Now, for the deck I decided to go with Kykar for a few reasons. The main one is that I have tried a few "spellslinger" decks in the past and I never felt that they were as fun or as good as I wanted them to be. Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest ended up being more Voltron-y since I really just wanted him to get in for damage, Niv-Mizzet, Parun was about drawing cards and dealing massive amounts of damage in one go so the focus was just around him sticking around, and Kess, Dissident Mage just never clicked with me.
I liked the idea of Jeskai being my spellslinger colors as I liked a lot of what Shu Yun brought to the table in terms of support and answers. I found that some of the more fun interactions in that deck were getting tokens off of Metallurgic Summonings, Talrand, Sky Smmoner, and Docent of Perfection which allowed me to go wide. But, at the same time, I didn't like having creatures in the deck since I preferred trying to all in with non-creature spells which Shu-Yun really couldn't do. It is an odd restriction on my part but I have plenty of decks that are creature heavy so I wanted something different.
Enter Kykar. Kykar allows for the token production on his own and gives me a very useful mana ability on top of it. Kykar just wants cheap spells that can be anything basically so I can mold it how I want.
I have chosen to go the route of "aggro-control" (for lack of a better descriptor). I am very much on the control side of things, but Kykar spitting out tokens does allow me to get a few shots in here or there and even lets me try to win with Commander Damage while also allowing for blockers to remain so I am not completely shields down.
Because I want to be a "true" spellslinger deck, I have only 2 creatures and both are Gods. Ephara and Purphoros are here because of how well they work with tokens. And Purphoros can never become a creature (my max devotion to red is 4) and may max devotion to blue and white is 7 so I need every white permanent on the field to make her a creature. So, for the most part, they are noncreatures that just don't trigger Kykar.
So, here is the list I am running for now:
I am still tuning the deck to be where I want it to be. I have a ton of card draw to make sure I always have spells to cast and I have a few X spells which work really well with the mana I can get from Kykar.
I have had the deck built for a couple months now and it has been pretty fun to play so far. One of my more recent changes was to remove all the extra creatures I had. I used to have Monastery Mentor and Talrand and I decided to get rid of them and focus mostly on Kykar. There are spells in here that are for the express purpose of protecting Kykar due to the decks reliance on him.