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Winterblast on Which deck for FNM?

5 days ago

We have an EDH tournament before the Ixalan midnight pre-release (finally, after almost a whole year) and it has been announced that it will be 1 vs 1 and with the normal commander banlist and rules (40 life, 1 free mulligan,...). Winner gets a fatal push promo.

We have already been discussing the matter and the big question is which deck should we play. We agreed that it's best to play a deck that we know well, so my choice is between Augustin's $t4ks (Primer) and The Incredible, Undisruptable Hulk. I could play Kess Doomsday but I don't have much practice with my deck yet. I would exchange a few cards in the Stax for 1 vs 1 play, maybe add a Serra Ascendant and Monastery Mentor but the combo decks would be played as they are.

My known opponents will choose between arcum dagssson/5c hermit druid, chain veil teferi/atraxa infect and others might play selvala, prossh, venser, baral, narset and low tier stuff. We don't know how many people will come but unknown strangers will probably bring rather weak decks or top generals with suboptimal builds.

Should I play Stax or Hulk? What will be the better choice against both tuned decks and casuals? I'm really not sure if I can get enough practice with my Storm deck to avoid misplays in stressful situations.

Thanks for your help!

Winterblast on Iconic Masters pre-orders

1 week ago

So, since yesterday Iconic Masters displays and singles can be pre-ordered on magiccardmarket. If you had a look at the cards, there's mana drain and all the phyrexian praetors as mythics, flusterstorm as rare and other stuff...

The question is, does it make sense to pre-order now for slightlyless than 200 Euro (shipping included) or is it unrealistic to get that much value out of a display? Is it better to buy 2 displays to have a better chance of getting a high priced mythic or foils?