I do think that the third Battle Rage is strong at the moment. I had very good results with Ur Bloo and Grixis Shadow packing three of them, lately, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back in this metagame.
It’s obviously too early to state anything. But, either in goldfishing and in the limited amount of testing I made with the deck, swinging with it meant flashbacking on turn three (unless I needed a piece of disruption) one of the six/seven pump spells we play, which means swinging for a lot with it anyway. If the deck isn’t going to be worth it, the problem isn’t due to the lack of power in Dreadhorde Arcanist.
What are people consensus on Dreadhorde Arcanist Shadow Zoo builds? I know it’s more Aggro than Midrange, but this seems the only topic where it’s worth discussing it. I saw it in action and it seemed unreal. Become Immense on Arcanist, copy Become Immense on Shadow, TBR for the win on turn three quite consistently. I especially loved Kiln Fiend versions.
It may be hands down the best version of this deck for the current metagame (with its limits, obviously).