Hey everyone, KYT here with a quick last-minute update before the beginning of GP Washington. My good friend, Adam Yurchick, has been unsure of which deck to play and I offered to playtest with him during the last two nights. We played a LOT of Magic and most of the matches involved one of us playing Mythic, because, as you all must know by now, I think it is THE deck to beat. Even after our bloodbath sessions, Yurchy is still undecided as to which 75 cards he will be bringing to the battlefield, which again goes to show how pros do not necessary practice what they preach. Almost everyone waits for last-minute tech. Pick a deck a week before a tournament? Who does that?
I decided to make a video to show you some of the games that we played and I feel they really illustrate the power of Mythic. Some players are adjusting their Jund decks to be more creature-based. Some are playing Naya decks that have no spot removal whatsoever. In fact, even Flores is recommending a list that sports no removal outside of main deck Cunning Sparkmages with Basilisk Collars in the sideboard. In my opinion, Mythic definitely has the edge against that type of deck. In the video, you will see a game where I curve out perfectly (Leech, Sprouting Thrinax, Vengevine), but still lose because I cannot interact with Sovereigns of Lost Alara.
Enough talk, here's the video:
Download: Mythical Testing with Adam Yurchick
What will Yurchy ultimately bring? Probably Vampires. That's what he did at Worlds and it would not surprise me if he ends up running something unexpected again.
For of those of you not going to the GP and looking for something to read, I invite you to check out Jake Meszaros' brand new MTG blog. It is called Mediocre Magic and with this site, he plans to chronicle his trials and tribulations as he attempts his best to break the 1600 rating barrier. The address is meszaros93.wordpress.com.
Until next time,