I can’t believe the day has finally come. After what feels like a decade of Throne of Eldraine Standard, it’s finally rotating! I can’t say that I’m sad to see it go, and Theros Beyond Death and Ikoria alongside it, which hopefully ushers in a Standard format not riddled by bans and the same decks for years. Okay, now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s talk about something old, something new, something borrowed and something (red and) blue. A couple cards from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt really stood out to me, and they fit perfectly into one of the decks that loses the least in rotation.
Smoldering Egg is the new Thing in the Ice, and looks like an awesome take on it at that. There are a lot of ways to get this thing going, and Memory Deluge is one of them. Deluge starts as a four-mana Behold the Multiverse (ish), but the real meat is when you flash it back for seven and basically get Dig Through Time. The combination of the two, alongside some other great UR options, gives me a place I’d start – Izzet Dragons.