1x Arc Mage
Side Board (or, at least a
lame excuse for one)
The Idea of the deck is to clear
off the boards of creatures, then burn the player out.
Kinda bad, but I like the deck.
After several attempts at playing
blue/white, I have returned to my roots. The very first
Magic deck I ever made was a beat-down/burn deck with
lots o’ goblins and Fireballs. I seem to play red the
best, no other color matches it in terms of creature
kill. Not even Black. So I show up at six p.m., trade
binder under my arm and deck in hand. I forgot my card
sleeves at home (doh!), so I fork over seven dollars and
buy some new ones. After shuffling a lot to work in the
new sleeves, I get in some good trades before the
tourney starts. Here we go:
Round 1- Cris with B/G/W Life gain& un-killable
This deck gave my U/W deck fits
last tourney, as my counters decided to hide during the
match. I start off well, playing a few dwarves and some
LD. When he lays down his fourth land, he drops a
white-kicked Necravolver. No problem. I detonate a
dwarf, then cast Pyroclasm. On his turn, he brings it
back with Urborg Uprising, and I kill it again. He
brings it back, and this time double kicks it. I don’t
draw any burn large enough.
SB in: 1x Sudden Impact
SB out: 1x Tremor
Game 2 is pretty much the same,
but I switch to a burn stratigy. I get him down to nine,
then he plays Death on a Gerrard that I Blasted, putting
him down to four. At the ent of his turn, I Rhystic Lightning
him for the win.
I LD his Plains and Swamps, and
his Forests just sit there, doing nothing. I drop a Kris
Mage and start smacking him with it, and my burn takes
care of him.
Matches: 1-0 Games:2-1
Cool. My deck’s first win. I
wander around, and watch my freind Rick barley beat a
G/W deck. I seem to have lost all of the names of the
people I played after Cris, so I’ll just describe
Another B/G/W, this one is EVIL!
Game 1 starts of quiet, too
quiet... that comes to an abrupt end when he plays two
Blastos and beats me in the head with them. They mashed
up my dwarves, and since I couldn’t burn them, my
Pyroclasms decided to run away.
Game 2 is stupid. I now have one
land while the Blastos are beating me in the head.
Matches: 1-1 Games: 2-3
I learned something important in
the last match: Blasoderms really, really screw me over.
R/W/B Controllish deck
This game is funny. I am holding
a Quake, a Shivian Dargon, two Stone Rains, a Dingus
Egg, and both Pyroclasms, with only one land. He has
around twelve land and nothing to play. The game stops
being funny when he draws a Lightning Angel.
I don’t get mana screwed, but
my burn flees to the bottom of my deck, he playes an
Angel, and it goes all the way.
Matches: 1-2 Games: 2-5
Okay, this is getting sad.
R/W/B Controllish Deck (hmm....)
Jeeze! He plays a freaking’
Lightning Angel, which he smashes my face in with.
Much better! He plays a Lightning
Angel, but I have a Lightning Blast with it’s name on
it. I start beating him with my two Mages, and he
He plays three Angels, and I
waste two of them, but the survivor keeps smacking me.
So I start hurling shocks, lightning, and balls of flame
at him. I win, but just barley.
Matches: 2-2 Games 4-5
Best I could go is 3-2 :(
U/W pro red deck
This is sad. He smashes my face
with Galina’s Knight and the likes. End of story.
Matches: 2-3 Games: 4-7