Yeah, that's been my impression so far too. I've done four drafts, and I've played exactly one maindeck Naturalize-effect every time, and I've prioritized picking up more to board in. Sundering Vitae is great, and Smash to Smithereens is such a beating. I think it's a good idea to consider boarding into a more aggressive deck if you board in a couple, in order to take advantage of the three free damage.
I just drafted B/G again (a very fun archetype!):
Gharial was no less impressive this time. The guy is really fierce! I went 3-0 with this one.
i would have played the third thalid too, helps convoke quite a bit and makes for great sacrifice fodder.
I considered it, but ultimately decided against it; I didn't want too many cards with too little impact, and on their own, the Thallids are pretty weak. Might certainly have been incorrect, but there was some logic behind it.
Yeah. I was on the lookout for Scions, but I only saw three: in my P1P1 (where I took Dismember), my P1P2 (where I took Vengeful Rebirth), and my P3P1 (where I took Vendilion Clique). But they weren't crucial to my deck or anything. Rusalka and Mortarpod were pretty nuts, yeah.
Packs with generic good cards are probably the best; you don't want too many block-specific synergy cards (which Theros has a number of). Gatekeepers in Dragon's Maze are also not great, nor are the various Maze creatures (Maze Rusher, etc), and Cluestones aren't terrific either, so although I like Dragon's Maze in theory, I don't think it's necessarily the best. Fate Reforged isn't bad, but its commons aren't fantastic. I might go with Khans; the morphs and multicolored cards seem like they should be pretty good in the format.
@sene: i am counting that as a domain deck gone wrong it just seems a little impractical without rampant growths, but good for you if it worked!
Well, I didn't try to draft Domain, so... Rampant Growths and whatnot don't seem particularly stellar in this deck, as you're not really trying to ramp or anything; Sylvan Bounty would honestly be quite a bit better in this sort of deck. To me it seems like you're talking about a different archetype altogether, but what do I know? It was only my first draft.
I'm not yet convinced that ZWR was ever a thing, though toodumbtopost says it was; I've played Limited on Modo for many years at this point, and I've never seen it there. Though I guess I haven't logged on literally every weekend or anything, and sometimes they throw curveballs at us during Thanksgiving or Easter or whatever.
savage twister is quite savage indeed, but only one deck in the format really wants it (since ub can't splash it).
You say that...
This deck seemed pretty absurd, and I did go 3-0 with ease. Though I assume this was an easy one mostly due to most players being new to the format still, so I got passed everything I needed. Maindeck Smash to Smithereens was very nice.
For the record, I tanked a while over whether to run Æthersnipe or the second Scuttling Death. Not sure what was right. Could even have cut Necroskitter; I did board it out every game (for more Shatter-effects).