Quick disclosure: I was planning to do SCG Black’s UGw Spirits (“Geists”) deck today, because, you know, it’s a pretty good deck that did well at the Pro Tour. So I ran through a test Daily with it and went 2-2, and it was the worst thing ever. Don’t get me wrong– the deck is very good. But now that it is a known quantity, the mirror is a definite thing you’ll encounter. And the mirror is miserable. I am usually a big fan of mirror matches because I’m a big proponent of outplaying whomever I’m up against, and it’s easier to do that if I know all of their tricks and how to counter them. Enter the hexproof mechanic, which makes matches that feature it suddenly completely non-interactive. It’s a completely draw-dependent mirror match, and you kind of just have to hope you draw your haymakers quicker than they do.
So with a bad taste in my mouth, I instead scouted some Dailies and found a sweet list from lsv:
Griselbrand Control by lsv
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