Standard Fare - GW Devotion or Not at SCG Dallas Open? [Edward Eng]

456 vs. 352 round 1 game 1.

324 vs. 212 game 3 of the finals.

Life just got real, and right before the SCG Open in Dallas this coming weekend. Will GW Devotion claim the title, making it the top dog two weekends in a row? Definitely possible. How much GW Devotion will show up in Dallas? Probably a bunch. Should you run it? If you want to.

GW Devotion - Daniel Cecchetti

Creatures (31)
1 Temur Sabertooth
2 Fleecemane Lion
4 Whisperwood Elemental
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Sylvan Caryatid
4 Genesis Hydra
4 Voyaging Satyr
4 Courser of Kruphix
4 Polukranos, World Eater

Spells (5)
4 Mastery of the Unseen
1 Banishing Light




Lands (24)
9 Forest
2 Plains
4 Windswept Heath
1 Blossoming Sands
4 Temple of Plenty
4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

2 Fleecemane Lion
2 Reclamation Sage
1 Hornet Queen
2 Hornet Nest
1 Setessan Tactics
1 Valorous Stance
1 Last Breath
2 Hunt the Hunter
1 Glare of Heresy
2 Nissa, Worldwaker

Or you might want to go 'next level' with Seth Manfield's BW Devotion.

BW Devotion - Seth Manfield

Creatures (19)
3 Ajani's Pridemate
2 Athreos, God of Passage
3 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
3 Doomwake Giant
4 Seeker of the Way
4 Underworld Coinsmith

Spells (17)
2 Banishing Light
3 Citadel Siege
4 Hero's Downfall
2 Lightform
3 Mastery of the Unseen
1 Thoughtseize
2 Sorin, Solemn Visitor 

Lands (24)
4 Caves of Koilos
8 Plains
4 Scoured Barrens
3 Swamp
4 Temple of Silence
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

4 Bloodsoaked Champion
2 End Hostilities
2 Erase
2 Glare of Heresy
1 Mastery of the Unseen
2 Read the Bones

Not really feeling (x)W Devotion? Then I suggest you consider the following cards to combat Devotion if you want to make it the final table at SCG Dallas this weekend.

Erebos, God of the Dead

Pretty self-explanatory here. Stop all the life gain.

Perilous Vault

Also self-ex. Exile the board.

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

Self-ex. Mill 'em out.

Barrage of Boulders

This one needs a bit of explaining. First aggro 'em out. Then go over/under everything.

Altar of the Brood

Kinda like Ashiok but you can get more creative with Altar. For example, you can jam this in Temur Ascendancy Combo and go off.


Whatever you choose, may the magical gods be with you this weekend. Cya all in Dallas.

Have fun and be happy,
Edward Eng a.k.a. Eddie

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