I've spoken of the very special lady in my life before, Mayael the Anima, and I thought of a new segment; with each passing set I hope to talk about all the new fatties and what role they may play in future builds.
Theros came out back in September, and lending itself to the source material, was crammed full of big beasties rearing to eat someone's face off. Let's look at a few of them.
dudes with sweet beards. He's got a reasonable body for his cost, and the monstrous ability isn't too shabby either. When you resolve the ability, it's akin to resolving Overrun or a variant thereof. And that's usually enough to win the game. 6RR: Win the Game. Seems reasonable to me. The biggest strike against this guy is until that actually happens, he's just a vanilla beater. Surely worth trying at any rate.
Titan of Eternal Fire
Nemesis of Mortals
Polukranos, World Eater
Boundless Realms, Mirari's Wake or Vorinclex.
Colossus of Akros
Heliod, God of the Sun
Akroma, to turn him on. Likewise it's easy to avoid them. Whichever suits you better.
Nylea, God of the Hunt
Purphoros, God of the Forge
Rith, Living Hive, Rapacious One, Avenger of Zendikar, Symbiotic Wurm, etc. That was easier than you thought, right?
Those are some of my thoughts and observations about what Theros had to offer Mayael players. I'd love to hear how you did with this release.