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SOM Sealed Last Chance Qualifier

Last Sunday, Magic Online had its Last Chance Qualifier where the winner got to take place in the Magic Online Championship at worlds—a tournament of 12 with last place getting $4k and first receiving $25k. This seemed worth a shot as I am fairly experienced with SOM sealed and a chance at a trip to Japan and some cash would be pretty awesome.

First, I would like to see how you guys would build a deck with this pool. Immediately when you do the rarity sort you start to drool as Koth sits on top of Elspeth along side a Sunblast Angel. However, do these bombs have quality support or are they the only way you can win? Let’s see how your deck constructing compares to mine. I will post my decklist and summary of results later, have fun.

White

1 Sunspear Shikari
1 Soul Parry
1 Myrsmith
1 Revoke Existence
1 Fulgent Distraction
1 Loxodon Wayfarer
1 Ghalma’s Warden
2 Vigil For the Lost
1 Sunblast Angel
1 Elspeth Tirel

Blue

Sky-Eel School
2 Stoic Rebuttal
1 Neurok Invisimancer
1 Plated Seastrider
1 Disperse
1 Screeching Silclaw
1 Veldalken Certarch
1 Vault Skyward

Black

1 Dross Hopper
1 Exsanguinate
1 Psychic Miasma
1 Contagious Nim
1 Moriok Reaver
1 Necrogen Scudder
1 Relic Putrescense
1 Blackweave Goblin
1 Instill Infection
2 Bleak Coven Vampires
1 Corrupted Harvester

Red

1 Ogre Geargrabber
1 Scoria Elemental
2 Melt Terrain
1 Blade-Tribe Berserkers
1 Furnace Celebration
1 Vulshok Heartstoker
1 Galvanic Blast
1 Koth of the Hammer

Green

1 Alpha Tyrrnax
1 Untamed Might
1 Cystbearer
1 Carrion Call
1 Blunt the Assault
1 Viridian Revel
1 Carapace Forger
2 Blight Mamba
1 Wing Puncture
1 Ezuri’s Archers
1 Copperhorn Scout

Artifact

1 Memnite
1 Darksteel Axe
2 Panic Spellbomb
1 Origin Spellbomb
1 Vector Asp
1 Bladed Pinions
1 Copper Myr
1 Echo Circlet
1 Golem’s Heart
1 Leaden Myr
1 Livewire Lash
1 Perilous Myr
1 Silver Myr
1 Trigon of Mending
1 Auriok Replica
1 Barbed Battlegear
1 Darksteel Myr
1 Moriok Replica
1 Myr Resovoir
1 Necrogen Censer
1 Snapsail Glider
1 Strider Harness
1 Vulshok Replica
1 Chrome Steed
1 Corpse Cur
1 Trigon of Corruption
1 Clone Shell
1 Kuldotha Forgemaster
1 Razorfen Thresher

pretty awful

Other than the white this pool is pretty awful. I'm not a big fan of Koth in limited unless your deck is very aggro. This deck looks to be controlling. The only red card I see worth playing is Blast. I'd probably play a nearly monowhite deck. Possibly splashing red and black for Blast and Moriok Replica/Trigon activation mana. I've never played Myr Reservoir, but think I'd try it out in this deck. It sucks we don't have many good Myr to recur, but Perilous Myr is good and any Myr is decent with a piece of equipment. I'm playing Pinions due to lack of flyers.

Sunspear Shikari
Myrsmith
Revoke Existance
Ghalma's Warden
Sunblast Angel
Elspeth Tirel

Galvanic Blast

Darksteel Axe
Origin Spellbomb
Bladed Pinions
Copper Myr
Leaden Myr
Livewire Lash
Perilous Myr
Silver Myr
Auriok Replica
Moriok Replica
Myr Resovoir
Snapsail Glider
Strider Harness
Vulshok Replica
Chrome Steed
Trigon of Corruption
Kuldotha Forgemaster

3 Mountain
2 Swamp
11 Plains

my r/w build, almost same as peter's

My excessive losses in MTGO SOM drafts clearly show I am qualified to share my build, below. Maybe Peter is right about berserkers over the Ogre, and kuldotha forgemaster over Clone Shell; I was thinking Ogre since I want the bigger creature in this format where so many games seem to be a long grind, and that I'd rather have a clone shell equipped with an axe/lash than a Forgemaster whose search ability probably won't turn many games around. Clone Shell also works okay with Elspeth in cases where you have to kill your own guys with her wrath effect.
Also I put in Moriok over Auriok replica since Auriok's upside usually seems unexciting and we have a black myr that could activate Moriok's instead.

White:
1 myrsmith
1 sunspear shikari
1 ghalma's warden
1 sunblast angel
1 elspeth tirel
1 revoke existence

Red
1 Ogre Geargrabber
1 Galvanic Blast
1 Koth of the Hammer

Artifact:
1 Darksteel axe
1 livewire lash
1 origin spellbomb
2 Panic Spellbomb
1 Silver Myr
1 Copper Myr
1 Leaden Myr
1 perilous myr
1 chrome steed
1 trigon of corruption
1 Vulshok Replica
1 Snapsail Glider
1 Moriok Replica
1 Clone Shell

16 lands

My R/W Build

Sunspear Shikari
Myrsmith
Revoke Existance
Sunblast Angel
Elspeth Tirel

Galvanic Blast
Koth
Blade-Tribe Berserkers

Darksteel Axe
Origin Spellbomb
Copper Myr
Leaden Myr
Livewire Lash
Perilous Myr
Silver Myr
Auriok Replica
Strider Harness
Snapsail Glider
Chrome Steed
Trigon of Corruption
Kudotha Forgemaster
Vulshock Replica
2x Panic Blast
16 Lands