I’m suggesting a new theory to describe the current Standard meta game. Most players I contend are just picking their few favourite cards and building a deck with them all in it. The only surprising bit is that it is working. For example lets look at my favourite T2 legal cards currently:
Life from the Loam
Magus of the Scroll
Ok so that looks like a good collection of powerful cards that can have some internal synergy. Its obvious this deck will be 3 colours: Red, Green and White. Now we need to add a few controlling elements, I suggest:
As I think this deck will need 26 land (very controlling deck, needs a critical mass of land to make the Life/Stormbind combo work after getting several land into play) that leaves us with room for 34 cards, or 8.5 play sets. So I think the Savage Twisters should only be a duo, finally I think this looks like a good mana base:
4x Gemstone Mine
6x Karoo (split between the 3 on colour ones)
Although the Shock land count might be too high, and should be replaced with more karros and basics. That deck took me about 5 minutes to design, and I’m fairly sure it has the goods to deal with most decks going around, although I suspect the Scrolls might need to be Birds.