The Decklist

Breach Titan

Lands (25)
Cinder Glad
Forest
Mountain
Stomping Ground
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills

Creatures (12)
Primeval Titan
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Simian Spirit Guide
Woodfall Primus

Instants and Sorceries (19)
Farseek
Hour of Promise
Search for Tomorrow
Summoner’s Pact
Through the Breach

Planeswalker (2)
Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Artifact (2)
Relic of Progenitus
Sideboard (13)
Ancient Grudge
Chalice of the Void
Chameleon Colossus
Lightning Bolt
Obstinate Baloth
Reclamation Sage
Relic of Progenitus

This Week’s Videos

Dunk of the Week

00:50:17-00:50:50

So I did have to exile a Simian Spirit Guide meaning this was something like a 2-for-7, which I suppose is acceptable value. It feels so good to dunk on Elves after I was repeatedly trounced playing a budget version of the deck for the last Modern Hero.

Punt of the Week

00:32:32

It’s my opponent’s turn and they tap Pyxis of Pandemonium to exile my Summoner’s Pact. I should have fetched in response, which would have shuffled the Summoner’s Pact back in my deck and caused them to exile another card (most likely an irrelevant one). At this point, my only chance of winning is to get really lucky and see four relevant cards in a row on my draw step (Summoner’s Pact/Woodfall Primus are the only ones that matter as even Chandra is too slow with 29 cards left in my deck). My chances are slim no matter what but it’s better to play to the out.

Final Record and Closing Thoughts

ROUND ONE – Breach Titan Mirror (2-1)
ROUND TWO – Lantern Control (0-2)
ROUND THREE – Elves (2-0)
ROUND FOUR – Burn (2-1)
ROUND FIVE – Burn (1-2)

If these rounds are at all representative of the online metagame, I’m happy to be playing Breach over Titanshift. Through the Breach is just faster than its Scapeshift counterpart and capable of turn three kills which is useful when playing against a deck like Burn. By forgoing some interaction, the deck is able to go all in on Breaching a Titan allowing for game one wins that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

I was hoping that having access to a maindeck Woodfall Primus would allow me to sneak out a game against Lantern Control but alas, I wasn’t able to draw a Summoner’s Pact or Primus before they had multiple rocks controlling my draw step. Speaking of Lantern, I’m still familiarizing myself with the deck and certainly didn’t play optimally against Codex Shredder and crew. In game one, I should have only fetched in response to them milling a relevant threat, thus saving the card I hoped to draw and potentially allowing me to hit a run of relevant cards.

Next Week

Monday Night @ 7PM on twitch.tv/dusktoshawn
Thanks again to Cardhoarder for lending me all of these cards. Please check them out for all your online shopping needs.

In terms of Magic, Shawn Massak is a Modern enthusiast, with a penchant for tier two decks, counterspells, and pre Eighth Edition frames. In terms of life, Shawn lives in Brighton, MA where he works as an employment directorĀ for people with disabilities, plays guitar in an indie-pop band, and spends his free time reading comics, cursing capitalism, complaining about pro-wrestling, and wishing his apartment allowed dogs as pets.

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