Big Mana has one purpose: dominate. Your goal is to get out a few lands and accel, drop some efficient threats, and lay waste. Sound good to you? Then this is the deck you have been looking for! Big Mana, which has now gone into more than just the traditional red and green lists (see below), looks to drop a smidge of early accel, such as Wall of Roots or Into the North, then with mana advantage, putting out big, hard-to-deal-with threats like Cloudthresher and Akroma, Angel of Wrath. The goal of Big Mana is to apply pressure until your opponents life total reaches zero.

Creatures

Wall of Roots - Slows aggro and accels

Tarmogoyf - Although not as stellar here as elsewhere, still a good inclusion in RG versions

Siege-gang Commander - Beats and burn on many bodies

Aeon Chronicler - Draw power, big beater, for GWu variant

Cloudthresher - Flash, Reach, Fat Body and a mini-Hurricane!

Big Q - SplitSecond, Shroud, Fat Body

Crovax, Ascendant Hero - Good effects, hard to kill. For GW/x variants

Purity - Viable against a burn-heavy meta

Bogardan Hellkite - Solid 2-of, if you choose to run him at all

Akroma, Angel of Wrath - Need I say why? For GW/x variants

Wall of Roots - Slows aggro and accels

Tarmogoyf - Although not as stellar here as elsewhere, still a good inclusion in RG versions

Siege-gang Commander - Beats and burn on many bodies

Aeon Chronicler - Draw power, big beater, for GWu variant

Cloudthresher - Flash, Reach, Fat Body and a mini-Hurricane!

Big Q - SplitSecond, Shroud, Fat Body

Crovax, Ascendant Hero - Good effects, hard to kill. For GW/x variants

Purity - Viable against a burn-heavy meta

Bogardan Hellkite - Solid 2-of, if you choose to run him at all

Akroma, Angel of Wrath - Need I say why? For GW/x variants

Spells

Skred - Snow-version Removal

Condemn - Cheap removal, for GW/x variants (good vs. that turn 2 Doran!)

Into the North - Get those Snow lands

Coldsteel Heart - For slower builds w/ Snow

Fertile Grounds - Synergy w/ Garruk, watch for bounce/LD

Incinerate - Burn.

Oblivion Ring - Versatile removal

Coalition Relic - Accel, fixer. Good in GW/x variants (without Austere Command)

Wrath of God - Duh. Good for GW/x variants!

Foresee - Less draw, but higher quality, viable in GWu variants

Harmonize - Card draw. Much needed!

Garruk Wildspeaker - Staple 3- or 4-of.

Void - For those RGb variants, sweeps out aggro decks

Austere Command - Wraths 5+, good for GW/x variants

Primal Command - Solid inclusion! Toolbox enabler

Molten Disaster - Big burn with SplitSecond kicker!

Skred - Snow-version Removal

Condemn - Cheap removal, for GW/x variants (good vs. that turn 2 Doran!)

Into the North - Get those Snow lands

Coldsteel Heart - For slower builds w/ Snow

Fertile Grounds - Synergy w/ Garruk, watch for bounce/LD

Incinerate - Burn.

Oblivion Ring - Versatile removal

Coalition Relic - Accel, fixer. Good in GW/x variants (without Austere Command)

Wrath of God - Duh. Good for GW/x variants!

Foresee - Less draw, but higher quality, viable in GWu variants

Harmonize - Card draw. Much needed!

Garruk Wildspeaker - Staple 3- or 4-of.

Void - For those RGb variants, sweeps out aggro decks

Austere Command - Wraths 5+, good for GW/x variants

Primal Command - Solid inclusion! Toolbox enabler

Molten Disaster - Big burn with SplitSecond kicker!

Real Estate

Highland Weald, Boreal Shelf. Arctic Flats, Tresserhorn Sinks - Snow Duals

Mouth of Ronom - Instant-speed Colorless Removal!

Scrying Sheets - Snow Engine, good for slower, snow-oriented lists

Brushland, Karplusan Forest - Painlands

Grove of the Burnwillows - Good for non-Snow variants or in place of Karplusan Forest

Horizon Canopy - Not a dead draw when mana heavy, GW/x variants

Treetop Village - 3/3 for 2 that dodges Sorcery-speed removal!

Mutavault - The 'Goyf land. Tough for our color requirements

Urza's Factory - Alternate wincon

Highland Weald, Boreal Shelf. Arctic Flats, Tresserhorn Sinks - Snow Duals

Mouth of Ronom - Instant-speed Colorless Removal!

Scrying Sheets - Snow Engine, good for slower, snow-oriented lists

Brushland, Karplusan Forest - Painlands

Grove of the Burnwillows - Good for non-Snow variants or in place of Karplusan Forest

Horizon Canopy - Not a dead draw when mana heavy, GW/x variants

Treetop Village - 3/3 for 2 that dodges Sorcery-speed removal!

Mutavault - The 'Goyf land. Tough for our color requirements

Urza's Factory - Alternate wincon

Sideboard

Tormod's Crypt Can hose graveyards (Lark)

Seal of Primordium - Set it and forget it!

Extirpate - For those RGb variants to hose out LarkBlink

Pyroclasm - For Rogues/Faeries

Stonecloaker - Very good answer to LarkBlink for GW/x builds

Chameleon Colossus - 4/4 for 4 w/ ProBlack! Very solid, if not MD inclusion

Sulfurous Blast - Big sweeper, good vs. Faeries

Mwonvuli Acid-Moss - Accel and LD, great vs. DStorm, LarkBlink

Akroma, Angel of Fury - To further stick it to control

Tormod's Crypt Can hose graveyards (Lark)

Seal of Primordium - Set it and forget it!

Extirpate - For those RGb variants to hose out LarkBlink

Pyroclasm - For Rogues/Faeries

Stonecloaker - Very good answer to LarkBlink for GW/x builds

Chameleon Colossus - 4/4 for 4 w/ ProBlack! Very solid, if not MD inclusion

Sulfurous Blast - Big sweeper, good vs. Faeries

Mwonvuli Acid-Moss - Accel and LD, great vs. DStorm, LarkBlink

Akroma, Angel of Fury - To further stick it to control

OldHat's Current RG List, 1-18-08 to 2-15-08

Lands (24)

4x Highland Weald

4x Treetop Village

2x Mouth of Ronom

2x Karplusan Forest

6x Snow-Covered Forest

6x Snow-Covered Mountain

Creatures (14)

4x Wall of Roots

4x Cloudthresher

3x Siege-gang Commander

3x Big Q

Spells (22)

4x Skred

3x Incinerate

4x Into the North

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Harmonize

2x Molten Disaster

2x Primal Command

Sideboard (15)

2x Akroma, Angel of Fury

3x Sulfurous Blast

3x Pyroclasm

3x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

3x Seal of Primordium

1x Molten Disaster

January Standings [18-2]

37 wins, 8 losses

February Standings(to date) [8-2]

16 wins, 6 losses

The FNM reports are within the thread and posted on the date they happened (if you are really interested), I put them up so people could get a feel for how the deck does against various match-ups. The above list hasn't changed much, with the Primal Commands being the only thing that has bounced in and out, with their inclusion being deemed needed as of Feb.

Lands (24)

4x Highland Weald

4x Treetop Village

2x Mouth of Ronom

2x Karplusan Forest

6x Snow-Covered Forest

6x Snow-Covered Mountain

Creatures (14)

4x Wall of Roots

4x Cloudthresher

3x Siege-gang Commander

3x Big Q

Spells (22)

4x Skred

3x Incinerate

4x Into the North

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Harmonize

2x Molten Disaster

2x Primal Command

Sideboard (15)

2x Akroma, Angel of Fury

3x Sulfurous Blast

3x Pyroclasm

3x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

3x Seal of Primordium

1x Molten Disaster

January Standings [18-2]

37 wins, 8 losses

February Standings(to date) [8-2]

16 wins, 6 losses

The FNM reports are within the thread and posted on the date they happened (if you are really interested), I put them up so people could get a feel for how the deck does against various match-ups. The above list hasn't changed much, with the Primal Commands being the only thing that has bounced in and out, with their inclusion being deemed needed as of Feb.

Erasmus and MrIndigo's GWu List

Lands (23)

2x Arctic Flats

1x Boreal Shelf

2x Brushland

2x Horizon Canopy

2x Mouth of Ronom

6x Snow-Covered Forest

5x Snow-Covered Plains

2x Treetop Village

1x Urza's Factory

Creatures (6)

2x Aeon Chronicler

1x Akroma, Angel of Wrath

2x Cloudthresher

1x Crovax, Ascendant Hero

Spells (31)

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

3x Condemn

3x Fertile Ground

4x Harmonize

4x Into the North

3x Oblivion Ring

4x Primal Command

4x Wrath of God

2x Coalition Relic

1x Austere Command

Sideboard (15)

1x Aeon Chronicler

1x Cloudthresher

1x Crovax, Ascendant Hero

1x Austere Command

2x Quagnoth

4x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

2x Riftsweeper

3x Eyes of the Wisent

Look who made it. Dare you question its power?!

Lands (23)

2x Arctic Flats

1x Boreal Shelf

2x Brushland

2x Horizon Canopy

2x Mouth of Ronom

6x Snow-Covered Forest

5x Snow-Covered Plains

2x Treetop Village

1x Urza's Factory

Creatures (6)

2x Aeon Chronicler

1x Akroma, Angel of Wrath

2x Cloudthresher

1x Crovax, Ascendant Hero

Spells (31)

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

3x Condemn

3x Fertile Ground

4x Harmonize

4x Into the North

3x Oblivion Ring

4x Primal Command

4x Wrath of God

2x Coalition Relic

1x Austere Command

Sideboard (15)

1x Aeon Chronicler

1x Cloudthresher

1x Crovax, Ascendant Hero

1x Austere Command

2x Quagnoth

4x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

2x Riftsweeper

3x Eyes of the Wisent

Look who made it. Dare you question its power?!

OldHat's GWu List

Lands (23)

2x Arctic Flats

1x Boreal Shelf

2x Brushland

2x Horizon Canopy

2x Mouth of Ronom

2x Treetop Village

1x Urza's Factory

6x Snow-Covered Forest

5x Snow-Covered Plains

Creatues (6)

1x Akroma, Angel of Wrath

1x Crovax, Ascendant Hero

2x Aeon Chronicler

2x Cloudthresher

Spells (31)

3x Condemn

3x Oblivion Ring

4x Harmonize

4x Into the North

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Primal Command

3x Fertile Ground

4x Wrath of God

1x Austere Command

2x Search for Tomorrow

Sideboard (15)

4x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

2x Quagnoth

2x Stonecloaker

1x Cloudthresher

1x Austere Command

1x Purity

1x Crovax, Ascendant Hero

3x Seal of Primordium

Tested a bit, not a radical departure from the above list. Thus far, it has done very well. Generally geared towards my metagame and I will begin FNM reports (hopefully) by March 7th.

Lands (23)

2x Arctic Flats

1x Boreal Shelf

2x Brushland

2x Horizon Canopy

2x Mouth of Ronom

2x Treetop Village

1x Urza's Factory

6x Snow-Covered Forest

5x Snow-Covered Plains

Creatues (6)

1x Akroma, Angel of Wrath

1x Crovax, Ascendant Hero

2x Aeon Chronicler

2x Cloudthresher

Spells (31)

3x Condemn

3x Oblivion Ring

4x Harmonize

4x Into the North

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Primal Command

3x Fertile Ground

4x Wrath of God

1x Austere Command

2x Search for Tomorrow

Sideboard (15)

4x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

2x Quagnoth

2x Stonecloaker

1x Cloudthresher

1x Austere Command

1x Purity

1x Crovax, Ascendant Hero

3x Seal of Primordium

Tested a bit, not a radical departure from the above list. Thus far, it has done very well. Generally geared towards my metagame and I will begin FNM reports (hopefully) by March 7th.

OldHat's BG Concept List

Lands (24)

4x Llanowar Wastes

4x Treetop Village

3x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

2x Mouth of Ronom

6x Snow-Covered Forest

5x Snow-Covered Swamp

Creatures (17)

4x Wall of Roots

4x Tarmogoyf

4x Cloudthresher

2x Tombstalker

3x Quagnoth

Spells (19)

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Harmonize

3x Tendrils of Corruption

4x Into the North

3x Profane Command

2x Damnation

Sideboard (15)

4x Mind Shatter

2x Loxodon Warhammer

3x Seal of Primordium

2x Damnation

4x Chameleon Colossus

Currently untested!

Lands (24)

4x Llanowar Wastes

4x Treetop Village

3x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

2x Mouth of Ronom

6x Snow-Covered Forest

5x Snow-Covered Swamp

Creatures (17)

4x Wall of Roots

4x Tarmogoyf

4x Cloudthresher

2x Tombstalker

3x Quagnoth

Spells (19)

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Harmonize

3x Tendrils of Corruption

4x Into the North

3x Profane Command

2x Damnation

Sideboard (15)

4x Mind Shatter

2x Loxodon Warhammer

3x Seal of Primordium

2x Damnation

4x Chameleon Colossus

Currently untested!

Older Decklists

2007 States lists via StarCityGames (they give great breakdowns and all that, as well as prices)

Adam Monita, 1st Place Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cameron Gonzales, 3rd Place Alburquerque, New Mexico

James Lance, 3rd Place Little Rock, Arkansas

Shave Wimble, 3rd Place Burlington, Vermont

Armin Birner, 3rd Place Grand Prix Krakow

Stuart Parnes, 5th Place Garden City, Michigan

Dustin Ens, 7th Place Saskatchewan, Canada

James Araciah, 8th Place Charelston, West Virginia

Daniel Samoles, 8th Place Edison, New Jersey

2007 Champs Lists

2007 States lists via StarCityGames (they give great breakdowns and all that, as well as prices)

Adam Monita, 1st Place Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cameron Gonzales, 3rd Place Alburquerque, New Mexico

James Lance, 3rd Place Little Rock, Arkansas

Shave Wimble, 3rd Place Burlington, Vermont

Armin Birner, 3rd Place Grand Prix Krakow

Stuart Parnes, 5th Place Garden City, Michigan

Dustin Ens, 7th Place Saskatchewan, Canada

James Araciah, 8th Place Charelston, West Virginia

Daniel Samoles, 8th Place Edison, New Jersey

2007 Champs Lists

Kouji Tanigawa, 1st Place Okayama, Japan

Lands (24)

3x Grove of the Burnwillows

4x Karplusan Forest

2x Treetop Village

1x Pendelhaven

1x Fungal Reaches

1x Urza's Factory

7x Snow-Covered Forest

5x Snow-Covered Mountain

Creatures (13)

4x Wall of Roots

2x Spectral Force

3x Siege-Gang Commander

1x Deadwood Treefolk

1x Vigor

2x Bogardan Hellkite

Spells (23)

4x Call of the Herd

4x Harmonize

4x Fertile Ground

4x Incinerate

1x Disintegrate

3x Molten Disaster

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

Sideboard (15)

3x Pithing Needle

3x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

3x Krosan Grip

3x Quagnoth

4x Pyroclasm

Standard Okayama Champs Lists

2nd Place was a W/u Martyr deck, no less! Amazing!

Lands (24)

3x Grove of the Burnwillows

4x Karplusan Forest

2x Treetop Village

1x Pendelhaven

1x Fungal Reaches

1x Urza's Factory

7x Snow-Covered Forest

5x Snow-Covered Mountain

Creatures (13)

4x Wall of Roots

2x Spectral Force

3x Siege-Gang Commander

1x Deadwood Treefolk

1x Vigor

2x Bogardan Hellkite

Spells (23)

4x Call of the Herd

4x Harmonize

4x Fertile Ground

4x Incinerate

1x Disintegrate

3x Molten Disaster

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

Sideboard (15)

3x Pithing Needle

3x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

3x Krosan Grip

3x Quagnoth

4x Pyroclasm

Standard Okayama Champs Lists

2nd Place was a W/u Martyr deck, no less! Amazing!

Kousei Konno, 2nd Place Akita, Japan

Lands (24)

4x Grove of the Burnwillows

2x Karplusan Forest

1x Kher Keep

4x Treetop Village

1x Urza's Factory

7x Forest

5x Mountain

Creatures (15)

2x Bogardan Hellkite

3x Masked Admirers

4x Tarmogoyf

2x Vigor

4x Wall of Roots

Spells (21)

4x Call of the Herd

4x Fertile Ground

4x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Incinerate

1x Loxodon Warhammer

3x Molten Disaster

1x Weatherseed Totem

Sideboard (15)

1x Loxodon Warhammer

4x Pyroclasm

3x Quagnoth

3x Seal of Primordium

2x Tormod's Crypt

2x Wild Pair

Standard Akita Champs Lists

Lands (24)

4x Grove of the Burnwillows

2x Karplusan Forest

1x Kher Keep

4x Treetop Village

1x Urza's Factory

7x Forest

5x Mountain

Creatures (15)

2x Bogardan Hellkite

3x Masked Admirers

4x Tarmogoyf

2x Vigor

4x Wall of Roots

Spells (21)

4x Call of the Herd

4x Fertile Ground

4x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Incinerate

1x Loxodon Warhammer

3x Molten Disaster

1x Weatherseed Totem

Sideboard (15)

1x Loxodon Warhammer

4x Pyroclasm

3x Quagnoth

3x Seal of Primordium

2x Tormod's Crypt

2x Wild Pair

Standard Akita Champs Lists

Kazuki Katou, 2nd Place Fukuoka, Japan

Lands (23)

4x Karplusan Forest

4x Treetop Village

2x Urza's Factory

7x Forest

6x Mountain

Creatures (15)

3x Bogardan Hellkite

4x Siege-gang Commander

4x Tarmogoyf

4x Wall of Roots

Spells (22)

4x Call of the Herd

4x Fertile Ground

4x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Harmonize

4x Incinerate

2x Molten Disaster

Sideboard (15)

4x Dodecapod

4x Eyes of the Wisent

3x Naturalize

4x Pyroclasm

Great list! Standard Fukuoka Champs Lists

Lands (23)

4x Karplusan Forest

4x Treetop Village

2x Urza's Factory

7x Forest

6x Mountain

Creatures (15)

3x Bogardan Hellkite

4x Siege-gang Commander

4x Tarmogoyf

4x Wall of Roots

Spells (22)

4x Call of the Herd

4x Fertile Ground

4x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Harmonize

4x Incinerate

2x Molten Disaster

Sideboard (15)

4x Dodecapod

4x Eyes of the Wisent

3x Naturalize

4x Pyroclasm

Great list! Standard Fukuoka Champs Lists

Hisatomo Nakashima, 5th Place Gifu, Japan

Lands (24)

2x Forest

4x Fungal Reaches

4x Grove of the Burnwillows

2x Horizon Canopy

4x Karplusan Forest

4x Mountain

4x Treetop Village

Creatures (14)

1x Akroma, Angel of Fury

3x Bogardan Hellkite

3x Hostility

3x Siege-Gang Commander

4x Wall of Roots

Spells (23)

3x Disintegrate

4x Fertile Ground

4x Garruk Wildspeaker

3x Harmonize

4x Incinerate

2x Molten Disaster

3x Primal Command

Sideboard (15)

2x Boom // Bust

1x Cloudthresher

4x Dead // Gone

3x Eyes of the Wisent

2x Krosan Grip

1x Loxodon Warhammer

2x Quagnoth

Standard Gifu Champs Lists

Lands (24)

2x Forest

4x Fungal Reaches

4x Grove of the Burnwillows

2x Horizon Canopy

4x Karplusan Forest

4x Mountain

4x Treetop Village

Creatures (14)

1x Akroma, Angel of Fury

3x Bogardan Hellkite

3x Hostility

3x Siege-Gang Commander

4x Wall of Roots

Spells (23)

3x Disintegrate

4x Fertile Ground

4x Garruk Wildspeaker

3x Harmonize

4x Incinerate

2x Molten Disaster

3x Primal Command

Sideboard (15)

2x Boom // Bust

1x Cloudthresher

4x Dead // Gone

3x Eyes of the Wisent

2x Krosan Grip

1x Loxodon Warhammer

2x Quagnoth

Standard Gifu Champs Lists

Dachi Yamamoto, 5th Place Nagasaki, Japan

Lands (22)

4x Karplusan Forest

2x Treetop Village

2x Fungal Reaches

1x Spinerock Knoll

1x Urza's Factory

8x Forest

4x Mountain

Creatures (13)

4x Wall of Roots

1x Cloudthresher

1x Deadwood Treefolk

1x Vigor

1x Hostility

3x Spectral Force

2x Bogardan Hellkite

Spells (25)

4x Call of the Herd

4x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Incinerate

2x Molten Disaster

2x Primal Command

3x Harmonize

2x Loxodon Warhammer

4x Fertile Ground

Sideboard (15)

2x Krosan Grip

3x Cryoclasm

2x Razormane Masticore

4x Pyroclasm

4x Dodecapod

Standard Nagasaki Champs Lists

Lands (22)

4x Karplusan Forest

2x Treetop Village

2x Fungal Reaches

1x Spinerock Knoll

1x Urza's Factory

8x Forest

4x Mountain

Creatures (13)

4x Wall of Roots

1x Cloudthresher

1x Deadwood Treefolk

1x Vigor

1x Hostility

3x Spectral Force

2x Bogardan Hellkite

Spells (25)

4x Call of the Herd

4x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Incinerate

2x Molten Disaster

2x Primal Command

3x Harmonize

2x Loxodon Warhammer

4x Fertile Ground

Sideboard (15)

2x Krosan Grip

3x Cryoclasm

2x Razormane Masticore

4x Pyroclasm

4x Dodecapod

Standard Nagasaki Champs Lists

Gerardo Godinez Estrada, 2007 Worlds

Main Deck (61 Cards)

Lands (24)

2x Highland Weald

3x Karplusan Forest

2x Mouth of Ronom

2x Scrying Sheets

6x Snow-Covered Forests

5x Snow-Covered Mountain

4x Treetop Village

Creatures (12)

1x Akroma, Angel of Fury

2x Bogardan Hellkite

2x Cloudthresher

3x Siege-Gang Commander

4x Tarmogoyf

Spells (25)

4x Coldsteel Heart

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Harmonize

4x Incinerate

4x Into the North

2x Molten Disaster

4x Skred

Sideboard (15)

3x Akroma, Angel of Fury

2x Avalanche Riders

1x Loxodon Warhammer

4x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

2x Quagnoth

3x Sulfurous Blast

Day 1, 5-0

Main Deck (61 Cards)

Lands (24)

2x Highland Weald

3x Karplusan Forest

2x Mouth of Ronom

2x Scrying Sheets

6x Snow-Covered Forests

5x Snow-Covered Mountain

4x Treetop Village

Creatures (12)

1x Akroma, Angel of Fury

2x Bogardan Hellkite

2x Cloudthresher

3x Siege-Gang Commander

4x Tarmogoyf

Spells (25)

4x Coldsteel Heart

3x Garruk Wildspeaker

4x Harmonize

4x Incinerate

4x Into the North

2x Molten Disaster

4x Skred

Sideboard (15)

3x Akroma, Angel of Fury

2x Avalanche Riders

1x Loxodon Warhammer

4x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

2x Quagnoth

3x Sulfurous Blast

Day 1, 5-0

Chris Lachmann, 2007 Worlds

Lands (24)

4x [card]Highland Weald/card]

2x [card]Karplusan Forest/card]

3x [card]Mouth of Ronom/card]

1x [card]Scrying Sheets/card]

5x Snow-Covered Forest

5x Snow-Covered Mountain

4x [card]Treetop Village/card]

Creatures (15)

2x [card]Bogardan Hellkite

2x [card]Cloudthresher/card]

3x [card]Siege-Gang Commander/card]

4x [card]Tarmogoyf/card]

4x [card]Wall of Roots/card]

Spells (21)

3x [card]Garruk Wildspeaker/card]

4x [card]Harmonize/card]

4x [card]Incinerate/card]

4x [card]Into the North/card]

2x [card]Molten Disaster/card]

4x [card]Skred/card]

Sideboard (15)

4x [card]Akroma, Angel of Fury/card]

4x [card]Mwonvuli Acid-Moss/card]

3x [card]Spectral Force/card]

4x Sulfurous Blast

Day 1, 5-0

Lands (24)

4x [card]Highland Weald/card]

2x [card]Karplusan Forest/card]

3x [card]Mouth of Ronom/card]

1x [card]Scrying Sheets/card]

5x Snow-Covered Forest

5x Snow-Covered Mountain

4x [card]Treetop Village/card]

Creatures (15)

2x [card]Bogardan Hellkite

2x [card]Cloudthresher/card]

3x [card]Siege-Gang Commander/card]

4x [card]Tarmogoyf/card]

4x [card]Wall of Roots/card]

Spells (21)

3x [card]Garruk Wildspeaker/card]

4x [card]Harmonize/card]

4x [card]Incinerate/card]

4x [card]Into the North/card]

2x [card]Molten Disaster/card]

4x [card]Skred/card]

Sideboard (15)

4x [card]Akroma, Angel of Fury/card]

4x [card]Mwonvuli Acid-Moss/card]

3x [card]Spectral Force/card]

4x Sulfurous Blast

Day 1, 5-0

Mikko Nurmi, 2007 Worlds

Lands (23)

4 Forest

4 Grove of the Burnwillows

4 Karplusan Forest

5 Mountain

4 Treetop Village

2 Urza's Factory

Creatures (16)

3 Bogardan Hellkite

2 Cloudthresher

3 Quagnoth

4 Siege-Gang Commander

4 Wall of Roots

Spells (21)

3 Fertile Ground

4 Garruk Wildspeaker

4 Harmonize

4 Incinerate

2 Molten Disaster

4 Search for Tomorrow

Sideboard (15)

2 Akroma, Angel of Fury

1 Molten Disaster

4 Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

1 Quagnoth

3 Serrated Arrows

1 Spectral Force

3 Sulfurous Blast

Day 1, 5-0

Lands (23)

4 Forest

4 Grove of the Burnwillows

4 Karplusan Forest

5 Mountain

4 Treetop Village

2 Urza's Factory

Creatures (16)

3 Bogardan Hellkite

2 Cloudthresher

3 Quagnoth

4 Siege-Gang Commander

4 Wall of Roots

Spells (21)

3 Fertile Ground

4 Garruk Wildspeaker

4 Harmonize

4 Incinerate

2 Molten Disaster

4 Search for Tomorrow

Sideboard (15)

2 Akroma, Angel of Fury

1 Molten Disaster

4 Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

1 Quagnoth

3 Serrated Arrows

1 Spectral Force

3 Sulfurous Blast

Day 1, 5-0

The Great 'Goyf Debate

To run 'Goyf or not to run 'Goyf, that is the question. So, let us break down the 'Goyf question a little bit, shall we?

At 1, 'Goyf is a bargain! You get so much for so little investment. When the mid-game hits and you can drop a 4/5 or 5/6 for so little mana, you can have a higher threat count, which means more pressure. That is how this deck wins, by applying lots of pressure with "must answer" threats. He can, in some builds, serve as an anti-'Goyf measure by being able to block his own kind. Also, he swings in the early game for a few points, which Big Mana usually does not manage outside of man-lands. 'Goyf puts down some beats to make our mid- and late-game a bit more favorable. In addition to that, it seems anyone and everyone running this at big tourneys run 'Goyf. Some say that is enough to prove his usefulness.

At $30-50, 'Goyf is ridiculously expensive. In addition to that, he doesn't really do anything to change the board except serve as a big body for a cheap manacost. In Big Mana, that really isn't an incentive. We strive to "mana ramp" into threats with more to offer. Originally, it was Bogardan Hellkite, now it is Cloudthresher and Akroma. The aforementioned threats all had more to offer than a big body - Flash, Flying, Haste, Protection, etc. That alone changed the board, in addition to being nasty fatties.

I suppose you can come to your own conclusions. Each of us has an opinion on 'Goyf, so I encourage everyone to come up with their own. Test, though, before you jump on the anti-'Goyf bandwagon. Opinions should be well-founded, so don't just dismiss him. Afterward, you can make your own assessments on the value of running 'Goyf or not.

To run 'Goyf or not to run 'Goyf, that is the question. So, let us break down the 'Goyf question a little bit, shall we?

*Pro*

At 1, 'Goyf is a bargain! You get so much for so little investment. When the mid-game hits and you can drop a 4/5 or 5/6 for so little mana, you can have a higher threat count, which means more pressure. That is how this deck wins, by applying lots of pressure with "must answer" threats. He can, in some builds, serve as an anti-'Goyf measure by being able to block his own kind. Also, he swings in the early game for a few points, which Big Mana usually does not manage outside of man-lands. 'Goyf puts down some beats to make our mid- and late-game a bit more favorable. In addition to that, it seems anyone and everyone running this at big tourneys run 'Goyf. Some say that is enough to prove his usefulness.

*Con*

At $30-50, 'Goyf is ridiculously expensive. In addition to that, he doesn't really do anything to change the board except serve as a big body for a cheap manacost. In Big Mana, that really isn't an incentive. We strive to "mana ramp" into threats with more to offer. Originally, it was Bogardan Hellkite, now it is Cloudthresher and Akroma. The aforementioned threats all had more to offer than a big body - Flash, Flying, Haste, Protection, etc. That alone changed the board, in addition to being nasty fatties.

I suppose you can come to your own conclusions. Each of us has an opinion on 'Goyf, so I encourage everyone to come up with their own. Test, though, before you jump on the anti-'Goyf bandwagon. Opinions should be well-founded, so don't just dismiss him. Afterward, you can make your own assessments on the value of running 'Goyf or not.

Thanks to those who helped innovate the deck. If you wish to contribute to those thread just PM me. Lists, results and all of that. Although I have limited access to FNMs, I will post my results as often as I can and I hope others will as well. If I missed anything, let me know!

Big thanks to

**-Stu**,

**Atmapalazzo**and

**Banksy**for the amazing banners and

**Hodoku**for the dividers. Without guys like this our threads would be so boring!