April 3rd Standard Master Top8 Interviews

Written by Jinete_dV on April 03, 2016


KidRiver

Name, Age, Nationality:
Andrea, 25, Italy

What deck did you play?
Mardu
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
I really don't know

How’d you prepare for the master?
Sleeping for 15 hours after playing one night and one morning prerelease

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
I want to change the sideboard and manabase , are really ugly

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Chandra, Flamecaller, Radiant Flames, To the Slaughter, Dual Shot

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Nothing

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
No , for me it is all right


Colok

Name, Age, Nationality:
Jorge Vargas, 33, Peruvian

What deck did you play?
RB midrange
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Agro-decks
 
What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
best card main deck: Goblin Dark-Dwellers
best sideboard card: Flaying Tendrils
Worst main deck card: Westvale Abbey - Ormendahl, Profane Prince
Worst sideboard card: Infinite Obliteration


Lord_Cuddles

Name, Age, Nationality:
Bruce Wayne, over 9000, Gallifreyan

What deck did you play?
Mono-blue Eldrazi
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
WB control, didn't play it.

How’d you prepare for the master?
Listened to the Hamilton Soundtrack, like a total revolutionary.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
I should have adapted the sideboard to the new meta.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Best Main: Reality Smasher // Best sideboard: Displacement Wave or Tide Drifter // Worst MB: Eldrazi Mimic //Worst SB: Welcome to the Fold

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Shoutout to the best team: NXT, and to our lord and savior Helix.

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
Make me Level 2! :D


mazaza

Name, Age, Nationality:
Peter Australian (yeah, this is 7am for me)

What deck did you play?
Bant humans, I was working on GW humans but it didn't have the punch I wanted and then I was some posts on bant and improved them (ie took what made sense to me and got rid of the rest).

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
GR eldruzi ramp, all my counters are to go against spells, not enormous creatures (also featuring that dragon for all agaes, Dragonlord Atarka!) And the one time I faced that build, I lost horribly. Against the more spell based ramp decks I did fine.

How’d you prepare for the master?
Cry, try and find a good deck, cry some more, get distracted by schoolwork, actually forget it was on this week and then finally, build this in the last hour (see wrong choice of counter spells).

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
It is pretty solid, I am also sure I could optimize it a bit and it needs more variation on the counter spells. I did toy with adding Dragonlord Ojutai but didn't do it in the end, not sure but it might be better.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
The best card is always Thalia's Lieutenant! (just having Thalia in it makes it awesome) but Collected company is close as well as reflector mage and always watching.
The best sideboard card is between negate and archangel avacyn.
The worst main deck was either declare in stone (you have to have some removal) or the four weapons (they got sided out a lot)
The worst sideboard card is lantern scout as you kind of need them but rarely want them.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Shout out to the most randomly not present at the same time team, team Channel Emrakel (Der flippi, Pg8, W1gl4f)!

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
I think that we need to have some dedicated part of the website just for masters but other than that, no, it be grand.


s0ng0

Name, Age, Nationality:
Václav    Lhotka
28
Czech Republic

What deck did you play?
GR Ramp
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
I dont know… all is playable… maybe rdw or something like aggro.

How’d you prepare for the master?
See spoiler and try upgrade my old Ramp deck.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
I dont think so… maybe some card in SB.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Main deck maybe Chandra, Flamecaller or Atarka. My best SB card is Kozilek right now. I play only good cards.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Nope

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
I dont have it.


kingslayer98

Name, Age, Nationality:
Manuel Jacob    17    Portuguese
 
What deck did you play?
Bant
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Actually, i don't belive i have a very bad match-up.
G/R ramp may be hard if they can slam an atarka turn 4 or 5 and kill 2 of my threats. Anyway i'm 2-0 against ramp today.
 
How’d you prepare for the master?
Played some testing games and a trial.
 
In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
I would still play this deck, althought it may not be the best. I designed it and i know it could be much better but i didn't figured it out before the master.
 
What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Gideon, ally of zendikar becouse it plays well both ofense and defense.
Clip wings. It helped me dealing with threats i woudnt be able to deal very easily otherwise such as archangel of tites and atarka(only the body of course)
Always watching becouse it doesnt sinergises well with the tokens, although sometimes it's good and it's a great combo with ojutai.
 
Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
To magic league!
 
Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
I think it's good. of course i would like to have more prizes, but i understand that it's not realistic, so it's fine :)


Mastikor

Name, Age, Nationality:
Oliver Mastilero, 18, Filipino

What deck did you play?
Green/White Midrange by Andrea Mengucci. I read his article and I was convinced. Thanks dude.
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
The deck is terrible vs Grixis Midrange with Goblin Dark-Dwellers. It really was an unfair matchup, everybody dies and you felt cheated because of an unanswered Jace. Good thing it was not the Master but a Trial prior to Master. My only hope was to let Archangel Avacyn do its thing but she never showed up.

How’d you prepare for the master?
Read articles and try new stuff.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
The main deck is good. Probably ill juggle some stuff at sb which depends on the meta but in this tourney everything was perfect.

What was your best card main deck? What was your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
The best card main deck is Archangel Avacyn, she's the real deal in SOI! The best sideboard card is Evolutionary Leap, it must show up against Grixis to have fair play. Everything is good in main deck, probably change some in sb like trimming clip wings and moonlight. 

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Yeeeeetsss nga Makoy!

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
It was a fast Master I experienced compared to MiRC and MWS days.

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Comments:
by mazaza on 2016-04-06 23:36 CET

How come Jinete didn't do an interview?


by S0ng0 on 2016-04-16 18:03 CET

GJ win illegal deck... gj why not...


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