Finals: Anthony Leen vs. Darrel Feltner
Anthony was looking to earn a third Trophy in as many weeks for Treasure+Cruise with his UR Delver deck, but standing between him and a first place finish was Darrel Feltner and his Rest+in+Peace Miracles concoction.
Anthony brings the pain.
Anthony led off with a Stoneforge+Mystic on the second turn. Darrel attempted Force+of+Will to stop it, but Anthony Forced right back, and the Stoneforge+Mystic conjured up a Batterskull. A Swords+to+Plowshares sent the Stoneforge+Mystic to the farm before Anthon could untap with it, and after that the pace of the game slowed considerably, as both players were content to make their land drops and use cantrips to sculpt their hands.
Anthony broke the silence with a True-Name+Nemesis, which resolved. Darrel had no answer, and Anthony triumphantly declared “naming THIS GUY” as he pointed across the table at his opponent. Anthony attempted a second Stoneforge+Mystic, which resolved, and Umezawa’s Jitte was revealed as it entered Anthony’s hand.
Darrel had started the game with two Terminus in his hand, and was stuck with only four lands in play. He failed to find an answer to the incoming beatdowns, and shrugged and passed back. Batterskull jumped into play, and Anthony came crashing in for 8, dropping Darrel to 3. Darrel checked the top of his deck one last time for another Terminus, didn’t find it, and scooped it up.
Anthony Leen 1, Darrel Feltner 0
Darrel goes for the win.
Darrel had the dreaded Sensei’s Divining Top on his first turn, and after spinning it and playing Brainstorm on the second turn, he went for the lock on his turn 3, attempting a Counterbalance. Anthony couldn’t cast Pyroblast fast enough. With the Lock off the table, Anthony was free to cast Stoneforge+Mystic for Batterskull.
Darrel: “Cards in hand?”
Darrel: “Well then. That’s a lot of cards.”
Eventually deciding No Guts No Glory, Darrel confidently tapped four lands and plopped the Helm+of+Obedience onto the table. Anthony showed him Force+of+Will pitching a Brainstorm, and the Batterskull jumped into play thanks to the Stoneforge+Mystic. Things went from bad to worse for Darrel after Anthony untapped, put Sword+of+Feast+and+Famine into play, and equipped it to his Germ Token, swinging in for 6 and knocking a card out of Darrel’s hand.
Darrel was able to buy a turn on Anthony’s next attack with a Swords+to+Plowshares on the 6/6 Germ, but Anthony simply moved the equipment over to his Stoneforge+Mystic and kept up his assault. He hit for another 6, putting Darrel in one-shot range. Darrel miracled an Entreat+the+Angels and tapped out to cast it for 4, announcing “Don’t Daze me, bro!”
Anthony did not oblige. He showed the Daze, and Darrel extended the hand.
Anthony Leen 2, Darrel Feltner 0