DKA Gameday report
DKA gameday was announced and i was very excited about that playmat. I did not want anything else than that playmat.
SO, for one week i was thinking how to get that playmat, and if the player that will win it will give or trade it away.
Nevertheless, together with another 2 friends we gathered at one’s house to have a EDH night. After we had soem interesting EDH planechase matches we started doing some deck techs for the gameday.
One of us wanted to play his solar flare, i came with a naya pod, and the other wanted a venser/bant pod. I talked him out of it, and we both built a naya pod (similar to lucas blohon’s).
The list was this :
We argued a little about the sideboard, but finally we were left to 2 choices and we opted for timely. I somehow wanted something else because i never sideboarded those in…and another grudge and a Mimic Vat would have been better.
We started Mortal Kombat for the time left. It was the first time i played that game or on a console. It was 6AM when we realized that we have to sleep.
We slept about 3 hours and we got up to get to the site.
We were the first players that got there, and i was also the judge on duty for the tourney. When the tourney started there were about 20 players.
Round 1: Naya Pod
The first round i was paired against my friend that was also playing naya pod. He won the match on my screw of the game 3. Maybe it was better this way, as i was a better player with the deck and hi might need that win.
Round 2: UB Control
G1 i drew a lot of lands…12 i believe and he had every answer he could possibly have. He was at 1 life for about 4 turns and i drew lands.
G2 i make a mistake, with 2 sword of feast an famine on board, and get mindtricked that i would lose the next turn. I leave him at 1 life, and extend the hand.
At this time i’m 0-2, like my friend with the solar flare as he was land flooded both games. The naya pod friend was 2-0 and working well. I get no hopes on getting the top8, so i start looking for players to trade that playmat
Round 3: BYE
I get the bye. In the WER the tiebreakers are computed differently and bye gives you better ties.
Round 4: MonoBlack Zombies
G1 Crush him with many creatures. I drew/searched 4 Blade splicers and they worked perfectly.
G2. He manages to have 3 Geralf’s Messenger and 1 metamorph copying one of them and a phyrexian obliterator. I manage to have 4 golems, and another 5-8 creatures (small ones).I am at 5, he is at 13. He attackes with the messengers (they had counters) and the metamorph messenger (without counter) and i block and kill all, and he return the metamorph as an obliterator.
I pod into a sunt titan on my turn, returning blade splicer.
He attacks next turn with both obliterators and i block 6 dmg, sacrificing 5 permanents (lands and some splicers).
i pod the sun titan into Elesh norn, and i attack with 3 golems and kill him.
Round 5: Angelic Humans
G1 i kill him very fast with sterangleroot geists. Really fast.
G2 i have a good start, but he playes nothing and i believe he is holding a day of judgement, so i slow roll that and keep aonly few creatures on table. i was wrong and he slaps me with a Angelic destined Hero of bladehold.
I manege to get that under an Oblivion ring, and trade soem more blows, and i get to 5 life, but he does nothing on hist turn nad i land an elesh norn and kill him. I was told he had another destiny in hand and he did not play it, because he thought i will be at 1 life after.
At this moment i got the best ties, and get in the 7th spot as two players with 9 points will get in.
Quarters: Swords Delver
He is the guy that defeated my friend that played the same deck as i was, but i was quite confident in winning this.
G1: I play 2 birds of paradise, and i have gavony, and pump them and keep the race on. He plays a Geist of Saint traft but i have a metamoprh and the birds win the game.
G2: he never gets it going as he was flooded, while i have plenthy of action and a huntmaster seals the deal.
Semis: Naya pod
My frind and i meet again, but this time i was prepared.
G1: i keep a hand with 3 accelerators and he doesnt have those. I kill him quite fast as i also get a birthing pod.
G2: i side very differently of him, knowing that he will think i keep the strategy discussed at home. That pays of, and he is stuck with different unusable cards in hand and i win the match.
Finals: Kibler Ramp
We split, because i wanted the playmat so much. He gets the win.
On this matchup, even if he has slagstorms and whipflare, i dont think that i am overwhelmed, but the deck is just faster. It can go a long distance and avoids the deadfalls of ramp, like flooding when no responses are found. The deck must be played as fast as possible, much like a tempo deck.
AS judge issues, we did not have many, just a few decklists problems, and some minor penalties in rest.
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