche is a dirty word.
A less talked about card, [scryfall]Faith of the Devoted[/scryfall] could be the key card in a deck much like the more popular brewing target [scryfall]Drake Haven[/scryfall], 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.
I’ve seen some versions of this deck out there, but here’s mine anyhow.
There’s a couple of pretty strong zombies in the new set, so perhaps the archetype would finally be strong enough, although I do have my reservations.
Liliana wins on her own. We just need to protect her long enough. The state of the format is such, that this grindy approach might not work, but come on, Liliana.
No [scryfall]Elven Mystic[/scryfall] available, but that part of Standard seems to be permanently over. However, there is several fairly efficient manaproducers in the format, like [scryfall]Servant of the Conduit[/scryfall] and [scryfall]Rishkar, Peema Renegade[/scryfall] and then there’s these two:
There’s also [scryfall]Kiora, Master of the Depths[/scryfall], which might work, but I wouldn’t bet on it.