Wr Humans in T2

April 14, 2016

Emanuele Giusti

22 Years Old
Winner of GP Rimino 2008
Winner of GP Brussels 2010

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Hi everybody,

Recently I attended the Grand Prix in Vienna where I played a mono black list similar to that of Owen Turtenwald and I must say that the deck was pretty solid though unfortunately I was not able to go into the money by ending 10-5 losing to mono black, Rwb burn ,two UW control and Esper control. Throughout the tournament I found zero mono blue and I played only against mirrors and control decks, however, the week after the Grand Prix in Italy there was a PTQ in Rome and the season is standard so this tournament helped me to understand the metagame better and decide on the choice of deck for the ptq.

After taking a look at the lists of the top 8 I sew a deck that suits my own style of play and does the things that I like, I’m talking about mono white splash red. Unfortunately I haven’t much time to test it because I was not sure that i would go to the ptq and in the end the list I played was almost similar to that of the top 8. Here is the list:

Wr Humans by Emanuele Giusti


4 Soldier of the Pantheon
4 Dryad Militant
4 Boros Elite
4 Precinct Captain
4 Daring Skyjek
3 Imposing Sovereign
4 Banisher Priest


4 Brave the Elements
3 Ajani, Caller of the Pride
2 Spear of Heliod
2 Boros Charm


4 Sacred Foundry
4 Temple of Triumph
4 Mutavault
10 Plains


2 Boros Charm
1 Burnign Earth
3 Fiendslayer Paladin
2 Electrickery
2 Mizzium Mortars
2 Pacifism
2 Glare of Heresy
1 Wear//Tear


At the ptq we were 249 players so 9 swiss rounds where I finished 8-1 winning against 3 mono blue, 2 mono black, Rw Devotion, Selesnya, Esper Control, losing in the fourth round against mono blue where in the third game I kept this hand Plains, Soldier of the Pantheon[/ card] 2 [card]Boros Elite[/ card] 2 [card]Brave the Elements, Precinct Captain and I have never drawn the second land.

In top 8 I won 2-1 against Esper where in the third game he drew too many lands and too few Sphinx’s Revelation
In Top 4 I lost 2-1 against Jund where in the third game I’m stuck by drawing two Mutavault, which does not allow me to play Banisher Priest protected by Brave the Elements that cost me the game.

I think this deck is well positioned in a meta full of mono blue and mono black because it has some starts that can’t be handled by either. During the tournament, I realized that the main deck is okay while I decided to change the side in this way:


2 Boros Charm
2 Burnign Earth
2 Fiendslayer Paladin
2 Electrickery
2 Mizzium Mortars
3 Pacifism
2 Glare of Heresy


Finally, I’ll summarize a sideboard plan against the various typical tournament archetypes:

Mono Blue

Side In: +2 Electrickery +2 Mizzum Mortars
Side Out: -4 Dryad Militant

Mono Black or Black White

Side In: +2 Fiendslayer Paladin +3 Pacifism +2 Mizzium Mortars
Side Out: -4 Boros Elite -3 Imposing Sovereign

Rw Devotion:

Side In: +2 Mizzium Mortars +3 Pacifism +2 Glare of Heresy
Side Out: -4 Dryad Militant 3 Imposing Sovereign

Esper Control:

Side In: +2 Mizzium Mortars +2 Burning Earth +2 Boros Charm
Side Out: -4 Banisher Priest -1 Imposing Sovereign -1 Spear of Heliod

UW Control:

Side In: +2 Boros Charm +2 Glare of Heresy
Side Out: -4 Banisher Priest

Wr Humans or Wb Humans

Side In: +2 Glare of Heresy +2 Electrickery
Side Out: -4 Dryad Militant

Hope you enjoyed it, see you in Prague!


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