United Nations Deck - Protecting the Peasants
Originally, this was a defensive deck with Horseshoe Crab/Hermetic Study
and Field Surgeon. It has changed because the format will have a lot of burn
(lightning bolt) and discard effects that will mess up the combos and I think
most games will play out very quickly.
1 Story Circle
4 Metathran Soldier
4 Soltari Visionary
3 Master Decoy
2 Benalish Trapper
3 Stinging Barrier
3 Cho-Manno's Blessing
4 Sigil of Sleep
Those who say the best defense is a good offense should like this deck.
This deck should be played out as quickly as possible except against Red. The
only time you slow down is when you have a Sigil of Sleep or Curiosity and an
unblockable damage source. Here you should wait until you can protect your play.
The Trapper, Decoy, and Barriers provide blockers/tap effects to protect against
creatures that have hit the table. The Barriers are esp. good because they can
survive a Lightning Bolt. With Sigil of Sleep the 11 sources of
unblockable damage (Barriers, Soldiers, Soltari) can provide quick creature
removal. Curiosity, Betrayal, and Opt should help get the cards out a little
quicker although Betrayal could well be replaced by counterspells or card
drawing. The card drawing also helps minimize the damage of discard. With 4
Soltari Visionary there should be no problem with enchantments. In this format
Artifacts shouldn't be any problem.