Magic Online Battle For Zendikar Prerelease

First prerelease of the format.

Battle For Zendikar MTGO first Pre-Release

4-0 with no lost games.

Feels good, man.

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XMage Gauntlet September 2015

Gauntlet
“A group of decks that are expected in a metagame, or top decks to playtest against.”

— MTGSalvation definition of Gauntlet

September 2015 XMage Gauntlet

Contains over 200 popular and competitive decks in Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, Pauper, Historic Standard, Tiny Leaders, and Commander.

1. Download the .zip file.
2. Extract it anywhere you like.
3. In XMage find where you put the files and open the decks.
Read the first entry to get up to speed on what this is all about.

This month’s contains:

  • Everything from the previous month (as will always be the case)
  • The whole of Gauntlet of Greatness, for use in Historic Standard (Note: Some of these, while once Standard-legal, will not be legal within the current Historic Standard rules)
  • The whole of Standard Super League season 2
  • The whole of Modern Gauntlet of Greatness (the “best Modern deck ever” season between the two “best Standard deck ever” seasons)
  • Two dozen Tiny Leaders and Commander decks
  • TONNE of current metagame lists taken from MTGGoldfish, mtgtop8, and elsewhere

Enjoy!

XMage Gauntlet August 2015

Gauntlet
“A group of decks that are expected in a metagame, or top decks to playtest against.”

— MTGSalvation definition of Gauntlet

This card is Spirit Bonds. Compare the art to Precinct Captain - it tells a story!

This is the first of a series where I provide an all-in-one download containing decks in Vintage, Legacy, Modern, Pauper, and Standard, for use with the XMage client.

The idea is to give a nice, clean download which users of XMage can grab and immediately use to expand deck options and increase the fun/value of the software.

At the moment the word “gauntlet” may be a bit of an exaggeration, but, as you can see from the decklists (below), it’s a solid start.

Over time the package will grow in size and once I’ve nailed down all the format archetypes I will be able to focus on maintaining the lists, keeping up with the fast-moving world of Standard, introducing topical rogue decks, and expanding scope to Commander, Tiny Leaders, and Historic Standard. That’s the intention anyway – it may take a while.

Instructions
1. Click the above image to download the .zip file.
2. Extract it anywhere you like.
3. In XMage find where you put the files and open the decks.
4. Enjoy a bunch of cool new decks to use!

Vintage Decks

Black Lotus

A mana-enriching Black Lotus appears!

Dredge
Merfolk
Workshops
The eight decklists from the Vintage Super League season 3:

Burning Oath
Doomsday (x2)
Fro-Bots (x2)
Grixis Therapy
Land-Still
Martello Shops

Legacy Decks

Force of Will

A combo-killing Force of Will appears!

Miracles (Traditional / Monastery)
Omnitell
Esper Stoneblade
RUG Delver
Shardless BUG
Death & Taxes
Elves
Painter
12-Post
Lands
Grixis Delver
ANT
Burn
MUD
Infect
Merfolk
Sylvan Plug
Deadguy Ale
Reanimator

Modern Decks

Thoughtseize

A thoughtseizing faerie appears!

Grixis Twin
Infect
Abzan Company
Jund
Affinity
Merfolk
Death & Taxes
Nacatl Burn
Amulet Bloom
Bogles
Scapeshift
Storm
UWR Control
UB Faeries

Pauper Decks

Delver of Secrets

A studious Delver of Secrets appears!

Stompy
Delver
Mono-Black Control
Affinity
Familiar
Delver Fiend
Angler Delver
Goblins
Green White Hexproof
Simic Flicker

Standard Decks

Courser of Kruphix

A land-synergising Courser of Kruphix appears!

Abzan Aggro
Abzan Control
Mono Red Burn
Jeskai Tempo
RG Devotion
UR Ensoul Artifact
Esper Dragons
UW Heroic
Mardu Dragons
RG Dragons
UB Control
Hoogland UW Control

* * * * * *

Covering even 50% of the decks in a format in the first release would take more time than I currently have for this but I felt I just had to make a start and have faith I’ll get there, even if for now your favourite deck may be missing (sorry if so!).

Enjoy, and be sure to tune in again, either by checking the blog, following me on Twitter, or reading the XMage subreddit!