I decided to try to do this as a video. I’m not only showing you the deck, I’m going through my process as well.
Tormod seems interesting, if underpowered, but than again, all partners should be underpowered, because you do get two. Looking at the various potential partners, the only one I found fun enough is [scryfall]Ghost of Ramirez DePietro[/scryfall], another underpowered commander. I do also like how Ghost enables a certain amount of diplomacy, even if that is kind of hard to utilize.
WHat to do with this pair? Madness? I guess it doesn’t actually work due to the new rules. Delve? That’s are handily largely in blue and black. Both also have plenty of self-mill and cycling, which are helpful.
Feels weird that this is uncommon as it seems very powerful and interesting to build around. I could easily see this as a mythic. I guess the requirement for three cards to exile makes this somewhat clunky, but potential is definitely there.
Spoilers for new Theros started yesterday. There were leaks before, but I’m going to be boring and join the no-leaks crowd. This means that we only have three cards to play with at this point. Not sure there was anything Standard playable anyhow. (Although there might have been, I just don’t remember.)
But let’s start with this.
I can’t be the only one who wants to read this name as ‘Errata’.
I should note that the effect of shuffling this into your deck is a trigger and the target is the other creature. The trigger won’t be countered if Etrata is no longer on the battlefield. Also, you can always just choose to put her into your command zone anyhow.
I’ve sort of being looking forward to this, but there’s a problem. There just isn’t anything that would make a pirates deck better. I mean, there’s a couple of really strong Pirates. I like [scryfall]Warsail Marauder[/scryfall] and [scryfall]Dire Fleet Daredevil[/scryfall], but they both have problems. The Marauder’s ability just doesn’t do much, if all creatures you control already have evasion, and Daredevil is of the wrong color.
There’s these two:
[scryfall]Favorable Winds[/scryfall] is back. I don’t think anyone was glamoring for it, but it might have it’s uses. Let’s see what could benefit from it.
I can work with this…