Build your own Block tournament Deck lists

These Build your own Block Magic: the Gathering Deck lists of the Sunday, December 26 Build Your Own Block (BYOB) #mag Trial were updated by Kaesh.

1st TSP-AL-ARB Hypergenesis RiQuSP Build your own Block Deck
2nd SHM-GP-ARB RG Aggro Kaesh Build your own Block Deck
3rd LRW-MOR-FUT Faeries Ansore Build your own Block Deck

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TSP-AL-ARB Hypergenesis
1st - RiQuSP
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Terramorphic Expanse
4 Gemstone Mine
1 Vesuva
1 Fungal Reaches
1 Calciform Pools
1 Swamp
1 Plains
1 Island
2 Forest
2 Mountain
2 Akroma, Angel of Wrath
4 Elvish Spirit Guide
1 Thraximundar
4 Bogardan Hellkite
2 Riftwing Cloudskate
3 Vesuvan Shapeshifter
4 Sphinx of the Steel Wind
2 Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund
1 Wildfield Borderpost
1 Firewild Borderpost
4 Violent Outburst
4 Ardent Plea
2 Demonic Dread
4 Force of Will
1 Mistvein Borderpost
2 Hypergenesis
1 Mystical Teachings
1 Hypergenesis
1 Avatar of Woe
1 Mystical Teachings
1 Defiler of Souls
1 Vithian Renegades
2 Contagion
2 Mangara of Corondor
2 Krosan Grip
4 Pyrokinesis

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2nd - Kaesh
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Stomping Ground
9 Mountain
4 Forest
3 Skarrg, the Rage Pits
4 Fire-Lit Thicket
4 Burning-Tree Shaman
4 Scab-Clan Mauler
4 Giant Solifuge
4 Boggart Ram-Gang
4 Bloodbraid Elf
4 Tattermunge Maniac
4 Scorched Rusalka
4 Gruul Guildmage
4 Jund Hackblade
4 Guttural Response
4 Vithian Renegades
3 Colossal Might
4 Raking Canopy

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3rd - Ansore
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Cryptic Command
4 Broken Ambitions
1 Slaughter Pact
4 Thoughtseize
4 Scion of Oona
4 Mistbind Clique
4 Spellstutter Sprite
3 Sower of Temptation
2 Vendilion Clique
2 Vivid Creek
4 Mutavault
4 Secluded Glen
4 River of Tears
2 Swamp
1 Tolaria West
9 Island
4 Bitterblossom
1 Sower of Temptation
4 Nameless Inversion
3 Jace Beleren
4 Peppersmoke
3 Venser, Shaper Savant

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by RiQuSP on 2010-12-26 20:33 CET


by ivshapiro on 2010-12-26 20:43 CET

RiQuSP is tech.

by darkwizard42 on 2010-12-26 20:52 CET

Congrats Rikus


The only useful alliances card...

by SAPenguin on 2010-12-26 22:39 CET

Oh, look, its this deck again.

by DeVoursneyNR on 2010-12-26 23:36 CET

RiQuSP won the tournament he organized. I call haxxx:D Congratz.

by EatsMortals on 2010-12-27 01:18 CET


by Eldariel on 2010-12-27 02:25 CET

Lol, Riqus has balls playing HG with all the Faeries around. My hat off to you, good sir. Tho swell build.

by san on 2010-12-27 04:27 CET

fow only useful alliances card?

the deck also has pyrokinesis & contagion & elvish spirit guide...

and alliances had a couple of good cards (pillage, thawing glaciers, kjeldoran outpost...)

maybe its because its a set from an era of magic where creatures weren't stupidly overpowered it looks not so useful...

congrats to the winner! 3rd deck is so boring.

by Eldariel on 2010-12-27 05:01 CET

Alliances had a lot of good cards. Lim-Dul's Vault, Primitive Justice, Exile, Dystopia, Krovikan Horror, Diminishing Returns, Balduvian Horde (of course, by today's creature standards, it's bad), Mox Monkey, Heart of Yavimaya, Lake of the Dead, Reprisal off the top of my head. And of course all the mentioned. Honestly, it's a great set. One of the best ever made in addition to the Tempest-block. Too bad they can't just reprint it or something.

by RiQuSP on 2010-12-27 09:49 CET

I played 0 FoW's in the whole tournament..
In the finals Pyrokinesis won me game 2 and 3 (1 on rusalka, 2 on bloodbraid elf, 1 on tattermunge maniac)...

I lost game 1 cuz.. me dumb, Kaesh pro

by san on 2010-12-27 11:39 CET

(to keep on the alliance praise and offtopic-ing...

not to mention the art was superb, far above today's "muscled colorful" thingies. Look at cards like sustaining spirit or elvish ranger. Not to mention that the best cards weren't necessarily the rare...

In general, I have the impression that at that era, the game targeted a somewhat older public than today..

by RiQuSP on 2010-12-27 11:41 CET

Also, why do I always win trials/byes when there are shitty format masters ((

Can I use my byes later? =P

by Tao on 2010-12-27 15:42 CET

Wizard's didn't force themselves into marketing their image towards a certain demographic when they started. Now they have more moneys to spend on better artists.

by darkwizard42 on 2010-12-27 15:56 CET

Oh boy, san, keep it in your pants, of course I know there are other powerful alternate cost cards from that set as well as arguably the last best tutor in legacy...Still, playing Alliances is motivated purely by the force of will aspect which provides sufficient protection from the Fae - dominated metagame.

by RiQuSP on 2010-12-27 17:11 CET

Not at first darkwizard42, it was an option I thought about, when looking more at the set I found some more goodies that were just perfect.

by san on 2010-12-28 01:10 CET

"Now they have more moneys to spend on better artists".

better artists? I´m not sure. Bloodbraid elf (to say some well known card) is not precisely neat. True, some cards got faaar better (as llanowar elves) but the key is not quality, just style.

F.ex. compare Black Knight (alpha-4th vs. 5th vs. vs. M10-M11)


dark ritual (old vs. ice age vs. mirage vs. tempest vs. urza vs. mercadian masques

or unholy strength (tons of versions)

Look how progressively more colorful things got...

by san on 2010-12-28 01:20 CET

(or look how progressively some cards look more like superheroes than at all what they suppose to depict.

f.ex., Emeria Angel, even if its technically quite superior to the old pic of Serra Angel, IMHO fits in the theme quite worse... )

by Tao on 2010-12-28 01:29 CET

These are all just opinions on the art quality. Wizards can afford to hire artists who charge more now, whatever that may mean.

I personally think the art is better now. It makes sense and isn't indiscernible from all the other generic fantasy table-top games like it used to be. But hey, that's just me.

by san on 2010-12-28 01:32 CET

darkwizard42, was there a need for that less-than-polite comment? Why didn´t you keep your own comment to yourself instead? It seems that FoW was not so determinant, according to RiQuSp, and -judging by Eldariel´s comment- hypergenesis is not such a normal choice against fae

2nd seems to me far more an anti-faeries build than the 1st...

by san on 2010-12-28 01:39 CET

jonproject, im not judging quality but style. I personally liked more the older style, but that is just a matter of taste.

But see how much more colourful and disproportioned it got (look at the black knight becoming more and more cartoony). Why I think that trait aims to a younger target is not totally reasonable, but...

by RiQuSP on 2010-12-28 02:05 CET


by Tao on 2010-12-28 03:35 CET

It is reasonable. The only people who should care about the pretty pictures on the cards are Wizard's marketing department and their teen-aged targets. Everyone else stops caring, and the few people who only cared about the art find enjoyment of art somewhere else, instead of complaining about how magic stopped using the same exact art styles for twenty years straight.

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