Historic Abzan Snakes by Scott Mines (1st Place Maryellen Goldstein Cancer Treatment Tournament)
Two months ago, when Kaladesh Remastered first came out on Magic Arena, I played with Winding Constrictor and Conclave Mentor, exploiting their abilities to double the counters with cards like Pelt Collector and Luminarch Aspirant. My original list had Venerated Loxodon and Rishkar, Peema Renegade whereas the one I’m showing off today chooses to play Lurrus of the Dream-Den as the companion to be stronger against sweepers as well as having more removal spells to be able to interact with the opponent.
The goal of the deck didn’t change though – it’s still an Aggro deck that tries to overwhelm the opponent with large creature as fast as possible.
A simple curve of Pelt Collector into Winding Constrictor makes you able to attack for three on turn two. This can then snowball into a turn four kill thanks to other powerful attackers like Knight of the Ebon Legion and Luminarch Aspirant.
Playing the deck, I noticed it has a pretty painful mana base, which made me question if Scourge of the Skyclaves can somehow be fitted in the deck. The deck’s able to deal huge chunk of damage and Scourge can definitely be reasonable in this type of shell.
I enjoy playing aggro Lurrus decks; the aggression paired with the late game effect of Lurrus and Agadeem’s Awakening is something very powerful to exploit.