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EMSQ Modern - July 2019

Top 8 Decklists - European Modern Series Qualifier

 

It was a packed house for our EMSQ, despite the sweltering heat and our not quite ready air-conditioning. All told 59 players competed for the coveted spot and these are the Deck Lists of the top 8 players left standing after a hard fought day. 

The final was contested between Jason Rogers on Jund and Ciaran Sidnell on UW control, with Ciaran already having faced and defeated two GB players earlier in the day. Unfortunately for him, the third proved his downfall and Jason Rogers was crowned as our Qualifier from the day, joining the growing list of players who will be joining us at our MEGA Weekend on the 7th & 8th September to compete in the European Modern Series Finals.

As can be seen in his list, Jason took an unusual approach to Jund, favouring a more classic take that is heavy on Bloodbraid Elf and light on Wrenn and Six. Jason felt that he could gain an edge on the relatively lightweight Jund players featuring Wrenn and Six by going bigger with Bloodbraid and Vraska, Golgari Queen. The latter really shone when facing mirror matches, effectively preventing his opponents from playing any spells.

Jund, and it's close cousin GB Rock, were the most numerous representatives in the Top 8 with 3 decks leading their pilots into the knockout stages. Dredge proved to still be popular placing 2 decks into the Top 8, though as can be seen the other Top 8 players were still ready with their graveyard hate. Rounding out the Top 8 were a UW control, a Humans deck and Mono Red Phoenix. 

All in all it was a great day and we look forward to doing it all again at our Modern for Goodies on the 10th August.

See you there!

 

Winner - Jund - Jason Rogers

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Creatures

2Dark Confidant
2Scavenging Ooze
4Tarmogoyf
4Bloodbraid Elf
1Plague Engineer
1Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
2Seasoned Pyromancer

Planeswalkers

4Liliana of the Veil
1Vraska, Golgari Queen

Sorcery

4Inquisition of Kozilek
2Thoughtseize
1Maelstrom Pulse

Instants

2Fatal Push
3Lightning Bolt
1Abrupt Decay
1Assassin's Trophy
1Kolaghan's Command

Lands

3Blackcleave Cliffs
3Verdant Catacombs
3Bloodstained Mire
1Wooded Foothills
2Forest
2Swamp
1Mountain
2Overgrown Tomb
1Stomping Ground
1Blood Crypt
2Nurturing Peatland
2Raging Ravine
1Blooming Marsh

Sideboard

1Liliana, the Last Hope
3Fulminator Mage
1Ancient Grudge
1Plague Engineer
1Anger of the Gods
1Chandra, Torch of Defiance
4Nihil Spellbomb
2Collector Ouphe
1Thrun, the Last Troll

2 Dark Confidant|2 Scavenging Ooze|4 Tarmogoyf|4 Bloodbraid Elf|1 Plague Engineer|1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet|2 Seasoned Pyromancer|4 Liliana of the Veil|1 Vraska, Golgari Queen|4 Inquisition of Kozilek|2 Thoughtseize|1 Maelstrom Pulse |2 Fatal Push|3 Lightning Bolt|1 Abrupt Decay|1 Assassin's Trophy|1 Kolaghan's Command|3 Blackcleave Cliffs|3 Verdant Catacombs|3 Bloodstained Mire|1 Wooded Foothills|2 Forest |2 Swamp|1 Mountain|2 Overgrown Tomb|1 Stomping Ground|1 Blood Crypt|2 Nurturing Peatland|2 Raging Ravine|1 Blooming Marsh|1 Liliana, the Last Hope|3 Fulminator Mage|1 Ancient Grudge|1 Plague Engineer|1 Anger of the Gods|1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance|4 Nihil Spellbomb|2 Collector Ouphe|1 Thrun, the Last Troll|

 

 

Finalist - UW Control - Ciaran Sidnell

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Creatures

4Snapcaster Mage
1Vendilion Clique

Planeswalkers

2Narset, Parter of Veils
2Teferi, Time Raveler
2Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Sorcery

1Winds of Abandon
2Supreme Verdict
1Wrath of God

Instants

4Path to Exile
4Opt
1Logic Knot
1Mana Leak
1Spell Snare
2Force of Negation
1Fact or Fiction
3Cryptic Command
1Surgical Extraction

Enchantment

1Detention Sphere

Lands

4Flooded Strand
2Hallowed Fountain
2Glacial Fortress
6Islands
2Plains
4Field of Ruin
1Polluted Delta
3Celestial Colonnade

Sideboard

3Rest in Peace
1Stony Silence
1Cataclysmic Gearhulk
2Timely Reinforcements
1Dovin's Veto
1Lyra Dawnbringer
2Restoration Angel
1Disdainful Stroke
2Celestial Purge
1Surgical Extraction

4 Snapcaster Mage|1 Vendilion Clique|2 Narset, Parter of Veils|2 Teferi, Time Raveler|2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor|2 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria|1 Winds of Abandon|2 Supreme Verdict|1 Wrath of God|4 Path to Exile|4 Opt|1 Logic Knot|1 Mana Leak|1 Spell Snare|2 Force of Negation|1 Fact or Fiction|3 Cryptic Command|1 Surgical Extraction|1 Detention Sphere|4 Flooded Strand|2 Hallowed Fountain|2 Glacial Fortress|6 Islands|2 Plains|4 Field of Ruin|1 Polluted Delta|3 Celestial Colonnade|3 Rest in Peace|1 Stony Silence|1 Cataclysmic Gearhulk|2 Timely Reinforcements|1 Dovin's Veto|1 Lyra Dawnbringer|2 Restoration Angel|1 Disdainful Stroke|2 Celestial Purge|1 Surgical Extraction|

 

 

Semi-Finalist - Humans - Sean Goddard

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Creatures

2Deputy of Detention
4Mantis Rider
4Meddling Mage
4Reflector Mage
4Champion of the Parish
3Kitesail Freebooter
1Militia Bugler
4Noble Hierarch
3Phantasmal Image
4Thalia's Lieutenant
4Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Artifact

4Aether Vial

Lands

3Ancient Ziggurat
4Cavern of Souls
4Horizon Canopy
1Island
1Plains
1Seachrome Coast
4Unclaimed Territory
1Waterlogged Grove

Sideboard

3Auriok Champion
2Collector Ouphe
1Deputy of Detention
2Dismember
2Gaddock Teeg
2Grafdigger's Cage
1Militia Bugler
2Plague Engineer

2 Deputy of Detention|4 Mantis Rider|4 Meddling Mage|4 Reflector Mage|4 Champion of the Parish|3 Kitesail Freebooter|1 Militia Bugler|4 Noble Hierarch|3 Phantasmal Image|4 Thalia's Lieutenant|4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben|4 Aether Vial|3 Ancient Ziggurat|4 Cavern of Souls|4 Horizon Canopy|1 Island|1 Plains|1 Seachrome Coast|4 Unclaimed Territory|1 Waterlogged Grove|3 Auriok Champion|2 Collector Ouphe|1 Deputy of Detention|2 Dismember|2 Gaddock Teeg|2 Grafdigger's Cage|1 Militia Bugler|2 Plague Engineer|

 

 

Semi-Finalist - The Rock - Luke Bokota

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Creatures

4Tarmogoyf
4Dark Confidant
3Scavenging Ooze
1Plague Engineer
2Tireless Tracker
1Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

Planeswalkers

4Liliana of the Veil
1Liliana the Last Hope

Sorcery

4Inquisition of Kozilek
2Thoughtseize
1Maelstrom Pulse

Instants

4Fatal Push
3Assassin's Trophy
2Abrupt Decay

Lands

4Verdant Catacombs
2Overgrown Tomb
4Blooming Marsh
1Nurturing Peatland
1Hissing Quagmire
2Treetop Village
4Swamp
2Forest
4Field of Ruin

Sideboard

1Engineered Explosives
2Surgical Extraction
4Nihil Spellbomb
2Collective Brutality
2Fulminator Mage
1Maelstrom Pulse
1Liliana, the Last Hope
1Plague Engineer
1Garruk Relentless

4 Tarmogoyf|4 Dark Confidant|3 Scavenging Ooze|1 Plague Engineer|2 Tireless Tracker|1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet|4 Liliana of the Veil|1 Liliana the Last Hope|4 Inquisition of Kozilek|2 Thoughtseize|1 Maelstrom Pulse|4 Fatal Push|3 Assassin's Trophy|2 Abrupt Decay|4 Verdant Catacombs|2 Overgrown Tomb|4 Blooming Marsh|1 Nurturing Peatland|1 Hissing Quagmire|2 Treetop Village|4 Swamp|2 Forest|4 Field of Ruin|1 Engineered Explosives|2 Surgical Extraction|4 Nihil Spellbomb|2 Collective Brutality|2 Fulminator Mage|1 Maelstrom Pulse|1 Liliana, the Last Hope|1 Plague Engineer|1 Garruk Relentless|

 

 

Quarter-Finalist - Dredge - Dom Sanders

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Creatures

4Stinkweed Imp
2Golgari Thug
4Narcomeba
4Bloodghast
4Prized Amalgam

Artifacts

4Shriekhorn

Sorcery

4Creeping Chill
4Life From the Loam
4Cathartic Reunion
4Faithless Looting
2Conflagrate

Instants

1Dark Blast

Lands

4Copperline Gorge
2Blood Crypt
2Bloodstained Mire
2Mountain
1City of Brass
2Wooded Foothills
2Stomping Ground
2Arid Mesa
1Forgotten Cave
1Blast Zone

Sideboard

3Thoughtseize
3Lightning Axe
4Nature's Claim
2Ancient Grudge
1Shenanigans
2Ravenous Trap

4 Stinkweed Imp|2 Golgari Thug|4 Narcomeba|4 Bloodghast|4 Prized Amalgam|4 Shriekhorn|4 Creeping Chill|4 Life From the Loam|4 Cathartic Reunion|4 Faithless Looting|2 Conflagrate|1 Dark Blast|4 Copperline Gorge|2 Blood Crypt|2 Bloodstained Mire|2 Mountain|1 City of Brass|2 Wooded Foothills|2 Stomping Ground|2 Arid Mesa|1 Forgotten Cave|1 Blast Zone|3 Thoughtseize|3 Lightning Axe|4 Nature's Claim|2 Ancient Grudge|1 Shenanigans|2 Ravenous Trap|

 

 

Quarter-Finalist - Dredge - Francesco Giorgio

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Creatures

4Stinkweed Imp
2Golgari Thug
4Prized Amalgam
4Bloodghast
4Narcomeba

Artifacts

4Shriekhorn

Sorcery

4Life from the Loam
2Conflagrate
4Creeping Chill
4Faithless Looting
4Cathartic Reunion

Instants

1Darkblast

Lands

4Scalding Tarn
2Bloodstained Mire
2Mountain
1Forgotten Cave
2Stomping Ground
2Blood Crypt
1Blast Zone
4Copperline Gorge
1Mana Confluence

Sideboard

1Leyline of Sanctity
1Leyline of the Void
1Ravenous Trap
3Lightning Axe
4Nature's Claim
2Ancient Grudge
1Shenanigans
2Thoughtseize

4 Stinkweed Imp|2 Golgari Thug|4 Prized Amalgam|4 Bloodghast|4 Narcomeba|4 Shriekhorn|4 Life from the Loam|2 Conflagrate|4 Creeping Chill|4 Faithless Looting|4 Cathartic Reunion|1 Darkblast|4 Scalding Tarn|2 Bloodstained Mire|2 Mountain|1 Forgotten Cave|2 Stomping Ground|2 Blood Crypt|1 Blast Zone|4 Copperline Gorge|1 Mana Confluence|1 Leyline of Sanctity|1 Leyline of the Void|1 Ravenous Trap|3 Lightning Axe|4 Nature's Claim|2 Ancient Grudge|1 Shenanigans|2 Thoughtseize|

 

 

Quarter-Finalist - Mono Red Phoenix - Gaizka Sasiain

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Creatures

4Soul-Scar Mage
4Monastery Swiftspear
4Arclight Phoenix
2Bedlam Reveler

Sorcery

4Faithless Looting
4Lava Spike
4Light up the Stage
1Finale of Promise

Instants

4Lightning Bolt
4Gut Shot
3Lava Dart
4Manamorphose

Lands

15Mountain
3Fiery Islet

Sideboard

2Flame Slash
1Shattering Spree
2Surgical Extraction
2Shrine of Burning Rage
2Abrade
1Kozilek's Return
2Blood Moon
1Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
2Ravenous Trap

4 Soul-Scar Mage|4 Monastery Swiftspear|4 Arclight Phoenix|2 Bedlam Reveler|4 Faithless Looting|4 Lava Spike|4 Light up the Stage|1 Finale of Promise|4 Lightning Bolt|4 Gut Shot|3 Lava Dart|4 Manamorphose|15 Mountain|3 Fiery Islet|2 Flame Slash|1 Shattering Spree|2 Surgical Extraction|2 Shrine of Burning Rage|2 Abrade|1 Kozilek's Return|2 Blood Moon|1 Saheeli, Sublime Artificer|2 Ravenous Trap|

 

 

Quarter-Finalist - Jund - Graham Caunce

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Sorcery

4Inquisition of Kozilek
2Thoughtseize

Instants

2Abrupt Decay
2Assassin's Trophy
2Fatal Push
4Lightning Bolt

Artifacts

2Nihil Spellbomb

Creatures

2Bloodbraid Elf
3Scavenging Ooze
3Seasoned Pyromancer
4Tarmogoyf

Planeswalkers

3Liliana of the Veil
3Wrenn and Six

Lands

1Forest
1Mountain
2Swamp
1Barren Moor
3Blackcleave Cliffs
1Blood Crypt
3Bloodstained Mire
1Ghost Quarter
1Nurturing Peatland
2Overgrown Tomb
1Raging Ravine
1Stomping Ground
1Twilight Mire
4Verdant Catacombs
1Wooded Foothills

Sideboard

1Nihil Spellbomb
2Fulminator Mage
2Plague Engineer
1Ancient Grudge
1Collector Ouphe
1Kolaghan's Command
1Ashiok, Dream Render
1Chandra, Torch of Defiance
2Collective Brutality
2Bitterblossom
1Ghost Quarter

4 Inquisition of Kozilek|2 Thoughtseize|2 Abrupt Decay|2 Assassin's Trophy|2 Fatal Push|4 Lightning Bolt|2 Nihil Spellbomb|2 Bloodbraid Elf|3 Scavenging Ooze|3 Seasoned Pyromancer|4 Tarmogoyf|3 Liliana of the Veil|3 Wrenn and Six|1 Forest |1 Mountain|2 Swamp|1 Barren Moor|3 Blackcleave Cliffs|1 Blood Crypt|3 Bloodstained Mire|1 Ghost Quarter|1 Nurturing Peatland|2 Overgrown Tomb|1 Raging Ravine|1 Stomping Ground|1 Twilight Mire|4 Verdant Catacombs|1 Wooded Foothills|1 Nihil Spellbomb|2 Fulminator Mage|2 Plague Engineer|1 Ancient Grudge|1 Collector Ouphe|1 Kolaghan's Command|1 Ashiok, Dream Render|1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance|2 Collective Brutality|2 Bitterblossom|1 Ghost Quarter|