Wednesday, 11 July 2012


Hi there guys and gals, welcome to the new FNM ELITE, as some of you may now know there will be 2 FNMs on Fridays, one for the more competitive players I bring you FNM ELITE and the other for the more relaxed players i like to introduce FNM RELAX. This will be run be by a close friend Richard Tinsley. He has a good understanding of the rules, and will be on hand to ask any questions you need.

As you may know I "sometimes" change my deck from time to time, I like the help from people improving the deck, as I find it is a great factor to what magic is, this is the list that I have been playing for some time now and will keep playing until M13 is legal and maybe after (who knows what the meta will be like).


4 Birthing Pod
4 Abundant Growth

4 Strangleroot Geist
4 Birds of Paradise
3 Llanowar Elves
2 Blade Splicer
2 Restoration Angel
2 Sun Titan
3 Phantasmal Image
2 Zealous Conscripts
1 Acidic Slime
1 Phyrexian Metaporph
1 Huntmaster of the Fells
1 Borderland Ranger
1 Deceiver Exarch
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
1 Solemn Simulacrum

2 Gavony Township
4 Copperline Gorge
4 Razorverge Thicket
2 Hinterland Harbor
2 Sunpetal Grove
6 Forest
1 Island
1 Plains
1 Mountain


3 Hero of Bladehold
2 Nihil Spellbomb
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
1 Oblivion Ring
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Blade Splicer
1 Restoration Angel
1 Zealous Conscripts
1 Stingerfling Spider

So there it is, this can be awesome to watch going up the chain. It can go from a Strangleroot Geist to Elesh Norn in two turns heres how,

Play Strangleroot Geist, sacrifice it to Birthing Pod to get Deceiver Exarch, untapping Birthing Pod. Then sacrifice the Deceiver Exarch to Birthing Pod to get Solemn Simulacrum. Then the following turn you sacrifice Solemn Simulacrum to get Zealous Conscripts, targeting your own Birthing Pod (and untapping). You then sacrifice the Zealous Conscripts to get Sun Titan, which gets back the Deceiver Exarch from your graveyard that we sacrificed the previous turn. Deceiver Exarch's ability then untaps the Birthing Pod again, allowing you to sacrifice the Sun Titan to find Elesh-Norn, Grand Cenobite. For ease of reference, here is the chain:

Strangleroot Geist > Deceiver Exarch > Solemn Simulacrum (in one turn). Then:
Zealous Conscripts > Sun Titan > Elesh-Norn, Grand Cenobite (in one turn).

It has the Naya Pod shell and then adds blue to the deck for things like Phantasmal Image that can take down Geist of St Traft as can Metamorph, the Exarch is there for tapping one of your opponents permanents down and is there for the Birthing Pod.

Zealous Conscripts is a house, one game i podded away my 4 drop in to Conscripts to steal Gideon Jura, used Gideons 0 ability and then cast Restoration Angel to blink out Gideon, there for i keep him for good.

What i like doing for the sideboard is take out 4 Abundant Growth and 1-2 Birthing Pod and add the 3 Hero of Bladehold, 1 Blade Splicer and 1 Restoration Angel, there for i can go 4 colour Naya Aggro. This has worked out well so far.

That's all guys keep a look out on the website for upcoming events and the full FNM ELITE and FNM RELAX schedule at 

Thanks for reading.


"Ill update the next deck i am looking to be playing for the next PTQ in Manchester on the 28th July."

P.S I would also like to use this blog for anyone that would like to talk about deck ideas and help improving there decks. Please post you decks below. 

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