MTG FNM Report – URdrazi

It’s a new Standard environment and luckily the URdrazi deck I’ve been playing recently didn’t lose a lot to rotation. Here’s what I played:
4x Kozilek’s Sentinel
4x Dimentional Infiltrator
4x Herald of Kozilek
4x Vile Aggregate
4x Eldrazi Skyspawner
4x Eldrazi Obligator
2x Thought-Knot Seer
4x Reality Smasher
4x Spatial Contortion
2x Brutal Expulsion
1x Mirrorpool
2x Ruins of Oran-Rief
2x Sea Gate Wreckage
4x Corrupted Crossroads
4x Shivan Reef
1x Yavimaya Coast
5x Island
5x Mountain
3x Spell Shrivel
1x Void Shatter
2x Dispel
2x Negate
2x Roast
3x Seismic Rupture
2x Brutal Expulsion
I’ve been quite enjoying playing this deck, and even with the loss of Ghost-Fire Blade, I think it’s got a lot of angles. It can play aggressive, with two ways to play a turn four Reality Smasher in Eldrazi Skyspawner and Herald of Kozilek, and can close out the game with a well-timed Eldtazi Obligator. It can also play the defensive roll as Kozilek’s Sentinel and Herald of Kozilek block very effectively while Dimentional Infiltrator and Eldrazi Skyspawner can fly in for damage.
Round 1: 2-0 vs Counter Burn
I was excited to see this deck in the tournament. It looks like the idea was to flash in a Rattlechains while pushing tempo in the early game and use Pyromancer’s Goggleswith cards like magmatic insight to grind out value in the mid to late game. Unfortunately my opponent mulliganed to 5 in the first game and I swarmed over him. In the second game, I managed to get a Eldrazi Skyspwaner down early and it went the distance while my opponent was forced to deal with everything else.
Round 2: 2-0 vs RG Eldrazi Ramp
This is another deck that didn’t lose a lot of cards to rotation. Thankfully I was able to keep up the pressure and close out the game before my opponent could start playing his big spells. Brutal Expulsion was absolutely fantastic in this match-up, remanding an Explosive Vegetation and exiling a Hangerback Walker was…. Brutal.
Round 3: 2-1 vs UG Eldrazi Agro
This was basically the mon-blue Eldrazi list splashing green for Sylvan Advocate and Lumbering Falls. I won the die roll, and while I think that made a huge the difference, I do think the UR version has advantage in the matchup. Vile Aggregate blocks Thought-Knot Seer and Sylvan Advocate fantastically, the Herald of Kozilekgives me an extra way to ramp out a Reality Smasher and Eldrazi Obligator can setup a massive alpha strike.


So I went 3-0 on a quiet night at FNM. I had a lot of fun and feel that the URdrazi deck is a solid choice in the early meta.
As easy to stop as it is to comprehend. – Flavour text, Reality Smasher

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