The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 2

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

There was no MPDC this week due to technical difficulties. So lets look at the SPDC again

SPDC 28.02
22 February 2015
Standard · 10 Players
10 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by DrChrisBakerDC

1st RW Aggro* by Asmodeusz
2nd Izzet Control* by beatnik bobby
T4 Boros Heroic* by DrChrisBakerDC
T4 Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living* by rremedio1

Cruise Watch: 2015
1st Place: 0 Cruise
2nd Place: 4 Cruise
3rd Place: 0 Cruise
4th Place: 4 Cruise

You either Cruise with the best, or Boros like the rest! I don’t think that is a real saying.

Due to a bad power supply, stay strong Gwyned, MPDC has been delayed. So, lets talk about Sam’s latest creation:

[d]
Creatures
3 Jeskai Sage
3 Jeskai Windscout
3 Whirlwind Adept
4 Akroan Skyguard
2 Akroan Crusader
3 Satyr Hoplite
2 Lagonna-Band Trailblazer

Spells
3 Temur Battle Rage
3 Pressure Point
2 Crippling Chill
3 Dragon Mantle
3 Treasure Cruise
3 Gods Willing
3 Titan’s Strength

Land
4 Evolving Wilds
2 Swiftwater Cliffs
2 Tranquil Cove
2 Wind-Scarred Crag
4 Plains
3 Island
3 Mountain

Sideboard
2 Lagonna-Band Trailblazer
4 Scouring Sands
3 Voyage’s End
2 Feat of Resistance
1 Gods Willing
3 Disdainful Stroke
[/d]

3 color rage deck. Lets take a closer look.

Now, lets look at an opening hand:

I would keep the hand. But that puts a lot of faith on the Skyguard.

Now, for the curve!

Interesting, not really a curve but not the tower of power we have seen recently either. More of a ski slope, with moguls.

Now let’s look at the next six cards:

I like the next six probably more than the original seven. The hoplite is going to get you moving. He seems to be less of an autokill than the skyguard. However, throwing a dragon mantle on him and a battle rage and you can hit for 6 pretty quick.

So, what do you think of this shell Sam has created? Worth some more thought? or should we just try to power out more anglers and use battle rage on that crazy fish?