Quarterfinals: Dan Snow vs. Chris Calhoun
Dan brings G/W Aggro to the table and will be on the play against Chris and his Mono-Black Devotion deck. Will Voice+of+Resurgence carry Dan to victory or will Pack+Rat fuel Chris’ path to the semifinals?
Dan sends in the team
Dan started with a Temple+of+Plenty, but no pressure and Chris had a Swamp but no Thoughtseize so Dan dropped a Voice+of+Resurgence. Chris did have a Thoughtseize on Turn 2 to grab a Banishing+Light from Dan and passed. Dan bashed and added a Loxodon+Smiter to his board to continue the beats, but Chris had a Hero’s Downfall for the elephant. Dan knocked Chris to 14 then deployed an Experiment+One that got evolved by a Call+of+the+Conclave centaur token.
Chris considered his options and dropped a Desecration+Demon in his second main phase before passing. Dan played Ajani%2C+Caller+of+the+Pride, which he plussed to make the centaur bigger and he sacrificed his Voice to tap the Demon to attack Chris to 7 after evolving his Experiment again. Chris went to his attack step and Dan opted to not sacrifice anything, so Chris killed Ajani then fired off a Devour+Flesh that led Dan to give up his elemental token. Chris used a Bile+Blight on the Experiment+One and passed.
Dan attacked Chris down to 3 and passed. Chris deployed another Demon and passed as Dan flashed in a 5/5 Wurm from Advent+of+the+Wurm. Dan drew and dropped a Soldier+of+the+Pantheon he immediately sacrificed to tap a Demon then bashed in with his team for the win.
Dan 1, Chris 0
Chris considers his blocks.
Chris led things off with a temple and Dan had a Temple+Garden enter the battlefield tapped. Chris untapped and played a Pack+Rat while Dan played a Forest and passed. Chris attacked with the Rat and Dan tried to block with a flashed in 2/2 Knight from Selesnya+Charm, but Chris had Pharika’s Cure for the Reid Duke token. Dan untapped and used a Banishing+Light on the Rat. Chris played a land and passed so Dan played an Experiment+One and a Voice+of+Resurgence, which Chris responded to by killing the ooze. Chris had another land and shipped the turn and Dan attacked for two and passed back.
Chris had a Lifebane+Zombie who whiffed on his opponent’s hand and passed. Dan attacked with the Voice and played a freshly drawn Sunblade+Elf and said “go.” Chris attacked with the 3/1 and killed the Elf with a Hero’s Downfall and passed, which prompted Dan to make another 2/2 with a second Charm. Dan untapped and attacked Chris down to 14 then played a Loxodon+Smiter. Chris found a Mutavault and passed with no attacks. Dan attacked with the team so Chris traded his land with the Knight and took 6.
Chris drew and passed again with no play. Dan added a land to his board and played Ajani%2C+Caller+of+the+Pride which he used to jump the Smiter and he attacked with both creatures. Chris used a Bile+Blight on the Smiter, and Dan missed the Voice trigger, then Chris blocked the Voice with his Zombie so Dan used a third Charm to pump the Voice to survive combat. Chris again had no play and passed so Dan used Ajani to make the Voice bigger and attacked with his team that prompted Chris to extend his hand in defeat.
Dan 2, Chris 0