PTQ deck 40% super-gro !!!!!!

Beyond Dominia: The Type 1.5/1.X Magic Mill: PTQ deck 40% super-gro !!!!!!

By janka-elysium on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 04:36 am:

After kibler did extremely well in pro tour houston with super-gro everyone i know who was playing miracle gro has nowed changed their decks into super-gro. Can i expect the metagame to be something other than super-gro anywhere else? supergro
3 swords
4 force of will
2 foil
4 daze
4 land grants
4 werebear
4 quirion dryad
4 merfolk looter
3 mystic enforcer
3 winter orb
4 gush
4 tundra
4 tropical
4 flood plain
1 savannah
1 island
4 meddling mage
1 winter orb
2 wax/wane
1 swords
4 legacy's allure
3 submerge

expect this in your area.

By Josh Perschbacher on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 04:53 pm:

I played the deck to top 8. here are some hints

4 swords to plowshares
4 quirion dryads
4 werebear
4 slight of hand
4 force of will
4 land grant
3 mystic enforcer
3 meddling mage
3 gush
3 brainstorm
3 daze
3 winter orb
2 waterfront bouncer
1 foil
1 thwart
4 floodplain
4 tundra
4 tropical island
1 savanah
1 island

By BrianB, the Patron of Elves and Silly Combos (Brianb) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 07:24 pm:

yes, the metagame will certainly shift (though not as rapidly now that 1.x season is over). There are plenty of decks that can feed on Gro decks (oath comes to mind) to beat it back into it's place. Also, although supergro was built to beat miracle gro head-on, it's a little slower, so it's weaker against a lot of the control decks that the original (or Long-style) gro eats for lunch. The GP metagame moves in quick and violent swings--gro did very well at Vegas and that Asian GP when trick was still popular; pretty soon much of the field was playing it and trick was dead; next thing you know people had versions specially tweaked for the mirror (supergro) or were playing decks to beat it (oath). Within a couple more GPs, the gro fad would have passed and Miracle Gro would have settled out as one choice out of many. Gro just doesn't have the raw power (think original trix with necro) that can let a deck remain a clear #1 despite everyone playing it or playing to beat it. Super-Gro should probably disappear entirely once the gro wave recedes and its slowness become more of a liability. Even trick will eventually pop up again once it is no longer getting hated left and right. In the meantime, I'd play oath until the field (everyone you know who's playing super-gro) catches on.

By Tim Ray (Tim) on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 09:37 pm:

How come nobody played Spike Cannibal as a hoser for Gro decks?

--T. Ray

By BrianB, the Patron of Elves and Silly Combos (Brianb) on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 01:25 am:

Black has far more efficent ways of dealing with quirion dryad (perish is a favorite). Are you thinking that the spike cannibal will hose the werebear and the enforcer as well? It won't. Many people use counters as play aids to mark permanents with threshold, but the bonuses from threshold are not really counters.

By Tracer Bullet, the DanDan Man (Tracer) on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 04:01 am:

Rakso, could you please cross-check that last Ip to that of ****.... I have a strong feeling here...

(No, it doesn't... ) -- Rakso)

By Tim Ray (Tim) on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 11:01 am:

Yeah, I realize that it would only get the counters from the Dryad, but it's still pretty funny. I was thinking either attack with it (the cannibal) or sac it to Altar of Dementia, or something. Fling, maybe. I know Perish is more efficient, but it's pretty funny to rip off counters. Disconcerting, a little.

--T. Ray

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