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Air Azorious

Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,

Hope all of our American cousins to the south had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.  We had an opportunity over the weekend to not only play some standard, but some Commander and Modern as well.  We had not dipped out toe into Modern for quite some while and really need to get a grip on the metagame of this Magic: the Gathering format.

Today's post we do want to yatter a bit about Favorable Winds in Standard.  We had an odd but fun decklist when we first saw this back in Avacyn Restored and with the reprint in Ixalan, nostalgia has us building around this card again.  Why?  Because one can only be entertained to a definitive point in standard with the mono-culture of Energy decklists.  Perhaps we will get to a derpy build featuring Solemnity, but for now, let's take to the friendly skies with Air Azorious.

This does not look entirely bad on paper and we do have all the cards, so we will likely build for the kitchen table.  A one-drop Siren Stormtamer buys some measure of insurance against removal and Dreamcaller Siren spices things up with a Pirate sub-theme.  

The others are pretty much flyers with value or a relevant ability - Cloudblazer is card draw advantage, Aerial Responder sweet lifelink, Kinjalli's Sunwing to tamper with tempo, and Aven Wind Guide which lends support to tokens created with Oketra's Monument.  We would be rather happy to see a measure of token generation, grant the team flying and of course a pump with Favorable Winds.  

Anywhoos, looks fun which is fine with us as we are not expecting to take this to first place on a Pro Tour.

Land (22)
4 Glacial Fortress
4 Irrigated Farmland
9 Island
3 Plains
2 Shefet Dunes

Creature (24)
3 Aerial Responder
3 Aven Wind Guide
4 Cloudblazer
3 Dreamcaller Siren
3 Kinjalli's Sunwing
4 Siren Stormtamer
4 Storm Fleet Aerialist

Artifact (5)
2 Aethersphere Harvester
3 Oketra's Monument

Sorcery (2)
2 Chart a Course

Enchantment (4)
4 Favorable Winds

Instant (3) 
3 Lookout's Dispersal

Sideboard (15)
2 Angel of Sanctions
2 Cast Out
2 Dusk // Dawn
2 Fragmentize
2 Nimble Obstructionist
2 Spell Pierce

3 Unsummon


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