Patriot Games : Invitational 2017 pt1

Last weekend, Patriot Games in Sheffield held their yearly Invitational tournament. This event was a true test of a players skill at magic, as they not only had to master one format, but four. On the Saturday thirty-six specially invited players, gathered to play a Sealed tournament in the morning, before moving onto Standard in the afternoon. The top sixteen players would move onto day two, where Modern and Draft would await them. Luck for us, we had all received invitations to this event. Chris Vincent, Abi, Bez and myself, all headed down to the store with lofty aims of victory. Unfortunately, Bez and yours truly didn’t make it to day two. But don’t worry, both Abi and Chris qualified for the second day, and Chris even went on to win the whole event.

The weekend was a blast, and we got to see how Amonkhet had impacted on Standard and Modern. So today, we will have a look at the top 8 best overall preforming players decks from the Standard portion of the event, including Chris impressive winning deck. And don’t worry you Modern aficionados, we will be posting up the top 8 for that portion of the event as soon as I can write it up.

Chris Vincent: Mardu Vehicles

Creatures

2 Walking Ballista

4 Toolcraft Exemplar

4 Thraben Inspector

4 Scrapheap Scrounger

2 Thalia, Heretic Cathar

2 Archangel Avacyn

Spells

4 Fatal Push

4 Heart of Kiran

4 Unlicensed Disintegration

4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

1 Cut//Ribbons

Lands

4 Inspiring Vantage

4 Concealed Courtyard

4 Spire of Industry

2 Shambling Vent

2 Canyon Slough

2 Aether Hub

4 Plains

2 Swamp

1 Mountain

Sideboard

2 Sorin, Grim Nemesis

2 Nahiri, the Harbinger

2 Release the Gremlins

1 Anguished Unmaking

1 Magma Spray

1 Fumigate

2 Oath of Liliana

2 Transgress the Mind

1 Cut//Ribbons

1 Painful Truths

Richard Fuller: U/R Control

Creatures

4 Torrential Gearhulk

Spells

2 Essence Scatter

4 Censor

4 Disallow

1 Negate

4 Magma Spray

4 Harnessed Lightning

1 Nahiri’s Wrath

2 Sweltering Suns

2 Commit//Memory

4 Glimmer of Genius

1 Hieroglyphic Illumination

1 Pull from Tomorrow

Lands

1 Highland Lake

4 Wandering Fumarole

4 Spirebluff Canal

4 Aether Hub

4 Mountain

9 Island

Sideboard

2 Glorybringer

4 Fevered Visions

2 Release the Gremlins

1 Sweltering Suns

1 Sphinx of the Final Word

2 Negate

2 Dispel

1 Chandra’s Pyrohelix

Andy Callander: Mardu Vehicles

Creatures

2 Walking Ballista

4 Toolcraft Exemplar

4 Thraben Inspector

4 Scrapheap Scrounger

2 Thalia, Heretic Cathar

2 Archangel Avacyn

Spells

4 Fatal Push

4 Heart of Kiran

4 Unlicensed Disintegration

4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

1 Cut//Ribbons

Lands

4 Inspiring Vantage

4 Concealed Courtyard

4 Spire of Industry

2 Shambling Vent

2 Canyon Slough

1 Smoldering Marsh

2 Aether Hub

4 Plains

1 Swamp

1 Mountain

Sideboard

1 Sorin, Grim Nemesis

2 Nahiri, the Harbinger

3 Release the Gremlins

1 Anguished Unmaking

2 Shock

2 Cast Out

1 Oath of Liliana

2 Stasis Snare

1 Painful Truths

Hugo Martins: B/G Toolbox

Creatures

4 Walking Ballista

4 Winding Constrictor

3 Rishkar, Peema Renegade

3 Verdurous Gearhulk

4 Gifted Aetherborn

2 Duskwatch Recruiter

1 Manglehorn

1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

Spells

4 Fatal Push

3 Grasp of Darkness

1 Never//Return

1 Liliana, the Last Hope

3 Traverse the Ulvenwald

2 Blossoming Defense

Lands

9 Swamp

6 Forest

2 Hissing Quagmire

4 Blooming Marsh

3 Evolving Wilds

Sideboard

1 Dispossess

1 Transgress the Mind

1 Lay Bare the Heart

1 Demon of Dark Schemes

1 Lost Legacy

1 Never//Return

1 Yahenni’s Expertise

2 Gonti, Lord of Luxury

1 Dissenter’s Deliverance

1 Appetite for the Unnatural

Ob Nixilis Reignited

1 Grasp of Darkness

1 Scarab Feast

1 Heroic Intervention

Tom Hayward: B/W Control

Creatures

2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

Spells

4 Fatal Push

4 Grasp of Darkness

2 Never//Return

3 Anguished Unmaking

2 Immolating Glare

1 Murder

4 Cast Out

1 Fumigate

2 Forsake the Worldly

1 Stasis Snare

4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

2 Ob Nixilis Reignited

2 Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Lands

8 Swamp

4 Plains

4 Forsaken Sanctuary

4 Shambling Vent

4 Concealed Courtyard

1 Blighted Fen

1 Westvale Abbey

Sideboard

2 Transgress the Mind

3 Gonti, Lord of Luxury

2 Scarab Feast

4 Gifted Aetherborn

1 Linvala, the Preserver

2 Flaying Tendrils

1 Fumigate

Alex Roebuck: U/R Control

Creatures

4 Torrential Gearhulk

1 Kefnet the Mindful

Spells

2 Essence Scatter

4 Censor

4 Disallow

3 Negate

4 Magma Spray

4 Harnessed Lightning

2 Sweltering Suns

4 Glimmer of Genius

2 Pull from Tomorrow

Lands

1 Highland Lake

4 Wandering Fumarole

4 Spirebluff Canal

4 Aether Hub

3 Mountain

10 Island

Sideboard

2 Dragonmaster Outcast

2 Essence Scatter

2 Sphinx of the Final Word

1 Negate

3 Dispel

3 Weaver of Lightning

1 Kefnet the Mindful

1 Brutal Expulsion

Stephen McIntosh: G/B Constrictor

Creatures

4 Walking Ballista

4 Winding Constrictor

3 Rishkar, Peema Renegade

3 Verdurous Gearhulk

4 Gifted Aetherborn

3 Tireless Tracker

1 Rhonas the Indomitable

2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

Spells

4 Fatal Push

4 Grasp of Darkness

2 Blossoming Defense 

1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

Lands

9 Swamp

6 Forest

4 Hissing Quagmire

4 Blooming Marsh

2 Evolving Wilds

Sideboard

2 Liliana, Death’s Majesty

2 Scrapheap Scrounger

2 Scarab Feast

2 Gonti, Lord of Luxury

2 Lifecrafter’s Bestiary

1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

2 Never//Return

1 Heroic Intervention

1 Appetite for the Unnatural

David Bradburn: B/W Zombies

Creatures

2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

2 Bontu the Glorified

4 Lord of the Accursed

4 Diregraf Colossus

4 Wayward Servant

4 Dread Wanderer

4 Relentless Dead

3 Cryptbreaker

Spells

4 Fatal Push

1 Never//Return

3 Dark Salvation

3 Liliana, the Last Hope

Lands

10 Swamp

2 Plains

4 Shambling Vent

3 Concealed Courtyard

3 Evolving Wilds

Sideboard

4 Altar’s Reap

2 Lay Bare the Heart

4 Grasp of Darkness

2 Binding Mummy

2 Never//Return

1 Murder

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