Beatdown in a Flash

Posted in Daily Deck on August 5, 2014

By Adam Prosak

From Friday Night Magic to the Pro Tour, Adam Prosak loves all types of tournament Magic. Currently, Adam is working in R&D as a developer.

At Pro Tour Dragon's Maze, we saw a finals between an aggressive GW deck and a controlling WU deck. Flash forward more than a year later, and Pro Tour Magic 2015 saw a rematch of the archetypes, although many of the cards—and the format—had changed. This time, the GW pilot was Jackson Cunningham, and his deck was able to propel him into the finals of his first-ever Pro Tour. Unfortunately for Jackson, he was not able to replicate Craig Wescoe's feat of winning a Pro Tour with a GW aggro deck. However, making it to the finals is impressive for your first Pro Tour!

Jackson's deck is very low to the ground and attempts to get a board presence before the opponent. Sunblade Elf, Experiment One, and Soldier of the Pantheon—a trio of effective one-mana creatures—allow Jackson to start the game ahead of his opponents. To finish out the game, Jackson's deck gets crafty with the power of flash. Advent of the Wurm, Boon Satyr, and Selesnya Charm all affect combat at instant speed. They are also excellent at allowing the deck to play around otherwise problematic cards such as Supreme Verdict. The deck is rounded out by some high-powered cards such as Fleecemane Lion, Voice of Resurgence, and Banishing Light, which give the deck the power it needs to succeed in the current Standard environment.

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