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  • #739
    Sarven McLinton
    Sarven McLinton
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    PRIMER: DARK BANT

    This Midrange deck has the pleasure of running all the best cards in Bant and splashes for the best cards that black can give you. It is especially strong at preying on aggro strategies that it can drown in card advantage, or control strategies that do not respect artifact hate. Check out this video for a quick primer on the deck:

    DECKLIST
    MAIN
    Lands (22)
    Dryad Arbor
    Bayou
    Savannah
    Scrubland
    Tropical Island
    Tundra
    Underground Sea
    Breeding Pool
    Hallowed Fountain
    Temple Garden
    Arid Mesa
    Flooded Strand
    Marsh Flats
    Misty Rainforest
    Polluted Delta
    Scalding Tarn
    Verdant Catacombs
    Windswept Heath
    Wooded Foothills
    Plains
    Island
    Forest

    Creatures (20)
    Arbor Elf
    Avacyn’s Pilgrim
    Birds of Paradise
    Deathrite Shaman
    Elvish Mystic
    Fyndhorn Elves
    Noble Hierarch
    Scavenging Ooze
    Qasali Pridemage
    Stoneforge Mystic*
    Voice of Resurgence
    Aven Mindcensor
    Leovold, Emissary of Trest
    Reclamation Sage
    Spell Queller
    True-Name Nemesis*
    Vendillion Clique
    Restoration Angel
    Siege Rhino
    Titania, Protector of Argoth

    Other Spells (15)
    Green Sun’s Zenith*
    Mental Misstep
    Brainstorm
    Path to Exile
    Steelshaper’s Gift (no longer pointed *)
    Swords to Plowshares
    Abrupt Decay
    Council’s Judgment
    Counterspell
    Daze
    Evasive Action
    Miscalculation
    Birthing Pod *
    Lingering Souls
    Elspeth, Knight-Errant

    Equipment (4)
    Skullclamp**
    Umezawa’s Jitte *
    Sword of Fire and Ice
    Batterskull

    SIDEBOARD
    Inquisition of Kozilek
    Thoughtseize
    Duress
    Nullrod
    Stony Silence
    Flusterstorm
    Mindbreak Trap
    Carpet of Flowers
    Zealous Persecution
    Painful Truths
    Kambul, Consul of Allocation
    Ozhov Pontiff
    Sylvan Library
    Grip of Phyresis
    Faerie Macabre

    (Note that the maindeck is 61 cards now that Steelshaper’s Gift has been de-pointed. As the meta settles, the card to trim will become evident but feel free to experiment in the meantime)

    I manage Adelaide Eternal, a group running monthly tournaments in SA for Vintage, Highlander, and Legacy. We also commentate feature matches which are uploaded to our YouTube channel every month. Visit: www.youtube.com/adelaideeternal

    #1042
    Shane
    Shane
    Keymaster

    My current build:

    // 60 Maindeck
    // 3 Artifact
    1 Skullclamp*
    1 Sword of Fire and Ice
    1 Umezawa’s Jitte*

    // 23 Creature
    1 Dryad Arbor
    1 Arbor Elf
    1 Avacyn’s Pilgrim
    1 Birds of Paradise
    1 Deathrite Shaman
    1 Elvish Mystic
    1 Fyndhorn Elves
    1 Noble Hierarch
    1 Scavenging Ooze
    1 Qasali Pridemage
    1 Stoneforge Mystic*
    1 Aven Mindcensor
    1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
    1 Spell Queller
    1 True-Name Nemesis*
    1 Restoration Angel
    1 Siege Rhino
    1 Titania, Protector of Argoth
    1 Vendilion Clique
    1 Trygon Predator
    1 Venser, Shaper Savant
    1 Knight of the Reliquary
    1 Gaddock Teeg

    // 7 Instant
    1 Mental Misstep
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Path to Exile
    1 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Daze
    1 Evasive Action
    1 Assassin’s Trophy

    // 23 Land
    1 Bayou
    1 Savannah
    1 Scrubland
    1 Tropical Island
    1 Tundra
    1 Underground Sea
    1 Breeding Pool
    1 Hallowed Fountain
    1 Temple Garden
    1 Flooded Strand
    1 Marsh Flats
    1 Misty Rainforest
    1 Polluted Delta
    1 Verdant Catacombs
    1 Windswept Heath
    1 Wooded Foothills
    1 Plains
    1 Island
    1 Forest
    1 Karakas*
    1 Wasteland*
    1 Overgrown Tomb
    1 Celestial Colonnade

    // 1 Planeswalker
    1 Nissa, Vital Force

    // 3 Sorcery
    1 Green Sun’s Zenith*
    1 Council’s Judgment
    1 Ponder

    // 15 Sideboard
    // 2 Artifact
    SB: 1 Nihil Spellbomb
    SB: 1 Grafdigger’s Cage

    // 3 Creature
    SB: 1 Faerie Macabre
    SB: 1 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
    SB: 1 Kitchen Finks

    // 4 Enchantment
    SB: 1 Energy Flux
    SB: 1 Ground Seal
    SB: 1 Stony Silence
    SB: 1 Parallax Wave

    // 3 Instant
    SB: 1 Flusterstorm
    SB: 1 Zealous Persecution
    SB: 1 Grip of Phyresis

    // 3 Sorcery
    SB: 1 Inquisition of Kozilek
    SB: 1 Thoughtseize
    SB: 1 Extract

    #1284
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    James Arthur – 4th Place at Adelaide Eternal Weekend

    //Lands
    1 Arid Mesa
    1 Bayou
    1 Breeding Pool
    1 Dryad Arbor
    1 Flooded Strand
    1 Forest
    1 Hallowed Fountain
    1 Horizon Canopy
    1 Marsh Flats
    1 Misty Rainforest
    1 Plains
    1 Polluted Delta
    1 Savannah
    1 Scalding Tarn
    1 Scrubland
    1 Temple Garden
    1 Tropical Island
    1 Tundra
    1 Underground Sea
    1 Verdant Catacombs
    1 Windswept Heath
    1 Wooded Foothills

    //Artifacts
    1 Birthing Pod *
    1 Skullclamp *
    1 Sword of Fire and Ice
    1 Umezawa’s Jitte *

    //Instants
    1 Assassin’s Trophy
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Daze
    1 Evasive Action
    1 Mana Drain *
    1 Path to Exile
    1 Spell Pierce
    1 Swords to Plowshares

    //Sorceries
    1 Green Sun’s Zenith *
    1 Ponder

    //Planeswalkers
    1 Garruk Relentless
    1 Garruk Wildspeaker

    //Creatures
    1 Angel of Sanctions
    1 Arbor Elf
    1 Avacyn’s Pilgrim
    1 Birds of Paradise
    1 Blade Splicer
    1 Deathrite Shaman
    1 Elves of Deep Shadow
    1 Elvish Mystic
    1 Eternal Witness
    1 Hostage Taker
    1 Kitchen Finks
    1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
    1 Noble Hierarch
    1 Qasali Pridemage
    1 Restoration Angel
    1 Scavenging Ooze
    1 Siege Rhino
    1 Spell Queller
    1 Stoneforge Mystic *
    1 Thragtusk
    1 True-Name Nemesis *
    1 Voice of Resurgence

    //Sideboard
    1 Council’s Judgment
    1 Deathgorge Scavenger
    1 Duress
    1 Entrancing Melody
    1 Fumble
    1 Negate
    1 Notion Thief
    1 Painful Truths
    1 Relic of Progenitus
    1 Rest in Peace
    1 Sylvan Library
    1 The Eldest Reborn
    1 Thrun, the Last Troll
    1 Unravel the Aether
    1 Zealous Persecution

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