Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper
We do not seem very enthusiastic about this set. A few standouts were:
Feel free to disagree with our assessments.
12 January 2015
Standard · 13 Players
10 Decks · ~77% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned
|1st||UR Control||by Trompinha|
|2nd||Like a Bolas (almost…)||by rremedio1|
|T4||Dies to Scourung Sands||by MyGalaxy|
|T4||What Is Love?||by Nagi_Bultra|
Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more.
Cruise Watch: 2015
1st Place: 4 Cruise
2nd Place: 4 Cruise
3rd Place: 0 Cruise
4th Place: 4 Cruise
Huge up tick Cruise count this week. I don’t know why you’re not there. I give you my love, but you don’t care. So what is right? And what is wrong? Gimme a sign.
Section 2: The Winning Deck
WHAT IS LOVE?
Standard · Control
Top 4 by Nagi_Bultra in MPDC 27.10 (2-2)
This deck made it to the Top 4 and it is a different kind of deck. Oh, I don’t know, what can I do? What else can I say, it’s up to you. I know we’re one. Just me and you. I can’t go on.
What is love gives us a preview of the deck we discussed on the show.
1 Benthic Giant
4 Kill Shot
4 Last Breath
4 Treasure Cruise
3 Raise the Alarm
2 Rise of Eagles
1 Voyage’s End
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Tranquil Cove
3 Voyage’s End
2 Benthic Giant
2 Disdainful Stroke
1 Raise the Alarm
Now this deck will benefit from a few of the cards in Fate Reforged. I want no other, no other lover. This is our life, our time. When we are together, I need you forever. Is it love? It just might be. Lets look at an actual curve this week:
Weird, those high cost tokens really sway the form.
I wish that either the divination or Treasure Cruise was a land. Any land really. However, I think keeping this is not bad. You are one land away from a great opening hand.
Now let’s look at the next six cards:
Ask and ye shall receive indeed. We get a little flooded but I feel pretty good. So yes, this is love.
Section 3: How would I update it?
I just see it as a better card.
I really want to try out Sandblast over Kill Shot.
What do you think?