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NoFoW Wins GP Providence

May 29, 2011

Another week has come and gone by but a new champion reigns supreme in the realm of Magic, and that person is James Rynkiewicz who had a steller showing at this weekends Legacy Grand Prix in Providence RI where grinders from open series and pro-tours descended upon for the chance to win some cash and a cup. But James Rynkiewicz put a stop in all their tracks by reaching the top with his NoFoW deck against Bryan Eleyet Hive Mind deck in the final match on Sunday. You can read about the final match here

What makes James Rynkiewicz deck rather unique in Legacy, but also not unique either is the lack of Force in Will, here is why it’s unique, one, he was playing blue maindeck, and most decks that run blue in legacy have FoW in it. What was rather interesting, or at least what i found as such was his deck list. which i will now post.

Main Deck
60 cards

1 Dryad Arbor
1 Forest
1 Karakas
1 Maze of Ith
4 Misty Rainforest
2 Savannah
3 Tropical Island
2 Tundra
3 Wasteland
4 Windswept Heath
22 lands

1 Birds of Paradise
3 Knight of the Reliquary
3 Noble Hierarch
2 Qasali Pridemage
2 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Tarmogoyf
2 Vendilion Clique
14 creatures

4 Brainstorm
3 Daze
4 Green Sun’s Zenith
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
3 Mental Misstep
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
4 Swords to Plowshares
2 Sylvan Library
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
24 other spells

Sideboard
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Dispel
1 Gaddock Teeg
2 Krosan Grip
1 Mental Misstep
1 Path to Exile
2 Rhox War Monk
3 Spell Pierce
1 Sylvan Safekeeper
1 Thrun, the Last Troll
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
15 sideboard cards

As I was saying, I found some really interesting things in his deck list that I didn’t quite expect. Bojuka Bog for one, Sylvan Safekeeper, Sword of F&F, like when I look at this deck, this deck seems really atypical in it’s card selection. however, my guess is that with James being the legacy vet that he is coming from the Jupiter circuit he made choices garnering from research from his own experience in his league play. Much as we all do in our own leagues all around the world.

One thing I will say is this Congrats to Drew Levin on placing Tenth and getting invites to his first PT and Nats that;s awesome!

okay so moving on.

here are the top 8 deck lists for GP Providence (please note that one deck list is missing as it was missing at time of publication)

Reid Duke – Top 8
Grand Prix-Providence 2011 (Legacy)

Main Deck
60 cards

1 Dryad Arbor
1 Forest
1 Island
4 Misty Rainforest
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Taiga
3 Tropical Island
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wooded Foothills
19 lands

4 Noble Hierarch
1 Progenitus
4 Tarmogoyf
3 Vendilion Clique
12 creatures

4 Brainstorm
2 Chain Lightning
3 Daze
4 Force of Will
3 Green Sun’s Zenith
4 Lightning Bolt
3 Mental Misstep
4 Natural Order
2 Ponder
29 other spells

Sideboard
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Grim Lavamancer
1 Kitchen Finks
2 Pyroblast
2 Red Elemental Blast
1 Relic of Progenitus
2 Spell Pierce
1 Terastodon
2 Umezawa’s Jitte
15 sideboard cards

Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa – Top 8
Grand Prix-Providence 2011 (Legacy)

Main Deck
60 cards

3 Flooded Strand
2 Island
4 Mishra’s Factory
1 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
3 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
4 Wasteland
24 lands

0 creatures

4 Brainstorm
2 Counterspell
1 Diabolic Edict
1 Dismember
4 Force of Will
1 Go for the Throat
1 Innocent Blood
4 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Life from the Loam
4 Mental Misstep
4 Pernicious Deed
1 Smother
3 Spell Snare
4 Standstill
36 other spells

Sideboard
1 Damnation
1 Diabolic Edict
1 Ghastly Demise
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Maelstrom Pulse
3 Thoughtseize
1 Vedalken Shackles
3 Vendilion Clique
15 sideboard cards

James Rynkiewicz – Top 8
Grand Prix-Providence 2011 (Legacy)

Main Deck
60 cards

1 Dryad Arbor
1 Forest
1 Karakas
1 Maze of Ith
4 Misty Rainforest
2 Savannah
3 Tropical Island
2 Tundra
3 Wasteland
4 Windswept Heath
22 lands

1 Birds of Paradise
3 Knight of the Reliquary
3 Noble Hierarch
2 Qasali Pridemage
2 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Tarmogoyf
2 Vendilion Clique
14 creatures

4 Brainstorm
3 Daze
4 Green Sun’s Zenith
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
3 Mental Misstep
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
4 Swords to Plowshares
2 Sylvan Library
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
24 other spells

Sideboard
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Dispel
1 Gaddock Teeg
2 Krosan Grip
1 Mental Misstep
1 Path to Exile
2 Rhox War Monk
3 Spell Pierce
1 Sylvan Safekeeper
1 Thrun, the Last Troll
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
15 sideboard cards

Wilson Hunter – Top 8
Grand Prix-Providence 2011 (Legacy)

Main Deck
60 cards

3 Ancient Tomb
2 City of Traitors
3 Great Furnace
1 Island
1 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
4 Seat of the Synod
3 Volcanic Island
21 lands

4 Goblin Welder
4 Painter’s Servant
8 creatures

4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Grindstone
4 Intuition
1 Lion’s Eye Diamond
4 Mental Misstep
3 Mox Opal
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
4 Sensei’s Divining Top
1 Transmute Artifact
31 other spells

Sideboard
4 Blood Moon
3 Llawan, Cephalid Empress
2 Misdirection
1 Pyroblast
2 Red Elemental Blast
3 Tormod’s Crypt
15 sideboard cards

John Kubilis – Top 8
Grand Prix-Providence 2011 (Legacy)

Main Deck
60 cards

4 Arid Mesa
1 Forest
1 Horizon Canopy
1 Karakas
1 Mountain
1 Plains
2 Plateau
1 Savannah
3 Taiga
3 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills
22 lands

2 Gaddock Teeg
3 Grim Lavamancer
2 Knight of the Reliquary
4 Qasali Pridemage
4 Steppe Lynx
4 Tarmogoyf
4 Wild Nacatl
23 creatures

2 Chain Lightning
1 Fireblast
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Path to Exile
2 Price of Progress
2 Sylvan Library
15 other spells

Sideboard
3 Choke
1 Gaddock Teeg
2 Krosan Grip
2 Price of Progress
1 Relic of Progenitus
2 Swords to Plowshares
2 Thrun, the Last Troll
1 Tormod’s Crypt
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
15 sideboard cards

Alex Majlaton – Top 8
Grand Prix-Providence 2011 (Legacy)

Main Deck
60 cards

13 Island
4 Mutavault
4 Wasteland
21 lands

4 Coralhelm Commander
4 Cursecatcher
2 Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
4 Lord of Atlantis
2 Merfolk Sovereign
4 Merrow Reejerey
4 Silvergill Adept
1 Sower of Temptation
25 creatures

4 Aether Vial
3 Daze
3 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
14 other spells

Sideboard
2 Blue Elemental Blast
2 Energy Flux
1 Force of Will
2 Llawan, Cephalid Empress
3 Spell Pierce
3 Submerge
2 Umezawa’s Jitte
15 sideboard cards

Owen Turtenwald – Top 8
Grand Prix-Providence 2011 (Legacy)

Main Deck
60 cards

4 Flooded Strand
3 Island
4 Mishra’s Factory
1 Plains
4 Polluted Delta
4 Tundra
4 Wasteland
24 lands

4 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Vendilion Clique
5 creatures

1 Batterskull
4 Brainstorm
1 Crucible of Worlds
3 Daze
4 Force of Will
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Mental Misstep
2 Spell Snare
4 Standstill
1 Sword of Body and Mind
4 Swords to Plowshares
31 other spells

Sideboard
1 Batterskull
3 Meddling Mage
1 Oblivion Ring
4 Path to Exile
1 Pithing Needle
3 Relic of Progenitus
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Wrath of God
15 sideboard cards

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2 Comments
  1. only 7 lists here

  2. I apologizes for that, I wasn’t aware at the time of publication that Bryan Eleyet deck was not online – when it becomes available i will put it up.

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