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M13: 'Repeat Performance' event deck decklist and review

"Repeat Performance" is one of two new event decks from Wizards of the Coast's latest "Magic: The Gathering" set "Magic 2013" ("Sweet Revenge" is the other). "Repeat Performance" is a green white-deck that takes advantage of "enters the battlefield" creatures and Roaring Primadox to abuse them over and over again.

Repeat Performance event deck
Wizards of the Coast
Repeat Performance event deck
Wizards of the Coast

Like the "Avacyn Restored" event decks "Death's Encroach" and "Humanity's Vengeance," the "Repeat Performance" event deck features a full deck of 60 cards, along with a 15 card sideboard, spindown life counter, strategy insert, and deck box for an MSRP of $24.99.

With ten mana elves in the deck, there's a high probability that you'll be able to play one on the first turn - enabling a second turn Attended Knight, Blade Splicer, or Borderland Ranger.

Lead the Stampede can help you gain a massive amount of card advantage and Green Sun's Zenith lets you find a silver bullet answer such as Stingerfling Spider. One neat trick in the deck is playing Stonehorn Dignitary again and again, not letting your opponent get another attack step.

Thragtusk, Geist-Honored Monk, and Sunblast Angel are three powerful creatures that round out the deck's mana curve. Just one of them in conjunction with Roaring Primodox can lead to an overwhelming board state for your opponent.

"Repeat Performance" event deck decklist
Creatures (33)
1 Acidic Slime
2 Arbor Elf
3 Attended Knight
4 Avacyn's Pilgrim
1 Blade Splicer
3 Borderland Ranger
1 Brutalizer Exarch
2 Elvish Visionary
1 Fiend Hunter
1 Geist-Honored Monk
1 Glimmerpoint Stag
4 Llanowar Elves
1 Mwonvuli Beast Tracker
4 Roaring Primadox
1 Stingerfling Spider
1 Stonehorn Dignitary
1 Sunblast Angel
1 Thragtusk
Other Spells (5)
1 Green Sun's Zenith
4 Lead the Stampede
Land (22)
12 Forest
8 Plains
2 Razorverge Thicket
Sideboard (15)
3 Cloudshift
2 Dismember
3 Kemba's Skyguard
4 Oblivion Ring
3 War Priest of Thune

The sideboard in "Repeat Performance" is tailored to help against the deck's weaker matches. Cloudshift can be powerful against decks packing removal spells, saving your creature and allowing you to take advantage of its "enters the battlefield" ability again. Dismember is a solid removal spell against tough creature decks. War Priest of Thune will make an an enchantment based deck's owner (like "Savage Auras") cry in a corner while you destroy their deck one turn at a time. Oblivion Ring deals with nasty permanents and Kemba's Skyguard will help you gain life against burn decks.

The included insert suggests adding Wolfir Silverheart and Garruk Relentless. A few other improvements that may also want to consider is Primeval Titan, which can fetch Gavony Township to add late game inevitability and Sun Titan who isn't too shabby either. Ajani, Caller of the Pride will allow you to fly over any opposition.

"Repeat Performance" is one of the more powerful event decks we've seen, and doesn't disappoint. Like last year's "Vampire Onslaught," "Repeat Performance" is tightly focused and serves up a good mix of useful cards currently seeing tournament play. Considering the current secondary market price of Thragtusk alone, it's definitely worth the buy.

Rating: 5 of 5

Catch up on the "Magic 2013 Core Set"
"M13" card lists
White, blue, black, red, green, gold, artifact, and land.
"M13" intro packs
"Mob Rule," "Sole Domination," "Depths of Power," "Path to Victory," and "Wild Rush."

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