Game #159: Exava, Rakdos Bloodwitch
Location: Family Game Store
Vs. Grimgrin; Karona (Dragons)
Result: Neutral Loss
There were 6 people tonight, so we split into two tables of 3. A new player showed up, but he sat at the other table (but got mad props from me for having Vodalian Mage in his Kruphix deck).
Exava had just been completed, so I decided to give it a whirl. I had a 4 land hand, and played them until I could cast a Mer-ek Nightblade, which I Outlasted and then played Exava. I couldn’t hit my 6th land. I also played a Bitter Feud on the other two players.
Grimgrin was mana-screwed for awhile, and Karona was really ramping, as well as having a Lurking Predators that gave him a Scourge of Valkas. Grimgrin caught up with mana and cast his General with a pair of boots. Karona played an Ojutai. I attacked with unleashed Exava, unleashed Carnival Hellsteed (Exava’s Little Pony) and the Nightblade which killed Dragonmaster Outcast and the Scourge of Valkas (Karona had smashed me pretty hard), and then Grimgrin used Vengeful Dead and Fleshbag Marauder to wipe my board (and also attack me DESPITE the existence of Bitter feud). Grimgrin did some smart countering and Killed Karona with General Damage, and then killed me. It was a mostly fun game.
About the Deck (Tapped out Someday)
Exava just looks cool. I Love Mer-Ek Nightblade.
Beyond that, it’s a deck with some +1/+1 counters stuff, some “what is blocking?” stuff, and a small “Bad Girls” theme. It’s other trick is Plague Sliver/Bazaar Trader/Hivestone, because that amuses me (I think that’s how the deck actually started… it was going to be Tsabo Tavoc).