Finals: Aaron Leblanc vs. Edwin Beckwith
Edwin's sideboard was severely lacking for the matchup.
Zero copies of Unburial Rites in this finals, but two decks that couldn’t be more different would be facing off. Could Naya Blitz stay undefeated and take down Wolf Run Bant? Aaron certainly hoped so...
Experiment One into Thalia cost Aaron 4 life but gave him a strong start against Edwin’s spell-heavy deck, leaving Edwin stuck with just a land drop on the second turn. Aaron continued moving forward with a third shockland before casting Burning-Tree Emissary into Lightning Mauler followed by Boros Elite, pairing them up.
That was 9 damage, leaving Edwin on 9.
Aaron 1, Edwin 0
Aaron decided to gamble on turn 4 kills rather than play around Supreme Verdicts.
Edwin had the play this time and kept his starting seven, as did Aaron. Hinterland Harbor from the Bant pilot while Edwin’s Cavern for Human gave him Boros Elite, one of his less-impressive one-drops. Another Cavern gave him a drawn Champion of the Parish before he played Experiment One as well, setting up an attack for at least 6 on the following turn after leaving Edwin on 19 this time around.
Farseek got Edwin up to four lands, but Aaron was racing out of the gates again. Burning-Tree Emissary into Lightning Mauler have him an attack for 13 damage, knocking Edwin to 6 life. “Don’t Wrath me bro!” Aaron cried.
Edwin simply extended the hand.
Aaron 2, Edwin 0