Quote from i-never-smileI feel like one of the biggest sleepers in this format is detritivore. If you think about killing 2 or 3 lands and then having a 4 to 6 power creature come into play with mana open for back-up, that's really powerful. I have even been hardcasting it against zoo happily in testing, where it's usually out of bolt range just from fetches.
I will always view cruel ultimatum as a pile of garbage. You have to wreck your manabase in order to cast it, and when you finally do...it's little more effective than a solid gifts pile.
Quote from i-never-smileI think that ravings outclasses all of the other draw spells in the entire format by a mile. If it requires some recursion, meet the demand. The only major downside is pitching a key bullet; any day of the week, I'll take that over higher mana costs, counterability, and manabase stretching.
Quote from Devil"s AdvocateFamiliar's Ruse looks cool, until you have it but no creature you can afford to bounce, which is like 60% of the time.