Block Constructed Magic: Zendikar Block Constructed Continued

Pro Tour-San Juan has concluded and the winner is Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa behind the strength of a strong top 8 draft and his RUG deck. You can find full coverage of the event here.

RUG was a force for this pro-tour and it captured a number of victories in the block constructed portion of the tournament. It took several players to day two and it took 2 players to the top 8 draft.

Here is a look at the deck:



2 Avenger of Zendikar
3 Goblin Ruinblaster
4 Lotus Cobra
3 Oracle of Mul Daya
2 Sphinx of Lost Truths


4 Burst Lightning
2 Comet Storm
2 Depirve
4 Explore
2 Flame Slash
4 Jace, the Mind Sculptor


1 Evolving Wilds
3 Forest
4 Island
3 Mountain
3 Halimar Depths
2 Kazandu Refuge
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Raging Ravine
4 Scalding Tarn


1 Cuning Sparkmage
1 Deprive
2 Flame Slash
1 Forked Bolt
1 Goblin Ruinblaster
1 Hellkite Charger
1 Mold Shambler
1 Rampaging Baloths
2 Searing Blaze
2 Spell Pierce
2 Vapor Snare

The deck combines mana acceleration with the most powerful card in the format: Jace, the Mind Sculptor. An early Jace can take over the game with library manipulation and card draw setting up removal and permission before building up the mana base to drop finishing bombs like Sphinx of Lost Truths or an Avenger of Zendikar.

Josh Utter-Leyton also made the top 8 with the same deck. He breaks down the list further here:

Congratulations to Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa and rest of the finalists at Pro Tour-San Juan!

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