Today we introduce Team Puzzle Quest member and Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame member, Paul Rietzl. These members are sponsored Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest players at Pro Tour events in 2017. Please follow them on Twitter and watch them compete at events via Twitch. Be sure to keep an eye out for Owen Turtenwald, Reid Duke and Huey Jensen from Team Puzzle Quest in a couple of weeks at the World Championship in Boston, MA.

Team Member Name: Paul Rietzl

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Twitter Handle: @PaulRietzl

Top Pro Tour Results: Pro Tour Amsterdam 2010 Champion, 3rd place 2015 World Championship, Top 8 finishes at Pro Tours in Honolulu, Paris and Dublin. Winner at GP Mexico City 2012, GP San Jose 2012.

Favorite Planeswalker in Magic: Puzzle Quest: Ob-Nixilis, Reignited

Your Go-To Card in Magic: Puzzle Quest: Metalwork Colossus, Stir the Sands, Unlicensed Disintegration, Tidy Conclusion, Unholy Hunger, Grip of Desolation, Final Reward, Cradle of the Accursed, Mage Ring Network, and Cartouche of Ambition.

My go to card in this deck is actually Ob Nixilis’ ultimate, Forbidden Knowledge. It deals 8 damage when any player draws a card, and is capable of winning the game on its own. The rest of the deck concentrates on destroying all the opponent’s creatures to let the ultimate do its job. The only creatures are Metalwork Colossus and Stir the Sands, both of which are very mana efficient. Cartouche of Ambition is in the deck simply because lifelink is one of the most powerful abilities in Puzzle Quest, especially in those long matches vs opponents with hundreds of life points.

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