Game #168: Treva, the Renewer
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs. Grimgrin, Corpse Born; Horde of Notions
Result: Mostly fun Loss
I had a 3 land hand, with no white mana. Eventually I was able to Wargate for 1 getting a Birds of Paradise (maybe a land would’ve been better…), which I then Doppleganged. I followed it up with an Emeria Angel, which then got Doppelganged, and then followed that up with a Windreader Sphinx (doppelganged).
Horde of Notions was Ramping like CRAZY, Fertilid tricks, Silverglade Elemental, etc, and Grimgrin was just drawing cards off of Rhystic Study, and causing problems with a Withered Wretch. I played a Gravitational Shift and Derevi.
Horde cast Maelstrom Wanderer into Boundless Realms (for 9) and then Mirrorweaved Silverglade elemental for an attack. Then he cast a Tornado Elemental (!) but it was countered, but horde brought it back for free. This was bad for me. Luckily I was holding an Angel of the Dire Hour (a card that almost got cut) and was able to lure an attack in and exile the Wanderer and the Tornado bro (Or maybe they came back again… I can’t remember now). He still had tons of mana. Grimgrin got eliminated from the game.
A Legacy Weapon was cast (that he could activate at least 4 times a turn) and I used Diluvian Primordial to get an artifact destruction spell. I forgot the clause about it shuffling back in, and I missed the turn where he tutored and re-cast it, so that when I tried to rite of replication my Primordial, he exiled it (seemingly) out of nowhere. I had really good stuff, and he was at really low life (like 7), but there was just no way I could keep up with 4-5 things being exiled per turn.
After this game I pulled out Iname, Death Aspect, and it was one of the most lopsided mana games in history.. sisters of stone death had more than 20 lands and Grimgrin had like 4. My deck was too slow to do anything, though I did get Mortal Combat in play, but died before it mattered.
About the Deck (tappedout someday)
This is Treva’s Flyers. It plays a bunch of DTK Dragons, plus lots of other flyers and flying matters cards. It also plays clones so that I can have two of the Enduring Scalelord in play at the same time. There are a few life-gain tricks with Treva, but mostly I just want to find Radiant, Archangel and have her be huge.