Game #140: Anax and Cymede
Location: Family Game Store
Vs. Phenax, God of Deception; Sisters of Stone Death
Result: Fun Loss
Another match against the Sisters and the God of Deception. I had a 3 land hand and started with an Akroan Hoplite. I played Anax and Cymede on turn 3 and had a number of spells to cast at them and the Hoplite, including Launch the Fleet, which let me make some decent early aggressive attacks. Phenax had out Memory Erosion, which was annoying. Sister’s Ramped into a Boundless Realms with an Amulet of Vigor and then cast Decree of Pain and tried for Vraska (who was countered). Phenax summoned Ashiok, and I had an Archetype of Courage with an Angelic Destiny. Phenax was down to 2 so I killed him to get rid of the Memory Erosion, but then Sisters petrified some things, cast Increasing Ambition, and rolled me over with General Damage. it was a fun game because I at least got to put some early pressure on.
About the Deck (Tapped out someday)
This is a mostly Soldier Tribal deck. It started out as a Heroic deck, but A&C were more fun to play as a way to buff other people and not have to worry about targeting multiple creatures with spells. I took some stuff out of Jor-Kadeen to build this one.