Welcome to What We'd Play! With SCG Worcester this weekend, many are unsure what they'd play in such a high profile tournament. That's where we come in and let you know what we'd play and why we'd play it. Hopefully this last minute advice aids in your decision-making! Be sure to vote for who you agree with in the poll at the end!
Ari Lax - Burn
Still no respect.
Three Burn decks narrowly missed the Top 8 of GP Oakland, finishing 10th, 11th, and 12th after a rough Round 15. SCG Columbus featured six in the Team Modern Open Top 16 and three more in the Top 8 of the Modern Classic. That is literally 15% of the Top 16 metagame across three events.
The list of things I consistently am losing to with Burn right now is very small. It's maniacs with Jeskai Control, maniacs with Smallpox and white cards, jerks with Stinkweed Imp, literally perfect Tron draws, and sometimes mirrors.
I probably should lose to Selesnya Hexproof, but I haven't. [Don't walk down my side of the street, Pro Tour Champ. I'll fix that real quick. --DWest] Same with Amulet Titan, but their deck is so creature-based you can Searing Blaze them right out of the game. Maybe a Golgari Midrange or Bant Spirits or Humans opponent should have beat me, but they haven't. I literally beat a Kitchen Finks Collected Company deck in my RPTQ win and it was a joke.
Until people actually try to win games against me, I'm showing up with Lava Spikes.