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Deck Primer: RUG Sprowess in Highlander

Welcome to a deck primer on RUG Sprowess in 7 Point Highlander! In this article we will take a deep dive into RUG Sprowess, which is a representative of the Tempo Strategy in Highlander. You’ll notice a unique fusion of elements from multiple Highlander Archetypes, including Protect the Queen and a blend of principles from Burn and Theme Combo. “Squires throughout the realm aspire to her mix of panache and martial prowess.“ – Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale Want to play an 18/10 double strike and trample creature on turn two? Like the idea of pumping a creature for lethal… Read More »Deck Primer: RUG Sprowess in Highlander

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How to build better decks in 7 Point Highlander: Lava Spike or Burn

The Lava Spike deck aims to win by hitting the opponent with enough one-off sources of direct damage, also known as “burn”. It is very aggressive, consistent, and clear in its game plan. The Lava Spike deck would be fair (in the sense of being interactive instead of a degenerate combo deck) but for the fact that direct damage can be hard to stop. Indeed, the Lava Spike deck tries to be unfair by sidestepping common interaction like creature removal. It is geared to win the damage race, not interact, so it can struggle against life gain, faster combo decks, and problematic permanents.… Read More »How to build better decks in 7 Point Highlander: Lava Spike or Burn

Deck Primer: Affinity in 7 Point Highlander

Welcome to a deck primer on Affinity in 7 Point Highlander! In this article we will take a deep dive into Affinity, which is a representative of the Mox Aggro Archetype in Highlander. Here you will find my thoughts on the deck’s enablers, acceleration, mana base, pay offs and we’ll talk about its Resiliency and give you some tips for sideboarding. Before we get into it, huge shout out to Jacob Golding for doing the hard work in the early stages of development and gave me a list to start working with. We got a great look at his list in… Read More »Deck Primer: Affinity in 7 Point Highlander

How to build better decks in 7 Point Highlander: The Rock and Junk

The Rock is a deck that emphasises curving out midsized creatures and progressively gaining advantage on the battlefield. It plays a very fair game and balances aggression with wide-ranging interaction. One variant of the Rock is called Junk (it’s just a bit smaller and faster). After reading this article, you should have a better handle on building and beating Rock decks, which frequently appear in 7 Point Highlander as Equipment-based Midrange.  Aspects of the Rock can also appear in Value Midrange and Lands decks. Click here if you want to skip to the summary at the end of the article.… Read More »How to build better decks in 7 Point Highlander: The Rock and Junk