Untamed Angels

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So today was my third official Magic event. It went badly, as usual. But I had a much better time than I had at the previous two. In a (probably useless) attempt to improve my skills, I've decided to record how things went for the general amusement of the crowd. Yes, I realize that I do so badly an eight-year-old could be me - an eight-year-old who has never played before. Nevertheless, I'm hardly one to call defeat when it's obvious.

So without further ado!

The first card I drafted was the rare [c]Sunblast Angel[/c]. I like her - she's fun. So I decided to build my deck around white. The second card I drafted was [c]Slice in Twain[/c]. For those not aware, Scars of Mirrodin is an artifact-heavy set. I've found it extremely difficult in the past to deal with them, so I decided to theme my deck as an anti-artifact deck. Naturally, I pulled some more artifact destruction and removal cards.

And in a moment of insanity, pulled a couple of [c]Untamed Might[/c]s to (hopefully) add a winning condition.

Here is how the games went.

  1. Played against an opponent with a Blue Green poison proliferate deck. I lost both to poison counters with over 30 life on the table. The game lasted a while though - it was fun.
  2. Played against a green black poison deck. In the first round, I pulled out a Sunblast Angel and true
    conviction at the same time and did double strike damage with a flying 4/5 for the kill. In the second game, I pulled out the angel again, but lost her to a nickel-and-dime poison counter. The third game went into overtime which ended in a draw.
  3. Played Green black white poison. With artifact proliferate. Lost both to
    proliferation.
  4. Green blue poison artifact deck. Lost both medium speed. My deck pulled no creatures and no artifact removal. Got mana screwed too.
  5. The last game I played against a Green Blue with a mean elf that gives +3/+3 and regenerate to other elves. I lost the first game super fast (5
    turns) to 3 elves (two copperhorn). Lost second more slowly but managed to pull out a 13/14 sunblast angel one turn before death that
    would have killed them the next turn, if I had managed to last that long.

So what did I learn? Big angels are awesome. I would like to try a an angel/untamed might/True conviction deck with more support on the lower end. My deck didn't have enough creatures, which is what caused me to not be able to block most of the poison for almost every game.

Deck:
Land: 17
9 Plains
8 Forest

8 Creatures
1 Lifesmight

1 Clone Shell
1 Sylvok Replica

1 Kemba's Skyguard
1 Ghalma's Warden
3 Loxodon Wayfarer
1 Sunblast Angel

Other spells
1 Horizon Spellbomb
1 Golem's Heart
1 Carrion Call
2 Untamed Might
1 Wing Puncture
2 Viridian Revel
1 Tel-Jilad Defiance
1 Slice in Twain
2 Revoke Existence
1 Arrest
1 Fulgent Distraction
1 Vigil for the Lost
1 True Conviction

On the plus side I got a Sylvan Ranger for the random prize.
1 Whitesun's Passage