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3 (6) Mafia – 3 Sick Decks

June 26, 2011

Good evening my lovelies. As I write this, the Baltimore Legacy event is still underway with round 8 of 9. I have been watching the coverage on and off all day and I have to say right now I am thoroughly impressed with this Baltimore event.

Yesterday we say only 4 Caw-blade decks make it through the Top 8, with one being in the top 8, and Ali Aintrazi coming out on top with Twineblade this morning sealing the deal for 1st place. But we will have more on Ali Aintrazi later. Right now I want to talk about this rather interesting, but not really unknown deck called MaskNaught.

Right now it is being wielded by 13 year old AJ Kerrigan – the deck was designed to run around the card engine Torpor Orb (nph) and Illusionary Mask (A/B/U) – which allows you to either replace the effects of a card when its on the battlefield or to by pass the triggered effects of a card when it enters into play. this small engine allows for quick access to drop huge threats at a low cost – it theoretically works on the same principals as the stiflenaught deck. However this Black/Green deck is how this badboy runs. but I think it work more effectively as a black/blue deck to be quiet honest, at least in my opinion but that could mean jack and shit to you right now.

So here is the deck list:

MaskNaught by AJ Kerrigan


4 Illusionary Mask
4 Torpor Orb

Artifact Creatures
4 Phyrexian Dreadnought

4 Dark Confidant
4 Hunted Horror
4 Tarmogoyf

4 Dark Ritual
1 Go for the Throat

4 Hymn to Tourach
4 Thoughtseize

Basic Lands
7 Swamp

3 Bayou
4 Rishadan Port
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Wasteland

Legendary Lands
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

2 Pithing Needle
3 Extirpate
3 Krosan Grip
4 Mental Misstep
3 Perish

Another deck that has made an impact this weekend is the new survival deck, without survival created by Ken Adams, the deck is called Zombie Vine and runs Fauna shaman, vengevine, bloodghast to work the engine that gets combo pieces and swings big. pretty much like every other survival deck, but this one is just nasty to see play out.

Zombie-Vine by Ken Adams


Artifact Creatures
1 Phyrexian Devourer
1 Triskelion

1 Basking Rootwalla
4 Birds of Paradise
3 Bloodghast
4 Fauna Shaman
1 Necrotic Ooze
3 Noble Hierarch
1 Quirion Ranger
4 Tarmogoyf
3 Vengevine

4 Buried Alive
3 Cabal Therapy
4 Reanimate
4 Thoughtseize

Basic Lands
3 Forest
1 Swamp

4 Bayou
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Verdant Catacombs
1 Wooded Foothills

Land Creatures
1 Dryad Arbor

Legendary Lands
1 Gaea’s Cradle

1 Big Game Hunter
4 Dark Confidant
1 Terastodon
3 Surgical Extraction
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Progenitus
4 Natural Order

and this brings us back full circle with/to Ali Aintrazi the Standard winner who is playing legacy Turboland, he calls his deck Walk Hard, because once you see this deck you will want to walk all over peoples faces. it is fast, aggressive, can go short or long and just really messes with your mind. Plus, you can take infinite turns once your land lock is in place. Alot of people love this deck already and really there isn’t much you can’t love, you take a huge mana advantage, and work your way with favour on JTMS and win because they will never another turn.

so check out this deck


3 Crucible Of Worlds
1 Elixir of Immortality
4 Horn of Greed

4 Exploration

4 Brainstorm
2 Constant Mists
2 Counterspell
4 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep

Legendary Creatures
1 Azusa, Lost but Seeking
1 Meloku the Clouded Mirror

2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

3 Time Warp
1 Walk the Aeons

Basic Lands
1 Forest
6 Island

1 Ghost Quarter
3 Mishra’s Factory
4 Misty Rainforest
1 Scalding Tarn
4 Tropical Island
4 Wasteland

Legendary Lands
1 Oboro, Palace in the Clouds


2 Null Rod
3 Zuran Orb
1 Constant Mists
2 Nix
2 Llawan, Cephalid Empress
2 Thrun, the Last Troll
3 Bojuka Bog

but thats all for now, these are some really interesting decks, to take a look at for sure.


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