Game #19 : Lord of Tresserhorn

Game #19: Lord of Tresserhorn
Date: 2013-05-08
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs: Balthor the Defiled; Child of Alara; Nicol Bolas…
Result: Unsatsifying Loss

Lord of TresserhornvsChild of Alara

Balthor the DefiledNicol Bolas


Oh joy, another game of when will it combo.  I started out with a fist full of lands. Nicol Bolas starts the game with a Jace for the billionth time, and adds a Sensei’s divining top for fun.  Child of Alara is piloted by someone I haven’t played before, so I don’t know if it’s a fun deck or a just-for-the-colors-to-combo deck (or something in between),  he starts with a mix of tri-lands and tapped 2 color lands and a Joiner Adept.  I get out a Reassembling Skeleton and play a Moan of the Unhallowed to get fuel for the Boss Zombie, which I cast on Turn 5, giving  Balthor the two cards (even though he’s a perennial danger). Balthor, both dangerously and perennially, plays a gravecrawler and gets out Mikaeus and some other dudes.  I get a Swing in with Tresserhorn on Bolas, and I’ve got cool stuff in hand as well.  Bolas casts Damnation and I let Tresserhorn die (figuring Balthor is going to get popped soon enough, or I’ll just use some recursion.  Child of Alara doesn’t go to the graveyard. Bolas has been tutoring a lot. I flash back the Moan of the Unhallowed and then Gravedigger back my general.  Then Bolas plays a Palinchron and a Deadeye Navigator (and I’m almost surprised that it’s not Kiki-Jiki/Exarch).  By this time a fifth person has shown up, and I switch tables.  The other new guy asks if there’s anywhere else that plays on Wednesday nights and heads out too.

About the Deck (

This deck was built right after Innistrad came out, mostly just to throw a pile of Zombies together.  I don’t even think I updated it after that when other sets came out in the block. It’s not all that thought-out, but I’ve won games with it. Lord T often comes out on turn 5 (with a regeneration mana), and the deck is quite a bit about swinging with him for a lot of damage. Inquisitor’s Flail is a good complement to the Lord’s big Axe.

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