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Gregoire Thibault - February 13, 2014

Deck of the Day – Bant Walkers by Brian Braun-Duin (31st at SCG ...

Kiora, The Crashing Wave
Bant Walkers
Brian Braun-Duin
31st Place at StarCityGames Standard Open on 2/8/2014
Lands (27)

Planeswalkers (10)

Spells (23)

Sideboard 

Here we have another Planeswalker themed control deck along the lines of Zendikar’s Super Friends or last seasons Junk Walkers. It is really just your good ol’ UW control from Theros standard with a small splash of green for Kiora, the Crashing Wave and Mistcutter Hydra out of the sideboard. It moves away from the Aetherling win con and opts for a Planeswalker plan only in the main.

The main deck contains UW‘s usual removal, counter and draw package. The powerful Azorius Charm is used mostly for tempo with Detention Sphere as four-ofs along side a couple of Last Breaths for removal. Your counter package is just a set of Dissolve and a Syncopate. For draw spells it’s primarily the instant speed Sphinx’s Revelation, but also Azorius Charm can be used for it’s draw one which can be handy in conjunction with the Scry from your lands and spells. Although there are no Divination or Opportunity, there is still Jace who coupled with Kiora‘s Explore ability is still a potent draw engine. Finally there’s a set of Supreme Verdict as your number one sweeper with Elspeth‘s minus three as a good alternative against things like RG Monsters and Desecration Demon.

This deck’s main goal is to survive long enough to stabilize on board than finally winning with the sheer power of it’s Planeswalkers or the odd time with Mutavault beatdown. You take control by wiping the board with Supreme Verdict or Elspeth and using Sphinx’s Revelation to come back by gaining life and drawing into your answers.

The sideboard gets interesting as it has a few surprises against opponents who side out all or most of there removal and sweepers. There is a set of Archangel of Thune and three Brimaz, King of Oreskos which if used together will make a rapidly growing token army when left unchecked. Mistcutter Hydra is a great answer against Mono-Blue Devotion. Pithing Needle for things like Maze’s End or other Walkers and Negate to counter any non-creature threats. Revoke Existence is mainly against Indestructible gods like Thassa or Erebos and can also get rid of Underworld Connections.

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Gregoire Thibault - October 30, 2013

Deck of the Day: Brad Nelson Sneak and Show (Theros Legacy)

Emrakul the aeons torn
Sneak and Show
Brad Nelson
1st Place at StarCityGames Invitational on 10/27/2013
Main Deck
60 Cards

Lands (19)

Creatures (8)

Spells (33)

Sideboard
The release of Theros has not added many cards to Legacy. There are 2 Swan Song in Brad Nelson and Gerry Thompson’s Sideboards. Those  are all the Theros cards that made it into Sneak and Show, but certainly not the only deck that will be boarding it.
We see 4 Sneak and Show decks in the Top 8 of the Starcitygames Invitational piloted by Brad Nelson, William Jensen, Brian Braun-Duin, Gerry Thompson. I’ve gathered all the lists here so you may compare the slight differences in each list.
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Sneak and Show
William Jensen
2nd Place at StarCityGames Invitational on 10/27/2013
Main Deck
60 Cards

Lands (19)

Creatures (8)

Spells (33)

Sideboard

15 card sideboard

Defensive Grid

Sneak and Show
Brian Braun-Duin
4th Place at StarCityGames Invitational on 10/27/2013
Main Deck
60 Cards

Lands (19)

Creatures (8)

Spells (33)

Sideboard
Swan Song
Sneak and Show
Gerry Thompson
5th Place at StarCityGames Invitational on 10/27/2013
Main Deck
60 Cards

Lands (19)

Creatures (8)

Spells (33)

Sideboard
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Eric Jeffrey Seltzer - October 21, 2013

Deck of the Day: Brian Braun-Duin Mono-black Devotion (Grand Prix Loui...

Erebos, God of the Dead

Mono-black Devotion

Brian Braun-Duin

Champion Grand Prix Louisville – Standard

Main Deck

60 cards

25 lands

15 creatures

20 other spells

Sideboard

15 sideboard cards

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