Friday Night Magic recap for October 17 & 24


Hello everybody, and welcome back to Dave and Adam’s Friday Night recap. First up, our winners from two weeks ago Joe Cox and Adam Stadelman:


3x Goblin Rabblemaster

3x Hordeling Outburst

3x Lightning Strike

3x Magma Jet

3x Stoke the Flames

3x Stormbreath Dragon

2x Purphoros, God of the Forge

3x Courser of Kruphix

3x Elvish Mystic

3x Hornet Nest

3x Hornet Queen

3x Sylvan Caryatid

2x Xenagos, the Reveler

7x Forest

8x Mountain

4x Temple of Abandon

4x Wooded foothills

Joe managed to win Standard in back-to-back weeks, running back the same list that got him there the first time. He explained to me how he tries to be mindful of sweepers, such as Bile Blight, which is one of the few ways to effectively deal with value creatures like Goblin Rabblemaster and Hornet Queen, the latter of which is a nightmare for the Abzan lists that are running around.Adam won our Modern event that week, with his Affinity list:


4x Blinkmoth Nexus

4x Inkmoth Nexus

4x Darksteel Citadel

3x Glimmervoid

1x Island

4x Mox Opal

4x Springleaf Drum

4x Galvanic Blast

2x Shrapnel Blast

4x Ensoul Artifact

4x Cranial Plating

1x Ghostfire Blade

4x Ornithopter

1x Memnite

4x Signal Pest

4x Vault Skirge

4x Archbound Ravager

2x Master of Etherium

2x Etched Champion


3x Stain the Mind

1x Tormod’s Crypt

1x Whipflare

1x Shrapnel Blast

1x Grafdigger’s Cage

1x Illness in the Ranks

2x Spellskite

3x Ancient Grudge

Adam was running a fairly stock Affinity list, with one minor tweak. This time he decided to cut one Memnite for a singleton Ghostfire Blade from Khans of Tarkir. There has been some speculation as to whether or not the new equipment will find a home in the mostly colorless aggro deck, and Adam seemed to find some success with the new card here.

Moving up to our events from this past week, we have two new faces atop our standings,

Melissa Harder and Erik Quattro:


4x Butcher of the Horde

2x Stormbreath Dragon

1x Chandra, Pyromaster

3x Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker

3x Anger of the Gods

3x Banishing Light

3x Chained to the Rocks

2x Despise

2x End Hostilities

4x Hero’s Downfall

4x Thoughtseize

4x Utter End

1x Battlefield Forge

4x Bloodstained Mire

4x Caves of Koilos

3x Mountain

3x Nomad Outpost

2x Plains

1x Swamp

2x Temple of Malice

1x Temple of Silence

3x Temple of Triumph

1x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth


1x Anger of the Gods

3x Bile Blight

3x Crackling Doom

2x Drown in Sorrow

1x Erebos, God of the Dead

1x Hushwing Gryff

4x Nyx-Fleece Ram

Melissa took her take on Mardu control to the top of our Standard standings this past weekend. She looked to control the board with lots of spot removal, including the full
four of Hero’s Downfall and Utter End, and even including the full four maindeck Thoughtseize, and Despise to tear opponents’ hands apart. Once her opponents had nothing left on board or in their hands she could end the game quickly with a Stormbreath Dragon, Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker, or a Butcher of the Horde. Finally, our Modern winner from this past weekend was Erik Quattro:


4x Scapeshift

4x Dig Through Time

4x Cryptic Command

4x Search for Tomorrow

4x Sakura-Tribe Elder

4x Remand

3x Izzet Charm

4x Lightning Bolt

2x Electrolyze

2x Snapcaster Mage

2x Mountain

2x Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

4x Misty Rainforest

3x Island

3x Forest

4x Steam Vents

4x Stomping Grounds

2x Breeding Pool

1x Flooded Grove

1x Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded


2x Anger of the Gods

3x Obstinate Baloth

2x Chalice of the Void

2x Engineered Explosives

2x Teferi, Mage of Zalfir

2x Shatter Storm

1x Ancient Grudge

1x Batterskull

Eric brought Red/Blue/Green Scapeshift to our FNM this past weekend. Scapeshift is a combo deck that looks to build up a critical mass of lands in play, then cast Scapeshift. They sacrifice any number of lands to the sorcery’s effect, and then search their library for basic lands equal to the number of lands sacrificed. The deck wins by searching out enough mountains and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle to kill their opponent in one shot. Erik decided to try out some new tech from Khans of Tarkir in his build, using Dig Through Time to help him find his combo pieces that much easier. Will we continue to see new faces rise to the top of our tournaments? Want to see your picture up here too? Come to our Friday Night Magic tournaments at our Transit Road location for your shot to end up here.

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