Game #82 : Krond the Dawn Glad
Location: Family Game Store
vs: Karador, Ghost Chieftain; Prime Speaker Zeganna
This was a “Farewell Tour for Karador as well. While Balthor is my most played-against general, Prime Speaker Zeganna is the general I’ve faced the most different decks, this being the 6th different PSZ deck I’ve played against.
I start with a very forest-y hand, and a cluestone allows me to play an Umbra Mystic. Karador starts loading up the graveyard with a hermit druid (this should have been a sign), and Zeganna has an early Fathom Mage.
I start loading up a Yavimaya Enchantress with Keen Sense, Daybreak Coronet, Pollenbright Wings and such. I get a few swings in before a Sylvok Replica gets rid of the Daybreak (man, I miss Community. Is it October 19th yet?). Zeganna has a baby Jace and a Deadeye Navigator and Arcanis and a Reliquary tower and is drawing butt-loads of cards. Karador now has Greater Good.
Zeganna uses the Monstrosity Kraken to tap down my good stuff (including an Ethereally Armored Krond). Then uses Jace 4.0’s ultimate to grab Sheoldred and my Bear Umbra (we’d already killed one Bear Umbra) immediately thanks to the ever-adorable Gilder Bairn, and takes a really really LOooooooooOOOoooong time to do it. I start to untap, thinking it’s my turn finally, but that was still the first main phase, so there is also attacking and sorting through a 30+ card hand to be happening.
All I really want to do in this game is swing once with Krond so that I can exile the Reliquary Tower and not let PSZ have a 35 card hand, but that isn’t going to happen. I sac Krond to Sheoldred so I can re-cast him. Then the board gets big and messy when Karador Twilight’s Calls at the end of my turn and kills us all with many ridiculous triggers from the 25 or so creatures that come into play.
This one was less fun than the last one, but I’m glad Karador got to retire at the top of his game.
About the Deck (tappedout coming someday)
This was the deck formerly known as Uril, which I took apart because I got bored of it. Krond is cooler because he doesn’t have Hexproof and doesn’t need to be overloaded with Auras. I didn’t lose much by cutting red from the deck (and gained back an actual Taiga and Plateau). Cutting red also let me make it a bit more Enchantress-y. This deck has a lot of similar cards to my Bruna deck, but they feel very different to play.
Wizards needs to make a 5-color Archon Legend so I can make an Archon tribal deck. (Or I could just keep building different Karonas)