The deck that gets the most cards whenever a new set comes out is 5cc. Today I am going to talk about everybody's favorite (I mean least) match up. This deck was one I have hated since its conception it just gets too many good cards. However it was flawed in the fact it ran so many non-basics. However until Alara Reborn it could do that with little to no problem, but now that's a different story. Alara Reborn has done an outstanding job of flipping the meta game on its ear. I am going to delve into the problems with 5cc in the new meta.
Deck thinning is a popular strategy in many tournament decks. I'm sure you've noticed how many decks run multiples of the Onslaught fetch lands, for example. But I think that lots of players don't even realize the real benefits of it. In fact, I recently had a friend ask me, "why is deck thinning such a popular strategy?"
There are many who don't recommend triple Reborn draft. Perhaps what deters them is the lack of mana fixing in an all-gold set - which badly needs mana fixing. Or perhaps it is the fact that drafting without a large set like Shards of Alara means that cards with core functions like straightforward disenchant effects, countermagic or mana acceleration are missing (since these are usually printed in the first large set of a block).
Level 5 judge Riccardo Tessitori will answer all your questions about rules problems, DCI policies, the life of a level 5 judge, interesting tournament situations and anything else you want to ask him!
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