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MTG World Championship 2011 - Top Decks

Updated on May 30, 2013

Get the card for the top MTG standard decks of 2011

Are you looking to play Magic like the pros? Searching for a place to buy the cards for a championship level Magic the Gathering deck? Here you can find the cards for the decks that made it to the top. The list contains both cheap and rare cards and it will let you pick just the ones you lack in order to create your own version of the decks that won the 2011 Standard deck Magic the Gathering championship.

To read more about the cards and to try out a random hand from one of the decks, check out Wizard of the Coasts webpage.

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Top 8 World Championship deck - played by Conley Woods - White - Black - Artifact MTG deck

Conley cleverly avoids the need for any color land except white, by only having black cards that can be cast using life instead of black mana. The combination of Origin Spellbomb, Mox Opal and Inkmoth Nexus means that this deck can get a very quick start and be a deadly opponent against a slower MTG deck.

Below you will find all the cards needed to put together the deck Conley Woods won with as well as the number of each individual card required. Clicking the images or the links below will allow you to purchase the cards for your own deck.

In the top 8 list for best magic card decks at the tournament, this deck combination appeared 4 times. It was nr 1,2,3 and 5.

The other MTG players who used this card combination were Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa , Luis Scott-Vargas and Josh Utter-Leyton

(Note that unless specifically stated, the cards are sold seperately and the number here indicates how many you would need to mirror the MTG winning deck by Conley Woods, not how many cards you would get by buying one).

Sideboard cards are in brackets like this: [I am a Sideboard Card]

Magic The Gathering 2012 Core Set Booster Box

Magic the Gathering 2012 M12 Sealed Booster Box
Magic the Gathering 2012 M12 Sealed Booster Box

The MTG 2012 Core Set Booster Box contains 36 booster packs that each has 10 M12 cards in them.

The 2012 Core Set is currently allowed for standard decks and as such this box could be a great way to test strategies and tactics before tournaments.

 

Top 8 World Championship deck - played by Richard Bland - Red - Green - White - Artifact MTG deck

The Focus of this deck is on High Power/Toughness creatures and instant damage. If you manage to get Inferno Titan in play then it will be hard for your opponent to keep up a good defense. Especially if his focus is on quantity of creatures. Galvanic Blast becomes deadly in combination with Solemn Simulacrum. I mean 4 damage to any creature or player for just 1 red mana. That is a pretty amazing MTG instant right there.

(note unless otherwise stated, you only get 1 card per purchase)

Sideboard cards are in brackets like this: [I am a Sideboard Card]

Magic the Gathering New Phyrexia Booster Box

Magic The Gathering New Phyrexia Booster Box
Magic The Gathering New Phyrexia Booster Box

This Magic the Gathering New Phyrexia Booster Box contains 36 booster packs which each has 15 New Phyrexia cards in them.

A great way to start a Magic the Gathering collection or to try your luck on some of the rarer cards.

 

Top 8 World Championship deck - played by Richard Bland - Red - Green - White - Artifact MTG deck

The strategy of this deck is to get as many creatures in play in order to boost Geist-honored Monk and to allow Elspeth Tirel to boost your life. Most of the cards in the deck adds extra creatures to the battlefield somehow and your opponent could find himself overrun very fast if he doesn't have a good way to counter this deck.

Note, unless otherwise stated a purchase will only give you one card.

Sideboard cards are in brackets like this: [I am a Sideboard Card]

Top 8 World Championship deck 2011 - played by David Caplan - Red - Artifact MTG deck

This is a really interesting deck because it is the only 1 color deck of the bunch. I say 1 color which is obviously not 100% true as the deck sports 4 x Shrine of Burning Rage and has dismember in the sideboard, however it is as close as it gets to a pure red deck.

The strategy for this deck is to rely on breature abilities and instants to deal direct damage to the other player or to the opponents creatures to clear the way for Stromkirk Noble. On top of that the goal is to load Shrine of Burning rage with as many counters as possible, something that should be fairly easy to do with the low cost spells and creatures available in the deck. Your opponent better hope they have a card that can remove artifacts. Otherwise they could be in serious trouble.

Please note that unless otherwise stated a purchase will only give you one card.

Sideboard cards are in brackets like this: [I am a Sideboard Card]

Magic The Gathering Scars of Mirrodin Booster Box - 36 booster packs of 15 cards each

Top 8 World Championship deck 2011 - played by Craig Wescoe - White - Blue - Artifact MTG deck

The combination of Geist of Saint Traft, Gideon's Lawkeeper is almost frighteningly effective. You can basically do 6 damage with your 2/2 creature and without having to worry about it dying. Add Honor of the pure and Hero of Bladehold and you get amazing. Once this deck is up and running your opponent should be very concerned as you can counter, exile or otherwise make sure he wont have creatures to block your attacks.

Please note that unless otherwise stated a purchase will only give you one card.

Sideboard cards are in brackets this: [I am a Sideboard Card]

Favourite card from the top 8 World Championship of 2011 MTG decks - Geist of Saint Traft

Magic: the Gathering - Geist of Saint Traft - Innistrad
Magic: the Gathering - Geist of Saint Traft - Innistrad

This card is just so unbelievably amazing in my mind. For 3 mana you not only get a hexproof creature (can not be the target of spells or abilities from your opponent). It also gives you a free 4/4 flying angle every time you attach. Talk about amazing. Yes the angel disappears after the attack, but still that is 6 damage done right there. This can hurt your opponent even more if you also have True Conviction in your deck.

 

Magic the Gathering Tournament Decks of 2011

The standard edition

The decks listed above were the ones that rose to the top in the last MTG world tournament. It is a bit sad that the same deck was represented multiple times in the top 8. It is much more fun when there is a bit of diversity. Furthermore there was a distinct lack of Black and Blue cards. Black being mainly represented by Dismember, which doesn't even require black mana to cast.

I am looking forward to seeing the decks from the 2012 World championship, which will be held 16th-19th of August 2012.

Magic the Gathering Full art Basic Lands - beautify your MTG experience

In the Magic Expansion Zendikar Wizard of the coast added full art Basic Land cards. These MTG cards are very high quality art work and is an absolute pleasure to play with. If you want you can buy them individually and little by little you can exchange your normal basic lands for these visual wonders.

Magic the Gathering Card Game Zendikar Booster Box - 36 booster packs of 15 cards each

Magic the Gathering deals on eBay - Find a Magic the Gathering Bargain

A couple of tips when buying Magic Cards on Ebay:

1)Check the language. MTG has been released in several different languages, preferably you will want cards that you can read. (unless you like me are collecting a certain card in all languages).

2)Check condition. If not listed request a written statement from the seller. You don't want to assume mint condition and then receive worn cards. On the other hand if you are buying cards for your children to start out with, then used Magic cards might work fine. Just be aware.

Have you tested any of these championship decks? - What was your experience?

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      sammyslim 4 years ago

      Do you have a lens for more recent top decks? Im interested to see what is doing well right now in the realm of MTG

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      @Deadicated LM: Thanks! :)

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Nope, haven't played in years; I love your MTG Lenses. Kudos!

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      great lens and not yet :)