Top 8 Decklists for the Manaleak.com Birmingham New Years’ Standard Super Challenge, by Andrew Quinn

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Top 8 Decklists for the Manaleak.c Birmingham New Years Standard Super Challenge

Top 8 Decklists for the Manaleak.com Birmingham New Years’ Standard Super Challenge

Happy New Year Everyone!

Standard is clearly still alive and well with a great number of players turning out to our New Years’ Standard Challenge, our very first event of 2017– and what an event it was! The top tables all day were dominated by such big names as Team Axion member Craig McGregor and World Cup Top 4 Competitor David Inglis. With Aether Revolt just around the corner (Aether Revolt spoilers here), it seems to still be Kaladesh that shines bright, with energy and vehicles contributing heavily to the best decks in the format.

Also worth a mention is first-time competitor Chris Lane’s deck. Chris made the top 8 with a Planeswalkers deck featuring Deploy the Gatewatch. With the new Ajani in Aether Revolt looking to liven up this kind of deck in the near future, it’s great to see an early version start to take shape.

Next up, we have our first SCG IQ event: SCG ModernIQ Win £400 Flights to America Manaleak.com Birmingham! If you haven’t already registered, please do so now as the player cap is 100 and we only about 20 spaces remaining. As always, you can preregister for all our events on our MTG preregistration page.

And without further ado, lets go straight to the top 8 Standard Super Challenge decklists!

Top 4 – David Inglis, R/G Pummeler

Creatures: (21)
Bristling Hydra
Electrostatic Pummeler
Longtusk Cub
Servant of the Conduit
Verdurous Gearhulk
Voltaic Brawler

Spells: (19)
Attune with Aether
Blossoming Defense
Built to Smash
Key to the City
Larger than Life
Rush of Adrenaline
Uncaged Fury
Lands: (20)
Aether Hub
Botanical Sanctum
Cinder Glade
Forest
Game Trail
Mountain
Spirebluff Canal

Sideboard: (15)
Ceremonious Rejection
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Galvanic Bombardment
Harnessed Lightning
Island
Natural State
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
Negate
Verdurous Gearhulk

Top 4 – Craig McGregor, U/W Flash

Creatures: (20)
Archangel Avacyn
Reflector Mage
Selfless Spirit
Spell Queller
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Thraben Inspector

Planeswalkers: (4)
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Spells: (11)
Always Watching
Declaration in Stone
Revolutionary Rebuff
Smuggler’s Copter
Stasis Snare
Lands: (25)
Island
10 Plains
Port Town
Prairie Stream
Westvale Abbey

Sideboard: (15)
Always Watching
Bruna, the Fading Light
Declaration in Stone
Fragmentize
Gisela, the Broken Blade
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets
Linvala, the Preserver
Negate
Spell Shrivel
Sphinx of Magosi

Top 4 – Freddie Barber, B/R Aggro

Creatures: (17)
Bomat Courier
Inventor’s Apprentice
Pia Nalaar
Reckless Bushwhacker
Scrapheap Scrounger

Spells: (20)
Fiery Temper
Fleetwheel Cruiser
Incendiary Flow
Key to the City
Smuggler’s Copter
Unlicensed Disintegration
Lands: (23)
Aether Hub
Foreboding Ruins
10 Mountain
Swamp
Westvale Abbey

Sideboard: (15)
Asylum Visitor
Collective Brutality
Eldrazi Obligator
Galvanic Bombardment
Lightning Axe
Reckless Bushwhacker
Transgress the Mind

Top 4 – Aaron Normanton, B/G Delirium

Creatures: (17)
Distended Mindbender
Emrakul, the Promised End
Grim Flayer
Ishkanah, Grafwidow
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Mindwrack Demon
Noxious Gearhulk
Pilgrim’s Eye
Sylvan Advocate
Tireless Tracker

Planeswalkers: (4)
Liliana, the Last Hope
Ob Nixilis Reignited

Spells: (16)
Grapple with the Past
Grasp of Darkness
Ruinous Path
Traverse the Ulvenwald
Vessel of Nascency
Lands: (23)
Blooming Marsh
Evolving Wilds
Forest
Hissing Quagmire
Swamp

Sideboard: (15)
Appetite for the Unnatural
Dead Weight
Flaying Tendrils
Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Lost Legacy
Natural State
Nissa, Vital Force
Ruinous Path
To the Slaughter
Transgress the Mind

Top 8 – James Lawton, B/G Aggro

Creatures: (21)
Catacomb sifter
Gnarlwood Dryad
Grim Flayer
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Servant of the Conduit
Verdurous Gearhulk

Planeswalkers: (1)
Liliana, the Last Hope

Spells: (14)
Blossoming Defense
Dead Weight
Grasp of Darkness
Smuggler’s Copter
Traverse the Ulvenwald
Lands: (24)
Blooming Marsh
Evolving Wilds
Forest
Hissing Quagmire
Swamp

Sideboard: (15)
Appetite for the Unnatural
Dead Weight
Flaying Tendrils
Fleetwheel Cruiser
Liliana, the Last Hope
Natural State
Noxious Gearhulk
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
Transgress the Mind

Top 8 – Nick Lote, No-Green Bant

Creatures: (21)
Archangel Avacyn
Reflector Mage
Selfless Spirit
Spell Queller
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Thraben Inspector

Planeswalkers: (4)
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Spells: (10)
Revolutionary Rebuff
Smuggler’s Copter
Stasis Snare
Lands: (25)
Island
10 Plains
Port Town
Prairie Stream
Westvale Abbey

Sideboard: (15)
Always Watching
Declaration in Stone
Fragmentize
Gisela, the Broken Blade
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets
Linvala, Preserver of Hope
Negate
Scatter to the Winds
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Void Shatter

Top 8 – Cedric Yin, Jeskai Control

Creatures: (7)
Thing in the Ice
Torrential Gearhulk

Planeswalkers: (3)
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets
Nahiri, the Harbinger

Spells: (24)
Anticipate
Blessed Alliance
Fumigate
Glimmer of Genius
Harnessed Lightning
Immolating Glare
Negate
Revolutionary Rebuff
Radiant Flames
Void Shatter
Lands: (26)
Aether Hub
Inspiring Vantage
Island
Plains
Port Town
Spirebluff Canal
Wandering Fumarole

Sideboard: (15)
Brutal Expulsion
Descend upon the Sinful
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Linvala, the Preserver
Negate
Spell Queller
Summary Dismissal

Top 8 – Chris Lang, Bant Deploy Superfriends

Creatures: (9)
Archangel Avacyn
Reflector Mage
Spell Queller
Thraben Inspector

Planeswalkers: (11)
Chandra, Flamecaller
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets
Nahiri, the Harbinger
Ob Nixilis Reignited
Sorin, Grim Nemesis
Tamiyo, Field Researcher

Spells: (14)
Deploy the Gatewatch
Glimmer of Genius
Immolating Glare
Negate
Oath of Nissa
Stasis Snare
Void Shatter
Lands: (26)
Botanical Sanctum
Canopy Vista
Evolving Wilds
Forest
Fortified Village
Island
Lumbering Falls
Plains
Prairie Stream

Sideboard: (15)
Ceremonious Rejection
Emrakul, the Promised End
Fragmentize
Fumigate
Linvala, the Preserver
Negate
Quarantine Field
Spell Queller
Sphinx of the Final Word
Springsage Ritual
Stasis Snare
Top 8 Decklists for the Manaleak.com Birmingham New Years' Standard Super Challenge, by Andrew Quinn

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