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Game Day Match Report 2-1 —Aug. 6, 2017
MATCH REPORT 2-1 against Snek Deck
That felt sooooo good. Best play I've done in a while.
Next go he got out Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and made another Plant.
On my Turn I decided to kill Kalitas with Grasp of Darkness , while he was TappedOut (TM). I attacked Nissa with Neheb , and was blocked by the Plant, again. I then played Metallic Mimic , and Bloodrage Brawler , with no cards left in hand that I needed to discard.
He decided to let Nissa die, and protect his life total with the Plant.
Next turn he put Tireless Tracker on the field.
On his turn he played a Hissing Quagmire .
I then attacked with it and Neheb, the Eternal , who I informed my Opponent was now a 6/6 with First Strike and Afflict 3.
He asked why the attaching Creature was a 6/6.
I always get my Opponent to read the Neheb, the Worthy card whenever I play it, telling them that it has "a lot going on".
I also announce everything I do. To me Magic is a game of skill, not memory.
I have confidence that my decks are strong enough to win, with my Opponent having all the knowledge needed to respond to my attacks.
From there it was pretty much a case of me having enough removal to kill any Creature he brought out, and me hitting him with pumped up Minotaurs until he was dead.
I was going to Side against him, but changed my mind.
There was one point where I would have won if I could draw into an Ahn-Crop Crasher , but it was not to be.
I Sided for the third game.
He had to mulligan down to five. Later he told me that he had Sided a bunch of removal in, and none really came to hand.
I was able to get an Ahn-Crop Crasher to stick.
I got some hits in with that, while killing a few of his Creatures with removal.
Eventually he got a board state where he had three Winding Constrictors on the field.
I was able to dispatch one with Abrade , then Exerted an Ahn-Crop Crasher , and hit with that and a Bloodrage Brawler . He blocked the Ahn-Crop Crasher but I played a Supernatural Stamina to keep it out of the Graveyard. He lost a second Winding Constrictor , as a result.
I waited until both my Ahn Crop Crashers weren't Exerted, then Exerted them both. He blocked my Bloodrage Brawler , killing it, but I now had him down to two life.
On my go I picked up an Unlicensed Disintegration . My plan was to use it to clear away a blocker, then double Exert next turn for the win.
He decided not to attack on his turn.
He's a REALLY nice guy, so I did feel a bit sad that his draw hadn't gone better, but I was chuffed when he said, "That deck gets out of control very quickly."
Unfortunately StuBi and I had other plans for the afternoon, so we couldn't play any more matches.
It was a shame, in a way. I would have liked to have seen if I could have beaten some of the people there, who had beaten me on Saturday.
I've been staring at this deck for ages now. I love it. I'm just going to be bummed when the faster lands and Grasp is rotated out. I'm super interested to see more results because my friends just don't think this deck can hold up in competitive play. I've been mulling over instants and sorcery cards like Cut / Ribbons (that Ribbons has proven ridiculously useful for me for end game if I'm not using Fling) or Claim / Fame (which can bring back Bloodrage and Mimic because people sure do love to remove any creature with 2CMC), that have been useful in the small amount of test plays I've had. Still remains a +1 from me, cheers!