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Magic 2015 Prerelease Recap

This past weekend was the Magic 2015 prerelease which meant we had some great events at our Transit store! We had midnight and Saturday prereleases which both drew a ton of players! For this sealed event, players had to choose a color specific kit and build the best possible deck from the color pack and 5 Magic 2015 booster packs. The winner of our midnight prerelease was Nicholas Browne who claimed his 4-0 and 1st place title at 5 am as the sun was coming up.


Here is Nicholas’ Prerelease Decklist:

1x Sunblade Elf
2x Runeclaw Bear
2x Sungrace Pegasus
1x Oreskos Swiftclaw
1x Heliod’s Pilgrim
1x Invasive species
1x Living Totem
1x Paragon of New Dawns
1x Charging Rhino
1x Avacyn, Guardian Angel
1x Carnivorus Moss-Beast
2x Constricting sliver
1x Seige Wurm
1x Resolute Archangel

Other spells:
2x Ranger’s Guile
1x Oppressive Rays
1x Sanctified Charge
1x Divine Favor
1x Nissa, Worldwaker

1x Evolving Wilds
1x Darksteel citadel
8x Plains
7x Forest

Blaine:  So, what color kit did you choose for the prerelease?

Nicholas:  I picked the white, due to its amazing synergy with convoke, being able to pair with any color effectively, and its ability to “go wide”.

Blaine: What were some standout cards you played, and were any cards better than you thought?

Nicholas:  The cards that overperformed well beyond expectations were Constricting Sliver and Nissa, Worldwaker. I knew Nissa would be good, but I didn’t think she’d win EVERY game she came down on. The Darksteel Citadel synergy is also worth noting. Constricting sliver is insane, as it provides journey to nowhere stapled to a 3-toughness body (out of stab wound range). The only card that really underperformed was Invasive Species. My deck just didn’t want to be bouncing its lands as I had a lot of expensive spells, and my creatures needed to keep attacking.




Of course, multiple events mean multiple winners! The champion of our Saturday prerelease was Robert Saraceno.


Here is Rob’s 4-0 first place decklist:


1 Typhoid Rats
3 Borderland Marauders
2 Torch Fiend
1 Bronze Sable
1 Generator Servant
1 Child of Night
1 Krenko’s Enforcer
1 Goblin Roughrider
1 Carrion Crow
1 Scrapyard Mongrel
1 Brood Keeper
1 Nightfire Giant
1 Shadowcloak Vampire

1 Haunted Plate Mail

1 Cone of Flame
2 Ulcerate
3 Inferno Fist

1 Evolving Wilds
7 Swamps
9 Mountains

Blaine: So what were your thoughts on your deck and what color kit did you start off with?

Rob:  I picked Red and I thought Nightfire Giant was good, but it’s REALLY good!

Blaine: With removal like Ulcerate and Inferno Fist, plus Haunted Plate Mail making all of your creatures giant, it’s no wonder you were able to get your 4-0 record.




It is still not too late to preorder your Magic 2015 so it ships the same day it releases!

Our M15 prereleases were awesome and we can’t wait to run the next batch of prereleases with Khans of Tarkir! And don’t forget to come by our transit location every Friday for Friday Night Magic for some great competition and some great fun! Our 2 Prerelease champions are at almost every FNM we hold so if you want your chance to face off against them, stop by Dave and Adams on Transit any Friday at 6:30!

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