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Modern for Goodies - October 2019

Top 8 Decklists - Modern for Goodies - October 2019

 
The Throne of Eldraine Modern adventure has begun, with many cards from the new set showing up in our Top 8 Modern decks. Emry, Lurker of the Loch was expected by many to impact Modern and it didn't disappoint, appearing here in Axion Now Team member Matt Brown's Jeskai Ascendancy list alongside Urza, Lord High Artificer and Paradoxical Outcome. Once Upon a Time, the other card heralded in spoiler season, also showed up in a revamped Amulet Titan list, adding more consistency to the popular land-based combo deck. That brings us nicely onto the lands from Eldraine that showed up in our top decks. Mystic Sanctuary, a fetchable late-game source of card quality, allows the pilot to put a Cryptic Command or Archmage's Charm back on top of their library, providing a great means to pull ahead in the late-game, an area the Blue Moon deck was perhaps lacking in before this printing. Castle Garenbrig also appears as another way that the Amulet Titan decks get to cheat on their mana.
 
Despite all these new additions showing up in the Top 8 it was tried and tested decks that came out on top. Mikhail Laudencia followed up his Top 8 from back in August with a place in the Final here, with his trusty Tron deck. Adam Baker took Burn all the way to the win, something the deck had been threatening to do since it put three copies into our Top 8 last time out.
 
Congratulations to all our Top 8'ers and especially to Adam on his win. I also want to remind everyone that we have more Modern for Goodies scheduled for the 3rd of November and the 8th of December and the start of our WPN Qualifier series on October 19th.
 
We hope to see you there!
 

 

Burn - Adam Baker - Winner

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Creatures

4Monastery Swiftspear
4Goblin Guide
4Eidolon of the Great Revel

Instants

4Lightning Bolt
4Boros Charm
4Lightning Helix
4Searing Blaze
2Skullcrack

Sorcery

4Lava Spike
4Rift Bolt
2Skewer the Critics

Lands

2Arid Mesa
2Bloodstained Mire
1Fiery Islet
3Inspiring Vantage
3Mountain
2Sacred Foundry
1Scalding Tarn
4Sunbaked Canyon
2Wooded Foothills

Sideboard

2Exquisite Firecraft
3Kor Firewalker
3Path to Exile
2Rest In Peace
2Skullcrack
1Smash to Smithereens
2Wear // Tear

4 Monastery Swiftspear|4 Goblin Guide|4 Eidolon of the Great Revel|4 Lightning Bolt|4 Boros Charm|4 Lightning Helix|4 Searing Blaze|2 Skullcrack|4 Lava Spike|4 Rift Bolt|2 Skewer the Critics|2 Arid Mesa|2 Bloodstained Mire|1 Fiery Islet|3 Inspiring Vantage|3 Mountain|2 Sacred Foundry|1 Scalding Tarn|4 Sunbaked Canyon|2 Wooded Foothills|2 Exquisite Firecraft|3 Kor Firewalker|3 Path to Exile|2 Rest In Peace|2 Skullcrack|1 Smash to Smithereens|2 Wear // Tear|

 

Tron - Mikhail Laudencia - Finalist

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Instants

1Dismember

Sorcery

4Ancient Stirrings
4Sylvan Scrying

Artifacts

4Chromatic Sphere
4Chromatic Star
4Expedition Map
3Oblivion Stone

Planeswalkers

4Karn Liberated
4Karn, The Great Creator
2Ugin the Spirit Dragon

Creatures

4Wurmcoil Engine
2Walking Ballista
1Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Lands

4Urza Power Plant
4Urza’s Mine
4Urza’s Tower
1Blast Zone
1Sanctum of Ugin
1Ghost Quarter
4Forest

Sideboard

3Thought-knot Seer
2Nature’s Claim
1Carnage Tyrant
1Dismember
1Emrakul, the Promised End
1Trinisphere
1Witchbane Orb
1Graffdigger’s Cage
1Ensnaring Bridge
1Mycosynth Lattice
1Liquimetal Coating
1Crucible of Worlds

1 Dismember|4 Ancient Stirrings|4 Sylvan Scrying|4 Chromatic Sphere|4 Chromatic Star|4 Expedition Map|3 Oblivion Stone|4 Karn Liberated|4 Karn, The Great Creator|2 Ugin the Spirit Dragon|4 Wurmcoil Engine|2 Walking Ballista|1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger|4 Urza Power Plant|4 Urza’s Mine|4 Urza’s Tower|1 Blast Zone|1 Sanctum of Ugin|1 Ghost Quarter|4 Forest|3 Thought-knot Seer|2 Nature’s Claim|1 Carnage Tyrant|1 Dismember|1 Emrakul, the Promised End|1 Trinisphere|1 Witchbane Orb|1 Graffdigger’s Cage|1 Ensnaring Bridge|1 Mycosynth Lattice|1 Liquimetal Coating|1 Crucible of Worlds|

 

Blue Moon - Owen Metters - Semi-Finalist

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Sorcery

3Serum Visions

Instants

4Lightning Bolt
2Spell Snare
2Remand
1Logic Knot
4Opt
2Abrade
3Acrhmage’s Charm
2Force of Negation
3Cryptic Command
1Magmatic Sinkhole

Enchantment

2Blood Moon

Planeswalkers

1Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Creatures

4Snapcaster Mage
4Thing in Ice

Lands

1Misty Rainforest
3Flooded Strand
4Scalding Tarn
3Steam Vents
1Sulfur Falls
2Mystic Sanctuary
7Island
1Mountain

Sideboard

1Spell Snare
1Negate
2Dispel
1Fry
1Blood Moon
1Engineered Explosives
2Anger of the Gods
1Ral, Izzet Viceroy
1Magmatic Sinkhole
3Relic of Progenitus
1Keranos, God of Storms

3 Serum Visions|4 Lightning Bolt|2 Spell Snare|2 Remand|1 Logic Knot|4 Opt|2 Abrade|3 Acrhmage’s Charm|2 Force of Negation|3 Cryptic Command|1 Magmatic Sinkhole|2 Blood Moon|1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor|4 Snapcaster Mage|4 Thing in Ice|1 Misty Rainforest|3 Flooded Strand|4 Scalding Tarn|3 Steam Vents|1 Sulfur Falls|2 Mystic Sanctuary|7 Island|1 Mountain|1 Spell Snare|1 Negate|2 Dispel|1 Fry|1 Blood Moon|1 Engineered Explosives|2 Anger of the Gods|1 Ral, Izzet Viceroy|1 Magmatic Sinkhole|3 Relic of Progenitus|1 Keranos, God of Storms|

 

Amulet Titan - Lukas Twist - Semi-Finalist

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Sorcery

4Ancient Stirrings

Instants

4Summoner's Pact
1Pact of Negation
4Once Upon a Time

Artifacts

2Engineered Explosives
4Amulet of Vigor

Creatures

4Azusa, Lost but Seeking
4Primeval Titan
4Sakura-Tribe Scout

Lands

2Forest
2Snow-Covered Forest
2Breeding Pool
2Gemstone Mine
2Castle Garenbrig
3Tolaria West
4Simic Growth Chamber
1Gruul Turf
1Selesnya Sanctuary
1Golgari Rot Farm
1Boros Garrison
1Field of the Dead
1Radiant Fountain
1Slayers' Stronghold
1Cavern of Souls
1Bojuka Bog
1Vesuva
1Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
1Ghost Quarter

Sideboard

1Tormod’s Crypt
1Engineered Explosives
2Disdainful Stroke
2Dismember
2Force of Vigor
1Ramunap Excavator
1Tireless Tracker
1Reclamation Sage
1Obstinate Baloth
1Thragtusk
1Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
1Hornet Queen

4 Ancient Stirrings|4 Summoner's Pact|1 Pact of Negation|4 Once Upon a Time|2 Engineered Explosives|4 Amulet of Vigor|4 Azusa, Lost but Seeking|4 Primeval Titan|4 Sakura-Tribe Scout|2 Forest|2 Snow-Covered Forest|2 Breeding Pool|2 Gemstone Mine|2 Castle Garenbrig|3 Tolaria West|4 Simic Growth Chamber|1 Gruul Turf|1 Selesnya Sanctuary|1 Golgari Rot Farm|1 Boros Garrison|1 Field of the Dead|1 Radiant Fountain|1 Slayers' Stronghold|1 Cavern of Souls|1 Bojuka Bog|1 Vesuva|1 Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion|1 Ghost Quarter|1 Tormod’s Crypt|1 Engineered Explosives|2 Disdainful Stroke|2 Dismember|2 Force of Vigor|1 Ramunap Excavator|1 Tireless Tracker|1 Reclamation Sage|1 Obstinate Baloth|1 Thragtusk|1 Ruric Thar, the Unbowed|1 Hornet Queen|

 

Urza Ascendancy- Matt Brown - Quarter-Finalist

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Planeswalkers

3Saheeli, Sublime Artificer

Creatures

4Emry, Lurker of the Loch
4Urza, Lord High Artificer
1Sai, Master Thopterist

Enchantment

4Jeskai Ascendancy

Instants

4Paradoxical Outcome
1Nexus of Fate

Artifacts

4Engineered Explosives
4Mishra’s Bauble
4Mox opal
4Mox amber
4Arcum’s Astrolabe
1Pyrite Spellbomb

Lands

4Scalding Tarn
4Flooded Strand
1Prismatic Vista
5Snow Covered Island
1Snow Covered Mountain
1Snow Covered Plains
1Hallowed Fountain
1Sacred Foundry

Sideboard

3Teferi, Time Raveler
3Timely Reinforcements
2Tormod’s Crypt
2Ceremonious Rejection
2Path to Exile
2Galvanic Blast
1Narset, Parter of Veils

3 Saheeli, Sublime Artificer|4 Emry, Lurker of the Loch|4 Urza, Lord High Artificer|1 Sai, Master Thopterist|4 Jeskai Ascendancy|4 Paradoxical Outcome|1 Nexus of Fate|4 Engineered Explosives|4 Mishra’s Bauble|4 Mox opal|4 Mox amber|4 Arcum’s Astrolabe|1 Pyrite Spellbomb|4 Scalding Tarn|4 Flooded Strand|1 Prismatic Vista|5 Snow Covered Island|1 Snow Covered Mountain|1 Snow Covered Plains|1 Hallowed Fountain|1 Sacred Foundry|3 Teferi, Time Raveler|3 Timely Reinforcements|2 Tormod’s Crypt|2 Ceremonious Rejection|2 Path to Exile|2 Galvanic Blast|1 Narset, Parter of Veils|

 

Titan Blitz - Theo Andresier - Quarter-Finalist

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Creatures

4Sakura-Tribe Elder
4Primeval Titan

Enchantment

1Prismatic Omen
1Khalni Heart Expedition

Instants

4Lightning Bolt
3Summoner’s Pact

Sorcery

4Search For Tomorrow
4Scapeshift
3Explore
2Farseek
1Sweltering Suns
1Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

Lands

4Stomping Ground
4Wooded Foothills
4Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
3Snow Covered Mountain
3Mountain
2Cinderglade
1Snow Covered Forest
1Forest
1Windswept Heath
1Verdant Catacombs
1Misty Rainforest
1Sheltered Thicket
1Castle Garenbrig
1Field of the Dead

Sideboard

3Obstinate Baloth
2Dampening Sphere
2Veil of Summer
2Tireless Tracker
1Force of Vigor
1Reclamation Sage
1Anger of the Gods
1Fry
1Beast Within
1Ruric Thar, the Unbowed

4 Sakura-Tribe Elder|4 Primeval Titan|1 Prismatic Omen|1 Khalni Heart Expedition|4 Lightning Bolt|3 Summoner’s Pact|4 Search For Tomorrow|4 Scapeshift|3 Explore|2 Farseek|1 Sweltering Suns|1 Mwonvuli Acid-Moss|4 Stomping Ground|4 Wooded Foothills|4 Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle|3 Snow Covered Mountain|3 Mountain|2 Cinderglade|1 Snow Covered Forest|1 Forest|1 Windswept Heath|1 Verdant Catacombs|1 Misty Rainforest|1 Sheltered Thicket|1 Castle Garenbrig|1 Field of the Dead|3 Obstinate Baloth|2 Dampening Sphere|2 Veil of Summer|2 Tireless Tracker|1 Force of Vigor|1 Reclamation Sage|1 Anger of the Gods|1 Fry|1 Beast Within|1 Ruric Thar, the Unbowed|

 

Grixis Shadow - Will Patey - Quarter-Finalist

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Creatures

4Death’s Shadow
4Gurmag Angler
4Street Wraith
4Snapcaster Mage
1Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy

Sorceries

1Unearth
4Thoughtseize
2Inquisition of Kozilek

Instants

4Thought Scour
2Lightning bolt
2Fatal Push
2Dismember
3Stubborn Denial
2Temur Battle Rage
1Kolaghan’s Command

Artifacts

3Mishra’s Bauble

Lands

4Polluted Delta
4Bloodstained Mire
2Scalding Tarn
2Watery Grave
2Blood Crypt
1Steam Vents
1Island
1Swamp

Sideboard

1Liliana of the Veil
1Liliana, the Last Hope
3Surgical Extraction
1Plague Engineer
1Engineered Explosives
1Ceremonious Rejection
2Collective Brutality
1Stubborn Denial
1Disdainful Stroke
1Kolaghan’s Command
2Abrade

4 Death’s Shadow|4 Gurmag Angler|4 Street Wraith|4 Snapcaster Mage|1 Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy|1 Unearth|4 Thoughtseize|2 Inquisition of Kozilek|4 Thought Scour|2 Lightning bolt|2 Fatal Push|2 Dismember|3 Stubborn Denial|2 Temur Battle Rage|1 Kolaghan’s Command|3 Mishra’s Bauble|4 Polluted Delta|4 Bloodstained Mire|2 Scalding Tarn|2 Watery Grave|2 Blood Crypt|1 Steam Vents|1 Island|1 Swamp|1 Liliana of the Veil|1 Liliana, the Last Hope|3 Surgical Extraction|1 Plague Engineer|1 Engineered Explosives|1 Ceremonious Rejection|2 Collective Brutality|1 Stubborn Denial|1 Disdainful Stroke|1 Kolaghan’s Command|2 Abrade|

 

Glimpse Vine - Roberto Fabiani - Quarter-Finalist

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Creatures

4 Hedron Crab
4 Gravecrawler
4 Stitcher's Supplier
4 Narcomeba
2 Lotleth Troll
4 Prized Amalgam
4 Merfolk Secretkeeper
4 Vengevine
4 Carrion Feeder

Sorcery

2 Glimpse the Unthinkable

Lands

3 Overgrown Tomb
4 Polluted Delta
4 Bloodstained Mire
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Marsh Flats
3 Watery Grave
2 Snow-covered Swamp
2 Misty Rainforest

Sideboard

4 Force of Negation
2 Assassin's Trophy
3 Leyline of the Void
2 Thoughtseize
2 Fatal Push
2 Collective Brutality

4 Hedron Crab|4 Gravecrawler|4 Stitcher's Supplier|4 Narcomeba|2 Lotleth Troll|4 Prized Amalgam|4 Merfolk Secretkeeper|4 Vengevine|4 Carrion Feeder|2 Glimpse the Unthinkable|3 Overgrown Tomb|4 Polluted Delta|4 Bloodstained Mire|1 Verdant Catacombs|1 Marsh Flats|3 Watery Grave|2 Snow-covered Swamp|2 Misty Rainforest|4 Force of Negation|2 Assassin's Trophy|3 Leyline of the Void|2 Thoughtseize|2 Fatal Push|2 Collective Brutality|