LabManiacs S2 E6

Hello and welcome back to the Lab Maniacs! Our video today features cobblepott, Luke, Cameron, and Dan. They are on Razahulk Firebrand, Jeleva Storm, Ascendancy Combo, and Hulkweaver Thrasios, respectively.


Razahulk Firebrand is a rogue deck, as are most of the decks cobblepot brings to the table. He’s got quite an intro at the start of the video, but here’s a brief synopsis. He aims to combo kill the table with manual storm and creatures like Firebrand Archer . There are also Flash Hulk combos, and various other engines like Razaketh, the Foulblooded that will help propel him to victory.

Jeleva Storm is absolutely a mainstay of the meta. This deck is the oldest and most successful deck in the Grixis color combination, changing over time since the start of true competitive EDH into the deck that Luke brings to the table today. It is a storm deck that tries to win off a big Ad Nauseam with cards like Mind’s Desire into Aetherflux Reservoir .

Ascendancy Combo is the second rogue deck in this pod. Cameron has been tuning this deck for several months now; it seeks to exploit Jeskai Ascendency and Paradox Engine (which provides a similar effect) along with cards like Kydele, to net large amounts of mana, and Staff of Domination to eventually go infinite.

Hulkweaver Thrasios is a slower, grindy deck that is the current meta evolution of the old Boonweaver Karador deck. Using cards like Eidolon of Rhetoric and Stony Silence to slow the table down, Tymna to grind out card advantage, and Protean Hulk and Razaketh to finish the deck off, this is going to be the slowest deck at the table.

While none of these decks are blisteringly fast, Jeleva Storm and Ascendancy Combo are faster than the rest. If there’s no quick hate pieces coming down from Hulkweaver, either of those two decks could explode into a quick combo kill. Razahulk is going to take a bit more setup, but has a lot of tools to work with in the midgame. If bears or counterspells can stall the game out, Tymna will likely give Hulkweaver the edge into the long game.

Will Raza Hulk the table? Will the Original Vampiress strut her stuff? Can Kydele Ascend to glory? Can Tymna make everyone else hate her?

Find out in the Laboratory Maniacs Season 2 Episode 6!

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