MinMax Battle I

Hello and welcome to the first ever MinMax Battle!

Min and Max are putting their money where the mouths are, and going head-to-head in an epic Best of Five Matches! The prize? 20 MTGO chests and unlimited bragging rights.

Why We're Doing This:

Normally, when you watch someone play Magic, you're only getting their perspective. Everyone is left to speculate on what the opponent is thinking, why they're making the plays they are, and how effective their own play is. In MinMax Battles, you can actually see both sides of the game!

Min and Max both recorded their Points of View, synced up perfectly. You can watch Max play and listen to his commentary, then watch Min's side of the same match and get his perspective! If you have a fancy multi-monitor setup, you could even put the videos side-by-side and watch them both at once, listening to whomever's voice you find more soothing.

The Format:

Min and Max are playing Legacy, and the first player to win three matches is the victor!

Each match is its own best of three games (normal Legacy stuff).

Min and Max have to play three sufficiently different decks for the first three matches. If it goes to match 4 or match 5, they can either repeat any of those first three decks or play another deck from their arsenal.

Min’s Perspective

Min's Decklists

Daniel Goetschel's UW Blade, GP Niagara Winner

Creatures

3Snapcaster Mage
4Stoneforge Mystic
4True-Name Nemesis
1Vendilion Clique

Spells

4Brainstorm
4Ponder
2Spell Pierce
1Spell Snare
4Swords to Plowshares
2Counterspell
2Council's Judgment
4Force of Will

Planeswalkers

3Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Artifacts

1Batterskull
1Umezawa's Jitte

Lands

2Arid Mesa
4Flooded Strand
6Island
2Plains
2Scalding Tarn
2Polluted Delta
2Tundra

Sideboard

1Engineered Explosives
3Tormod's Crypt
3Flusterstorm
1Celestial Purge
2Containment Priest
1Disenchant
2Palace Jailer
2Supreme Verdict

UW Miracles

Creatures

3Snapcaster Mage
2Monastery Mentor

Spells

4Brainstorm
4Ponder
2Preordain
2Spell Pierce
4Swords to Plowshares
4Accumulated Knowledge
2Council's Judgment
4Force of Will
3Terminus

Planeswalkers

3Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Enchantments

2Counterbalance
2Back to Basics

Lands

1Arid Mesa
4Flooded Strand
6Island
2Plains
4Scalding Tarn
2Tundra

Sideboard

2Flusterstorm
2Surgical Extraction
1Celestial Purge
1Counterbalance
2Counterspell
2Disenchant
1Monastery Mentor
2Vendilion Clique
2Supreme Verdict

Grixis Delver

Creatures

4Delver of Secrets
2Dreadhorde Arcanist
2Gurmag Angler
3True-Name Nemesis
3Young Pyromancer

Spells

4Brainstorm
4Daze
4Force of Will
1Forked Bolt
4Lightning Bolt
4Ponder
2Preordain
2Spell Pierce
2Thoughtseize

Lands

2Bloodstained Mire
2Flooded Strand
2Polluted Delta
2Scalding Tarn
3Underground Sea
4Volcanic Island
4Wasteland

Sideboard

2Abrade
2Bitterblossom
2Diabolic Edict
2Flusterstorm
1Grafdigger's Cage
1Izzet Staticaster
2Pyroblast
1Spell Snare
2Surgical Extraction

Grixis Control

Creatures

3Baleful Strix
3Snapcaster Mage

Spells

1Angrath's Rampage
4Brainstorm
2Fatal Push
4Force of Will
3Hymn to Tourach
2Inquisition of Kozilek
2Kolaghan's Command
2Lightning Bolt
4Ponder
1Preordain
2Thoughtseize

Planeswalkers

2Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1Liliana's Triumph
1Liliana, the Last Hope
2Narset, Parter of Veils

Lands

2Badlands
3Bloodstained Mire
2Island
4Polluted Delta
3Scalding Tarn
2Swamp
3Underground Sea
2Volcanic Island

Sideboard

1Engineered Explosives
3Flusterstorm
1Liliana's Triumph
1Marsh Casualties
1Nihil Spellbomb
1Pithing Needle
2Pyroblast
1Red Elemental Blast
2Surgical Extraction
1The Elderspell
1Toxic Deluge

UWr Mentor Miracles

Creatures

4Monastery Mentor
2Snapcaster Mage

Spells

4Accumulated Knowledge
4Brainstorm
1Council's Judgment
2Counterspell
1Flusterstorm
4Force of Will
4Ponder
4Preordain
2Spell Pierce
4Swords to Plowshares
3Terminus

Planeswalkers

2Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Lands

1Arid Mesa
4Flooded Strand
4Island
2Plains
4Scalding Tarn
2Tundra
2Volcanic Island

Sideboard

2Back to Basics
1Containment Priest
2Disenchant
2Engineered Explosives
1Flusterstorm
3Pyroblast
2Surgical Extraction
1Terminus
1Vendilion Clique

Max’s Perspective

Max's Decklists

Trinity Tell

Creatures

3Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
3Griselbrand

Spells

4Brainstorm
3Cunning Wish
2Flusterstorm
4Force of Will
1Impulse
1Intuition
4Ponder
1Preordain
4Show and Tell
1Spell Pierce

Artifacts

4Lotus Petal

Enchantments

3Sneak Attack
3Omniscience

Lands

3Ancient Tomb
2City of Traitors
2Flooded Strand
3Island
2Misty Rainforest
2Polluted Delta
2Scalding Tarn
3Volcanic Island

Sideboard

2Boseiju, Who Shelters All
1Firemind's Foresight
1Flusterstorm
1Intuition
1Kozilek's Return
1Pyroblast
2Pyroclasm
1Release the Ants
1Rushing River
1Sudden Shock
1Surgical Extraction
1Through the Breach
1Trickbind

Punishing Dack

Creatures

4Baleful Strix
2Leovold, Emissary of Trest
3Snapcaster Mage

Spells

2Abrupt Decay
4Brainstorm
1Diabolic Edict
4Force of Will
2Inquisition of Kozilek
1Kolaghan's Command
3Ponder
2Preordain
3Punishing Fire
2Thoughtseize
1Toxic Deluge

Planeswalkers

3Dack Fayden
1Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1Narset, Parter of Veils

Lands

1Badlands
1Bayou
1Bloodstained Mire
3Grove of the Burnwillows
2Island
4Polluted Delta
3Scalding Tarn
1Swamp
1Tropical Island
2Underground Sea
2Volcanic Island

Sideboard

1Diabolic Edict
1Flusterstorm
1Hydroblast
1Kolaghan's Command
2Nihil Spellbomb
1Notion Thief
1Pernicious Deed
3Pyroblast
2Surgical Extraction
2Tarmogoyf

Bomberman

Creatures

4Auriok Salvagers
4Monastery Mentor
3Walking Ballista

Artifacts

4Chalice of the Void
3Lion's Eye Diamond
4Lotus Petal
4Mishra's Bauble
4Mox Opal
4Urza's Bauble

Planeswalkers

4Karn, Scion of Urza
3Karn, the Great Creator

Lands

4Ancient Den
4Ancient Tomb
4Cavern of Souls
4City of Traitors
2Karakas
1Plains

Sideboard

2Cast Out
3Containment Priest
1Ensnaring Bridge
1Lion's Eye Diamond
1Mycosynth Lattice
1Sorcerous Spyglass
2Swords to Plowshares
2Tormod's Crypt
1Walking Ballista
1Wurmcoil Engine

Buried Phoenix

Creatures

4Arclight Phoenix
3Dark Confidant
3Young Pyromancer

Spells

4Brainstorm
4Buried Alive
4Cabal Therapy
4Dark Ritual
2Forked Bolt
1Lightning Bolt
4Ponder
4Preordain
4Thoughtseize

Artifacts

3Lotus Petal

Lands

1Badlands
1Bloodstained Mire
1Island
4Polluted Delta
3Scalding Tarn
1Swamp
3Underground Sea
2Volcanic Island

Sideboard

2Abrade
3Echoing Truth
2Engineered Explosives
1Goblin Cratermaker
1Grim Lavamancer
1Surgical Extraction
3Tormod's Crypt
2Vendilion Clique

Esper Stoneblade

Creatures

1Baleful Strix
3Snapcaster Mage
4Stoneforge Mystic
2True-Name Nemesis

Spells

4Brainstorm
1Council's Judgment
1Counterspell
4Force of Will
1Inquisition of Kozilek
1Lingering Souls
3Ponder
1Supreme Verdict
4Swords to Plowshares
3Thoughtseize

Artifacts

1Batterskull
1Engineered Explosives
1Umezawa's Jitte

Planeswalkers

2Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1Narset, Parter of Veils

Lands

1Academy Ruins
4Flooded Strand
2Island
1Marsh Flats
1Plains
4Polluted Delta
1Scrubland
1Swamp
3Tundra
3Underground Sea

Sideboard

2Disenchant
2Flusterstorm
2Hymn to Tourach
2Meddling Mage
1Pithing Needle
3Surgical Extraction
1Sword of Feast and Famine
2Zealous Persecution

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