Thursday, February 4, 2016

Standard Pauper Double League Phase 2 Semi-Finals

The Standard Pauper Double League is slowly but surely winding down to a close. The winner's bracket of Phase 2 has already been decided, with joekewwl defeating afreeAk to claim his spot in the Finals. Interestingly enough, although both players relied upon the dominance of the Izzet Prowess deck to earn their spot in the Top 8, in this particular match joekewwl decided to switch to an aggressive White Weenie build splashing Red that he called "Pink Pain." He also managed to capture his match on video and graciously allowed me to add commentary to it. So I thought I would share with you his decklist, share a few thoughts, and then present the video from the match.

Here's his decklist:

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Like most White Weenie decks, this one relies primarily on playing efficiently-costed creatures and backing them up with combat tricks, protection, and removal. This build has a nice "+1 / +1 counters" theme going for it, which is particularly strong with Ainok Bond-kin but is generally just good value. Enshrouding Mist and Grasp of the Hieromancer, provide the combat tricks to keep the excellent suite of White creatures alive, including the rarely played Misthoof Kirin, which certainly proved to be quite good in this particular match. For removal, he included a full playset of Celestial Flare, two Outnumbers, and a single copy of Bathe in Dragonfire, and rounds out the deck with a full set of Feat of Resistance, which is one of the better White protection spells to see print recently. 

But enough about the deck. Here's are the games:

Thanks joekewwl for taking the time to make these videos available. Hope you all enjoyed watching, and see you next time. 

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