The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 18

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29.13

5-Jul-15
Standard · 17 Players
17 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by DrChrisBakerDC

1st RG Monsters by Jebit
2nd RG Aggro by Mrozik1141
T4 Jeskai Control by DrChrisBakerDC
T4 Ah não, Criolo não by lcribeiro
T8 Bad Aggro Boros by davbricar
T8 bohaterism by Jonder_qind
T8 Rise and Fall by rremedio1
T8 monogreen by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

RG MONSTERS
Standard · Aggro
 1st by Jebit in SPDC 29.13 (6-0)

[d]
Spells
Creatures
4 Alpine Grizzly
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Hardened Berserker
4 Sabertooth Outrider
3 Hooting Mandrills
3 Ill-Tempered Cyclops
3 Stampeding Elk Herd
Spells
4 Lightning Strike
3 Fall of the Hammer
2 Epic Confrontation
2 Temur Battle Rage
2 Titanic Growth
Lands
9 Forest
8 Mountain
4 Evolving Wilds
1 Rugged Highlands
SIDEBOARD
3 Ranger’s Guile
3 Barrage of Boulders
3 Sedge Scorpion
2 Scouring Sands
2 Magma Spray
2 Conifer Strider
[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  tommyv  Mono Blue Control 
R2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Mrozik1141  RG Aggro 
R3:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Jonder_qind  bohaterism 
T8:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  yelloweyes2  monogreen 
T4:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  DrChrisBakerDC  Jeskai Control 
T2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Mrozik1141  RG Aggro 

MPDC 29.13

6-Jul-15
Standard · 13 Players
11 Decks · ~85% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st RG Monsters by Mrozik1141
2nd Timer be my Friend by rremedio1
T4 Deck not found** by chucktowner
T4 BUR.n by Yaxarell

The winning deck:

RG MONSTERS
Standard · Aggro
 1st by Mrozik1141 in MPDC 29.13 (4-1)

[d]
Creatures
4 Alpine Grizzly
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Hardened Berserker
4 Sabertooth Outrider
3 Hooting Mandrills
3 Stampeding Elk Herd
1 Conifer Strider
Spells
4 Temur Battle Rage
3 Fall of the Hammer
3 Titanic Growth
2 Lightning Strike
2 Tormenting Voice
2 Twin Bolt
Lands
9 Forest
8 Mountain
4 Evolving Wilds
SIDEBOARD
3 Barrage of Boulders
3 Ranger’s Guile
3 Sedge Scorpion
2 Invasive Species
2 Hammerhand
1 Conifer Strider
1 Fall of the Hammer
[/d]

Unfortunately, at the time of writing this article, no match ups were available.

Section 3: Magic Origins

So, we have the full set spoiled and lots of powerful cards are included.

So, how can we boost an existing deck?

I think an easy call is to add Auramancer to the Boros Heroic deck for some sweet recursion.

But what cards, if any, transform an existing deck and make it better?

I think [c]Infectious Bloodlust[/c] makes the Boros Heroic deck even better! You already want to swing in. You want to cast enchantments. You want to be able to replace cards you lose. This card makes that deck have a lot more resiliency.

Lets look at Jonder-qind’s deck
[d]
Creatures
4 Akroan Skyguard
4 Satyr Hoplite
4 Wingsteed Rider
3 Hopeful Eidolon
3 Lagonna-Band Trailblazer
Spells
4 Dragon Mantle
4 Feat of Resistance
4 Gods Willing
4 Titan’s Strength
2 Chosen by Heliod
2 Inferno Fist
2 Temur Battle Rage
Lands
9 Plains
7 Mountain
4 Wind-Scarred Crag
[/d]

If we add in [c]Infectious Bloodlust[/c]:

[d]
Creatures
4 Akroan Skyguard
4 Satyr Hoplite
4 Wingsteed Rider
3 Hopeful Eidolon
3 Lagonna-Band Trailblazer
Spells
4 Dragon Mantle
4 Feat of Resistance
4 Gods Willing
4 Titan’s Strength
4 Infectious Bloodlust
2 Temur Battle Rage
Lands
9 Plains
7 Mountain
4 Wind-Scarred Crag
[/d]

You lose the draw from the Heliod’s, but you gain the ability to go get a card.

What do you think?