In honor of finally having “official” 4-color options, I’ve decided to give my pre-playtest opinions on the new 4-color Partner configurations. I’ll start with how I think they work together and give them a score on Compatibility from 1(least) to 4 (most) with only one “4” being awarded, and a score on how likely I’d be to build them as a pair (1 = no, 2=unlikely, 3=possibly, 4=yes) with no gaurantees.
Note that additional card choices/deck context could improve compatibility, but I’m not going to go too deeply into that, though I may mention brief ideas.
The Non-white “theme” is “Chaos”, though thankfully the deck isn’t full of a ton of standard red chaos cards. My current xW Tag-Team is obviously Zombies (Jarad/Thraximundar), so there’s not a lot of help here.
Would I play: 3, becasue I’ll probably build all of the “True” 4 colors.
= If you have non-spell means of drawing additional cards, Kydele could fuel a big first spell. If your mana is right, Kydele ensures at least 4 damage the turn after playing Vial.
Would I build: 3
= Thrasios gives you a better chance at drawing a big spell, or being able to play it (except for the high cost of his scry ability). Vial’s randomness might also be a drawback. Maybe play with some top-deck manipulation?
Would I build: 4 (though I probably don’t need another Top-deck manipulation deck)
= If you attack with both of them, maybe they have to choose which one to block?
Would I play: 3 , but only with ways to give them banding!
= Without context or other cards, no real interaction.
Would I play: 4. Context is King: Kraum’s Zombie-ness, and Reyhan’s “stuff-dying” means they’re very strong candidates to take-over for Jarad/Thrax, who also play with Skullbriar, who LOVES Reyhan..