Coming in at #5 and #4 respectively is Xenagos in all of his glory! The villain of the Theros block had two great designs and won my attention as favorite planeswalker AND favorite God. Both of his modes are extremely fun to brew around and actually can work well in the same deck.
After having a lot of success with Xenagos, God of Revels in my modern Tooth and Nail deck, I thought I would try my luck at mimicking the combo as best I could in standard. Instead of Tooth and Nail, our best option is See the Unwritten to grab Xenagos and Atarka, World Render. Xenagos, God of Revels acts as both a way to ramp for the combo, or be a backup combo himself if you can manage to get 6 loyalty on him. Basically, what the combo tries to accomplish is finding both Atarka and Xenagos with a ferocious See the Unwritten. Xenagos will give Atarka +6+6 and haste which equals 24 damage through Atarka’s doublestrike. We can also accomplish this lethal swing by finding Dragonlord Kolaghan and Atarka for the same result. Here is the decklist:
To watch this deck in action, visit http://www.twitch.tv/roguedeckbuilder and watch last Tuesday’s episode.