Game #37 : Rhys the Exiled
Location: my childhood home, Duluth,MN
vs: Sygg, River Guide (my deck)
Result: Fun Win
Both my brother and I were in town. We started playing EDH at the same time a few summers ago, and mostly played 2 player games. He brought all of his cards home except his decks, so I let him borrow one of mine. We added in Planechase to make the game more interesting.
I picked Rhys in his honor (since it’s his middle name… also it’s pronounced like “Reese/Reece” not “Riss/Rizz/Rice/Ryes”), he picked Sygg for an Elves vs. Fish battle.
We started on Gavony. I kept a 1 land hand, but was able to draw into lands to play an Elvish Arch Druid. He dropped a Reliquary tower, and was able to get Sygg on board on turn 3, and play a Harpoon Sniper.
We planeswalked to the Talon Gates. I suspended a card and rolled chaos. He suspended a Leech Bonder, Umbral Mantle, and Mirrorweave. I played Glissa the Traitor and suspended 3 other cards. We moved to Onakke Catacombs, I rolled Chaos and swung, but Glissa died to Harpoon Sniper, then we were off to Kessig, and he rolled Chaos to make his fish into wolves and swung. He also had a Viridian Longbow at this point
I played a Deathrender and a Heedless one. Had been swinging with Rhys and Heedless one to do some damage and gain some life. We had moved to Grove of the Dreampod, but it wasn’t working well for either of us, and we moved to Mt. Keralia (And both rolled chaos)
His Mirrorweave had unsuspended at this point and suddenly we all had 12/12+ Heedless One’s. He swung, but I was able to absorb the attack, and follow up with the kill the next turn. Had he realized how Umbral Mantle worked, he might have had me with Generals damage earlier (I was up to 16).
About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/dark-elves-and-spiders/)
This deck is about the Dark Elves, and also features several Spiders, and few minor swords and or scimitar equipment. It probably needs a Panther Warriors. It’s mostly a silly theme deck, and I’ve only played it twice, but it has performed better than I expected (which were pretty low expectations)