It's always awesome watching a sweet deck slowly get new upgrades with each set that comes out.
Five-Color Jodan Human Legends has been floating around on the fringes of Standard for a while now, as I actually did a video of an earlier version of the deck about five months ago. The combination of Jodah, the Unifier with an awesome mana base of Plaza of Heroes and Secluded Courtyard is quite the shell, and it's obvious that as more and more cards enter the format, we will get more good human legends to flesh out the deck!
02:49 - Match 1
07:48 - Match 2
21:04 - Match 3
Five-Color Human Legends | ONE Standard | Jim Davis
- Creatures (34)
- 1 Ashnod, Flesh Mechanist
- 1 Mishra, Claimed by Gix
- 2 Adeline, Resplendent Cathar
- 2 Dennick, Pious Apprentice // Dennick, Pious Apparition
- 2 Ertai Resurrected
- 2 Halana and Alena, Partners
- 2 Lagrella, the Magpie
- 2 Loran of the Third Path
- 2 Melira, the Living Cure
- 3 Hajar, Loyal Bodyguard
- 3 Katilda, Dawnhart Prime
- 4 Gwenna, Eyes of Gaea
- 4 Jodah, the Unifier
- 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
(note that this was recorded during the All Will Be One Early Access Event - thanks Wizards! - so it is best of one!)
While we did get another great protection 2-drop in Melira, the Living Cure as well as some extra help in the mana base from fastlands like Copperline Gorge and Razorverge Thicket, it's pretty amusing that most of the new cards in this deck actually come from The Brothers' War!
The deck's biggest issue is when your opponent can cleanly answer your Jodah, and Hajar, Loyal Bodyguard, as well as the aforementioned Melira, do a wonderful job at protecting him while also providing huge 3/3 human legend bodies for only 2 mana. Gwenna, Eyes of Gaea is another big pickup, as while not a human, she is able to cast Jodah ahead of schedule with upside. And lastly Loran of the Third Path joins Lagrella, the Magpie and Ertai Resurrected as removal spells that are also creatures to synergize while avoiding Thalia tax.
This deck is an absolutely blast to play and is capable of steamrolling people with some super-powered stompy draws, while packing just enough interaction and tricks to not be a one trick pony!