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    [1st Place] TES at the Connections Moat Tournament

    Hi all, long time reader, finally registered so I can I played this list:

    TES by Adam D

    4 Lotus Petal
    4 Chrome Mox
    4 Lion's Eye Diamond
    4 Burning Wish
    4 Infernal Tutor
    4 Ponder
    1 Empty the Warrens
    1 Tendrils of Agony
    4 Rite of Flame
    4 Duress
    4 Dark Ritual
    4 Brainstorm
    3 Orim's Chant
    1 Pyroblast
    1 Ad Nauseam
    2 Underground Sea
    1 Volcanic Island
    4 Gemstone Mine
    2 City of Brass
    2 Scalding Tarn
    2 Misty Rainforest

    I like this deck a lot, because I don't really need to worry about what my opponent is trying to do most of the time, I just strip away their counterspells and kill them. It is also very resilient to hate.

    Round 1 vs Matt Whitehead playing Merfolk

    G1 I duress his only counter, but he draws more, and combined with a fast clock I coundn't win.
    G2 I make a bunch of 1/1 goblins, but he for some reason put some cards from his sideboard into his hand and got a game loss
    G3 He mulls to 5 and I strip him of his FoW and he loses.
    1-0

    R2 vs DMAC playing U/G Madness
    G1 I was nervous and punted.
    G2 I had to go for it and he had the Force. Killed me in style with 4 Vengevines.
    1-1

    R3 vs Dereck T playing CounterThopter
    G1 He mulls to five and I have a turn 1 protected Ad Nauseam kill on the play.
    G2 I eventually get there with some 1/1 Goblins from Empty the Warrens
    2-1

    R4 vs Andrew J playing Dredge
    G1 I killed him turn 2 on the draw.
    G2 See game 1

    After our match, he showed me the null rod he had boarded in, saying he would have casted it if I hadn't killed him. Good thing I boarded in Chain of Vapors xD (I also had on in my hand)
    3-1

    Round 5 vs Brett J playing CounterThopter
    G1 I duressed his Engineered Explosives and made 14 Goblins turn 1 on the play.
    G2 I duressed his Engineered Explosives and made 12 Goblins turn 2 on the draw.
    4-1

    Woo! I made Top 4!
    Semifinals vs Gavin Bennett playing Zoo
    G1: My notes said "PEW PEW PEW"
    G2: See game 1

    Zoo is pretty much a bye. G1 He plays a fetch and a Wild Nacatl, and on my turn I 30 him. G2 he has a Teeg on turn 2 but I just cast Chain of Vapor EOT and kill him on my turn.

    Finals vs DMAC playing U/G Madness
    Lost the die roll
    G1 I killed him with Ad Nauseam
    G2 I baited his Force and resolved Ad Nauseam. I made shitloads of mana, getting ready to Burning Wish for Tendrils. I cast Orim's Chant just in case he had Stifle. He Dazed it, I paid the mana, Chant resolved. I end up dealing 22 damage with Tendrils. Afterwards he shows me his hand, and he had the Stifle!

    So I ended up with an almost mint Moat and a FTV: Relics. I sold the Moat to James O and traded the FTV to Mani. I got almost everything for my post-rotation standard deck, just need 2 more Linvalas.

    Props:
    Winning my first big tournament!!
    Helping a bro (Mani) out
    Getting some cards I wanted
    Having fun!

    Slops:
    Rained on the way home :(

    Please note: This was straight up copy-pasted from my local forums, hence the names.

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    Re: [1st Place] TES at the Connections Moat Tournament

    Congrats on the win. It's always good to see storm beat so many force of wills.

    What did your sideboard look like? Was it Bryant's minus a pyroblast?

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    Aw crap, I wish TES would stopping winning! (not)

    I love storm and I wanted to play DDFT, but if TES keeps winning like this I'll just have to make the switch.

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    My sideboard was:

    3 Chain of Vapor
    2 Pyroblast
    1 Deathmark
    2 Krosan Grip
    1 Pyroclasm
    1 Ill-Gotten Gains
    1 Empty the Warrens
    1 Shattering Spree
    1 Tendrils of Agony
    1 Thoughtseize
    1 Diminishing Returns

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    So I ended up with an almost mint Moat and a FTV: Relics. I sold the Moat to James O and traded the FTV to Mani. I got almost everything for my post-rotation standard deck, just need 2 more Linvalas.
    This. This is probably the most painful thing I've ever read on this website.

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    Re: [1st Place] TES at the Connections Moat Tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by evanmartyr View Post
    This. This is probably the most painful thing I've ever read on this website.
    Your not the only one. I threw up a little.
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    Re: [1st Place] TES at the Connections Moat Tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by rockout View Post
    Your not the only one. I threw up a little.
    Why? I sold the moat for cash and traded some random stuff for some fetches and linvalas. I didnt trade the moat for a bunch of crap, I'm not stupid.

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    Re: [1st Place] TES at the Connections Moat Tournament

    It's because since this is a Legacy board, trading highly sought-after pieces like a Moat for type II cards is looked down upon. :P

    Congrats on the win Adam! Sorry we split paths afterwards; apparently James is bad at listening to my directions.
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    Amen, brotha.
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    Re: [1st Place] TES at the Connections Moat Tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorky View Post
    Why? I sold the moat for cash and traded some random stuff for some fetches and linvalas. I didnt trade the moat for a bunch of crap, I'm not stupid.
    Quote Originally Posted by sam. View Post
    It's because since this is a Legacy board, trading highly sought-after pieces like a Moat for type II cards is looked down upon. :P

    Congrats on the win Adam! Sorry we split paths afterwards; apparently James is bad at listening to my directions.
    ;)

    Congratulations!
    This looks like a job for me.

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