Semifinals: Phillip Contreras vs. Tony DeVayra
Phillip Contreras is kicking it old school in the semifinals with Unstable Mutation making his hexproof guys huge.
Noble Hierarch and Qasali Pridemage kicked things off for Phillip, giving his aggressive Bant deck a quick burst of damage. Dark Confidant's double-edged sword was a suspect response from Tony's Aggro Loam deck, and the combination of a 4/4 attacker and unfortunate flips quickly had him down to 10.
â€œI should have gotten a different land on the first turn. Anything but basic Mountain,â€ Tony lamented as he pored through his sideboard.
Phillip 1, Tony 0
Both players immediately sent their opening hands back and kept their sixes. Phillip's was a one-lander with Noble Hierarch that turned out to be money as he accelerated Geist of Saint Traft into play against a first turn Scavenging Ooze and a second turn Dark Confidant.
Brainstorm dug up an insane turn for Phillip as the Geist of Saint Traft picked up both Spectral Flight and Unstable Mutation for a 12 point swing! Tony could only shake his head in amazement, telling Phillip how brilliant his deck was as he had nothing to do against it. He revealed the Perish and Dark Confidant in his hand and congratulated Phillip on making the finals.
Phillip 2, Tony 0