Manaleak.com Birmingham October MTG Modern Challenge Top 8 Decklists

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Manaleak.com Birmingham Magic: The Gathering October Modern Challenge Top 8 Decklists

Thank you to everyone who turned out to play Modern in our gaming centre in Birmingham today. It was a great day and the turnout far exceeded our expectations for the event, so we are really grateful to each and every one of you. We especially appreciate the groups that travelled such long distances to be with us! For anyone interested, here are the Top 8 decklists.

James Allen, Bogles

[d]Creatures:
4 Gladecover Scout
4 Kor Spiritdancer
4 Slippery Bogle

Spells:
4 Daybreak Coronet
4 Ethereal Armor
2 Gryff’s Boon
4 Hyena Umbra
3 Path to Exile
4 Rancor
4 Spider Umbra
2 Spirit Mantle
1 Unflinching Courage

Lands:
1 Dryad Arbor
1 Forest
3 Horizon Canopy
1 Plains
4 Razorverge Thicket
3 Temple Garden
4 Windswept Heath
3 Wooded Foothills

Sideboard:
2 Blessed Alliance
1 Dismember
4 Leyline of Sanctity
2 Natural State
1 Path to Exile
2 Rest in Peace
3 Stony Silence[/d]

Ellis Wheatley, 8 Rack with 7 Racks

[d]Creatures:
3 Nyxathid

Spells:
3 Despise
4 Duress
2 Geth’s Verdict
4 Necrogen Mists
4 Raven’s Crime
3 Shrieking Affliction
4 Smallpox
4 The Rack
3 Waste Not
4 Wrench Mind

Lands:
4 Dakmor Salvage
18 Swamp

Sideboard:
4 Defeat
4 Delirium Skeins
1 Despise
4 Pack Rat
2 Tasigur’s Cruelty[/d]

Sam Ford, Naya Burn

[d]Creatures:
4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
4 Goblin Guide
2 Grim Lavamancer
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Wild Nacatl

Spells:
4 Atarka’s Command
4 Boros Charm
4 Lava Spike
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Rift Bolt
3 Searing Blaze

Lands:
3 Arid Mesa
3 Bloodstained Mire
3 Mountain
3 Sacred Foundry
3 Stomping Ground
4 Wooded Foothills

Sideboard:
1 Deflecting Palm
3 Destructive Revelry
2 Kor Firewalker
3 Path to Exile
2 Rest in Peace
3 Skullcrack
1 Shattering Spree[/d]

Chris Stanley, Jeskai Prowess

[d]Creatures:
4 Mantis Rider
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Stormchaser Mage

Spells:
1 Apostle’s Blessing
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Lightning Helix
4 Mutagenic Growth
4 Serum Visions
1 Twisted Image
4 Vapor Snag

Lands:
3 Arid Mesa
2 Flooded Strand
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Island
1 Inspiring Vantage
1 Mountain
1 Plains
1 Sacred Foundry
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Steam Vents
1 Spirebluff Canal

Sideboard:
1 Apostle’s Blessing
2 Ceremonious Rejection
1 Deflecting Palm
1 Dispel
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Grim Lavamancer
1 Gut Shot
2 Kataki, War’s Wage
2 Path to Exile
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Wear // Tear[/d]

Nicolas Lazarides, Ad Nauseam Combo

[d]Creatures:
1 Laboratory Maniac
4 Simian Spirit Guide

Spells:
4 Ad Nauseam
4 Angel’s Grace
1 Lightning Storm
4 Lotus Bloom
3 Pact of Negation
4 Pentad Prism
3 Phyrexian Unlife
4 Serum Visions
1 Slaughter Pact
4 Sleight of Hand
3 Spoils of the Vault

Lands:
2 City of Brass
2 Darkslick Shores
4 Gemstone Mine
1 Island
2 Plains
4 Seachrome Coast
3 Temple of Deceit
1 Temple of Enlightenment
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

Sideboard:
1 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
1 Echoing Truth
3 Ethereal Haze
3 Hurkyl’s Recall
4 Leyline of Sanctity
1 Patrician’s Scorn
1 Phyrexian Unlife
1 Silence[/d]

James Osborne, Naya Burn

[d]Creatures:
4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
4 Goblin Guide
1 Grim Lavamancer
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Wild Nacatl

Spells:
4 Atarka’s Command
4 Boros Charm
4 Lava Spike
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Lightning Helix
2 Rift Bolt
4 Searing Blaze

Lands:
4 Bloodstained Mire
1 Forest
2 Mountain
1 Plains
3 Sacred Foundry
2 Stomping Ground
4 Windswept Heath
2 Wooded Foothills

Sideboard:
2 Deflecting Palm
4 Destructive Revelry
1 Exquisite Firecraft
1 Kor Firewalker
1 Lightning Helix
3 Path to Exile
1 Skullcrack[/d]

Matt Barby, Jeskai Nahiri

[d]Creatures:
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
4 Snapcaster Mage
1 Vendilion Clique

Planeswalkers:
4 Nahiri, the Harbinger

Spells:
3 Ancestral Vision
1 Anger of the Gods
1 Blessed Alliance
4 Lightning Bolt
3 Lightning Helix
2 Mana Leak
4 Path to Exile
3 Remand
4 Serum Visions
2 Spell Snare

Lands:
1 Arid Mesa
2 Celestial Colonnade
4 Flooded Strand
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Glacial Fortress
1 Hallowed Fountain
2 Island
1 Mountain
1 Plains
1 Sacred Foundry
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Steam Vents
1 Sulfur Falls

Sideboard:
1 Anger of the Gods
1 Celestial Purge
1 Ceremonious Rejection
1 Dispel
1 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
2 Geist of Saint Traft
1 Izzet Staticaster
2 Rest in Peace
1 Stony Silence
1 Timely Reinforcements
1 Wear // Tear
1 Wrath of God[/d]

Joshua Graves Woods, Azorius Control

[d]Creatures:
2 Restoration Angel
4 Snapcaster Mage
1 Torrential Gearhulk

Planeswalkers:
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Gideon Jura
1 Jace, Architect of Thought
1 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Spells:
1 Batterskull
2 Cryptic Command
2 Detention Sphere
4 Mana Leak
1 Negate
4 Path to Exile
4 Remand
1 Serum Visions
1 Spell Snare
1 Sphinx’s Revelation
3 Supreme Verdict

Lands:
4 Celestial Colonnade
3 Flooded Strand
3 Glacial Fortress
3 Ghost Quarter
4 Hallowed Fountain
4 Island
3 Plains
1 Tectonic Edge

Sideboard:
2 Blessed Alliance
1 Celestial Purge
2 Condemn
2 Dispel
1 Leyline of Sanctity
1 Negate
2 Pithing Needle
1 Revoke Existence
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
1 Wurmcoil Engine[/d]

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Manaleak.com Birmingham October MTG Modern Challenge Top 8 Decklists
We had an incredibly surprising turnout today for our last Modern Challenge before the big Eternal Weekend at the end of November! After 6 rounds of Swiss, we were left with a Top 8 and here are their lists!

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