While it was hardly a surprise that Baneslayer Angel, Tarmogoyf, and Knight of the Reliquary were game-enders in this format, Ben Rubin showcased the power of all three in the deck he shipped to Kibler. It bore the name “Zoo,” but it was more of a mid-range aggro deck. The true marquee card of the deck, and the breakout of the tournament, has to be Grove of the Burnwillows. To parrot Randy Buehler’s comments during coverage and say that “no one had that tech” would be inaccurate. It seems that a lot of people had the technology, but almost no one figured out how to use it correctly.
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