Episode 024 — List updates, reports, and some rants

Welcome back to The Brainstorm Show. This week Paul gives his thoughts on the Miracles Slayer Delver deck he piloted to a Top 8 at the Baltimore Legacy Classic. Wilson updates us on MentorBlade finishes (including his own) and Phil tees us up for a brief rant about Storm. Here are the most recent Brainstorm Show lists for MentorBlade and ANT:

4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Sensei’s Divining Top
4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Counterbalance
4 Force of Will
4 Terminus

4 Stoneforge Mystic
2 Snapcaster Mage
3 Monastery Mentor
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Batterskull

4 Island
2 Plains
2 Tundra
2 Volcanic Island
4 Flooded Strand
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Arid Mesa

3 Pyroblast
3 Disenchant
2 Blood Moon
2 Vendilion Clique
1 Surgical Extraction
3 Flusterstorm
1 Sword of Feast and Famine

The Brainstorm Show’s ANT:
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Gitaxian Probe

4 Dark Ritual
4 Cabal Ritual
4 Lotus Petal
4 Lion’s Eye Diamond

4 Duress
3 Cabal Therapy

2 Grim Tutor
4 Infernal Tutor
2 Past in Flames
1 Empty the Warrens
1 Tendrils of Agony

2 Underground Sea
1 Volcanic Island
2 Island
1 Swamp
4 Polluted Delta
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Misty Rainforest
2 Flooded Strand
1 Scalding Tarn

1 Tropical Island
2 Xantid Swarm
3 Abrupt Decay
2 Chain of Vapor
1 Massacre
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
2 Thoughtseize
1 Inquisition of Kozilek
1 Ad Nauseam
1 Ill-Gotten Gains

7 thoughts on “Episode 024 — List updates, reports, and some rants”

  1. Hey man, I played against you Round 1. Sorry I didn’t get to stay to watch your Top 8 like I said I would, I had to go.

  2. I like the Mentorblade list, I might sleeve this up and try it at a local this week. I am definitely attracted to a more proactive approach to miracles.

    Any chance of getting a sideboard plan?

    I also wanted to ask about the SoF&F in the SB. Why not make this a SoF&I?

    1. Yes, I would love to do an episode with more info about this MentorBlade list! You just need to convince Paul because I think he’s sick of talking about CounterTop decks. 🙂

      Feast and Famine is better at grinding out combo which is where I want the extra equipment. Both the continuous discard and the untap for CounterTop + SB Fluster/Pyro Snap shenanigans are great against decks like Storm and Sneak and Show. SoFI is alright against combo, but FaF is better from my experience.

      1. Fwiw, I would listen to every episode of “The CounterTop Show.” Definitely interested in an episode with more info about MentorBlade, deck is sweet.

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