Monday, August 5, 2013

Long Break, and Red Deck Wins...Still

So, with vacation, school, inlaws visiting, and life in general I haven't found time to play much Magic.  But I got back and played to last two weeks.  Feels good to get back and socializing with my gaming friends.  I was running BR Vampires last week, but this week an article on TCGPlayer caught my eye. It's red, but its BIG, and I thought that was pretty cool, given that most people are running 2-3 color decks in my meta so lots of shocks and that gives a larger deck time to ramp up.  One of the things I tried to do was ensure I had at least 3 lands in my opening hand, and really hoped one of them was a Mutavault.  I realize now that the Mutavaults are there to help trigger the Hellrider damage triggers.  Overall the deck handled very well, seemed to be a good match up against most of my meta, I really only got nervous once, playing against Kalonian Hydra.  It held its on very well against American Midrange.  So on with the list if you really want to see it.

Main
4 Bonfire of the Damned
4 Boros Reckoner
3 Brimstone Volley
4 Burning Earth
4 Chandra's Phoenix
4 Hellrider
21 Mountain
4 Mutavault
4 Pillar of Flame
4 Searing Spear
4 Thundermaw Hellkite

Sideboard
1 Blasphemous Act
3 Curse of the Pierced Heart
3 Mark of Mutiny
3 Skullcrack
3 Volcanic Strength
2 Wild Ricochet

2 comments:

  1. 4-0 for the night, 2nd place due to tiebreakers and getting paired down in round 4.

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