Exclusive GP Vegas snapshot: ~ Sal meets Chandra ~


Huge thanks to everyone who came to visit us at our vendor booth this weekend! We hope everyone had an incredible time.

What was your favorite part of the GP Vegas weekend? Who came by the booth to pick up some Sal/Eh Team tokens and to say hi?

Several new cards have been confirmed as reprints in M14 on mtgsalvation.com that might seem a little odd, such as Darksteel Forge. The MTG rumor mill also suggests that Millstone (see what we did there?) and Duress are being reprinted.

Do you believe that these cards will actually be reprinted? Does this mean that there will be lots of artifacts in the upcoming sets? Is Thoughtseize never going to be reprinted?

Congratulations to Christian Trudel, winner of our most recent Invitational Qualifier! Piloting a classic Jund list, he was able to secure himself a spot for our Season 5 Invitational Tournament this November!

Top 8 deck lists will be going up on ManaDeprived.com soon! We’ll also post Christian’s winning deck list later today for any players who want to get deck ideas for upcoming tournaments!


There are tons of larger Standard events happening this weekend, including GP Miami, Canadian PTQs in Ottawa and Victoria, B.C., an online PTQ, and our GPT for Calgary, among others.

Need deck ideas? We can get a general idea of the current metagame by looking at the decks that have been doing well on Magic Online. Take a look at some of the winning Standard deck lists here (scroll down to “Event Coverage” on the right-hand side):


It seems that the most popular (and most successful) online Standard decks from this past week are Unburial Rites and UWR Control decks, while Aristocrats, Naya Blitz, and Bant Auras are all falling off the grid.

Are these results indicative of the current Standard metagame? What events are you playing this weekend, what deck did you choose to play, and why?

Congratulations to David Schnayer, who won this past weekend’s GPT for Kansas City playing “Captain America” (UWR Control)!

Main Deck:

1 Aetherling
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Jace, Architect of Thought
1 Tamiyo, Moon Sage
2 Assemble the Legion
1 Detention Sphere
3 Azorius Charm
2 Dissipate
1 Essence Scatter
2 Searing Spear
4 Sphinx’s Revelation
1 Syncopate
3 Think Twice
2 Turn // Burn
2 Warleader’s Helix
1 Mizzium Mortars
2 Pillar of Flame
3 Supreme Verdict
1 Terminus
1 Island
1 Plains
3 Clifftop Retreat
1 Desolate Lighthouse
4 Glacial Fortress
4 Hallowed Fountain
4 Sacred Foundry
4 Steam Vents
4 Sulfur Falls


1 Aetherling
2 Renounce the Guilds
1 Jace, Memory Adept
2 Pillar of Flame
2 Terminus
3 Purify the Grave
1 Oblivion Ring
1 Counterflux
1 Assemble the Legion
1 Negate

Congratulations to David Lachance-Poitras, who mauled his way to victory this past weekend at our GPT Calgary event playing “Big Naya”!

Main Deck:

4 Avacyn’s Pilgrim
4 Boros Reckoner
4 Voice of Resurgence
4 Ghor-Clan Rampager
3 Huntmaster of the Fells
4 Thundermaw Hellkite
3 Aurelia, the Warleader
1 Selesnya Charm
1 Oblivion Ring
4 Farseek
4 Advent of the Wurm
1 Clifftop Retreat
1 Forest
1 Gavony Township
1 Kessig Wolf-Run
4 Rootbound Crag
4 Sacred Foundry
4 Stomping Ground
4 Sunpetal Grove
4 Temple Garden


3 Bonfire of the Damned
2 Garruk, Primal Hunter
3 Boros Charm
1 Blind Obedience
1 Rest in Peace
1 Ground Seal
2 Pillar of Flame
1 Fog
1 Unflinching Courage