Thank you both! I am really proud of the deck (specially after the hard time to sign those Dark Petitions and Cabal Rituals) as I like the archetype very much.
I enjoy playing with it from time to time when the meta is favorable. Which I thought it was atm. However, I had to navigate hard matchups all day. At least it felt like I was running in an uphill battle all day long XD:
Great work, thanks for collating! Are the videos saved on Twitch for us to watch? If so, a link would be brilliant - will be interesting to see what has changed and what remains the same in this new meta :)
I'm not sure if this is something you've been playing for a while, but I'm interested in your approach. (Specifically the Sylvan Caryatid)
How was the Caryatid? Could you envision a Vintage deck that plays more than one? Or is it just only viable as a singleton with GSZ?
I've been testing GSZ for about a month and a half. The list I played on the VSL had no general meta applicability as it was tuned for what I expected in the Pod.
The Caryatid is great. I like the extra acceleration to pump out Jace, GSZ, Leo, and the Titan and to have a residual board position after Gushing. I prefer that mana sources simply do their job and had no patience anymore for the hassle of Deathrite Shaman, where you have no idea whether it will generate mana due to the ubiquity of Misstep, Plow, Decay, surprise Dig Through Times, and opposing Shamans as well as the awkwardness that results when there are no lands in the graveyard.
If there is any deck that would run more than 1 Caryatid, it would be a Superfriends list with 4 CMC sweepers/Moat where you really benefit from the color fixing and significantly from the untargetable 0/3 blocker while setting up or defending walkers. I would definitely play a Sylvan Caryatid and Sylvan Library in Nahiri if I ran it again.
Congrats on the win, Mean Mr. Mustard! I tuned into the coverage for a couple rounds and appreciated the work of Nick Coss and the technical staff. Eli Kassis can play the main event next time for all I care, the guy was at a complete loss for enthusiasm, annunciation and card identification.
@PeAcH any chance you can post this to MTGGoldfish? Let me know if you need help doing it. FYI I found out that the website can read any card name in the lists regardless of capitalization as long as the spelling is correct.
@enderfall Honestly, I thought the field now wasnt nearly as good as last time I played the P9C. Even at 4-0 some opponents played very suboptimal. For example, in my previous P9C I just got owned by Diophan and ended up in 9th. So I'm not too sure how much this data even tells you about the various matchups.