Welcome to DCM’s very first deck tech, featuring Taigam, Ojutai Master! I’m excited to share this creation with you guys. This is a super fun deck to play. It can be proactive while offering tons of interaction with your opponent. In this video, I break down what this deck is trying to accomplish, key cards that enable that game plan, and some notable exclusions in the list.

Link to the decklist used in the video: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/taigam-ojutai-master-tempo/

Taigam, Ojutai Master offers a lot of interesting deckbuilding paths. You can go all-in and try to abuse Taigam or make it a more value-oriented build. You can focus on taking extra turns or drawing extra cards or just keeping your opponent’s side of the board clear.

My deck is built more to abuse Taigam than anything else. Normally in a UW deck I would run cards like Detention Sphere, but here I don’t because it’s not an instant or sorcery and therefore can’t be rebounded.

This deck is great against creature decks that can present just a single large blocker to try to deal with Taigam. I have many ways for Taigam to be unblockable or to remove the blocker during the declare attackers step. It is less effective against decks with many threats, or heavy control decks that don’t allow me to resolve Taigam in the first place. But if Taigam does resolve against a control deck, I’m in a very good position to win due to all my spells being uncounterable.

There are a few extra turns cards in here, but I wanted every spell in the deck to be playable on its own rather than only good if I’m already successfully attacking with Taigam (i.e. “winning”).

Tyler Kimble

Tyler is the founder of Duelcaster Mage and has been playing Magic obsessively since 1999. He's a part-time engineer currently living a nomadic life traveling the world with his lovely girlfriend Linda. In 2015, his transitioned his full-time office job to a part-time, remote gig, donated or sold nearly all his possessions, and bought a one-way ticket to Belize to start a crazy adventure with no real plan or itinerary. Two years later, Tyler and Linda are still traveling the world, learning new languages, savoring tasty local cuisine, seeing some incredible sights, and making the oddest of friends in the oddest of places.

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