There are three final gauntlet decks I would like to include. The first one may not be terribly competitive, but it will be popular, at least in the beginning. This is the basic Myr deck.
This deck will show up in a variety of colors, but white will be the most popular for Tempered Steel, Myrsmith, and Origin Spellbomb. Splashes of Red will be most common to increase the removal to get the little guys across the field or provide reach. Other cards considered for this deck were Infiltration Lens, Myr Reservoir, and Sunblast Angel.
The second deck is a W/G Metalcraft Deck which attempts to abuse the +2/+2 boosting power of Metalcraft.
There were several paths this deck can take. It can evolve into an Elf deck using Ezuri, Renegade Leader, but regeneration isn’t that desireable and other elves aren’t really that strong in this set. It can evolve into a white Equipment deck using Kemba, Kha Regent and friends, or it can drop Green and splash for another color such as Red or Blue. Other cards considered for this deck included Sword of Body and Mind, Slice in Twain, Nim Deathmantle, and Sunblast Angel.
The third deck is a green based infect deck. While our earlier infect deck was concerned with overwhelming the board with threats this deck is more concerned with pushing green’s powerful creatures like Putrifax through the red zone.
Big Green Monsters Inc
One of the goals of this deck was to try out different cards. Imprinting Putrefax on Mimic Vat is nearly sure to win the game. I left out Untamed Might and Livewire Lash, despite their inclusion in the black version to try out different equipment combinations, not necessarily because this is the best package, or because that is the best package. The goal is to play with as many cards as possible and ask “Does this work?” Other cards considered were Trigon of Rage, Trigon of Infestation, and Grasp of Darkness.
As a reminder, these decks do not have sideboards. After mashing these decks against one another we’ll begin the process of determining which cards need tweaking, which need removing, and which will move to the sideboard.