Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hidden Pop Outs

A few more games with stonethorn on Saturday I can't say I learned much about Eject.

This is both good and bad. The good: I felt like I was always in a position to win games and I won one matchup pretty clearly. The bad: I got blown out by Austere Command.

Now, there are two important facts to note here: first, I didn't know stonethorn's deck was running Austere Command so I didn't play around it. He told me after the game that he kept his opening had specifically because Command was in it: otherwise it sucked.

Second: Cards like Austere Command are doing exactly what they're supposed to do: prevent aggressive decks from overrunning a format. Losing to a card that's meant to stop my deck is not something I can really feel terrible about. I even had an Oblivion Ring in hand to stop his next threat...but not the one after that.

The difficulty here is that I need a lot more games with this deck to start to see the cracks. The synergies are so high that it's difficult for me to find weaknesses in this deck that I really need to shore up. For example, one might argue that Veldaken Outlander doesn't fit but protection from red is a strong ability against a whole lot of pure aggressive decks, which is one of the weaknesses of Eject. Why remove a card that forces red decks to pause and is perfectly solid otherwise?

So this deck needs a lot more testing. I'll do what I can to get that in but the challenge of scheduling adults make it difficult. Still, I have hope that eventually stronger revelations about this deck will come so I'll keep at it.

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  1. We can do some testing next week if you are up for it

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