We have a pretty solid idea of the lists from the top4 though; those of Zak Dolan, Bertrand Lestree, Dominic Symens, and Cyrille de Foucaud. All these players played blue and green; and everyone except Dolan also played red and black. Dolan was the only one playing white. The reason I though about this was because every deck in the n00bcon top8 also played blue. Maybe unsurprising. I still think that it is not as utterly dominant as it was a year ago, after all we had a monored Gauntlet of Might deck at 9th place and WW won last BSK. Anyway, lets look at the last four sweet decks from the n00bcon top8.
|The top4 players: Stalin, Robin, Mikael Magnusson, Anthrox|
For most of the larger tournaments in 93/94, he has been acting as a judge or TO. Among the things he have contributed to the format is the concept of pimpwalker points and creating this blog. He played a few tournaments in the 12/13 season though (WG eternal weekend, n00bcon Warmup, Gråberget Champs), and got the 8th seed at Pimpvitational when Robert Schram cancelled on short notice. He repeated this feat for n00bcon, where he turned his 9th place into the top8 after Kalle Nord dropped out before the elimination rounds (Kalle was ranked 6th in the swiss).
Stalin's deck is a great meta choice, built to beat control. The Electric Eel aggro is a fairly reasonably priced deck, as you can mostly play it pretty well without power. It uses cheap beatdown creatures and burn combined with denial in the form of Energy Flux and Blood Moons.
|Power Sink rather than Mana Drain here.|
Robin's deck is fairly similar to Stalin's; a very aggressive UR burn deck. Robin's deck is slighly (misspelling intended) higher on the curve though, skipping the one-drops like Electric Eel and Flying Men, and instead going big with cards like Juggernaut and Shivan Dragon.
|And the full 12 bolts/blasts. No info about the sideboard atm.|
|Yep, this is a pretty expensive deck.|
|Nesid's sideboard. I really like the Fissure and Ice Storm against control.|
I just love this deck. Vesuvan Doppelganger? Check. Prodigal Sorcerer? Double check. Oubliette? Triple check. This deck also only plays a single power card (a Mox Sapphire), and is all-in-all, fairly affordable in its current state.
|Terror in the sideboard and maindeck Oubliette. Tech.|
The discussion on potential updates to the ban/restriction list for the next season has started btw. The meta doesn't really look unhealthy right now, but it might be interesting to do some changes to stir it up a bit nonetheless. Feel free to give any feedback or suggestions.