Quote from SavannahLion »Took my rebuilt Gates deck to 2nd place at an 8 person FNM tonight.
Quote from The Fluff »@lemon
Ah, I see what you mean. But that's not really easy to balance things.. some colors would be stronger than others in a format. For example, blue is strong in legacy, while other colors are strong in modern.
Quote from Joban8 »And to answer your question, I actually do think bant bogles could be a thing should we ever get a blue gladecover or something of the ilk. I always hear people refer to Bogles as a green deck and I assume it's largely in part due to the fact that our hexproof dudes are green. However if we were to hypothetically have access to a white or blue hexproof 1 drop, I think it'd be totally plausible to have successful UW lists running around. That's not to ***** on Rancor or Spider Umbra as they're two of my favorite cards that we play, but Gladecover is the main reason why we play green in the first place. I have no idea whether or not a new U/W 1 drop hexproofer would be enough to make that prototypical list stray away from GW, but I certainly think it would give plenty of incentive to try. I'd still want to splash green for Rancor, Spider, Teeg; the biggest problem the deck has splashing a third color currently is the fact that we're lucky to see more than 3 lands in many games. On paper it seems like having a "blue gladecover" could mitigate some of the risk associated with adding another color (green in this example) as we can still drop a T1 Bogle if our opening hand includes one of the green sources we'd be running. It's definitely interesting to think about.
Quote from The Fluff »bail out archetypes.. just why?
and why should there be a "color balance"?
Quote from idSurge »GW - Druid Counters
RG - RG Eldrazi?
UG - There's a fun aggro build you could do here.
Bant - Knightfall for sure.
Sultai - Not sure.
Temur - Monkey Grow