Shadowbee has been a commonly seen member of the community for years, but I don't think I can say the same for the deck they decided to play in today's Goat Format Championship event. It's definitely left me wondering if maybe his favorite Batman villain is Poison Ivy? Say hello to Plant Aggro in Goat Format!
Many players in our events choose to play the best decks they can get their hands on, whether it be Chaos Turbo, Warriors, Panda Burn, or something else. Every so often, though, we get payers who just want to try something different. In these cases, its a good idea to browse our website's deck library, which is exactly what Shadowbee did! Of course, he put his own touches on the list presented on our site, which he explains below.
I've been playing this format off and on since 2012ish and I've never really found the deck that I felt like "This is my deck". Some decks bore me, some decks require a lot of play time to learn lines and corner cases to the deck and unfortunately I don't have that time to dedicate. After playing Warriors in a GFC in early 2022, going 2-2 against some of the best Goat players in the world, I settled on Aggro but hated how stressful the deck felt to play. I was looking at GoatFormat.com's deck section one night, saw Plants, saw an idea for aggressive Plant decks, and the lightbulb went off. I've been working on the deck off and on ever since.
Despite describing his own deck as a "C or D" tier strategy, Shadowbee had a very respectable record, all things considered. He's definitely shown the world that the deck has potential, and I'm excited to see where he takes it from here!
Honestly, despite the sting of losing relatively close to moving on to Day 2, I'm over the moon about how the deck played and how I played. Nobody is a slouch in these huge events and you have to be on it every single game, every single match. My wins were against Warrior, 2 Turbo decks, and Chaos Control. My losses were against Panda Lockdown and Detox Goat Control. I don't know if I would say anything was fascinating to the reader, but I'm sure opponents were caught off-guard and I've already had some people commenting on how well I did, so that honestly feels good in-and-of-itself.
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