Game #41 : Teysa, Orzhov Scion #2
Location: Friend’s house in Duluth
vs: Kumano, Master Yamabushi; Riku of Two Reflections
I was excited to try this deck. Teysa (of either variety) is my favorite general of all, and this was a new build. I had a decent starting hand with decent land and a Raven’s Crime. Kumano laid down 2/3 of the Urzatron on his first two turns, and Riku dropped a Lightning Greaves followed by a Hellrider and an Ascetiscim.
I played a Painful Quandary (which may have been a dumb play, but I didn’t have much else I could do. It was eventually lost in a Hull Breach.
Kumano’s Hellkite Charger was able to destroy Riku’s Asceticism by elminating Riku from the game with a double attack. Radiant’s Judgement took care of the Charger when it swung at me, but Kumano kept beating down on me. I had stalled out at 5 lands with Myojin of Night’s Reach, Duplicant and a few other good 6+CMC spells in hand, and I died to Red beatdown.
In a deck that is almost entirely spirit creatures and discard spells, I drew very little of either. It was kind of a bummer of a loss.
About the Deck: (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/spirit-of-discard/ this is a rough version of the deck )
The goal here is to use Teysa’s ability to make spirits more than her exile ability (which is the plan for my Main T,OS deck). It’s also a spirit tribal deck (though not a spiritcraft deck) with a heavy discard theme. I don’t usally like mass-discard like Myojin of Night’s reach, but the fact that it’s a Spirit AND makes with the discard, means I can play it in this deck for double-thematic-ness.
This is the third Teysa deck I’ve built. I’m saving Teysa, Orzhov Scion #1 for a really good game.