Daily Digest: A Little Bit Of Everything

The megamorph mechanic has given us a lot of synergies, and a combination of these threats has proven profitable for many players. What happens when we take this strategy in a different color direction for #SCGPORT this weekend?

Over the last couple weeks, we’ve seen lots of decks attempting to utilize the megamorph package of Den Protector and Deathmist Raptor. Bant Megamorph, G/W Devotion, and Abzan Megamorph are all mostly trying to do the same thing. This Naya deck is right there with them, except it goes a lot bigger with Explosive Vegetation, Dragonlord Atarka, and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon.

By going over the top, you get a huge edge in the mirrors, but what makes this shell so good in the first place? For starters, Den Protector and Deathmist Raptor give you lots of resiliency against Thoughtseize and removal. Anyone who is trying to grind you out will not enjoy playing against this type of strategy. Going long, you are rarely hurting with something to use your mana on.

In those mirror matches, you’ll often be jamming manifests and Raptors into each other over and over again, and it’s difficult to get a leg up on that battle. That’s where Dragonlord Atarka and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon come in. It’s really tough to rebuild your board after either of those come down, and doubly so because neither of them give you much time.