Game #189: Commander Eesha
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
vs. Melek; Derevi; ZoZu the Punisher
Result: Fun Win
Because Mono-White is really fun to play (and haters think it’s the worst), I had to build a second Mono-white deck as I was building Mikaeus (Game #188) because I had so many other possible Generals. I started this game with a Plains and a Tormod’s crypt. I’d never played against a ZoZu deck before and was a bit scared. Zozu hit early with a Meekstone as back-up, but Melek Pongified ZoZu. Derevi played a Soulcatcher’s Aerie (which I was quite happy to see).
I played Eesha on turn 4 and played an Opal Palace. Zozu played a Manabarbs. I played a Delyaing Shield to offset some of the Zozu damage, and was happy that Derevi Cyclonic Rifted everything a way. I recast Eesha, Zozu played Koth and a Caged Sun and Manabarbs and a Basilisk Collar and it was looking scary. I know I buffed Eesha and set up some defenses for myself (Orbs of Warding). I was at low life thanks to Derevi’s for-style-points-only Ebony Owl Netsuke. I used a Riot Control to stay alive and gain some life. Zozu played a Kozilek. I attacked to leave Zozu at 1, forcing Derevi to make the kill (and not attack me). After that I was able to get BloodClock/Delaying Shield online, and with Melek and Zozu dead, Derevi conceded so that another game could start.
I think the next game was the Godo game I forgot to record properly. This is also one of the few instances of me having Back-to-back victories (and with mono-white decks to boot!)
About the Deck: This is my only “Commander” deck, the rest are EDH decks. Eesha is a winner on many levels: she’s a Bird and a Soldier, she’s unblockable, she’s from Judgment (one of my favorite sets) and she’s painted by Rebecca Guay. I didn’t have a mono-white “creature-less” deck, and I had a lot of good white auras around from building other decks. Goals for the deck include getting Eesha vigilance and maybe an Entangler.