Round 12: Deck Tech Matthew Anderson

Posted in Event Coverage on July 23, 2011

By Ray “blisterguy” Walkinshaw

In the Mass Polymorph Deck Tech with Dylan Brown, I mentioned that he had won a Grinder on Friday with a Goblin deck that featured Pyretic Ritual, which prompted this tweet:


So this morning, I found Dylan and asked him. "Haha, it's his deck!" Dylan smiled, pointing to the pony-tailed gent he'd been conversing with, "ask him."

Matthew Anderson was sitting at 6-1 at the end of day one, and was more than happy to talk about Pyretic Ritual. "It's amazing. There's nothing better than turn one Goblin Guide, turn two Ritual, Goblin Guide, and a kicked Goblin Bushwhacker. You're on 10!" he cackled. I got the feeling more than one player had been defeated in this manner already this weekend, however unlikely that sequence of events seemed. "Turn three Hero of Oxid Ridge is great too, sending the team past any Spellskites or Overgrown Battlements."

Matt Anderson is looking like a very solid lock for the top 8 going into the last round.


"I've paid for Mana Leak with Pyretic Ritual, and it's also great with Shrine of Burning Rage. I even managed to activate a Shrine with only two lands untapped when someone tried to kill it, it's awesome."

Matthew Anderson

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