Hello everyone! Today, we’re going to do get some fast Gearhulks in Standard. The deck can consistently get Gearhulks out turn four, but it can also play the late game, grinding out value, which is what the deck is really meant to do. A turn four Gearhulk is good, but consistently getting them back is even better.
Cathartic Reunion and Tormenting not only let us pitch Gearhulks into the graveyard, they also allow us to dig through our deck to help find the cards we need.
Nahiri serves two functions in this deck: It can help us pitch Gearhulks into our graveyard and improve our overall hand quality, but it also acts as a piece of our control plan, offering conditional removal. The ultimate can also just get another Gearhulk into play, which isn’t too unrealistic, with all the removal in the deck, and the fact that she gains two loyalty off of her first ability.
We have some removal spells to help deal with more aggressive decks. Galvanic Bombardment has added synergy because we might end up with some copies in the graveyard due to all our self-discard spells.
Radiant Flames is a nice sweeper that we can usually converge for three on turn three if we need to clear the board of aggressive creatures.
Combustible Gearhulk is an impressive threat in the deck, with all the high cost Gearhulks that it’s loaded with, so sometimes we’ll just get three cards off of it. Cataclysmic Gearhulk comes down and stabilizes the board against faster decks, and is a reasonably sized beater. Verdurous Gearhulk is not only good as five mana for eight power, it’s great to put the four counters on a creature without summoning sickness to get in some hasty damage out of nowhere.
Servant of the Conduit is a critical piece of the deck because it helps accelerate the combo, and it can also just get a turn three Nahiri to start locking down the game.
Refurbish is the way that we’re going to get our Gearhulks out of the graveyard. We can frequently cast it turn four with all the digging we have, and a turn four Verdurous Gearhulk backed up with tons of removal is always a good place to be.
Decklist: Standard Naya Gearhulk Reanimator
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