Quote from NapoleonBonaparte »Just finished 13th in my RPTQ with Mono Green Tron!!
2x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
3x Wurmcoil Engine
2x Walking Ballista
1x World Breaker
4x Karn Liberated
2x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
4x Expedition Map
4x Chromatic Sphere
4x Chromatic Star
4x Oblivion Stone
4x Sylvan Scrying
4x Ancient Stirrings
3x Relic of Progenitus
1x Horizon Canopy
4x Urza's Mine
4x Urza's Power Plant
4x Urza's Tower
1x Ghost Quarter
1x Sanctum of Ugin
1x Emrakul, the Promised End
3x Thought-Knot Seer
2x Surgical Extraction
1x Grafdigger's Cage
3x Nature's Claim
2x Spatial Contortion
2-0 Against Burn
Game 1 won with a turn 3 Wurmcoil on the play
Game 2 had another turn 3 Wurmcoil and he had no path. GG.
0-2 Against Mono-Red Pheonix
Game 1: Died on turn 3 on the draw. He curved double Swiftspear into double phoenix from the yard.
Game 2: Game lasted a little longer but I couldnt find a lifegaining threat in Wurmcoil and Thragtusk. Just got burned out with Fiery Temper and Bolt. GG.
2-1 Against "Tron" Mirror
Game 1: won with turn 3 karn on the play
Game 2: died to turn 4 Emrakul the Aeons Torn off of Aetherworks Marvel. Weird tron deck but I got-got
Game 3: Another turn 3 karn on the play. GG.
2-1 Against Bant Spirits
Game 1: Won with curving Wurmcoil into Ugin on turn 5, opponent's clock wasnt fast enough
Game 2: Opponent had a great mix of disruption and clock, I didnt draw a sweeper, the perfect recipe to beat tron. Side note: Remember that Phantasmal Image CANNOT copy a creature that it enters with off of Collected Company. My opponent tried this and I called a judge, the first judge said that he could do it so I asked for the head judge and the head judge confirmed that Phantasmal Image must copy a creature that was on the battlefield prior to the collected company since it is an "as it enters" effect in which there is no time to respond. Dont be fooled people.
Game 3: My opponent kept a 1 lander with vial and got screwed. GG.
1-2 Againt Burn
Game 1: Had turn 4 Wurmcoil on the draw but it was too slow.
Game 2: Quick thragtusk with no Skullcrack effect, GG.
Game 3: Made a misplay, cracked my sphere when i had a nature's claim in hand when i should of waited to hit it with claim. He had the 4 creature draw and I played thragtusk but he won through it. GG.
2-0 Against UR Pheonix
Game 1: My opponent kinda just durdled with a bunch of faithless lootings. Surprising that i won when my opponent casts 3 brainstorms haha. I had trn 4 tron with endless threats.
Game 2: Opponents hand was a bit better but still kinda durdly. I had turn 4 ulamog exiling 2 lands which he countered with ceremonious rejection. He couldnt counter all my threats and I overwhelmed him. GG.
Overall with the limited experience i have in the new pheonix matchups i can agree that mono red is unfavorable and the UR version is favorable. The mono red version is just much faster and has plenty of reach. Tron is a great deck people, keep up the good work and beat the haters!!
I’d be interested in how you sideboarded for the Phoenix matches. Good job on the results!