PTQ Post mortem

Hi again,


This is a follow up on my previous post. The PTQ in Aarhus is over and I feel it’s time to look back on how things shaped out for me.


With unlimited time and the intellect of a genius I guess anythings possible. Unfortunately I had neither, although I think less could have put me at the top.  In the end the result was not a ticket to the Pro Tour, since I went 4-4 on the day of the PTQ. The final result put me at a 49th place out of a 150 participants.


The pool

The pool contained the cards below. To begin with I built a midrange RB deck, but after losing my first three matches, I asked a friend and went into aggro. That helped 🙂

The final deck contained the following



1 Felhide Brawler

1 Pain Seer

1 Blood-Toll Harpy

1 Odunos River Trawler

1 Nyxborn Eidolon

1 Felhide Minotaur

1 Insatiable Harpy

1 Gray Merchant of Asphodel

1 Marshmist Titan

1 Cyclops of One-Eyed Pass

1 Everflame Eidolon

1 Nyxborn Rollicker

1 Minotaur Skullcleaver

1 Thunder Brute

1 Firedrinker Satyr


1 Pharika’s Cure

1 Read the Bones

1 Lash of the Whip

1 Sip of Hemlock

1 Bolt of Keranos

1 Fearsome Temper

1 Rage of Purphoros

1 Magma Jet


1 Unknown Shores

9 Swamps

7 Mountains


1 Servant of Tymaret

1 Cavern Lampad

1 Warchanter of Mogis

1 Marshmist Titan

1 Spearpoint Oread

1 Read the Bones

2 Rise to the Challenge

1 Portent of Betrayal

1 Siren of the Fanged Coast

1 Nimbus Naiad

1 Chorus of the Tides

1 Divination

1 Vortex Elemental

2 Retraction Helix

1 Artisan of Forms

1 Crypsis

1 Stratus Walk

1 Crackling Triton

1 Priest of Iroas

2 Loyal Pegasus

1 Nyxborn Shieldmate

1 Observant Alseid

1 Wingsteed Rider

1 Ray of Dissolution

1 Decorated Griffin

1 Fated Retribution

1 Hold at Bay

2 Last Breath

1 Great Hart

1 Vanquish the Foul

1 Ephara’s Radience

1 Forsaken Drifters

1 Weight of the Underworld

1 Drown in Sorrow

1 Medomai the Ageless

1 Ephara’s Enlightenment

1 Sealock Monster

1 Dissolve

1 Triton Shorethief

1 Gainsay

1 Lost in a Labyrinth

1 Evanescent Intellect

1 Thassa’s Rebuff

1 Nylea’s Disciple

1 Sedge Scorpion

1 Nessian Wilds Ravager

1 Pheres-Band Tromper

1 Swordwise Centaur

1 Satyr Hedonist

1 Fade into Antiquity

1 Time to Feed

1 Raised by Wolves

1 Satyr Piper

1 Hunt the Hunter

1 Defend the Hearth

1 Satyr Wayfinder

1 Guardian of Meletis



When looking back I think I made a mistake when I constructed my deck. The cards to take it towards aggro where there, but I missed it and went into some midrange solution. The deck tried to do two different things, which I’m not interested in in general. I believe that the more uniform a decks plan is, the better it will perform.