Everything Old Is New Again – 11/13 FNM Recap

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Dave and Adam’s FNM recap. It’s a new week, and that means two new winners. First up, our Standard winner, Mike Turner:




4x Warden of the First Tree
4x Hangarback Walker
4x Anafenza, the Foremost
4x Den Protector
4x Siege Rhino
2x Wingmate Roc

2x Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
2x Sorin, Solemn Visitor

3x Dromoka’s Command
3x Abzan Charm
2x Murderous Cut

2x Canopy Vista
4x Flooded Strand
2x Forest
2x Llanowar Wastes
2x Plains
4x Shambling Vents
1x Smoldering Marsh
1x Sunken Hollow
4x Windswept Heath
4x Wooded Foothills



1x Dragonlord Dromoka
2x Duress
2x Silkwrap
3x Surge of Righteousness
2x Tasigur, the Golden Fang
1x Tragic Arrogance
2x Transgress the Mind
1x Ultimate Price
1x Utter End


Mike was running Abzan aggro, a deck which has been gaining popularity ever since Dark Jeskai became the consensus “best” deck in the format. Abzan aggro with some of the most efficiently priced creatures in the format with Warden, Anafenza the Foremost and Siege Rhino and close the game out with the inevitability of Hangarback Walker, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Sorin, Solemn Visitor. The deck looks very similar to Abzan decks of the previous Standard format, which is hardly surprising, as the best cards of the deck from Khans of Tarkir Block haven’t rotated out yet. Add that to the new fetch-able dual lands from Battle for Zendikar, making the mana far easier and far more flexible, and you have a deck which is well positioned going forward.


Up next we have our Modern winner, Constantine D.:


4x Arbor Elf

3x Birds of Paradise

2x Voyaging Satyr

2x Strangleroot Geist

3x Eternal Witness

4x Wistful Selkie

3x Primeval Titan

1x Craterhoof Behemoth

4x Utopia Sprawl

4x Abundant Growth

4x Garruk Wildspeaker

2x Primal Command

3x Genesis Wave

4x Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

1x Kessig Wolf Run

2x Stomping Ground

14x Forest x 14



3x Blood Moon

3x Beast Within

2x Dismember

3x Kitchen Finks

2x Obstinate Baloth

2x Scavenging Ooze



Constantine went 4-0 with this mostly mono-Green Devotion deck. The deck looks to run a lot of permanents with Green mana symbols in their casting cost and play an early Genesis Wave for a million (roughly). Once the board is bogged down with little green men he plays Craterhoof Behemoth as his finisher giving his army +1 Million/ +1 Million (roughly) and killing the opponent in one shot. Alternatively, the deck can also use Kessig Wolf Run to do the (roughly) million damage the deck is looking to dish out. The deck can also function, somewhat, as a mono-green aggro deck, if for some reason the combo isn’t coming together, with cards like Strangleroot Geist , which conveniently has a double-green casting cost, and Garruk Wildspeaker’s tokens, as well as Kitchen Finks and Obstinate Baloth out of the sideboard

Will we see anything new show up here next week? More wacky combos, more aggro? Who knows! Come to Dave and Adam’s Friday Night Magic every week and find out for yourself!

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