Pre Shards Standards tournament Deck lists

These Pre Shards Standards Magic: the Gathering Deck lists of the Tuesday, February 16 Standard (T2) #mag Trial were updated by derflippi.

1st Jund meagel Pre Shards Standards Deck
2nd UWR Control Simone[ITA] Pre Shards Standards Deck
3rd UR Runeflare rafaruggi Pre Shards Standards Deck

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1st - meagel
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Savage Lands
3 Dragonskull Summit
3 Rootbound Crag
3 Swamp
2 Mountain
3 Forest
3 Raging Ravine
2 Siege-Gang Commander
4 Bloodbraid Elf
4 Sprouting Thrinax
4 Putrid Leech
3 Great Sable Stag
4 Blightning
3 Maelstrom Pulse
2 Terminate
4 Lightning Bolt
3 Garruk Wildspeaker
2 Bituminous Blast
2 Terminate
1 Bituminous Blast
4 Goblin Ruinblaster
2 Mind Rot
2 Deathmark
2 Chandra Nalaar
2 Fleshbag Marauder

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UWR Control
2nd - Simone[ITA]
Main Deck Sideboard
3 Mountain
3 Celestial Colonnade
3 Plains
3 Island
2 Halimar Depths
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Arid Mesa
4 Glacial Fortress
3 Sphinx of Jwar Isle
4 Wall of Denial
1 Day of Judgment
2 Flashfreeze
2 Negate
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Treasure Hunt
3 Earthquake
3 Path to Exile
3 Ajani Vengeant
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Essence Scatter
1 Day of Judgment
1 Flashfreeze
1 Negate
2 Oblivion Ring
3 Luminarch Ascension
3 Baneslayer Angel
4 Spreading Seas

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UR Runeflare
3rd - rafaruggi
Main Deck Sideboard
12 Island
4 Scalding Tarn
7 Mountain
1 Trapmaker's Snare
4 Time Warp
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Howling Mine
4 Font of Mythos
4 Ponder
4 Runeflare Trap
3 Twincast
3 Into the Roil
3 Negate
3 Divination
3 Magma Spray
4 Volcanic Fallout
4 Swerve
4 Sphinx of Jwar Isle

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by Duodax on 2010-02-16 23:24 CET

why stag in jund..

by magicalmatt on 2010-02-16 23:37 CET

good in the mirror?

by ovmlcabrera on 2010-02-17 00:21 CET

0/8 cant block it , is good in mirror, vs vampires

by Tuffy on 2010-02-17 00:28 CET

Its good against control/vamps...not amazing in the mirror since it trades as a 1 for 1 all too often but its definately maindeck now.

by maogonzalez on 2010-02-17 00:40 CET

go meagel! =)

by rafaruggi on 2010-02-17 00:43 CET

I got unlucky in the semifinals, I wish I had been paired against UWR, its a very good matchup.
My matches
r1: Grixis
r2: Jund
r3: RDW (pretty close)
r4: Naya
r5: Mirror
r6: Jund

Also, my r1 opponent was a jerk.
<Ehri> u are such an absolute noob its incredible to see you playing but unfortunately this matchup is about 99-1

Learn to lose Ehri. Seriously.

by andre2008 on 2010-02-17 00:49 CET

<%Ehri> dont complain :/

by toor on 2010-02-17 02:12 CET

Him an Meagel should have a party.

by TheGODehT on 2010-02-17 02:17 CET

Rafaruggi got me in the mirror... 8-0 in games until the mirror match. xD

by MikeL123 on 2010-02-17 03:18 CET

I am shocked - shocked - to see someone with an 1800+ rating have a bad attitude about losing.

by Lat[GRC] on 2010-02-17 03:58 CET

Bad attitude in ML is overrated !

by mishimakaz on 2010-02-17 04:23 CET

Magic-league rating is important?
lul, since when was that?

by Edowardo on 2010-02-17 04:52 CET

gogo meagel

by DTrooper on 2010-02-17 05:00 CET

Ah, well, apart from those shenanigans above...

Runeflare combo is actually a pretty good deck. I was paired against rafaruggi in round 3 and both games lost I punted really badly, but he played well and around my spells, so yea. Also I was playing a pretty bad RDW list, thrown together in 3 minutes before the trial. :P

That said... even though I was mad for losing my games, I congratulated my opponent and wished him luck for the rest of the tournament. As I always do. Except once against ratonvaquero, in which he blatantly tried to cheat by not shuffling his library after a Path to Exile, but that's in the past. xD

by DARKING on 2010-02-17 06:27 CET

Metagame breakdown, by DARKING

The trial had 100 players

15 Jund (15%)
11 Grixis Control (11%)
6 UWR Control (6%)
5 Red Deck Wins (5%)
5 UW Control (5%)
4 Boros Bushwacker (4%)
4 Dark Bant Trap (4%)
4 RG Valakut Ramp (4%)
4 MonoB Vampires (4%)
3 4c Pyromancer Ascension (3%)
2 Owl (2%)
2 Barely Boros (2%)
2 Esper Control (2%)
2 Bant (2%)
2 BR Discard Aggro (2%)
2 Bant Mill (2%)
2 Mystic Bant (2%)
2 Eldrazi Green (2%)
1 WB Control (1%)
1 Zoo (1%)
1 Bant Control (1%)
1 GW Ramp (1%)
1 GWB Rock (1%)
1 GR Elves (1%)
1 Crypt-Crab (1%)
1 Naya (1%)
1 UW Allies (1%)
1 Spread'em (1%)
1 Mystic WW (1%)
1 Mystic 4c Aggro (1%)
1 WWu Allies (1%)
1 4c Sphinxes (1%)
1 Jund Ramp (1%)
1 Esper Turbo Fog/Open the Vaults (1%)
1 Turbo Fog (1%)
1 4c Aggro (1%)
1 MonoW Control (1%)
1 Open the Vaults (1%)
1 UWR Polymorph (1%)
1 Bant Allies (1%)
1 Mystic WWg (1%)

by LilDan on 2010-02-17 07:08 CET

How hard to calculate the percentages, eh?

by Blancoke on 2010-02-17 07:21 CET

congratz to meagel and simone (both undefeated)

simone, how did Halimar Depths work out for you? Is it good enough ('combo' with treasure hunt) or do you want to cut it now from your list?

by Ehri on 2010-02-17 13:42 CET

Well, i just mentioned that my opponent played very bad. For example he played 2 runeflare traps in resp so i could double negative both (this happened 3 times in the match). But as i said he still wins the match without any skill because the matchup is a bye for him.

by rafaruggi on 2010-02-17 13:57 CET

That didn't happen 3 times in the match. And you only managed to counter with double negative once, because the other times I had counter backup (as it happened in the turn that I won, when I had 2 negates and another Swerve for your counter, and you quit the game crying about how noob I am.)

I also play counters :)

by Lynolf on 2010-02-17 14:39 CET

What if your opponent, indeed, played very bad? The truth is that you lost, Ehri, so face your defeat like a man and stop crying like a baby!

by derflippi on 2010-02-17 15:21 CET

ehri, nub.

by Bantos86 on 2010-02-17 17:00 CET

@Ehri: <%Ehri> dont complain :/

by ChristPunchr on 2010-02-17 17:27 CET

I blame St. Elmo's Fire for this turn of events.

by DH on 2010-02-17 19:50 CET

Well, if someone plays two things one after another, usually it's considered like one was played and resolved, and the other played after that. Same with abilites. As far as I know.

And someone letting you do that play with Double Negative is bad.

by rafaruggi on 2010-02-17 20:53 CET

DH, Twincast + Runeflare Traps must be played together, obv. But when I played the 2 Runeflare Traps together for the first time and he played Double Negative, I would have no right to complain and say "no, I played them both separately" because the right thing to do would send one to the grave, then play the other. Yeah, I could be assuming I played them both separately, but it wouldnt be fair to complain. I'd win anyway.

by LordLink on 2010-02-18 01:51 CET

Chapin wrote a good article on losing to noobs once. They aren't good at magic, they win like 10% of their games (the ones they get lucky), why are you trying to demean them over one of their few wins? I suppose you could argue they should quit magic unless they intend to practise 8 hours a day like PV.

Go out and play Starcraft, WoW or Soccer or something Ehri and get raped by someone who's devoted effort to a different activity.

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