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Sorry for leaving everyone hanging for so long. Ran into a busy section of my life. I have some changes I need to log, and will get to them soon. I had been playing a fair amount recently, and realized that my competition has been getting really strong, less battlecruiser, less combat step wins, and more combo wins. Control has been a smaller component of the decks I face, and usually just amounts to some counterspell protection for their wincons. This has pushed me into investigating stronger control strategies, and I have put some more stax-y style cards in. The previously mentioned Nevermore and Sorcerous Spyglass have appeared in the list, and have performed well. They are basically like a counter that you get to cast well ahead of time.

The other thing I have done is shore up the rest of my decks. It is important to make sure that this deck isn't the only one you play. It is amazing, but has some weaknesses, and one of it's strengths is that people don't know how to play against it and underestimate it. Playing it every game lessens that power. I only play it about every third game now. Given that I have slurred toward some stax cards, I decided to investigate stax as a play style. I have a Meren that I slurred strong stax, a new Gaddock Teeg hatebears combo deck that is super fun for me and torturous for everyone else. I also made a Selvala mono-G big mana deck that is a blast and puts some crazy pressure on my opponents. It is not pure combo, but can play like it, not pure battlecruiser, but can play like it, and will roll people unless disrupted. I am also experimenting with a 4C hatebears partners deck, and have not yet even settled on a color combination. I swing between not-R and not-U. Both run Tymna.

For something more concrete that have changed, Virtus was less than I had hoped. He is not Master of Cruelties. I think he was replaced with Nevermore. I lose less this way, and win just as often without him. It was worth trying, but I already had that effect, only better. Nevermore is crazy strong, even if it really pisses people off. I drop it on the combo players. Their game plan is to ignore people until they win anyway, so getting them off their game and interacting is actually a pretty Aikido thing to do to them. Nevermore has worked wonders, and has had very little negative impact on my game as far as being targeted.

Anyway, more later. I plan a writeup update, and I am considering a section for tuning to your meta. I have new appreciation for this idea, and thought I would share.

October 15, 2018 12:07 p.m.

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