Daily Digest: The Champ Is Here

GerryT pays tribute to the new champ! See how innovation paid off big at the SCG Invitational and what it means for #SCGNY this weekend!

Last weekend’s Season One Invitational was won by Jacob Wilson, playing Abzan Control. While Abzan wouldn’t have been Daily Digest worthy, Jacob’s deck was different enough to warrant it.

The maindeck features zero Sylvan Caryatids, which has been the norm as of late. However, Jacob did add a 1G two-drop in Satyr Wayfinder, which accomplishes a lot of goals. For starters, it allowed him to run a low land count, ensuring that his topdecks would be robust heading into the lategame. Satyr Wayfinder also plays nicely with Tasigur, the Golden Fang and Sidisi, Undead Vizier. Of course, there is the classic interaction with Courser of Kruphix as well.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier allows you to access things like Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Back to Nature, and Virulent Plague with relative consistency, which is definitely nice. That engine gave Jacob plenty of things to use his mana on, both early and late, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the industry standard going forward.