Since October, when Shards of Alara and M10 rotated out of Standard, I’ve no longer had a functional deck to play. I’ve been watching for something that seemed reasonably competitive but wouldn’t obliterate my bank account. I’ve settled on the accurately named “Elves” deck, which can smash opponents for ludicrous amounts of damage as early as turn four.
When you get hit by a Ball Lightning with a Kicked Vines of the Vastwood, with a Noble Hierarch also on your opponent’s team, you really feel it. That Ball Lightning attacked as an 11/6 with Trample, if you’re keeping score. This is my brother’s Friday Night Magic deck.