Anyone have some tips on how to deal with Karakas?
I’ve had some thoughts over the past week that are conceptually, if not equivalent to what you’re doing, very similar. I’m looking forward to hearing if this deck performs well.
I would totally recommend renting too. One thing Arena has done is greatly reduce the number of people drafting new sets on MTGO and that has made the cost of new singles berserk.
I will echo what @desolutionist says. Renting is gas. I would never get to try all sorts of things in this format without my rental sub.
I will also put forth Cardhoarder as well as another rental service. They do have a bit of a wait list (because the service is so popular) but they have stellar service and I feel they're more flexible to work with than Manatraders is (I've heard plenty of bad PR stuff about Manatraders, tbh).
The only caveat is that CH is a weekly fee but in the long run you are paying only for what you think you need and can pause/change as needed (say you need to pause for a week, you can do this) and also paying for a solid customer support experience as well.