Naya Adventures was one of the most successful decks at last weekend’s Challenger Gauntlet, qualifying all of its pilots (Sam Pardee, Jan Merkel and Logan Nettles) for either next year’s Magic Pro League or Rivals League.
Naya is a well-rounded deck with solid game plans against all of the other top decks in Standard. It has the ability to play both aggressively or defensively, with plenty of top-end and card advantage to win grinder games.
In particular, Logan Nettles has been playing this deck to great results for months, even prior to the release of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. I’ve had the good fortune to be a fly on the wall for much of the development of the deck. Plus, I played it in July’s League Play Weekend.