Using Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy is nothing new in decks like U/R Prowess (or Standard in general!), but I also like the power planeswalker’s inclusion here. Not only can Jace rebuy pump spells or Treasure Cruise, but one of my favorite uses is the “preemptive counterspell.” Once Dispel has Flashback before you enter combat, you can easily move in for lethal damage without fear of your creature getting killed!
This Jeskai deck’s sideboard has a variety of interesting inclusions. Outpost Siege is a strong choice for grinding opponents out, while Kozilek’s Return is a really creative choice for a sweeper in an aggressive deck. While the Return is normally found in Eldrazi decks, it makes a lot of sense here as an instant-speed tool that kills almost none of your own creatures.
While the use of black lands in the manabase is largely just a nod toward the unintuitive nature of fetch-Battle manabases, it doesn’t hurt to play a few powerful black cards in the sideboard as well!
If you’re looking to cast some cantrip pump spells one final time before the advent of Shadows over Innistrad Standard, this looks to be an excellent choice for #SCGINDY.
- 4 Mantis Rider
- 2 Seeker of the Way
- 2 Monastery Mentor
- 3 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
- 2 Abbot of Keral Keep
- 4 Stormchaser Mage