Penny Paradise Champions Spotlight

by TinyTim123 Mtgo, on Mar 24 2017

article Deck strategy Tournament

A review of the weekly tournament and deck spotlight

Hey all, and welcome back to Penny Paradise Champions Spotlight.

Tournament 1.10 of Penny Paradise went super smooth as usual and some really cool decks were played.  "Red Deck Wins" did what it's title suggests and won again.  Mathguy31415 really has a good understanding of the deck and has proven it with high finishes throughout the season, and nailing down first place this week.

A fun deck that has also been preforming well is alawrence's "Grenzo" deck.  This deck is basically a "Mardu Good Stuff" deck with Grenzo, Dungeon Warden added in for value maximization.  Let's take a look at the deck.

by alawrence

Planeswalker (0)
Creature (21)
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$ 0.04 ALA
4
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$ .005 ZEN
3
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$ .003 VMA
2
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$ 0.02 C14
2
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$ .009 KLD
2
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$ .009 SHM
2
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$ .007 KTK
2
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$ .008 DGM
Spells (11)
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$ .002 M13
3
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$ 0.01 RTR
2
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$ .009 SHM
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$ .009 KTK
Land (24)
5
$ 0.01 BFZ
5
$ .007 BFZ
4
$ .004 ZEN
4
$ .007 KTK
3
$ 0.79 BFZ
3
$ .003 EMA
Sideboard (15)
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$ .005 M11
2
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$ .008 DGM
1
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$ .008 PRM
1
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$ 0.01 LGN
2
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$ .002 AER
2
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$ 0.01 VMA
2
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$ 0.03 SCG
1
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$ .009 MM2
71 Cards Total


As you can see something is missing. Yes Grenzo, Dungeon Warden is not showing up in the system, but rest assured there is 4 of him in this deck.  Grenzo isn't the only way this deck wins though. Vampire Nighthawk, Seeker of the Way and Kambal Consul of Allocation give this deck much needed life gain against fast aggro decks or burn decks.  All of the creatures in this deck have good value, Tidehollow Sculler and Sin Collector go straight after the opponents hand while Flamtounge Kavu and Murderous Redcap can clean up any creature that has resolved.  Beetleback Chief is a great value creature as well, but it's also kind of Parallax Wave resistant because no one wants it triggering again.



The spells in this deck are all mainly removal for creatures except for Searing Spear which can also go to the face if no creatures are present to target.  Utter End is a good way to get rid of a snowballing Shrine of Burning Rage or any card that is giving you trouble.  Mizzium Mortars can be used as a board wipe and Torrent of Souls can be great to get back a Grenzo or any other creature, but also can be used as a finisher with the power buff it gives your creatures.

 

Well all in all this deck is not only really fun to play, but it's also a really good deck.  I do wonder if a few Demonic Consultation would make the deck better or not but I definitely think it's worth testing.

Thank you all for reading, I always appreciate it and hope to see you all next week!

If you would like info about how to join this tournament please go to: http://pennyparadisemtgo.weebly.com/