36: The Kirlian Effect

Your white-blue deck is looking across the table at another white-blue deck, but it’s not quite a mirror match. You and Jacopo are playing different commanders, and therefore you’re technically playing different strategies. In a way, you might as well be running decks of completely different colors.

Or at least, that’s what you thought before you found out that Jacopo was using Daxos of Meletis. Daxos has been a massive pain in the neck so far: He keeps getting past your defenses and stealing cards from your Aura-heavy deck. And that’s not even considering the fact that he gains life for everything he steals…

After some back-and-forth attacks, you’ve finally managed to pin Jacopo down. Unfortunately, he’s got a solid wall of blockers in the way, and you’re not sure how to proceed. You have a Day of Judgment staring at you from your hand, but you don’t want to lose all your creatures just yet. Besides, his Manor Gargoyle would just shrug off any attempt at wiping the board.

On Jacopo’s turn, he taps seven mana and brings Daxos back into play for the third time this game. You’re not too happy about that, and you’re even less happy about the fact that your Isperia, Supreme Judge is out of casting range.

You start your turn, untap, and draw Treachery.

A smile spreads across your face when you realize exactly what you can do now. It’s payback time…

It is the beginning of your first main phase. Can you win the game this turn?

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Jacopo is at 4 life and has no cards in his hand. He has been dealt 6 commander damage so far this game. He has the following cards in play:

You are at 10 life. You have been dealt 16 commander damage so far this game. You have the following cards in play:

Your cards in hand:

Your commander is Isperia, Supreme Judge, which is currently in your command zone. Isperia currently costs to cast.

Neither you nor Jacopo currently have any Aura cards in your graveyards.