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07-05-2016, 10:07 PM
Engaging with the Vintage scene over the past 6 months, I have witnessed a shift. The Eldrazi that stormed Modern and then Legacy have made their way to Vintage! The deck attacks on angles that are not easy to deal with in the format.

Below is a (relatively) colo(u)rless list. It's based on Jason Jaco's deck that came 10th at NYSE IV that was covered quite heavily on the Serious Vintage Podcast. It is not 'budget' as such, as it's ideal build does not run power.

Land (25)
4x Ancient Tomb
4x Cavern of Souls
4x Eldrazi Temple
3x Eye of Ugin
3x Ghost Quarter
1x Strip Mine
2x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4x Wasteland

Creature (23)
4x Eldrazi Mimic
3x Endbringer
4x Endless One
2x Matter Reshaper
2x Phyrexian Metamorph
4x Reality Smasher
4x Thought-Knot Seer

Instant (6)
3x Dismember
3x Warping Wail

Artifact (6)
1x Chalice of the Void
1x Crucible of Worlds
4x Null Rod

Sideboard (15)
4x Grafdigger's Cage
4x Leyline of Sanctity
4x Leyline of the Void
2x Spatial Contortion
1x Warping Wail

The Plan
T1 Chalice for zero, or Tomb for Null Rod, or both. Then stomp, stomp, stomp and hope to get there. Thank god there's no Terminus in Vintage.

The Sideboard Plan
Does it Dredge? Well, you'll want Cages and Leyline of the Void.
Does it Oath? Well, you'll also want those cages.
Does it Tendrils? Well, you'll want Leyline of Sanctity.
Does it Mentor? Well, kill that thing with a Spatial Contortion.
I think you get the idea...

08-02-2016, 11:00 PM
I wrote a pretty lengthy free double-tournament report about this deck, available on Eternal Central here:

6-1-1 at NYSE4, and then 5-1 1st place at KnightWare LA Vintage a couple weeks later. The deck is a blast, and is by far the cheapest competitive Vintage deck, if anyone is looking to experiment.

I also wrote a (paid) 100+ page book on all Vintage Eldrazi variants for EC, available here:

This goes far more in depth, about deck building, mana base, Eldrazi tactics, support cards, sideboarding, and more. It looks at Workshop Ravager Thought-Knot Aggro, Workshop Eldrazi Aggro, White Eldrazi, unpowered JacoDrazi, and even a couple of unpowered White Eldrazi variants. Its a good reference for anyone looking to jump in to the format, or looking at understanding how to build and play Eldrazi in Vintage.

08-15-2016, 11:56 AM
Why not City of Traitors?

Change the Ghost Quarters --> City of Traitors

08-18-2016, 01:29 AM
Why not City of Traitors?

Change the Ghost Quarters --> City of Traitors

Also should fit in a Lodestone Golem and a Trinisphere, imo.

08-18-2016, 04:03 AM
Why not City of Traitors? Change the Ghost Quarters --> City of Traitors

Also should fit in a Lodestone Golem and a Trinisphere, imo.

The book addresses all of these things, quite in depth. Read Trinisphere, and Eye of Ugin.

10-03-2016, 07:02 AM
I can highly recommend the book by JACO to everyone who is interested about the format. Great read!

11-01-2016, 11:56 AM
What are people's thoughts on the JacoDrazi list that topped last weekend? Playing Spirit Guides seems like a good hedge to help get disruption into play. Mildly looking to make this, but there's not really a vintage scene where I'm from

1 Lodestone Golem
1 Worldbreaker
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
1 Spatial Contortion
2 Dismember
3 Thorn of Amethyst
4 Null Rod
2 Elvish Spirit Guide
1 Fairie Macabre
2 Endbringer
3 Endless One
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
4 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Strip Mine
4 Eldrazi Temple
3 Ancient Tomb
4 Wasteland
4 Cavern of Souls
1 City of Traitors
3 Ghost Quarter
3 Eye of Ugin
1 Karakas
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

2 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Leyline of Sanctity
1 Dismember
1 World Breaker
1 Urborg, Tomb Yawgmoth
1 Helm of Obedience
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Trinisphere
1 Umezawa's Jitte

06-26-2017, 12:05 PM
How many different options and suggestions.