Game #197: Darien, King of Kjeldor
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs.Narset, Enlightened Master; Proshh
Result: Fun Loss
I kept a 3 land hand, and started with a terramorphic expanse, followed up by a Revered Dead and a Scepter of Empires. Prosh dropped a Goblin Assault and followed it up with Garruk and a Greater Good. I used the scepter to ping Garruk. I missed a land drop on turn 4, but played an Attended Knight for some board presence. Narset hit the table, and Proshh played an 8/8 Predator Dragon. I played Well of Lost dreams, and was able to play Darien on turn 7.
Narset attacked and got a Supreme Verdict and a Journey into rebound-spell. The board was wiped and then Narset returned. Prosh played a Sarkhan Vol and I played Elspeth, Sun’s Champion. Narset attacked again and this time played an Eye of the Storm. Prossh played a Praetor’s Counsel into the Eye (by the end, the Eye had: Lightning Bolt, Praetor’s Counsel, Swords to Plowshares, Jeskai Charm, Past in Flames, Cerebral Vortex, and a Martial Coup (that I played in order to get access to some removal).
On turn 11, I blew up the Eye with an Unstable Obelisk but Narset was able to Profound Journey it back and start over with it, and also played Jace. Prossh killed off Narset. I worked to get Gideon going, and Elspeth wiped the board, but Prossh was able to come back with both Scourge of Valkas/Utvara Hellkite AND Savage Ventmaw/Extra Attack Dragon and combo win.
This game was my first experience with an Eye of the Storm. It definitely warped the game, but it was decently fun.
About the Deck: Darien is a Kingly deck. It’s mostly based around trying to make many soldiers with self-pinging and self-damaging lands. It plays some lifegain, but not as the main theme. It also has a few flavorful Knights and the Throne/Scepter/Crown of Empires.