Sick Regionals Tech! (Or Shameless Hit Whoring 101)

Some people suggested that the Ban Jace kerfuffle this week was a shameless attempt at generating hits for my new blog. That’s just silly. Anyone with the slightest clue knows that if one really wants to shamelessly trawl for hits, one merely need post an article filled with decklists.

Like this one.

Best of luck to those of you battling it out at Regionals this weekend. Obviously the overwhelming lesson from the last eight weeks is that you should be playing Jace. However, if you are too stubborn to learn that lesson, there have been a number of fine gentlemen that have gone out of their way to help you out.

Translation: Not one of these fuckers has a Jace, the Mind Sculptor in it. Well, except Conley’s. Sorry.

Conley Woods’ Vampires [Full article can be found here]

4 Gatekeeper of Malakir
4 Abyssal Persecutor
4 Go for the Throat
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
4 Jace the Mind Sculptor
1 Grave Titan
1 Sphinx of Jwar Isle
4 Mana Leak
2 Bloodhusk Ritualist
1 Duress
4 Preordain
1 Deprive
1 Into the Roil
4 Creeping Tar Pit
4 Darkslick Shores
4 Drowned Catacomb
3 Tectonic Edge
2 Island
5 Swamp
1 Scalding Tarn
2 Marsh Flats

Sideboard
3 Flashfreeze
2 Doom Blade
1 Duress
2 Disfigure
1 Jace Beleren
1 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Volition Reins
1 Peace Strider
2 Ratchet Bomb
1 Tectonic Edge

Flores produced a very cool Mono-White Control deck[Full article found here $$$]

MWC by Michael J Flores
2 Contagion Clasp
4 Everflowing Chalice
1 Sword of Body and Mind
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
3 Tumble Magnet
1 Wurmcoil Engine
4 Squadron Hawk
3 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Wall of Omens
1 Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
1 Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
1 Day of Judgment
4 Survival Cache
4 All Is Dust
9 Plains
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Inkmoth Nexus
4 Kabira Crossroads
4 Tectonic Edge
1 Eye of Ugin

Sideboard:
2 Contagion Clasp
1 Tumble Magnet
4 Baneslayer Angel
4 Kor Firewalker
2 Celestial Purge
2 Day of Judgment

While 9th place finisher from GP Barcelona Sergio Garcia went in a slightly different MWC direction [Full article found here $$$]

MWC by Sergio Garcia
1 Bonehoard
2 Mortarpod
1 Sword of Body and Mind
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
1 Sylvok Lifestaff
4 Pilgrim’s Eye
2 Kor Sanctifiers
4 Squadron Hawk
4 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Sun Titan
3 Wall of Omens
2 Journey to Nowhere
3 Elspeth Tirel
4 Day of Judgment

11 Plains
4 Emeria, the Sky Ruin
4 Marsh Flats
4 Tectonic Edge
1 Terramorphic Expanse

Sideboard:
4 Kor Firewalker
2 Celestial Purge
2 Divine Offering
2 White Sun’s Zenith
4 Memoricide
1 Swamp

Meanwhile Zvi says Hawkward gets pretty intriguing as Caw-Blade decks move their mass removal out of the maindeck. He also mentioned you might want to emphasize two toughness a bit more (Clasps) and that Leonin Elder maindeck would make Hawks and Mystics, well, awkward.  I personally have not played it enough to tune the deck but here’s the original list from the PT.

Hawkward by Zvi Mowshowitz
1 Chimeric Mass
4 Glint Hawk Idol
4 Memnite
4 Ornithopter
2 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Signal Pest
4 Steel Overseer
4 Vector Asp
4 Ardent Recruit
4 Glint Hawk
4 Tempered Steel
3 Mox Opal

10 Plains
4 Contested War Zone
4 Seachrome Coast

Sideboard:
1 Ratchet Bomb
3 Refraction Trap
4 Spell Pierce
3 Unified Will
3 Island
1 Glacial Fortress

And finally I’ve been having a surprising amount of fun with Goblins (no fear, kids). The maindeck is mostly Kilhefner from SCG Dallas with Searing Blazes and fetchlands, but I’ve mucked around with the sideboard a bit to help battle against Firewalkers. I enjoy this deck slightly more than Red Deck Wins because of all the hasty goblin synergy, but the back of my mind keeps wondering if we can’t sneak a pair of Jaces in.

Wait.

Check that.

…a pair of KOTHs in. Some of you might say, “Yo Knutson, if you hadn’t been stirring shit all week and had instead been playtesting, you’d know that already.” You’re probably right. On the other hand, if I had written THAT article, it would be on SCG Premium right now and you wouldn’t have THIS one.

Blazing Goblins
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Goblin Chieftain
4 Spikeshot Elder
4 Staggershock
1 Arc Trail
4 Goblin Bushwhacker
4 Goblin Wardriver
3 Searing Blaze
1 Burst Lightning

4 Goblin Guide
4 Ember Hauler
3 Teetering Peaks
2 Tectonic Edge
3 Arid Mesa
3 Scalding Tarn
12 Mountain

Sideboard
3 Perilous Myr
2 Arc Trail
2 Molten-Tail Masticore
4 Mark of Mutiny
3 Manic Vandal
1 Ratchet Bomb

Good luck this weekend.

–CardGame
@mixedknuts on Twitter

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