Game #109: Child of Alara
Location: Family Game Store
vs. Arcades Sabboth; Karona, False God
Result: Unsatisfying Loss
There was time for one more game this evening, and my choices of decks were dwindling. Balthor switched to the borrowed, random foils, Karona deck. I had to mulligan a few times before I drew any lands. Eventually I had a hand with a land, a chromatic sphere and a paradise mantle, so I kept it (we are pretty casual about mulligans, so I had other cards too). My second land drawn was a Crosis’ Catacombs. All I could manage early on was a black Zubera that wore the Paradise pants.
Karona had Garruk Wildspeaker and a Proteus Staff. Arcades had 7 lands in play by the time I had2 AND got a Mana Reflection and then tons of stuff: Spearbreaker Behomoth, a Nishoba, Dauntless Escort etc. I eventually drew some lands and had 4 of 5 colors. Karona Proteus Staffed away the Spearbreaker, but it became a Deathless Angel, which was just as bad. Arcades hit me for 10 in the air. If it weren’t for the Indestructible, I could have done some tricks with the Child of Alara, but as it stood, it would only hurt me and Karona. Arcades then got a Prohpet of Kruphix and a Priviliged Position and a bunch of other stuff. I couldn’t block flyers, so died to General damage (though I did get to attack with Karona and Child and declare “Avatar” for value. Another time, forgetting which deck I was playing, I said “Allies” and stuck with it, even though it was silly)
About the Deck (Tapped out Someday)
This was an excuse to play Zuberas, Hondens and the Bringers, and a few other 5-color cycles. It’s one I may just take apart. It’s not a dedicated combo deck like the “Carlos” zubera deck.