Deck tech: Jan van der Vegt, Tin Fists

Posted in Event Coverage on January 12, 2014

By Olle Rade

Dutch streamer, Magic Online grinder and Cube expert Jan van der Vegt is playing one of the most exciting decks this weekend. Dubbed Tin Fists, as a spin on the Legacy deck Tin Fins, it is built around getting Griselbrand or Emrakul, the Aeons into play through either Fist of the Suns, Goryo's Vengeance or Through the Breach. "Goryo's Vengeance is such a powerful card, so my goal was to break it. I don't think I got there completely, but the deck is pretty good," he says.

The deck very much has the feeling of it's Legacy counterpart, or other similar combo decks from the more heavy combo format of Legacy. Jan van der Vegt also compares in to the Sneak and Show deck. "Fist of the Sun is sort of like Show and tell and Through the Breach acts as a one time Sneak Attack," he explains.


Jan van der Vegt

The dream opener for the deck involves casting Fist of the Sun as early as turn 2 or 3 and following it up by casting Emrakul for 5 different mana the next turn. Getting the Time Walk-effect, and being able to attack for 15, wiping out your opponent's board in the process.

"With Fist in play and 5 mana out you have all five colors roughly 90 per cent of the time, so you can actually cast Emrakul, rather than having to sacrifice him at the end of turn," says Jan with a smile.

Will the deck be good enough to put him in day 2? Or is it just a fun deck that has too many weaknesses that can be exploited? The followers of Dzyl's (as van der Vegt calls himself online) stream probably already know, the rest of us will find out during the weekend.

Jan van der Vegt, Tin Fists

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