Posted by Travis Sowers on Jun 1, 2017
In round 2 you mentioned how you felt you should let them draw cards, presumably with the intention of later countering whatever it is they draw. However, I’m not sure that’s correct in the mirror. My thinking is that by Negating a Glimmer, you are denying them some of the most important aspects of the control mirror: card advantage, selection advantage, and on the practical front: land drops. All of these things lead up the eventual counter war that determines who wins. Selection helps you get to the counter spells, card advantage makes sure you have more of them, and lands ensure you can play the last counter if you have it.
I’m curious about your thoughts if you disagree. It’s great to see this deck in action, so thanks for the content, as always!