There are some of you who have never heard the name Ben Weitz, but it’s a name you should remember. He’s an East West Bowl team member who has put up some amazing results with awesome decks. One of the first to pilot the Eldrazi menace in Standard, he continues to crush, especially in MOCS tournaments.
This quarter was no exception, as BSWeitz found himself in the Top 8. His deck was also played by current World Champion and #1 ranked player Seth Manfield in GP Toronto—and it’s a doozy.
Collected Company is a strong card and playing as many colors as possible means more options! On the surface, this deck is very similar to the one LSV piloted to the Top 8 at PT Shadows over Innistrad. CoCo can find Loam Dryad, Duskwatch Recruiter, Elvish Visionary, Zulaport Cutthroat, and Catacomb Sifter.
With Loam Dryad and Cryptolith Rites, producing extra colors isn’t too much of an issue, and it even helps to increase your mana count. With the addition of white you get Eldrazi Displacer—a true powerhouse. Kill opposing tokens or create your own with Catacomb Sifter. By throwing in blue, Reflector Mage becomes another awesome addition to the deck. “BG Company splashing Reflector Mage” is not really a sentence I thought I would get to write, but here we are! Mage is one of the best cards in Standard and combines best with Eldrazi Displacer.
The real fun kicks in with the last creature on the list: Brood Monitor. In conjunction with Eldrazi Displacer, you can continue to blink the Monitor an infinite number of times. Each time ol’ Broody produces 3 more tokens, which is the exact amount of mana needed to use Displacer. This also means that you can create a Scion token for each extra mana you have laying around. This can add up to tons of mana, especially with Cryptolith Rite. Each turn you’re adding more tokens, which can then tap for more mana, and so on.
With Zulaport Cutthroat in play, this just happens to be infinite damage.
This is a sweet new take on a tried and true Standard powerhouse. Splashing multiple colors, not to mention colorless mana, just goes to show how much you can push things in Standard. The mana may be worse, but 4+ color decks aren’t dead yet!