Tuesday, March 11, 2014

USED: MistahBoweh vs SamuelJ

Last time, I talked about the latest competitive series to hit Shadow Era, USED. Now, I'm proud to report the results of the first ever USED match with myself against SamuelJ.

To start off, the decks:
I played Haste Zhanna. If you don't know what that is, it's Zhanna, but instead of big fat fatties, you use dudes like Fleet-Footed messenger that can take advantage of Aldon and The King's Pride, sort of like how Rothem works in Shattered Fates. The reason why I chose the deck is threefold: One, I never played it in public before, so it's not likely I'll be predicted. Two, this is a sideboard event, and Zhanna has a crazy amount of hate she can pack. Three, it's a play style I'm comfortable with. As mentioned before, I play a lot of Rothem on the test server, and Haste Zhanna is the Dark Prophecies equivalent of that deck.

Main Deck (40):

Hero (1):

Allies (18):

Abilities (14):

Sideboard (15):

Mind you, this sideboard was NOT correct. I didn't realize until now that I had forgotten to make room for the playset of Healing Touch I had intended, which would probably make the list look closer to -1 TKP, -1 Aeon, and -2 LLN. LLN was intended for Victor, TKP and Aeon for the priest mirror, but speccing for warriors and crippling blow is far more important.

SamuelJ was playing an Elementalis deck, something he's known for. But because of that, it's also something I compensated for with my sideboard options. In the videos, you'll see how I use the fifteen effectively and how that works out.



So there you have it. I have to admit that, while my odds of drawing that King's Pride for the win weren't the greatest, I was awfully confident while playing that's what would happen. I had a bit of a Gabriel Nassif moment there. In any case, SamuelJ did the best that he could with the cards he was given and I wish him the best of luck in future competition.

Boweh out.

1 comment:

  1. Very nicely written and once again, well played. I was hoping not to see Zhanna or Moonstalker. They give me the most grief.