Today was the PTQ at Misty Mountain in Madison, WI, for Pro Tour Hawaii. The format is Innistrad sealed. I got a pretty bad pool, ended up 3-3 playing an aggressive Boros deck. The worst part? I totally forgot I had 2 Nightbird’s Clutches in my sideboard that would have been super relevant in 2 of the matches I lost :(
Here’s my deck:
Isolated Chapel, Stensia Bloodhall, Plains x7, Mountain x8
Reckless Waif, Doomed Traveler, Blazing Torch
Cloistered Youth, Mask of Avacyn, Bonds of Faith, Silverchase Fox, Ashmouth Hound, Harvest Pyre x2
Hanweir Watchkeep, Midnight Haunting, Rally the Peasants, Brimstone Volley, Chapel Geist x2, Crossway Vampire, Kessig Wolf
Smite the Monstrous x2, Thraben Sentry
For matches against people playing lots of artifacts or enchantments, I sided in 1 Forest, 1 Traveler’s Amulet, and 2 Naturalizes (unfortunately I was an idiot and forgot I had Ancient Grudge too). For games I needed to win faster, I put in Bloodcrazed Neonate over Night Revelers. Almost every match, I ended up siding out 1 land since I found that I was fine on 16. Quite a few matches I put in Furor of the Bitten to help get there faster. Another card I neglected to side in more often was Spare from Evil. 4th match vs. Sam Black, it would’ve been perfect, letting me swing past all of his random green giants.
Here’s my full pool: PTQ Hawaii ISD Sealed (2011/10/29)
I felt that black and green were unplayable, and blue required too much self-milling (that I didn’t have) to really be playable. If you think otherwise, post your thoughts!