Best Color in Standard

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What do you think is the strongest color in Standard right now?

I think I would rank the colors as such:

1. Green

2. White

3. Black

4. Blue

5. Red


I'm ranking these based on a couple variables.  Such as, which color features the "best" cards in terms of power level, usage, synergy, etc.  I also consider which color is featured in more decks both at FNMs and Tournaments.

What do you think?
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As long as Delver, Snappy, Ponder, and Git Probe exist Blue should be above White and Black.

It's a little bizarre because while those cards are very strong the only time Blue is better than black is with permission in the mix. No permission? No problem.

I'm not even sure this question is specific enough, really. 

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Bonfire of the Damned
White
Black...
Artifacts...
Lands...
Rules Inserts...
Red

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I think a lot of this is true only because the Hive Mind is so cannibalistic that there's not a lot of innovation going on.

Snappy is great... and naya crashes into it well because it hates Delver... and zombies aggros well with them... but but but...

Anyway. Off topic. Carry on! 

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Bonfire of the Damned
White
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Artifacts...
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Rules Inserts...
Red

It's sad how bad red is. Pillar of Flame, Bonfire of the Damned, Zealous Conscripts + basically nothing else.

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Bonfire of the Damned
White
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Artifacts...
Lands...
Rules Inserts...
Red

It's sad how bad red is. Pillar of Flame, Bonfire of the Damned, Zealous Conscripts + basically nothing else.



Gut Shot and Thundermaw Hellkite too, right?
So two of Red's best cards are an RFG Shock and a Pyromancer activation... Enough said.

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Green
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I was going to question why you chose White over Green but then I noticed you put Red ahead of Black.

i.e. I don't think you can justify this reasonably. 
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Residual energetic and psychic emenations from the spark of planewalkers going in and out of the blind eternities like it was a windmill eventually coalesced into beings named eldrazi who by their very nature could not consume mundane sources of nourishment to sustain their existence.
I think a lot of this is true only because the Hive Mind is so cannibalistic that there's not a lot of innovation going on.

Snappy is great... and naya crashes into it well because it hates Delver... and zombies aggros well with them... but but but...

Anyway. Off topic. Carry on! 


what innovation?

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Same as the last decade: blue/white.
Remember how AVR killed Black.

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You guys are underrating red.  Bonfire of the damned, Huntmaster of the fells, and gut shot are played in practically every deck that can splash red.  That's not even going into wild guess and faithless looting in frites. Then there's a ton of bit players like hellrider, hero of oxid ridge and zealous conscripts.  If Mono-red were more viable, koth of the hammer might be the best planeswalker in standard.
Blue isn't better than White or Green just because of Delver, Ponder and Vapor Snag. Blue is a good support colour, but it's not actually that strong overall.

Green is currently the best. It has the best offense, and the utility of Birthing Pod and mana acceleration/fix. Speed and consistency is all that counts in this format.

I'd say next is probably pretty close between blue, black and white. They're all good support colours, and black has the second-best aggression.

Red is last - it has two great cards, in Bonfire and Conscripts. Then the rest is rubbish.

 
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Don't play Wild Guess in Frites. Not where you want to be at all.



I've seen a few RWB Reanimator decks using it okay. It's not good in Frites proper because of the mana, but the RWB builds tend not to use mana ramp as an alternate plan, they play Control, and there it's basically a Desperate Ravings.
Blue
Green
Bonfire of the Damned
White
Black...
Artifacts...
Lands...
Rules Inserts...
Red



I think this about sums it up. But you should put the word "Basic" in front of "Lands..."
Snapkeep Mage and Thugtusk are the two best creatures in Standard. Bonfire of the Damned is the best spell, AND GOD DO I HATE IT. Delver is probably the best aggro creature in the format (3 power with evasion, even with its drawback, is rather significant.)

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You guys are underrating red.  Bonfire of the damned, Huntmaster of the fells, and gut shot are played in practically every deck that can splash red.



Gut Shot is used in Snapcaster Mage decks, where it is effectively colourless, not red.

Huntmaster of the Fells is not really a red card; it's a green card that requires certain dual-lands in your deck. In fact, he's not even that powerful in the format anymore.

Bonfire might be the single best spell (arguably), but that doesn't make up for red's massive shortcoming in every other respect.
Don't use wild guess in rwb reanimator. The deck doesn't need extra discard. I'll explain more when I get that ptq report up.

Red also has slagstorm, faithless looting, kuldotha rebirth (still good, yo), half of ancient grudge, and a bunch of other techy cards nobody understands or plays.

The irony is that, in standard, red is the tricky color while blue has raw power. Go figure.

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