Friday Night Magic recap for October 10


Hello again, and welcome back to Dave and Adam’s Friday Night recap. This week will be a little different. Instead of two new decks, I’m going to give you three. First up we have our Standard winner from October 10th

Cox Deck List

Joe won with a Red/Green midrange deck which featured powerhouses from previous Standard, such as Stormbreath Dragon, Courser of Kruphix and Xenagos, the Reveler, as well as newer value cards such as M15’s Hornet Queen, Hornet Nest and Goblin Rabblemaster. With all of these tokens popping in and out of play, Joe has also included Purphoros, God of the Forge so he can get a free Shock every time one of the little creatures comes into play allowing him to close out the game even faster.

Up next we have Nathan Ohmit and his take on Death and Taxes in Modern:


1x Eiganjo Castle

4x Ghost Quarter

1x Mikokoro, Center of the Sea

16x Plains

4x Path to Exile

4x Æther Vial

4x Blade Splicer

2x Brimaz, King of Oreskos

1x Eight-and-a-Half-Tails

1x Epochrasite

2x Fiend Hunter

4x Flickerwisp

2x Judge’s Familiar

4x Leonin Arbiter

4x Serra Avenger

3x Spirit of the Labyrinth

3x Thalia, Guardian of Thraben


2x Phyrexian Revoker

2x Dismember

1x Eidolon of Rhetoric

2 Rest in Peace

2 Hushwing Gryff

2 Patrician’s Scorn

2 Kataki, War’s

1 Sunlance

1 Sword of Feast and Famine

Nathan’s deck is a port of the popular Legacy deck of the same name. The point of the deck is to play lots of creatures that provide value, whether they provide an extra creature when they come into play like Blade Splicer or attack like Brimaz, King of Oreskos, or they’re just relatively hard to kill, like Epochrasite, all the while making it difficult for your opponent to play his or her spells, using cards like Judge’s Familiar, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, and even the combination of Leonin Arbiter and Ghost Quarter to create a build-your-own Strip Mine effect. Nathan is also running a tricky combo with his maindeck Spirit of the Labyrinth, by joining it with Mikokoro, Center of the Sea, so that he’s the only one who would be able to draw any cards from it. The deck is low to the ground and difficult to deal with using 1-for-1 removal, making anything short of Supreme Verdict or Anger of the Gods somewhat lackluster. Nathan ended up going 3-1 with his deck this past weekend.

Our Modern winner this past weekend was actually me, and I was playing Naya Zoo:

4x Arid Mesa

4x Windswept Heath

4x Wooded Foothills

2x Sacred Foundry

2x Temple Garden

3x Stomping Ground

1x Plains

1x Forest

1x Mountain

4x Wild Nacatl

4x Goblin Guide

4x Loam Lion

4x Kird Ape

4x Tarmogoyf

4x Flinthoof Boar

2x Ghor-Clan Rampager

4x Lightning Bolt

4x Path to Exile

4x Lightning Helix


3x Boros Charm

2x Magma Spray

1x Elspeth, Knight-Errant

1x Ranger of Eos

2x Qasali Pridemage

2x Relic of Progenitus

2x Stony Silence

2x Ancient Grudge

The deck is very straightforward, with 16 1-drop creatures it wants to be attacking early and often. The burn spells in the deck are more often used as creature removal, clearing the way for your early guys but can also be used to finish of your opponent if they end up at a low enough life total. It may not be a tier 1 deck, but it can easily punish your opponent if they keep a slow opening hand, or if they stumble on lands. Going forward I might shave a land, because flooding out is the worst thing that can happen to the deck and I’d look to retool the sideboard, because I’m not entirely happy with it.

Want to see new decks before they show up here? Come to our Transit road store every Friday night and join one of our three tournaments and you might see your list on here too!

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