M12-M13 Standard tournament Deck lists

These M12-M13 Standard Magic: the Gathering Deck lists of the Thursday, August 2 Standard #mag Trial were updated by niknight.

1st GW Aggro pterarch M12-M13 Standard Deck
2nd GU Infect KriswithaK M12-M13 Standard Deck
3rd GR Aggro gigiorrr M12-M13 Standard Deck

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GW Aggro
1st - pterarch
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Razorverge Thicket
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Sunpetal Grove
6 Forest
5 Plains
3 Gavony Township
4 Soul of the Harvest
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Elvish Archdruid
4 Restoration Angel
4 Acidic Slime
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Chancellor of the Annex
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Fiend Hunter
4 Thrun, the Last Troll
4 Viridian Corrupter
3 Sunblast Angel

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GU Infect
2nd - KriswithaK
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Cathedral of War
4 Hinterland Harbor
4 Inkmoth Nexus
6 Forest
5 Island
4 Blighted Agent
4 Glistener Elf
4 Blight Mamba
4 Corrupted Resolve
4 Mutagenic Growth
4 Rancor
3 Tezzeret's Gambit
3 Mana Leak
4 Revenge of the Hunted
3 Titanic Growth
4 Cystbearer
3 Rot Wolf
4 Phyrexian Hydra
4 Corrupted Conscience

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GR Aggro
3rd - gigiorrr
Main Deck Sideboard
9 Forest
4 Mountain
4 Copperline Gorge
2 Kessig Wolf Run
4 Rootbound Crag
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Huntmaster of the Fells
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Strangleroot Geist
1 Thragtusk
2 Thundermaw Hellkite
3 Wolfir Avenger
1 Wolfir Silverheart
1 Thrun, the Last Troll
1 Sword of War and Peace
3 Rancor
2 Dismember
4 Bonfire of the Damned
3 Green Sun's Zenith
1 Wolfir Silverheart
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Sword of Feast and Famine
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
2 Hellrider
2 Zealous Conscripts
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Garruk, Primal Hunter
2 Pillar of Flame

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by SteveGoode on 2012-08-03 02:20 CET

the first place deck may be the worst deck ive ever seen

by Tao on 2012-08-03 02:29 CET

it is pretty clever actually. the only way it wins is if the opponent is mana screwed and both Thalia and Chancellor work well with that plan.

by KriswithaK on 2012-08-03 02:29 CET

I had to drop for the Final....

by el_focker on 2012-08-03 02:46 CET

I wish this was Facebook so I could "like" Tao's comment.

by on 2012-08-03 03:11 CET

I think that incorporating thalia and chancellor into an elves shell is just genius. putting a thalia in play on turn two followed by a turn three chancellor and revealing one or even two chancellors in the opening hand is devastating. Esp. when you copy the Chancellor with Metamorph and then your able to mana screw your opponent to lock them with slime and resto angel. The first place deck is only bad because you didn't come up with the concept yourself.

by KriswithaK on 2012-08-03 03:16 CET

I most likely had a good match-up vs the first place deck... I threw this deck together in the final hour before the trial, The Sideboard is completely wrong, and i still have some deck tuning to do...

by el_focker on 2012-08-03 03:29 CET

Its also bad because it is slow, clunky, situational, and has a bad delver matchup. Yes, it is capable of some occasional explosive starts but so is g/w elves (which plays more necessary accelerants and flexible high end cards). Quite frankly, i dont think gw elves is a very good deck either.. In magical christmasland, where you draw t1 elf t2 archdruid t3 acidic slime t4 chancellor and your opp doesnt have gut shot, mana leak, or dismember(or any removal for archdruid) its unstopable.
Im not saying all original decks are bad, but most are. Theres a reason that most gp/pt/sc open t8s are dominated by delver, pod etc.

by Shagrath on 2012-08-03 07:30 CET

Single elimination tournaments will almost never bring the best decks to the top. So i wouldn't be surprised that a 5 color goblin control Battle of wits deck wins a trial on magic-league in the future.

by yesm on 2012-08-03 12:45 CET

I always give props to a player that wins with an original deck. There is no doubt that the first place deck requires some luck and would never b consistent enough to take down a swiss tourney that cuts to a top 8. That being said its the perfect deck to take a chance on that u can get lucky (as in get the right matchups and see the chancelor in ur opening hand and t2 archdruids all day) in a 5 rd single elimination tournament. I always take more pride in winning with a deck I designed entirely rather than running a concept that has tourney winning decklists all over the net. Winning with a deck I designed from scratch just gets the competitive juices flowing up a notch. Congrats pterarch, it takes balls to run ur own deck over a pro's already proven deck.

by bambamdoo on 2012-08-03 12:57 CET

5 color goblin control battle of the wits? challenge accepted.

by SteveGoode on 2012-08-03 20:34 CET

if he wanted to assure he could keep his opponent light on land he coulda just ran beast within, leonin arbiter some ghost quarters and another 1 mana accelerator, i mean im all for original decks but this one is pretty bad in my book

by KriswithaK on 2012-08-03 22:27 CET

no one is going to bash my deck??? lol

by coboney on 2012-08-04 00:16 CET

UG Infect is awful. Completely reliant on drawing your 7 counterspells to protect your limited threats in a format with numerous fliers in it is an awful awful plan.

Only 12 infect creatures is too few to consistantly keep going and against creature heavier decks you need your few, lightly protected evasion creatures to survive. With 23 lands it isn't possible to count the Nexus' as just creatures as the deck needs to often have mana up for pumps.

No Necropede main or side is a clear oversight - and I think either that or Ichorclaw should be main to help give you enough threats that a single removal spell doesn't cost you like 3 turns as you can't win a protracted fight well and are built to win on a speed win.

by pg8 on 2012-08-04 02:34 CET

Infect needs more Wild Defiance.

by kumagmd on 2012-08-04 11:28 CET

Interesting to see that the "those decks are terrible" people aren't winners.

by CChildress on 2012-08-04 13:54 CET

I see like 4 tier 1 decks in this whole tournament, wtf is going on people, play tier 1 decks and you won't lose to garbage.

by Duodax on 2012-08-04 14:05 CET

infect needs 0 wild defiance card is bad

by mtgsoldier on 2012-08-04 14:05 CET


by p_dadi24 on 2012-08-04 14:12 CET


by on 2012-08-04 15:26 CET

just being jonproject, nothing to see hear

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