Junior Super Series
Round 4 Feature Match
Marty Winnard vs Scott Lipp
Winnard is playing Necro. His opponent
Scott Lipp is playing one of many combo decks that showed up at this
tournament. His almost mono-blue deck relies on Stroke of Genius and
Yawgmoth's Will for card economy and Fireball for the kill.
Lipp started off really well, casting
Mox Diamond and a Mana Vault. However, Winnard used Dark Ritual to get
a Disk into play on turn two. Lipp thought for a while and decided that
he would let Winnard destroy a bunch of artifacts in return for drawing
more cards. He tapped all his artifacts and land for mana and cast Turnabout
targeting the artifacts and generating more mana yet. This play allowed
him to draw six cards with Stroke of Genius.
Winnard did not immediately blow
the Disk since Lipp's artifacts were tapped. Lipp cast Intuition, getting
a Voltaic Key. Once the key entered play, Winnard was finally forced
Winnard untapped and re-cast the
Disk out of the graveyard with the help of Yawgmoth's Will. Lipp had
nothing but two mana on the table so he decided, might as well win!
Lipp cast a Mox Diamond and Yawgmoths
Will, playing a land, 3 Keys, two Monoliths and Mana Vault out of the
graveyard. He used two turnabouts to generate plenty of mana and killed
his opponent by casting a Fireball for 21.
Winnard ritualed out a first turn
Necropotence in the next game. He proceeded to wreck Lipp's hand and
artifacts in play via Duress and Disk, but he also drew a lot of cards
via Necropotence. Eventually Lipp cast a Yawgmoth's Will and, after
meddling with his artifacts for a few minutes, managed to cast a Fireball
for 10, just enough to kill his opponent.
Lipp 2 - Winnard 0