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World Championship Decks were specially packaged versions of four of the top ranked decks used during the Magic World Championships, released by Wizards of the Coast for the years 1997 through 2004. The cards produced were gold-bordered versions, and thus are not legal for use in DCI-sanctioned tournaments. The cards were also stamped with the player's autograph. Each competitor's release included their 60-card deck and 15-card sideboard, 12 blank proxy cards, and cards with a printed decklist, a biography of the player, and an overview of the four decks release for their respective year. Due to the larger than usual collection of 90 cards per product the deck boxes for World Championship Decks were slightly larger in size than typical Theme deck boxes of the era.

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1997 World Championship Decks, Seattle[edit]

The 1997 World Championship took place on August 13-17, 1997 in Seattle, Washington in the United States of America.

Jakub Slemr, World Champion[edit]

"Slemr's deck features a horde of fast, black creatures. Strengthening the speed kill are a variety of spells from all five colors."

Prismatic Black Agro  
Creatures
4 Black Knight
4 Fallen Askari
4 Knight of Stromgald
4 Man-o'-War
1 Necratog
4 Nekrataal
2 Shadow Guildmage
2 Uktabi Orangutan

Instants
4 Contagion
4 Incinerate
Sorceries
4 Choking Sands
2 Earthquake

Lands
3 City of Brass
3 Gemstone Mine
2 Sulfurous Springs
10 Swamp
1 Underground River
3 Undiscovered Paradise
Sideboard
2 Disenchant
2 Dystopia
2 Ebony Charm
1 Exile
2 Forsaken Wastes
1 Honorable Passage
2 Hydroblast
3 Pyroblast

Janosch Kuhn, Finalist[edit]

"Kuhn's red, white, and blue deck maintains a sharp balance between speed and control".

Red-White-Blue Speed Control  
Creatures
4 Frenetic Efreet
4 Wildfire Emissary

Instants
3 Abeyance
4 Counterspell
2 Disenchant
4 Force of Will
4 Impulse
4 Incinerate
4 Swords to Plowshares

Sorceries
2 Disintegrate
2 Hammer of Bogardan
1 Pillage
Lands
1 City of Brass
6 Island
6 Mountain
4 Plain
4 Thawing Glaciers
1 Undiscovered Paradise
Sideboard
2 Circle of Protection: Black
3 Circle of Protection: Red
2 Disenchant
2 Earthquake
1 Kjeldoran Outpost
2 Political Trickery
3 Pyroblast

Svend Geertsen, Semifinalist[edit]

"Geertsen's extremely fast monocolored deck is loaded with an army of green creatures. Giant Growth, Bounty of the Hunt, and Winter Orb provide the only noncreature power."

Green Stompy  
Creatures
4 Fyndhorn Elves
4 Ghazban Ogre
4 Rogue Elephant
4 Quirion Ranger
3 Harvest Wurm
4 Spectral Bears
2 Whirling Dervish
2 Uktabi Orangutan
2 Jolrael's Centaur
3 Lhurgoyf
Instants
4 Giant Growth
2 Bounty of the Hunt

Artifacts
4 Winter Orb

Lands
16 Forest
2 Heart of Yavimaya
Sideboard
2 River Boa
2 Whirling Dervish
1 Uktabi Orangutan
2 Crumble
4 Emerald Charm
3 City of Solitude
1 Bounty of the Hunt

Paul McCabe, Semifinalist[edit]

"McCabe's fast red-blue deck puts the opponent on the defensive. A large number of inexpensive, efficient creatures overwhelm the opposition."

Red-Blue Agro Control  
Creatures
4 Cloud Elemental
4 Man-o'-War
4 Ophidian
3 Suq'ata Lancer
1 Wildfire Emisary
2 Frenetic Efreet

Enchantments
2 Abduction

Instants
2 Disrupt
4 Counterspell
4 Force of Will
4 Incenerate
2 Pyrokinesis
Sorceries
1 Disintegrate

Arifacts
3 Mindstone

Lands
10 Island
6 Mountain
2 City of Brass
2 Undiscovered Paradise
Sideboard
1 Phrexian Furnace
1 Nevinyrral's Disk
1 Serrated Arrows
4 Knight of the Mists
1 Hydroblast
1 Dissipate
2 Pyroblast
3 Pillage
1 Pyrokinesis

1998 World Championship Decks, Seattle[edit]

The 1998 World Championship took place on August 12-16, 1998 in Seattle, Washington in the United States of America.

Brian Selden, World Champion[edit]

"World Champion Brian Selden's deck conquered the field by using Survival of the Fittest to put creatures into the graveyard and Recurring Nightmare to bring them back into play. The deck employs more than twenty creatures and dips into blue for Lobotomy."

Cali Nightmare  
Creatures
4 Birds of Paradise
1 Cloudchaser Eagle
1 Man-o'-War
2 Nekrataal
1 Orcish Settlers
2 Spike Feeder
1 Spike Weaver
1 Spirit of the Night
1 Thrull Surgeon
1 Tradewind Rider
2 Uktabi Orangutan
1 Verdant Force
4 Wall of Blossoms
2 Wall of Roots

Sorceries
2 Firestorm
2 Lobotomy
Enchantments
4 Recurring Nightmare
4 Survival of the Fittest

Artifacts
2 Scroll Rack

Lands
3 City of Brass
8 Forest
1 Gemstone Mine
2 Karplusan Forest
2 Reflecting Pool
1 Swamp
2 Underground River
2 Undiscovered Paradise
1 Volrath's Stronghold
Sideboard
4 Boil
2 Dread of Night
3 Emerald Charm
1 Hall of Gemstone
2 Phyrexian Furnace
2 Pyroblast
1 Staunch Defenders

Ben Rubin, Finalist[edit]

"Ben Rubin's archetypal red weenie deck took him all the way to the World Championship Finals. This aggressive Sligh deck consists of roughly equal parts direct damage, aggressive creatures, and land."

Sligh  
Creatures
4 Ball Lightning
2 Goblin Vandal
4 Ironclaw Orcs
4 Jackal Pup
4 Mogg Fanatic
2 Mogg Flunkies
1 Viashino Sandstalker

Instants
4 Fireblast
2 Hammer of Bogardan
4 Incinerate
4 Shock
Artifacts
4 Cursed Scroll

Lands
17 Mountain
4 Wasteland
Sideboard
3 Bottle Gnomes
2 Dwarven Miner
2 Dwarven Thaumaturgist
1 Final Fortune
1 Firestorm
4 Pyroblast
2 Shattering Pulse

Brian Hacker, Quarterfinalist[edit]

"Brian Hacker's white weenie deck rolled over competitors with more than twenty aggressive creatures. This horde relies on creatures with shadow and the en-Kor to overwhelm the unprepared, with the threat of Cataclysm looming large."

White Weenie  
Creatures
3 Nomads en-Kor
3 Paladin en-Vec
4 Soltari Monk
4 Soltari Priest
1 Soltari Visionary
4 Soul Warden
4 Warrior en-Kor
4 White Knight
Enchantments
1 Aura of Silence
4 Empyrial Armor

Sorceries
4 Cataclysm

Instants
3 Disenchant
4 Tithe

Lands
17 Plains
Sideboard
3 Abeyance
2 Armageddon
3 Aura of Silence
3 Cursed Scroll
1 Disenchant
3 Spirit Link

Randy Buehler, Twelfth Place[edit]

"Randy Buehler's Draw, Go deck is pure control, with over twenty counterspells and eight card-drawing engines to dig them out. The deck's offense is limited to Stalking Stones and a Rainbow Efreet, but the best offense is often a killer defense."

Draw, Go  
Creatures
1 Rainbow Efreet

Instants
4 Counterspell
4 Dismiss
2 Dissipate
3 Forbid
4 Force Spike
4 Impulse
3 Mana Leak
1 Memory Lapse
4 Whispers of the Muse
Artifacts
4 Nevinyrral's Disk

Lands
18 Island
4 Quicksand
4 Stalking Stones
Sideboard
2 Capsize
1 Grindstone
4 Hydroblast
4 Sea Sprite
4 Wasteland

Note: Randy's last name is misspelled on his deck box as Buelher, as is "twelveth" place.[1]

  1. Wizards of the Coast. (August 16, 2002.) "The "Buelher" deck", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

1999 World Championship Decks, Yokohama[edit]

The 1999 World Championship took place on August 4-8, 1999 in Yokohama, Japan.

Kai Budde, World Champion[edit]

"World Champion Kai Budde's red-artifact deck employed more than 30 artifacts to generate huge amounts of mana. Big creatures like Masticore or Covetous Dragon became a threat to any opponent, and a well-timed Wildfire added the finishing touch."

Red-Artifact Wildfire  
Creatures
4 Covetous Dragon
1 Karn, Silver Golem
3 Masticore

Artifacts
4 Cursed Scroll
4 Fire Diamond
4 Grim Monolith
2 Mishra's Helix
4 Temporal Aperture
4 Thran Dynamo
4 Voltaic Key
2 Worn Powerstone
Sorceries
4 Wildfire

Lands
3 Ancient Tomb
4 City of Traitors
13 Mountain
Sideboard
2 Boil
3 Earthquake
1 Mishra's Helix
1 Phyrexian Processor
2 Rack and Ruin
2 Shattering Pulse
4 Spellshock

Mark Le Pine, Finalist[edit]

"Mark Le Pine's aggressive 'Sped Red' deck applied the pressure early with 11 fast creatures before shifting into land-destruction mode. A late-game Cursed Scroll and Hammer of Bogardan would finish off his mana-crippled opponents."

Sped Red  
Creatures
4 Avalanche Riders
3 Fireslinger
4 Jackal Pup
4 Mogg Fanatic

Artifacts
4 Cursed Scroll

Instants
4 Shock

Sorceries
4 Arc Lightning
3 Hammer of Bogardan
4 Pillage
4 Stone Rain
Lands
2 Ancient Tomb
2 Ghitu Encampment
16 Mountain
4 Wasteland
Sideboard
1 Arc Lightning
1 Fireslinger
1 Flowstone Flood
2 Masticore
4 Scald
2 Shattering Pulse
4 Thran Foundry

Matt Linde, Semifinalist[edit]

"Matt Linde's speedy mono-green deck contained 26 low-cost creatures. Supplementing this nasty creature assault were four Rancors and four Giant Growths. If his opponent wasn't smothered by furn five, Linde's Cursed Scrolls would pick up the slack."

Mono-Green Stompy  
Creatures
4 Albino Troll
4 Elvish Lyrist
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Pouncing Jaguar
4 River Boa
2 Uktabi Orangutan
4 Wild Dogs
Artifacts
4 Cursed Scroll

Enchantments
4 Rancor

Instants
4 Giant Growth

Lands
14 Forest
4 Gaea's Cradle
4 Treetop Village
Sideboard
3 Choke
2 Constant Mists
1 Hurricane
2 Overrun
3 Thran Foundry
2 Uktabi Orangutan
2 Weatherseed Treefolk

Jakub Šlemr, Quarterfinalist[edit]

"Jakub Šlemr's mono-black deck controlled the board with Cursed Scrolls, Powder Kegs, and Phrexian Plaguelords. His 'Black Control' creation also pounded his opponents early with discard effects found in Ravenous Rats, Duress, and Stupor."

Mono-Black Control  
Creatures
1 Bottle Gnomes
1 Phyrexian Negator
3 Phyrexian Plaguelord
3 Ravenous Rats
2 Ticking Gnomes

Artifacts
3 Cursed Scroll
4 Powder Keg

Instants
2 Corpse Dance
4 Dark Ritual
4 Diabolic Edict
1 Rapid Decay
1 Vampiric Tutor
Sorceries
4 Duress
2 Stupor
3 Yawgmoth's Will

Lands
2 Spawning Pool
15 Swamp
1 Volrath's Stronghold
4 Wasteland
Sideboard
1 Botttle Gnomes
2 Carrion Beetles
1 Evincar's Justice
1 Hatred
2 Perish
1 Persecute
2 Phyrexian Negator
3 Rapid Decay
1 Sphere of Resistance
1 Stromgald Cabal

2000 World Championship Decks, Brussels[edit]

The 2000 World Championship took place on August 2-6, 2000 in Brussels, Belgium.

Jon Finkel, World Champion[edit]

"Jon Finkel's explosive, mono-blue deck used artifacts such as Grim Monolith, Metalworker, and Voltaic Key to generate huge amounts of mana. The mana, in turn, put large creatures into play to finish off stunned opponents."

Mono-Blue Tinker  
Creatures
4 Masticore
4 Metalworker
1 Phyrexian Colossus

Artifacts
1 Crumbling Sanctuary
4 Grim Monolith
1 Mishra's Helix
4 Phyrexian Processor
4 Tangle Wire
4 Thran Dynamo
4 Voltaic Key
Sorceries
4 Tinker

Instants
4 Brainstorm

Lands
4 Crystal Vein
9 Island
4 Rishadan Port
4 Saprazzan Skerry
Sideboard
4 Annul
4 Chill
4 Miscalculation
1 Mishra's Helix
2 Rising Waters

Janosch Kühn, Quaterfinalist[edit]

"Janosch Kühn's red-green deck used Birds of Paradise and Llanowar Elves to build up mana early in the game. Kuhn then delivered the finishing punch with mana-denial cards, such as Stone Rain and Plow Under."

Angry Non-Hermit  
Creatures
4 Avalanche Riders
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Blastoderm
4 Llanowar Elves
2 Masticore
2 Priest of Titania

Sorceries
4 Arc Lightning
1 Creeping Mold
4 Plow Under
4 Stone Rain
Enchantments
2 Saproling Burst

Artifact
1 Phyrexian Processor

Lands
2 Dust Bowl
10 Forest
4 Karplusan Forest
4 Mountain
4 Rishadan Port
Sideboard
4 Boil
1 Creeping Mold
2 Flameshot
1 Masticore
1 Phyrexian Processor
2 Rack and Ruin
1 Splinter
3 Uktabi Orangutan

Tom Van de Logt, Quarterfinalist[edit]

"Tom van de Logt's Replenish deck uses cards like Attunement and Frantic Search to put powerful enchantments into the graveyard. Then he used Replenish to put all of the enchantments back into play at once and pound his opponents."

Replenish  
Enchantments
4 Attunement
1 Energy Field
4 Opalescence
3 Parallax Tide
4 Parallax Wave
1 Seal of Cleansing
1 Seal of Removal

Instants
3 Counterspell
3 Enlightened Tutor
4 Frantic Search
1 Mystical Tutor
Sorceries
4 Replenish
1 Wrath of God

Artifact
1 Sky Diamond

Lands
9 Island
8 Plains
4 Rishadan Port
4 Adarkar Wastes
Sideboard
1 Chill
1 Circle of Protection: Black
1 Cursed Totem
2 Daze
3 Erase
2 Lilting Refrain
1 Seal of Cleansing
2 Submerge
2 Wrath of God

Nicolas Labarre, Quarterfinalist[edit]

"Nicolas Labarre's combo deck, called Chimera, used searching cards to fetch Fecundity, Saproling Cluster, and Ashnod's Alter so he could generate unlimited mana. With this mana Labarre used Blaze or Whetstone to plow right over his opponents."

Chimera  
Creatures
4 Academy Rector
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Priest of Titania
1 Serra Avatar

Artifacts
4 Ashnod's Altar
1 Snake Basket
1 Whetstone

Instants
4 Enlightened Tutor

Enchantments
1 Confiscate
4 Fecundity
1 Pattern of Rebirth
4 Saproling Cluster
1 Yawgmoth's Bargain
Sorceries
1 Yawgmoth's Will

Lands
4 Brushland
3 City of Brass
8 Forest
2 High Market
2 Phyrexian Tower
2 Thran Quarry
Sideboard
1 Absolute Law
3 Armageddon
1 Aura Fracture
1 Blaze
1 Defense Grid
1 Energy Flux
1 Heart of Ramos
1 Light of Day
1 Meekstone
1 Parallax Wave
1 Phyrexian Processor
1 Seal of Cleansing
1 Worship

2001 World Championship Decks, Toronto[edit]

The 2001 World Championship took place on August 8-12, 2001 in Toronto, Canada.

Tom van de Logt, World Champion[edit]

"Tom van de Logt's aggressive, black-red 'Machine Head' deck used the good ol' 'blow stuff up' method. While creatures like Plague Spitter wiped out his opponents' smaller creatures, more ferocious beasts like Flametongue Kavu aggressively cleared the board of larger threats."

Machine Head  
Creatures
4 Plague Spitter
3 Phyrexian Scuta
3 Skizzik
2 Flametongue Kavu
2 Crypt Angel
4 Blazing Specter

Sorceries
4 Duress

Instants
4 Dark Ritual
4 Terminate
3 Vendetta
3 Urza's Rage
Lands
6 Swamp
6 Mountain
4 Rishadan Port
4 Urborg Volcano
4 Sulfurous Springs
Sideboard
4 Scoria Cat
3 Addle
2 Persecute
1 Pyroclasm
3 Phyrexian Arena
1 Flametongue Kavu
1 Crypt Angel

Alex Borteh, Finalist[edit]

"Alex Borteh's monoblue combo deck contained twelve 1-toughness creatures. These helped hold the board until his Static Orb-Opposition combo could lock down his opponents' permanents--clearing the way for a horde of Merfolk to pour through for the victory."

Merfolk Opposition  
Artifacts
4 Static Orb

Creatures
2 Darting Merfolk
4 Lord of Atlantis
4 Merfolk Looter
4 Merfolk of the Pearl Trident
4 Vodalian Merchant
2 Waterfront Bouncer
Enchantments
4 Opposition

Instants
4 Counterspell
4 Gush
4 Thwart

Lands
20 Island
Sideboard
3 Hibernation
3 Mana Maze
2 Misdirection
2 Prodigal Sorcerer
1 Rushing River
2 Teferi's Response
2 Wash Out

Antoine Ruel, Semifinalist[edit]

"Antoine Ruel's blue-black-red control deck survived the pressure in the early game with its almost overwhelming card-drawing capability. And in the end, Nether Spirit kept rising from his graveyard to take down his opponents."

Blue-Black-Red Nether-Go  
Artifacts
2 Tsabo's Web

Creatures
3 Nether Spirit

Instants
4 Accumulated Knowledge
4 Counterspell
2 Crosis's Charm
3 Fact or Fiction
4 Fire/Ice
3 Opt
2 Spite/Malice
2 Tsabo's Decree
4 Undermine
2 Urza's Rage
Sorceries
2 Duress

Lands
8 Island
4 Salt Marsh
3 Shivan Reef
1 Sulfurous Springs
4 Underground River
3 Urborg Volcano
Sideboard
2 Duress
2 Engineered Plague
2 Lobotomy
3 Meekstone
2 Pyroclasm
1 Teferi's Response
3 Tsabo's Assassin

Jan Tomcani, Quarterfinalist[edit]

"Jan Tomcani's green-red-black 'Fires"' deck used early mana-producing creatures to play a quick Fires of Yavimaya. Shortly thereafter, Tomcani's hasted big creatures pounded opponents' life totals to dust."

Dark Fires  
Creatures
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Blastoderm
4 Thornscape Battlemage
2 Spiritmonger
2 Flametongue Kavu
2 Kavu Chameleon

Enchantments
4 Fires of Yavimaya
4 Saproling Burst

Instants
4 Fire/Ice
2 Urza's Rage
Lands
8 Forest
3 Mountain
2 City of Brass
2 Llanowar Wastes
2 Sulfurous Springs
3 Karplusan Forest
4 Rishadan Port
Sideboard
2 Kavu Chameleon
2 Obliterate
3 Thunderscape Battlemage
3 Blood Oath
3 Boil
2 Tangle

2002 World Championship Decks, Sydney[edit]

The 2002 World Championship took place on August 14-18, 2002 in Sydney, Australia. [1]

Carlos Romao, World Champion[edit]

"Romão's blue-black 'Psychatog' deck was the defining deck of the tournament. A control deck at heart, with lots of card drawing and countermagic, it wants to stall an opponent until it can play a devastating Upheaval and Psychatog on the same turn. While many people at this year's World Championship played this style of deck, Carlos simply played his version better than everyone else played theirs."

Psychatog  
Creatures
4 Nightscape Familiar
4 Psychatog

Instants
3 Circular Logic
4 Counterspell
3 Cunning Wish
3 Fact or Fiction
3 Memory Lapse
4 Repulse

Sorceries
3 Chainer's Edict
3 Deep Analysis
2 Upheaval
Lands
10 Island
2 Cephalid Coliseum
1 Darkwater Catacombs
4 Salt Marsh
3 Swamp
4 Underground River
Sideboard
1 Coffin Purge
4 Duress
1 Fact or Fiction
1 Gainsay
3 Ghastly Demise
1 Hibernation
1 Mana Short
1 Recoil
1 Slay
1 Teferi's Response

Sim Han How, Quarterfinalist[edit]

"Han How's blue-green-red 'Squirrel Opposition' deck can be aggressive with cards like Wild Mongrel and Flametongue Kavu, or it can play the stalling game with a Squirrel Nest - Opposition combo. Beware the Roar of the Wurm in the sideboard!"

Squirrel Opposition  
Creatures
4 Birds of Paradise
3 Flametongue Kavu
3 Llanowar Elves
4 Merfolk Looter
3 Phantom Centaur
4 Wild Mongrel

Enchantments
4 Opposition
3 Squirrel Nest

Instants
4 Circular Logic
3 Fire/Ice
Sorceries
3 Deep Analysis

Lands
8 Forest
5 Island
3 Karplusan Forest
2 Shivan Reef
4 Yavimaya Coast
Sideboard
1 Flametongue Kavu
3 Gainsay
3 Quiet Speculation
2 Ray of Revelation
4 Roar of the Wurm
2 Simoon

Brian Kibler, 11th Place[edit]

"Kibler's green-white-red 'Red Zone 2K2' deck loves to put creatures into the '[Red Zone]]'; that is, attack with them! This aggressive deck can put over thirty creatures on the board. And with Glory in the graveyard, few defenses can prevail against their onslaught."

Red Zone 2K2  
Creatures
4 Anurid Brushhopper
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Flametongue Kavu
3 Glory
3 Llanowar Elves
4 Phantom Centaur
4 Wild Mongrel

Instants
4 Call of the Herd
3 Fire/Ice
2 Wax/Wane
Sorceries
3 Living Wish

Lands
7 Forest
4 Brushland
2 City of Brass
4 Karplusan Forest
2 Mountain
3 Plains
Sideboard
1 City of Brass
1 Genesis
2 Global Ruin
1 Glory
1 Intrepid Hero
1 Phantom Nishoba
3 Reprisal
2 Simoon
1 Sylvan Safekeeper
1 Thornscape Battlemage
1 Thunderscape Battlemage

Raphael Levy, 16th Place[edit]

"Levy's blue-green 'Le Wonder Goose' deck features a ton of small green creatures like Nimble Mongoose and Werebear. With Careful Study and Mental Note to get to threshold, however, those small creatures quickly turn into real monsters!"

Le Wonder Goose  
Creatures
2 Genesis
4 Nimble Mongoose
3 Setons Scout
4 Werebear
4 Wild Mongrel
4 Wonder

Instants
4 Mental Note
1 Rushing River
Sorceries
4 Breakthrough
4 Careful Study
4 Roar of the Wurm

Lands
8 Forest
10 Island
4 Yavimaya Coast
Sideboard
4 Compost
3 Disrupt
3 Phantom Centaur
2 Ray of Revelation
2 Repulse
1 Rushing River

2003 World Championship Decks, Berlin[edit]

The 2003 World Championship took place on August 6-10, 2003 in Berlin, Germany.

Note: All cards in these decks were printed using the modern card frame, despite many cards included in these decks never having been printed using the modern frame before.

Daniel Zink, World Champion[edit]

"Daniel Zink's white-blue-green 'Wake' deck is a control deck at heart. Once the powerful enchantment Mirari's Wake is in play, the deck produces more mana, draws more cards, counters more spells, and makes more Soldiers than opponents can possibly handle."

White-Blue-Green Wake  
Artifacts
1 Mirari

Enchantments
3 Compulsion
3 Mirari's Wake

Instants
1 Circular Logic
3 Cunning Wish
4 Mana Leak
3 Moment's Peace
3 Renewed Faith
2 Vengeful Dreams

Sorceries
2 Decree of Justice
4 Deep Analysis
4 Wrath of God
Lands
2 Elfhame Palace
2 Flooded Strand
4 Forest
7 Island
4 Krosan Verge
4 Plains
4 Skycloud Expanse
Sideboard
3 Anurid Brushhopper
1 Circular Logic
2 Exalted Angel
1 Hunting Pack
1 Ray of Distortion
3 Ray of Revelation
1 Renewed Faith
1 Vengeful Dreams
1 Wing Shards

Dave Humpherys, Semifinalist[edit]

"Dave 'The Hump' Humpherys' blue-green deck combines the many madness cards from the Torment set, including Basking Rootwalla, Arrogant Wurm, and Circular Logic, with discard-enablers like Aquamoeba and Wild Mongrel for tremendous effect."

Blue-Green Madness  
Creatures
4 Aquamoeba
3 Arrogant Wurm
4 Basking Rootwalla
4 Wild Mongrel
3 Wonder

Instants
4 Circular Logic
1 Krosan Reclamation
1 Ray of Revelation
3 Unsummon
Sorceries
4 Careful Study
2 Deep Analysis
2 Quiet Speculation
3 Roar of the Wurm

Lands
1 Centaur Garden
2 City of Brass
8 Forest
11 Island
Sideboard
1 Deep Analysis
2 Envelop
1 Krosan Reclamation
2 Mana Leak
2 Nantuko Vigilante
2 Phantom Centaur
1 Ray of Revelation
2 Stupefying Touch
1 Unsummon
1 Wonder

Wolfgang Eder, Quarterfinalist[edit]

"Wolfgang Eder introduced the black-red 'Goblin Bidding' deck to the world at the European Championships. The typical Goblin hoard deck gets an incredible midgame play in Patriarch's Bidding, which brings every Goblin in the graveyard back in to play."

Goblin Bidding  
Creatures
3 Gempalm Incinerator
1 Goblin Grappler
4 Goblin Piledriver
2 Goblin Sharpshooter
4 Goblin Sledder
3 Goblin Taskmaster
4 Goblin Warchief
4 Siege-Gang Commander
3 Skirk Prospector
4 Sparksmith
Instants
3 Smother

Sorceries
3 Patriarch's Bidding

Lands
4 Bloodstained Mire
1 City of Brass
10 Mountain
3 Shadowblood Ridge
4 Swamp
Sideboard
2 Cabal Therapy
2 Dark Banishing
2 Flaring Pain
1 Smother
4 Starstorm
4 Sulfuric Vortex

Peer Kröger, Quarterfinalist[edit]

"Hometown hero Peer Kröger's 'Reanimator' deck was a nightmare for his opponents! This black-red deck excels at putting scary monsters into the graveyard and then bringing them into play."

Reanimator  
Creatures
1 Anger
1 Arcanis the Omnipotent
4 Doomed Necromancer
1 Phantom Nishoba
1 Symbiotic Wurm
1 Undead Gladiator
1 Visara the Dreadful

Instants
3 Entomb
2 Smother

Sorceries
3 Buried Alive
4 Burning Wish
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Chainer's Edict
3 Innocent Blood
1 Recoup
3 Stitch Together
4 Zombify
Lands
4 Barren Moor
4 Bloodstained Mire
6 Mountain
2 Shadowblood Ridge
9 Swamp
Sideboard
1 Buried Alive
3 Cabal Therapy
1 Decompose
1 Demolish
1 Guiltfeeder
1 Haunting Echoes
1 Last Rites
1 Patriarch's Bidding
1 Pyroclasm
1 Recoup
1 Sickening Dreams
1 Soul Feast
1 Stitch Together

2004 World Championship Deck, San Francisco[edit]

The 2004 World Championship took place on September 1-5, 2004 in San Francisco, California in the United States of America.

Note: All cards in these decks were printed using the modern card frame, despite many cards included in these decks never having been printed using the modern frame before.

Julien Nuijten, World Champion[edit]

"The youngest ever Magic World Champion, Dutch wunderkind Julien Nujiten came out of nowhere to stun the field. Just fifteen years old, Nujiten proved that he can play with the best. Playing a green-white Astral Slide deck designed to destroy 'Affinity', he posted a respectable 4-2 record on the Standard day at Worlds and then calmly swept the field on the final day. He says the inspiration for his deck came from an Internet article by Pro Tour veteran Brian Kibler."

Green-White Astral Slide  
Creatures
4 Viridian Shaman
4 Eternal Witness
4 Eternal Dragon

Enchantments
4 Astral Slide

Instants
4 Renewed Faith
2 Wing Shards

Sorceries
2 Akroma's Vengeance
2 Decree of Justice
1 Plow Under
4 Rampant Growth
4 Wrath of God
Lands
7 Forest
6 Plains
4 Secluded Steppe
4 Tranquil Thicket
4 Windswept Heath
Sideboard
4 Oxidize
2 Rude Awakening
3 Scrabbling Claws
3 Circle of Protection: Red
3 Plow Under

Aeo Paquette, Finalist[edit]

"Professional Magic player Aeo Paquette played the deck that defined the metagame at the 2004 World Championships: 'Affinity.' Against a field full of decks designed to beat Affinity, this nineteen-year-old Canadian piloted his deck to a 5-1 record during the Standard portion of the tournament. Paquette credits his friend Jeff Cunningham for helping him design an Affinity deck that could compete so well against the field."

Affinity  
Artifacts
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Arcbound Worker
4 Chrome Mox
4 Cranial Plating
4 Frogmite
4 Ornithopter
4 Welding Jar

Creatures
4 Disciple of the Vault
2 Somber Hoverguard
Instants
4 Shrapnel Blast

Sorceries
4 Thoughtcast

Lands
3 Blinkmoth Nexus
4 Great Furnace
3 Glimmervoid
4 Seat of the Synod
4 Vault of Whispers
Sideboard
4 Furnace Dragon
4 Seething Song
3 Serum Visions
4 Annul

Manuel Bevand, Semifinalist[edit]

"Pro Tour veteran Manuel Bevand played an artifact-based combo deck to a perfect 6-0 record on the Standard day at Worlds. His deck uses Krark-Clan Ironworks to quickly get a Myr Incubator into play, which then creates thirty or more 1/1 creatures -- sometimes as early as the third turn! A twenty-seven-year-old freelance game designer from Paris, France, Bevand has been a Magic regular since 1994, playing in over a dozen Pro Tour events. He credits Magic Online for getting him back into championship form."

Myr Incubator Combo  
Artifacts
4 Chrome Mox
1 Goblin Charbelcher
4 Krark-Clan Ironworks
4 Myr Incubator
4 Pentad Prism
3 Talisman of Dominance
3 Talisman of Progress

Instants
4 Condescend
3 Thirst for Knowledge

Sorceries
3 Fabricate
1 Fireball
3 Serum Visions
4 Thoughtcast
Lands
2 Ancient Den
4 Darksteel Citadel
4 Great Furnace
4 Seat of the Synod
3 Tree of Tales
2 Vault of Whispers
Sideboard
4 Mana Leak
4 Furnace Dragon
4 Seething Song
3 Pyroclasm

Gabriel Nassif, Quarterfinalist[edit]

"Twenty-year-old Gabriel Nassif is considered to be the best player never to have won a Pro Tour event. Designed to beat the ubiquitous 'Affinity' decks, his blue-white control deck also plays well against anti-Affinity decks. Worlds marked the third time in the season that the Parisian had made it to the final day of a Pro Tour event, and his performance earned Nassif the coveted 2004 Player of the Year award -- a title he will defend vigorously next year."

Blue-White Anti-Affinity Control  
Artifacts
3 Wayfarer's Bauble

Creatures
2 Eternal Dragon
3 Exalted Angel

Instants
3 Annul
3 Condescend
4 Mana Leak
3 Rewind
4 Thirst for Knowledge

Sorceries
2 Akroma's Vengeance
4 Decree of Justice
4 Wrath of God
Lands
4 Cloudpost
4 Flooded Strand
7 Island
7 Plains
3 Temple of the False God
Sideboard
4 Purge
3 Pacifism
2 Relic Barrier
3 Scrabbling Claws
3 Stifle

Product Discontinuation[edit]

2004 was the last year for which Wizards of the Coast released a series of World Championship Decks. When asked about 2005 World Championship Decks via an "Ask Wizards" column Jake Theis, Assistant Brand Manager for Magic: The Gathering, stated, "We currently have no plans to release the 2005 World Championship decks. We try to have a full product offering for our fans, and the increased popularity of the Fat Pack seems to have gobbled up the demand for a fourth Magic product (after Boosters, Tournament Packs, and Theme Decks)." [2]

External links[edit]

Note: There doesn't appear to be a live 1998 World Championship Decks Product Page.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Wizards of the Coast. (August 16, 2002.) "The "Buelher" deck", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
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