Finding Some Inspiration

Posted in Daily Deck on March 12, 2014

By Gerry Thompson

Sometimes you look at a decklist and you can't figure out exactly what's going on. If it were a flash in the pan, I might be able to move on, but lists like these have been popping up with multiple 3–1 and 4–0 finishes in Magic Online Daily Events.

It's clear that we've got a control deck on our hands. However, the use of cards like Mana Bloom, Sepulchral Primordial, Reap Intellect, and multiple copies of Cyclonic Rift leave me scratching my head. Clearly, the Cyclonic Rifts and Reap Intellects combo well together, but is that enough to shape a brand-new archetype?

Acceleration, removal, card drawing, and big finishers is often a recipe for success, but I'm still confused. I'm very interested to see how this deck does in the coming weeks. If nothing else, this deck shows us why Magic is such a great game. You can be creative, use cards in an unconventional manner, and still crush people.

Pr0xies's BUG Control

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Gerry Thompson is a former professional Magic player and strategy writer, whose career highlights includes a Top 8 at Pro Tour Gatecrash and two Grand Prix wins in Denver and Nashville. He's currently a development intern for Wizards of the Coast.

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