Journey Into Nyx PTQ Top 8 Decklists – Charlottesville VA 2/16/14

On Sunday, February 16th, The End Games hosted our first ever PTQ! Despite the recent weather (read: snow in abundance), we had 87 Participants show up ready to do battle.

With Abe our level headed Judge leading the charge, we promptly began at 11am. There were plenty of brew decks around, with a few staple decks of course making their appearances, but nothing with quite as much force as the R/G decks were putting out. Roughly 7 hours later after 7 rounds of Swiss we cut to the Top 8 competitors. With so many explosive decks around and a trip to Atlanta on the line, each game was exciting to watch. Eventually it came down to Erik Hensley and Jon Wood for the top prize. It was a Monster Mash all the way to game 3, but after all was said and done Jon Wood emerged the Victor.

Congratulations to the Top 8 competitors, and thank you to everyone that showed up to participate. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you all again!

 

Here are your top 8 Decklists! Start teching for your next tournament!

1st Place: Jon Wood

Deck: R/G Monsters  Main Deck: 60  Sideboard: 15

  • 4 Elvish Mystic
  • 4 Sylvan Caryatid
  • 4 Domri Rade
  • 3 Courser of Kruphix
  • 4 Ghor-Clan Rampager
  • 2 Xenagos, The Reveler
  • 3 Polukranos, World Eater
  • 4 Stormbreath Dragon
  • 2 Xenagos, God of Revels
  • 2 Arbor Colossus
  • 4 Mizzium Mortars
  • 4 Stomping Ground
  • 4 Temple of Abandon
  • 1 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
  • 8 Forest
  • 7 Mountain

Sideboard:

  • 3 Mistcutter Hydra
  • 2 Anger of the Gods
  • 1 Garruk, Caller of Beasts
  • 1 Destructive Revelry
  • 1 Flesh // Blood
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 2 Plummet
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 2 Unravel the Aether
  • 1 Ruric Thar, The Unbowed

 

2nd Place: Erik Hensley

Deck: R/G Monsters  Main Deck: 60  Sideboard: 15

  • 4 Elvish Mystic
  • 3 Sylvan Caryatid
  • 4 Courser of Kruphix
  • 4 Polukranos, World Eater
  • 4 Ghor-Clan Rampager
  • 4 Stormbreath Dragon
  • 2 Xenagos, God of Revels
  • 4 Domri Rade
  • 2 Xenagos, The Reveler
  • 2 Chandra, Pyromaster
  • 3 Mizzium Mortars
  • 1 Flesh // Blood
  • 4 Stomping Ground
  • 4 Temple of Abandon
  • 3 Mutavault
  • 5 Mountain
  • 7 Forest

Sideboard:

  • 1 Shock
  • 1 Mizzium Mortars
  • 1 Arbor Colossus
  • 2 Unravel the Aether
  • 2 Ruric Thar, The Unbowed
  • 4 Miscutter Hydra
  • 2 Plummet
  • 2 Gruul Charm

 

3rd Place: Jimmy Tessitore

Deck: Mono Red  Main Deck: 60  Sideboard: 15

  • 4 Fanatic of Mogis
  • 4 Boros Reckoner
  • 3 Chandra’s Phoenix
  • 4 Burning-Tree Emissary
  • 4 Firefist Striker
  • 4 Ash Zealot
  • 4 Rakdos Cackler
  • 4 Firedrinker Satyr
  • 4 Lightning Strike
  • 4 Shock
  • 19 Mountain
  • 2 Mutavault

Sideboard:

  • 2 Flames of the Firebrand
  • 1 Seismic Stomp
  • 2 Skullcrack
  • 1 Mutavault
  • 1 Chandra’s Phoenix
  • 3 Peak Eruption
  • 2 Hammer of Purphoros
  • 3 Mizzium Mortars

 

4th Place: James Waugh

Deck: Rakdos  Main Deck: 60  Sideboard: 15

  • 1 Stormbreath Dragon
  • 2 Rakdos’s Return
  • 2 Chandra’s Phoenix
  • 2 Fanatic of Mogis
  • 4 Ash Zealot
  • 4 Rakdos Cackler
  • 4 Dreadbore
  • 4 Spike Jester
  • 4 Firedrinker Satyr
  • 2 Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch
  • 4 Lightning Strike
  • 2 Herald of Tormet
  • 2 Read the Bones
  • 7 Swamp
  • 11 Mountain
  • 1 Temple of Malice
  • 4 Blood Crypt

Sideboard:

  • 1 Underworld Cerberus
  • 3 Slaughter Games
  • 2 Skullcrack
  • 3 Dark Betrayal
  • 4 Doom Blade
  • 2 Mizzium Mortars

 

5th Place: Mark Costantini

Deck: Orzhov  Main Deck: 60  Sideboard: 15

  • 4 Blood Baron of Vizkopa
  • 3 Lifebane Zombie
  • 4 Desecration Demon
  • 4 Pack Rat
  • 2 Read the Bones
  • 2 Underworld Connections
  • 4 Devour Flesh
  • 2 Bile Blight
  • 1 Ultimate Price
  • 4 Thoughtseize
  • 4 Hero’s Downfall
  • 12 Swamp
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Orzhov Guildgate
  • 4 Godless Shrine
  • 4 Temple of Silence
  • 4 Mutavault

Sideboard:

  • 2 Sin Collector
  • 1 Revoke Existence
  • 2 Glare of Heresy
  • 2 Doom Blade
  • 2 Dark Betrayal
  • 2 Erebos, God of the Dead
  • 3 Duress
  • 1 Drown in Sorrow

 

6th Place: Dave Tosto

Deck: BR(W) Control  Main Deck: 60  Sideboard: 15

  • 4 Thoughtseize
  • 3 Mizzium Mortars
  • 2 Dreadbore
  • 4 Hero’s Downfall
  • 3 Bile Blight
  • 2 Drown in Sorrow
  • 2 Rakdos’s Return
  • 3 Underworld Connection
  • 4 Desecration Demon
  • 4 Blood Baron of Viskopa
  • 3 Stormbreath Dragon
  • 4 Blood Crypt
  • 4 Temple of Malice
  • 4 Temple of SIlence
  • 2 Godless Shrine
  • 2 Sacred Foundry
  • 3 Mutavault
  • 5 Swamp
  • 2 Mountain

Sideboard:

  • 3 Lifebane Zombie
  • 3 Duress
  • 2 Slaughter Games
  • 1 Stormbreath Dragon
  • 1 Rakdos’s Return
  • 1 Skullcrack
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 2 Ratchet Bomb
  • 1 Drown in Sorrow

 

7th Place: Geoff Mullin

Deck:  UW Control  Main Deck: 60  Sideboard: 15

  • 1 Aetherling
  • 3 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
  • 1 Elixir of Immortality
  • 4 Jace, Architect of Thought
  • 4 Detention Sphere
  • 4 Supreme Verdict
  • 3 Divination
  • 4 Dissolve
  • 3 Syncopate
  • 4 Sphinx’s Revelation
  • 2 Azorius Charm
  • 1 Quicken
  • 6 Island
  • 6 Plain
  • 2 Mutavault
  • 4 Azorius Guildgate
  • 4 Hallowed Fountain
  • 4 Temple of Enlightenment

Sideboard:

  • 3 Archangel of Thune
  • 2 Revoke Existence
  • 3 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
  • 2 Fated Retribution
  • 1 Glare of Heresy
  • 2 Negate
  • 2 Gainsay

 

8th Place: Simen Korzunov

Deck: RGW Midrange  Main Deck: 60  Sideboard: 15

  • 4 Domri Rade
  • 1 Chandra, Pyromaster
  • 2 Xenagos, the Reveler
  • 2 Archangel of Thune
  • 4 Courser of Kruphix
  • 4 Fleecemane Lion
  • 4 Voice of Resurgence
  • 4 Chained to the Rocks
  • 4 Elvish Mystic
  • 2 Loxodon Smiter
  • 2 Mizzium Mortars
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 3 Temple of Plenty
  • 1 Selesnya Guildgate
  • 1 Plain
  • 4 Temple Garden
  • 4 Forest
  • 4 Sacred Foundry
  • 4 Stomping Ground
  • 2 Temple of Triumph
  • 1 Mountain

Sideboard:

  • 3 Unravel the Aether
  • 1 Mizzium Mortars
  • 1 Last Breath
  • 3 Glare of Heresy
  • 2 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
  • 4 Mistcutter Hydra
  • 1 Plummet

 

 

 

 

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