Deep Analysis – Temur Dynavolt Decktech

Welcome back to Deep Analysis.

I haven’t really done a full Decktech in a while but this deck interested me quite a bit.  One card that I was quite high on back when Kaladesh was released was Dynavolt Tower.

Power Up the Tower

A friend of mine, Matthew Norton, won a PPTQ on January 7th with a Temur Dynavolt list:

Temur Dynavolt by Matthew Norton

4x Thing in the Ice
4x Torrential Gearhulk

4x Attune with Aether
4x Harnessed Lightning
4x Galvanic Bombardment
4x Glimmer of Genius
4x Anticipate
4x Dynavolt Tower
3x Void Shatter
1x Negate
1x Appetite for the Unnatural

4x Island
4x Aether Hub
4x Botanical Sanctum
3x Lumbering Falls
2x Evolving Wilds
2x Spirebluff Canal
2x Mountains
1x Wandering Fumarole
1x Forest

3x Tireless Tracker
3x Ceremonius Rejection
2x Summary Dismissal
2x Radiant Flames
2x Natural State
1x Appetite for the Unnatural
1x Negate
1x Void Shatter

So why this version and not the Izzet (UR) version?

The green cards were very important to deck’s success.

Attune with Aether gives the deck multiple things.  By itself, you get a basic land and 2 Energy.  With a Tower out, you get a basic land and 4 Energy, which is dang near enough to fire the cannon once.  This gives you the ability to fix your mana and get you Energy just like the Aetherworks Marvel deck does.

What turns out to be the most important green cards are the artifact removal spells.  Appetite for the Unnatural and Natural State were important enough against Vehicle based decks and Aetherworks Marvel decks that they pushed the build from Izzet (UR) to Temur (URG).  Norton stated after the event that he would switch one rejection for one negate. Most I boarded in all day was 2 rejections. Also, one more Radiant Flames. Also, would trim all the trackers, people left in a surprising amount of removal, probably because of the things and they were always killed on sight. Probably make it 2 Jaces. Could also be Nissa, but would have to add at least one more green source…

Matthew took the deck to another Top 8 finish at a PPTQ in Cookeville, TN post Aether Revolt with a few changes.  His list is below:

4 Torrential Gearhulk

4 Dynavolt Tower

3 Anticipate
1 Appetite for the Unnatural
4 Attune with Aether
1 Confirm Suspicions
3 Disallow
4 Glimmer of Genius
4 Harnessed Lightning
2 Negate
2 Revolutionary Rebuff
4 Shock
1 Void Shatter

4 Aether Hub
4 Botanical Sanctum
2 Evolving Wilds
3 Lumbering Falls
2 Spirebluff Canal
1 Wandering Fumarole
4 Island
1 Forest
2 Mountain


1 Appetite for the Unnatural
2 Dispel
1 Natural State
1 Negate
1 Overwhelming Denial
2 Radiant Flames
1 Sphinx of the Final Word
2 Summary Dismissal
2 Thing in the Ice
2 Tireless Tracker

So if you like control with a little extra E in the tank, you might give this deck a try.


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