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Deck Tech: Blue-Black Aristocrats with Christian Calcano and Pascal Maynard

A significant individuals were confident in a recognised metagame coming into Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar. Decks like Atarka Red, Green-White Megamorph, and deep Jeskai had already dominated tournaments in early in the day weeks. Most teams decided using one of these archetypes or followed through with an established deck, but members of the group TOGIT broke the mold with a fantastic new strategy that few individuals had considered to explore.

Some groups probably attempted Zulaport Cutthroat decks in a few ability or any other. It seemed obvious that Black-Green will be the best color combination when it comes to method. Black-Green versions of the deck fell short and most teams moved on to explore other decks. Team TOGIT dug much deeper, though, and discovered that a Blue-Black deck can use Zulaport Cutthroat and buddies better than other shade combinations.

Let us take a good look at Team TOGIT's Blue-Black Aristocrats!

Christian Calcano—Blue-Black Aristocrats

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We sat straight down with Christian Calcano to obtain the skinny on this brand new and interesting archetype.

Calcano was happy to speak about their group's crazy creation. "first thing men and women need to understand is that no person knows everything we're achieving this weekend, " Calcano said. "Our deck is strong, nonetheless it becomes a lot more powerful as soon as we think about how unique our plan is. Folks are often making errors against united states as it's unclear everything we're trying to do."

The deck has actually several particularly exciting interactions that Calcano had been very happy to explore. "Nantuko Husk together with Whirler Rogue deals some harm and sometimes eliminates opponents immediately, " Calcano explained. "We cast Whirler Rogue, make our Nantuko Husk unblockable, and give up most of the creatures that people made out of Whirler Rogue to obtain through for what is normally a lethal attack. Nantuko Husk is a beast in this deck. The card requires opponents to possess a response to it or it could only kill them on a change."

The deck is probably best Liliana, Heretical Healer deck we have previously seen, having the ability to effortlessly flip the Planeswalker and stress opponents' arms while discarding cards like Bloodsoaked Champion. "Liliana, Heretical Healer is quite simple to flip right here additionally the reanimate capability is better right here compared to just about any other deck, " Calcano stated. "We can just minus one our Liliana for Sidisi's Faithful, bounce our adversary's hazard, therefore we're often draining all of them for many amount of damage along the way."

Hangarback Walker, one of the more impressive cards in Standard, normally somewhat much better here than it's in any various other layer. "Hangarback Walker is crazy inside deck!" Calcano exclaimed. "Sidisi's Faithful, Nantuko Husk, and Whirler Rogue? The card combos with a 3rd of our deck and it's really only a fantastic miracle card completely on its own."

Calcano, in a rush to try out within the next round, explained that Pascal Maynard had created the deck and encouraged us to look for him out for further explanation of the many deck's communications.

I found Maynard and asked if he could walk me through all the communications regarding the deck. He beamed. "You ready for this? Things are about to get difficult!" he stated. "With Zulaport Cutthroat in play, you are able to over and over repeatedly cast Sidisi's devoted bouncing it self, sacrificing other activities to drain your adversary for many amount for every single blue mana you've got."

This relationship gives the deck another give up outlet for many its interactions.

"With Cutthroat in play, it is possible to minus zero Liliana, Heretical Healer to come back Hangarback Walker and drain the opponent, " Maynard carried on. "it is possible to throw Hangarback Walker for zero with Liliana in play to immediately flip the girl into a Planeswalker."

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