Game #138: Zurgo Helmsmasher

Game #138: Zurgo Helmsmasher
Date: 2014-10-15
Location: Family Game Store
vs. Grimgrin, Corpse Born; Sun Quan; Captain Sisay; Sidisi, Brood Tyrant
Result: Fun Loss

Zurgo Helmsmasher, Magic, Duel Decks: Speed vs. CunningvsGrimgrin, Corpse-Born, Magic, InnistradSun Quan, Lord of Wu, Magic, From the Vault: LegendsCaptain Sisay, Magic, From the Vault: LegendsSidisi, Brood Tyrant, Magic, Khans of Tarkir

For the second game of the evening I played another new deck in my least favorite colors (though RWB is growing on me). Zurgo started out with a playable amount of land, which was nice. I played an early Ironclaw Orcs (for the intimidation factor).

Sidisi played an early Mesmeric Orb, which hung around for a long time, and was really annoying, which made me attack that direction most of the time.  Balthor’s player borrowed a Sisay deck and was having a lot of fun with Selvala (and eventually also a Yeva, Avacyn and Gaea’s cradle.  Meanwhile, Grimgrin had an Avatar of Woe (that later killed Zurgo) and Grimgrin himself was throwing around a Surestrike Trident.

I had a Fervent Charge on the table, as well as Zurgo and a few other guys and was making sure to attack (mostly Sidisi) often.  Sun Quan had out a Thassa and also a Teferi, which made things more difficult. His Sphinx Ambassador attacked me, and he had trouble finding anything in my deck worth trying to take (Orcs and small Warriors didn’t do very much), so I correctly guessed that he would pick Hamletback Goliath.

Sidisi continued with Mill shenanigans (though I had destroyed the Mesmeric Orb with a manic vandal). I also got to attack and use Ride Down with Zurgo.   Sisay cast a wrath, followed by Elesh Norn (which wiped my team) and that was game.

About the Deck

This one is basically a mix of Orcs, Warriors, and Orc Warriors. The other warriors are predominantly humanoid (Humans, Ogres, Giants, and a Goblin Berserker).  The idea is just to attack… alot.  I had been pulling Sunforger from a lot of decks, due to not having enough instants to make it worthwhile, so I specifically built this deck with more instants to make Sunforger possible.

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