I like themes over power. I'm in the process of turning my Abzan deck into a more pure midrange deck, though. But I'm running into problems. One of them is I don't have any Hero's Downfall, only 2 Caryatids, no rocs, no Elspeth, and only 1 Sorin.
I do have 4 Thoughtseize, so that's nice. I also have more than enough Siege Rhinos. Utter Ends I have 4 of - I'm using 2 in my Mardu deck, but I might replace it with Ride Down ( less powerful, for sure, but it makes it difficult to chump block ). I'm also absolutely set on running Anafenza - she's just a sexy card. And I got a prerelease foil, so ... swag!
Here's what I've got in it so far, then:
4 x Thoughtseize
3? x Siege Rhino ( I'm wary about running 4, but I could )
3 x What's-his-face the Abzan Figure of Destiny
2 x Sylvan Caryatid
Up to 4 x Fleecemane Lion
2 - 4 x Utter End
2 x Anafenza the Foremost ( I can justify this by her second ability, which exiles cards that would be put into graveyards - actually really useful )
It's starting to look like something, for sure. I'm just not sure what else to put in ( that would fit into my somewhat limited budget ). Brimaz, from my Mardu deck, maybe? He's not doing a whole lot for that deck - too hard to cast, and safer to use defensively ( or with counters! )
I'm open to suggestions. :)