4 weeks ago
I play exclusively on arena for standard (best of 1 games) and recently crafted a bunch of new allegience cards. Rakdos impressed me a lot and I decided to make a punisher burn deck, featuring Sword-Point Diplomacy and Risk Factor as the punisher cards.
There are several new cards that enable the deck:
Skewer the Critics is the obvious new card - 3 damage for 1 mana is awesome.
Light Up the Stage - 2 cards that you may use this turn and the next and play lands from there? Sign me up!
Carnival / Carnage - both sides are useful - the 1 mana spell is the cheapest way we have to enable spectacle, while carnage is useful versus control decks.
Now the issue I am having trouble with is that the deck has a glaring omission, making it slower - Wizard's Lightning , which is not playable without 8 wizards at least.
So this is the choice:
2/ Keep as is.