Final Update before Saltlake City GP 29/03/2012

This is the final version of the deck that I will be running at the Saltlake City GP. Most of the last minute changes were in the sideboard, however I dropped 1 Day of Judgment and 1 Tezzeret's Gambit for 2 Devil's Play for an alternate win condition, and because it is great for both Koth of the Hammer and Chandra, the Firebrand s -2 abilities. If you have any questions, just post a comment, and don't forget to +1 if you like it and want to wish me luck at the GP =P

Updated 22/03/2012

The people arguing for 4 Day of Judgment have won me over so we are currently have 7 board wipes in the form of 4 Day of Judgment and 3 Slagstorm .

I really want to give this deck a shot at the Saltlake City GP. This deck has shaped up to the point where it is finally a contender against some of the other decks running around in standard at the moment. It has the the biggest problem with B/U Zombies where that match is about 45:55, But after the side bore it is usually 70:30. other then that, the deck usually stabilizes at about 8 life or so, so burn and other direct damage is a pain. OH, a Mono green Hexproof deck rapes this deck EVERY time. So here is hoping I don't see any at the GP... The matchup from my experience is like, 10:90, AT BEST. and the guy I play has Creeping Corrosion sideboarded... Anyways, happy playing all.


The Argument has been won! Kuldotha Phoenix has been dropped and has been replaced with Koth of the Hammer. His synergy with the deck is far greater. Any other last minute changes before the GP with be thought upon greatly.

Also +1 if you like the deck =P



Soooo I have the ABSOLUTE worst luck ever it seems... I went 3-4 drop in the GP and 4-5 in the SC Open. I had a round 1 bye which was kinda nice, followed by a match-up with Delver which I won 2-0, I basically wiped his board and he couldn't draw an answer fast enough for Koth of the Hammer + Chandra, the Firebrand fast enough. I ended up winning the second round in a similar manner but with a forked Devil's Play before he could swing for for lethal. The next match from there was u/w humans... I basically won thanks to the stupid amount of board wipes in my deck... Next was Wolfrun and I just got rolled, We didn't anticipate as much Wolfrun as there was but even then I should do "ok" against them. I basically got flooded then screwed and that was that. From then on I couldn't draw to save my life... I basically faced 3 Delver list in a row and was either mana screwed or flooded and when I wasn't, I wasn't drawing any boardwipes to deal with hexproof =.= So I will be addressing that issue sometime in the near future. I was sad to say that I didn't see a single R/G aggro, or Naya Aggro, or Zombies, OR even control (which usually just auto losses to me). So basically, I didn't get to face a deck that I have a good match against... But as is life, i will be editting the deck in the near future to make it a bid more stable then it actually is. Thanks for reading.

(P.S. Faith's Shield was amazing! It won me so many games by either saving a Planeswalker or me with fateful hour... There was also a judge called on me EVER time I used it which was kind of funny. It was a great card and I almost want to run 3 in the sideboard Most people only try killing a Planeswalker right before they are about to do their ultimate If you try running it, you will certainly catch people of guard.)

If you have any questions leave them in the comments.


Emrakool says... #1

Where is Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix? I would go with maybe 10 MountainMTG Card: Mountain and 3 PlainsMTG Card: Plains as with sphere and your only white spell at 4cc you should easily make the 2nd white mana by turn 4. Glad to see something original in the format good luck! +1

March 14, 2012 5:32 p.m.

Fluttershy says... #2

I am going to be doing some playtesting tonight, and even more at FNM. I didn't put Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix mainly because I have Kuldotha PhoenixMTG Card: Kuldotha Phoenix running in the deck. I find that I am usually to busy controlling the board and when I am not, Kuldotha PhoenixMTG Card: Kuldotha Phoenix is just all around better to have in play.Then again depending on how I run my sideboard, I may switch over for Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix so I can run Grafdigger's CageMTG Card: Grafdigger's Cage. but then again it kinda depends on my bad matches.

March 14, 2012 6:41 p.m.

Leaf-steel says... #3

I like it. I say some Grafdigger's CageMTG Card: Grafdigger's Cage and Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix sideboard would be nice for grave based matchups to shut them down. +1'd. Awesome idea, truly. Good luck with it!

March 14, 2012 7:53 p.m.

esterk says... #4

I really like this deck idea. Kuldotha PhoenixMTG Card: Kuldotha Phoenix is a card that I've felt has been mostly overlooked, and it fits really well here. Your sideboard should definitely include a couple Ratchet BombMTG Card: Ratchet Bombs. They are great against token decks, and work for your Metalcraft.


March 14, 2012 8:30 p.m.

Fluttershy says... #5

So sadly the only guy I got to playtest with today played some stupid, janky Leonin Relic-WarderMTG Card: Leonin Relic-Warder deck where he played Leonin Relic-WarderMTG Card: Leonin Relic-Warder then while his first ability was on the stack would Saving GraspMTG Card: Saving Grasp it or similar to exile my stuff permanently... so it was just a terrible match period and I saw no way to beat it with my deck ever... especially when he got Liquimetal CoatingMTG Card: Liquimetal Coating on board =.= I added a potential sideboard that will probably need some revision.

March 15, 2012 4:01 a.m.

Emrakool says... #6

Try boarding Torpor OrbMTG Card: Torpor Orb?

March 15, 2012 4:18 a.m.

Fluttershy says... #7

OMG I forgot about that card... deals with... Titans, annoying , etc. that is an auto 3 of in my books ty for that.

March 15, 2012 4:28 a.m.

Emrakool says... #8

Anytime. :) Also since Grafdigger's CageMTG Card: Grafdigger's Cage ruins your only creature and Lux CannonMTG Card: Lux Cannon almost never goes off I would consider swapping them for Oblivion RingMTG Card: Oblivion Ring and Nihil SpellbombMTG Card: Nihil Spellbomb. For matches against undying you can trigger the spellbomb to remove their graveyard before the creature has a chance to come back.

March 15, 2012 4:48 a.m.

Fluttershy says... #9

So I removed 1 Day of JudgmentMTG Card: Day of Judgment for 1 SlagstormMTG Card: Slagstorm mainboard. The SlagstormMTG Card: Slagstorm, 2 Grafdigger's CageMTG Card: Grafdigger's Cage, 2 Lux CannonMTG Card: Lux Cannon, 1 Gideon JuraMTG Card: Gideon Jura, 1 Torpor OrbMTG Card: Torpor Orb, and 1 Ratchet BombMTG Card: Ratchet Bomb became 3 Oblivion RingMTG Card: Oblivion Ring which gets pesky Planeswalkers and the such I had trouble reaching before, along with stuff that I simple simple don't want to hit the graveyard if I can avoid it, 3 Nihil SpellbombMTG Card: Nihil Spellbomb for decks like B/U Zombies or B/U control that rely heavily on their graveyards, and 2 CombustMTG Card: Combust for stupid decks that try to always counter my stuff... That's right, I am looking at you Delver decks t(<.<t)

March 15, 2012 6:31 a.m.

blixna_waka says... #10


XD+1 though, I like it.

March 16, 2012 9:54 a.m.

minosmagnus says... #11

lol, yeah for the phoenix :), I remember OVER using that guy and now you just don't see metalcraft outside of tempered steel decks. I'm glad with the build here and honestly I can't add more than to emphasize the Grafdigger's CageMTG Card: Grafdigger's Cage and Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix on the sideboard. +1

March 19, 2012 10:04 a.m.

Fluttershy says... #12

The reason that I don't play Grafdigger's CageMTG Card: Grafdigger's Cage + Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix in the sideboard is simply because I know they will be running artifact hate post sideboard. When i did try running it, it was destroyed 4/5 times or they would Mental MisstepMTG Card: Mental Misstep it (who plays that that >.>) that and it takes up a large portion of my sideboard that i would other wise have better cards for other matchups. However, thank-you for the input, I did try it and it just wasn't working for me is all.

March 20, 2012 1:02 p.m.

jwaters1 says... #13

nice! +1! check mine out deck:metal-obliterator

March 20, 2012 6:09 p.m.

killer89247 says... #14

love the deck! +1 from me ! Check Out my decks killer89247

March 21, 2012 4 p.m.

lbiedma says... #15

Have you thought about Faithless LootingMTG Card: Faithless Looting in this deck? Maybe it can help you accelerate your game a bit, and you can always discard a phoenix to make him come back from the graveyard, although it can give you a bit of card disadvantage... =/

March 21, 2012 7:11 p.m.

Sharky_ says... #16

Aggro got you down? BatterskullMTG Card: Batterskull.

March 22, 2012 1:44 a.m.

Sharky_ says... #17

Also I feel obliged to mention Arc TrailMTG Card: Arc Trail as another incredibly effective way to neuter aggro.

March 22, 2012 1:47 a.m.

Sharky_ says... #18

Also I feel obliged to mention Arc TrailMTG Card: Arc Trail as another incredibly effective way to neuter aggro.

March 22, 2012 1:47 a.m.

entropy101 says... #19

you want life gain and have 4 creatures in the entire deck.Timely ReinforcementsMTG Card: Timely Reinforcements with chandra...12 life and 6 creatures. you could fit three in the Sb if your willing to cut down on sweepers, post board you have 10 sweepers do you need That many? also why are there no Devil's PlayMTG Card: Devil's Plays? at worst its early creature removal with flash back and is another win con with chandra

i would also consider adding some black duel lands so you can cantrip off the spell bomb with out using sphere, it wont strech the mana at all

March 23, 2012 9:38 a.m.

Why not run 4 shrines. You want it turn two. So running four is not a bad idea.

March 23, 2012 9:41 a.m.

minosmagnus says... #21

-1xTumble MagnetMTG Card: Tumble Magnet = +1xShrine of Burning RageMTG Card: Shrine of Burning Rage and I agree on the Timely ReinforcementsMTG Card: Timely Reinforcements I do say.

March 23, 2012 9:52 a.m.

kingboo3000 says... #22

Have you ever won a single game with infect damage? I not, or at least not many, I would seriously drop those Inkmoth NexusMTG Card: Inkmoth Nexuses. BUT THEY'RE THE BEST LAND IN THE FORMAT!!-But, they don't work in a deck that has no way of increasing their damage output.

Anyway, switching to basics will help you not get color-screwed anyway.

March 24, 2012 8:11 a.m.

minosmagnus says... #23

@kingboo3000 the inkmoths are in there for that alternate win-con. Volt-charge helps and equiping an inkmoth with batterskull late game is just dirty.

March 24, 2012 9:23 a.m.

Fluttershy says... #24

@kingboo3000 I have infact won with infect damage before. It usually happens against control matchups or other late game decks... Chandra, the FirebrandMTG Card: Chandra, the Firebrand + Volt ChargeMTG Card: Volt Charge or Tezzeret's GambitMTG Card: Tezzeret's Gambit adds infect through proliferation against decks that gain loads of life, it is easier to win with, and some decks only removal is instant against non-landsor just sorcery speed.

March 24, 2012 2:36 p.m.

kingboo3000 says... #25

Okay, then continue on, friends! Just trying to help.

March 24, 2012 9:31 p.m.

deastrer says... #26

hey nice deck dude:) can u help me out with mine?? Vamps are mad

March 25, 2012 3:02 p.m.

chameleonist says... #27

i would use red sun's zenith instead of devil's play since they both do the same thing, plus RSZ recurs constantly and can deal with undying creatures

March 29, 2012 4:16 a.m.

JonnyG21 says... #28

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