This version soft-stops at 6 power against most decks, but sometimes you do go for the 8 for Vara. I hated playing every version that had the dorky 0/3 as it was just terrible anytime but in opening hand. Love playing against all the decks that run x/1's with 4x favor. 8 emblems feels so good in this deck as well with more sac fodder and the incidental pinging not being a concern with all the lifegain. Unfortunately, 6 hours was not enough time to complete my ECQ run today, so won't be playing this in the top 64. Good luck out there!