Finals Play-by-Play: Daniel Zink vs. Stephan Valkyser

Posted in Event Coverage on September 2, 2015

By Kim Eikefet

Game 1

Daniel's opening hand:
Adarkar Wastes, island, Defiant Falcon, island, Ramosian Sergeant, plains, Absorb.

Stephan's opening hand:
Urza's Rage, forest, Thornscape Familiar, Birds of Paradise, Karplusan Forest, Noble Panther, Thornscape Familiar.

D: Play plains
D: Play Ramosian Sergeant

S: Draw Serra Angel
S: Play forest
S: Play Birds of Paradise

D: Draw Disenchant
D: Play Defiant Falcon
D: Attack with Ramosian Sergeant, Stephan at 19

S: Draw Karplusan Forest
S: Play Karplusan Forest
S: Play Noble Panther

D: Draw Adarkar Wastes
D: Attack with Defiant Falcon, Stephan at 18

S: Draw Tangle Wire
S: Karplusan Forest
S: Attack with Panther, Daniel at 17
S: Play Thornscape Familiar
Eots -> D: Search for Defiant Falcon

D: Draw Meddling Mage
D: Play Adarkar Wastes
D: Attack with Defiant Falcon, Stephan at 17

S: Draw City of Brass
S: Attack with Noble Panther, Daniel at 14
S: Play City of Brass
S: Play Serra Angel, Stephan at 16 (City of Brass)
Response -> D: Play Absorb, Daniel at 17

D: Draw Lin Sivvi
D: Play Adarkar Wastes
D: Attack with Defiant Falcon, Stephan at 15

S: Draw Urza's Rage
S: Attack with Noble Panther, Daniel at 14
S: Tap forest, Karplusan Forest, Karplusan Forest: Play Tangle Wire
Eots -> D: Play Disenchant targeting Tangle Wire
Eots -> D: Use Sergeant, search for Ramosian Lieutenant

D: Draw Brainstorm
D: Play Brainstorm (Counterspell, Absorb, Lin Sivvi -> Lin Sivvi x2)
D: Attack with two Defiant Falcons, Stephan at 13

S: Draw Birds of Paradise
S: Attack with Noble Panther, Daniel at 11
S: Play Birds of Paradise
Eots -> D: Use Lieutenant, search for Lin Sivvi
Eots -> S: Urza's Rage Lin Sivvi

D: Draw Brainstorm
D: Attack with two Defiant Falcons, Stephan at 11
D: Play Brainstorm (Counterspell, Lin Sivvi, Ramosian Sergeant -> Sergeant, Lin Sivvi)

S: Draw Birds of Paradise
S: Attack with Noble Panther, Daniel at 8
S: Play Birds of Paradise
Eots -> D: Use Lieutenant, get Lin Sivvi
Eots -> S: Urza's Rage Lin Sivvi

D: Draw Meddling Mage
D: Attack with two Defiant Falcons, Stephan at 9

S: Draw Thornscape Battlemage
S: Attack with Noble Panther, Daniel at 5
S: Play Thornscape Familiar
Eots -> D: Use Lieutenant, get Lin Sivvi

D: Draw plains
D: Play plains
D: Attack with two Defiant Falcons, Stephan at 7

S: Draw forest
Eots -> D: Use Lin Sivvi, get Ramosian Sky Marshall

D: Draw island
D: Play island
D: Attack with one Defiant Falcon and Ramosian Sky Marshall
Block -> S: Sky Marshall with Birds of Paradise, Stephan at 6

S: Draw Charging Troll
S: Play Charging Troll
Response -> D: Play Absorb, Daniel at 8
Eots -> D: Use Lin Sivvi, get Defiant Vanguard

D: Draw Coastal Tower
D: Attack with two Defiant Falcons and Ramosian Sky Marshall
Block -> S: Sky Marshall with Birds of Paradise, Stephan at 4
D: Play Coastal Tower
D: Play Meddling Mage, calling Serra Angel

S: Draw Thornscape Familiar
S: Scoop

Zink 1 - Valkyser 0

Game 2

Stephan's opening hand:
Burshland, Birds of Paradise, Brushlands, Serra Angel, Llanowar Elves, Armadillo Cloak, Noble Panther.

Daniel's opening hand:
Plains, Defiant Falcon, Ramosian Sergeant, island, Meddling Mage, Coastal Tower, Mageta the Lion.

S: Play Brushland
S: Play Birds of Paradise, Stephan at 19

D: Draw plains
D: Play plains
D: Play Ramosian Sergeant

S: Draw Thornscape Battlemage
S: Play Brushland
S: Play Noble Panther, Stephan at 18

D: Draw Mageta the Lion
D: Play island
D: Play Meddling Mage, calling Flametongue Kavu (S: "Chris Pikula macht mich alles kaputt")

S: Draw Rishadan Port
S: Play Rishadan Port
S: Play Armadillo Cloak on Noble Panther, Stephan at 17
S: Attack with Noble Panther, Daniel at 15, Stephan at 22
S: Play Llanowar Elves, Stephan at 21

D: Ramosian Sergeant
D: Play Coastal Tower
D: Play Defiant Falcon
D: Attack with Meddling Mage, Stephan at 19

S: Draw Thornscape Familiar
S: Attack with Noble Panther and Llanowar Elves, Daniel at 9, Stephan at 24
S: Play Thornscape Battlemage with red kicker, target and kill Defiant Falcon, Stephan at 23

D: Draw Island
D: Play plains
D: Play Ramosian Sergeant

S: Draw Serra Angel
S: Attack with Noble Panther and Battlemage
Block -> D: Ramosian Sergeant x2 on Thornscape Battlemage, damage on stack
Response -> D: use Sergeant to get Ramosian Lieutenant
Daniel at 4, Stephan at 28
S: Play Serra Angel, Stephan at 27

D: Draw island
D: Scoop

Zink 1 - Valkyser 1

Game 3

Daniel's opening hand:
Plains, Lin Sivvi, plains, Meddling Mage, island, plains, island.

Stephan's opening hand:
Armadillo Cloak, Flametongue Kavu, Brushland, Llanowar Elves, City of Brass, Wax/Wane, Rith's Cave.

D: Play island

S: Draw Thornscape Battlemage
S: Play Brushland
S: Play Llanowar Elves, Stephan at 19

D: Draw Coastal Tower
D: Play plains
D: Play Meddling Mage, calling Flametongue Kavu

S: Draw Serra Angel
S: Play City of Brass
S: Attack with Llanowar Elves (S: "Bam!" D: "Bam?" S: "Bam!"), Daniel at 19 (S: "Yeah!")

D: Draw Mageta the Lion
D: Attack with Meddling Mage, Stephan at 17
D: Play Lin Sivvi

S: Draw Brushland
S: Play Brushland
S: Play Thornscape Battlemage with red kicker, targeting Meddling Mage, Stephan at 16

D: Draw Coastal Tower
D: Play Coastal Tower

S: Draw Serra Angel
S: Tap Brushland for mana
S: Play Rith's Grove, return Brushland
S: Play Flametongue Kavu, target Lin Sivvi, Stephan at 15
Response -> D: Use Lin Sivvi, get Defiant Vanguard
S: Attack with Thornscape Battlemage and Llanowar Elves, Daniel at 16

D: Draw island
D: Play island

S: Draw Thornscape Familiar
S: Play Brushland
S: Attack with Flametongue Kavu and Thornscape Battlemage
Block -> D: Flametongue Kavu with Defiant Falcon
Response -> D: Use Vanguard to get Lin Sivvi, Daniel at 14
S: Play Serra Angel, Stephan at 14

D: Draw Meddling Mage
D: Play Coastal Tower

S: Draw Urza's Rage
S: Play Thornscape Familiar
S: Attack with Serra Angel and Thornscape Battlemage
Response -> D: Use Lin Sivvi to get Ramosian Sky Marshall
Block -> D: Thornscape Battlemage with Sky Marshall
Response -> S: Play Wax, Daniel on 10
S: Play Urza's Rage on Lin Sivvi

D: Draw island
D: Play Meddling Mage, calling Flametongue Kavu
D: Play island
D: Play Mageta the Lion

S: Draw Karplusan Forest
S: Attack with Serra Angel, Thornscape Battlemage, Llanowar Elves, Thornscape Familiar
Block -> D: Llanowar Elves with Meddling Mage, Thornscape Familiar with Mageta, Daniel at 4 life

D: Draw Absorb

S: Draw plains
S: Attack with Serra Angel and Thornscape Battlemage
Response -> D: Activate Mageta, discard two plains
S: Play Serra Angel
Response -> D: Play Absorb, Daniel at 7

D: Draw Reverent Mantra
D: Attack with Mageta, Stephan at 9

S: Draw City of Brass
S: Play Karplusan Forest

D: Draw island
D: Attack with Mageta, Stephan at 6

S: Draw Noble Panther
S: Play Noble Panther

D: Draw Mageta the Lion

S: Draw Birds of Paradise
S: Attack with Noble Panther, Daniel at 4
Eots: Discard two lands, activate Mageta

D: Draw Ramosian Sergeant
D: Attack with Mageta, Stephan at 3
D: Play Ramosian Sergeant

S: Draw Shivan Wurm
S: Play Birds of Paradise
S: Play Shivan Wurm, Stephan at 1

D: Draw Adarkar Wastes
D: Attack with Mageta and Ramosian Sergeant, Stephan at 0

Zink 2 - Valkyser 1

Game 4

Stephan's opening hand:
Thornscape Battlemage, Flametongue Kavu, Flametongue Kavu, Wax/Wane, Birds of Paradise, Rishadan Port, forest.

Daniel's opening hand:
Defiant Vanguard, Defiant Vanguard, Ramosian Sergeant, plains, Lin Sivvi, Coastal Tower, Adarkar Wastes.

S: Play forest
S: Play Birds of Paradise

D: Draw Absorb
D: Play plains
D: Play Ramosian Sergeant

S: Draw Urza's Rage
S: Play Rishadan Port

Upkeep -> S: Port a plains
D: Draw island
D: Attack with Sergeant
Block -> S: Sergeant with Birds of Paradise
Response -> S: Play Wax targeting Birds of Paradise
D: Play Coastal Tower

S: Draw Llanowar Elves
S: Play Llanowar Elves

D: Draw island
D: Play island

S: Draw Brushland
S: Play Brushland
S: Attack with Llanowar Elves, Daniel at 19

Upkeep -> S: Port the Coastal Tower
D: Draw plains
D: Play island

S: Draw Flametongue Kavu
S: Attack with Llanowar Elves, Daniel at 18

Upkeep -> S: Port the Coastal Tower
D: Draw Brainstorm
D: Play Adarkar Wastes

S: Draw Urza's Rage
S: Attack with Llanowar Elves, Daniel at 17
S: Play Thornscape Battlemage

D: Draw island
D: Play plains
D: Play Defiant Vanguard

S: Draw Rishadan Port
S: Play Rishadan Port
S: Attack with Thornscape Battlemage
Response -> S: Port an island
Response -> D: Play Brainstorm (Mageta the Lion, Ramosian Lieutenant, Reverent Mantra -> Mageta, Defiant Vanguard), Daniel at 13

D: Draw Mageta the Lion
D: Play island
D: Play Lin Sivvi

S: Draw Charging Troll
S: Play Flametongue Kavu
Response -> D: Play Absorb, Daniel at 16
S: Attack with Thornscape Battlemage, Daniel at 14

D: Draw Defiant Vanguard

S: Draw Flametongue Kavu
S: Play Flametongue Kavu, targeting Lin Sivvi
S: Attack with Thornscape Battlemage, Daniel at 12
Eots -> Use Vanguard to get Lin Sivvi

D: Draw plains

S: Draw Thornscape Familiar
S: Play Thornscape Familiar
S: Play Flametongue Kavu (D: "Der vierte."), targeting Lin Sivvi
Response -> D: Use Lin Sivvi, get a Defiant Falcon
S: Attack with Thornscape Battlemage and one Flametongue Kavu
Block -> D: Flametongue Kavu with Defiant Vanguard
Response -> D: Use Vanguard to get Defiant Falcon, Daniel at 10

D: Draw Meddling Mage
D: Play Meddling Mage, calling Urza's Rage
D: Play Mageta the Lion

S: Draw Rith's Cave
S: Attack with Thornscape Battlemage, Flametongue Kavu, Thornscape Familiar
Block -> Flametongue Kavu with Defiant Falcon, Thornscape Familiar with Defiant Falcon, Daniel at 8
S: Play Rith's Cave, return Brushland to hand

Upkeep -> S: Port Coastal Tower
Response -> D: Tap it for white mana
Upkeep -> S: Port Plains
Response -> D: Tap it for mana
D: Draw island
Draw -> D: Activate Mageta, discard two lands

S: Draw Thornscape Familiar
S: Play Brushland
S: Play Thornscape Familiar
S: Play Urza's Rage, targeting Mageta

D: Draw plains
D: Play Defiant Vanguard

S: Draw Shivan Wurm
S: Attack with Thornscape Familiar, Daniel at 6
S: Play Urza's Rage, targeting Defiant Vanguard
S: Play Charging Troll (D: "Charging Troll!"), Stephan at 19

D: Draw Adarkar Wastes

S: Draw Thornscape Familiar
S: Attack with Charging Troll and Thornscape Familiar, Daniel at 1
S: Play Thornscape Familiar
S: Play Shivan Wurm, returning Thornscape Familiar to hand, Stephan at 18

D: Draw Ramosian Sergeant
D: Scoop

Zink 2 - Valkyser 2

Game 5

Daniel's opening hand:
Island, Lin Sivvi, Meddling Mage, plains, Reverent Mantra, plains, Mageta the Lion.

Stephan's opening hand:
Urza's Rage, Wax/Wane, Armadillo Cloak, Thornscape Familiar, Wax/Wane, Shivan Wurm, Birds of Paradise -> Mulligan.

Stephan's second opening hand:
Thornscape Familiar, Thornscape Battlemage, Armadillo Cloak, Serra Angel, Thornscape Familiar, Rith's Cave -> Mulligan.

Stephan's third opening hand:
Thornscape Familiar, Flametongue Kavu, Armadillo Cloak, Forest, Brushland.

D: Play island

S: Draw Karplusan Forest
S: Play forest

D: Draw Meddling Mage
D: Play Meddling Mage, calling Flametongue Kavu

S: Draw Karplusan Forest
S: Play Karplusan Forest
S: Play Thornscape Familiar

D: Draw island
D: Play island
D: Play Lin Sivvi

S: Draw Brushland
S: Play Brushland
S: Play Armadillo Cloak, targeting the Thornscape Familiar, Stephan at 19 (Brushland)
S: Attack with Thornscape Familiar
Response -> D: Play Reverent Mantra, discard Mageta
Block -> D: Thornscape Familiar on Mage and Lin Sivvi

D: Draw Ramosian Lieutenant
D: Attack with Meddling Mage, Stephan at 17
D: Play island
D: Play Meddling Mage, calling Thornscape Battlemage

S: Draw Thornscape Battlemage
S: Play Karplusan Forest
Eots -> D: Use Lin Sivvi, get Defiant Falcon

D: Draw Dominate
D: Attack with two Meddling Mage and Defiant Falcon, Stephan at 12

S: Draw Noble Panther
S: Play Noble Panther, Stephan at 11
S: Play Brushland
Eots -> D: Use Lin Sivvi, get Defiant Falcon

D: Draw Adarkar Wastes
D: Attack with two Defiant Falcons, Stephan at 9

S: Draw Thornscape Battlemage
Eots -> D: Use Lin Sivvi, get Ramosian Sky Marshall

D: Draw Ramosian Sergeant
D: Attack with two Defiant Falcon and Ramosian Sky Marshall, Stephan at 4
D: Play Ramosian Sergeant
D: Play Ramosian Lieutenant

S: Draw Wax/Wane
S: Extend his hand

Final Result: Daniel Zink 3 - Stephan Valkyser 2

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