2 RDW (Red Deck Wins) Decks That Got Top 8 in MTG States
November 12, 2008 | Posted by Dee
Here are two Red Deck Wins decks that did well in last Saturday’s Magic The Gathering States tournaments.
Many people are calling these decks, DDW or Demigod Deck Wins, because it wasn’t until Demigod of Revenge became a staple that Mono Red decks really started winning in the recent but previous Standard format. And Figure of Destiny just made Red even stronger.
|RDW (Top 4 in Wyoming States)|
In the main deck, this decklist has the usual suspects other than the 4 Fulminator Mage and 2 Fiery Bombardment. Also, Lash Out does not seem to be standard. Many people are replacing them with Magma Spray (kills Kitchen Finks once and for all for one mana) or Puncture Blast.
Fulminator Mage is usually a sideboard card for RDW but it seems okay in the main if you’re expecting a lot of Five Color Control. Also, it kills some important lands in this format: Windbrisk Heights, Mutavault, Faerie Conclave, Treetop Village, and even Ghitu Encampment. I don’t know if it’s better than Boggart Ram-Gang but it’s definitely worth testing.
Fiery Bombardment is an interesting card. It’s cheap enough to avoid cheap countermagic. And it fits the two drop spot as a recurring source of damage. This is important with Stigma Lasher being the only good two drop red creature in Standard. (Boy, do I miss Blood Knight.)
Once this enchantment reaches play, your creatures can double as uncounterable burn spells once they reach play. It combos really well with multiple Demigod of Revenge. Too bad it deals the damage rather the creature, or else it would be a great combo with Stigma Lasher.
|RDW (Top 8 in Minnesota States)|
This decklist has a full set of man lands, which give it some late game staying power. However, the trade off is occasionally missing your fifth turn Demigod of Revenge. I think 2-3 man lands is optimal.
In the sideboard, Murderous Redcap seems to be good in the mirror match. Manabarbs is awesome against control decks. And Unwilling Recruit is good against control decks like Reveillark that tap out on their turn.