Pixels Pro Spotlight Gameday Hour of Devastation.

Winning our Hour of Devastation Gameday was Tristan Brown with Blue Red Control. This deck was a popular choice with 3 copies of similar decks competing for the Mastermind playmat. Lets take a look inside the Gameday winning deck


The 75.

Creatures (5) 

1x Kefnet The Mindful

4x Torrential Gearhulk

Instants and Sorcceries (29)

2x Magma Spray

2x Essence Scatter

2x Censor

4x Harnessed Lightning

2x Abrade

3x Disallow

3x Supreme Will

3x Hieroglyphic Illumination

1x Commit//Memory

3x Glimmer of genius

2x Hour of Devastation

2x Pull from Tomorrow


Planeswalkers (2) 

1x Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh

1x Chandra, Torch of Defiance


Lands (24) 

4x Wandering Fumarole

3x Spirebluff Canal

3x Mountain

7x Island

4x Aether Hub

2x Fetid Pool

1x Canyon Slough



1x Hour of Devastation

3x Fevered Visions

2x Negate

2x Dispel

1x Kefnet the Mindful

1x Sphinx of the Final Word

2x Thing in the Ice

2x Sweltering Suns

1x Kalitas traitor of ghet


So tell us about how you made the deck: I have been a control player for a few years now and I really like the card Torrential Gearhulk, I think that even though Aggro is currently running the format I prefer the slower grindy-er decks. I have always been playing 4x Torrential since it came out and Nicol Bolas has been a great addition to the deck. I have been testing some different cards in the main but I came to liking just a small splash of black rather then an entire third color. I do want to play a second Bolas in the sideboard because it can be a great finisher in the late games. This deck is a ton of fun to play and really makes you have to decide what threats to answer and when/how to cast your spells.


What are the faults of your deck?:  I was definitely worried about Remunap red and Zombies but I dedicated 6 slots to those decks with the 2 suns, 2 thing, one extra Hour and a Kalitas. I had to play Zombies once over the weekend and won in 2 games, Hour of Devastation is a really good card.


What is your favorite card in the deck?: Torrential Gearhulk, No doubt.

What was your favorite moment from the Event?  I had a few, I flipped an Abrade off a Chandra which took down an opponents gearhulk and then next turn Ulted Chandra for game. The other was grinding my hand up to 7 cards for Kefnet to get online. Nicol Bolas +2 to get a Void Winnower out of my opponents deck was also pretty sweet.

What is your favorite card interaction in the deck: Torrential ——> Glimmer —-> Counterspell. Feels really good.


What is your least favorite card in the deck? Commit//Memory sometimes its  great and it saves me and then sometimes it can reload my hand and get me back into the game, but sometimes its just a 4 cost counterspell that delays the inevitable.


What’s next?: I will probably go up to a third Thing in the Ice and down a Kalitas, Double black is hard to get in this deck. I hope to keep playing 4x Hulk until it rotates and Nicol Bolas is pretty sweet too. I would like to keep working my control game.