6/25 Berkley, CA - Eudemonia June Vintage



  • 18 players turned up to battle it out at Eudemonia on the 25th of June. Whilst I have top 8 lists, I unfortunately did not catch the placings. The top 4 ended up splitting. If people could help fill in the blanks, it would be appreciated!

    Timothy Wells - Thing in the Ice

    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Dig Through Time
    3 Flooded Strand
    2 Flusterstorm
    4 Force of Will
    4 Gitaxian Probe
    4 Gush
    1 Island
    1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
    1 Library of Alexandria
    4 Lightning Bolt
    4 Mental Misstep
    1 Misdirection
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    4 Polluted Delta
    1 Ponder
    4 Preordain
    1 Pyroblast
    2 Scab-Clan Berserker
    1 Snapcaster Mage
    1 Spell Pierce
    1 Strip Mine
    4 Thing in the Ice
    1 Time Walk
    1 Treasure Cruise
    1 Tundra
    3 Volcanic Island

    Sideboard
    2 Containment Priest
    2 Dismember
    2 Grafdigger's Cage
    1 Ingot Chewer
    1 Mountain
    2 Null Rod
    1 Pithing Needle
    2 Ravenous Trap
    2 Steel Sabotage

    Max Countryman - Pyro Delver

    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Dack Fayden
    4 Delver of Secrets
    1 Dig Through Time
    4 Flooded Strand
    1 Flusterstorm
    4 Force of Will
    2 Gitaxian Probe
    3 Gush
    2 Island
    2 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
    2 Lightning Bolt
    4 Mental Misstep
    1 Misty Rainforest
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    2 Polluted Delta
    1 Ponder
    3 Preordain
    1 Pyroblast
    1 Strip Mine
    2 Sulfur Elemental
    3 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Time Walk
    1 Treasure Cruise
    2 Tundra
    3 Volcanic Island
    4 Young Pyromancer

    Sideboard
    1 Aegis of the Gods
    2 Containment Priest
    1 Grafdigger's Cage
    1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
    1 Karakas
    2 Path to Exile
    1 Plains
    1 Pyroblast
    2 Rest in Peace
    2 Stony Silence
    1 Swords to Plowshares

    Michael Lynch - Thing in the Ice

    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Dack Fayden
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Dig Through Time
    2 Dismember
    1 Fire // Ice
    3 Flooded Strand
    4 Force of Will
    4 Gitaxian Probe
    4 Gush
    1 Island
    3 Mental Misstep
    1 Merchant Scroll
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Sapphire
    4 Polluted Delta
    1 Ponder
    3 Preordain
    1 Pyroblast
    1 Snapcaster Mage
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Sulfur Elemental
    4 Thing in the Ice
    4 Thoughtseize
    1 Time Walk
    1 Treasure Cruise
    3 Underground Sea
    1 Vendilion Clique
    3 Volcanic Island

    Sideboard
    1 Dismember
    2 Engineered Explosives
    2 Grafdigger's Cage
    3 Ingot Chewer
    4 Leyline of the Void
    1 Pithing Needle
    1 Wasteland
    1 Yixlid Jailer

    Ryan Maddux - Thing in the Moon

    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Black Lotus
    3 Blood Moon
    1 Brainstorm
    2 Dack Fayden
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Flooded Strand
    2 Flusterstorm
    4 Force of Will
    2 Gitaxian Probe
    4 Gush
    5 Island
    3 Lightning Bolt
    4 Mental Misstep
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Polluted Delta
    1 Ponder
    4 Preordain
    1 Pyroblast
    4 Scalding Tarn
    2 Snapcaster Mage
    1 Spell Pierce
    1 Sudden Shock
    4 Thing in the Ice
    1 Time Walk
    1 Treasure Cruise
    3 Volcanic Island

    Sideboard
    1 Engineered Explosives
    4 Grafdigger's Cage
    3 Ingot Chewer
    1 Mindbreak Trap
    2 Ravenous Trap
    2 Scab-Clan Berserker
    2 Shattering Spree

    Michael Mekeel - Two Card Monty

    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Ancient Grudge
    4 Ancient Tomb
    1 Black Lotus
    1 City of Brass
    1 Demonic Consultation
    1 Demonic Tutor
    4 Gemstone Mine
    4 Goblin Welder
    4 Grindstone
    4 Helm of Obedience
    4 Leyline of the Void
    3 Mana Confluence
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mana Vault
    1 Memory Jar
    2 Mental Misstep
    4 Mishra's Workshop
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    4 Painter's Servant
    1 Pyroblast
    2 Red Elemental Blast
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Tinker
    1 Tolarian Academy
    1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Wheel of Fortune

    Sideboard
    2 Abrupt Decay
    1 Ancient Grudge
    1 Balance
    2 Containment Priest
    2 Defense Grid
    4 Leyline of Sanctity
    1 Nature's Claim
    1 Sphinx of the Steel Wind
    1 Trinisphere

    Ryan Kennedy - Omni Oath

    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Brainstorm
    3 Burning Wish
    1 Daze
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
    4 Forbidden Orchard
    4 Force of Will
    1 Griselbrand
    1 Island
    1 Mana Crypt
    4 Mental Misstep
    1 Merchant Scroll
    1 Misdirection
    3 Misty Rainforest
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    4 Oath of Druids
    4 Omniscience
    3 Polluted Delta
    1 Ponder
    4 Preordain
    3 Show and Tell
    1 Time Walk
    2 Tropical Island
    2 Underground Sea
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Volcanic Island

    Sideboard
    3 Abrupt Decay
    2 Ancient Grudge
    1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
    1 Enter the Infinite
    1 Massacre
    2 Ravenous Trap
    1 Show and Tell
    1 Tendrils of Agony
    2 Thoughtseize
    1 Toxic Deluge

    Eliot Burk - Land Still

    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Crucible of Worlds
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Disenchant
    1 Engineered Explosives
    1 Faerie Conclave
    4 Flooded Strand
    1 Flusterstorm
    4 Force of Will
    2 Island
    3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    1 Library of Alexandria
    2 Mana Drain
    4 Mental Misstep
    1 Mindbreak Trap
    3 Mishra's Factory
    1 Moat
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Polluted Delta
    2 Snapcaster Mage
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Spell Snare
    4 Standstill
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Supreme Verdict
    3 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Time Walk
    1 Treasure Cruise
    4 Tundra
    4 Wasteland

    Sideboard
    2 Containment Priest
    1 Disenchant
    2 Ethersworn Canonist
    1 Grafdigger's Cage
    2 Moat
    1 Plains
    2 Rest in Peace
    1 Spell Pierce
    1 Stony Silence
    1 Supreme Verdict
    1 Swords to Plowshares

    Robert Bartlett - Dark Petition Oath

    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Bayou
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Brainstorm
    2 Dark Petition
    4 Dark Ritual
    1 Demonic Tutor
    4 Duress
    1 Engineered Explosives
    4 Forbidden Orchard
    2 Gitaxian Probe
    2 Griselbrand
    1 Imperial Seal
    1 Library of Alexandria
    1 Lion's Eye Diamond
    1 Lotus Petal
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mana Vault
    1 Mind's Desire
    2 Misty Rainforest
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    2 Mox Opal
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    4 Oath of Druids
    2 Polluted Delta
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Tendrils of Agony
    1 Tezzeret the Seeker
    1 Time Vault
    1 Time Walk
    1 Timetwister
    1 Tolarian Academy
    3 Underground Sea
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Voltaic Key
    1 Yawgmoth's Bargain
    1 Yawgmoth's Will

    Sideboard
    1 Balance
    2 Chain of Vapor
    1 Defense Grid
    1 Engineered Explosives
    2 Hurkyl's Recall
    1 Island
    2 Massacre
    2 Nature's Claim
    2 Ravenous Trap
    1 Swamp

    For this event, I went with a brew: Dark Petition Oath. The deck was a lot of fun: I did not end up killing myself too much...

    Round 1, 0-2, against Jaco Eldrazi. Game 1, after mulling to 6 on the draw, there were too many sphere effects! I resolved an oath, with 6 cards left in my library. An Endbringer sealed the deal. Game two, after again mulling to 6, my turn 1 oath was followed by a grafdigger's cage. A second cage, a sphere, then a trinisphere kept me from doing anything meaningful.

    Round 2, 2-1, against DPS. I don't have much in the way of notes for these games, but the round nearly went to time. There were not many turns, but each turn was quite complicated.

    Round 3, 2-0, against Stand Still. Yawg Will won me both games - in game 1, it returned a vault to play, whilst in game two, it setup a lethal tendrils.

    Round 4, 2-1, against Omni Oath. Game 1, Griselbrand beatdown got him there. Game two, I stormed off on turn 2. Game 3 was a comedy of errors by both of us. My opponent had forgotten to remove a burning wish target from their deck, and I screwed up a tendrils kill. Griselbrand gave me a second chance, and was able to get me there.

    Round 5, ID

    Top 8, 0-2, TiTi. Game 1, TiTi bouncing my Griselbrand was not fun. Unfortunately, Griselbrand was not able to sculpt me a hand that would let me win on the spot. Game 2, a yawgmoth's bargain and 6 life could not net me enough cards. I died to a top decked lightning bolt. I did manage to EE a TiTi, which was nice.

    Was I happy with my deck? The deck was a lot of fun. Most oath activations lead to me winning the game. There were only a handful of non-oath storm wins. Tezzeret confused people, but vault key was able to win me several games. The deck certainly needs more tuning. The sheer number of cages and priests makes oath less attractive path. The disruption package worked as I would have hoped against blue, but felt weak against Eldrazi, but one round is hardly a great data point to go by. Jamming so many combos together in the one deck has pros and cons. It is not consistent, but it is hard to attack.



  • @rbartlet Thank you for the report! That's quite a few Gushes in the top 4...



  • Thank you, Tim, for posting the decklists! I'm glad we had a good turnout despite the fact that I and others were unable to make this one.



  • I should add: the top 8 is currently in no specific order - rather it was the order in which lists were typed up. There were a number of eldrazi lists there on the day, although none made it to top 8. Interestingly, I also would suggest that oath was over represented. Thing in the ice proved a popular, and rewarding choice.



  • I was on Two-Card Monte and split top 4.

    I beat white Eldrazi (through Leyline of Sanctity) 2-0, colorless Eldrazi 2-0 and Forgemaster Shops 2-1, ID'd twice (played for funsies with Landstill and got wrecked 0-2), then beat a TITI deck 2-0 in the top 8.

    The deck felt far better than it seemed when goldfishing, but I think I was also drawing quite a bit better than average... I had a lot of opening hands with a full combo, and drew the timely Tutor / Tinker / Wheel in some instances with no deck manipulation. It seems like a great counter to the Eldrazi menace given the spheres don't cripple you like they do other decks.

    Play of the day was in a friendly with white Eldrazi. Turn 1 grind through Leyline. Ancient Tomb (2), Lotus (2RRR), Mana Vault (4RRR), Painter (2RRR), Grindstone (1RRR), REB your Leyline (1RR), activate Grindstone.



  • There are some pretty cool decklists in this Top 8. Thank you for sharing!


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