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Spellslingers Decklists: Joe Manganiello’s Golgari & Day[9]’s Jeskai (From Season 5, Episode 4)
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Spellslingers Decklists: Joe Manganiello’s Golgari & Day[9]’s Jeskai (From Season 5, Episode 4)

Interested in Magic: The Gathering? Be sure to tune in every Wednesday here on Geek & Sundry for new episodes of Spellslingers, where host Day[9] plays epic battles of Magic: The Gathering against fantastic guests!

This season’s fourth episode of Spellslingers puts the amazing Joe Manganiello versus Sean Day[9] Plott in a battle between two decks that want the game to go long. With the Golgari filling the corpse piles of Ravnica to the brim and the Jeskai wanting to take control of the game and wait for the perfect moment to deliver an aerial death blow. Whatever deck you chose to make or work from will be a great choice and it’s a game where get to see all 5 colors on the table in some capacity.

Joe Manganiello – Golgari (Black/Green)

The Golgari love to fill their graveyards with cards. The more creatures they have in their graveyard fuels those other cards that use the mechanic Undergrowth. For each creature in their graveyard, it does something like making a creature bigger or allowing them to kill another creature with a removal spell. This deck is no different in these regards. Just look at this decklist: you only get a few instants and sorceries and a plethora of creatures to get work done.

Golgari

The backbone of this particular deck is the Rhizome lurchers. Ideally, you want 2 or more creatures in your graveyard when you play it so that you’re getting a 4/4 for 4 cost or more. If you have more creatures then it is far bigger. Have a good time smashing your opponent’s face in.

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The wealth of creatures this deck has just makes it a highly aggressive one. In some other decks, you don’t want things in the graveyard, but with this one, it just keeps fueling the deck and making it harder and harder to deal with.

Sean “Day[9]” Plott – Jeskai (White/Blue/Red)

Three color combinations are always fun to play because you get to have the fun cards from a variety of colors and sometimes some really neat multi-colored cards. This deck has a decent amount of instants and sorceries to let you deal with threats or outright counter them. Beyond that, its creature base, although small, is primarily flying creatures that are difficult to handle.

Jeskai

It has 5 counterspells, tons of direct damage/removal kinds of spells, and some other fun stuff for drawing cards. The Dream Eater, as a one-off, lets you surveil 4 and dig deep or know what’s coming next for yourself as well as messing with the game state. Between all of your creatures flying and the Crackling Drakes getting bigger as you play spells, every one of your cards adds more and more value the longer the game goes one.

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What’s your favorite color of deck to play? Tell us in the comments! And keep your eyes peeled for new episodes of Spellslingers every Wednesday, here on Geek & Sundry!

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