Penny Paradise Champion's Spotlight

by TinyTim123 Mtgo, on Mar 16 2017

article Deck Penny Dreadful strategy Tournament Report

A review of our weekly tournament and deck spotlight

Hey guys! Welcome back to Penny Paradise Champion's Spotlight!

You may have missed us last week as I unfortunately had a power outage with a nasty storm attached and the tournament had to be rescheduled. This week we "fired" at our regular time and day and the tournament ran nice and smooth and had lots of exciting penny dreadful action.

This week the "Top Dog" was mathguy31415 with his "Red Deck Wins".  So since that deck has already been written about, we will shift our focus to one of Penny Dreadful's most faithful streamers, j_meka and his "Mono Blue Morph Control" deck.

Coming in 2nd place in the tournament, this deck looks like a really strong pick and seems like it would be fun to play if you're not on the other side of the table.

Let's fire up the spotlight and take a look!

control

by j_meka

Planeswalker (0)
Creature (15)
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$ .007 TSP
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$ .009 TSP
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$ .009 LGN
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$ .007 TSP
Spells (19)
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$ .009 PRM
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$ .003 EMA
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$ .002 ISD
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$ .005 VMA
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$ 0.01 VMA
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$ .007 KLD
Land (26)
20
$ 0.28 BFZ
4
$ .007 TSP
2
$ .007 BFZ
Sideboard (13)
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$ .007 M11
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$ .007 9ED
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$ .009 M11
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$ 0.05 7E
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$ .008 EMN
73 Cards Total


First let's take a look at all the morphing creatures.  All of the creatures in this deck have a ton of value and spice but Vesuvan Shapeshifter is just so cool in this deck because not only can he copy one of your creatures every turn but he can also copy one of your opponents creatures and play it's entry effects against them.  One of the ways this deck can win is to lock your opponent out of his untap phase with  Vesuvan Shapeshifter and Brine Elemental. Willbender is another creature with a really fun effect. Being able to redirect spells and abilities can really throw your opponents off their game.  Fathom Seer on it's own is a good blocker and makes for a great target for Vesuvan Shapeshifter.



If that wasn't controlling enough for you, we've still got 19 spells left in the deck just waiting for their turn to annoy someone.  Forbid is one of the better counter spell's currently in the format, it not only counters a spell but also gives you a buy back option.  Memory Lapse is a good way to reset your opponents turn, especially when he taps out trying to drop a big creature. Insiduous Will is a super versatile card allowing  you to either counter, copy, or redirect a spell depending on whatever is the best avenue.  Turnabout is a great way to either tap your opponent out of mana or produce more mana from your own lands to morph your Brine Elemental.  In any control deck the idea is to have more cards then your opponent so you can always deal with whatever he is doing.  This is where cards like Think Twice and Stroke of Genius come into play.



It's great to see that even half way through the season there is still new decks weekly that are making their way into the top 4.  This one is a great choice for anyone who likes to play a control type deck with a combo lock and some morphing fun mixed in.  Thanks again to the community and our sponsor who both make this tournament possible and a lot of fun.  If you would like to get in on the action and join our growing community, learn more here: http://pennyparadisemtgo.weebly.com/

Thanks for reading and see you next week for another edition of Penny Paradise Champion's Spotlight!