This feels like a list of random cards I find interesting, but I’m telling you there’s a point. Somewhere. Its a bit of control deck and I have no idea whether it would work or not, because bringing in a new resource (this time exiled cards owned by opponents) complicates things. Still, why not?
Despite flavor problems, I’m choosing to call this Rakdos anyhow.
The core is kind of a no-brainer with all the Landfall-creatures, but there’s more to this deck than that. Finding ways to use all the mana you have on table after triggering the Landfall numerous times has to be used in some way.
Anyhow, the basis for this deck are these two:
Long time readers (if we have such) have probably noticed my tendency to go this way. I just like the disruptive aggro archetype. The problem, of course, is the loss of [scryfall]Thoughtseize[/scryfall], as well as several good aggressive creatures which made this archetype playable, but I think this little beaut holds some possibilities:
(What happened to her? Why did a 4/4 become a 2/3?)
Sam Black was playing a monowhite deck during the Standard portion of this year’s World Championships. It was largely based on a deck played by the famous White Weenie afficionado (this may be the first time I’ve ever used that word) Craig Wescoe, which in turn was based on a monowhite tokens deck played by some lesser known player. (Sorry, I forgot your name and TCGPlayer is down, so I can’t go and check either.)
Most of the card will survive the rotation, but I thought maybe I’d like to bring in black anyhow. Just as a splash, though.
We are probably only in the early stages of allies. There will probably be more coming later, but this is what I would do at this point. Not many choices actually, but what can you do?
Admittedly I’m not getting the same kind of inspiration from this set as I get from other sets, but I do have some ideas. Here’s one. [scryfall]Smother Abomination[/scryfall] is a bomb.
[scryfall]Forerunner of Slaughter[/scryfall] is probably pretty good too.
I don’t think [scryfall]Scythe Leopard[/scryfall] will be the next [scryfall]Steppe Lynx[/scryfall], but it does have some potential. I’m not sure about the [scryfall]Undergrowth Champion[/scryfall]. There must be some reason it was made a mythic, but I’m not sure I see it. Still, I would like to test it. The thing is, there will be a suite of removal that is popular and it is going to have to react to what is happening in the metagame. Is it going to be good? Are people going to have to rely on something to kill all the big Eldrazi, perhaps this little guy can get through. Perhaps the triggers are just valuable enough to play it anyway. After all, it can quite easily grow beyond [scryfall]Languish[/scryfall].
Its way too early to tell what kind of decks you can actually play in the format, but why would I let that stop me? Therefore, this little idea: