Game #184: Ezuri, Claw of Progress

Game #184: Claw of Progress
Date: 2016-01-05
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland, OR
vs.: Vorosh, the Hunter; Sen Triplets; Mizzix of the Izmagus
Result: Fun Loss

Ezuri, Claw of Progress, Magic, Commander 2015vsSen Triplets, Magic, Alara RebornVorosh, the Hunter, Magic, Planar ChaosMizzix of the Izmagnus, Magic, Commander 2015

First games of the new year, after a long break from playing new decks.

Everyone played just lands for the first three turns. On turn 4 I played Ezuri, who was immediately stolen by Vorosh’s Gilded Drake. The triplets played a Propaganda. On my next turn I played a Sylvan Offering for 3 giving Mizzix 3 elves and Triplets a Treefolk so we could gang up on Vorosh.  The triplets play the new eldrazi that mills when you play a land, and Vorosh copied it with Evil Twin.  I played an Aether Mutation on Ezuri to get him back, but the land situation made it hard to recast.  I was able to attack with a rogue and cast Notorious Throng for it’s Prowl Cost, but it didn’t even get me the land I needed.  Thankfully the triplets cast a wrath.

I started to rebuilt with a Cold-Eyed Selkie, but it got bolted.  I was stuck at 6 land for the whole game, and only 1 green. I had good plays with Ezuri, but needed multiple green to make them. I ended with 2 experience counters. Vorosh had stolen a Fable of Wolf and Owl from my deck.  Sen Triplets had to leave early.   Then Mizzix copied a Havengul Lich and used it to become a Mirrormad Phantasm and mill his entire library into a Mizzix’s Mastery with let him do ridculous shenanigans and win the game in a pretty fun fashion.

About the deck: I like Ezuri’s ability.  I didn’t get to creative with this one, though pretty much every creature in the deck will give me an experience counter.  There’s some unblockable/infect stuff, I do play the remove-counters-for-extra-turns guy, and token generators and stuff like that.  The cool thing is that once you get good experience, you can just make anyone a super-beater.

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