Deck Tech: Big Kuldotha Red with Simon Wechsler

Posted in Event Coverage on February 11, 2011

By Tim Willoughby

<p>Simon Wechsler of Boston MA is here at his fourth Pro Tour, and has brought with him an interesting take on Kuldotha Red. The deck has received a real shot in the arm from Mirrodin Besieged, with <autocard>Signal Pest</autocard> going straight into the deck, and <autocard>Goblin Wardriver</autocard> and <autocard>Contested War Zone</autocard> allowing for colossal attacks. <autocard>Goblin Warchief</autocard> has typically left the deck, allowing the land count of the deck to stay lower than just about anything else in Standard.</p>

<p>Where Wechsler's build varies a little is with the inclusion of <autocard>Hero of Oxid Ridge</autocard>, and <autocard>Koth of the Hammer</autocard> in the sideboard. These four-drops are very powerful in the deck, and while they do mean that <autocard>Devastating Summons</autocard> is no longer a safe inclusion, they can break open matches, making up for one of the weaknesses of the deck: that it can sometimes run out of steam after the initial flurry. Entertainingly, despite the fact that his list isn't troubled by <autocard>Devastating Summons</autocard>, Simon is still carrying Elemental tokens with him, just to throw people off the scent. Here's the full list.</p>


<p>Those <autocard>Ornithopter</autocard>s love having a couple of extra battle cry creatures, as well as being good fuel for any <autocard>Kuldotha Rebirth</autocard> that might need stoking. If you like attacking for surprising amounts of damage on the early turns of the game, this may be the deck for you.</p>

Simon Wechsler's Big Kuldotha Red

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