FNM Report

Hey guys! I'm back from FNM. This is my official tournament report.
Here's the decklist I used.

$5 to get in. $2 each to get 3x Bloodbraid Elf and another 50 cents to get 2x Jund Hackblade. 50 cents for 1x Vithian Renegades. I had to bum some money off of Daidream. I also did some trading.

My 2x foil Pristine Angel for his 1x foil Meddling Mage (ARB). Awesome.

My 1x Ethersworn Adjudicator for his 1x Conflux for Daidream. All she needs is a Malfegor and she'll have 1x of each card in Conflux. Awesome.

My 2x Reflecting Pool and 1x Runed Halo for his 1x Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, 4x Blitz Hellion, 1x Maelstrom Pulse, and 1x DCI promo Path to Exile (Guay art). Awesome!

On to the game. There were 10 players, a small turnout, so we had 4 rounds and top 4.

Round 1 - Elf-Ball

Game 1 I get an early start and fill my yard up with Angels. The deck works perfectly. He gets a lousy start and his 1/1 mana accelerators are Electrolyzed. Game 1 ends quickly. Game 2 ends even quicker--a boarded-in Volcanic Fallout and no draw for his elves equals doom.

2-0 win, 1-0 record.

Round 2 - Type 2 Mill

This guy wasn't prepared. He only had a T2 deck and didn't really collect Extended stuff. He wasn't much of a challenge, except for Wall of Denial, which stopped my Angels dead. I used Resurrection to revive Magus of the Disk to pop them out of the way. Game 2 I boarded in Engineered Explosives to get rid of them easier. Worked like a charm.

2-0 win, 2-0 record.

Round 3 - Black Zombie Homebrew

This guy's deck was hastily thrown together; Zombies, featuring Gutless Ghoul, Grave Pact, Lord of the Undead, and an infinite combo with Nantuko Husk, 2 Gravediggers, and Deathrender. He also used Howling Mines and Oversold Cemetary to keep his hand full. Both games went very very slowly, and I had replaced the Akromas in my mainboard so I couldn't end the game swiftly. I won game 1, lost game 2, and game 3 ran on so long, that we went to time. 5 turns left. I had him. I almost had him--but his turn before I could kill him was the fifth, so he ended it and we went into a draw.

1-1-1 draw, 2-0-1 record

Round 4 - BGw Loam

This deck was a powerhouse. Piloted by a good friend of mine. Full of rares, fetches, duals, and well built. Undefeated with a 3-0 record so far. I was stuck on 2 mana in the first game for too long and I was overtaken by Tarmogoyf and Kitchen Finks. The second game was even worse--I was drawing dead, and by the time I dropped Relic of Progenitus and Volcanic Fallout to cut him down, I was already at 2 life.

0-2 loss, 2-1-1 record.

Somehow, miraculously I made it to the 4th seed on the top four. My friend made it to the 1st seed, soooo...

Semifinals - BGw Loam

I played him again. This time, I did a little better. Got trounced in the first game but my sideboard saved my butt the second game. The third game was close--I almost had him, but then he played Crime off of Crime/Punishment and reanimated my Firemane Angel. I barely managed to overpower him with a rush of Lightning Angels and a burn spell. It was a lot of fun.

2-1 win, 3-1-1 record. On to the finals.

Finals - Elf-Glimpse

This deck used the Elf-Ball build with Glimpse of Nature for the win. I lost first game swiftly, and post-board I managed to use Engineered Explosives and Auriok Champion to stall him out during his massive creature generation, but even after playing him out he generated enough brute force to overrun me.

0-2 loss, 3-2-1 record.

We had agreed before the finals to split the prize, 6 packs each. Still, we played the match for our rating. Meh, it was fine.

I traded a Anathemancer and an extra Bloodbraid Elf from the packs I opened to get the last 2 Vithian Renegades I needed. Daidream was super lucky. She opened the packs so her luck got me these:

Sphinx of the Steel Wind
Deathbringer Thoctar
Glory of Warfare
Cloven Casting
Spellbreaker Behemoth
Dragon Broodmother
Defiler of Souls (foil!)

So, in all, today was an awesome haul for me and a great test of my Angel deck. It gets a little mana flooded sometimes, and needs more efficient draw+discard besides Looter il-Kor. One that can block.

Thank you sooo much to Daidream for your support and money and awesome luck. Smile


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