RW Burn at Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir

Posted in Daily Deck on October 29, 2014

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, we will continue our examination of decks from Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir that had good results and stood out to me for one reason or another. Today in particular we will be looking at Brad Nelson's RW burn deck.

While we looked at a RW deck last week— Yoshihiko Ikawa's Soldier deck—in fact the only similarities between the two is pretty much the lands. Brad Nelson's deck is completely different, both in terms of design and win conditions. Ikawa's deck is a combo deck trying to deal 20 damage all in one fell swoop, whereas Nelson's splits the work between creatures and spells.

The two different creatures with prowess are extremely efficient, working to whittle away the opponent's life while the way is cleared with burn spells, and if these creatures are having a hard time getting through for whatever reason, you can keep up the pressure with Goblin Rabblemaster, which is probably hands down the best creature in the current Standard environment.

Hordeling Outburst really takes the prize in this deck, as it not only provides additional creatures to attack with (and get a bonus from the Rabblemaster), it also triggers prowess, buffing the other creatures. Finally, the deck is rounded out by a standard lineup of red burn.

There's not much more to say about this deck—it's a sublime design.

Brad Nelson's RW Burn

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