Over the last few Sets and Blocks, White has always been considered to be the best or one of the best colors. In Aether Revolt white is by far the weakest color from my understanding. At first it hardly as any really good rares that you would want to firstpick, it has no good uncommons besides the 《Oblivion Ring》 and in the common department it’s just okay. You have 《Dawnfeather Eagle》 but all your removal is pretty bad and also the pump spells are weaker than in other colors, even though 《Conviction》 has impressed me quite a bit. You can just bounce it to trigger revolt, so keep that in mind!
Regarding color combinations the Kaladesh block was never good for UW Fliers and I still would not want to draft it unless I have to. WB Servos I really liked in Kaladesh but now I think it is also not near the cream of the crop as you do not have fabricate anymore and 《Aether Inspector》 is by far the worst of this cycle. WR is still the aggressive vehicles deck but I also feel like it just lacks ways to push through properly. WG is the deck that could benefit from revolt the most and should be able to afford splashes and could potentially run different stategies with a go wide token strategy or very aggressive or even with an energy theme, however for that 《Eddytrail Hawk》 seems crucial.
Blue left the spot as the weakest color in Kaladesh and has now surpassed white, it’s still not my favorite. At least you got a bunch of good Rares, nice play around Uncommon cards and some very good energy commons. With 《Leave in the Dust》 and 《Ice Over》 you have some interaction and you have card draw to compensate for the lower quality of spells. Blue/Black is an interesting combination as it can go either control or rather aggressive. This basically depends on your artifacts. The more artifacts you play the slower you get because you orientate your gameplan to power out big improvise creatures or Serpents.
Black is very interesting this time around as you have tool for all kinds of strategies. You have a big beater, a 《Typhoid Rats》 with upside, quality removal and great cards in the rare and uncommon slots. You also have 《Defiant Salvager》 which looks bad in the first place, but it’s really strong as you can also just sacrifice your Implements and generate an advantage there and of course it always triggers revolt. I really like black as it is really interactive it is just a little weaker then the next two colors.
Your Black/Red deck could go different directions, but usually it will be pretty aggressive with an artifact theme. You can improvise into the red creatures and deal a lot of haste damage or you could generate a lot of value with 《Defiant Salvager》 and 《Wrangle》. This Deck also has a lot of reach and can punish people even if you are behind at certain spots. 《Augmenting Automaton》 is pretty nice in this deck as well due to it being able to improvise and having reach. Now we move to the color which I consider to be the best in the current format as it has 3 out of the 4 best commons in the set and the best uncommon. 《Shock》, 《Chandra's Revolution》, 《Aether Chaser》 are the best commons along with 《Daring Demolition》 and 《Scrapper Champion》 is the best card in general. If this guy is not answered you can immediately pack your things and go home. Equipped with something or with the power of pump Spells there is no way of beating this card. It is really hard to draft red because the cards all seem so powerful and unsually red creatures are junky, not even that is the case this time. Even 《Frontline Rebel》 and 《Embraal Gear-Smasher》 are decent cards if they fit your gameplan.
Last but not least there is green, and it once again is pretty stong. Quality two drops in form of 《Scrounging Bandar》 a decent energy creature with 《Aether Herder》, 《Prey Upon》, good Revolt creatures, insane Uncommons, you get everything this time around. Green does not go too well with artifacts but besides that you can customize as you please. A pretty nice interaction is the 《Scrounging Bandar》 with revolt, as you can move the counters in your upkeep to trigger revolt and therefore enable bigger boards. It is hard to say which cards are the best, as it really depends on your deck and strategy when the overall quality of cards is so high.
Cards found in the Article
Share in Twitter
Share in Facebook