Round 3: Chris VanMeter vs. Daryl Ayers
Two opposite spectrums of Modern meet up as Chris and Amulet Bloom square off against Daryl and Jund in Round 3. Will the explosive combo deck move on to 3-0 or can the fair deck derail the Amulet train?
Daryl looks to pick apart Chris' hand.
Chris, on the play, opened things up with a Serum+Visions, while Daryl fetched up an Overgrown+Tomb to play Inquisition+of+Kozilek, taking Summoner's Pact. CVM fired off Ancient+Stirrings on his next turn, finding Gruul+Turf and kept digging with another copy of Serum+Visions. Daryl didn't have a second land and passed the turn, leading Chris to play an Amulet+of+Vigor after adding a Tendo+Ice+Bridge to his mana base of two Gemstone+Mines.
Daryl bricked on land again and proceeded to discard a Terminate. Chris played another Stirrings, getting a Simic+Growth+Chamber, then used Tolaria+West to tutor up a Summoner's Pact. Chris passed and Daryl missed on land again, prompting him to pick up his cards knowing Chris had the Hive+Mind and the mana to cast it on the next turn.
Chris 1, Daryl 0
Chris goes off with Summer+Bloom.
Daryl went down to six cards while Chris kept his seven and got to start the game with Leyline+of+Sanctity in play. Daryl did have a Fulminator+Mage on Turn 3, destroying Chris' Simic+Growth+Chamber, setting him back two turns. Chris rebuilt with a Gemstone+Mine to play a Serum+Visions and Daryl found gas in the form of Dark+Confidant. Chris played another Visions and picked up his Mine for a second Growth Chamber.
Daryl flipped an Abrupt+Decay and bashed for two before passing with four lands untapped. Chris resolved Azusa%2C+Lost+but+Seeking and played a Vesuva, copying Raging+Ravine and a Gruul+Turf, bouncing the Mine again. Daryl killed the creature with the Decay, untapped, flipped Inquisition+of+Kozilek, and attacked. Daryl finished his turn by adding Tarmogoyf to speed up his clock.
CVM opened his next turn with an Amulet+of+Vigor and played a Thragtusk, gaining five life. Daryl fetched at the end of the turn to Terminate the Thragtusk, leaving Chris with a Beast. Daryl shocked himself to play an untapped Stomping+Ground and sent his Tarmogoyf and Raging+Ravine into the red zone. Chris took the damage and went to 13.
Chris pondered before leading off his next turn with a Summer+Bloom then used a Simic+Growth+Chamber to create six mana to play a Hornet+Queen and attack with his copied Raging+Ravine. Daryl took the hit, drew for the turn and showed his hand of discard spells and Liliana+of+the+Veil.
Chris 2, Daryl 0