Pre Shards Standards tournament Deck lists

These Pre Shards Standards Magic: the Gathering Deck lists of the Tuesday, March 9 Standard (T2) #mag Trial were updated by DARKING.

1st Jund apocchime Pre Shards Standards Deck
2nd Jund Ekop Pre Shards Standards Deck
top4 Red-black Deck Wins Florasten Pre Shards Standards Deck
top4 MonoR Goblins EMerbaum Pre Shards Standards Deck

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1st - apocchime
Main Deck Sideboard
2 Garruk Wildspeaker
3 Maelstrom Pulse
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Blightning
1 Broodmate Dragon
3 Great Sable Stag
3 Siege-Gang Commander
4 Putrid Leech
4 Sprouting Thrinax
4 Bloodbraid Elf
3 Forest
3 Swamp
4 Raging Ravine
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Savage Lands
3 Rootbound Crag
3 Dragonskull Summit
2 Mountain
2 Terminate
1 Great Sable Stag
4 Deathmark
4 Goblin Ruinblaster
2 Mind Rot
3 Malakir Bloodwitch
1 Chain Reaction

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2nd - Ekop
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Forest
3 Swamp
3 Mountain
4 Dragonskull Summit
4 Raging Ravine
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Savage Lands
4 Putrid Leech
2 Broodmate Dragon
3 Siege-Gang Commander
4 Sprouting Thrinax
4 Bloodbraid Elf
3 Terminate
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Blightning
4 Maelstrom Pulse
2 Bituminous Blast
3 Mind Rot
4 Great Sable Stag
4 Deathmark
2 Basilisk Collar
2 Burst Lightning

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Red-black Deck Wins
top4 - Florasten
Main Deck Sideboard
2 Lavaclaw Reaches
4 Dragonskull Summit
4 Swamp
11 Mountain
1 Arid Mesa
1 Marsh Flats
4 Goblin Guide
4 Hell's Thunder
4 Ball Lightning
3 Plated Geopede
4 Hellspark Elemental
3 Burst Lightning
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Blightning
3 Terminate
4 Searing Blaze
3 Unstable Footing
3 Goblin Ruinblaster
3 Earthquake
4 Deathmark
2 Quenchable Fire

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MonoR Goblins
top4 - EMerbaum
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Scalding Tarn
12 Mountain
4 Arid Mesa
2 Teetering Peaks
2 Tectonic Edge
4 Warren Instigator
4 Goblin Chieftain
4 Goblin Guide
4 Siege-Gang Commander
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Mark of Mutiny
4 Act of Treason
4 Dragon Fodder
4 Burst Lightning
3 Ricochet Trap
3 Unstable Footing
2 Relic of Progenitus
2 Chandra Nalaar
1 Earthquake
4 Goblin Ruinblaster

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by Mizukage on 2010-03-10 06:11 CET



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by chuly on 2010-03-10 06:53 CET


by ShoGunZ on 2010-03-10 06:54 CET

seriuosly jund is getting kinda old ppl common any1 have any brains to play sumthing else?? anyhow gratz to 1st place..

by wizmo on 2010-03-10 07:36 CET

nice job florasten

by mishimakaz on 2010-03-10 07:38 CET

Why is there only 2 Tectonic Edge in the Goblins deck?

by lebreu on 2010-03-10 08:09 CET

Congrats Ekop for 2nd.

Good to have played with you.

by tchiseen on 2010-03-10 08:50 CET

Where's the meta breakdown! Curious to see how many bant/naya decks were run.

by Mitchmachine on 2010-03-10 10:58 CET

count them up

by warwizard87 on 2010-03-10 11:41 CET

the reason there is so many jund decks is ummmm becouse it wins?

by Ekop on 2010-03-10 12:38 CET

jund...too...strong :D

by Eldariel on 2010-03-10 13:03 CET

It also loses, Warwizard. The reason it ends up on top of the standings is because there are enough of it to ride its statistical position to victory consistently.

You might notice how same player very rarely wins with Jund. Jund isn't the kind of deck you play to victory; either the deck wins without much input from you or it crashes and burns without you being able to do anything.

Jund is frankly much like AiR; put your money to the machine and hope you win. Too bad the so many play it, frankly; the metagame could be much more interesting with skill-intensive decks dominating.

by TugaChampion on 2010-03-10 13:14 CET

I have to agree with eldariel to a certain extent. it's way more consistent then AIR. But it's pretty skill unintensive and very random.

by mchosa on 2010-03-10 14:38 CET

go gophers

by Ryk on 2010-03-10 15:17 CET

LOL gobbos in t2 ...

by doublegg on 2010-03-10 15:40 CET

And what about the guy that made top 8 in five starcity tournaments and won 4 of them with jund?:) Probably just luck.

by warwizard87 on 2010-03-10 15:58 CET

it has to be better then air cuz i love me some air thoughi was betterwith air then most people just becouse i am never afraid of mully to oblivion lol but jund is obv a busted deck in t2. it allows more skilled players to play a deck thats decision trees are for the most part intuitive. skill + intiuitive deck = wins. its not like they are playing a deck that completly goes on auto piolet every game every time. like dredge.

oh and lol mono red goblins, dude you got soem balls, and wtg XD i <3 it.

by brimstone on 2010-03-10 17:31 CET

Dredge is one of the hardest decks in 1.x to play...

by gypsy on 2010-03-10 18:28 CET

by doublegg on 2010-03-10 10:40 EST

And what about the guy that made top 8 in five starcity tournaments and won 4 of them with jund?:) Probably just luck.

im pretty sure there is no such person

by toor on 2010-03-10 18:48 CET

He won one of them with Jund. And 3 of them with UB Faeries. I believe the 5th was a legacy top 8.

by Eldariel on 2010-03-10 19:35 CET

warwizard: Let's see some name-player win anything relevant with Jund and we'll talk. As it stands, it seems to me like anyone, regardless of skill level (well, as long as you aren't actually on the FNM-level), can pick up Jund, make sufficiently correct decisions and win or lose randomly.

I mean, what's the last Standard GP or PT where a known pro won with Jund? Generally it's your average no-name who wins with Jund simply because he happened to get the good draws. It's not impossible for an S-level player to get those draws either, but chances are always against any individual playing the deck.

by mishimakaz on 2010-03-10 19:38 CET

"im pretty sure there is no such person"

Alex bertucci was it?

I know he was a pretty good Fae player before it rotated and he top 8'ed 4 SCG 5ks. Won one of them with Jund.

by doublegg on 2010-03-10 20:56 CET

My bad, I dunno why, but I thought that all of those wins/top8s were this year (in standard, with jund). My apologies. But still, he top8ed 5 SCG tournaments :)

It is sad, but Eldariel is right... There was a Gameday last weekend where a 12 year-old boy (who started playing like a month ago) with jund nearly won the whole thing. His opponent in the last round didn't wanna split with him (cuz' the boy has to learn the hard way :D), so the boy finished 4-1, in 2nd place.
And just for reference, the boy defeated one of the best palyers in the tournament (with UW control).
Jund is jund.

by Banda7 on 2010-03-10 21:48 CET

Gameday is Gameday...

by BALLA_STATUS on 2010-03-10 22:22 CET

bbe into <insert spell here> "o cool i win" sounds like a fun format

by Benobi on 2010-03-10 23:04 CET

Well, there's also the issue of Baneslayer and Jace the Mindsculptor being way overpriced; Wizards really shot the format in the foot with those, because it essentially costs an additional $200 if you want to NOT play Jund and still do well... and that extra $200 investment is still likely to lose to Jund. >_<

by SwordSkill on 2010-03-11 14:51 CET

Actually I agree. It's ether following the path of the overcosted Baneslayer, or making a cheap deck like whitch you have chances to win cause it's Tier 1 and also you don't have to spend a fortune on a deck that's gonna be legal only on extended in a while.

Generally speaking, to buy another deck whitch should propably be more expensive than Jund, you need to be rich and to be determinated that you are going to play this deck everywhere until is out of T2. That means that you need to meet two conditions unlike Jund whitch you can even buy it for fun since it's cheap plus that if you want a cheaper solution swap Felches with Basic lands, Goblin Ruinblaster instead of your 2 Bloodmate Dragon and your 2 Garruk, put Smother instead of Pulses and hope that your opp is not gonna have tokens or PW in deck.

That means that there are a lot ways to make just even cheaper that it is and to keep it to Tier 1.

by chakal-PT on 2010-03-11 19:03 CET

I get tired of playing with Jund a long time ago too... But if people wants to keep playing with it till his last days on T2... Well, why complaining? Just deal with it!

About the cost of magic cards... LOL That's what this is all about! MTG is all about money, there's no point to them on players being able to make great tournament-winning-cheap-decks! If Wizards have 10 guys thinking on how they can keep this game fun and interesting, they have 100 guys thinking on how to keep good decks extra-expensive!
You can pay a lot to have a good Jund deck and try to win something, or you can pay a lot more then that to deal with Jund and try to win something! ;)

But I think that this isn't nothing new to any one of us!

by on 2010-03-12 12:48 CET

Always will be deck like Jund...
You play jund or play against,
U play Affinity or BG against,
U play UG Madness or u play psychatog against...
Baneslayer and Jace overpriced? It's so suxx - agree, but who cares(except us)???
Love Mtg, but because of price - MWS is my friend.

P.S. Sry for my english.

by SJM on 2010-03-13 00:19 CET

Cascade is the worst mechanic ever. It adds additional randomness and luck to an already random and luck based game, pushing it beyond the point where skill matters more than luck.

The anecdotal stories here are entirely believable. What's worse, though, is what happens after Jund rotates out and they decide to reprint Bane Slayer Angel.

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