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Author Topic: Dortmund 08.09.2012    (Read 4296 times)
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« on: 09-09-2012, 10:49:00 AM »

Short report. T3 lists will follow

12 14 players

1st UB Control (with heavy artifact ramp and counters)
2nd Mono R Goblins
3rd 4C Scapeshift

It seems that there is less good stuff in the last months. This time I saw:

1 Goblins
1 UB Ramp Control
1 Scapeshift
1 BUG Aggro
1 Cephalid Breakfast
1 Naya
1 GWRu Goodstuff
1 5C Goodstuff
1 UWbg AggroControl(l?)
1 Reanimator
1 Boros
1 ?

I piloted 4c Scapeshift again, but in a modified, more Scapeshift concentrated version (decklist below).


which 1st round – RDW aka the coinflip matchup
I had discard for Blood Moon and small dorks/removal to buy enough time for Scapeshift in both games. In the second game he had Molten Rain and Pillage but no pressure.

2nd round - Naya
4th turn Inferno Titan on my side was enough in the first and one attack with a 10/1 inkmoth nexus in the second.

3rd round – Goblins
He started in the first game which is difficult enough but had also Wasteland to steal a turn which was enough as my Pernicious Deed was slowed down. In the second game I had Inquisition for Blood Moon but he kept Goblin Ruinblaster which came into play just before I could Scapeshift for 21. Three turns later I still had not value or land so I had to Scapeshift for 18 for his board but he killed me next turn with a Ball Lightning. I usually value this matchup better than the RDW one as I can use my mass removal spells with much more value here but hey, no matchup is an autowin.

4th round – BUG Aggro
It was time for revenge (see last report)
I burned all of his card advantage guys and scapeshifted a couple of turns later after knowing his hand in game 1 and 3 with loosing against Wasteland+Loam in the 2nd game.  If you have the right set up of burn/discard-counter/ramp the matchup CAN be a walk in the park.

5th round – UB Control
UB is usually already difficult because they have counter and discard which both hurts. His version was very different to the ones I know as he had a very small removal suite and ALOT more counters as I expected. I saw Dissipate, Forbid, Syncopate, Spell Pierce, Countersquall in addition to the standard ones. It seems he dodged all creature strategies today...

Game 1 – Thanks for tapping out with me having 8 mana in play...
Game 2 – after fishing about 7-8! counterspells out of his hand (mostly with Volrath´s Stronghold) I was killed from a man land with having a tutor for Scapeshift and sorcery speed removal on my hand and him out of countermagic.
Game 3 – Three turns is not enough for either deck

My decklist:

I put a small burn package back in the deck and dropped some bigger spells for card draw as I had the feeling that some of the bigger spells were not always game winning while Scapeshift would have been good game immediately. There are a lot of cards going in an out for testing purposes but this is what I played yesterday:

4C Turbo Scapeshift

1 Arid Mesa
1 Badlands
1 Bayou
1 Blood Crypt
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Breeding Pool
1 Flooded Strand
1 Inkmoth Nexus
1 Kessig Wolf Run
1 Marsh Flats
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Overgrown Tomb
1 Polluted Delta
1 Scalding Tarn
3 Snow Covered Forest
1 Snow Covered Island
4 Snow Covered Mountain
2 Snow Covered Swamp
1 Steam Vents
1 Stomping Ground
1 Taiga
1 Tropical Island
1 Underground Sea
1 Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Volcanic Island
1 Volrath´s Stronghold
1 Wasteland
1 Windswept Heath
1 Wooded Foothills

1 Dimir House Guard
1 Eternal Witness
1 Farhaven Elf
1 Grave Titan
1 Inferno Titan
1 Overgrown Battlement
1 Primeval Titan
1 Sakura Tribe Elder
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Sylvan Ranger
1 Thragtusk
1 Trinket Mage
1 Vine Trellis
1 Viridian Emissary
1 Wood Elves
1 Yavimaya Dryad

1 Arc Trail
1 Beseech the Queen
1 Bonfire of the Damned
1 Burst Lightning
1 Clutch of the Undercity
1 Cultivate
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Duress
1 Edge of Autumn
1 Explore
1 Explosive Vegetation
1 Fact of Fiction
1 Farseek
1 Fire/Ice
1 Firespout
1 Foresee
1 Green Sun´s Zenith
1 Grim Tutor
1 Hunting Wilds
1 Inquisition of Kozilek
1 Into the North
1 Intuition
1 Kodama`s Reach
1 Lightning Bolt
1 Liliana Vess
1 Lim-Duls Vault
1 Mystical Teachings
1 Natural Order
1 Nature`s Lore
1 Negate
1 Pernicious Deed
1 Primal Command
1 Rampant Growth
1 Ranger´s Path
1 Rolling Earthquake
1 Scapeshift
1 Search for Tomorrow
1 Sensei`s Divining Top
1 Skyshroud Claim
1 Slagstorm
1 Sylvan Library
1 Thoughtseize
1 Three Visits
1 Timetwister
1 Wheel of Fortune
1 Worldly Tutor
1 Yawgmoth`s Will

Other decklists will follow.
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« Reply #1 on: 09-09-2012, 03:09:09 PM »

thanks for the report.
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« Reply #2 on: 10-09-2012, 09:07:56 AM »

If I remember correctly we were 14 players.

Also, the following decks were played:
  • 1 5C GoodStuff (played by me)
  • 1 UWbg AggroControll
  • 1 Boros


Round 1 – Boros
I won the first game with Bribery on Baneslayer Angel. In the second game he had too much to handle. And surprisingly there was no time to finish the third match.

Round 2 – 4C GoodStuff
Two very good (at least I think so) and very interesting games of magic. The first one was really close. In the end a Parallax Wave in combination with Edric, Spymaster of Trest won the game allowing me to draw five cards. The second game was ended in the extra turns.

Round 3 – UB Control
I don’t know what hit me but it hit me hard. In both games I wasn’t able to put a food on the ground. My draw was mediocre but I don’t want to blame it Wink all in all I had no chance.

Round 4 – Reanimator
I lost the first game quite quick, but the second game was won with Bribery on Iona, Shield of Emeria. I lost the last game because of one very stupid misplay, but this is how it works.

Round 5 – RDW
I was prepared for an aggressive meta, so this was winnable. In the end I had enough lifegain to survive the early rounds and strike back. In the second game I was able to gain more 20 life.

All in all it has been a very nice day. The atmosphere (at least between the Highlander Players) was very nice. I really liked it. The room was bright, not stuffy and the price support is not that bad. I hope I’ll be able to attend next time again.

1 City of Brass
1 Flooded Strand
1 Wooded Foothills
1 Breeding Pool
1 Bayou
1 Wasteland
1 Scrubland
1 Windswept Heath
1 Marsh Flats
1 Underground Sea
1 Taiga
1 Badlands
1 Island
1 Creeping Tar Pit
1 Arid Mesa
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Savannah
1 Academy Ruins
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Tundra
1 Plains
1 Temple Garden
1 Volrath's Stronghold
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Celestial Colonnade
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Karakas
1 Forest
1 Tropical Island
1 Plateau
1 Maze of Ith
1 Yavimaya Hollow
1 Polluted Delta
1 Volcanic Island
1 Scalding Tarn

1 Knight of the Reliquary
1 Phantasmal Image
1 Wall of Roots
1 Fire // Ice
1 Intuition
1 Spike Weaver
1 Mana Drain
1 Fact or Fiction
1 Vindicate
1 Green Sun's Zenith
1 Worldly Tutor
1 Life from the Loam
1 Mystical Teachings
1 Parallax Wave
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant
1 Arbor Elf
1 Batterskull
1 Beast Within
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Birds of Paradise
1 Lingering Souls
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Baneslayer Angel
1 Necromancy
1 Shriekmaw
1 Eternal Witness
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Kitchen Finks
1 Dismember
1 Tarmogoyf
1 Flametongue Kavu
1 Oblivion Ring
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Noble Hierarch
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Path to Exile
1 Wickerbough Elder
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Garruk Wildspeaker
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Spellskite
1 Lightning Bolt
1 Tainted Pact
1 Dark Confidant
1 Aven Mindcensor
1 Lightning Helix
1 Qasali Pridemage
1 Bribery
1 Maelstrom Pulse
1 Restoration Angel
1 Trinket Mage
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Ajani Vengeant
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Sylvan Library
1 Eladamri's Call
1 Brainstorm
1 Fyndhorn Elves
1 Edric, Spymaster of Trest
1 Avacyn's Pilgrim
1 Loxodon Hierarch
1 Venser, Shaper Savant

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« Reply #3 on: 11-09-2012, 07:09:12 PM »

You remember correctly, there were 14 players.

Like in the last months, i played Angry Hermit/Cephalid Breakfast and finished 5th.

Round 1 5c Good Stuf (i think)

My opponent kept slow hands without much disruption, i had all the things i needed in discards, combo-parts and counterspells.

Round 2 UB Control

The first game we played, my opponent played a Grindstone on turn 3, which surprised me. But after he admitted to have asked a judge before the tournament i played on. He won the game with a painter next round. After this game, i nevertheless called a judge, who confirmed that the grindstone is still banned. So the game was canceled and we started a new game one - because of my late call this was the right decision i think. So game 1 i had to fight through a wall of counterspells and removal, but he did not have any graveyard-hate or discard in his deck, so i still had chances. But after the third planeswalker (Tezzeret, Liliana, Jace) resolved, i had to concede. Game 2 i had combo plus Pact of Negation in turn 4. Game 3 he stripped the cephalid from my hand with Vendilion Clique when i was ready to go of and in the following 6 turns till the Clique finished me off, all i drew was lands.

Round 3 Mono-R

Game 1 he kept two lands and a Blood Moon and never drew the third land. For his Seal of Fire i hade bounce and could go off smoothly. Game 2 i had two counterspells to his two burnspells for Hermit Druid.

Round 4 4c Good Stuff

Here i just remember game 3, in which he tapped out for Elspeth to fasten his clock, with snapcaster for StP in hand. I drew the fourth mana source and happily won the match.

Round 5 Mono-R

Game one he was debating whether to use Seal of Fire for my Fyndhorn Elves in turn 1, which he finally did. I never drew another land to the three in my opener and wasn't able to win fast enough. Game 2 i saw a hand of lands, Warren Instigator, Kiki-Jiki and Siege-Gang Commander with a discard spell. I stripped the instigator and felt pretty save for turn 4 combo with Force in hand. But on his turn 3 he drew Magus of the Moon which he played through a Cavern of Souls for the win.

Again it was a very nice tournament, although it could still be some more players participating. This time i didn't like the price support so much, but that's just my opinion. Hopefully we can get to 20 players next time with all the small reports written here. A link to the tournament in the tournament section on the front page would certainly help, too.  Wink
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