I've taken this deck in a couple different directions. It started off being near-entirely devoted to combat steps (and having many of them), then switched into a token deck when I (accidentally) bought a copy of Hazezon Tamar, buuut that's not where I like my fun. Running strictly tokens is too much book-keeping for my personal preferences, so I seized upon the "legendary things matter" archetype that's specialized by Reki and Sisay, but put it into Naya. The deck functions most like its first (combat-related) identity now with a touch of tribal and goodstuff on the side. It's also pretty explosive and makes for quicker yet very satisfying games.
A couple self-critiques on the deck: It's got a ton of ramp and fixing in it, so most of the early game is literally draw, play, shuffle shuffle shuffle, cut, repeat. I'll likely cut one or two ramp cards soon and replace some of the lesser dual lands (guildgates and refuges, I'm looking at you) with basics and check lands. Also, I have run out of basics before.
For the legends package, Polukranos (or, as I lovingly refer to him, Polly Pocket) is mainly a place-holder until I find something better to put in his place, but is also in there because he's the shiny duel decks version and I felt bad for not having him sleeved up in a deck. Also, Yomiji may be on the chopping block in the near future because I already have a ton of recursion, so do I really need more for a whopping seven mana?
Speaking of recursion, this deck has two modes: ramp and aggro. Because I like having a ton of bodies on the field and I like winning with them quicker than other decks would like, I leave the board wipes to the other decks. Inevitably, the board will be wiped one or more times, and that's why recursion is important in here. I once won a game solely because I played Faith's Reward right after a wipe, and it was glorious. On a note similar to recursion, puking creatures from your deck to the field is a great way to accelerate your game and bash face more epicly, and Lurking Predators in this deck is probably more-deserving of worship than any of the gods. Segueing to the gods, I value them, Tajic, Frontline Medic, and Dauntless Escort rather highly for providing the the durability of being indestructible.
So yeah, this is a very fun deck that will accelerate the pace of the game (partly because you make yourself the, or one of the, biggest threats at the table) and makes use of a ton of unique Legends for crushingly brutal swings.
Ultimately, I like to think of this deck as what I would do if Boros had ramp.
The idea seems pretty interesting, however, instead of seeing it as what to do if Boros had ramp, I see it as "if Sisay was Naya" ;).
Have you followed up this deck at all? Have you played it further anything else you'd like to add, cut, etc.?
Oh, and how do you accidentally buy a $40 card? lol
It is probably more accurate to say this is Sisay in Naya colors, just less tool-boxy than that implies. I've changed it up a bit since I first posted this, I'll update it on here soon if I find the time in the next couple days. The main changes are the additions of some new cards that came out with Khans to make striking into the red zone better, and it's a little more streamlined. Also, I've put in little early-game elements that are a little group-huggy to let other players think that I'm their friend. As for the $40 card, I bid on an Italian Hazezon Tamar that I fully, 100% did not expect to win, aaand I won. It was ~$25.
Thank you for your recommendations! However, the list you're seeing here is not the current list and I need to update it. I'm a little tied to Gahiji, so I won't be switching him out anytime soon. Mayael's cool and all (if someone gave me $200 and told me to build a deck with it, I'd go for a Mayael deck), I'm sticking with Gahiji and the theme I'm already running here, and it needs a critical mass of Legends to function properly, so I'm really just looking for Legendary Creatures to include and/or things that help my board survive. Avacyn would be a dream to have, but she's a bit out of my price range. I've also actually already included Dromoka, she'll be in the updated list.