Jacob’s Ladder – MTGO Video with R/U/G Control

Wednesday, December 29th – Michael Jacob records Constructed videos of a Standard Daily Event with R/U/G Control list. Watch the DarkestMage, as he recounts his matches in high res!

This week, I’m battling with my favoritest deck, RUG. Here’s the list for your perusal:

I think it’s the best deck in the format — but it’s also the hardest to play. As you’ll see in these games, I make a

of mistakes. Learn from them!

Two things before you scream in the forums about how awful I am:

Round 2, Game 3: I have three Lightning Bolts and four Preordains, but it is way worse than that. Preordain would win me the game, whereas Lightning Bolt would just be okay.

Round 3, Game 2: I know how terribly the game was played, and that he was not actually on board dead at the end.

Replays still seem like a better format than live commentary, but let me know what you think. I know most of what I am saying is just internal monologue, but I don’t know what else I am supposed to be saying.

Based on these games, here are some changes that could be made moving forward:

-1 Halimar Depths
+1 Khalni Garden
-1 Oracle of Mul Daya
+1 Garruk Wildspeaker

-1 Flashfreeze
+1 Spell Pierce


(if you put a Garruk into the main)

-1 Garruk Wildspeaker
+1 Nature’s Claim

Round 1: R/U/G vs. U/B Control

Round 2: R/U/G vs. B/R Vampires

Round 3: R/U/G vs. WW Quest

Round 4: R/U/G vs. G/W Quest