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Prison Shops (Vintage) Deck Primer

Deck primer for one of Vintage’s most popular decks and oldest decks!

Art: Lodestone Golem by Chris Rahn

The Deck:

Prison Shops

Creatures (7)
Lodestone Golem
Phyrexian Metamorph
Golos, Tireless Pilgrim

Planeswalkers (1)
Karn, the Great Creator

Artifacts (29)
Black Lotus
Chalice of the Void
Mana Crypt
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Mana Vault
Pithing Needle
Sol Ring
Soul-Guide Lantern
Null Rod
Sphere of Resistance
Thorn of Amethyst
Crucible of Worlds
Mystic Forge
Lands (23)
Ancient Tomb
Bojuka Bog
Ghost Quarter
Inventors’ Fair
Mishra’s Workshop
Strip Mine
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Tolarian Academy
Urza’s Saga

Sideboard (15)
Grafdigger’s Cage
Null Rod
Mindbreak Trap
Phyrexian Metamorph
Archive Trap
Argentum Masticore
Wurmcoil Engine

General Gameplay Strategy

The main goal of Prison Shops is to use cards like Trinisphere, Chalice of the Void, Sphere of resistance and Wasteland to lock your opponents resources. Prison Shops also utilizes cards like Golos,Tireless Pilgrim, Phyrexian Metamorph and Lodestone Golem to finish out games. We will do very well against other fair decks but can have some trouble if we are not on the play against a Doomsday or Paradoxical Outcome deck. We can do better in game 2 and 3 against fast combo deck by brining mindbreak trap, but unless we can play a turn one sphere of resistance often time it is too late.

Important Cards for Prison Shops

Good Matchups for Prison Shops:

Big Blue / Spell Strategys:

Mono White Initative / Any Creature Decks

BUG Midrange or any “fair” strategy deck

Bad Matchups for Prison Shops:

Hatebear / Death and Taxes Decks

Doomsday or Paradoxical Outcome Decks


Sideboard Guide for Prison Shops:

Against Dredge



Against Hatebears / Mono White Initiative



Against Storm / Oops all Spells!



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