July 25th Friday Night Magic Recap


Hello everybody, and welcome back to the FNM recap. It’s a new week and we have 2 new winners. Our winner from the Modern portion of the evening was Brandon Williams, running Green/Blue Infect:


4x Breeding Pool
5x Forest
1x Hinterland Harbor
4x Inkmoth Nexus
2x Pendelhaven
4x Yavimaya Coast
20 Lands

4x Giant Growth
3x Groundswell
4x Might of Old Krosa
3x Mutagenic Growth
4x Ranger’s Guile
4x Vines of Vastwood
4x Distortion Strike
26 Non-Creature Spells

4x Blighted Agent
4x Glistener Elf
2x Necropede
4x Noble Hierarch
14 Creatures

2x Apostle’s Blessing
1x Groundswell
1x Mutagenic Growth
4x Nature’s Claim
4x Spellskite
3x Swiftfoot Boots

Infect is an aggro deck that behaves like a combo deck. What’s the combo you ask? Any Infect creature plus 9-power of pump spells. This deck is capable of killing your opponent out of nowhere, as early as turn two, and even had two copies in the top 8 of this past weekend’s Grand Prix in Boston. This deck doesn’t care about your opponent’s life total whatsoever; making the life gain drawback from Nature’s Claim out of the sideboard mostly irrelevant and makes the deck able to completely ignore the infinite life combo from Melira-Pod decks.

Moving on to our Standard event, our lucky winner was Joe Topliffe:

4x Elvish Mystic
4x Deathrite Shaman
4x Satyr Wayfinder
4x Lotleth Troll
4x Courser of Kruphix
4x Nighthowler
3x Nyx Weaver
1x Pharika, God of Affliction
3x Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
4x Shadowborn Demon

4x Grisly Salvage
2x Whip of Erebos

4x Overgrown Tomb
2x Temple of Malady
8x Forest
7x Swamp

2x Fade into Antiquity
1x Hero’s Downfall
2x Abrupt Decay
4x Mistcutter Hydraa
4x Golgari Charm
2x Drown in Filth

Green/Black Dredge is a bit of a misnomer for this deck. Though there are no actual cards with the Dredge mechanic on them, the deck still wants to throw as many creatures into the graveyard as it can, and then profit off of them. Satyr Wayfinder and Grisly Salvage accomplish the first part fairly effectively, while nearly every other card in the deck takes advantage of it: Lotleth Troll can Scavenge for counters, Nighthowler becomes a massive threat and Shadowborn Demon’s upkeep either doesn’t trigger often, or becomes a bonus way to get your own creatures into the graveyard.

We didn’t see any new M15 cards in the winners’ decks this week. Is that going to be the case until Khans of Tarkir comes out in September, or are we going to see new innovation before then? Stop in to our Transit store every Friday night and find out!

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