Magic the Gathering deck Analyzer

Deck Analysis

goblin raiderUnlike the Blastoderm-happy U.S. Nationals Top 8, Junior Super Series boasted many different archetypes, and just one backup of Fires. The archetype abuses the currently effective Saproling Burst and Blastoderm cards with Fires of Yavimaya. Those two cards are significantly balanced by the fact that eventually they go away. The three casting price enchantment from Invasion boosts the deck quite a bit, permitting its caster to fit the most out of their particular creatures. Part advantages of Fires of Yavimaya include having the ability to save a creature in combat or deal extra harm, when it is sacrificed for the pump-up effect, or substantially weakening an opponent's Wrath of God - since any animal that resolves gets an opportunity to strike at least one time.

To keep with a sizable creature motif, Shivan Wurm's disability is practically cancelled because of the deck's mana speed (Birds of haven and Llanowar Elves) and different animals with effective come-into-play abilities particularly Flametongue Kavu as well as the Battlemage. More mana speed is supplied by Thornscape Familiar - a somewhat rogue choice on Ashkar's component.

It's quite common for Fires players to splash white for sideboard cards and kicker ability regarding green Battlemage. Ashkar chosen splashing black colored as an alternative. He did not play Duress - possibly the most readily useful black colored splash card inside situation. Rather, he used black mana to greatly help stimulate Thunderscape Battlemage. Whereas Thornscape Battlemage is a wonderful card in Fires, with the capacity of taking right out Static Orb including acting as a guilt-free Flametongue Kavu, Thunderscape Battlemage is virtually of the same quality. It is a good card in mirror match as it can destroy Fires of Yavimaya or Saproling Burst, plus the power to make an opponent discard two cards is advantageous against any archetype.

If Ashkar's deck is of the greatest known archetype, the absolute most rogue had been the deck played by David Dimalanta. Comparable to just last year's "Red Deck Wins 2000", its a mono-red method filled up with cards which do not appear to be much - however it is meaner than this indicates.

This specific deck was seen at a Neutral surface Grudge complement qualifier, in which Dave cost caused it to be to the finals. Mono-red has the tendency to get played a lot, whenever it's whatsoever viable. Such was the truth here - cost's deck was fulfilled with enthusiasm, copied, and played in a variety of occasions - including US Nationals while the JSS. The philosophy for this deck is quite quick. Cast creatures really early (Kris Mage and Goblin Raider reprinted in Seventh Edition becoming the important thing early falls). Utilize fast burn to get an opponent's mana animals. If animals miss, send burn right on adversary's head. Skizzik replaces the once-popular Ball Lightning due to the fact larger animal, supported by Chimeric Idol and Flametongue Kavu. This archetype is easy to hose - there clearly was numerous cards it simply cannot cope with, particularly Story Circle or even Saproling Burst - nevertheless the deck wins its matches considering absolute speed and firepower - it is better equipped to punish an opponent for a slow begin than most others.

Another intense deck rendering it to the top 8 this year is Meddling Rebels, played by Matt Boccio. Very similar to the archetype played by group Rejects in professional journey Chicago, it replaces Power Sink with Meddling Mage.

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