Northern Legacy League at IQ Games Top 8 Decklists (30th January 2016) by Alex Gershaw

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Northern Legacy League at IQ Games Top 8 Decklists

Northern League at IQ Games Top 8 Decklists (30th January 2016)

Hey again everybody, it’s Alex Gershaw here, bringing you another instalment of Northern League decklists from the Legacy event at IQ Games Huddersfield yesterday, 30th January 2016.

 

The Event

30 January at 10:00

IQ Games Centre
23 Byram Street, HD1 1DR Huddersfield

Run by the players for the players.

£25 entry – top heavy prizes 7th City Collectables will be there providing us with a trader for all your Legacy needs

The winner Henry Kay received free entry to a Northern League Open of his choice and the top 8 split the £1,100 pot to walk away with £137.50 each.

Doors open 10:00 Registration closes 10:45 1st round 11:00

Northern Legacy Players Facebook group

Northern League Facebook page

44 Players took part.

My Thoughts

  • I’ve hosted a couple of events recently but never have I had a top8 without Miracles, both of my other events had 2 Miracles decks, this one has two Nic-Fit ([card]Veteran Explorer[/card] ramp) decks, one which took down the event.
  • Top 8 [card]Brainstorm[/card] – 8 copies, [card]Veteran Explorer[/card] – 8 copies, sometimes a field can be so fertile for the super fair decks to have a good time Nic-fit tends to exploit the fair decks, while having rough match ups to combo decks, the field was 31 fair decks to 13 unfair decks meaning decks like Nic-fit and Jund shine.
  • Playing a sub-optimal or budget list doesn’t necessarily mean lack of success, check the Explorer pod list 15 basics, also a Watery Grave in the Shardless BUG list – not particularly detrimental.
  • 100% of women who entered the event made the top 8, Sophie who’s been piloting Death and Taxes for a while will hopefully be making top 8s of my event for months to come and also Stavrina piloting Jund who is relatively new to the format showing that piloting a pile of good cards well can get you into the top 8.
  • Henry Kay was playing 61 cards in the main.
  • Alex Carnell’s 2nd appearance in the top 8 with burn shows that sometimes it’s the classic decks that get there, burn can be a cheap and easy deck to build and I’d recommend it for anyone getting into and learning Legacy.

 

Northern Legacy League Top 8 Decklists

 

1st Henry Kay – Scapeshift Nic-Fit

[deck]4 Veteran Explorer
1 Sakura-Tribe Elder
1 Wood Elves
1 Nissa, Vastwood Seer
1 Eternal Witness
1 Huntmaster of the Fells
1 Thragtusk
1 Primeval Titan
4 Cabal Therapy
4 Burning Wish
4 Green Sun’s Zenith
3 Sensei’s Divining Top
3 Pernicious Deed
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Painful Truths
2 Scapeshift
2 Slaughter Games
4 Tiega
4 Badlands
1 Blood Crypt
2 Mountain
2 Forest
1 Swamp
3 Verdant Catacombs
2 Wooded Foothills
3 Bayou
2 Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle[/deck]

Sideboard

[deck]3 Surgical Extraction
2 Pithing Needle
2 Thoughtseize
1 Abrupt Decay
1 Krosan Grip
1 Slaughter Games
1 Scapeshift
1 Innocent Blood
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Pyroclasm
1 Maelstrom Pulse[/deck]

2nd Ben Collard – Shardless BUG

[deck]3 Ancestral Vision
4 Brainstorm
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 Thoughtseize
4 Tarmogoyf
1 Sylvan Library
2 Baleful Strix
2 Hymn to Tourach
4 Abrupt Decay
4 Shardless Agent
1 Maelstrom Pulse
3 Liliana of the Veil
2 Jace the Mind Sculptor
3 Force of Will
1 Tropical Island
1 Underground Sea
1 Watery Grave
2 Bayou
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Polluted Delta
3 Wasteland
2 Creeping Tar Pit
1 Forest
1 Island
1 Swamp[/deck]

Sideboard

[deck]1 Pithing Needle
1 Thoughtseize
2 Disfigure
2 Relic of Progenitus
2 Flusterstorm
1 Life from the Loam
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Hymn to Tourach
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Krosan Grip
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Notion Thief[/deck]

3rd-4th Sophie Barrass – Death & Taxes

[deck]1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Batterskull
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
4 Aether Vial
4 Swords to Plowshares
1 Council’s Judgement
4 Mother of Runes
4 Flickerwisp
4 Thalia, Guardian of Theraben
2 Aven Mindsensor
2 Mirran Crusader
1 Spirit of the Labyrinth
1 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
2 Serra Avenger
4 Stoneforge Mystic
3 Phyrexian Revoker
2 Karakas
1 Eiganjo Castle
4 Rishadan Port
4 Wasteland
10 Plains[/deck]

Sideboard

[deck]1 Council’s Judgement
1 Pithing Needle
2 Containment Priest
2 Ethersword Canonist
1 Leonin Relic-Warder
1 Ratchet Bomb
1 Manriki-Gusari
1 Enlightened Tutor
1 Armageddon
1 Cataclysm
3 Rest in Peace[/deck]

3rd-4th Alex Carnell – Burn

[deck]4 Goblin Guide
4 Monestry Swiftspear
4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
1 Grim Lavamancer
4 Lava Spike
4 Chain Lightning
4 Rift Bolt
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Fireblast
2 Searing Blaze
3 Price of Progress
3 Exquisite Firecraft
4 Wooded Foothills
4 Bloodstained Mire
11 Mountain[/deck]

Sideboard

[deck]2 Abbot of Keral Keep
1 Grim Lavamancer
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Ashen Rider
2 Smash to Smithereens
2 Skullcrack
2 Red Elemental Blast
1 Volcanic Fallout
1 Sulphuric Vortex[/deck]

5th-8th Alex Roebuck – BUG Delver

[deck]4 Delver of Secrets
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Dark Confidant
3 Tarmogoyf
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
4 Abrupt Decay
3 Thoughtseize
1 Disfigure
4 Brainstorm
3 Ponder
3 Daze
3 Force of Will
1 Sylvan Library
2 Spell Pierce
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Polluted Delta
1 Misty Rainforest
3 Underground Sea
2 Tropical Island
1 Bayou
4 Wasteland[/deck]

Sideboard

[deck]1 Pithing Needle
1 Null Rod
1 Force of Will
1 Nihil Spellbomb
2 Dread of Night
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Duress
1 Flusterstorm
1 Submerge
2 Baleful Strix
1 Pernicious Deed
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Misdirection[/deck]

5th-8th Stavrina Dimosthenous – Jund

[deck]4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Dark Confidant
4 Tarmogoyf
1 Scavenging Ooze
3 Bloodbraid Elf
3 Hymn to Tourach
1 Sylvan Library
3 Punishing Fire
3 Lightning Bolt
4 Thoughtseize
3 Abrupt Decay
4 Liliana of the Veil
2 Wooded Foothills
3 Badlands
4 Grove of the Burnwillows
3 Bloodstained Mire
1 Swamp
1 Forest
4 Verdant Catacombs
2 Bayou
3 Wasteland[/deck]

Sideboard

[deck]1 Grafdigger’s Cage
3 Duress
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Toxic Deluge
2 Red Elemental Blast
1 Choke
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Life from the Loam
1 Golgari Charm
1 Krosan Grip[/deck]

5th-8th Oliver Mayes – Junk Explorer Pod

[deck]4 Veteran Explorer
3 Deathrite Shaman
2 Siege Rhino
2 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Melira, Sylvok Outcast
1 Cartel Aristocrat
1 Voice of Resurgence
1 Revillark
1 Kitchen Finks
1 Sigarda, Host of Herons
1 Murderous Redcap
1 Eternal Witness
1 Grave Titan
1 Scavenging Ooze
4 Cabal Therapy
3 Birthing Pod
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Batterskull
3 Green Sun’s Zenith
1 Phyrexian Tower
1 Scrubland
1 Savannah
1 Bayou
1 Marsh Flats
4 Windswept Heath
2 Plains
6 Swamp
7 Forest[/deck]

Sideboard

[deck]2 Surgical Extraction
2 Mindbreak Trap
1 Gaddok Teeg
1 Siege Rhino
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Vampire Hexmage
1 Orzhov Pontiff
2 Hallowed Moonlight
1 Engineered Plague
1 Tsunami
1 Pithing Needle
1 Thrun, The Last Troll[/deck]

5th-8th Callum Vernon – Grixis Tezz

[deck]4 Mox Diamond
2 Dimir Signet
4 Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
2 Dack Fayden
1 Jace, The Mind Sculptor
1 Notion Thief
1 Ghirapur Aether Grid
4 Baleful Strix
2 Thopter Foundry
2 Sword of the Meek
2 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Engineered Explosives
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Force of Will
2 Transmute Artifact
4 Polluted Delta
3 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
1 Island
1 Swamp
1 Seat of the Synod
4 Ancient Tomb
2 City of Traitors
4 Wasteland
1 Academy Ruins[/deck]

Sideboard

[deck]2 Toxic Deluge
1 Damnation
2 Bloodmoon
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Helm of Obedience
2 Lodestone Golem
1 Trinisphere
1 Spellskite
1 Misdirection[/deck]

 

By Alex Gershaw

 

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