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Exiled! Competition Decks (Episode 337)


On Episode 337 of The Mana Pool, we took a week off from news, discussions, and all the usual stuff to bring you one of Brian’s brilliant ideas: Exiled!  He took the basic idea of the Food Network show Chopped! and applied it to Magic.  For a full explanation, go listen to the episode, because everything in this post counts as a spoiler!

All the decklists that came out of the first episode of Exiled! are contained here.  If you don’t want to know who won or who got Exiled in what round, then seriously stop reading now.

There was a slight problem with one of the decklists.  It disappeared between now and recording.  I listened to the episode and attempted to recreate the deck from the description given in the episode.


Required Cards
Figure of Destiny
Furyborn Hellkite


Personal Card – Curse of the Pierced Heart

Creature (20)
4x Bogardan Hellkite
4x Figure of Destiny
4x Furyborn Hellkite
4x Skarrgan Firebird
4x Thunder Dragon

Land (24)
18x Mountain
2x Shivan Gorge
2x Spinerock Knoll
2x Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

Instant (4)Curse of the Pierced Heart
4x Through the Breach

Sorcery (4)
4x Browbeat

Enchantment (4)
4x Curse of the Pierced Heart

Artifact (4)
4x Quicksilver Amulet


Personal Card – Seething Song

Creature (10)
2x Furyborn Hellkite
4x Chandra’s Phoenix
4x Figure of Destiny

Sorcery (8)
4x Arc Lightning
4x Browbeat

Instant (16)
4x Seething Song
4x ShockSeething Song
4x Lighting Bolt
4x Lightning Helix

Planeswalker (2)
2x Ajani Vengeant

Land (24)
4x Boros Guildgate
13x Mountain
7x Plains


Personal Card –Hellfire Mongrel

Creature (22)
4x Figure of Destiny
2x Furyborn Hellkite
4x Hellfire Mongrel
4x Lavaborn Muse
4x Wall of Fire
4x Wall of Razors

Sorcery (12)
4x Book Burning
4x Breaking Point
4x BrowbeatHellfire Mongrel

Instant (4)
4x Blazing Salvo

Land (22)
18x Mountain
4x Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle



Personal Card – Braid of Fire
Plink Plink KABOOM

Creature (26)
2x Bogardan Hellkite
4x Cinder Pyromancer
3x Cosi’s Ravager
4x Figure of Destiny
3x Flamekin Spitfire
3x Flamewave Invoker
3x Furyborn HellkiteBraid of Fire
4x Generator Servant

Instant (4)
4x Lighting Bolt

Enchantment (4)
4x Braid of Fire

Sorcery (3)
3x Browbeat

Land (23)
23x Mountain


Required Cards
Ephara, God of the Polis
Porphry Nodes

Special Rules
No words in card names can start with K, L, or M


Personal Card – Azor’s Elocutors
How a Bill Becomes a Law

Land (26)
4x Celestial Colonnade
4x Forbidding Watchtower
4x Hallowed Fountain
3x Island
4x New Benalia
3x Plains
4x Temple of Enlightenment

Creature (11)
3x Avacyn, Guardian Angel
3x Azor’s Elocutors
2x Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
3x Ephara, God of the PolisAzor's Elocutors

Sorcery (3)
3x Entreat the Angels

Enchantment (12)
4x Guard Duty
4x Pacifism
4x Porphyry Nodes

Instant (8)
4x Angelsong
4x Repulse


Personal Card – Sunken Hope

Land (24)
4x Godless Shrine
4x Hallowed Fountain
6x Island
6x Plains
4x Watery Grave

Enchantment (14)
4x Porphyry Nodes
4x Sunken Hope
3x Tainted AEther
3x Warped Devotion

Sorcery (4)Sunken Hope
4x Prosperity

Creature (11)
4x AEther Adept
3x Ephara, God of the Polis
4x Voidwielder

Instant (4)
4x Repulse

Artifact (1)
1x Elixir of Immortality


Personal Card – Venser, the Sojourner
Note: The original decklist has gone missing between the time we recorded and the time I’m working on this. So what you’re seeing here is an approximation based on what Dirk said in the episode.  That means the numbers might be off, because I’m working off of memory here.

Creature (14)
4x Ballyrush Banneret
4x Daru Cavalier
2x Ephara, God of the Polis

Enchantment (8)
2x Porphry Nodes
4x Glorious Anthem

Sorcery (4)Venser, the Sojourner
4x Cenn’s Enlistment

Instant (10)
4x Repel Intruders
2x Evacuation
4x Repulse

Planeswalker (2)
2x Venser, the Sojourner

Land (24)
12x Island
12x Plains



Required Cards
Sorrow’s Path
Siren’s Call

Special Rules
No basic lands


Personal Card – Shahrazad
Level 2 Judge Test

Land (26
4x City of Brass
2x Hallowed Fountain
4x Mystic Gate
4x Sorrow’s Path
4x Vivid Creek
4x Vivid Grove
4x Vivid Meadow

Instant (14)
4x Camouflage
4x Master Warcraft
4x Siren’s Call
2x Twincast

Enchantment (4)
2x CounterbalanceShahrazad
2x Humility

Creature (8)
4x Delver of Secrets
3x Odric, Master Tactician
1x Platinum Angel

Sorcery (5)
1x Balance
4x Shahrazad

Artifact (3)
1x Elixir of Immortality
2x Sensei’s Divining Top


Personal Card – Light of Sanction

Land (25)
4x City of Brass
4x Grand Coliseum
1x Halls of Mist
2x Lotus Vale
4x Mana Confluence
4x Rupture Spire
4x Sorrow’s Path
2x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

Creature (14)
4x Avalanche Riders
3x Cinder Giant
4x Rakdos RagemuttLight of Sanction
3x Yavimaya Ants

Enchantment (4)
4x Light of Sanction

Instant (9)
4x Camouflage
2x Siren’s Call
3x Starstorm

Sorcery (4)
4x Demonic Tutor

Artifact (4)
4x Chromatic Lantern

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  1. September 4, 2014 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    I LOVE Yavimaya Ants. Green Ball Lightning!
    Also I kinda hate Bill now. Nothing personal.
    The deck that bothered me was Bill’s second deck. Porphory Nodes is kind of a non-bo with the Elecutors, since their power isn’t that high, and I can see you putting the fourth counter in it only to have to sacrifice it, especially since he doesn’t have any creatures with a smaller power.

  2. Squee
    September 4, 2014 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Yeah, part of the point of running Guard Duty was to keep the early game guys on the board rather than dealing with them directly in hopes of buying some time. Push comes to shove, I start animating manlands to sac to the Nodes in order to keep the Elecutors alive, but even then it’s still a non-bo. Hopefully Elesh Norn can help out with the size issue as well, though it’s possible she’ll just kill my opponent’s creatures outright and then I’m back to square one. Yay ten minute deck design!

  3. Aaron
    September 5, 2014 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    To be fair Porphory Nodes is kind of a non-bo with Ephara. Brian comments on how everyone’s creature count was low for Ephara but im sure thats cause Nodes kills creatures so it incentivizes you to play less creatures.

    • Silverbrood
      September 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

      yeah, that’s why I run whitemane lion in my ephara deck(s)

      • SilverBrood
        September 18, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

        So, I heard ya call me out on episode 339 there Chewie.

        So fine. Stone cloaker it is. Bah!

        • SilverBrood
          September 18, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

          and besides. I heard the base rules and hit pause. I saved the episode until my lunch and I played along with the cast. So when I had an option to pick a card nobody else would use I wrote down white mane lion. I suppose if I had been in the room I could have asked for a judge ruling on if the letter restriction would apply to my ‘selected without knowledge aforehand’ lion.

          Any ways, I have been trying to get my friends to listen to the cast and assemble card choices in the same fashion so I can share them here but….

          Also, you commented about posts here versus on forums. I think the fact I can enter a BS email address here and card shark requires a profile that I would then have to maintain might have something to do with other peoples decision as well…

          Or just that it is immediately accessible and integrated into the PodCast post

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