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This list is as subjective as they come (eye of the beholder, and all that), but man if it isn't a fantastic conversation starter. I would imagine my Top 10 would look different, and yours would as well. But at least we can all agree on one thing—everyone else is wrong and my subjective list is objectively the best.
Check out Sargent's version, then chime in on what artists you think are the best.
Quietly one of the coolest decks to come out of the Pro Tour (see the Deck of the Day) was the Temur Colossus deck that sought to cast Metalwork Colossus on the cheap. Luis was doing coverage all weekend, but he clearly was jonesing for a little Colossus action once all was said and done.
Eric Froehlich went lone wolf at Pro Tour Kaladesh, and the result was an 8-2 Standard record with a very powerful Black-Green Delirium deck. Though he sputtered on Day Two in Draft, the deck was certainly strong enough to put him in Top 8 contention early on, as he started out as one of only two undefeated players after Day One.
Haven't had enough commentary on Pro Tour Kaladesh? Me either! Let's face it, that's most of what you're getting this week. Here, Strictly Better covers the Top 8 decks, which had a little bit of everything.
Want to go big? Like, really big? Oliver Polak-Rottmann did so to the tune of a 7-3 record in Standard at Pro Tour Kaladesh last weekend with Metalwork Colossus, a giant creature that Polak-Rottmann could, with some frequency, cast for free or very close to it.
The deck uses a variety of useful artifacts to gum up the board and, just as importantly, reduce the cost of Metalwork Colossus. From there, Sanctum of Ugin can be sacrificed to find another colossus or an Elder Deep-Fiend, as the situation calls for it.
The deck is a Kaladesh invention through and through, and that inventiveness will likely be coming to a Friday Night Magic near you very soon.