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Dec 15 2008 8:50pm
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Top 10 Decks to Beat in the Classic Format

This article supplements the "Eternal Wisdom" Monthly Classic Review articles written by Under_The_Hammer.

Current Top 10 Decks to Beat: Decks in this article will be updated every month to give you a definitive guide to the competitive decks in Classic.

All of these decks have recently made Top8 of the "Daily Events".

The decks appear in no particular order.

 

 
Domain Zoo (Played by Bazaar of Baghdad 6th December 2008)

Auriok Salvagers

 

Kird Ape
Tarmogoyf
4  Wild Nacatl
4  Lightning Angel
Meddling Mage

1  Ancient Grudge
4  Evasive Action
Daze  
Force of Will
Swords to Plowshares
Tribal Flames
Umezawa's Jitte

Lands
1  Breeding Pool
Flooded Strand
1  Forest

Overgrown Tomb
Sacred Foundry
1  Savannah

Steam Vents
Taiga
Tundra
4  Windswept Heath
4  Wooded Foothills

 
 
 
Spiked Necro (Played by Whiffy Penguin 30th November 2008)

Auriok Salvagers

 

Brainstorm
Cabal Ritual
Chrome Mox
Dark Ritual
Demonic Consultation
Duress
Gush
Force of Will

Mana Crypt
Necropotence
Ponder
Soul Spike
Tendrils of Agony

 


 

Lands
Bloodstained Mire
Flooded Strand
Polluted Delta
Swamp
Underground Sea

 
 
 Threshold (Played by moranl 29th November 2008)

Auriok Salvagers

 

Mystic Enforcer
Nimble Mongoose

1 Rafiq of the Many
Tarmogoyf
Brainstorm
3  Counterspell
Daze
Engineered Explosives
Force of Will
Gush
Ponder
Stifle
Swords to Plowshares


 

 

Lands
Breeding Pool
Flooded Strand
Forest
Island

1   Plains
Polluted Delta
Tundra


Sideboard 
 
 
 
Rock (Played by FatManInALittleCoat 30th November 2008)

Auriok Salvagers

 

Eternal Witness
Kitchen Finks
Loxodon Hierarch
Tarmogoyf
Tombstalker
Duress
Hymn to Tourach
Pernicious Deed
Swords to Plowshares
Thoughtseize
Umezawa's Jitte
Vindicate


 

 

 

Lands
Bloodstained Mire
Forest
Godless Shrine
Mishra's Factory
Overgrown Tomb
Plains
Savannah
Swamp
Treetop Village
Windswept Heath




 
 
 
Burn (Played by Yorick 30th November 2008)

Auriok Salvagers

 

Grim Lavamancer
Mogg Fanatic
Spark Elemental
Fireblast
Flame Javelin
Flames of the Blood Hand
Incinerate
Lava Spike
Lightning Bolt
Sulfuric Vortex
Volcanic Hammer

Lands
Badlands
Forgotten Cave
Mishra's Factory
Mountain
2  (Wooded Foothills
)


 
 
 
 
 

Under_The_Hammer
Proud member of the MTGO clan "Magic Eternal"

 

3 Comments

Number of cards in deck by bigalw1414(Unregistered) 98.247.35.190 (not verified) at Tue, 12/23/2008 - 18:01
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That Threshold list has 62 cards.  Typo, or  indecisive deckbuilding?

by Anonymous(Unregistered) 98.247.35.190 (not verified) at Tue, 12/23/2008 - 18:02
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That threshold lost has 62 cards.  Typo or indexicive deckbuiling?

Deck Comments by under_the_hammer at Wed, 12/17/2008 - 00:51
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To raise the usefulness of the deck Supplement from the start of the next article I will start adding comments to accompany each deck.  Noting the main gameplan of the deck and how this particular list varies from the standard list in that genre. If anyone else has any ideas how to expand and improve the deck supplement Id love to hear from you. Thanks UTH