Retraction Helix rotated out and I hadn't really done much with the Standard deck that I built. I've stayed away from Standard, but this deck I've been seeing mentioned lately has my interest piqued. If I'm going to put together a Standard deck it's got to be a combo deck. Well, Eldrazi Displacer offers that possibility. It's more mainstream than Jeskai Ascendancy was and I'm seeing the deck called different things. I don't really care what people call it. Here's an example... 3 Forest1 Island1 Plains1 Swamp3 Caves of Koilos4 Evolving Wilds4 Llanowar Wastes3 Westvale Abbey4 Yavimaya Coast24 lands3 Brood Monitor4 Catacomb Sifter4 Duskwatch Recruiter4 Eldrazi Displacer4 Elvish Visionary4 Loam Dryad4 Reflector Mage2 Zulaport Cutthroat3 Cryptolith Rite4 Collected Company Sideboard: 1 Enlightened Ascetic4 Reality Smasher4 Sylvan Advocate2 Thought-Knot Seer2 Negate2 Transgress the MindThe idea is to use Cryptolith Rite and Loam Dryad to accelerate, often into Collected Company, which is what speeds the deck up enough to be viable. The preferred kill is to set up Zulaport Cutthroat, Brood Monitor, and Eldrazi Displacer. Activating Eldrazi Displacer on Brood Monitor makes three scions, which can be sacrificed for mana to activate Eldrazi Displacer again, looping infinitely and killing the opponent with Zulaport Cutthroat triggers.It's a little elaborate and very creature-heavy, but it is a combo deck and the pieces do come together quite nicely. I apparently can't help opening Westvale Abbey in booster packs, so I have four of those now, and they're a nice alternate kill condition. I seem to remember pulling four copies of Eldrazi Displacer too, and most of the other cards aren't even rares. To build this, I might have to buy a few copies of Collected Company, which isn't cheap, but I think I have everything else. Worth it? I don't know. It's a silly exercise on my part. I don't actually want to get involved in Standard, but I like combo decks and if there's a sufficiently interesting combo deck in Standard, I might build it. Anyone run into decks like this yet? Or any other combo decks in the current Standard?