Posted in GRAND PRIX LOS ANGELES 2014 - COVERAGE - EVENTS on October 19, 2014

By Frank Karsten

What is the best way to beat Jeskai Wins?

With Mantis Rider as one of the breakout cards at the Pro Tour last weekend, the question of how to beat Jeskai Wins has been on many player’s minds.

(5) Ivan Floch - Prognostic Sphinx and a lot of removal and countermagic. So either my U/B Control deck from the Pro Tour or Jeskai Wins with Prognostic Sphinx.
Alexander Hayne - The best way to beat them is to join them. The deck is so customizable that you can build a Jeskai deck that is tuned for the mirror match.


Brad Nelson - Hordeling Outburst, not even close. During testing, I found that Jeskai has a really hard time to get rid of the tokens because all of their burn spells go one-for-one. Combining Hordeling Outburst with removal spells for their first four threats is a great path to victory.
Matt Sperling - Sorin, Solemn Visitor may be even more important than Siege Rhino because people are moving towards Nullify and Hushwing Gryff. Sorin, especially in combination with cheap creature like Fleecemane Lion, will make sure you won't be burned out.


Martin Juza - Curve out with turn-two Bile Blight, turn-three Courser of Kruphix, turn-four Siege Rhino, and turn-five Wingmate Roc. That's what you have to do. Expensive Planeswalkers like Elspeth, Ajani, or Nissa are not the answer.
Josh Mcclain - There is no deck that just wrecks Jeskai because it's a pro-active strategy that is hard to disrupt, but Siege Rhino is very good against them. The fact that people have to play Hushwing Gryff is a clear indication that Rhino is the best.