QUICK QUESTIONS

Posted in NEWS on May 31, 2014

By Nate Price

A longtime member of the Pro Tour and Grand Prix coverage staff, Nate Price now works making beautiful words for all of you lovely people as the community manager for organized play. When not covering events, he lords over the @MagicProTour Twitter account, ruling with an iron fist.

Between your two decks, which card has been the best for you this weekend?

Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa/Willy Edel/Allison Abe

da Rosa: Arbor Colossus. It was in my deck yesterday, and I didn't have many ways to deal with fliers. Plus it's just an incredibly powerful card in its own right.

Edel: Mountain? I did play red in both decks... I'd probably say Xenagos, the Reveler. He let me simply steal some games against opponents yesterday.

Abe: Prognostic Sphinx. It's so hard to deal with.

Armando Bulnes/Stephen Berrios/Ian Farnung

Bulnes: Revel of the Fallen God. My deck yesterday was an 18-land, 22 mana source, ramp into double Revel special. I think the over/under of the number of Satyrs I've made this weekend is 42.5. In this deck, it's probably Keranos, God of Storms. Though if someone had their way, it would have been in my sideboard...

Berrios: Yeah, yeah...I was wrong about that. My best card has easily been Servant of Tymaret. I did 20 to people multiple times this weekend with just Servant of Tymaret triggers.

Farnung: Observant Alseid. The card's just really powerful in a focused heroic deck. All of the Theros bestow creatures are.

Lucas Esper Berthoud/Paulo Ricardo Cortez/Walter Perez

Berthoud: This is going to sound really stupid, but it's probably Cyclops of One-Eyed Pass. My deck yesterday had so much removal that people couldn't keep creatures in play against me. I just needed a creature that could kill them quickly, and the Cyclops filled that role perfectly.

Cortez: Gods Willing. I have played red/white heroic twice now, and Gods Willing just did so much for me. It saved my creatures, triggered heroic, and won me many games.

Perez: Any of the two-casting cost mana creatures: Golden Hind, Kiora's Follower, Voyaging Satyr, and even Font of Fertility. I have had a bunch of them between my two decks, and they have been the key. It's very important to ramp up to the four-drop slot in this format.