Howdy friends! Hope you and yours are staying safe and doing okay with the isolation. This week I've got a really special brew just for you. It's Five-Color Giants: they're big, they're mean, and they've come to get some value, too! We're going to cheat huge titans into play and make sure they trample over opposing blockers. Sound fun? Sure is!
Cheat Huge Giants into Play
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger generally have to sacrifice themselves when they enter the battlefield, but if you have Tocatli Honor Guard or Hushbringer in play, they don't! They stay in play as 6/6s with amazing attack triggers. We've also got Collected Company to throw them onto the battlefield at instant speed. "Bet you didn't expect me to block with an Uro there, huh?"
Trample Over: So we've got Uro in play, and we've got a Rotting Regisaur we just hit with Collected Company. Now how do we get through those pesky blockers?
Rhonas the Indomitable and Khenra Charioteer have us covered! Now we're dealing some big time damage.
Spoilers beyond this point.
Well, that was mostly disappointing, but I think we got to see some of the power of the deck in the games that we didn't flood pretty hard. Spirits seems winnable with all of our Torpor Orb creatures, but we weren't able to convert our early game advantage there. Inverter is just a really powerful deck that can win almost any game with the pure power of Dig Through Time, but I think we have draws that can beat them up pretty good. Our sideboard and some of my sideboarding decisions certainly need some work, though. 2-3 is bad, but I feel like the deck can compete.
Vs. Inverter: Take out one Rhonas the Indomitable, one Khenra Charioteer, and two Abrupt Decay for two Phyrexian Revoker and two Scavenging Ooze. We can pile on a lot of pressure fast and slow them down with our Tocatli Honor Guards and Hushbringers, so just try to keep them off balance and keep attacking with titans.
Vs Breach: Take out Rhonas and Khenra and bring in Damping Sphere and Eidolon of Rhetoric. We need a hate piece here because we aren't fast enough to kill them usually. It's probably a bad matchup.
Vs. Ramp: Take out one Rhonas, one Khenra and two Torpor Orb creatures for four Phyrexian Revokers. Our creatures are big so we can keep attacking into the midgame. We just have to Revoker their nasty planeswalkers and take it home.
Vs. Aggro: Take out one Rhonas, one Khenra and two Torpor Orb creatures for four Scavenging Oozes. These are very good matchups because we go bigger and have a decent amount of interaction and life gain.
Vs. Control: Take out both Khenras, two Rotting Regisaurs and two Torpor Orb creatures for three Selfless Spirits and three Phyrexian Revokers. Try to catch them off guard with Collected Company and protect your board with Selfless Spirit.
I had a fever, and the only prescription with jamming Hushbringers and Titans with CoCos. I don't think we've reached the right numbers for this list yet, and I'm not sure it will be able to compete with the big dogs of the meta, but it sure is fun and powerful. So if you want to try out something different and maybe help me tune it up, go for it! You'll have some really awesome CoCo hits, I promise you that.
Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe and come say "Hi" on my stream sometime. See ya next week!