We might not have Burning-Tree Emissary anymore, but that doesn't mean Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx isn't a huge threat. Sure, we might have to do a little more work to turn it on, and turn 4 Stormbreath Dragons aren't going to be the norm, but in the midgame, there are few things more powerful than using Nykthos to create a significant mana advantage.
This deck is a little more spell-heavy than previous iterations, but that's somewhat necessary considering most of the good devotion enablers rotated out. Eidolon of the Great Revel does some work here, especially considering it's going to be one-sided thanks to all the high casting cost spells in the deck.
Cards like Prophetic Flamespeaker and Ashcloud Phoenix are powerful, but haven't really found a proper home, and this deck might finally be the place. They provide mana symbols for devotion and hit hard, which is basically all you want out of your threats, especially when you have a bunch of removal to back them up.
Tormenting Voice is an interesting card that hasn't seen much play yet, but is a reasonable way to dig for lands or action, depending on what you need. In a deck with some legendary permanents, it might be exactly what you want.
- 4 Ashcloud Phoenix
- 3 Goblin Rabblemaster
- 2 Prophetic Flamespeaker
- 2 Stormbreath Dragon
- 4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
- 1 Purphoros, God of the Forge