Thursday, 10 September 2009

Forthcoming PtG,StW Qualifier (Extended)

By Wagz

This Saturday Fanboy3 in Manchester will host a Play the Game, See the World Qualifier. This is a qualifying tournament for a particular side-event at Worlds. The player(s) who qualifies get to go to Worlds and attempt to grind in through this side event, if I'm correct. The format for the qualifier is Extended, which should be very interesting for 2 reasons:

1) Extended has been out of season since March, and

2) This format is relevant for one tournament since Zendikar is a-coming.

With this in mind, I'm not sure how much it will pay to try to read the metagame so I think a good deck for the tournament will be something that doesn't care what your opponent is playing. Here's what I'm currently toying with:

4 Spark Elemental
4 Mogg Fanatic
4 Keldon Marauders
4 Ball Lightning
4 Rift Bolt
4 Lava Spike
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Shrapnel Blast
4 Incinerate
4 Flames of the Blood Hand
3 Blinkmoth Nexus
3 Darksteel Citadel
4 Great Furnace
10 Mountain

With a currently undecided Sideboard. Ball Lightning and Lightning Bolt may well have rejuvenated this deck to the point of playability. Also, not having to worry about what my opponent is doing is certainly an advantage!! Anyway, wish me luck.

Extra: Screenshot from the final of a ME3 draft sent in by Ben Scoones. Won that game apparently.

1 comment:

  1. I actually used a Doran deck, coming 9th at the end of the swiss by 1.3% tie-breaks boo. Paul Wray came second and Andy D & Craig also top 8-ed, go Team! Report from Ben Heath coming up.