Bahra, a popular Magic Online streamer, has recently been doing pretty well with a Death and Taxes variant that splashes red. Magus of the Moon adds another powerful mana disruption plan to the deck, and it works well with Aether Vial, Mother of Runes, and Imperial Recruiter. The Recruiter is also pretty awesome with Aether Vial and is especially potent with Flickerwisp.
Red seems to add a better lategame and a very powerful Blood Moon angle, and it seems mostly free. Stifle couldn't attack Death and Taxes' mana before, so now that's possible, but Wasteland was going to have targets already. People might want to try experimenting with different colors in Death and Taxes more often.
The biggest gain for the deck looks like the Sudden Demises in the sideboard. Elves was previously a very poor matchup, but Demise gives you a ton of game against them. I'm not sure it solves the problem entirely, but it's a start.
- 3 Phyrexian Revoker
- 4 Flickerwisp
- 2 Imperial Recruiter
- 3 Magus of the Moon
- 1 Mirran Crusader
- 4 Mother of Runes
- 1 Serra Avenger
- 4 Stoneforge Mystic
- 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben