What’s the Play? Beating Down Abzan

Back to the realm of Standard we go, this time with Mono-Red. I’m not in the beatdown role all that often, but figuring out how to best reduce the opponent’s life total to zero is a good skill to have. This scenario was sent in by Zack B., who was playing Pat Cox’s list from the Top 8 of Pro Tour Origins.

The Situation

Mono Red Play

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It’s the start of your main phase, and you are up a game against what looks like stock Abzan Control, complete with Languish. You sided in Roast and Goblin Heelcutter, and know that your opponent has a Fleecemane Lion in hand from the Courser they played earlier.

Deck List

What’s the Play?



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