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Running the Gauntlet – Black/Green Devotion vs. Saito UWR Control

Deck Lists

BG Devotion

Video Deck Tech

Saito UWR

Conclusions

This is definitely the matchup where the green splash in the devotion deck truly shines. Replacing 3 dead cards in Bile Blight with Abrupt Decay is huge, considering most decks are likely going to be playing anywhere from 4-6 Detention Sphere/Banishing Light. Having access to the Abrupt Decays gives you a maindeck way to get back Underworld Connections. Still, this matchup still seems to favor the U/W deck and I felt we got a little lucky in the preboarded games as Sphinx’s Revelation was never drawn or cast.

After sideboard, the matchup looks to be in the G/B deck’s favor. The combination of 8 hand disruption cards with Abrupt Decays makes it so that there is a very good chance that either the Underworld Connections and/or Erebos¬†resolve. Those are the key cards in the matchup and if they manage to stay in play for a few turns, the game gets out of hand fairly quickly. All that being said, the UW deck always has a fighting chance as there is nothing that can be done about a topdecked Sphinx’s Revelation late.

Tomorrow I take on Jund Monsters.

Don’t miss yesterday’s RTG:

Running the Gauntlet – BG Devotion vs. Boss Flamespeaker

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