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New Phyrexia Game Day Report - Phil Bohn (6/21/2011)

Greetings everyone. I’m writing today to give a tournament report for the NPH game day today. The promos for this event were full-art (not textless) versions of Priest of Urabrask
Priest of Urabrask
Priest of UrabraskSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
U
Number:
90
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Priest of Urabrask enters the battlefield, add {R}{R}{R} to your mana pool.
and Myr Superion
Myr Superion
Myr SuperionSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
R
Number:
146
Artist:
Jana Schirmer & Johannes Voss
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Spend only mana produced by creatures to cast Myr Superion.
. The Priest was the show-up prize and Myr Superion
Myr Superion
Myr SuperionSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
R
Number:
146
Artist:
Jana Schirmer & Johannes Voss
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Spend only mana produced by creatures to cast Myr Superion.
was for Top-8 (I got a Myr Superion
Myr Superion
Myr SuperionSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
R
Number:
146
Artist:
Jana Schirmer & Johannes Voss
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Spend only mana produced by creatures to cast Myr Superion.
anyway, because at this store, they would give them out to whoever had the best faction decks). Anyway, for this even, I was playing my Green/Blue Standard Infect Homebrew, that had not yet seen the light of day. For those not in the know, here’s the list:


Land: 24
11x Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

10x Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

3x Turntimber Grove
Turntimber Grove
Turntimber GroveSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
227
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Turntimber Grove enters the battlefield tapped. When Turntimber Grove enters the battlefield, target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn. {T}: Add {G} to your mana pool.


Creatures: 11
4x Glistener Elf
Glistener Elf
Glistener ElfSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Steve Argyle
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

4x Blight
Blight
BlightSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
If target land becomes tapped, destroy it at end of turn.
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3x Phyrexian Hydra
Phyrexian Hydra
Phyrexian HydraSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hydra
Rarity:
R
Number:
85
Artist:
Mike Bierek
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) If damage would be dealt to Phyrexian Hydra, prevent that damage. Put a -1/-1 counter on Phyrexian Hydra for each 1 damage prevented this way.


Non-Creature Spells: 25
4x Corrupted Resolve
Corrupted Resolve
Corrupted ResolveSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
32
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Counter target spell if its controller is poisoned.

4x Mutagenic Growth
Mutagenic Growth
Mutagenic GrowthSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
116
Artist:
Dave Kendall
Text:
({(g/p)} can be paid with either {G} or 2 life.) Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

4x Giant Growth
Giant Growth
Giant GrowthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Target creature gains +3/+3 until end of turn.

3x Distortion Strike
Distortion Strike
Distortion StrikeSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Goran Josic
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn and is unblockable this turn. Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)

3x Groundswell
Groundswell
GroundswellSet: Worldwake
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
104
Artist:
Chris Rahn
Text:
Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Landfall — If you had a land enter the battlefield under your control this turn, that creature gets +4/+4 until end of turn instead.

3x Dispel
Dispel
DispelSet: Worldwake
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
Counter target instant spell.

2x Into the Roil
Into the Roil
Into the RoilSet: Zendikar
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
48
Artist:
Kieran Yanner
Text:
Kicker {1}{U} (You may pay an additional {1}{U} as you cast this spell.) Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If Into the Roil was kicked, draw a card.

2x Corrupted Conscience
Corrupted Conscience
Corrupted ConscienceSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
22
Artist:
Jason Chan
Text:
Enchant creature You control enchanted creature. Enchanted creature has infect. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)


Sideboard: 15
1x Dispel
Dispel
DispelSet: Worldwake
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
Counter target instant spell.

2x Spell Pierce
Spell Pierce
Spell PierceSet: Zendikar
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
67
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}.

2x Corrosive Gale
Corrosive Gale
Corrosive GaleSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
107
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
({(g/p)} can be paid with either {G} or 2 life.) Corrosive Gale deals X damage to each creature with flying.

2x Fog
Fog
FogSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Creatures attack and block as normal, but none deal any damage or otherwise affect any creature as a result of an attack or block. All attacking creatures are still tapped. Play any time before attack damage is dealt.

2x Sleep
Sleep
SleepSet: Magic 2010
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
71
Artist:
Chris Rahn
Text:
Tap all creatures target player controls. Those creatures don't untap during that player's next untap step.

3x Nature’s Claim
3x Apostle’s Blessing
Blessing
BlessingSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Julie Baroh
Text:
W: +1/+1



We’ll go round by round, but for an overview, I went 3-2 on the day and came in 9th place. Not too shabby for an $11 deck that had never been in a tournament before, if I do say so myself. Anyway, on to the matchups.


Round 1 vs. Mono-Green Ramp
I went 0-2 in this round. He smashed my face in both of the games. He was using Joraga Treespeaker
Joraga Treespeaker
Joraga TreespeakerSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Druid
Rarity:
U
Number:
190
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Level up {1}{G} ({1}{G}: Put a level counter on this. Level up only as a sorcery.) LEVEL 1-4 1/2 {T}: Add {G}{G} to your mana pool. LEVEL 5+ 1/4 Elves you control have "{T}: Add {G}{G} to your mana pool."
s and Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
Birds of ParadiseSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mana Birds
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.
to ramp up into Primeval Titan
Primeval Titan
Primeval TitanSet: Magic 2011
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
M
Number:
192
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Trample Whenever Primeval Titan enters the battlefield or attacks, you may search your library for up to two land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
s and Wurmcoil Engine
Wurmcoil Engine
Wurmcoil EngineSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
M
Number:
223
Artist:
Raymond Swanland
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Deathtouch, lifelink When Wurmcoil Engine is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put a 3/3 colorless Wurm artifact creature token with deathtouch and a 3/3 colorless Wurm artifact creature token with lifelink onto the battlefield.
s and even had Eldrazi Temple
Eldrazi Temple
Eldrazi TempleSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
227
Artist:
James Paick
Text:
{T}: Add {1} to your mana pool. {T}: Add {2} to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast colorless Eldrazi spells or activate abilities of colorless Eldrazi.
and Eye of Ugin
Eye of Ugin
Eye of UginSet: Worldwake
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
M
Number:
136
Artist:
James Paick
Text:
Colorless Eldrazi spells you cast cost {2} less to cast. {7}, {T}: Search your library for a colorless creature card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
for his Eldrazi creatures. I put up not much of a fight in Game 1, not even playing a permanent due to mana screw and bad draws. Game 2, I got him to 8 Poison Counters and stalled out, unable to draw into my Distortion Strike
Distortion Strike
Distortion StrikeSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Goran Josic
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn and is unblockable this turn. Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)
s.


Round 2 vs. Green/Black Ramp?
I couldn’t really tell what this guy was playing. It was a ramp deck, but he told me that he only had 18 land in it, so… He cast Glissa, the Traitor
Glissa, the Traitor
Glissa, the TraitorSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Elf
Rarity:
M
Number:
96
Artist:
Chris Rahn
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
First strike, deathtouch Whenever a creature an opponent controls is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.
, which I Corrupted Conscience
Corrupted Conscience
Corrupted ConscienceSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
22
Artist:
Jason Chan
Text:
Enchant creature You control enchanted creature. Enchanted creature has infect. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
’d, and he played a second Glissa just to kill the first. He won Game 1, but the next two games he got mana screwed and I infected him easily.


Round 3 vs. Mono-White Caw-Blade
This was one of the matchups about which I was most nervous. Caw-Blade is a strong deck in the format, and I was not very eager to get the crap beaten out of me. However, despite his Mirran Crusader
Mirran Crusader
Mirran CrusaderSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
R
Number:
14
Artist:
Eric Deschamps
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Double strike, protection from black and from green
s, Swords, and Hawks, I managed to take him down 2-0 thanks to Blight
Blight
BlightSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
If target land becomes tapped, destroy it at end of turn.
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Blessing
BlessingSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Julie Baroh
Text:
W: +1/+1
on Phyrexian Hydra
Phyrexian Hydra
Phyrexian HydraSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hydra
Rarity:
R
Number:
85
Artist:
Mike Bierek
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) If damage would be dealt to Phyrexian Hydra, prevent that damage. Put a -1/-1 counter on Phyrexian Hydra for each 1 damage prevented this way.
, and his lack of drawing Day of Judgement. It’s nice to beat $100 worth of deck with only $11.


Round 4 vs. Valakut Ramp
This was probably a matchup I should have lost. He didn’t see a Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
Valakut, the Molten PinnacleSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
228
Artist:
Kieran Yanner
Text:
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle enters the battlefield tapped. Whenever a Mountain enters the battlefield under your control, if you control at least five other Mountains, you may have Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle deal 3 damage to target creature or player. {T}: Add {R} to your mana pool.
at all during the first game. He just ramped up into some stuff that was nearly insignificant using Lotus Cobra
Lotus Cobra
Lotus CobraSet: Zendikar
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
M
Number:
168
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
, and my two Blight
Blight
BlightSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
If target land becomes tapped, destroy it at end of turn.
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Corrupted Resolve
Corrupted ResolveSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
32
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Counter target spell if its controller is poisoned.
in my hand, and swung for lethal infect. I beat one of the fastest decks in the format 2-0.


Round 5 vs. Soul Sisters
This deck is absolutely ridiculous. However, the guy playing it was really nice. First game, he beat me down with Serra Ascendant
Serra Ascendant
Serra AscendantSet: Magic 2011
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Monk
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Artist:
Anthony Palumbo
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.) As long as you have 30 or more life, Serra Ascendant gets +5/+5 and has flying.
. Next game, he used the Phyrexian Metamorph
Phyrexian Metamorph
Phyrexian MetamorphSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
8
Color:
Blue
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Jana Schirmer & Johannes Voss
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
({(u/p)} can be paid with either {U} or 2 life.) You may have Phyrexian Metamorph enter the battlefield as a copy of any artifact or creature on the battlefield, except it's an artifact in addition to its other types.
combo and combo’d out on turn 3, hitting me for 502. He was really nice about it, though, as he had knocked me down to 9th place and was a really cool dude. He talked with me for a while in between the round and the standings about my deck and we thought up some cool stuff I can use in the future.


That was my day. I walked away 3-2 with two new promo cards and some great ideas about where to take this deck in the future. Hope you enjoyed.


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