Decks of the Week - 7/5/16

This Decks of the Week article is going to be brief, as there weren't many events over this Fourth of July weekend.


Jeskai Ascendancy Gifts by Shawn Briggs - 1st Place SCG IQ Somerville

Interesting deck that combines the [mtg_card]Jeskai Ascendancy[/mtg_card] combo (Jeskai Ascendancy with manadorks and [mtg_card]Fatestitcher[/mtg_card]) with a [mtg_card]Gifts Ungiven[/mtg_card] toolset ([mtg_card]Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite[/mtg_card], [mtg_card]Iona, Shield of Emeria[/mtg_card], and [mtg_card]Unburial Rites[/mtg_card]). I've seen versions like this before with [mtg_card]Griselbrand[/mtg_card] to pump cards into the combo, but most still relied on the Jeskai Ascendancy combo. This version seems more keen to play with whatever it has. Congrats to Shawn for taking down the event.


RB Control by Mike Nolte - 5th Place SCG IQ Lafayette

What at first glance appears to be a cheap version of Jund, but is much more, as the name suggests, controlling. This version plays a giant pile of removal in [mtg_card]Kolaghan's Command[/mtg_card], [mtg_card]Lightning Bolt[/mtg_card], [mtg_card]Terminate[/mtg_card], [mtg_card]Dreadbore[/mtg_card] and discard in Kolaghan's Command, [mtg_card]Inquisition of Kozilek[/mtg_card], [mtg_card]Thoughtseize[/mtg_card] then adds [mtg_card]Goblin Dark-Dwellers[/mtg_card] for more removal and discard. Or even more likely, to flashback the Bust side of [mtg_card]Boom // Bust[/mtg_card] on an empty board and win because you have a 4/4 menace in play against an opponent with no lands. Which is perhaps may new favorite win-con. Or you could just play [mtg_card]Blood Moon[/mtg_card]. Ya. Just play Blood Moon.