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Naya Hexproof in Standard

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Hexproof is getting a lot of buzz right now. With new threats, better mana thanks to Mana Confluence and a shift from monochromatic lists, it's a good time to give Hexproof another look. Anything to avoid Standard getting stale.

Here is a list from Brian DeMars on Star City

Creatures (18)

4 Bassara Tower Archer
2 Ghor-Clan Rampager
4 Gladecover Scout
4 Voice of Resurgence
4 Witchstalker
Lands (22)

4 Mana Confluence
4 Sacred Foundry
2 Selesnya Guildgate
4 Stomping Ground
4 Temple Garden
4 Temple of Plenty

Spells (20)

2 Banishing Light
1 Chained to the Rocks
4 Ethereal Armor
2 Gift of Orzhova
4 Madcap Skills
4 Unflinching Courage
3 Boros Charm
Sideboard

3 Aegis of the Gods
3 Boon Satyr
3 Ajani's Presence
3 Electrickery
3 Wear

New from Journey into Nyx is Mana Confluence which is sure to fix a lot of mana bases moving forward. While it seems crazy to think it could maintain $20, I am getting anecdotal reports that while this card is not mythic, no one is opening them. I experienced something similar with Cavern of Souls so it's possible we see a slightly similar price trajectory, although Cavern was good outside of Standard and I'm not convinced Confluence is to a similar extent.

Also new is a card DeMars wishes he'd run in Cinci - Aegis of the Gods which protects your hand from getting shredded. Brain Maggot is both gross and popular in black decks, and we have to deal with Lifebane Zombie for a bit longer.

 

All in all, I like the list and I'd run it at any FNM.

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