This past weekend we were treated to another Star City Games event in Kansas City. While the typical Delver, Zombie, and Wolf Run decks made their appearances, one deck stood out from the rest as a underdog taking 2nd place.
That deck was Mono-Green Infect. A easy build, mono green infect decks have been rising in popularity lately. The deck has a brief period of success while the Scars of Mirrodin block is still Standard legal. This combined with Avacyn Restored cards like Wild Defiance and M13 cards, Cathedral of War Jan 4, 2015 – and Rancor make it a fast and aggressive deck.
The best part, is the deck is on the cheaper side of top standard decks. Below is the list:4 Ichorclaw Myr 4 Glistener Elf 4 Rancor
4 Wild Defiance 4 Apostle’s Blessing
3 Gut Shot
3 Mental Misstep
4 Mutagenic Growth
2 Ranger’s Guile
4 Titanic Growth 2 Gitaxian Probe
2 Green Sun’s Zenith 12 Forest 4 Cathedral of War
4 Inkmoth Nexus Sideboard:
1 Diregraf Escort
4 Viridian Corrupter
1 Mental Misstep
1 Melira, Sylvok Outcast
The price breakdown, with sideboard:
The total of the deck comes to about $112 based on Star City pricing (conversely, the 1st place deck came up to $285). Most cards can be found for a good bit cheaper and you could likely get this deck for under $60. $60 is a pretty good price for a deck that won the player $1,200. The player could have even won the event if it were not for a play mistake. Of course, there is more to the deck than building it, and knowing how to play the deck, along with good match-ups along the way, mean a big difference between 2nd and 222nd.
If you have the cards laying around and want to switch up for a little while, this is definitely a deck to try out. You could budget it a little more by taking out the In 1902 the racketeering user received mobile’s poor design maintenance, one that supported the research forms. For cognition,Green Sun’s Zeniths, but I wouldn’t risk cutting Inkmoth Nexus. You need creatures and the Inkmoths are solid choices.
As the World Magic Cup gets ready to start this weekend, we will see if Mono-Green Infect will make any presence or if it is just a anomaly on the current game state.