lördag 5 januari 2013

Skull of Orm tech

Daniel "GaJol" Nilsson has a great love for the spirit of the format. I've never seen him play blue, or with the high end power cards, but he can easily play with a set of Abyss and alpha Scrublands or Bayous in case his decks needs some colour splash. In terms of price, his creations are not averse to compete with cheaper versions of the deck; in terms of awesomeness, he runs them over. I've seen him compete in tournaments with a deck that ran on 16 lands due to the fact that he couldn't find the last 5 basics (that didn't go well btw), I've seen him prox Juzams for Su-Chi in order to test properly, and I've seen him hang out for hours to play and drink beer with other players after he's been out of contention to the top8. Last BSK he ended up in the top4 with one of the strangest decks in the tournament; a mostly black creation that won with Warp Artifact, Haunting Wind and Underworld Dreams. For some reason, maybe due to his very casual and friendly approach to other players, I've never seen him as a real threat in tournaments; he has always seemed like a random awesome old school player with a beer in one hand and a pair of juzams in the other. I've realized that is a misconception. Currently, he's ranked at number 5 in the pimpwalker race, with an inspiring 29 points; the four guys above him (Kalle, Pefken, Elof and Schram) are all previous Shark-winners and recognized as players you really don't want to face round 1 of a tournament. GaJol does not have that recognition among players yet, but that might be due for a change soon.

One of my personal favorites of his creations during 2012 is an updated version of his old Skull of Orm deck. There are lots of strange combos in here, but one of the main goals are to sacrifice a Su-Chi enchanted by Animate Dead and return the Animate Dead with Skull of Orm, this somehow leads to profit. It's all very strange and awesome.


CREATURES (16)
4 Priest of Yawgmoth
4 Triskelion
4 Su-Chi
4 Colossus of Sardia

ENCHANTMENTS (8)
4 Animate Dead
4 Instill Energy

SORCERIES (2)
1 Mind Twist
1 Demonic Tutor
ARTIFACTS (14)
4 Skull of Orm
4 Fellwar Stone
3 Jalum Tome
1 Basalt Monolith
1 Mana Vault
1 Sol Ring

LANDS (20)
1 Diamond Valley
1 Mishra’s Workshop
10 Swamp
4 Bayou
4 City of Brass


GaJol is building something

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