Sealed Deck: Hugo Machado

Posted in Event Coverage on December 18, 2015

By Rui Oliveira

Did you ever open a Sealed deck, or review or draft cards, and thought "Now, why didn't I get a second Hallowed Healer? It's a common!" Well, strange things happen when you play Sealed deck with only one set. Since all your cards come from the same pool, the print-run Gods sometime play cruel tricks on you. But they can also help you out.

Some players get decks with very few creatures, others get a boatload of extra copies of bad cards. Sometimes you get a couple of duplicate commons. Sometimes you even get three copies of one common. What don't you get is the deck Hugo Machado got.

Prepare to enter the Sealed deck twilight zone....

Hallowed Healer

Card Pool:
3 Hallowed Healer
3 Pilgrim of Justice
3 Rites of Refusal
3 Afflict
3 Seton Desire
3 Flame Burst
3 Ghastly Demise
3 Chainflinger
3 Scorching Missile
2 Patriarch's Desire
2 Steam Vines
2 Cartographer
2 Woodland Druid
Nomad Stadium
Junk Golem
Beloved Chaplain
Blessed Orator
Kirtar's Desire
Mystic Visionary
Pilgrim of Virtue
Sphere of Grace
Tireless Tribe
Aura Graft
Careful Study
Escape Artist
Phantom Whelp
Psionic Gift
Fledging Imp
Morgue Theft
Skeletal Scrying
Skull Fracture
Acceptable Losses
Burning Sands
Engulfing Flames
Mine Layer
Pardic Firecat
Ground Seal
Krosan Avenger
Moment's Peace
Springing Tiger
Squirrel Nest
Still Life

No, it's not a typo. Yes, you read it right. Nine tripled commons, four doubled commons, making a grand total of twenty-two repeated cards (including Chainflinger, Hallowed Healer, Ghastly Demise and Flame Burst). In case you are wondering here is what Hugo Machado built with it. As I type this, he is heading into round six at 5-0 (with one bye) with a 8-2 game score.

Hugo Machado

Download Arena Decklist
Instant (8)
3 Flame Burst 3 Ghastly Demise 2 Afflict
Enchantment (2)
2 Patriarch's Desire
Other (3)
1 Milikin 1 Otarian Juggernatur 1 Fledging Imp
40 Cards

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