M12 Booster Box: Rare and Mythics

We’re finally done sorting out the cards from M12 booster box. Not so lucky. Grrr. I’m still upset with the MRT incident.

Mythic Rare:
[cardlist]
Angelic Destiny
Bloodlord of Vaasgoth
Frost Titan
Furyborn Hellkite
Gideon Jura
Grave Titan
[/cardlist]

Rare:
[cardlist]
Throne of Empires
Worldslayer
Quicksilver Amulet
Monomania
Vengeful Pharaoh
Royal Assassin
Cemetery Reaper
Sutured Ghoul
Call to the Grave
Redirect
Jaces Archivist
Mind Unbound
Arachnus Spinner
Rites of Flourishing
Garruks Horde
Skinshifter
Elvish Archdruid
Reverberate
Scrambleverse
Chandras Phoenix
Warstorm Surge
Flameblast Dragon
Goblin Chieftain
Archon of Justice
Gideons Avenger
Grand Abolisher
Honor of the Pure
Sunpetal Grove
Dragonskull Summit
[/cardlist]

Cards for Sale to follow…

Red Deck Wins, Literally!

My first time to use a red deck (monored deck = RDW) was such an awesome experience! I never thought I can learn the deck in one night and synchronize with it the next morning! Thanks to my boyfriend for the encouragement, deck list and playtests. At first I was confused playing sorceries and instants because I’m used to playing almost nothing but creatures! Yup, been and still an aggro player here.

[deck title=RDW]
[Lands]
4 Arid Mesa
8 Mountains
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Teetering Peaks
[/Lands]

[Creatures]4 Ember Hauler
4 Furnace Scamp
4 Goblin Guide
3 Spikeshot Elder
[/Creatures]

[Spells]4 Arc Trail
1 Chandra, the Firebrand
2 Flameslash
1 Koth of the Hammer
3 Goblin Grenade
4 Lightning Bolt
3 Searing Blaze
4 Shrine of Burning Rage
4 Staggershock
[/Spells]

[Sideboards]2 Act of Aggression
2 Combust
3 Dismember
3 Kiln Fiend
2 Shatter
3 Vulshok Refugee
[/Sideboards][/deck]

I wasn’t really comfortable playing red, and with so much excitement and uneasiness at the same time I forgot to document my matches. Or even take down mental notes at the least. Jitters! The most that I can remember is as follow:

Round 1: WIN
vs Exarch Twin: 2 – 0

What an early rematch for me and my boyfriend. Last time we played M12 PR, we were paired against each other. Grrrr. *wink*

Round 2: LOSS
vs RDW: 1 – 2

Shrine of Burning Rage WARS. He got Manic Vandal, I just got Shatter. He had Devastating Summons, too. And his deck can transform to K-Red.

Round 3: WIN
vs UB Control: 2 – 1

Goblin Grenade FTW! You know how fast RDW works, and I’ve got a good opening hand on two games.

Round 4: WIN
vs Puresteel Metalcraft: 2 – 0

Big thanks to Arc Trail, none of his weenies survived. Thanks to Flame Slash that killed his Batterskull’s Germ, Kiln Fiend + Lightning bolt for ruining his Spellskite + Sword of Body and Mind setup, Spikeshot Elder + Teetering Peeks + 3 Mountains for deadly damage, and to Shrine of the Burning Rage and Staggershock for being my finishers. Game 2 was really in favor of me. He got only one Plains in play, the other 4 lands are colorless. Too bad, he wasn’t able to cast his two Kor Firewalker. I came prepared with Dismember anyway. 🙂

Round 5: WIN
vs UB Control: 2 – 0

Honestly, I’m used to these decks. Even when I was using monowhite Quest, GW Quest, Naya Aggro; I’ve faced a handful of UB players. Sometimes I won, sometimes I loss. Thing is, I really know how their decks work and it’s a goddamn bonus!

I managed to win game 1 to think that my 2nd-4th Mountains became Islands. Grrrr Spreading Seas in 3 consecutive turns! Shrine of Burning Rage dealt 5 damage to my opponent before it got bounced by Into the Roil. Game 2, my Goblin Guides partied with Kiln Fiend and another Goblin Grenade to finish the game.

Finished 4 – 1. Was it the deck, or was it me? Was it the meta at SM North Sky Garden? All I know is that I enjoyed playing this RDW deck and I might play it again in FNMs. Somehow, I felt that playing red still tapped the aggro side of me. My goal is the same with creature-based decks, defeat the opponent in less than 5 turns!

Whew! Finally, another MTG session that revived my senses!

M12 Prerelease

Hello planeswalkers!

DSC01502_M12 Prerelease

Hello walkers!

My boyfriend and I didn’t perform well last PR so I don’t have the guts to post our decklists. I was paired against him on the last round and he let me win. Lol. My only consolation is that I’ve got Chandra the Firebrand on my card pool! Yay! A money rare that covers my PR registration fee.