MTG Standard PPTQ Top 8 Decklists

This past Saturday (Oct. 27th) The End Games hosted a Magic the Gathering Standard format PPTQ. With a brand new format still shaking out, the competition was fierce. After the initial Swiss rounds there was a cut to a single elimination Top 8 playoffs. When the smoke cleared after three hard fought rounds, Chad Pennell stood above the rest. Many thanks to everyone that came out and we hope everyone continues to enjoy this great new format. Without further ado, here are you top 8 decklists!

First Place – Chad Pennell

Arclight Drakes

(60)
Goblin Electromancer
Arclight Phoenix
Crackling Drake
Shock
Lava Coil
Beacon Bolt
Opt
Radical Idea
Chart a Course
Chemister’s Insight
Discovery // Dispersal
Island
Mountain
Izzet Guildgate
Steam Vents
Sulfur Falls

Sideboard

(15)
Lava Coil
Chemister’s Insight
Firemind’s Research
Disdainful Stroke
Rekindling Phoenix
Fiery Cannonade
Beacon Bolt
Negate

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Second Place – Daniel Mimms

Vraska's Rock

(60)
Llanowar Elves
Merfolk Branchwalker
Seekers’ Squire
Assassin’s Trophy
Cast Down
Thrashing Brontodon
Plaguecrafter
Jadelight Ranger
Golgari Findbroker
Ravenous Chupacabra
Vraska, Golgari Queen
Vraska’s Contempt
The Eldest Reborn
Doom Whisperer
Vivien Reid
Vraska, Relic Seeker
Find // Finality
Carnage Tyrant
Forest
Swamp
Woodland Cemetery
Overgrown Tomb

Sideboard

(15)
Duress
Wildgrowth Walker
Moment of Craving
Golden Demise
Plague Mare
Plaguecrafter
Vivien Reid
Underrealm Lich
Carnage Tyrant

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Third Place – Drew Massengill

Vraska's Rock

(60)
Wildgrowth Walker
Jadelight Ranger
Merfolk Branchwalker
Seekers’ Squire
Plaguecrafter
Ravenous Chupacabra
Llanowar Elves
Vraska, Relic Seeker
Vraska, Golgari Queen
Vivien Reid
Find // Finality
Assassin’s Trophy
Cast Down
Overgrown Tomb
Woodland Cemetery
Forest
Swamp

Sideboard

(15)
Duress
Deathgorge Scavenger
Plague Mare
Thrashing Brontodon
The Eldest Reborn
Assassin’s Trophy
Underrealm Lich

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Fourth Place – Logan Powell

Abzan Historic

(60)
Emmara, Soul of the Accord
Shanna, Sisay’s Legacy
Knight of Autumn
Militia Bugler
Plaguecrafter
Shalai, Voice of Plenty
Teshar, Ancestor’s Apostle
Lyra Dawnbringer
Trostani Discordant
Multani, Yavimaya’s Avatar
Mox Amber
Legion’s Landing
Find // Finality
Karn, Scion of Urza
Weatherlight
Urza’s Ruinous Blast
Vivien Reid
Temple Garden
Sunpetal Grove
Overgrown Tomb
Woodland Cemetery
Isolated Chapel
Plains
Forest

Sideboard

(15)
Remorseful Cleric
Eldest Reborn
Shalai, Voice of Plenty
Vraska, Relic Seeker
Duress
Plaguecrafter
Assassin’s Trophy
Tocatli Honor Guard
Settle the Wreckage

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Fifth Place – Blair Johnson

Grixis Pirates

(60)
Siren Stormtamer
Departed Deckhand
Dire Fleet Poisoner
Fathom Fleet Captain
Kitesail Freebooter
Warkite Marauder
Admiral Beckett Brass
Hostage Taker
Dead Weight
Duress
Cast Down
Fell Flagship
Jace, Cunning Castaway
Lookout’s Dispersal
Drowned Catacomb
Island
Sulfur Falls
Swamp
Unclaimed Territory
Watery Grave

Sideboard

(15)
Deadeye Tracker
Hostage Taker
Duress
Spell Pierce
Cast Down
Negate
Thought Erasure

Phyrexian Scriptures

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Sixth Place – Chris Smith

Esper Control

(60)
Thief of Sanity
Chromium, The Mutable
Lyra Dawnbringer
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Essence Scatter
Sinister Sabotage
Thought Erasure
Moment of Craving
Cast Down
Price of Fame
Syncopate
Chemister’s Insight
Vraska’s Contempt
Ritual of Soot
Cleansing Nova
Search for Azcanta
Watery Grave
Glacial Fortress
Drowned Catacomb
Isolated Chapel
Field of Ruin
Island
Plains
Swamp

Sideboard

(15)
Thought Erasure
Sentinel Totem
Ashes of the Abhorrent
Ixalan’s Binding
Sorcerous Spyglass
Cleansing Nova
Settle the Wreckage
The Eldest Reborn
Disdainful Stroke
Negate

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Seventh Place – Patrick Powell

Jeskai Control

(60)
Dive Down
Sabotage
Chemister’s Insight
Thud
Mission Briefing
Justice Strike
Crackling Drake
Niv-Mizzet, Parun
Enigma Drake
Opt
Radical Idea
Chart a Course
Devious Cover-up
Fight with Fire
Shock
Deafening Clarion
Mountain
Island
Sacred Foundry
Sulfur Falls
Glacial Fortress
Steam Vents
Clifftop Retreat

Sideboard

(15)
Negate
Syncopate
Ral, Izzet Viceroy
Essence Scatter
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Search for Azcanta
Chemister’s Insight
Plains

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Eighth Place – Joey Funderburk

G/B Midrange

(59)
Llanowar Elves
Merfolk Branchwalker
Seekers’ Squire
Wildgrowth Walker
Jadelight Ranger
Plaguecrafter
Midnight Reaper
Golgari Findbroker
Ravenous Chupacabra
Carnage Tyrant
Assassin’s Trophy
Find // Finality
Vraska, Golgari Queen
Doom Whisperer
Gruesome Menagerie
The Eldest Reborn
Woodland Cemetery
Overgrown Tomb
Detection Tower
Forest
Swamp

Sideboard

(15)
Duress
Golden Demise
Vraska’s Contempt
Shapers’ Sanctuary
Ranging Raptors
Vraska, Relic Seeker
Carnage Tyrant
Vivien Reid
Assassin’s Trophy

Thanks again everyone and we hope to see you at the next event!

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