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Team Kate and Wills

Let's all play some Standard! Wait, no.

That’s what I  nearly registered my deck as on Sunday 1st May, as a sort of commemorative joke, because the deck that I had brought was in fact Team America. Given that we were at GP London on the weekend of the Royal wedding, however, it just felt kind of wrong. Not to mention that I’m sure many would question whether the list that I ran actually qualifies as a real Team America deck or not. Whatever, a blue/black/green shell that pretty much plays all the best cards that it possibly can (read: Force, Bob, Goyf, Brainstorm, Thoughtseize, Big Jace, Hymn, Wasteland etc.) is the exact kind of deck that I like to play – even if it is full of buzz words like ‘tempo’ that don’t really mean anything. Essentially the combination of cost-efficient card draw, discard, removal and beaters leads to a pretty good deck. Here’s the list:

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Eternal Questions, pt.2

I didn’t include my sideboard last time so that I would have more room to talk about it here. 

1 Extirpate
2 Firespout
1 Grim Lavamancer
2 Krosan Grip
1 Llawan, Cephalid Empress
3 Perish
1 Pithing Needle
2 Tormod’s Crypt
1 Trygon Predator
1 Wipe Away 

So, most of the choices are fairly straightforward with three pieces of dredge hate, five mini-wraths, three pieces of artifact/enchantment removal, Llawan for merfolk, then Needle, Lavamancer and bounce for value. I never sided Llawan in, but everything else came in at least once. I’m not completely sold on Wipe Away, but I guess as a catch-all it’s fine. The Predator should probably have just been in my maindeck all day, and Lavamancer was always excellent for me. 

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