I stopped playing a few years ago, and I have moved so I don't have a playgroup yet. That said a new MTG store popped up by my new house and I've gotten the itch to play again occasionally. I opened up MTG Arena and did a couple Crimson Vow drafts and found some interactions I liked -- so I developed them more in my head and ordered the cards online to sleeve up and goldfish if there is anything to it or not.
Sorry for card tagging Poets Quill without an apostrophe so it doesnt work but if I use certain characters it doesnt let me post. Poets Quill is 1B Artifact - Equipment that learns on ETB and grants equipped creature plus one plus one and lifelink for Equip 1B.
This is a midrange creature deck that uses early low drops that fuel the graveyard, and many cards that benefit from that. Overcharged Amalgam is the counterspell of the deck, and you get up to 4 more counters if you use the Ports to instant speed. I don't know standards metagame but this has been fun on the few Arena matches I played with a similar deck with my card pool. Does anyone have suggestions?
I reached mythic on arena playing a deck similar to this (different due to not having enough wildcards to get all the cards). I had never reached mythic before (I don't play Arena that much). The deck that is like a bunch of Ajanis Pridemates and lifegain triggers is a bit difficult as are Goblins aggro. Gelatinous Cube was a big addition as was The Meathook Massacre (I run as a 2 of). Xanathar is another finisher I run alongside the 6 drop hexproof werewolf that adds counters (some black decks were just holding spot removal all the time and he was great there). I also added a 1 of of the werewolf piper who has been good.