Despite the rather low numbers of tournaments in June, there were quite a number of interesting decks present in tournaments. Two classic Presence Vote decks are among them, namely the Lasombra Presence Vote deck by James Messer and the Tzimisce Presence Vote deck by Brett Schofield. Some new aspects show the following four decks:
- Typhonic Beast by Noel Papeguay — a Followers of Set Potence Combat deck based on Typhonic Beast.
- Anarch Diversion by Oscar Bernal — an Anarch Combat deck using 14x Diversion and 14x The Mole!
- Dmitri Borodin & Friends Aus/Cel by Hugh Angseesing — an Aus/Cel Wall deck with an unusual crypt choice.
- Anu/Serrenna Spirit Marionette by John Bell— a regular Spirit Marionette deck but using synergies of Anu and Serenna
But this month’s deck is the tournament winning deck El traumatologo del dolor played by Luis Fonseca (Spain). Although it looks like a typical super star deck, the deck has some potential for enhancing Mictlantecuhtli’s sidekicks, most notably by using Biotaumathurgical Experiments. The basic idea is to equip Mictlantecuhtli with Talbot’s Chainsaw (preferably by using Magic of the Smith) and then start (multi-)rushing other minions. Because of Mictlantecuhtli’s special ability the deck doesn’t have to worry about the damage that Talbot’s Chainsaw deals to a minion you control in the untap phase; he’s just immune to weapon damage .. Another interesting fact to note is that the half combat section consists of damage prevention cards, and the other half is Immortal Grapple & Taste of Vitae. No fancy Animalism or Protean combat cards, as one would expect when facing Mictlantecuhtli.