Ep. 2 – #1 Mythic Playing Temur Clover with Aaron Gertler

This week, we bring you an interview with a guy who’s no stranger to Mythic #1 – Aaron Gertler. He jumped into the spotlight earlier this year by spending 4 days at #1 on the Arena ranked ladder playing an innovative brew, Simic Mass Manipulation. This deck used ramp to get mid-to-late-game value out of casting big X spells like Entrancing Melody and Mass Manipulation. It was perhaps the first major archetype to feature Mass Manipulation in the maindeck, and turned askew the concept of what a successful deck on the ladder could be.

Now Aaron is back at #1, but this time he’s been playing Temur Clover, a deck featuring Lucky Clover, Escape To The Wilds, and a full compliment of Adventure creatures. We discuss how Aaron discovered the deck, the process he went through to tweak it to his own ends, and some of the strategies for playing this powerful deck against various metagame staples. Tune in to hear thoughts on current Standard, a rumination on what’s good in the metagame right now, and to hear how to attack from a different angle with Temur Clover!

Click here for a current Temur Clover decklist

Click here to read Aaron’s article on the deck on Reddit

Click here for one of Aaron’s Simic Manipulation posts on Reddit

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This show features the track ‘Real Virtuality’ from Eero Johannes released on the Sound Pellegrino label and is used with permission.