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August 24, 2011

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2010-11 Precon Championships: Round 3 and the Leaderboard

by Dredd77

What a weekend we had with the Preconstructed Deck Championships! In what will surely be one of the most startling upsets of the tournament, the Knights deck from Duel Deck: Knights vs Dragons first took down their archrival Dragons, then went on to defeat the Event Deck War of Attrition in a tense match that went the distance to three games. Many had hopes, but few had believed that Knights would emerge triumphant against so powerful a foe. Alas, the same could not be said for poor Deadspread, another underdog who fell as expected to War of Attrition.

Predictions were a little less uniform this time around. Knights versus Dragons was a bit of a toss-up, though most readers favoured Knights. Everyone had War of Attrition trouncing Deadspread for some easy points, but most called War of Attrition to win the Nagle Division. Six people can brag that their predictions were 100% for the round, picking up three points: Aaro, Icehawk, Prophylaxis, TheMaxican, Tony, and Joshua (in his first week!). With two rounds down, we now have a clear and unambiguous leader on the leaderboard, but Icehawk’s lead is paper-thin. Will he continue his success this coming week, or will another outguess him and claim the lead?

As always, kindly let us know if you feel there is a discrepancy, and we’ll be happy to verify!

With two rounds down, we still have plenty of precon action to go! Remember, there’s a total of thirty-one games needed to crown a champion. It’s not too late to jump in now even if you haven’t been participating yet. The winner, after all, will be getting a pair of Intro Packs- one from Magic 2012… and the other from Innistrad!

Now for the Next Round

For those ready to make their predictions, here are the matches!

You’ll be making four predictions, which means that four points are up for grabs (1 per correct guess). Tinsman Division action kicks off this Sunday, so you have until that post goes up to enter your predictions in the comments below. Best of luck to all!

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  1. Rdn
    Aug 24 2011

    1. Blades of Victory
    2. Metalcraft
    3. Assemble the Doomsday Machine
    4. Myr of Mirrodin

    Reply
  2. Jon S
    Aug 24 2011

    Ok looking at the decklists here’s my prediction:
    1. Blades of Victory- Cheap flying with no blockers in Doom Inevitable.
    2. Path of Blight-Poison has the metal crafters beat in this instance
    3.Feast of flesh-Assemble seems to be too slow with not enough cheap early blockers and with no schemes(deck only)
    4. Breath of Fire- This one seems to be quicker on creatures

    Reply
  3. web8970
    Aug 24 2011

    Allright, here are my votes:
    1. Blades of Victory
    2. Path of Blight
    3. Doomsday Machine
    4. Myr of Mirrodin

    Reply
  4. 1. Blades of Victory
    2. Path of Blight
    3. Doomsday Machine
    4. Breath of Fire

    Reply
  5. fillip
    Aug 24 2011

    Game 5: Blades of Victory
    Game 6: Path of Blight
    Game 7: Feast of Flesh
    Game 8: Myrof Mirrodin

    Reply
  6. Varo
    Aug 24 2011

    Game 5: Doom Inevitable (MBS)
    Game 6: Metalcraft (SOM)
    Game 7: Feast of Flesh (NPH)
    Game 8: Breath of Fire (M11)

    Reply
  7. Icehawk
    Aug 24 2011

    Blades of Victory.
    Metalcraft.
    Feast of Flesh.
    Breath of Fire.

    Reply
  8. Aug 24 2011

    1. Blades of Victory
    2. Path of Blight
    3. Assemble the Doomsday Machine
    4. Myr of Mirrodin

    Reply
  9. Conrad
    Aug 24 2011

    A lack of fliers (unless you count Skinwing) and reliable removal spell doom for Doom, imo. 😛

    Game 5: Blades of Victory
    Game 6: Path of Blight
    Game 7: REALLY unsure, but I guess I’ll throw my lot in with the Phyrexians here and go with Feast of Flesh.
    Game 8: Got a soft spot for the myr, but all the burn Breath of Fire is packing looks like it’ll be too much for the cute little metallc dorks. Have to go with Breath.

    Reply
  10. lightside
    Aug 24 2011

    Game 5: Blades of Victory (M11)
    Game 6: Metalcraft (SOM)
    Game 7: Assemble the Doomsday Machine (ARC)
    Game 8: Breath of Fire (M11)

    Reply
  11. 1] Blades of Victory
    2] Metalcraft
    3] Feast of Flesh
    4] Myr of Mirrodin

    Reply
  12. Diennea
    Aug 25 2011

    1- Doom Inevitable
    2- Metalcraft
    3- Assemble the Doomsday Machine
    4- Myr of Mirrodin

    I’m following my instinct for these!

    Reply
  13. eeeka
    Aug 25 2011

    5 : blades of victory
    6 : path of blight
    7 : feast of fleash
    8: breath of fire

    Reply
  14. SilverFlash
    Aug 25 2011

    Blades of Victory (M11)
    Metalcraft (SOM)
    Assemble the Doomsday Machine (ARC)
    Breath of Fire (M11)

    Reply
  15. ubr
    Aug 25 2011

    Game 5 – Blades of Victory

    Game 6 – Metalcraft

    Game 7 – Feast of Flesh

    Game 8 – Breath of Fire
    Sorry MoM… even though i have a pleasant experience combining you with Mirromancy and Battle Cries…

    Reply
  16. Aug 25 2011

    Blades of Victory
    Path of Blight
    Feast of Flesh
    Breath of Fire

    Reply
  17. MiniLuv
    Aug 25 2011

    1) Blades of Victory
    2) Path of Blight
    3) Feast of Flesh
    4) Breath of Fire

    Reply
  18. Raspyn
    Aug 25 2011

    1 – Blades of Victory
    2 – Path of Blight
    3 – Doomsday Machine
    4 – Breath of Fire

    Reply
  19. thewachman (Mr. Suitcase on MTGCast)
    Aug 25 2011

    Doom Inevitable
    Path of Blight
    Feast of Flesh
    Breath of Fire

    Reply
  20. Aug 25 2011

    Still missin’ those decklist links.

    Feast of Flesh should have the advantage over Assemble the Doomsday Machine. The Archenemy deck can do a lot of funky things, but I think Feast’s density of creature removal will keep it on the back foot, provided it’s piloted well. I’ll cast my bet for Feast of Flesh.

    I think the rest of the matches can go either way, so for all three, I’mma put my money on whichever deck wins the die roll to win.

    Reply
  21. The Answer
    Aug 25 2011

    Well these choices will wither sink me or pull me out if the basement. My four choices are:

    5) Blades of Victory
    6) Path of Blight
    7) DOOOM!! Assemble the Doomsday Machine
    8) Breath of Fire

    Reply
  22. Aug 26 2011

    Exciting matches, can’t wait to read them!

    Let’s go…

    5. Blades
    6. Blight
    7. Ooh, tough call… I’ll go with Doomsday Machine…
    8. Myr

    Reply
  23. Aug 26 2011

    Blades of Victory
    Metalcraft
    Assemble the Doomsday Machine
    Breath of Fire

    Reply
  24. errtu
    Aug 26 2011

    Well, i’m taking some wild guesses here, but:

    1. Blades of Victory
    2. Path of Blight
    3. Feast of Flesh
    4. Breath of Fire

    Reply
  25. Tony
    Aug 26 2011

    After studying the decks and writing down my picks, I realize these are going to be some close battles. Tough choices to make and went with my gut on some of these picks

    5. Blades of Victory
    6. Metalcraft
    7. Assemble the Doomsday Machine
    8. Myr of Mirroden

    Reply
  26. My predictions:

    Game 5: Doom Inevitable
    Game 6: Path of Blight
    Game 7: Assemble the Doomsday Machine
    Game 8: Breath of Fire

    Reply
  27. Werekill
    Aug 27 2011

    Blades of Victory.
    Metalcraft.
    Feast of Flesh.
    Breath of Fire.

    Reply
  28. Aug 28 2011

    Predictions are now closed. Good luck everyone!

    Reply

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