Quick Question 2: What card from Battle for Zendikar is just a few cards short of finding a home in Standard?

Posted in Event Coverage on October 25, 2015

By Josh Bennett

A winning deck is more than just a collection of powerful cards. It is a machine of interlocking parts, each serving a function that strengthens the whole. Battle for Zendikar offers players a lot of new parts to play with, some of which are objectively quite powerful and yet still aren’t seeing play in Standard. I asked our Pros for their choice of cards that need a little more help before they’ll be ready for prime time.

Brian Braun-Duin

Brian Braun-Duin:Woodland Wanderer. Extremely powerful when it’s on the field, but there are no good ways to make sure it survives the turn you play it.”

Seth Manfield

Seth Manfield: “Blight Herder. It’s a card I really want to play, but it doesn’t have the support it needs.”

Jon Stern

Jon Stern: “Greenwarden of Murasa, although I’m not sure if it needs cards or if it’s just that it has no place in the current format.”

Alaxander Hayne

Alexander Hayne:Part the Waterveil. I brewed up a pretty sweet 37-land Part the Waterveil deck with a respectable 40% win percentage.”

Sam Black

Sam Black: “Oblivion Sower. It’s the perfect card to be Primeval Titan, it just needs the right things to Primeval Titan into.”

Andrew Cuneo

Andrew Cuneo: “Void Winnower. We just need the next few sets to be all evens.”

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