This is an update of a similar deck from a while back involving milling Azindel, Revealed
and some various sentinels and then popping them out relatively early game using Grasping at Shadows
and Stirring Sand
respectively. With the addition of Kairos, Grand Champion
and Ramba, Arena Showman
I think this strategy has a lot more viability than before. Ultimately, if you can manage to get both Kairos and Azindel on the field at the same time, you win. I’m still tinkering with the exact mix, but I’ve found that this strategy reliably lets me get Kairos and other big baddies out quicker than the straightforward Praxis ramp strategies utilizing him.
The current meta is pretty chaotic, but there are definitely a few things that can completely shut down this deck; particularly: Vanquisher's Blade
, and Adjudicator's Gavel
. Depending on how things shake out it may make more sense to run Unmake
and trim some of the removal and/or switch out Kerendon Merchant
for Ebon Dune Smuggler
to counter those kinds of strats. As it stands I like having the shadow merchant’s deadly for tempo and Vara's Choice
for scouting as well as a healthy dose of permanent removal with Cremate
I’ll try to keep this updated as things progress. Any suggestions appreciated. One thing is for sure, it can be a lot of fun to play with this deck.