Monday, 16 January 2017

Aether Revolt - The best of the best?

Are these the top 10 cards of Aether Revolt? Well they are according to Channel Fireball

10: Spire of Industry

Spire of Industry provides an additional 5-color land in Standard alongside Aether Hub. You're already strongly incentivized to play artifacts in Standard, and Spire of Industry seems like a huge boost to these decks.

9: Shock

Shock may not be something new but it does make a welcome return.

8: Sram’s Expertise

Sram's Expertise is just the kind of effect we need to make token strategies viable. Sram’s Expertise essentially costs 1 mana when you’re able to cast a 3-mana spell for free, allowing you to flood the battlefield quickly with tokens.

7: Oath of Ajani

Oath of Ajani into Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is good by itself but this card is much more than that.

6: Rishkar, Peema Renegade

My personal favourite, Rishkar, Peema Renegade can generate a ton of mana along with a card like Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, and is a welcome addition to my standard elf deck.

Disallow is going to be one of the best counterspells we've had in some time. 3 mana is a reasonable cost but what makes this good is that it stops activated and triggered abilites as well.

4: Felidar Guardian

So this is here because of “Saheeli Twin.” Combined with Saheeli Rai, you can create a copy of Felidar Guardian with haste, blink Saheeli Rai back to 3 loyalty, and repeat the process infinite times. This combo is sure to shake things up, and makes Felidar Guardian potentially the most important card printed in Aether Revolt for Standard. With all of that said, Felidar Guardian is weak on its own, Time will tell how much of an impact this combi has.

3: Yahenni’s Expertise

An obvious staple sweeper for black decks in Standard, Yahenni's Expertise allows you to both sweep the board and add to it at the same time. You also get the added luxury of casting a Ruinous Path or To the Slaughter for free to kill any troublesome planeswalkers that it can’t deal with. 

2: Heart of Kiran

Heart of Kiran is the obvious fill-in for the newly banned Smuggler’s Copter as a Vehicle that works well both with and against planeswalkers. 

and what is number one? Of course ...

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No? Maybe thats just something I might play. Ok what about 1: Fatal Push

Is this the black Path to Exile, could it really be that good? Time will tell.

What do you think are the Top 10 Cards in Aether Revolt? 

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