Temur Ascendancy at StarCityGames Open

Posted in Daily Deck on February 13, 2015

By Shuhei Nakamura

Shuhei Nakamura is a member of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame, former Player of the Year, and is one of just six players with more than 400 lifetime pro points.

This week's last deck is an infinite Ascendancy combo deck. But it isn't Jeskai Ascendancy. Today's deck is Temur Ascendancy combo. The characteristic of this combo deck is that just looking at the decklist, it doesn't look like a combo deck at all.

Other than Temur Ascendancy being a little unordinary, the deck is a regular green deck with mana creatures and big monsters. Although I guess there are a couple of odd ones on the side. You could probably trick someone into believing it's a constellation deck with twist; or maybe green devotion. I bet there are a bunch of games the deck wins just by attacking with a manifested Nylea, God of the Hunt; Polukranos, World Eater; and Arbor Colossus.

However, there is indeed an infinite combo installed in this deck. The key creature is the new face from Fate Reforged: Temur Sabertooth. This creature has a very unique ability for an uncommon. Originally, it was designed to protect other creatures from removal or to replay creatures with trigger abilities, while giving itself indestructibility. However, under a certain condition, you can make a loop.

Here is the process:

The next question is what to do with this mana. Having Temur Sabertooth, you should have a couple of choices how to kill your opponent. You have unlimited resources with Eidolon of Blossoms and Primordial Hydra; infinite pump plus trample with Nylea, God of the Hunt; infinite Hornet tokens with Hornet Queen; and/or the ability to wipe your opponent's board with Polukranos's monstrosity. Your choice.

Mark Toepfner's Temur Ascendancy

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