This week I was able to take some time and really look at the decks that came out of the pro tour before deciding what I wanted to play not only for this stream, but also at Theros Game day. Many mono coloured devotion decks littered the top 8, with Thassa, God of the Sea and her devotees ultimately taking the top spot. Of all of the deck techs that were done at the pro tour, the one that caught my eye the most was Junk by Jacob Van Lunen. If you have been watching my stream for any amount of time, you should not be surprised by this. I love midrange decks like Jund, Junk and Naya. They speak closely to my desire for resilient threats coupled with versatile removal supported by a viable disruption suite. The deck tech can be found here.
I decided to take this one for a spin over some two mans, and ended up very happy with the results. Heres the games.
I played a few more games over the next few days and decided I was locked into this for Game day. I went undefeated in the swiss, drawing into Top 8. I faced down mono red in the quarters, and ended up winning in 2 games. My “one time” was used up though in that last game, having won on the draw with a mulligan to 4 and drawing perfectly to best a triple Rakdos Cackler draw at which point my opponent drew only one other spell. Scavenging Ooze into Voice of Resurgence into Ultimate Price into Reaper of the Wilds into Whip of Erebos was about all she wrote. I played a mono blue devotion list in the semis, coincidentally the same guy that handed my brother his only swiss loss, and similarly eliminated him in the quarters. Vengeance was not to be mine however, as I lost a close game 1, and then mulliganed again to 5 to fall to an untimely stream of lands. Thankfully, that opponent ended up winning the whole thing, so losing to him stung less at that point. I played against Gr Devotion, Esper Control, BGRw Midrange, Mono Red, UW Control, Mono Black Devotion, and finally Mono U Devotion. I was very happy with the control matchup, and am very happy to be playing this list especially with the volume of Revelation decks that are seeing play currently.
I made a few changes to the list after the game day, and I have been quite pleased with the results. Here is where we are at moving forward.
Junk Midrange by Scotty Mac, Game Day
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