FoA gave a lot of new toys to Mono-Time decks; this deck utilizes three of them:
- Mono-Time is a great deck to utilize the market for either nabbing narrow, but situationally powerful cards or for access to copies #4-7 of its staple threats. Especially Xenan Obelisk
synergizes extremely well with the Merchant; as Merchant into marketed Obelisk is a very powerful 7-power-play.
Teacher of Humility
- An amazing hoser card that turns opposing card-draw spells like Strategize
and Wisdom of the Elders
into real liabilities, and it comes on a good-sized body. That said, only time will tell whether this card lives up to the big expectations.
- Bounce effects are pretty cool in mono-Time as they reset Killer, get more value out of Temple Scribe
or Amber Acolyte
or swing a race in your favor. However, sometimes it was hard to give up main-deck slots for Praxis Displacer
. The Standard changes this; giving you a nice Power-Teleport
hybrid to run in your power slots.
The deck may certainly be far from optimal and there are a lot of cards that remain to be experimented with (Thundering Kerasaur
comes to mind, as does Gnash, Pridemaster
). However, I do believe this list is a good starting point to explore probably one of the top archetypes in FoA.
The meta is still very fresh; which is why I decided against publishing a sideboard already.
Comments are highly appreciated!
EDIT: After some experimentation, I found having a power in the Market is invaluable as an insurance against getting screwed, especially in a deck with multiple high drops. Cut the possibly least influential card.
EDIT2: Removed the Hourglass from the Market, replaced with Striking Snake Formation to have an edge in midrange mirrors.