World Champion Decks 2004 Theme Decks


Julien Nuijten

The letter T!he 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 TourTM veteran Brian Kibler.


# Rarity Cost Card Name
4 C Secluded Steppe
4 C Tranquil Thicket
4 R Windswept Heath
6 L Plains
7 L Forest
4 U 2 Mana Green Mana Viridian Shaman
4 U 1 Mana Green Mana Green Mana Eternal Witness
4 R 5 Mana White Mana White Mana Eternal Dragon
4 R 2 Mana White Mana White Mana Wrath of God
4 C 2 Mana White Mana Renewed Faith
4 U 2 Mana White Mana Astral Slide
2 R 4 Mana White Mana White Mana Akroma's Vengeance
2 R X Mana X Mana 2 Mana White Mana White Mana Decree of Justice
1 R 3 Mana Green Mana Green Mana Plow Under
2 U 1 Mana White Mana White Mana Wing Shards
4 C 1 Mana Green Mana Rampant Growth
4 U Green Mana Oxidize
2 R 4 Mana Green Mana Rude Awakening
3 U 1 Mana Scrabbling Claws
3 U 1 Mana White Mana Circle of Protection: Red
3 R 3 Mana Green Mana Green Mana Plow Under

* = from a previous set


Aeo Paquette

The letter P!rofessional 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 fast worldchampionshipdecks2004 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.


# Rarity Cost Card Name
4 U Seat of the Synod
4 U Vault of Whispers
4 C Great Furnace
3 R Blinkmoth Nexus
3 R Glimmervoid
4 U 0 Mana Ornithopter
4 R 2 Mana Arcbound Ravager
4 C 1 Mana Arcbound Worker
4 C Black Mana Disciple of the Vault
2 C 5 Mana Blue Mana Somber Hoverguard
4 C 4 Mana Frogmite
4 R 0 Mana Chrome Mox
4 C 4 Mana Blue Mana Thoughtcast
4 C 0 Mana Welding Jar
4 U 1 Mana Red Mana Shrapnel Blast
4 C 2 Mana Cranial Plating
4 R 6 Mana Red Mana Red Mana Red Mana Furnace Dragon
4 C 2 Mana Red Mana Seething Song
3 C Blue Mana Serum Visions
4 C Blue Mana Annul

* = from a previous set


Manuel Bevand

The letter P!ro TourTM 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.


# Rarity Cost Card Name
3 C Tree of Tales
2 C Ancient Den
2 C Vault of Whispers
4 C Seat of the Synod
4 C Great Furnace
4 C Darksteel Citadel
4 U 4 Mana Krark-Clan Ironworks
3 U 2 Mana Talisman of Dominance
1 U X Mana Red Mana Fireball
1 R 4 Mana Goblin Charbelcher
4 R 0 Mana Chrome Mox
3 U 2 Mana Blue Mana Fabricate
4 R 6 Mana Myr Incubator
4 C 2 Mana Pentad Prism
4 C X Mana Blue Mana Condescend
3 C Blue Mana Serum Visions
4 C 4 Mana Blue Mana Thoughtcast
3 U 2 Mana Blue Mana Thirst for Knowledge
3 U 2 Mana Talisman of Progress
4 C 1 Mana Blue Mana Mana Leak
4 R 6 Mana Red Mana Red Mana Red Mana Furnace Dragon
4 C 2 Mana Red Mana Seething Song
3 U 1 Mana Red Mana Pyroclasm

* = from a previous set


Gabriel Nassif

The letter T!wenty-year-old Gabriel Nassif is considered to be the best player never to have won a Pro TourTM 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.


# Rarity Cost Card Name
3 U Temple of the False God
4 R Flooded Strand
4 U Cloudpost
7 L Island
7 L Plains
3 R 4 Mana White Mana White Mana Exalted Angel
2 R 5 Mana White Mana White Mana Eternal Dragon
3 C 1 Mana Wayfarer's Bauble
2 R 4 Mana White Mana White Mana Akroma's Vengeance
4 C 1 Mana Blue Mana Mana Leak
3 C Blue Mana Annul
3 C X Mana Blue Mana Condescend
3 U 2 Mana Blue Mana Blue Mana Rewind
4 R 2 Mana White Mana White Mana Wrath of God
4 R X Mana X Mana 2 Mana White Mana White Mana Decree of Justice
4 U 2 Mana Blue Mana Thirst for Knowledge
4 U 1 Mana White Mana Purge
3 C 1 Mana White Mana Pacifism
3 U 1 Mana Scrabbling Claws
3 R Blue Mana Stifle
2 U 2 Mana Relic Barrier

* = from a previous set


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