G/B Dinos



Round 1: 2-1

I was up against a 4-color Tezzeret deck. Which isnt as bad as it sounds. The Guy I was playing is a good player but he has a greedy bend to him. His deck had 7 rares, the only other of note was [[Thopter Assembly]].

Game 1: Nothing really happened until turn 6, which is great for me. I dropped a [[Fangren Marauder]] and he dropped a [[Thopter Assembly]]. I had a [[Black Sun’s Zenith]] in my hand and I felt greedy hoping he would play the Assembly again. I felt like he was going to be trading one of his tokens when my Marauder swung in. He hit me with a few tokens and blocked with a few tokens, life totals stayed about the same.

He was eventually in a spot where he had to replay the Assembly. I Black Sun’s Zenith, my life went up to 70 and it was a grind to the end but I won.

Game 2: I can’t remember what I what the board state was but I wasnt a lock for the win but I was in fairly good position, after I zenithed I dropped some of my cards on to the board and accidentally shuffled a few of my lands back in the the deck. It was to big of a mistake to fix so I scooped that game

Game 3: This was a more typical game, he was stuck on land I had dinos out.

Round 2: 2-0

Green white. Game 1 I had a turn 4 Fangren Marauder. Game 2 I cant really remember but I won

Round 3: 2-1
Red-Blue Furnace Celebration. I seemed to have more answers than than he had threats, and If i ever had the Marauder out it basically blanked his furnace celebration.


Black Sun’s Zenith: It should be no suprise that this card is good. But I drew it in 5 of my 8 games. I played it twice in at least three. Twice it was the next card I drew.

Fangren Marauder: This is as good as the CFB crew says, I had an opportunity to grab up to 4 but I think 2 is the right number

Morbid Plunder: This card is amazing, especially after a black sun’s zenith

Viridian Corrupter: I was light on the artifact removal, so this guy would trade and destroy an artifact then usually get grabbed with morbid plunder

Myr Sire: This was great at holding the ground for a few turns till I ramped up to a Marauder

Clone Shell: I think I got lucky with this guy. I hit one of my 6 mana fatties twice and

Spread the Sickness: duh

Virulent wound: Only instant in the deck.

Meh Cards

Rust Tick: I took this over a myr, I think I would rather have had the myr. The power level of this card decreases enough with two packs of Besieged that I should have considered siding it out in many games.

Viridian Claw: I never drew it. Im not sure what my opinion is on this card. Let me know in the comments how you feel

Deck list


BBS Draft: RW Pile

This was a double Besieged – single Scars draft. I went 2-0-1 (we played it out and I lost) but I was kind of surprised this deck did as well as it did. I guess it did have reach and the evasion to get there. I started out trying to go poison but quickly got cut and got passed a flamefiend 4th so decided to jump in to red and abandon infect. I wish I would have jumped in to white a little sooner but it turned out ok. I really like guys

I had three Koth’s Couriers that I sided in round 1 which allowed me to race the dinosaurs deck a bit more effectively. Round two I played a WBr poisonish deck. This guy spent more time complaining about his bad luck about being flooded (we had the same number of lands in play) then trying to figuring out how to win. He then requested my deck, declared his was so much better and he was just unlucky and I drew everything I need to win. This could very well be true but an attitude like that is going to get no sympathy from me. A three color deck with plenty of double colored casting costs, a fairly high curve and a unfocused kill strategy as just as much to do with his loss as my luck.

Decent guys get there, equipment and spin engines can be a beating. Pierce Striders and Flamefiends will mise you a win.

Game three, I was pretty close to winning both games but he exsanguinated me out both games. He was a nice kid, only 14, had only been playing for a year but seemed to know what he was doing.

Anyway enough kvetching here is the list. Im trying this new way of posting deck lists let me know if you like it.

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Uw Flyers Equipment

I would have really like to have Shikari for this deck. I guess since the set is new they drafted two packs of Besieged and one Scars. The cards weren’t really flowing the way I liked. Ideally I like to be in a deck with a lot of removal, but that wasnt open so I just tried to go evasive. I probably could have used a few myr but c’est la vie. I went 2-1 here is the list.

1 Myr Sire
2 Oculus
1 Glint Hawk Idol
1 Gust Skimmer
1 Neurok Invisimancer
1 Pierce Strider
1 Bladed Sentinel
2 Serum Raker
1 Lummengrid Drake
1 Sky Eel-School
1 Victory Herald
1 Myr Battlesphere

1 Divine Offering
1 Strata Scythe
1 Bonehoard
1 Bonds of Quicksilver
2 Vivisection
2 Quicksilver Geyser

1 Screeching Silclaw
2 Brass Squire
2 Ghalma’s Warden
3 Vedalken Infusers (Sometimes things dont work out how you expect)
1 Spire Serpent

Pre-Release Sealed Pool and Deck

I had some bombs but I needed a little bit more removal, maybe a revoke and an arrest would have gotten me there. I went 2-2.

1 Accorder Paladin
1 Leonin Skyhunter
1 Myrsmith
1 Sunspear Shikari
1 Goblin Wardriver
3 Blisterstick Shaman
2 Spin Engine
1 Vulshok Replica
1 Bladed Sentinel
1 Hero of Bladehold
1 Loxodon Partisan
1 Hellkite Igniter

1 Crush
1 Burn the Impure
1 Divine Offering
1 Viridian Claw
1 Cerebral Eruption
1 Trigon of Corruption
2 Turn to Slag


1 Frantic Salvage
1 Kemba Legion
2 Master’s Call

1 Grand Architect
1 Halt Order
1 Mirran Spy
1 Neurok Commando
1 Plated Seastrider
2 Spire Serpent
1 Steady Progress
1 Treasure Mage
1 Turn the Tide
1 Vedalken Infuser
2 Vedalken Certarch

1 Blackcleave Goblin
1 Blistergrub
1 Contagious Nim
1 Dross Hopper
1 Flesh Allergy
1 Grasp of Darkness
1 Hand of the Praetors (foil)
1 Tainted Strike

2 Furnace Celebration
1 Koth Courier
2 Melt Terrain
1 Ogre Geargrabber
2 Rally the Forces
1 Spiraling Duelist
1 Volshok Heartstoker

1 Blight Mamba
1 Carapace Forger
1 Copperhorn Scout
1 Ezuri’s Archers
2 Fangren Marauder
1 Mirran Mettle

1 Auriok Replica
1 Accorder’s Shield
1 Copper Carapace
1 Darksteel Juggernaut
1 Golden Urn
2 Gust-Skimmer
1 Hexplate Golem
1 Ichorclaw Myr
1 Liquimetal Coating
1 Necrogen Censer
1 Neurok Replica
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Silverskin Armor
1 Shimmer Myr
1 Shriekhorn
1 Throne of Geth
1 Training Drone
1 Volshok Replica