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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:41 pm 
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It's been a long, long time since I've had a pool this good. I ended up building a green/black deck and going 4-0, but I was highly tempted by other elements of my pool as well. Here's what it was.

~The Deck~

Creatures (14)
1 Hateful Eidolon
1 Lampad of Death's Vigil
2 Temple Thief
1 Underworld Charger
1 Venomous Hierophant
1 Gravebreaker Lamia
1 Destiny Spinner
1 Nessian Wanderer
1 Nyx Herald
1 Arasta of the Endless Web
1 Voracious Typhon
1 Nylea's Forerunner
1 Polukranos, Unchained

Spells (9)
1 Cling to Dust
1 Mogis's Favor
1 Tymaret Calls the Dead (Promo)
1 Aspect of Lamprey
1 Eat to Extinction
2 Final Death
1 Mystic Repeal
1 Return to Nature

Lands (17)
8 Forest
9 Swamp

My observations of this were pretty much as follows: My bombs were Gravebreaker, Polukranos (Pokey, as I started to call him), and Charger and I could reliably find at least one of those to end the game. Pokey himself is the best, but the lifegain from Lamprey and Lamia couldn't be ignored and turned around a few games in which I was very much playing the control side. I also had a LOT of good removal to take out just about anything that actually threatened me. Most annoying card I kept playing against had to be Dreadful Apathy since it could exile Pokey or the bad horse.

~The Rest of the Pool~

Leonin of the Lost Pride
Transcendent Envoy
Dawn Evangel
Favored of Iroas
Archon of Sun's Grace
Captivating Unicorn
Daybreak Chimera (Foil)
Karametra's Blessing
Sentinel's Eyes
Flicker of Fate
Indomitable Will
Phalanx Tactics
Revoke Existence
Banishing Light
Dreadful Apathy
Triumphant Surge

Eidolon of Philosophy
Sage of Mysteries
Riptide Turtle
Threnody Singer
Elite Instructor
Naiad of Hidden Coves
Vexing Gull
Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea (Showcase)
Triton Waverider
Stern Dismissal
Omen of the Sea
Deny the Divine
Thirst for Meaning
One with the Stars

Grim Physician
Fruit of Tizerus
Funeral Rites
Aspect of Lamprey (another copy in addition to the main deck one)

Blood Aspirant
Underworld Rage-Hound
Hero of the Games
Stampede Rider
2x Flummoxed Cyclops
Skophos Warleader
Final Flare
Furious Rise
Portent of Betrayal
Wrap in Flames

Hyrax Tower Scout
2x Nexus Wardens
2x Nyxborn Colossus
Setessan Training
2x Inspire Awe

Thaumaturge's Familiar
Bronze Sword
2x Wings of Hubris
Altar of the Pantheon
Siona, Captain of the Pyleas
Rise to Glory
Temple of Abandon

The white, in particular, was very tempting to run over green with heavy removal and a bomb of its own to replace Pokey. Again, monstrously lucky pool, probably the second best I've had in my entire M:tG playing career.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:55 pm 

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That's nice. I've done three sealeds and have yet to open any legendary creatures. Real bummer as I was super fascinated by that enchantment-that-becomes-a-creature design space. For some reason I keep being drawn to white in my sealed pools - perhaps it was because one of the first theros streams I watched the guy was playing UW. Also tried RB sacrifice....didn't go so well.

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