Pre Shards Standards tournament Deck lists

These Pre Shards Standards Magic: the Gathering Deck lists of the Monday, January 12 Standard (T2) MWS Trial were updated by derflippi.

1st RW Vengeant Lark Verdana Pre Shards Standards Deck
2nd Ub Faeries Fleri Pre Shards Standards Deck
Top4 Mono Red Goblins P1n Pre Shards Standards Deck
Top4 Bant Aggro JGMattos Pre Shards Standards Deck

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RW Vengeant Lark
1st - Verdana
Main Deck Sideboard
1 Flame Javelin
3 Ajani Vengeant
4 Incinerate
4 Spectral Procession
3 Reveillark
3 Siege-Gang Commander
4 Mogg Fanatic
1 Burrenton Forge-Tender
4 Knight of Meadowgrain
4 Figure of Destiny
4 Ranger of Eos
4 Reflecting Pool
2 Mountain
2 Rustic Clachan
4 Windbrisk Heights
2 Mutavault
4 Battlefield Forge
4 Rugged Prairie
3 Plains
4 Fulminator Mage
2 Wrath of God
3 Unmake
2 Blaze
1 Ajani Vengeant
3 Burrenton Forge-Tender

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Ub Faeries
2nd - Fleri
Main Deck Sideboard
2 Infest
2 Terror
3 Broken Ambitions
3 Thoughtseize
4 Cryptic Command
4 Bitterblossom
4 Agony Warp
4 Scion of Oona
2 Vendilion Clique
4 Mistbind Clique
4 Spellstutter Sprite
1 Swamp
3 Island
4 Mutavault
4 Faerie Conclave
4 Underground River
4 Secluded Glen
4 Sunken Ruins
2 Puppeteer Clique
2 Sower of Temptation
2 Glen Elendra Archmage
4 Flashfreeze
2 Infest
2 Terror
1 Thoughtseize

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Mono Red Goblins
Top4 - P1n
Main Deck Sideboard
3 Dragon Fodder
2 Lash Out
4 Shock
4 Flame Javelin
4 Incinerate
4 Mogg Fanatic
4 Boggart Ram-Gang
4 Tattermunge Maniac
4 Mudbrawler Cohort
23 Mountain
4 Goblin King
2 Goblin Assault
3 Chaotic Backlash
4 Vexing Shusher
2 Lash Out
4 Moonglove Extract

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Bant Aggro
Top4 - JGMattos
Main Deck Sideboard
3 Negate
3 Snakeform
4 Bant Charm
4 Cryptic Command
3 Elspeth Knight-Errant
4 Shorecrasher Mimic
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Jhessian Infiltrator
4 Rhox War Monk
4 Rafiq of the Many
1 Forest
1 Adarkar Wastes
2 Treetop Village
1 Mystic Gate
4 Yavimaya Coast
2 Brushland
3 Flooded Grove
4 Reflecting Pool
1 Wooded Bastion
4 Seaside Citadel
3 Remove Soul
3 Guttural Response
3 Cloudthresher
4 Flashfreeze
1 Negate
1 Snakeform

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by Verdana on 2009-01-13 02:14 CET

wow that mono red goblins deck is the real deal.

by MistyFatDog on 2009-01-13 02:37 CET

mono red goblins???? really?????//

by aldaryn on 2009-01-13 02:43 CET

needs moar siege-gang

by R4nd0m on 2009-01-13 03:03 CET


by JGMattos on 2009-01-13 03:14 CET

thanx to Boddl to create this bant list , its really fun to play with it, especially when u have mimics and rafiq together :P

by aldaryn on 2009-01-13 03:19 CET

the bant deck my friend has built, except not quite that pimped out, it's very fun when it gets going, and should get even better from noble hierarch

by Weedmonkey on 2009-01-13 03:26 CET

That monored goblins deck is a pile and a half :/

by curly on 2009-01-13 03:33 CET

sorta like verdana's list..

by aldaryn on 2009-01-13 03:37 CET

if you think it sucks, maybe justify what's so bad about it? plz k thx bye

by Zuzarte on 2009-01-13 03:48 CET

verdana´s list lol

by rdeg87 on 2009-01-13 04:05 CET

Whats wrong with Verdana's list. This is the second trial he's won with the exact same list excluding sb.
Do you guys even know what your talking about

by aldaryn on 2009-01-13 05:51 CET

why are you guys even playing here? don't you think it would be great if we could collaborate constructively to become better players? how does "your list sucks" help anyone? all we know is that he's won two trials with his list and you have nothing to back up your statement. i'd love to see some money in that pretty mouth of yours

by Weedmonkey on 2009-01-13 06:12 CET

Verdana's list is fine; curly's just a worthless troll.

The goblins deck runs pitifully small creatures that don't have any evasion unless the King's around, you're using to burn creatures instead of your opponent's head (yes, this has been tested), the speed of the deck isn't faster than Kithkin, the deck rolls over to Burrenton Forge-Tender...shall I go on aldaryn?

by ik on 2009-01-13 06:44 CET

verds list changed slightly... it was 4 seige gang 3 ranger before lol

by curly on 2009-01-13 07:17 CET

Weedmonkey that was not nice, are you still sore about the gay remarks? also uh nice 1x flame javelon...i mean a 4th ajani just must be horrible

by Kurimao on 2009-01-13 10:30 CET

the deck rolls over to Burrenton Forge-Tender

That's why moonglove extract is in his sb.

by TugaChampion on 2009-01-13 10:33 CET

curly you have no clue of what you're talking about. 4 Ajani is too much in most match ups. He actually has the 4th one in the side for what matters. Flame Javelin (not javelon btw) is the 5th burn spell and it kills Mistbind. The only thing I don't like is the mutavaults because I don't think the mana base can support it (and I played 3 mutavaults in kithkin not that here they hurt you much more but kithkin needed it against 5c but this already beats 5c) and specially the lack of Flamekin Harbringer.

I play +1 Flame Javelin +1 flamekin harbringer -1 siege gang -1 Knight of Meadowgrain in the main and no mutavault nor clachan in the side.

by P1n on 2009-01-13 11:36 CET

I rolled over kithkins when I blew moongloves on the forge tenders head
I lost to the faeries, and my opponent knows that well, for the 2 times 3rd land screw over 3 turns...
Things like this happen, but I am pretty confident about this deck... But I need to upgrade sb anyway...

by TugaChampion on 2009-01-13 13:01 CET

When you play that deck you have to ask yourself: is this better than the more usual monored deck with demigod/siege-gang, gauger, stigma lasher/shusher (to me lasher is the obv choice)? The answer is probably not. You play worse cards on their own (maniac, cohort and goblin king) so you'll tend to overextend more and lose to wog or have those worse cards without goblin king so it's worse than monored. You have less late game because you don't have cards like demigod or siege gang.
Yes it can win. I mean any deck with fast creatures and burn can always win. But it's not the best option. Oh and you say you trumped kithkin? Well Forge-Tender is not the main reason kithkin owns mono red. It's a little card called spectral procession which makes 3 flying guys.

by deviant on 2009-01-13 14:29 CET

Oh fuck you Nick. Now everyone and their mother are going to go all "OMG I'LL PLAY SEVENTEEN FUCKING LD SPELLS IN MY SB" and how am I going to play 5c pile then?

Seriously though, that deck is da shit. I hope everyone disagrees so I'll only have to lose to him and fae ;)

by Zuzarte on 2009-01-13 14:54 CET

we all know verdana is an ass..

btw winning 2 trails means nothing..especially this one lol

got to stop dropin´at 3-0 to win some trails :P

by JGMattos on 2009-01-13 15:22 CET

by Zuzarte on 2009-01-13 09:54 EST

we all know verdana is an ass..

btw winning 2 trails means nothing..especially this one lol

got to stop dropin´at 3-0 to win some trails :P

wow, u talk like if u were a big pro , it might be, but still show some respect for the players in here, btw if win 2 trials means nothing for u , why u wanna start stop droppin it and win? xD

by Zuzarte on 2009-01-13 15:25 CET

winning 3 trials means something to me JGMATTOS :p

btw zuzarte = nub and troll

by P1n on 2009-01-13 15:41 CET

Answer to Tugachampion

the main thing about the deck is the early game, it really kicks ass. 1st turn maniac, 2 nd cohort and 3rd goblin king, it's just awesome, much faster than the default mono red

by Verdana on 2009-01-13 16:00 CET

thing is that stuff like a t1 fanatic puts you already in a very bad position.

by TugaChampion on 2009-01-13 16:04 CET

yup I mean dragonstorm can go mountain rite rite rite rite dragonstorm and doesn't even need the 7th card but it won't always happen.

The default mono red has more late game and since there are no combo in T2, aggro decks need to have late game options instead of going all in.

by aldaryn on 2009-01-13 17:54 CET

i'll sift through this junk later, but to weedmonkey, i was more talking about people bashing the winning list, but i think you make good points about the goblin deck, yes :P

by Benobi on 2009-01-13 19:10 CET

I don't see why everyone's hating on gobbo's; regardless of whether or not you think the deck is good, give the guy some credit for making his own deck rather than just grabbing the latest netdeck off the intertron.

by P1n on 2009-01-13 20:06 CET

well thank you Benobi
But Lame is the original mentor of that mono colored pile
it's a funny deck nonetheless

by Vedrfolner on 2009-01-13 22:05 CET

If I were to make a Goblin deck, I wouldn't even consider going monored. The deck needs black and some other synergy than Goblin King and a bunch of small, ugly, cowardly, dumb creatures.

At least, splashing black the deck could make those small, ugly, cowardly, dumb creatures a bit bigger still by adding Mad Auntie.

by dragon1299 on 2009-01-14 00:17 CET

Benobi, is that you from tcg, haven't seen you here b4? If it is, leave it you to stick up for the mono colored deck :p

I do think the list would be improved on by adding some black.

by Shindeiru on 2009-01-14 13:48 CET

zuzarte is a pro so stfu plz.

I aggre with Tugay in the changes of because i play a similar list. Rustic clachan is no good in RW lark, so has mutavault (Because you tend to get a little screw and you need double WW on the second turn most of the times)
I play Magma spray over Incinerate and i think its better but thats a matter of opinion. And 1 flamekin is needed.


by Verdana on 2009-01-14 13:59 CET

I tested a flamekin and all he did was slow me down. I don't deem it necessary.

by on 2009-01-15 00:43 CET

Are the infests necessary main with that much spot removal? Or are they justified because the matchups that they are dead in are already good for you (like 5cc). Also, How important are Vendilion cliques? I love them in extended but isn't sower better here?

by on 2009-01-15 01:01 CET


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by on 2009-01-16 12:57 CET

Good job Verdana
third consecutive first placing with the same deck!

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