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Platinum Ponza (9-0 GP Vancouver Modern Confrontation side Event) (Modern)

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    Land (21)

    4
    Wooded Foothills
    usually finds basic forest
    2
    Misty Rainforest
    must find green (could be Windswept Heath)
    2
    Verdant Catacombs
    must find Green (could be Windswept Heath)
    3
    Stomping Ground
    can be found off Acid-Moss
    8
    Forest
    T1 forest is essential to this deck
    1
    Mountain
    1 feels right... could cut though
    1
    Kessig Wolf Run
    did kill one opponent with an Arbor Elf + Kessig

    Mana Ramp (10)

    4
    Utopia Sprawl
    this + Arbor elf makes 4 mana on T2
    4
    Arbor Elf
    best T1 play
    2
    Birds of Paradise
    worst dork, but nessisary

    Land Destruction (10)

    4
    Stone Rain
    Puts the fear of god into all opponents
    3
    Mwonvuli Acid-Moss
    seriously Overperformed, considering the 4th
    3
    Blood Moon
    T2 Blood Moon stole a lot of games

    Combo (5)

    3
    Madcap Experiment
    makes burn winable Game 1 as they can't answer it
    2
    Platinum Emperion
    can be hardcast pretty easilly in non-aggro matchups

    Finishers (8)

    3
    Inferno Titan
    comes down as early as T3, and is back breaking
    2
    Stormbreath Dragon
    Won about half of all games
    1
    Thragtusk
    Overperforms with Eternal Witness from Sideboard
    2
    Chandra, Torch of Defiance
    amazing game 1 since it gives so many options

    Other (6)

    1
    Primal Command
    if I ever fully remove Platinum combo, I'll add 2 more of these
    1
    Beast Within
    1 is plenty, as it answers anything, but is sided out a lot
    4
    Bonfire of the Damned
    the best top-deck is every match.

    Sideboard (15)

    2
    Anger of the Gods
    was great against zoo
    3
    Ancient Grudge
    Affinity is unwinable without this. Nice against Tron too
    4
    Scavenging Ooze
    primary graveyard hate, plus value creature
    4
    Obstinate Baloth
    Great for lifegain or against Discard
    1
    Thrun, the Last Troll
    some decks can't get rid of him
    1
    Eternal Witness
    biggest OVER performer

    Description

    This is the deck I played this weekend at GP Vancouver. While I stumbled in the main event, going 5-4 and missing out on Day 2, I signed up for the largest Modern Side event, the 187 player "Modern Confrontation"swiss, and was the only undefeated at 9-0, splitting the top 4.

    Breakdown of Matches in forum: https://deckstats.net/forum/index.php/topic,27392.0.html

    For those unfamiliar, Basic Idea is Turn 1 play a mana accelerant, then T2 either Stone Rain or Blood Moon to slow your opponent down. This opens the door for a massive Turn 3 or Turn 4 threat like Chandra, Torch of Defiance or Stormbreath Dragon. There's even potential for really broken starts with T1 Arbor Elf, into turn 2 Utopia Sprawl. This makes 4 mana on T2, which can mean a T2 Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, or Chandra, either of which leads into a T3 Inferno titan.

    Finally, Madcap Experiment + Platinum Emperion combo together, getting the 8/8 Emperion out as early as T2. Some decks simply can't beat Emperion, and the deck ramps so much it can pretty reliably cast the Emperion by the end game.

    Finally, for anyone wondering why the deck is called Ponza. It comes from the original Standard deck from 2000 nick-named Ponza Rotta Red. A ponza rotta is like an Italian Calzone, and the deck was nick-named that because it had all the pieces of a calzone. The crust (mana ramp), the meat (big creatures), the red sauce (red spells), and the spice/cheese (land destruction).

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    Land (21)

    4 Wooded Foothills
    usually finds basic forest
    Land
    TF
    75.80 € $ 75.08 24.00 T
    2 Misty Rainforest
    must find green (could be Windswept Heath)
    Land
    TM
    93.90 € $ 66.00 17.10 T
    2 Verdant Catacombs
    must find Green (could be Windswept Heath)
    Land
    TM
    109.90 € $ 91.94 23.02 T
    3 Stomping Ground
    can be found off Acid-Moss
    Land - Mountain Forest
    TM
    35.85 € $ 42.12 27.09 T
    8 Forest
    T1 forest is essential to this deck
    Basic Land - Forest
    T2
    1.20 € $ 0.40 0.08 T
    1 Mountain
    1 feels right... could cut though
    Basic Land - Mountain
    T2
    0.15 € $ 0.05 0.01 T
    1 Kessig Wolf Run
    did kill one opponent with an Arbor Elf + Kessig
    Land
    TM
    2.45 € $ 2.24 0.03 T

    Mana Ramp (10)

    4 Utopia Sprawl
    this + Arbor elf makes 4 mana on T2
    Enchantment - Aura (1)
    TM
    9.80 € $ 15.28 9.24 T
    4 Arbor Elf
    best T1 play
    Creature - Elf Druid (1)
    TM
    2.60 € $ 0.92 0.16 T
    2 Birds of Paradise
    worst dork, but nessisary
    Creature - Bird (1)
    TM
    9.90 € $ 10.46 4.56 T

    Land Destruction (10)

    4 Stone Rain
    Puts the fear of god into all opponents
    Sorcery (3)
    TM
    0.60 € $ 0.60 0.16 T
    3 Mwonvuli Acid-Moss
    seriously Overperformed, considering the 4th
    Sorcery (4)
    TM
    0.45 € $ 5.85 0.12 T
    3 Blood Moon
    T2 Blood Moon stole a lot of games
    Enchantment (3)
    TM
    107.85 € $ 59.91 52.62 T

    Combo (5)

    3 Madcap Experiment
    makes burn winable Game 1 as they can't answer it
    Sorcery (4)
    T2
    1.47 € $ 0.93 0.06 T
    2 Platinum Emperion
    can be hardcast pretty easilly in non-aggro matchups
    Artifact Creature - Golem (8)
    TM
    35.98 € $ 39.98 31.80 T

    Finishers (8)

    3 Inferno Titan
    comes down as early as T3, and is back breaking
    Creature - Giant (6)
    TM
    2.85 € $ 3.15 9.00 T
    2 Stormbreath Dragon
    Won about half of all games
    Creature - Dragon (5)
    TM
    9.50 € $ 5.80 3.30 T
    1 Thragtusk
    Overperforms with Eternal Witness from Sideboard
    Creature - Beast (5)
    TM
    4.95 € $ 1.80 0.79 T
    2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
    amazing game 1 since it gives so many options
    Planeswalker - Chandra (4) (4)
    T2
    49.90 € $ 40.08 28.70 T

    Other (6)

    1 Primal Command
    if I ever fully remove Platinum combo, I'll add 2 more of these
    Sorcery (5)
    TM
    2.25 € $ 0.75 0.45 T
    1 Beast Within
    1 is plenty, as it answers anything, but is sided out a lot
    Instant (3)
    TM
    1.79 € $ 0.99 3.09 T
    4 Bonfire of the Damned
    the best top-deck is every match.
    Sorcery (1)
    TM
    27.80 € $ 11.32 7.72 T
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    Sideboard (15)

    2 Anger of the Gods
    was great against zoo
    3 Ancient Grudge
    Affinity is unwinable without this. Nice against Tron too
    4 Scavenging Ooze
    primary graveyard hate, plus value creature
    4 Obstinate Baloth
    Great for lifegain or against Discard
    1 Thrun, the Last Troll
    some decks can't get rid of him
    1 Eternal Witness
    biggest OVER performer
    Sideboard price: 62.20 € | $ 54.70

    This deck appears to be legal for DCI-Sanctioned Modern Tournaments! (Details)

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