I won a box yesterday at harrisons comics and collectibles. i changed my deck up to be more consistent the naya version was more explosive but lost hard to board wipes this one does better i think
vs mono green infect win 2-0
game1: i kept a quick hand and he misplayed by giving his creature pro green before pumping
game 2: i sided in enough removal to keep his board clear.
the ironic thing about this match is that i only went to this tournament because he didn't know the train schedule.
vs black market win 2-0 this is a deck i was thinking of when i made this build. also i helped him with his build before the tournament.
game 1 he mulled down to 5 with me getting a t3 sigarda and t4 silverheart
game 2 i beat him down before he could stabilize
vs b/r zombies draw 1-1-1 we called a draw because it was beneficial for us both. (we did playtesting after and i won 2-1)
so far i have a half box
vs grixis lich? win 2-1
game 1 i beat him very clearly he had kept a slow hand against 3 geist
game 2 i drew 22 lands i dont know how that happened
game 3 he was mana screwed
vs u/b control win 2-0
game 1 sigarda beat him
game 2 garruk landed and he couldnt deal with it.
vs b/r zombies draw 1-1-1 it was the same person so we decided that we would split again
at this point i have a box and decided that i like the deck much better like this over the naya version
no fnm for me this week but yesterday i went to my local tournament and got 3rd place
round 1 goblins 2-0 win same goblin deck as always same result
round 2 mono green stompy win 2-0 Gavony Township was the difference maker here as it let me keep pace and gets me the win
round 3 4c bolas control loss 2-1 6 board wipes hurts so much against me also i was mana flooded game 2 and 3
round 4 u/w delver won 2-1 game 1 i lost to a Geist of Saint Traft with a pike and sword equipped game 2 he kept a 1 land hand game 3 i raced him overall i did well and placed again and against decks that aren't meant to stomp on aggro i beat them so please comment and +1 the deck thank you
a local shop holds tournaments every thursday. I thought it was a standard tournament (as did 10 others) but it turned out to be casual.
round 1: goblins 2-0 win, it was the same goblin deck that beat me in playtesting so i was worried. but he kept a hand with no burn and a t3 thragusk beat him. game 2 2x Timely Reinforcements put me out of reach.
round 2 : r/g aggro 2-0 win, was a blowout his deck was not a real r/g aggro as it didnt have any of the real bombs so he couldnt keep up
round 3 : esper midrange 1-2 loss, i cant beat this deck in a tournament ever as we both enter the finals in most tournaments. game 1 i raced him, game 2 4 Blade Splicer and 2 Restoration Angel, game 3 he had 4 Mana Leak and 3Snapcaster Mage.
i came in 2nd place overall and decided that 4x Restoration Angel is what i need for this deck and to cut the red which will let me cut 1 land and run faster, or to get Bonfire of the Damned and go that way. suggestions appreciated
'After a night of playtesting with friends i made some changes to the deck.
Vs G/R aggro. we tested for a while with this match up i won 6-5 on a best of 11 it went to who got out there bomb first him with a Wolfir Silverheart/Thundermaw Hellkite or me with Sigarda, Host of Herons, Thragtusk or Wolfir Silverheart
vs Delver a best of 5 here i won 3-1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben shut him down early and he couldn't deal with sigarda turn 3
vs mono black artifacts lost 2-1 he ran 6 board sweeps and 2 Curse of Death's Hold main board i couldn't deal with that with the life gain he had and infinite Wurmcoil Engines from Trading Post he ended up winning off 2 fliped Chalice of Life Flips
vs mono red burn won 2-0 a friend tried have burn still a feasible deck but it didn't work against Thragtusk
Wolfir Avenger only helps in the G/R aggro match up so i took him out i managed to get a 2nd Blade Splicer out of a trade and put in a green sun and garruk for more searchers. link a specific deck you want help on or i will choose a deck randomlyfrom your page to help on. keep the comments coming thank you
Nice deck +1. Just a question: How does the strangleroot geist run with the gavony townships?
September 16, 2012 11:54 a.m.
I have never had a problem with the geist as my mana base and my mana dorks keep everything consistent (18 lands produce green and birds also help)
September 16, 2012 1:03 p.m.
I meant with the plus one counters kinda negating its undying eff. Or do you only use it for the haste?
September 16, 2012 1:51 p.m.
probably uses it AFTER the undying has triggered
September 16, 2012 4:49 p.m.
Good point though, those two cards have an anti-synergy that will someday mean the difference between winning and losing. As in, the deck will run into a situation where it needs to Gavony everyone AND take advantage of the Undying, and a crappy choice will have to be made.
Most of the time it won't matter, but it's like a low-impact ticking time bomb in the deck. Not ideal. :)
September 16, 2012 4:52 p.m.
The big thing about the township is to push that extra damage through and get lambholt stronger it doesn't have good synergy with geist but township is for the extra boost in a stalemate but I try to stay in a spot where im on the offensive at all times and force them out of place. Also do you guys think about that g/w anthem that gives +3/+3 for post rotation over green sun
September 16, 2012 6:37 p.m.
I personally don't like the card, but I think if u swap em for green zenith it would make even your 1/1s quite a threat. So yes, I think it's worth a shot.
September 16, 2012 8:48 p.m.
I was going to say no to Collective Blessing , but it's practically a guaranteed win if you have a Champion of Lambholt on the board. I would cut a Strangleroot Geist for another Champion if you put the Blessing in.
September 16, 2012 9:32 p.m.
September 17, 2012 10:04 a.m.
garruk is there to throw tokens in to pump lambholt and his tutor ability. it has great synergy in here he will become more valuable after rotation hits.
September 17, 2012 10:13 a.m.
Yeah, I didn't think about that much. I'm running a mono-green deck now (which is posted), and still has a lot of flaws. I personally like Garruk, Primal Hunter but your choice really does make sense.