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    [Metagame Breakdown] The Mana Leak Open 2 Day 1 Top8 decklists/Metagame Breakdown

    The following are the decklists for the Top8 players on Day 1 in the order they finished after the Top8 -

    1st Place
    The Epic Storm (TES)
    Bryant Cook (wastedlife)


    4 Gemstone Mine
    4 City of Brass
    1 Tomb of Urami
    2 Undiscovered Paradise

    4 Dark Ritual
    4 Rite of Flame
    3 Cabal Ritual
    4 Lion's Eye Diamond
    4 Chrome Mox
    4 Lotus Petal
    2 Tendrils of Agony
    2 Empty the Warrens
    1 Ill-Gotten Gains
    1 Diminishing Returns
    4 Burning Wish
    4 Infernal Tutor
    4 Plunge into Darkness
    4 Brainstorm
    4 Xantid Swarm

    Sideboard
    2 Defense Grid
    4 Dark Confidant
    1 Duress
    1 Ill-Gotten Gains
    1 Tendrils of Agony
    1 Diminishing Returns
    1 Empty the Warrens
    1 Earthquake
    1 Meltdown
    1 Shattering Spree
    1 Tranquility

    2nd Place
    Psychatog
    Kyle Dargan (Dr.Teeth)


    4 Tropical Island
    4 Polluted Delta
    1 Wasteland
    1 Barren Moor
    1 Snow Covered Swamp
    1 Snow Covered Island
    2 Lonely Sandbar
    2 Flooded Strand
    4 Underground Sea
    1 Mishra's Factory
    3 Psychatog
    3 Brainstorm
    2 Vedalkan Shackles
    2 Fact or Fiction
    4 Counterspell
    3 Mana Leak
    4 Force of Will
    1 Life from the Loam
    3 Cunning Wish
    3 Intuition
    3 Pernicious Deed
    4 Accumulated Knowledge

    Sideboard
    4 Enginereed Plague
    4 Duress
    1 Pernicious Deed
    1 Corpse Dance
    1 Naturalize
    1 Ghastly Demise
    1 Berserk
    1 Misdirection
    1 Hideous Laughter

    3rd Place
    RGBSA
    Dave Price (Quicksilver)


    6 Forest
    1 Mountain
    4 Bayou
    4 Taiga
    4 Wooded Foothills
    2 Bloodstained Mire
    4 Duress
    3 Cabal Therapy
    4 Birds of Paradise
    4 Werebear
    4 Burning Wish
    4 Survival of the Fittest
    1 Tin Street Hooligan
    1 Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary
    4 Eternal Witness
    1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
    4 Flametongue Kavu
    2 Ravenous Baloth
    1 Anger
    1 Genesis
    1 Indrik Stomphowler

    Sideboard
    3 Mesmeric Fiend
    1 Cabal Therapy
    4 Engineered Plague
    1 Loaming Shaman
    1 Pyroclasm
    1 Regrowth
    1 Tsunmai
    1 Chainer's Edict
    1 Anarchy
    1 Hull Breach

    4th Place
    UGRW Threshold
    Brandon Lepage


    1 Breeding Pool
    3 Tropical Island
    3 Tundra
    4 Volcanic Island
    4 Polluted Delta
    3 Flooded Strand
    2 Portent
    2 Counterspell
    4 Werebear
    4 Lightning Bolt
    3 Daze
    4 Nimble Mongoose
    3 Mental Note
    1 Vedalken Shackles
    3 Meddling Mage
    4 Force of Will
    3 Pithing Needle
    4 Brainstorm
    4 Serum Visions
    1 Mystic Enforcer

    Sideboard
    3 Loaming Shaman
    1 Meddling Mage
    4 Pyroclasm
    3 Red Elemental Blast
    2 Krosan Grip
    2 Armageddon

    5th Place
    Red Death
    Anwar Ahmad (AnwarA101)


    4 Duress
    4 Hymn to Tourach
    4 Sinkhole
    4 Lightning Bolt
    3 Chain Lightning
    3 Rotting Giant
    1 Wretched Anurid
    4 Nantuko Shade
    4 Hypnotic Specter
    4 Phyrexian Negator
    4 Polluted Delta
    3 Bloodstained Mire
    3 Badlands
    7 Swamp
    4 Wasteland
    4 Dark Ritual

    Sideboard
    3 Jitte
    3 Cabal Therapy
    4 Engineered Plague
    1 Darkblast
    4 Dystopia

    6th Place
    Enchantress
    Zach Tartell (lonelybaritone)


    4 Argothian Enchantress
    3 Elephant Grass
    4 Enchantress' Presence
    2 Serra Sanctum
    4 Utopia Sprawl
    2 Moat
    4 Exploration
    6 Forest
    2 Plains
    4 Windswepth Heath
    4 Solitary Confinement
    2 Sylvan Library
    1 City of Solitude
    4 Savannah
    1 Ghostly Prison
    4 Sterling Grove
    2 Taiga
    1 Karmic Justice
    1 Seal of Primordium
    2 Sacred Mesa
    1 Holistic Wisdom
    1 Seal of Fire
    1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
    1 Words of War

    Sideboard
    1 Spirital Focus
    1 Null Chamber
    1 Karmic Justice
    1 City of Solitude
    2 Choke
    1 Sacred Ground
    1 Elephant Grass
    1 Aura of Silence
    2 Seal of Fire
    3 Rule of Law
    1 Spreading Algae

    7th Place
    Aluren
    Alix Hatfield (ObfuscateFreely)


    4 Brainstorm
    4 Force of Will
    4 Aluren
    4 Raven Familiar
    3 Cavern Harpy
    3 Man-o-War
    3 Intuition
    3 Cabal Therapy
    4 Wall of Roots
    3 Wall of Blossoms
    2 Chain of Vapor
    1 Spike Feeder
    1 Eternal Witness

    4 Tropical Island
    4 Bayou
    3 Wooded Foothills
    2 Windswept Heath
    2 Polluted Delta
    5 Island
    1 Forest

    Sideboard
    3 Disrupt
    2 Blue Elemental Blast
    2 Hydroblast
    3 Pernicious Deed
    1 Cabal Therapy
    1 Wall of Blossoms
    1 Loaming Shaman
    2 Duress

    8th Place
    Faerie Stompy
    James Mankins


    3 Umezawa's Jitte
    4 Ancient Tomb
    2 Sword of Fire and Ice
    2 Psionic Blast
    3 Trinket Mage
    2 Mox Diamond
    4 Serendib Efreet
    3 Chalice of the Void
    3 Thirst for Knowledge
    1 Academy Ruins
    2 Chrome Mox
    4 City of Traitors
    3 Sea Drake
    1 Looter IlKor
    7 Island
    2 Pithing Needle
    4 Force of Will
    4 Cloud of Faeries
    1 Sword of Light and Shadow
    2 Sea Sprite
    1 Faerie Conclave
    2 Seat of Synod

    Sideboard
    3 Propoganda
    1 (I can't read his hand writing it looks like Factway or ....way)
    2 Tormod's Crypt
    3 Powder Keg
    2 Stifle
    2 Static Orb
    2 Chill

    The entire metagame by archetype -

    10 Vial Goblins
    2 mono red
    4 with green splash
    2 with white splash
    2 with black splash

    5 Gro/Thresh
    1 UGR Gro
    1 UGR Threshold
    1 UGRW Threshold
    1 UGWR Gro
    1 UGW Threshold

    5 Landstill
    2 BHWC
    3 UB

    4 TES

    4 Affinity

    3 Solidarity
    1 mono blue
    2 with red splash

    3 Survival
    1 GBW (Epic Dark Cocktail)
    1 EATS
    1 RGBSA

    3 Fish
    1 UWB Fish
    1 UW Fish
    1 UW Fish (Puritans)

    3 Pox

    2 Red Death

    2 UG Madness

    2 Iggy Pop

    2 Angel Stompy
    1 UWB Angel Stompy
    1 GW Angel Stompy

    1 UBW Reanimator
    1 Aluren
    1 Sligh
    1 RG Stax (Sun Tower)
    1 Scepter Chant
    1 Trainwreck
    1 Faerie Stompy
    1 Rabid Wombat
    1 Enchantress
    1 RGWB Zoo / 3 Deuce with Black
    1 UW Control
    1 Psychatog
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    Anwar obviously now deserves sexual favors galore. Volunteers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_Rotten View Post
    Anwar obviously now deserves sexual favors galore. Volunteers?
    Just updated the information to include the rest of the metagame. All decklists should be posted on StarCityGames database pretty soon.

    Is it possible for me to request Eva Green for the favors? She was my previous avatar and the new Bond girl and the woman in my dreams if anyone is wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnwarA101 View Post
    Is it possible for me to request Eva Green for the favors?
    Um, no. You pretty much have a choice of Dave Price or Bryant.

    Is Day 2 information coming soon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_Rotten View Post
    Um, no. You pretty much have a choice of Dave Price or Bryant.

    Is Day 2 information coming soon?
    Well that is harsh. At least you could have made me feel better by saying you could have made a couple of calls or something trying to reach her. At least it would have made me feel better. I think I'll hold out for something better.

    Day 2 should be up in the next day or so.

    Did anyone notice that Goblins was over 25% of the field and didn't put anyone into the Top8 (even though Jeff Floinus was 9th on day1 with Goblins)? Or that 1 of decks like Enchantress, Aluren, Psychatog were into the Top8 with only 1 player playing them? Solidarity also looks like its disappearing at least in the number of players playing it. Maybe its suffering from The Red Death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnwarA101 View Post
    Did anyone notice that Goblins was over 25% of the field and didn't put anyone into the Top8 (even though Jeff Floinus was 9th on day1 with Goblins)? Or that 1 of decks like Enchantress, Aluren, Psychatog were into the Top8 with only 1 player playing them? Solidarity also looks like its disappearing at least in the number of players playing it.
    I did notice the "1 ofs." Interesting indeed, but this is not unique to this tournament. I am currently worried about Solidarity's place in the meta. It seems to be less and less of a concern and seems to be placing more poorly. Any real concerns, I think, will be assuaged or confirmed by the GP in a two months.
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    OMG thank you thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnwarA101 View Post
    Did anyone notice that Goblins was over 25% of the field and didn't put anyone into the Top8?
    I'll take the blame here. I sucked at this tournament.

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    I wanted to clear up any confusion. The metagame breakdown was meant as all decks for the tournament including decks in Top8. There were 60 players and 60 decks are listed in the metagame breakdown.

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    I just love how everyone talks shit about Mental Note, even though it puts up numbers.
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    If there was as much Faerie Stompy as there was thresh or gobs, I am convinced it would be considered tier 1. Despite having minimal turnout, the deck has a lot of top 8 in relation to how much it is played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnwarA101 View Post
    Did anyone notice that Goblins was over 25% of the field and didn't put anyone into the Top8 (even though Jeff Floinus was 9th on day1 with Goblins)? Or that 1 of decks like Enchantress, Aluren, Psychatog were into the Top8 with only 1 player playing them? Solidarity also looks like its disappearing at least in the number of players playing it. Maybe its suffering from The Red Death.
    And the 1-of Faerie Stompy Top 8d too. Although that list is giving me headache...1-ofs are all good, but there are some really weird choices like Mox Diamond, SoLaS and especially Academy Ruins. I guess it worked for him and some of those aren't actually bad ideas (the 2/2 split between Diamonds and Chromes is most interesting, I just wonder if it won't open one up to drawing the wrong half too often, and SoLaS has some merit, but I can't just get behind adding more colourless lands), but still, that list looks even less refined than mine and that's saying a lot. Still, the only FS Top 8ing (once again) goes to show that the deck is indeed pretty darn strong (even if it failed to win).

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    Thanks for the breakdown!

    When will the Day 2 lists go up?

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    quicksilver should definately do a tourney report on this one....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnwarA101 View Post
    Did anyone notice that Goblins was over 25% of the field and didn't put anyone into the Top8 (even though Jeff Floinus was 9th on day1 with Goblins)? Or that 1 of decks like Enchantress, Aluren, Psychatog were into the Top8 with only 1 player playing them? Solidarity also looks like its disappearing at least in the number of players playing it. Maybe its suffering from The Red Death.
    I was reminded yesterday of how bad I must be at math. Goblins only represented 16% of the field not over 25% of the field. Its still suprising that Goblins didn't make Top8 if its so amazing!

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    They're on vacation for a while. If the general public wants them back in all their glory, that wish shall be granted.

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