The Wildest Nacatl

Posted in Daily Deck on August 8, 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.

By his own admission, Pat Cox has not had a good year playing high level Magic. Good finishes eluded him, and he was facing the prospect of missing out on the coveted Pro Club levels. For the final event of the 2013–14 season, Pat went with what he knows best—a Naya beatdown deck. Known for his love of Wild Nacatl, Pat navigated the talented field at Pro Tour Magic 2015 en route to a Top 8 finish. This ensured that Pat would be a Gold-level pro for next year.

While Pat's deck is red, green, and white, it is primarily based in white. Nearly all of the creatures in this deck are white, allowing Brave the Elements to shine as a way to protect his creatures and a way to get through opposing blockers.

One of the more interesting things about this deck is its ability to get combo kills while not sacrificing versatility. Selesnya Charm and Ghor-Clan Rampager both have the ability to boost your creatures and allow them to trample over blockers. This makes them particularly effective with the two double strike cards—Ajani, Caller of the Pride and Boros Charm. However, these cards aren't single-minded in their focus, which gives this deck flexibility in terms of its game plan.

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