The MagicGatheringStrat Show

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

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Section 2: What is happening this week on the YouTube Channel

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Saturday 9/26/2015 Sunday 9/27/2015 Monday 9/28/2015 Tuesday 9/29/2015 Wednesday 9/30/2015 Thursday 10/1/2015 Friday 10/2/2015
The Set Review Show with Vaultboyhunter Episode 6 Fallen Empires Pauper Brewers Cup Gauntlet R4 Esper Blink ifacts vs UB Teachings Pauper Pig Trinket vs White Weenie Tokens Magic Origins Sealed Deck #6 Standard Pauper Mono Black Exploit vs Boros Aggro Pauper Pig Trinket vs White Weenie Tokens Modern 2 man RG Tron vs Affinity
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Modern RG Tron vs UW Gifts Ungiven Tron Modern Project Grixis 6 vs Soul Sisters Modern Project Grixis 6 vs Azorius Land Destruction 2-man Cube Sealed #5 Match 1 vs Temur Ramp – Binkabi Modern Project Grixis 6 vs Grixis Delver Mondern Project Grixis 7 vs Living End with Deck Tech and budget Modern Mardu Tokens #1 Match 4 vs Heartless Summoning – Binkabi
Modern Project Grixis 7 vs Simic Aggro

MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 26

This week on the magicgatheringstrat.com podcast Brennon Sam and Dan talk about Standard Pauper. YouTube schedules. Classic Pauper. Brewers Cup. Pauper Gauntlet. PRE Events, World Champs, Battle for Zendikar, Zendikar Expedition.

Its a full show, and we do it all in under an hour or the episode is free.

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MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 24

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The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 23

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

If you missed us, join us Tuesday evening at 12 am Eastern for the the Live show!

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Section 2: What you may have missed

As we announced in the show, I have taken the mantel of Content Manager for the YouTube channel. With that brings a whole host of new responsibilities. Unfortunately it take a lot more of my time.
With that said, I am going to transform this article to more representative of that new role. Here is where I will show case what MagicGatheringStrat does on its various channels

So lets get into it!

YouTube: MagicGatheringStrat

Sam finished up his 7 part series for his Modern Silver Black Cube:

New Creator Showcase:
EternalGamePlayer is a newcomer to our site but he brings a powerful and popular deck. He is new and not all the recording kinks have been worked out. Despite that, I recommend watching this powerful new deck:

Quite a bit of controversy was stirred up over this week’s League match between Pierakor and Tazerdadog. What are your thoughts?

And fan favorite Binkabi shows off his latest crazy creation “Modern Tempo Thieves”:

YouTube: MagicGatheringStrat 2

For those who don’t know yet, this channel is our secondary channel. Where we put experimental and new video makers. We want to grow this site like we have grown our main channel.

Dan put in a lot of work trying to learn the format with a full battery of 4 man drafts:

Magic Origins 4 player draft UB Control vs Avaricious Dragon

Magic Origins 4 player draft Sigil of the Empty Throne

Magic Origins 4 player draft Disciple of the Ring

Magic Origins 4 player draft Shadows of the Past

Twitch: MagicGatheringStrat

Did you know you can watch full length pat broadcasts in Twitch?

http://www.twitch.tv/magicgatheringstrat/profile/past_broadcasts

Pierakor plays a game I have never seen before, XMage! It is a MTGO clone:

xmage'

If you like Mono Blue Tron, this this is a show for you:

monoutron

MagicGatheringStrat: The Podcast Ep. 23

This week on the magicgatheringstrat.com podcast Brennon is a audio wizard, Sam is sleepy, Dan is a viking, and special guest Fabian is sadangry about the changes to Pauper daily events.

All this plus Standard Pauper, Classic Pauper, Leagues, Pre, Patreon goals, and so much more.

It’s the magicgatheringstrat.com podcast, and we do it live, we do it live!!!

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The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 21

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

If you missed us, join us Tuesday evening at 12 am Eastern for the the Live show!

http://www.twitch.tv/magicgatheringstrat/

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29 Worlds

26-Jul-15
Standard · 11 Players
11 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by rremedio1

1st Mono B Exploit by amnaremotoas
2nd Token Izzet Control by Cabel
T4 Exiler by rremedio1
T4 Boros Heroic by WujekMZK
T8 Red Deck Wins by AmericanGaren
T8 Why is Cruel Revival uncommon :( by amnaremotoas
T8 Winged Weenie by Azgan
T8 mono green by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

MONO B EXPLOIT
Standard · Control
 1st by amnaremotoas in SPDC 29 Worlds (4-1)

[d]
Creatures
4 Black Cat
4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel
3 Baleful Eidolon
3 Dutiful Attendant
3 Typhoid Rats
3 Vulturous Aven
2 Disciple of Phenax
2 Gurmag Angler
2 Qarsi Sadist
Spells
4 Sign in Blood
3 Pharika’s Cure
2 Font of Return
1 Eternal Thirst
1 Read the Bones
Lands
15 Swamp
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Radiant Fountain
SIDEBOARD
4 Duress
3 Festergloom
2 Disciple of Phenax
1 Font of Return
1 Flatten
1 Pharika’s Cure
1 Feast of Dreams
1 Disowned Ancestor
1 Eternal Thirst
[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Loss:  1 – 2 vs.  Cabel  Token Izzet Control 
R2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  KyranOHyran  Mono Green Devotion 
R3:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  yelloweyes2  Mono Green 
T4:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  WujekMZK  Boros Heroic 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Cabel  Token Izzet Control

The winning deck:

EXILER
Standard · Control
 1st by rremedio1 in MPDC 29 WORLDS (5-0)

Yay Roberto!

[d]
Creatures
2 Mnemonic Wall
2 Student of Ojutai
Spells
3 Anticipate
3 Divination
3 Flurry of Horns
3 Last Breath
3 Lightning Strike
3 Magma Spray
3 Nullify
3 Treasure Cruise
2 Pillar of Light
2 Rise of Eagles
2 Voyage’s End
1 Cancel
1 Weave Fate
Lands
6 Island
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Swiftwater Cliffs
3 Mountain
3 Tranquil Cove
2 Plains
2 Wind-Scarred Crag
SIDEBOARD
4 Negate
3 Scouring Sands
2 Disdainful Stroke
1 Pillar of Light
1 Voyage’s End
1 Magma Spray
1 Last Breath
1 Lightning Strike
1 Cancel
[/d]

The MatchUps

Having been a winner in the past, though I consider you all winners, Roberto got a round 1 bye!

R1: 
R2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  evolver3  No Deck Found 
R3:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Jonder_qind  bohaterism 
T8:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  yelloweyes2  Token Izzet Control 
T4:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  JogandoPelado  Red heroic 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Jonder_qind  bohaterism 

Do not forget your league matches! Get those in as soon as you can so we can keep the fun train running.

 

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 19

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29.13

SPDC 29.14
12 July 2015
Standard · 10 Players
10 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by rremedio1 Sorry Roberto! We said it was Dr. Chris in the show.

1st MBC Exploit by Malum
2nd Boros Agro by blessior
T4 Token Izzet Control by Cabel
T4 monogreen by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

MBC EXPLOIT
Standard · Control
 1st by Malum in SPDC 29.14 (4-1)

[d]
Spells
Creatures
4 Black Cat
4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel
3 Dutiful Attendant
3 Pharika’s Chosen
3 Qarsi Sadist
3 Typhoid Rats
3 Vulturous Aven
2 Disciple of Phenax
2 Gurmag Angler
Spells
4 Sign in Blood
3 Duress
2 Font of Return
1 Eternal Thirst
1 Read the Bones
Lands
14 Swamp
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Radiant Fountain
SIDEBOARD
3 Festergloom
3 Shambling Goblin
2 Pharika’s Cure
2 Feast of Dreams
2 Disciple of Phenax
1 Duress
1 Font of Return
1 Eternal Thirst
[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Loss:  1 – 2 vs.  BrunoDogma  Monstros sensuais 
R2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  rremedio1  Waiting for Nantuko Husk 
R3:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  AmericanGaren  Red Deck Wins 
T4:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Cabel  Token Izzet Control 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  blessior  Boros Agro 

MPDC 29.13

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

1st Red heroic by JogandoPelado
2nd RG Monsters by Mrozik1141
T4 Mono Green by CleberCaroni
T4 bohaterism by Jonder_qind
T8 Mono B by chucktowner
T8 Mono-Red Heroic by IGotCareless
T8 RU.n away by Yaxarell
T8 monogreen by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

RED HEROIC
Standard · Aggro
 1st by JogandoPelado in MPDC 29.14 (6-0)

[d]
Creatures
4 Akroan Crusader
4 Borderland Marauder
4 Krenko’s Enforcer
4 Satyr Hoplite
2 Goblin Heelcutter
Spells
4 Hammerhand
4 Lightning Strike
4 Titan’s Strength
3 Inferno Fist
3 Magma Spray
3 Temur Battle Rage
2 Dragon Mantle
Lands
19 Mountain
SIDEBOARD
4 Scouring Sands
4 Dragon Fodder
4 Mardu Scout
2 Twin Bolt
1 Goblin Heelcutter
[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  yelloweyes2  monogreen 
R2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  blessior  Azorius Heroic 
R3:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Yaxarell  RU.n away 
T8:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  IGotCareless  Mono-Red Heroic 
T4:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  CleberCaroni  Mono Green 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Mrozik1141  RG Monsters 

Section 3: Magic Origins

Here are the deck lists from the show:

Brennon’s Big Green Meanies
[d]
Creatures
4 Alpine Grizzly
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Stampeding Elk Herd
4 Swordwise Centaur
2 Nessian Courser
4 Rhox Maulers
Spells
4 Aspect of Hydra
4 Epic Confrontation
4 Titanic Growth
Lands
22 Forest
Sideboard
4 Sedge Scorpion
4 Ranger’s Guile
3 Aerial Volley
3 Hunter’s Ambush
1 Alchemist’s Vial
[/d]

Sam’s Thopter Tremors
[d]
Creatures
4 Aeronaut Tinkerer
4 Aspiring Aeronaut
4 Ghirapur Gearcrafter
4 Bonded Construct
2 Ornithopter
Spells
3 Artificer’s Epiphany
4 Collateral Damage
3 Trumpet Blast
3 Anticipate
2 Treasure Cruise
4 Dragon Fodder
3 Impact Tremors
Lands
4 Swiftwater Cliffs
4 Evolving Wilds
6 Mountain
6 Island
Sideboard
15 Forest
[/d]

Section 4: Extended Pauper

What to play what to play? Do I throw away everything I hold dear and play Dimir Mill? My nemesis from the Standard Pauper Gauntlet?

Do I play flicker gate/gary and make every game take about 52 minutes? Why would I do this? How about something more me.
[d]
Creatures
4 Cloudfin Raptor
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Frostburn Weird
4 Stormbound Geist
2 Nephalia Seakite
2 Scrapskin Drake
2 Stitched Drake
Spells
4 Essence Scatter
3 Think Twice
4 Negate
3 Silent Departure
2 Mizzium Skin
1 Hands of Binding
Lands
19 Island
2 Haunted Fengraf
SIDEBOARD
3 One-Eyed Scarecrow
2 Runner’s Bane
2 Claustrophobia
2 Sidisi’s Faithful
2 Dispel
1 Silent Departure
1 Elgaud Shieldmate
1 Negate
1 Hands of Binding
[/d]

I loved this deck back then and still love the weirdly name DRAKEIRD

I call it MonoBlue Fliers.

What are you working on?

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?

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 15

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29.09

7-Jun-15
Standard · 16 Players
16 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by rremedio1

1st Mono Blue Control by tommyv
2nd HEROIC by kukikira
T4 Bad Aggro Boros by davbricar
T4 Golgari delve by gonz

The winning deck:

Mono Blue Control
Standard · Control
1st by tommyv in SPDC 29.09 (4-1)

[d]
Creatures
4 Jeskai Sage
3 Whirlwind Adept
2 Nimbus Naiad
1 Benthic Giant
1 Guardians of Meletis
1 Omenspeaker

Spells
4 Divination
4 Griptide
4 Treasure Cruise
3 Negate
3 Nullify
2 Anticipate
2 Rise of Eagles
2 Whisk Away
1 Voyage’s End

Lands
15 Island
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Radiant Fountain

Sideboard
4 Sidisi’s Faithful
4 Disdainful Stroke
4 Coral Barrier
1 Nullify
1 Negate
1 Anticipate [/d]

The Match-Ups

R1:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Loobey  Golgari Grave 
R2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  lcribeiro  Pega Fogo Cabaré 
R3:  Loss:  0 – 2 vs.  kukikira  HEROIC 
T4:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  gonz  Golgari delve 
T2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  kukikira  HEROIC 

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MPDC 29.09

8-Jun-15
Standard · 14 Players
13 Decks · ~93% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st No Tremors by gonz
2nd monoGreen by Jonder_qind
T4 Esper control by Forli
T4 BUR.n by Yaxarell

The winning deck:

No Tremors
Standard · Aggro
1st by gonz in MPDC 29.09 (5-0)

[d]
Creatures
4 Aven Skirmisher
4 Cavalry Pegasus
4 Loyal Pegasus
4 Mardu Hordechief
4 Sandsteppe Outcast
2 Selfless Cathar

Spells
4 Raise the Alarm
4 Triplicate Spirits
4 Trumpet Blast
3 War Flare
2 Lightning Strike

Lands
9 Plains
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Mountain
4 Wind-Scarred Crag

Sideboard
4 Scouring Sands
3 Erase
3 Pillar of Light
2 Act of Treason
2 Lightning Strike
1 Kill Shot [/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  lcribeiro  Pega Fogo Cabaré 
R2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Forli  Esper control 
R3:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  rremedio1  Episode 4: A New Hope 
T8:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Forli  Esper control 
T4:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  Jonder_qind  monoGreen 

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Section 3: Bant Fog by Pierakor (Pauper)

[d]
Spells
2 Ponder
2 See Beyond
4 Accumulated Knowledge
2 Arcane Denial
4 Brainstorm
3 Dawn Charm
1 Keep Watch
4 Moment’s Peace
4 Muddle the Mixture
3 Riot Control
4 Words of Wisdom
1 Quiet Disrepair

Enchantments
4 Jace’s Erasure

Lands
7 Island
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Forest
4 Plains
3 Terramorphic Expanse

Sideboard
2 Arcane Denial
1 Dawn Charm
1 Quiet Disrepair
1 Riot Control
1 Circle of Protection: Red
2 Dispel
1 Hindering Light
1 Journey to Nowhere
2 Last Breath
2 Negate
1 Rest for the Weary [/d]

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The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 14.5

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Due to scheduling issues, there will be no show this week.

Please, dry your tears and rest assured in the knowledge we will be back next week.

But I do have this!

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29.08

31-May-15
Standard · 10 Players
10 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by rremedio1

1st monoGreen by Jonder_qind
2nd Azor’s Heroes by AmericanGaren
T4 Izzet Control by beatnik bobby
T4 monoGreen by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

MONOGREEN
Standard · Aggro
1st by Jonder_qind in SPDC 29.08 (4-1)

[d]
Creatures
4 Alpine Grizzly
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Glade Watcher
4 Stampeding Elk Herd
4 Swordwise Centaur
2 Aerie Bowmasters
2 Frontier Mastodon
2 Nessian Courser
Spells
4 Aspect of Hydra
4 Epic Confrontation
4 Titanic Growth
Lands
18 Forest
4 Evolving Wilds

SIDEBOARD
4 Savage Punch
3 Sedge Scorpion
3 Plummet
2 Hunter’s Ambush
1 Naturalize [/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  karakusk  Blue Black 
R2:  Loss:  1 – 2 vs.  yelloweyes2  monoGreen 
R3:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  johnnyinabucket  Double U Dubya 
T4:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  beatnik bobby  Izzet Control 
T2:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  AmericanGaren  Azor’s Heroes 

Interesting to note is the fact that this deck lost to the other mono-green deck.

YellowEyes then went on to lose to Beatnik Bobby’s Izzet Control in R3 and AmericanGaren’s Azor’s Heroes in T4. However, you can see that Jonder_quin subsequently beat Beatnik and AmericanGaren in the following rounds.

Lets look at the two and see what could have been the difference:

compare

I highlighted the differences.

As you can see, Garen’s had fewer lands, but Jonder’s had 4 Evolving Wilds (which I don’t agree with but that is my opinion). Could Garen have been mana screwed more times than Jonder and thus leading to the deck’s defeat?

My other biggest concern with Garen’s deck is the Oathsworn. [c]Setessan Oathsworn[/c] is only good if you can make it heroic, and you will have to do it TWICE to make it better than a Nessian Courser. Why would I waste my my time when I can have a 3/3 hit the ground and be ready to fight immediately?

What do you think?

MPDC 29.08

1-Jun-15
Standard · 16 Players
15 Decks · ~94% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 4 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

1st tokens v2 (no sb) by karakusk
2nd Heroic cruise by Forli
T4 Red Alert by goomy1
T4 People Fly by rremedio1

The winning deck:

TOKENS V2 (NO SB)
Standard · Aggro
1st by karakusk in MPDC 29.08 (5-0)

[d]
Creatures
4 Aven Skirmisher
4 Mardu Hordechief
4 Sandsteppe Outcast
2 Selfless Cathar
Spells
4 Dragon Fodder
4 Impact Tremors
4 Raise the Alarm
4 Triplicate Spirits
3 War Flare
2 Collateral Damage
2 Lightning Strike
2 Rush of Battle
Lands
8 Plains
5 Mountain
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Wind-Scarred Crag
SIDEBOARD
3 Island
3 Plains
3 Swamp
3 Mountain
3 Forest [/d]

No sideboard, I just wanted a placeholder for a more consistent look.

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  yelloweyes2  monoGreen 
R2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  gwyned  GB Constellation 
R3:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  goomy1  Red Alert 
T4:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  goomy1  Red Alert 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Forli  Heroic cruise

Section 3: The Community League

Well, week 3 has come and gone and I am now 2 – 1 – 0

The first week I won against Affinity, the second week, I lost to Dimir Control, and this week I won versus Rhystic Tron.

The first 2 weeks I went with Turbo Exhume. The deck is crazy and explosive and fun to play. However, in a solidly Swamp heavy meta, I decided to go a different route:

Mono White by Deluxeicoff
[d]
Creatures
4 Doomed Traveler
4 Order of Leitbur
4 Soul Warden
4 Squadron Hawk
4 Suture Priest
Instant
4 Guardians’ Pledge
4 Raise the Alarm
Sorcery
4 Battle Screech
1 Cenn’s Enlistment
Enchantment
4 Journey to Nowhere
Land
19 Plains
4 Quicksand

Sideboard

3 Cloudshift
4 Lumithread Field
3 Prismatic Strands
2 Rune of Protection: Red
3 Standard Bearer [/d]

The deck is a lot of fun and I used the Order of Leitbur’s pump ability way more often than I thought I would.

So, a tip of the hat to Deluxeicoff for this solid build.

How have the rest of you done?

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 14

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

SPDC 29.07

24-May-15
Standard · 20 Players
20 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by DrChrisBakerDC

1st Mono Blue Control by DrChrisBakerDC
2nd Izzet Control by beatnik bobby
T4 Bad Aggro Boros by davbricar
T4 Dashing Dashers by johnnyinabucket
T8 GREEN SMASH by chcltthndridn
T8 monoGreen by Jonder_qind
T8 Izzet Control by tazerdadog
T8 G.W.2 by yelloweyes2

The winning deck:

MONO BLUE CONTROL
Standard · Control
1st by DrChrisBakerDC in SPDC 29.07 (6-0)

[d]
Creatures
4 Jeskai Sage
4 Whirlwind Adept
1 Nimbus Naiad
1 Palace Familiar
Spells
4 Divination
4 Griptide
4 Nullify
4 Treasure Cruise
3 Rise of Eagles
2 Anticipate
2 Negate
1 Cancel
1 Voyage’s End
1 Whisk Away
Lands
16 Island
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Radiant Fountain

SIDEBOARD
4 Sidisi’s Faithful
4 Coral Barrier
3 Disdainful Stroke
2 Voyage’s End
2 Negate
[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  davbricar  Bad Aggro Boros 
R2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  br_laern  bg ramp 
R3:  Loss:  1 – 2 vs.  Bender_The_Great  UB_Devotion 
T8:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  br_laern  bg ramp 
T4:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Grunker  UB Merchant 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  davbricar  Bad Aggro Boros 

mgs 14 (1)

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SPDC 29.07

MPDC 29.07

25-May-15
Standard · 21 Players
21 Decks · 100% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by rremedio1

1st tokens by karakusk
2nd Bad Aggro Boros by davbricar
T4 UB Merchant by Grunker
T4 monoGreen by Jonder_qind
T8 UB_Devotion by Bender_The_Great
T8 bg ramp by br_laern
T8 WUB by Nagi_Bultra
T8 Dash by slagel79

The winning deck:

TOKENS
Standard · Aggro
1st by karakusk in MPDC 29.07 (5-1)

[d]
Creatures
4 Aven Skirmisher
4 Mardu Hordechief
4 Sandsteppe Outcast
Spells
4 Dragon Fodder
4 Impact Tremors
4 Raise the Alarm
4 Triplicate Spirits
4 War Flare
3 Collateral Damage
2 Lightning Strike
2 Rush of Battle
Lands
8 Plains
5 Mountain
4 Evolving Wilds
4 Wind-Scarred Crag

SIDEBOARD

[/d]

The MatchUps

R1:  Win:  2 – 1 vs.  davbricar  Bad Aggro Boros 
R2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  br_laern  bg ramp 
R3:  Loss:  1 – 2 vs.  Bender_The_Great  UB_Devotion 
T8:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  br_laern  bg ramp 
T4:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  Grunker  UB Merchant 
T2:  Win:  2 – 0 vs.  davbricar  Bad Aggro Boros 

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MPDC 29.07

The MagicGatheringStrat Show, Ep. 13

Section 1: This week in Standard Pauper

Section 2: Player run events

MPDC 29.06
18 May 2015
Standard · 16 Players
14 Decks · ~88% Reported
3 rounds Swiss
Top 8 playoff
Hosted by gwyned

Here are the matchups:

1st copied monogreen by milegyenanevem
2nd Izzet Control by beatnik bobby
T4 Izzeting you by JorgeJacoh
T4 Ksco Merchant by Papieru
T8 Golgari delve by gonz
T8 Winter Greenier by KyranOHyran
T8 Lo Pan’s Room by rremedio1
T8 Deck not found** by WujekMZK

Cruise Watch: 2015
1st Place: 0 Cruise
2nd Place: 4 Cruise
3rd Place: 4 Cruise
4th Place: 3 Cruise

My goodness, all that green! Not a single Treasure Cruise in sight for this winner.

The winning deck:

COPIED MONOGREEN
Standard · Unclassified
1st by milegyenanevem in MPDC 29.06 (5-1)

R1: Win: ‘2 – 1 vs. SeiryuAzuma UR Control
R2: Loss: ‘0 – 2 vs. Papieru Ksco Merchant
R3: Win: ‘2 – 1 vs. KyranOHyran Winter Greenier
T8: Win: ‘2 – 0 vs. rremedio1 Lo Pan’s Room
T4: Win: ‘2 – 0 vs. Papieru Ksco Merchant
T2: Win: ‘2 – 0 vs. beatnik bobby Izzet Control

Only loss was to a Merchant Cruise deck. Pretty dominant.

Interestingly enough, this was Beatnik Bobby’s only loss in the tournament. They were 4-1 and 5-0 respectively. That means they both ended with 5-1 scores.

We went over the deck last week so instead, I want to bring you something different.

Now you may peruse the presentation at your leisure.

So, what changes are you making for the next round of the League?