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Editted previous post with links to the 1st round, top 4 and finals on twitch. Enjoy!

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Hey there folks,

This last Saturday I won the May edition of the Catalan Vintage League with White Eldrazi. We were only 18 players this time, less players ever in a LCV, which is very bad news. Anyway, here's the decklist I played:

Maindeck:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Cavern of Souls
3 Eldrazi Temple
2 Karakas
5 Plains
1 Strip Mine
4 Wasteland
4 Containment Priest
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Glowrider
4 Reality Smasher
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
4 Thought-Knot Seer
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
Sideboard:
2 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
3 Kataki, War's Wage
3 Spirit of the Labyrinth
4 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Suppression Field

I will write no report, just some random thoughts and ideas. Anyway, 3 of my 6 matches were featured, so they will be posted in the EternalCatala channel of YouTube in a few days; I'll let you know when they'll be uploaded.
I played against:

Round 1, win 2-1 vs UR Pyro uploaded to twitch, from 0:38:19 to 1:09:23
Round 2, win 2-0 vs Survival
Round 3, win 2-0 vs Jeskai
Round 4 & 5, ID
1st qualified in the Swiss, so I started all rounds of Top 8
Top 8, win 2-0 vs UR Pyro (same player as round 1)
Top 4, win 2-0 vs PO Mentor uploaded to twitch, from 0:22:05 to 0:44:40
Final, win 2-0 vs Jeskai (same player as round 3) uploaded to twitch, from 1:16:44 to 1:45:13

Total, 6-0 in matches, 12-1 in games. Not bad 🙂

Thoughts:

  • War of the Spark has been, strangely enough, a blessing for White Eldrazi. Only in the Top 8 decks there was 10 Narsets, 7 Karns, 2 Teferis and 1 Ashiok, cards that are almost (or totally) irrelevant to our gameplan. Karn might be a problem if our opponent reaches the mana to cast it through all our taxing effects -and- we have some mana rock in play, and that's all. So our opponents are jamming more and more cards that do nothing against us, which seems OK to me.

  • On the other hand, some folks are starting to pack Infernal Reckoning on their sideboards, which I don't especially like!

  • I managed to dodge the Workshop players (my round 4 opponent played Forgemaster MUD with 3x the new Karn, but we IDd), so I'm unsure about the match. I suppose it will range between difficult and unwinnable, but who knows, maybe the mix between Tabernacle, Kataki and Suppression Field actually works!

  • The deck performed wonderfully the whole day. I play 31 mana sources, which is way too much, but I got mana flooded only in the one game I lost. The rest of the day, my draws were totally smooth. I'm a mediocre player at my best days, and you'll be able to spot a lot of misplays when my games will be uploaded to YouTube, but the deck compensated my lack of skill.

  • Since this Saturday, I'm testing sideboarding 2x The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale as an answer against Workshops and Pyromancer tokens. I drew Tabernacle only in the 2nd game of Top 8, and I didn't even played it because I could manage the tokens my opponent played without it. Anyway I like the card and the tech, so I'll keep them for the next tournaments.

  • I'm starting to side out all my non-mana artifacts (chalice, thorn and trinisphere on the draw) game 2, just to leave my opponents totally without targets for their hate. If they want to Smelt a Mox, I can live with that. I'm not sure if that's a good strategy anyway.

  • Sunday I also made Top 8 in Catalan Old School League with Eureka, so I suppose last weekend was my weekend 🙂

I'll edit this message if I think about some other thoughts to share.

Thanks for reading, sorry for my bad English and long live Eldrazi!

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Hey there folks,

Here's the Top 8 decks of the May tournament of the Catalan Vintage League:

1st - Roger Riera - White Eldrazi
Maindeck:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Cavern of Souls
3 Eldrazi Temple
2 Karakas
5 Plains
1 Strip Mine
4 Wasteland
4 Containment Priest
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Glowrider
4 Reality Smasher
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
4 Thought-Knot Seer
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
Sideboard:
2 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
3 Kataki, War's Wage
3 Spirit of the Labyrinth
4 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Suppression Field

2nd - Adrià Romero - Jeskai Mentor
Maindeck:
2 Flooded Strand
1 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
3 Tundra
4 Volcanic Island
1 Monastery Mentor
3 Snapcaster Mage
2 Young Pyromancer
2 Dack Fayden
2 Narset, Parter of Veils
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
2 Mana Drain
4 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
1 Stony Silence
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Wear // Tear
Sideboard:
2 Containment Priest
1 By Force
1 Ceremonious Rejection
4 Leyline of the Void
2 Red Elemental Blast
1 Rest in Peace
1 Smelt
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Wear // Tear

Top 4 - Javier David - Forgemaster MUD
Maindeck:
4 Ancient Tomb
3 Cavern of Souls
1 Inventors' Fair
4 Mishra's Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Karn, Silver Golem
3 Kuldotha Forgemaster
1 Lodestone Golem
4 Metalworker
3 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Sundering Titan
2 Traxos, Scourge of Kroog
3 Karn, the Great Creator
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
2 Lightning Greaves
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Staff of Domination
3 Tangle Wire
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
Sideboard:
1 Duplicant
1 Platinum Emperion
1 Silent Arbiter
1 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Ensnaring Bridge
4 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Pithing Needle
3 Witchbane Orb

Top 4 - Miquel Alcoriza - Paradoxical Mentor
Maindeck:
4 Flooded Strand+A153
3 Island
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Tundra
2 Volcanic Island
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Snapcaster Mage
2 Narset, Parter of Veils
2 Teferi, Time Raveler
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Balance
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
4 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
3 Mox Opal
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Ponder
1 Pyroblast
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Walk
1 Timetwister
1 Tinker
1 Treasure Cruise
Sideboard:
1 Plains
1 Containment Priest
2 Flusterstorm
2 Fragmentize
3 Hurkyl's Recall
2 Pyroblast
4 Tormod's Crypt

Top 8 - Rubén González - Grixis Thieves
Maindeck:
1 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Notion Thief
2 Snapcaster Mage
2 Dack Fayden
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Narset, Parter of Veils
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
1 Mana Crypt
4 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Pyroblast
2 Repeal
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
1 Time Walk
1 Timetwister
1 Tinker
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Voltaic Key
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Sideboard:
1 Mountain
2 Abrade
2 Infernal Reckoning
1 Mindbreak Trap
2 Pithing Needle
1 Pyroblast
2 Rakdos Charm
1 Ravenous Trap
1 Subterranean Tremors
2 Surgical Extraction

Top 8 - Joan Anton Mateo - Paradoxical Mentor
Maindeck:
1 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Karakas
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Tundra
2 Underground Sea
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Snapcaster Mage
2 Narset, Parter of Veils
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
2 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
3 Mox Opal
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Mystic Remora
2 Night's Whisper
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Ponder
3 Preordain
1 Repeal
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Walk
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Sideboard:
2 Island
1 Ashiok, Dream Render
2 Karn, Scion of Urza
1 Balance
2 Extirpate
1 Flusterstorm
1 Fragmentize
1 Ghostly Prison
1 Hurkyl's Recall
3 Tormod's Crypt

Top 8 - Oscar Basart - Ravager MUD
Maindeck:
4 Ancient Tomb
3 Inventors' Fair
4 Mishra's Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
1 Lodestone Golem
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
3 Voltaic Servant
3 Walking Ballista
4 Karn, the Great Creator
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Time Vault
1 Trinisphere
Sideboard:
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Dismember
1 Ensnaring Bridge
3 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Mindbreak Trap
1 Mycosynth Lattice
1 Pithing Needle
2 Spine of Ish Sah
2 Tormod's Crypt

Top 8 - Roger Lladó - U/R Pyromancer
Maindeck:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Island
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
4 Volcanic Island
1 Wasteland
3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Young Pyromancer
3 Dack Fayden
2 Narset, Parter of Veils
1 Ancestral Recall
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
2 Lightning Bolt
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
3 Spell Pierce
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Sideboard:
1 Mountain
2 Goblin Cratermaker
2 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Lightning Bolt
2 Pithing Needle
1 Pyroblast
2 Shattering Spree

You can check the streaming, info, etc., on the following links:

https://www.twitch.tv/eternalcatala
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9CifE3ELok7L4_gR0qAh6A
https://twitter.com/Sergi_Hernandez

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@stuart I play 2 Karakas, they may help protecting Kataki (I must have it in play and untapped, though). I also play Suppression Field, so activating Ballista should cost them 2 mana. And I'll try Tabernacle too, so the idea will be that they will have to pay for too many costs to do their thing.

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@prn I'm not convinced about adding Lavinia to White Eldrazi; we are already punishing our opponents with Thalias, Thorn and Glowriders with the mono-white versión, and adding Adarkar Wastes makes us more vulnerable to Wastelands.

I prefer Kataki instead of Energy Flux because it's a creature, so we can play it out of Cavern of Souls, costs 1 less, is unaffected by Thalia/Thorn/Glowrider, and does not compromise our manabase. Sure, its effect is half as broken as Energy Flux's effect, but I prefer to play safer.

The more I think about it, the more I'm liking a couple Tabernacles in the sideboard. I'll test them next tournament instead of Ratchet Bombs.

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@blindtherapy you're right, I skipped the "activate" part. Someday I'll learn to read, I hope 😞 Thanks!

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...sorry for doubleposting, but I'm thinking about The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale as a SB answer to Mentor/Pyromancer tokens, Dredge zombies and Workshop creatures. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Eldrazi Temple can pay for the Tabernacle upkeep cost of 2 Eldrazi creatures. I might switch the 2 Ratchet Bombs for 2 Tabernacles next month. This way, the number of artifacts played would be the absolute minimum (mana rocks and restricted bombs).

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Hey there Stuart,

Glad to talk about this here, I was answering you in twitter but I hate texting on my cell phone 🙂 . I'd like to share some thoughts:

  • As I told you earlier, trimming Revokers is mainly a meta call. Revokers are good for nullifying Planeswalkers and nasty artifact creatures like Ravagers and Ballistas, but they are too fragile against artifact removal. Right now I prefer Glowriders over Revokers: with 4 Glowriders, 3 Thalia GoT, 1 Thorn and 1 Trinisphere (and our clock), we try to tax enough the opponent to make him really difficult to cast his PWs anyway. Also, in the late months I'm struggling to beat Jeskai Pyromancer builds, so I prefer Glowriders over Revokers.

  • I have to admit I'm having a lot of trouble dealing with Workshop decks; it seems that 3 Kataki and 3 Suppression Field in the SB are not enough (I'm also siding in Ratchet Bombs, although they nonbo with SField; I side out CotV, Thorn, 3sphere, 2 Thalia GoT and 3 Glowriders). I'm not sure if there is just variance or if I should really try to improve the match up.

  • About Suppression Field, I think it's a sweet tech against Shops and Survival, but I played against both decks last tournament and I never drew it (I won vs Survival anyway thanks to him flooding in both games).

  • All in all, there's a thing I dislike about my build: I'm playing way too many mana sources, I just don't see what to cut. I desperately need colorless mana AND white mana, and off-color moxes are also necessary to help me to get some big play first turn (from Thalia GoT to Reality Smasher). But 31 sources are a lot, and is usual finding opening hands with 5-6 sources that I have to mulligan. Thoughts?

  • One last thing: I'm not even able to think how Vintage will be affected with the new London mulligan (I truly hope it will not be implemented). Do you think White Eldrazi will be better or worse?

Thanks for reading!

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Hey there folks,

Here's the Top 16 decks for this last Saturday's Catalan Vintage League. We were 21 players again.

1st - Antonio José García - Mountains Win Again
Maindeck:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 City of Traitors
11 Mountain
4 Goblin Rabblemaster
4 Magus of the Moon
4 Scab-Clan Berserker
4 Simian Spirit Guide
3 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
1 Karn, Scion of Urza
1 Black Lotus
4 Blood Moon
1 Chalice of the Void
3 Ensnaring Bridge
2 Fiery Confluence
1 Mox Ruby
4 Null Rod
2 Pyrostatic Pillar
1 Sol Ring
1 Trinisphere
1 Wheel of Fortune
Sideboard:
1 Abrade
2 By Force
1 Ensnaring Bridge
4 Leyline of the Void
2 Pyroblast
2 Red Elemental Blast
3 Shattering Spree

2nd - Israel Muñoz - Ravager MUD
Maindeck:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
1 Lodestone Golem
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
4 Walking Ballista
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
4 Sphere of Resistance
4 Tangle Wire
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
Sideboard:
2 Precursor Golem
3 Dismember
4 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
2 Tormod's Crypt
2 Witchbane Orb

Top 4 - Rubén González - Grixis Thieves
Maindeck:
1 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
2 Notion Thief
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Sphinx of the Steel Wind
3 Dack Fayden
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
1 Mana Crypt
4 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Pyroblast
2 Repeal
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
1 Time Walk
1 Timetwister
1 Tinker
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Voltaic Key
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Sideboard:
1 Mountain
2 Abrade
2 Infernal Reckoning
1 Mindbreak Trap
2 Pithing Needle
1 Pyroblast
2 Rakdos Charm
1 Ravenous Trap
1 Subterranean Tremors
2 Surgical Extraction

Top 4 - Roger Riera - White Eldrazi
Maindeck:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Cavern of Souls
3 Eldrazi Temple
2 Karakas
5 Plains
1 Strip Mine
4 Wasteland
4 Containment Priest
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Glowrider
4 Reality Smasher
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
4 Thought-Knot Seer
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
Sideboard:
3 Kataki, War's Wage
3 Spirit of the Labyrinth
4 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Ratchet Bomb
3 Suppression Field

Top 8 - Carlos Fernández - U/R Painters
Maindeck:
3 Cavern of Souls
3 Flooded Strand
3 Island
3 Polluted Delta
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Volcanic Island
4 Magus of the Moon
4 Painter's Servant
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Sulfur Elemental
3 Trinket Mage
2 Dack Fayden
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Fact or Fiction
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
2 Grindstone
1 Mana Crypt
2 Mental Misstep
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
3 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
2 Red Elemental Blast
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Walk
Sideboard:
1 Karakas
1 Goblin Welder
1 Gorilla Shaman
2 Sulfur Elemental
2 By Force
1 Fiery Confluence
2 Flusterstorm
2 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Pyrokinesis
2 Tormod's Crypt

Top 8 - Joan Anton Mateo - Paradoxical Mentor
Maindeck:
1 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Karakas
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Tundra
2 Underground Sea
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
2 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
3 Mox Opal
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Mystic Remora
2 Night's Whisper
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Ponder
3 Preordain
1 Repeal
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
1 Time Walk
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Voltaic Key
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Sideboard:
2 Island
2 Karn, Scion of Urza
1 Balance
1 Defense Grid
1 Flusterstorm
1 Fragmentize
1 Ghostly Prison
2 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Hurkyl's Recall
3 Tormod's Crypt

Top 8 - Antoni Sánchez - Jeskai Mentor
Maindeck:
2 Cavern of Souls
2 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
3 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island
2 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
1 Monastery Mentor
2 Snapcaster Mage
2 Taigam, Ojutai Master
3 Dack Fayden
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gush
4 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Wear // Tear
Sideboard:
3 Containment Priest
2 Abrade
1 Balance
2 Energy Flux
1 Pyroblast
3 Rest in Peace
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Wear // Tear

Top 8 - Marcel Milià - Leovold BUG
Maindeck:
1 Island
3 Misty Rainforest
4 Polluted Delta
1 Strip Mine
3 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
3 Wasteland
4 Deathrite Shaman
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
3 Snapcaster Mage
1 Thief of Sanity
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Ancestral Recall
2 Assassin's Trophy
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Fatal Push
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Null Rod
1 Ponder
2 Preordain
1 Sylvan Library
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Sideboard:
3 Energy Flux
1 Flusterstorm
2 Infernal Reckoning
4 Leyline of the Void
2 Nature's Claim
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Sylvan Library

9th - Javier David - Forgemaster MUD
Maindeck:
4 Ancient Tomb
3 Cavern of Souls
1 City of Traitors
1 Inventors' Fair
4 Mishra's Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Karn, Silver Golem
4 Kuldotha Forgemaster
1 Lodestone Golem
4 Metalworker
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
3 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Platinum Emperion
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Sundering Titan
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
2 Lightning Greaves
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Staff of Domination
4 Tangle Wire
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
Sideboard:
1 Duplicant
1 Silent Arbiter
1 Wurmcoil Engine
4 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Pithing Needle
4 Witchbane Orb

10th - Sergi Juan de la Cruz - Survival Salad
Maindeck:
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
1 Forest
1 Karakas
2 Misty Rainforest
3 Savannah
3 Tropical Island
2 Windswept Heath
2 Wooded Foothills
4 Basking Rootwalla
2 Deputy of Detention
1 Elvish Spirit Guide
1 Gaddock Teeg
4 Hollow One
2 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
1 Manglehorn
4 Noble Hierarch
1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
2 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Vengevine
1 Wonder
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Stony Silence
4 Survival of the Fittest
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Time Walk
Sideboard:
3 Containment Priest
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
1 Trygon Predator
2 Mindbreak Trap
3 Nature's Claim
1 Ravenous Trap
1 Stony Silence
2 Tormod's Crypt

11th - Tomàs Winand - Leovold BUG
Maindeck:
2 Flooded Strand
4 Misty Rainforest
3 Polluted Delta
1 Strip Mine
3 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
2 Wasteland
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
2 Snapcaster Mage
3 Tarmogoyf
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Null Rod
1 Pithing Needle
1 Ponder
2 Preordain
2 Sylvan Library
1 Thoughtseize
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Sideboard:
1 Tarmogoyf
2 Assassin's Trophy
1 Energy Flux
1 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Infernal Reckoning
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Mindbreak Trap
3 Nature's Claim

12th - Gerard Piella - Pitch Dredge
Maindeck:
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
4 Petrified Field
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Flame-Kin Zealot
4 Golgari Grave-Troll
4 Golgari Thug
4 Ichorid
4 Narcomoeba
4 Prized Amalgam
4 Stinkweed Imp
4 Bridge from Below
4 Cabal Therapy
2 Dread Return
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
4 Mindbreak Trap
4 Serum Powder
Sideboard:
1 Gemstone Mine
2 Mana Confluence
2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
3 Gurmag Angler
4 Hollow One
3 Engineered Explosives

13th - Sergi Hernández - Survival Salad
Maindeck:
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
2 Misty Rainforest
3 Riftstone Portal
2 Savannah
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
2 Verdant Catacombs
1 Windswept Heath
2 Wooded Foothills
4 Basking Rootwalla
1 Deputy of Detention
4 Hollow One
4 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
4 Vengevine
1 Wonder
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Flusterstorm
3 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep
1 Mindbreak Trap
3 Mox Diamond
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
4 Survival of the Fittest
1 Sylvan Library
1 Time Walk
Sideboard:
1 Wasteland
2 Containment Priest
2 Energy Flux
2 Life from the Loam
3 Nature's Claim
2 Stony Silence
3 Tormod's Crypt

14th - Omar Nieto - Wizards
Maindeck:
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Flooded Strand
1 Plains
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Tropical Island
3 Tundra
4 Unclaimed Territory
2 Underground Sea
3 Aven Mimeomancer
4 Dark Confidant
3 Deputy of Detention
3 Magus of the Moat
3 Meddling Mage
4 Sylvan Safekeeper
2 Vedalken AEthermage
3 Voidmage Prodigy
4 Æther Vial
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
4 Force of Will
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Walk
Sideboard:
1 Strip Mine
3 Wasteland
2 Qasali Pridemage
2 Sower of Temptation
3 Extirpate
4 Leyline of the Void

15th - Adrià Romero - Jeskai Mentor
Maindeck:
3 Flooded Strand
1 Library of Alexandria
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
3 Tundra
4 Volcanic Island
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
1 Monastery Mentor
3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Young Pyromancer
2 Dack Fayden
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
2 Mana Drain
4 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
1 Stony Silence
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Wear // Tear
Sideboard:
2 Containment Priest
1 By Force
1 Disenchant
1 Flusterstorm
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Rest in Peace
1 Smelt
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Wear // Tear

16th - Roger Lladó - RUG Pyromancer
Maindeck:
1 Flooded Strand
1 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
4 Volcanic Island
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Young Pyromancer
3 Dack Fayden
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
3 Lightning Bolt
4 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
1 Spell Pierce
1 Sylvan Library
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Sideboard:
1 Mountain
1 Goblin Cratermaker
1 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Leyline of the Void
2 Nature's Claim
1 Null Rod
1 Pyroblast
1 Ravenous Trap
3 Shattering Spree

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Hey there folks,

Here's the Top 16 decklists of the March edition of the Catalan Vintage League. Only 21 players this time.

1st - Adrià Romero - Jeskai Mentor
Maindeck:
3 Flooded Strand
1 Library of Alexandria
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
3 Tundra
4 Volcanic Island
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
1 Monastery Mentor
3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Young Pyromancer
2 Dack Fayden
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
2 Mana Drain
4 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
1 Stony Silence
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Wear // Tear
Sideboard:
2 Containment Priest
1 By Force
1 Disenchant
1 Flusterstorm
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Rest in Peace
1 Smelt
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Wear // Tear

2nd - Oscar Basart - Traxos MUD
Maindeck:
4 Ancient Tomb
2 Inventors' Fair
4 Mishra's Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
2 Kuldotha Forgemaster
1 Lodestone Golem
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
3 Traxos, Scourge of Kroog
3 Voltaic Servant
3 Walking Ballista
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Time Vault
1 Trinisphere
Sideboard:
2 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Karn, Scion of Urza
3 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Leyline of the Void
3 Null Rod
2 Spine of Ish Sah

Top 4 - Gerard Piella - Pitch Dredge
Maindeck:
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
4 Petrified Field
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Flame-Kin Zealot
4 Golgari Grave-Troll
4 Golgari Thug
4 Ichorid
4 Narcomoeba
4 Prized Amalgam
4 Stinkweed Imp
4 Bridge from Below
4 Cabal Therapy
2 Dread Return
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
4 Mindbreak Trap
4 Serum Powder
Sideboard:
1 Gemstone Mine
2 Mana Confluence
2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
3 Gurmag Angler
4 Hollow One
3 Engineered Explosives

Top 4 - Ferran Relat - U/W Stoneblade
Maindeck:
1 Arid Mesa
4 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Karakas
1 Plains
2 Polluted Delta
1 Strip Mine
4 Tundra
4 Wasteland
2 Containment Priest
2 Deputy of Detention
3 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
4 Spell Queller
4 Stoneforge Mystic
2 True-Name Nemesis
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Batterskull
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Time Walk
Sideboard:
1 Containment Priest
2 Kataki, War's Wage
1 True-Name Nemesis
1 Batterskull
2 Disenchant
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Path to Exile
1 Pithing Needle
2 Rest in Peace
1 Serenity
2 Swords to Plowshares

Top 8 - Toni Sánchez - Jeskai Mentor
Maindeck:
2 Cavern of Souls
2 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
3 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island
2 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
1 Monastery Mentor
2 Snapcaster Mage
2 Taigam, Ojutai Master
3 Dack Fayden
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gush
4 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
2 Swords to Plowshares
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Wear // Tear
Sideboard:
3 Containment Priest
2 Abrade
2 Disenchant
2 Energy Flux
1 Pyroblast
3 Rest in Peace
2 Swords to Plowshares

Top 8 - Manuel Gómez - Colorless Eldrazi
Maindeck:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Cavern of Souls
2 City of Traitors
4 Eldrazi Temple
3 Eye of Ugin
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Strip Mine
2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 Wasteland
4 Eldrazi Mimic
3 Endbringer
4 Endless One
4 Matter Reshaper
4 Reality Smasher
4 Thought-Knot Seer
1 Chalice of the Void
3 Dismember
1 Mana Crypt
4 Null Rod
1 Sol Ring
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Warping Wail
Sideboard:
4 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Leyline of Sanctity
4 Leyline of the Void
2 Pithing Needle
1 Warping Wail

Top 8 - Roger Riera - White Eldrazi
Maindeck:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Cavern of Souls
3 Eldrazi Temple
2 Karakas
5 Plains
1 Strip Mine
4 Wasteland
4 Containment Priest
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Glowrider
4 Reality Smasher
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
4 Thought-Knot Seer
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
Sideboard:
3 Kataki, War's Wage
3 Spirit of the Labyrinth
4 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Ratchet Bomb
3 Suppression Field

Top 8 - Eduardo Medrano - Noble Fish
Maindeck:
4 Flooded Strand
1 Plains
1 Strip Mine
3 Tropical Island
3 Tundra
4 Wasteland
4 Windswept Heath
2 Judge's Familiar
2 Kataki, War's Wage
3 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
2 Meddling Mage
4 Noble Hierarch
3 Qasali Pridemage
2 Spirit of the Labyrinth
4 True-Name Nemesis
1 Ancestral Recall
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep
2 Spell Pierce
3 Stony Silence
3 Swords to Plowshares
Sideboard:
1 Aegis of the Gods
3 Containment Priest
1 Disenchant
2 Nature's Claim
3 Path to Exile
2 Rest in Peace
2 Supreme Verdict
1 Swords to Plowshares

9th - David Serrano - Grixis Thieves
Maindeck:
2 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
2 Polluted Delta
3 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Goblin Cratermaker
3 Notion Thief
1 Snapcaster Mage
2 Dack Fayden
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Abrade
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gifts Ungiven
1 Mana Crypt
2 Mana Drain
2 Mental Misstep
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ponder
1 Pyroblast
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
1 Time Walk
1 Tinker
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Voltaic Key
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Sideboard:
1 Inkwell Leviathan
1 Ophiomancer
2 By Force
2 Dread of Night
1 Flusterstorm
2 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Pyroblast
2 Rakdos Charm
1 Sorcerous Spyglass
1 Subterranean Tremors

10th - Sergi Hernández - Survival Salad
Maindeck:
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
2 Misty Rainforest
3 Riftstone Portal
2 Savannah
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
2 Verdant Catacombs
1 Windswept Heath
2 Wooded Foothills
4 Basking Rootwalla
4 Hollow One
4 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
1 Phantasmal Image
1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
4 Vengevine
1 Wonder
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Flusterstorm
3 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep
1 Mindbreak Trap
3 Mox Diamond
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
4 Survival of the Fittest
1 Sylvan Library
1 Time Walk
Sideboard:
1 Wasteland
2 Containment Priest
2 Energy Flux
2 Life from the Loam
3 Nature's Claim
2 Stony Silence
3 Tormod's Crypt

11th - Carlos Fernández - U/R Painters
Maindeck:
3 Cavern of Souls
3 Flooded Strand
3 Island
3 Polluted Delta
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Volcanic Island
4 Magus of the Moon
4 Painter's Servant
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Sulfur Elemental
3 Trinket Mage
2 Dack Fayden
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Fact or Fiction
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
2 Grindstone
1 Mana Crypt
2 Mental Misstep
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
2 Red Elemental Blast
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Skullclamp
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Walk
Sideboard:
1 Karakas
1 Goblin Welder
2 Sulfur Elemental
2 By Force
1 Fiery Confluence
2 Flusterstorm
2 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Pyrokinesis
2 Tormod's Crypt

12th - Adam Subirana - Punishing Oath
Maindeck:
4 Forbidden Orchard
2 Grove of the Burnwillows
1 Island
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
3 Volcanic Island
1 Wasteland
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
1 Griselbrand
3 Dack Fayden
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Deep Analysis
1 Dig Through Time
1 Dragon Breath
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Izzet Charm
1 Mana Drain
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
4 Oath of Druids
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Punishing Fire
1 Regrowth
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Sideboard:
1 Blazing Archon
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Flusterstorm
1 Nature's Claim
1 Pithing Needle
2 Pyroblast
3 Ravenous Trap
3 Tormod's Crypt

13th - Joan Anton Mateo - Paradoxical Mentor
Maindeck:
1 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Tundra
2 Underground Sea
2 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Balance
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
4 Force of Will
1 Fragmentize
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
3 Mox Opal
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Mystic Remora
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Ponder
3 Preordain
1 Repeal
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
1 Time Walk
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Voltaic Key
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Sideboard:
1 Island
1 Karakas
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Karn, Scion of Urza
2 Flusterstorm
1 Ghostly Prison
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Tinker
3 Tormod's Crypt

14th - Oscar Rubí - WUBR Humans
Maindeck:
4 Cavern of Souls
1 Karakas
4 Mana Confluence
1 Strip Mine
4 Unclaimed Territory
4 Wasteland
4 Containment Priest
4 Dark Confidant
4 Kitesail Freebooter
3 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
4 Meddling Mage
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Scab-Clan Berserker
2 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Thorn of Amethyst
Sideboard:
1 Kataki, War's Wage
4 Mayor of Avabruck
1 Yixlid Jailer
3 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Null Rod
2 Pithing Needle
1 Tormod's Crypt

15th - Rubén González - Grixis Thieves
Maindeck:
1 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
1 Blightsteel Colossus
2 Notion Thief
2 Snapcaster Mage
3 Dack Fayden
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
1 Mana Crypt
4 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Pyroblast
2 Repeal
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
1 Time Walk
1 Timetwister
1 Tinker
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Voltaic Key
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Sideboard:
1 Mountain
2 Abrade
1 By Force
2 Infernal Reckoning
1 Mindbreak Trap
2 Pithing Needle
1 Pyroblast
2 Rakdos Charm
1 Ravenous Trap
2 Surgical Extraction

16th - Gerard Concustell - Leovold BUG
Maindeck:
2 Flooded Strand
1 Island
1 Misty Rainforest
3 Polluted Delta
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
3 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
3 Wasteland
4 Deathrite Shaman
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
3 Snapcaster Mage
1 Trygon Predator
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Ancestral Recall
2 Assassin's Trophy
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Fatal Push
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Null Rod
1 Ponder
2 Preordain
1 Sylvan Library
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Sideboard:
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Energy Flux
1 Flusterstorm
2 Infernal Reckoning
2 Nature's Claim
1 Nihil Spellbomb
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Sylvan Library
2 Tormod's Crypt

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Sorry: Burn?

I think I'm in love now

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Hey there folks,

Top 8'd last Catalan Vintage League this last Saturday (which was also my birthday BTW ☺ ). We were 23 players this time. My list was the same one from last tournament, except for +1 Lotus Petal -1 Mox Sapphire main and +2 Swords to Plowshares -2 Holy Light side. The tournament went like this:

  • Round 1: win vs Jeskai Mentor 2-1 (WLW, OTP game 1). We should have drawn this one, but my opponent made a huge mistake in his last turn when he FoWd his own Time Walk to make some tokens (he has 2 Pyromancers). I had Thalia HC in play, so tokens entered tapped, so in my last turn I swung for lethal.
  • Round 2: lost vs PO Mentor 1-2 (WLL, OTP game 1). Game 1 was easy (CotV @ 1 + Thalia GoT + Sphere into fast concession). I couldn't pressure him enough game 2, and Game 3 I had to mulligan to 5, started with Lotus -> Temple -> TKS that was Forced and that was game. Variance happens.
  • Round 3: win vs Jeskai Mentor 2-0 (WW, OTP game 1). Match with no history, I just drew best than him.
  • Round 4: win vs White Eldrazi 2-1 (WLW, OTD game 1). My opponent tried to start game 1 with Lotus -> Plains -> TKS; when I told him he can't play Seer without colorless mana he passed the turn with no other play. In my turn I played Revoker naming Lotus and that was it. Game 2 he started too strong, and he got stuck on lands game 3.
  • Round 5: ID and in
  • Top 8: lost vs Jeskai Mentor 1-2 (LWL, OTP game 1). Same opponent that Round 1, this time with no mistakes; he made lots and lots and LOTS of tokens with his pyromancers and I couldn't stop him. Losing Game 1 (for the first time since I play this deck) hurts a lot!

Total: 3-2 in matches, 8-6 in games (9-3 and 21-10 in the two last tournaments).

Some random thoughts:

  • I really liked Lotus Petal, it allowed me to play some Thalias or Stony Silences turn 1. Mox Sapphire will not make a comeback in the next tournaments!
  • I had a lot of trouble dealing with Elemental tokens vs Jeskai Mentor. Ironically, Holy Light would have helped a lot there. I'm thinking about replacing Swords for Ratchet Bombs to deal with tokens, given that I side out Stony Silence against Jeskai. Balance would be another possibility there.
  • I mulliganed a lot less that the previous tournament, but I've also drawn a lot worse and got brutally flooded in three or four matches. Maybe 31 mana sources are really too much; I can see myself playing 3 Eldrazi Temples instead of 4. I'm not really sure which card should I add in this case.

Thanks for reading and feel free to comment!

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Here's a few things I've noted:

  • Cavern of Souls actually makes creatures of the chosen creature type uncounterable

...Except if you have the use the colorless mana to cast the creature (say you want to cast a Thought-Knot Seer off 2 Plains, a Mox Emerald and a Cavern naming Eldrazi; you will have to use the colorless mana from Cavern, thus TKS can be countered).

Another trick I just thought of: You can actually play counterspells targetting a non-counterable spell; they will just do nothing, but they will trigger Prowess, increase storm count, etc.

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@DrStreetmention yes, I tend to ship back any hand without any white sources, unless it is explosive enough (Turn 1 TKS, Spheres+Wastelands or the like). About Lotus Petal, I think I'll try it next tournament instead of Mox Sapphire: if we have Stony SIlence in play it will be as bad as any mox; but again, if we have Stony Silence, it means that we had white mana already.

About mulligans, I felt that I mulliganed a lot (8 times in 17 matches, one of them down to 5, though I won these). I'm not sure it that's inherent to the deck or if I was just unlucky with my opening seven. Sadly, I didn't track which hands didn't keep.

"They vintage you". I like it ☺

@ssasala you're right, I haven't tested so much against Shops (I sleeved the deck and take it to the tournament without any testing TBH), and I was lucky in my Top 4 matches; probably if they start explosively we will have a bad time. I'm sure we can fight back, though, as we can also cripple their manabase with strip effects and Stony Silences and play big creatures, like they do.

About Priests in the SB, that was mainly a meta call; Catalan Vintage League is an endless ocean of blue decks (Jeskai and Paradoxical builds being a 60-70% of the field), so I felt Priests were not needed maindeck. If your meta is more healthy, maindeck Priests are great for sure (though I'm not sure what would I side out to make room for them).

I haven't tested Serenity yet; I don't feel comfortable with so many non-creature White cards (against Shops post-board, I like to play only lots of mana, as much creatures as possible and Stony Silences) . But if the next matches against MUD go bad, I'll try it for sure.

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Hey there,

@DrStreetmention : Thanks!

  • I've played against a peculiar Ravager MUD version (with Traxos, Voltaic Servants, Forgemasters and Time Vault!) in Top 4 and I won easily, but that was because he was manascrewed in both games. I feel that we should be slightly favored anyway; maindeck Stony Silences and Big Thalia makes life difficult for them, and Displacer is a nightmare for his +1/+1 creatures (Ravager, Walker, Ballista and even Steel Overseer) even without maindeck Priests. I replaced Spheres, Thorn, Chalice and 1x Thalia GoT for 3 Kataki and 3 Containment Priest, but didn't see any of them in match 2.
  • I didn't really miss maindeck Priests; there is almost no Oath in our meta (although this time 2 of my friends showed up with Show Oath) and exactly one Dredge player, so I preferred to focus in beating Paradoxical builds. And as I said earlier, against MUD, Displacer alone is good enough a lot of times.
  • About the white sources: yes, this might be a problem. I lost Game 2 of the finals against Paradoxical Storm with Thalia GoT, Stony Slience and Kataki in hand and no white source. Anyway I prefer Stony Silence to Null Rod because is way too difficult to remove it (no Hurkyll's, Abrade, By Force nor Smelt). I'm considering replacing an off-color Mox for Lotus Petal to increase the white mana count, but I'm still not sold on it.
  • Yes, Thalia HC is great. When you are on beatdown mode, the fact that opponent's creatures enters the battlefield tapped is invaluable. And it takes three full turns for them to actually get mana from the fetchlands. And is a 3/2 with First Strike, so even her numbers when we go aggro are huge.
  • 31 sources is a lot of mana, but I'm playing Stonies, Spheres, Thorn and Thalias, so I don't wanna fall under my own taxing effects. Canopy would be a good idea to consider, but I feel comfortable with my 5 basic Plains (and sold my 2xFoil signed Canopies some time ago 🤦 )

@Ten-Ten : The problem is that Holy Light cost 2W and I won't side out any of my taxing effects when playing against EtW/Pyros, so it will probably cost even more. And I want to be proactive, deploying threat after threat, so it will be difficult to hold 2W+ mana for Holy Light. So the idea is that the opponent won't be able to play so many tokens anyway.

EDIT to list my matches on the tournament:

  • Round 1 lose (WLL) vs Jeskai Mentor, on the draw 1st game
  • Round 2 win (WW) vs Leovold BUG, on the draw 1st game
  • Round 3 win (WLW) vs Jeskai Mentor, on the draw 1st game
  • Round 4 win (WW) vs Paradoxical Mentor, on the draw 1st game
  • Round 5 ID vs Show Oath
  • Top 8 win (WW) vs WUBG Beatdown, on the draw 1st game
  • Top 4 win (WW) vs Traxos MUD, on the draw 1st game
  • Final win (WLW) vs Paradoxical Storm, finally on the play 1st game

Total: 6-1 in matches, 13-4 in games.

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Hey there folks,

I'm Roger, the winner of the Catalan Vintage Leage with White Eldrazi. I'll try to write some thoughts here in the next few days; I don't think I'll write a report, as I didn't take many notes. Just a couple of fast comments by now: Please forget about those SB Holy Lights, they make absolutely no sense (they should be replaced by some targeted removal, probably Swords to Plowshares). Other than that, I felt very comfortable with the decklist as I played it, I've played similar versions before Thorn got the axe last year and I feel very satisfied with it.

Feel free to ask any question in the meantime!