Deck Of The Day #19 - Assaulting Standard

Deck Of The Day #19 - Assaulting Standard

Standard is full of options! Already tired of Standard? Check this deck from the top8 of a SCG IQ:...

Already tired of Standard? Check this deck from the top8 of a SCG IQ:

4 Jaddi Offshoot
4 Sidisi's Faithful
2 Duskwatch Recruiter
2 Crater Elemental
4 Mizzium Meddler
4 Goldnight Castigator
4 Profaner of the Dead
4 Assault Formation
3 Glint
4 Radiant Flames
4 Cinder Glade
3 Evolving Wilds
2 Forest
3 Game Trail
3 Island
3 Lumbering Falls
2 Mountain
2 Shivan Reef
3 Yavimaya Coast
Sideboard
1 Dispel
3 Fall of the Titans
2 Duskwatch Recruiter
1 Magmatic Chasm
2 Negate
3 Fevered Visions
3 Crumble to Dust

At first, when reading the decklist, I was lost. What is going on here? But then I read those Assault Formation and suddenly everything made sense. 3/3 or 4/4 for a single mana with meaningful abilities? 9/9 flier with haste for just 4 mana? Sign me on!

The bad news with these kind of decks is always related to what to do when we do not draw the namesake card (Formation in this case) - well, unsurprisingly, cards with high toughness are good at gaining us time. But here this effect is even more relevant: Sidisi's Faithful, Jaddi Offshoot and Profaner of the Dead are quite good at stalling the game, and Radiant Flames is quite similar to a Plague Wind in this Standard, when everybody is going as wide as possible with tokens and small creatures.

All in all, a refreshing option for those of you who are always seeking new options to play. 

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