This was inspired by CptnBadass' "16 Vara": https://eternalwarcry.com/decks/details/P2hKNGlO4fs/16-vara
I was really hating his powerbase and it made me drop 600 ranks in an absolutely tragic gaming session, I could never get 6 mana for Caiphus and I was struggling to activate my cards, in my opinion this is a Tempo Combo deck and it should be played aggressively, Vara's Favor although powerful was making it hard to play out my combos and Strategize is way too slow for a card that doesn't generate advantage unlike Wisdom of the Elders, you don't want to grind in a Cookbook meta.
This deck has 28 powers including Crests, Banners and Seats, it has no transmutes and it's using Seek power to reach influence requirements more consistently. In my opinion this is an objectively superior version.
I cut Rindra from the main deck, I felt I already had too many units and it was sometimes difficult to achieve its influence requirements, I also added more removal and smoothed the progression, Feeding Time is necessary but it's too expensive to run 3.