Monstrous Naya

Posted in Daily Deck on July 16, 2014

By Adam Prosak

From Friday Night Magic to the Pro Tour, Adam Prosak loves all types of tournament Magic. Currently, Adam is working in R&D as a developer.

"Monsters" decks have been popular in Standard, focusing in red and green and capitalizing on using mana acceleration to cast Polukranos, World Eater and Stormbreath Dragon ahead of schedule. Later in the game, the mana creatures maintain their usefulness due to the monstrosity mechanic, allowing for powerful monsters to become even more powerful. Courser of Kruphix and Domri Rade are also staples of the archetype and help bridge the gaps in the mana curve.

However, straight red-green often has some holes, namely its removal suite. Mizzium Mortars is an excellent card, but it doesn't really address problematic creatures such as Master of Waves and Desecration Demon. While adding black has been popular due to the addition of Ultimate Price, Magic Online user Goldfire07 has a different solution, one that is potentially more effective—white!

Chained to the Rocks is one of the most efficient removal spells in Standard, taking out nearly any creature for a single mana. Adding white also allows this deck to diversify its threat base. Fleecemane Lion is yet another efficient creature that can take advantage of monstrous while Ajani, Mentor of Heroes provides another card-advantage Planeswalker to support the powerful creatures.

Goldfire07's Naya Monsters

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