Deck Tech: Farmville with Kasper Eusen

Posted in Event Coverage on February 17, 2014

By Olle Rade

One of the most exciting decks this weekend has been Dutchman Kasper Eusen's brew built around the interaction between Dark Depths and Thespian's Stage. The deck runs a control shell in the form ofSupreme Verdict and Force of Will. But it wins by putting a 20/20 token into play with Dark Depths. The beauty of the combo is that Thespian's Stage an become a copy of Dark Depths, but without the counters, allowing it to instantly make an indestructible 20/20 flyer to win the game. Throw in some Crop Rotations and it can be done at the end of your opponents turn, and Exploration allows it to happen as early as turn two. "The dream opening hand is ExplorationCrop Rotation and four lands, one of them being either a Thespian's Stage or a Dark Depths,", says Kasper Eusen.

He actually assembled just that hand against an unaware opponent who tapped out for Stoneforge Mystic on turn two, only to find himself staring down on a 20/20 flier at the end of his turn. Eusen managed to go undefeated with a 9-0 record on the first day with the deck he named "Farmville", but his luck seemed to have run out on day two, as he picked up three losses quite early, destroying his chances to make the top 8. "I am really happy with how I did the first day, but of course I am disappointed about how I've done on day two. But overall it's been a great weekend," he says.

Dark Depths
Thespian's Stage

The deck also has a lot of utilities with 4 Intuition and 4 Living WishIntuition allows him to fetch Dark DepthsThespian's Stage and Life from the Loam, acting as a tutor for the entire combo, and Living Wish can fetch both lands and creatures from the sideboard. Ranging from various hate bears against combo decks to underrated invitational cards like the Sylvan Safekeeper to protect his combo.

When asked about the decks worst and best matchups, the 26-year-old didn't have to think long.

"Anything with WastelandSwords to Plowshares and Deathrite Shaman can be though if they draw them all. And Miracles is a bad matchup since they have both Swords to Plowshares and Terminus to kill your token, or Karakas to bounce it. Everything else, the deck can handle pretty easily."

Most of his opponents this weekend would probably agree.

Kasper Eusen ”Farmville”

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