Deck Tech: Junkwalkers With David Palmer
David Palmer has been crushing the tournament with his Junkwalkers deck.
â€œI've loved planeswalkers since they first came out,â€ David Palmer said as he explained his new deck. â€œI was looking for something that had good matchups against aggro and U/B Control and this has it. And Lingering Souls is just insane.â€
Featuring the absolute minimum number of actual creatures, David's grindy Planeswalker deck is a balancing act between removal, slow but powerful mana, and an army of deadly planeswalkers. Even the removal suite has been carefully thought out to balance out the high percentage of lands that enter the battlefield tapped.Mana+Leaks, you just keep playing bombs and eventually they will run out. They can't just sit there and do nothing the whole time. Beast+Within also helps out against Ratchet+Bomb, which can be pretty good against the deck.â€
â€œElspeth and Tezzeret%27s+Gambit have been the real surprises today. I didn't think they were that good, but Elspeth has won me a lot of games, and Tezzeret%27s+Gambit can just get them by proliferating Elspeth up to five or Liliana to six out of nowhere.â€
Sitting at 8-0-1 after an intentional draw, David was clearly very happy with his deck. Even so, he was still able to suggest a change to anyone looking to play his deck. â€œI'd move the Karn to the sideboard. There are only 25 lands and sometimes it gets stuck in your hand. I'd also change the Naturalizes to Ray+of+Revelation if you aren't too worried about artifacts.â€
David professes an unloseable matchup against Zombies and good matchups against other popular decks, but a weakness to Wolf Run Ramp and Monored. If that sounds like a reasonable risk to you, check out this hot new deck.
- 2 Elspeth Tirel
- 3 Garruk Relentless
- 3 Gideon Jura
- 1 Karn Liberated
- 3 Liliana of the Veil
- 3 Sorin, Lord of Innistrad