Game # 31.1, 31.2: Doran the Siege Tower
Location: A Friend’s House in Duluth
vs: Glissa the Traitor
Result: Redo, Loss
After a lopsided win in Thrun v. Kira, we decided to get one more game in. I switched to Doran, and my opponent switched to Glissa.
I start out with a Murmuring Boskand and a Forest in hand. Since Doran comes down cheap, I figure this is okay. I am wrong. I miss the rest of my land drops. Glissa, on the other hand has tons of artifact-based ramp (Thran Dynamo, Krark Clan Iron Works, Palladium Myr, Mind Stone, etc). A Steel Overseer, some Precursor Golems, a Mimic Vat… all are things that combine to kill me and my two lands. Since I didn’t even get to play anything other than a Slagwurm Armor, I decide that I get a Do-Over…
On to Game Two. This time around I start with a Swamp, Forest, and draw a Selesnya Sanctuary. I play a Treefolk Harbinger for a Timber Protector. Then my Sanctuary is Strip-Mined. I manage to get a Somberwald Dryad on the table, and then I die to a Berserk-ed 7/7 Infect creature. The end.
I really enjoy this deck, so I’m kind of bummed that it bombed out like this.
About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/doran-sees-the-forest-for-the-trees/)
Despite what it seems like from the reports above, this deck does run an appropriate number of lands. I call it “Big Dumb Treefolk,” because that’s what it is about. Treefolk with big Toughness, Toughness boosters, and Doran. There’s a minor “creatures of the Forest” theme: Squirrels, and the Doran-improved Joven’s Ferrets, and a few Dryads.