DECK TECH: SIDISI-WHIP WITH THORALF SEVERIN

Posted in GRAND PRIX STOCKHOLM 2014 - COVERAGE - EVENTS on October 25, 2014

By Frank Karsten

"The best card in the deck is Hornet Queen, and it works best with Whip of Erebos ... these are the two cards that make the deck," Thoralf Severin explained when the video coverage team recorded a deck tech with him at the beginning of the day.

Currently sitting at a 5-0 record, here is his decklist:

Thoralf Severin – Sidisi-Whip, Grand Prix Stockholm 2014

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The list is very close to Christian Seibold's deck from Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir and Eugene Hwang's deck from Grand Prix Los Angeles. If you if you want to learn more, you can find Seibold's deck tech here, and Hwang's deck tech here. However, Severin has made a few small tweaks for this weekend.

First, Severin has 1 Sagu Mauler in the maindeck. "The U/B Control list from Ivan Floch cannot beat it, except for double-blocking with Prognostic Sphinx," Severin explained.

Second, Severin has 4 Drown in Sorrow in the sideboard. When asked about why he included the sweeper, he said that he expected more mono-red this weekend and needed a way to beat it.

Thoralf Severin

 

Finally, Severin has a Hero's Downfall in the sideboard, and no Empty the Pits. "The deck is slow and needs answers to Sorin, Solemn Visitor and Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker; that's why I have Hero's Downfall. Empty the Pits is not really what you want against blue decks because they can so easily counter it."

 

According to Severin, the deck is currently well-positioned because it has a good matchup against Jeskai and Abzan. Combining that with his small tweaks to adjust to the ever-changing metagame, Sidisi-Whip might just have its breakout performance this weekend.