Your silliest wins ever?

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Posted on July 20, 2019, 12:10 a.m. by Wolfsbane706

You know those surprise wins that involve really weird combinations from your deck? Not the typical wincons you usually put in, but stuff that "just happens to win". Well, that's what this thread is about.

For me, I managed to eke out a win by playing Overbeing of Myth from a 50 card hand, following that with a Laboratory Maniac , and decking myself out with Prime Speaker Zegana in the space of a turn. My opponents decided to scoop as soon as I played the Overbeing but I played it out anyway because I knew I had the win (and to be frank, neither one wanted to admit that I had a legitimate win on that turn so just add that little extra element of spite to the win).

I was playing my Neheb, the Eternal deck, in a five player game - me, control player one (mana screwed), control player two (desperately trying to keep everyone from winning), simic counters player, and a tokens player who wasn't really doing much after getting board wiped. I had nine lands, a Pristine Talisman , Neheb himself, and a Repercussion in play, but this was turn like 15-20, so I was far behind. Nevertheless, the two controlling decks at the table had kept life totals pretty high - in fact I think we were all pretty close to 40, except for control player two, who'd taken most of the aggro that game, but was playing Oloro, Ageless Ascetic to gain some back, and was down to 30-ish.

The Simic player across the table goes off, putting +1/+1 counters on all his things like crazy, then goes to combat and swings everything at me. I say no blocks, then ask the total - it's 38, puts me to two. Fine. No problem. My turn rolls around, and I untap. Cast Insult for double damage. Cast Dualcaster Mage to copy it for quadruple damage. Cast Glorybringer . Swing the Dragon and Neheb at the tokens player, use the dragon's exert trigger to deal 4 damage to one of the simic player's creatures. That 4 gets doubled to 8, then again to 16. Then repercussion goes off, and shoots 16 at the simic player. Which gets doubled to 32. Which gets doubled to 64. Dead during the declare attackers step. Then the two creatures connect for another 32 damage against the tokens player, who's down to 8. I get 96 red mana from Neheb for my second main, and I use two of it to cast Price of Progress , which deals 8 damage to each player for each nonbasic land they control - killing me, tokens player, and control player 2 all at once, while handing the game to control player one, who was still stuck on like 4 basics.

July 20, 2019 1:37 a.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #3

I've got a hilarious story but I am on a date waiting for our pizza and am at 7% battery life. Someone tag me in a reply so I remember :) but it's pretty great and used Lord Windgrace ;D

July 20, 2019 2:32 a.m.

Demarge says... #4

If you follow CEDH it is rare for a game to end in just normal dmg and it's common for combos to bring about the win, like for instance imprinting Isochron Scepter with Dramatic Reversal and generating infinite mana with my mana dorks and mana rocks then activating my Tasigur, the Golden Fang until all my deck is either in my graveyard or in my hand then using Sadistic Sacrament and tasigur's ability to exile my opponent's libraries. then pass turn.

but in terms of silly wins I once kicked a Rite of Replication on an opponent's Bringer of the Black Dawn then using all those tutor triggers I stacked my deck to build a complete lockout of the game while the army of 5/5s beat down.

July 20, 2019 2:44 a.m.

PepsiAddicted says... #5

some1 had Treasure Nabber in play and got hold of my Mana Crypt then died to crypts trigger in his next upkeep

July 20, 2019 6:45 a.m.

Joe_Ken_ says... #6

Not my win but we had a 4 player game where Varina, Lich Queen pulled out a win because the person playing Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip kept discarding cards from everyone’s hands so while the 4th guy kept getting into a lock with Lili player I was stuck trying to make coin flips work with Okaun, Eye of Chaos and Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom .

Long story short Varina just outvalued everyone since no one actually had cards to stop her.

July 20, 2019 8:48 a.m.

GhostChieftain says... #7

I accidentally found a combo for infinite goblins in my jund gobbo tribal. Cryptolith Rite + Goblin Chieftain + Goblin Warrens

July 20, 2019 8:57 a.m.

ZendikariWol says... #8

TypicalTimmy hope you’re date went well. In the meantime they’ll have to do with my casual tale.

So I played this group hug deck, right? And I put a Felidar Sovereign in there for idek what reason. I was sure I cut it. I did not. It’s a very casual meta.

Anyhow, this deck also ran Realm Seekers as well as a bunch of Howling Mine effects. So I just happened to play a Minds Aglow that everyone was in on, resolve the Realm Seekers with a Felidar Sovereign on board.

I had enough pillow fort stuff that people were content to leave me at like 25 life. But everyone’s hands were full and this Realm Seekers just happens to be like 27/27.

And then, at the beginning of my untap step, I drop a Swords to Plowshares . And to everyone’s surprise, I target my Realm Seekers ! Do my opponents have instant-speed creature removal? No they do not.

July 20, 2019 11:02 a.m.

Gidgetimer says... #9

Players don't receive priority on the untap step, so I assume you mean on your opponent's endstep. But that is pretty funny.

July 20, 2019 11:18 a.m.

M_Malcom says... #10

I run a Glissa, the Traitor death trample deck. Find cards that grant trample to deathtouch creatures, give the finger to people attacking me, hit for massive amounts because the have to throw as many creatures as it’s power.

So, I run Chaos Wand because it’s funny and for this exact reason; target atraxa player rips Become Immense off the top attaches it too glissa who already has a Loxodon Warhammer and then Blossoming Defense . The guy just throws up his hands and is out. Now my GF she was playing at the same table and winks at me and plays Turnabout Untapping my wand and sol ring. I also had a Nissa, Worldwaker in play and then untap my forests. I use the wand again and hit a Relentless Assault Knock out another player. Then she kills me next turn.

July 20, 2019 12:16 p.m.

tpmains says... #11

I was playing The Locust God against my niece's fiance who was playing Breya, Etherium Shaper . I played Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded on turn 2. I managed to keep Tibalt alive long enough to ult him. I won by attacking with exactly the right amount of power.

July 20, 2019 12:41 p.m.

subrosian says... #12

My favorite silly win was with my Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip deck, back when it was more a mill deck than a storm deck. I cast Traumatize targeting myself and then equipped a Runechanter's Pike to Jace to attack for lethal commander damage... Nobody really expected that from the 0/2 haha

July 20, 2019 2:05 p.m.

Fellin22 says... #13

I realized smothering tithe and revel and riches was a combo, but someone rec saged my tenth treasure and combod off

July 20, 2019 9:41 p.m.

DaWubber says... #14

I managed to hold off a Splinter Twin on a Ulamog's Crusher with my Swans of Bryn Argoll until my opponent was forced to deck themself.

July 21, 2019 1:40 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #15

ZendikariWol thank you for replying to me so I remembered this thread. And yes the date went well :) Sorry for the delay in responding; I've been bogged down in work, dating, and taking care of my disabled mother.

Anywho! On to the story!

SETUP: I was playing Lord Windgrace . I was playing against Aristocrats via Edgar Markov , a stompy deck and something else. I'm not really sure on the specifics; This was now nearly two months ago. Markov was the clear oppressor on the field; What the player would do is cast cheap Vampires to get the free tokens, then sacrifice the non-token Vampires for benefits and use recursion to bring them back into his hand to cast again for more tokens. Boons / Anthems made his ever-growing boardstate very difficult to manage. Felt more like Archenemy, really.

This was a very long game. We got to around T9 and I decided to reset the game by casting Deathbringer Regent , but Markov quickly rebuilt easily.

Several turns later I was able to have out three creatures; Deathbringer Regent , Omnath, Locus of Rage and a single token by playing a land.

On my next turn, I decided I had enough of this and went for the kill.

I played Lord Windgrace , ticked him up and discarded a land to draw two cards. Perfect. I played a Terramorphic Expanse and ended my turn with a second Elemental token on the field thanks to Omnath.

I assumed between the three Elementals and my Regent, nobody would really pick a fight with me. The Markov player did attempt to attack Windgrace directly with a single Vampire Nighthawk who had been buffed a little, so I traded with Regent because I wanted Windgrace to survive. I cracked off Terramorphic Expanse on his end step, got a basic and a third Elemental.

Back to me. I have Omnath, Locus of Rage + 3x tokens and Lord Windgrace .

(This was 17 mana on I believe T12, maybe T13 thanks to some extremely efficient land drop spells. I don't actually run stones in the deck - I have more lands or land tutors slotted in their spots because I focus around the Landfall mechanic.)

I had just enough mana left over to cast a Savage Twister with X=5. Wiped 98% of the board, but more importantly I killed all 10 of my Elementals (9x tokens + Omnath, Locus of Rage ) for a staggering 30 damage, killing Markov's player and winning the game.

TL;DR - Won via boardwiping myself

July 21, 2019 6:50 p.m.

goodair says... #16

Best one was stealing someones kozelik, swinging, and then using goblin bombardment to throw it at his face for the remaining damage.

July 21, 2019 8:31 p.m.

goodair says... #17

Edit timer ran out:

Some other game, I was playing Xantcha and someone had the new Urza deck. I let him have Coveted Jewel and he used it to tap out for paradox engine. He thought he was safe for a rotation until my turn started and I played Mindslaver . You guys can figure out what happened from there lol!

July 21, 2019 8:41 p.m. Edited.

Noire_Samhain says... #18

Commander damage with Teysa, Orzhov Scion of all creatures. She had a Whispersilk cloak on, which I don't run in the deck anymore, my board state wasn't getting developed due to a huge land pocket, and so I just would randomly swing her.

Finally it was down to me and the last player, with Ezuri, since I wasn't a threat the entire game, when I finally got some of my combo pieces out... only for a desperate attack with Teysa to finish him off.

July 21, 2019 8:43 p.m. Edited.

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