Quote from ketoglutarate »i am really glad my suggestions of unclaimed territory and kitesail freebooter+meddling mage (but not the eldrazi displacer, lol!) was well received, and even improved by some of you! good job guys! the deck seems really fun and extremely competitive! I love its proactivity!
Not to be a party pooper, but the idea was floating around a couple of weeks before you joined the thread
Quote from kingcars »Haha! Meddling Mage is quite hilarious alongside Freebooter (and Reflector Mage). Freebooter is most definitely a card worth testing since it fills a spot in the curve that the bant black deck desperately needed and may provide enough disruption to make up for its slower clock when compared to the bant red lists. It also provides evasion, which is something I was searching for in my previous testing of the bant black deck, as I have posted about on here. It's an exciting card, but it's not a for sure slam dunk. Too early to tell. I do think that the bant black deck will most certainly go in an almost hatebears-esque direction, using stuff like Freebooter, Meddling Mage, Reflector Mage and whichever Thalia(s) you want to run.
Either way, I think the fact that so many of us were able to merge our ideas and generally agree on a shell after so many pages of back and forth means quite a bit.
Also, has anyone been watching SCG Cinci? there's a 5 color Ancient Ziggurat Humans deck running Aether Vial. Reminds me a lot of the original 5 color list from last year with the obvious new improvements like Freebooter and Unclaimed Territory. No Paths or CoCo or anything of the sort. One thing to note is with only Vial as a non-creature spell, Thalia 1.0 is much better here.