Friday Night Magic Recap for 10/31


We were very happy to have so many people show up to our Halloween edition of Friday Night Magic. We have two new winners this week, so let’s get started with our Standard winner Cade Ryan:


4x Thoughtsieze

2x Bile Blight

2x Drown in Sorrow

3x Hero’s Downfall

3x Abzan Charm

2x Utter End

1x Murderous Cut

4x Fleecemane Lion

4x Courser of Kruphix

4x Siege Rhino

2x Wingmate Roc

2x Sorin Solemn Visitor

2x Elspeth Sun’s Champion

4x Sandsteppe Citadel

2x Temple of Silence

2x Temple of Plenty

3x Windswept Heath

4x Temple of Malady

2x Llanowar Wastes

3x Forest

2x Plains

2x Swamp

1x Urborg Tomb of Yawgmoth


2x Despise

1x Erase

1x Nyx Fleece Ram

2x Glare of Heresy

1x Rakshasha Deathdealer

1x Drown in Sorrow

1x Hornet Nest

1x Whip of Erebos

1x Nissa Worldwaker

1x Liliana Vess

1x End Hostilities

1x Mass Calcify

1x Duneblast

Cade was running Abzan Midrange. Cade’s version seems to be a more controlling route, looking to 1-for-1 trade his removal spells for his opponent’s creatures early, then
come over the top with his 4, 5 and 6-mana spells like Siege Rhino, Wingmate Roc and Elspeth, Sun’s Champion. Duneblast out of his sideboard is especially tricky, especially with a monstrous Fleecemane Lion in play, being able to keep a second creature alive through your sweeper.

Our Modern champion from this past weekend was Ryan Leggio (making one of the goofiest faces we’ve seen here):


19x Mountain

4x Goblin Guide

4x Hellspark Elemental

4x Eidolon of the Great Revel

3x Figure of Destiny

4x Lightning Bolt

4x Skullcrack

4x Rift Bolt

4x Lava Spike

3x Flames of the Blood Hand

3x Magma Jet

2x Shard Volley

2x Searing Blood


3x Molten Rain

3x Relic of Progenitus

2x Torpor Orb

3x Smash to Smithereens

2x Phyrexian Revoker

2x Volcanic Fallout

Ryan was running what appears to be his own twist on Mono Red Burn. His deck has the standard Goblin Guides, Eidolon of the Great Revel, Lightning Bolt and the like, but eschews the somewhat sketchy Vexing Devil for another 1-drop creature, Figure of Destiny. Figure can come down on turn 1 and give you something to do with your mana early and late, something that burn has trouble with if they draw too many lands. He’s also running Molten Rain in the sideboard which seems rather good in a format where the color fixing of choice is fetchlands into untapped shocklands. Want to see your name, picture and list up here? Want to show off your latest brew? Come to our Transit Road location every Friday night for Buffalo’s largest Friday Night

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