I came home from school on the 28th soaking wet from walking home
in the rain, and trust me thats not a good a
feeling. My idea was to run my Raffinity at this
FLM which was basically complete except missing
a single glimmervoid. Now I have never been a
big fan of affinity and especially dont like it
because it packs to much blue (4 thoughtcasts)
this could explain why I never do that well with
affinity. So today after a lovely day at school
I pulled out my Tooth and Dragons deck I was
working on and not only made it type 2 but also
made it tournament standard.
Heres the deck I ended up running:
1x Wooded Foothills
4x Viridan Shaman
3x Imperial HellKite
2x Solemn Simulacrum
1x DarkSteel Colossus
2x Platinum Angel
1x Leonin Abunas
4x Elvish Pioneer
1x Vine Trelis
4x Reap and Sow
4x Tooth and Nail
4x Oblivion Stone
4x Sylvan Scrying
(Its amazing what you can do in the comfort of your own home)
After play testing with my brother for awhile i relised this deck
had potential and that imperial hellkites
ability to search for companions is a very good
ability. Now if I don't know my opponants name
its because I'm not to great with remembering
Game 1: Sophar Rach playing White and green beats or control?
1) I manage to get going early rushing ahead in land while using
reap and sows to try and holt him from
unmorphing his Exalted angel, it slows him down
but im not drawing anything usefull and
eventually he finds his 5th land so his temple
works and begins beating me down with the angel.
but it gets worse as another angel comes out and
begins hitting me. When finally manage to holt
the attack when im on 3 life. I get 3 hellkites
out and then he plays akromas veagence killing
my hopes. I manage to draw no creatures and see
myself killed by a Viridan Shaman.
2) Turn 1: Cloudpost
Turn 2: Cloudpost
Turn 3: I tap the 2 cloudposts I have for 4 mana then play another
cloud post and use the 4 mana to play solemn
simulacrum and put a forest into play tapped.
Turn 4: Play a forest then tap all my cloudposts and 2 forest for a
His Turn 4: He plays Worship. After that he beats me to death with
an exalted angel.
Game 2: Cant remember playing white and red
1) He had to mulliganed to 5 with me keeping an average hand which
would get results. It was very quick the
colossus came out and it was over pretty quickly
with him seeing a lack of mana.
2) He said he didnt get enough mana again although he had 3. He got
out an early imperial plate with a silver knight
but I blocked its attack with my pioneer and
managed to get out an entwined tooth and nail
after taking 9 damage from his knight.
Game 2: Shaun playing Goblin Bidding with clamps
1) I new this would be a tough match up, goblin bidding is fast and
with my lack of sideboard this was gonna get
messy. I raced ahead he was going very slow and
i had enough land to entwine a tooth and nail
but just wasnt drawing one and eventually i was
killed by a sharpshooter a warchief a sledder
and a prospecter.
2) This second match was very close. After getting beaten to within
an inch of my life (5 life) i managed to entwine
a tooth and nail for a Leonin Abunas and
After that i begin to beat him down with the angel and it was only
because he missed his only chance to kill the
Abunas and then echoing ruin the angel that he
lost the match. I was very lucky.
3) Game 3 was much like the first game he didnt get anything down
to quickly and i managed to use the shamans to
hose the clamps. I draw into a few creatures and
killed him with a hellkite leaving sufficient
Altogether it was a great night and a felt much more comfortable
playing with my New Deck then my old affinity.
My loses came down to lack of play testing and
experiance with this new deck and lack of
sideboard (Or just Sophar's a very good player).