I am about to be super honest with you all. I am not the most comfortable with this so be gentle.
The core of my standard deck is the following:
4 Kiora’s Follower
1 Caryatid/rattlesnake (think i like Caryatid more)
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Hornet Nest
1 Nylea’s Disciple
4 Prophet of Kruphix
1 Arbor Colossus
(currently in 1 Keranos)
1 Hornet Queen
1 Soul of New Phyrexia
1 Bow of Nylea
Cards that our out are:
1 Burring Tree
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Prime Speaker
So my issues post rotation are with the lost of Shock lands and losing those 4 key cards can i fix my tool box for the new standard?
So here are my thoughts for you to destroy or offer your advice.
1, The mana will be the key to new standard.
2, There are 3 or 4 stupid fast decks in the format that we can expect to crush the field, we can’t loose to fast agro…
3, Sagu Mauler is the finisher we want.
Okay so lets look at the options.
Stay Red splash.
I think that red is the strongest against fighting against the agro decks. Circle of Flame is a beating but that is a sideboard card at best right? And who is going to argue with Savage Knuckleblade? Guy is a house.
But are there enough depth for us?
The first gut feeling go Black.
Black gives us sudo card advantage with Hythonia the Cruel and Pharika. Creature wraths are super powerful. And turning dead cards in to sudo removal spells is just good. Black also gives us a great 1 drop in Cruel Sadist and another amazing card advantage in Soul of Innistrad.
But then there is the White option.
Herald of Anafenza in the other killer 1 drop in the format. And it just compounds with what my deck wants to do. How many times can i use it a turn? How is Dauntless River Marshal or Fleecemane Lion as our 2 drop. And Soul of Theros is another house when it comes to a surprise Alpha.
So thoughts? Help? For the first time in a while i am not sure what to do.