Pre Shards Standards tournament Deck lists

These Pre Shards Standards Magic: the Gathering Deck lists of the Tuesday, February 23 Standard (T2) #mag Trial were updated by derflippi.

1st Vampires Xerocious Pre Shards Standards Deck
2nd Jund mr_thompsom Pre Shards Standards Deck
3rd Boss Zoo TugaChampion Pre Shards Standards Deck

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1st - Xerocious
Main Deck Sideboard
15 Swamp
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Marsh Flats
4 Gatekeeper of Malakir
4 Bloodghast
3 Malakir Bloodwitch
4 Vampire Nocturnus
4 Vampire Nighthawk
4 Vampire Hexmage
4 Kalastria Highborn
2 Tendrils of Corruption
2 Urge to Feed
4 Sign in Blood
2 Mind Sludge
1 Malakir Bloodwitch
1 Tendrils of Corruption
1 Mind Sludge
4 Duress
4 Deathmark
4 Quest for the Gravelord

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2nd - mr_thompsom
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Savage Lands
2 Rootbound Crag
4 Raging Ravine
3 Mountain
3 Forest
3 Swamp
3 Dragonskull Summit
4 Sprouting Thrinax
4 Putrid Leech
2 Broodmate Dragon
4 Bloodbraid Elf
2 Siege-Gang Commander
2 Terminate
4 Lightning Bolt
3 Garruk Wildspeaker
2 Explore
4 Blightning
3 Maelstrom Pulse
1 Terminate
4 Goblin Ruinblaster
3 Duress
3 Deathmark
2 Bituminous Blast
2 Great Sable Stag

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Boss Zoo
3rd - TugaChampion
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Arid Mesa
5 Forest
3 Misty Rainforest
2 Mountain
2 Plains
1 Raging Ravine
1 Rootbound Crag
1 Sejiri Steppe
2 Stirring Wildwood
1 Tectonic Edge
2 Terramorphic Expanse
2 Birds of Paradise
4 Bloodbraid Elf
4 Knight of the Reliquary
4 Noble Hierarch
4 Ranger of Eos
1 Scute Mob
2 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Wild Nacatl
2 Ajani Vengeant
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Behemoth Sledge
1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant
3 Lightning Bolt
2 Oblivion Ring
1 Path to Exile
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Behemoth Sledge
1 Oblivion Ring
2 Baneslayer Angel
4 Cunning Sparkmage
2 Dauntless Escort
1 Goblin Guide
2 Manabarbs

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by TheGODehT on 2010-02-24 00:59 CET

Vampires? Really?

by McBallin on 2010-02-24 01:10 CET

yeah i would have beaten it to go to the top 3 but mulled to 5 game one and he had god hand game 3.

by derflippi on 2010-02-24 01:10 CET

Team Joo-o FTW!

by on 2010-02-24 01:13 CET

I don't think I can get on board with that list.
It's poised to do well in the new type two in my opinion though. It can end the game in two turns if the opportunity presents itself and runs SOME of the best single target removal in the format.
I've been finding that I have good game against UW with my vamps list too.

by McBallin on 2010-02-24 01:23 CET

4x removal is shitty, obv he drew 2x urge to feed vs me. cool

by BRAYAN on 2010-02-24 01:29 CET

nice job mr_thompsom

by kikooo on 2010-02-24 01:29 CET

Vampires beating jund O_o

by Tao on 2010-02-24 01:31 CET

Haven't seen Tuga top a standard trial in a while. And I guess the Boss Naya list LSV ran is the real deal.

by on 2010-02-24 02:56 CET

Especially since he didn't play the UWr control deck that everyone seemed to mindlessly consider the best deck. I love it. Net deck it up, who cares, but people just mindlessly going on about how great some deck is only to have it not be played by its designer at the Pro Tour AND place poorly is fucking gold.

by asamodious on 2010-02-24 03:20 CET

i ran LSV's deck to 3-1. Its quite a good deck. I lost vs valakut ramp...which is absolutely horrible for you if they get valakut active.

by neosystems on 2010-02-24 04:08 CET

"Haven't seen Tuga top a standard trial in a while. And I guess the Boss Naya list LSV ran is the real deal."

A perfect standard record in the swiss + Tom Ross being tied for 2nd best standard record in the swiss wasn't enough to convince you? :P

by P_P4E on 2010-02-24 04:14 CET

boss naya is like any other toolbox based deck. Have a great curve, the right pieces and a decent mana base you will win lots and lots of magic games.

RWG fits color wise, so it's the best version of that archtype right now. GWB is a close second.

by mrwegle on 2010-02-24 05:59 CET

I think luck missed mr_thompsom after he won me. any answer to losing vs vampires i don't have. And vs me after resolving Lavaball Trap he just played as thought as he play monodecks each turn land+creture during one game 3 trinaxes+3elf, and i drawed4th valakut while he was at 8.

by cmc on 2010-02-24 08:01 CET

Tom Ross is a scrub

by Xerocious on 2010-02-24 12:51 CET

had to beat jund 3 times to make it to the top.
sometimes you have to be lucky, and playing more threats (more than they can handle), less removal helps a lot vs control (jund).
also quest is my tricky sb-tech vs jund :) won me the final!
being on the play my jund-stats are pretty good ;)

by OldBear on 2010-02-24 14:39 CET

All thoose people who kept telling me 4 pte is a must in those lists on the forums, look very closely at LSV's list, then punch yourself in the face real hard.

by Ffancrzy on 2010-02-24 15:10 CET

I ran Chapins UW control, but had my hands full with Boss Zoo. I just couldn't keep up.

by Ffancrzy on 2010-02-24 16:52 CET

Metagame Breakdown by yours truly:

99 Participants
16 Jund (6-1)(4-1)(3-1)(3-1)(2-0)(2-1)(2-1)(1-1)(1-1)(1-1)(1-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)
11 Boss Zoo (5-1)(3-1)(2-1)(2-1)(1-1)(1-1)(1-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)
9 Bant (4-1)(2-1)(2-1)(1-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)
9 UW Control (3-1)(2-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)
5 Red Deck Wins (3-1)(1-1)(0-1)(0-1)(0-1)
4 Vampires (7-0)(1-1)(1-1)(0-1)
4 Boros Bushwacker(3-1)(2-1)(1-1)(0-1)
3 Mono Green Assault (1-1)(1-1)(1-1)
3 Tricked out WW (1-1)(0-1)(0-1)
3 Owling Mine [Runeflare Trap] (1-1)(0-1)(0-1)
2 Valakut Ramp (4-1)(1-1)
2 Star Spangled Control (2-1)(0-1)
2 Empty the Vaults (1-1)(1-1)
2 White Weenie (1-1)(0-1)
2 Mystic WWg (1-1)(0-1)
2 Dark Bant Trap (0-1)(0-1)
1 Barely Boros Allies (1-1)
1 Mono Black Crypt.dec (1-1)
1 Eldrazi Green (1-1)
1 Esper Control(0-1)
1 U/B Mill (0-1)
1 Grixis Control (0-1)
1 UW Polymorph (0-1)
1 RB Discard Aggro (0-1)
1 GBW Planeswalker control? (0-1)
1 Mono Red Valakut (0-1)
1 B/R Pinger Deathtouch (0-1)
1 W/B Aggro (0-1)
1 TurboFog/Runeflare Trap (0-1)
1 Barely Boros (0-1)
1 URWG Planeswalker control (0-1)
1 Mono White Control (0-1)
1 Illegal.dec [8 card SB] (1-1)

About half the UW control lists weren't anything like Chapin's, but I was surprised that I was the only one who had any success with it

by neosystems on 2010-02-24 18:36 CET

That's odd, considering UW Control was supposed to unfavorable for Boss Zoo (haven't tested it, but that's what LSV said in his Top 8 profile).

by Lynolf on 2010-02-24 19:03 CET

Excelent metagame breakdown, Ffancrzy! I have university now, so I won't be able to do it more often than I expected. Good work, still! ^_^

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