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Rare Hunter's Hunting Grounds
its ugly head towards the end of the extended
season, the deck has proven quite the contender.
Claiming three of the eight spots in GP Charlotte,
the deck hasn’t became overly dominant. As was said
in my last article, the deck abuses dredge. Before
going any further, lets look at the GP wining deck
list, and quick over view of its contents.
Michael Krumb: GP Charlotte
The deck has almost everything. Speed is present in
the Moxen, Fetchlands, and Winds, while the deck
maintains pressure with zombie tokens, Ichorid, and
the threat of a lethal Tog. Therapy is there for
hitting answers, and due to the recurring beats, it
can be easily flashbacked. Grave Troll serves as a
third win condition, usually becoming large and
flying thanks to Wonder, and the large ’yard. Deep
Analysis is there for the cheap flashback cost. The
deck will rarely get stuck with dredge cards in
hand, due to the many discard outlets. Coliseum is a
great outlet, and easy to activate here as well.
The deck has few auto losses.
Heartbeat is the main threat, due to the
Moment’s Peaces, and the Brain Freeze for the win.
Most other decks can’t handle the early pressure it
provides, and the explosive draws it can get. Going
lethal on Turn three with a tog is quite possible.
Some builds add in
Riftstone Portal, so it can have white mana for
Kataki’s. Now, the deck has one major issue, one
Leyline of the Void is basically good game
against the deck. Answers must be put in the
Ray of Revelation is not going to cut it either.
You cannot cast it if the Void is out. Your best bet
is to sideboard Naturalize. The only other problem
with this deck is its lack of a later game. A good
control deck should be able to stall enough. Or if
the Ichorids are on the bottom of the deck, they can
counter the major threats. No-Stick also has many
outs for this deck. Helix on a Stick is crazy here.
Chant is also an auto win. But, if you call Therapy
right, you shouldn’t too much have trouble.
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