The Deck of the Month for July/August 2014 is the tournament winning deck “Black Suit, Silver Bullet” played by Roberto Mautone (BRA). Although it looks like your run-of-the-mill Gun/Ranged Weapons Wall deck, I like the deck conceptually, because it has specific game plan. The first thing the deck needs to do, is to put a Reversal of Fortunes into play, reversing the order of play. The second step is then then to drop a Smiling Jack, The Anarch and Millicent Smith into play (preferably in the same round). In addition to the deterrence of the ranged weapons, Milicent (which now moves always to the acting player) moves another barrier into play.
As always, in these two months, there were some more decks of interest.
- Anarch For-Cel rush played by Marcello Bertocchi (ITA) — this is a nice show case how a successful For/Cel Anarch deck can look like.
- The Remarkable Beauty of the Dog/Warghoul Synergy v2 played by Ginés Quiñonero (ESP) — as the deck name suggests, this is a nice War Ghoul deck, which feeds on the Underbridge Strays (of course, they don’t die before helping the War Ghouls to untap or providing them a press).
- Two Trick Pony played by Craig Love (AUS) — Pariah and Henry Taylor are the two ponies (so to speak) the deck is based on. Pariah as offensive rush element, Henry as defensive player.