Quote from Dejadal »I'm not sure why you think Humans is getting a ban? Has it been said by someone on Wizards staff or something?
Also I definitely disagree with Zetalpa being an auto 4-of. You should be building your list in a way that you have an at least servicable plan B. That's why cards like Samut and Hazoret are fantastic. They give Soulflayer really relevant abilities and are legitimate threats on their own. I had BW tokens turn one thoughtseize surgical my Flayers and I still crushed him with Samut, Chromanticore (I run one Godless Shrine in addition to Caryatid) and Hazoret. Also Drogskol Reaver > Zetalpa imo. Slightly more castable, and flying lifelink doublestrike can be a game ender in its own, especially with either haste or hexproof also.
My gameplan against UWx is to just jam as much discard as I possibly can and packing cards like Thrun and other 4-5 drop threats instead of uncastable fatties
Welp i actually do have a plan B. THat's why i have a 2x mana confluence as lands so that i can cast Zetalpa. Listen, usually plan B casting Chromanticore is good enough, or even bestow it upon a creature.