2016 Vintage Championship Top 8 decklists!



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    Event Coverage
    2016 NA Vintage Championship - Top 8 Decklists
    (standings after swiss)

    1st - Michael VanDyke

    DECK
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring
    4 Ancient Tomb
    4 Cavern of Souls
    2 Eldrazi Temple
    1 Karakas
    5 Plains
    1 Strip Mine
    4 Wasteland
    3 Containment Priest
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
    4 Thorn of Amethyst
    1 Chalice of the Void
    4 Eldrazi Displacer
    3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
    4 Thought-Knot Seer
    4 Reality Smasher

    SIDEBOARD
    2 Aegis of the Gods
    1 Batterskull
    1 Dismember
    2 Disenchant
    2 Grafdigger's Cage
    1 Mangara of Corondor
    1 Null Rod
    2 Pithing Needle
    2 Stoneforge Mystic
    1 Umezawa's Jitte

    2nd - Joseph Bogaard

    DECK
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring
    4 Flooded Strand
    2 Polluted Delta
    3 Tundra
    3 Island
    1 Plains
    1 Strip Mine
    4 Wasteland
    3 Mishra's Factory
    1 Library of Alexandria
    1 Engineered Explosives
    1 Crucible of Worlds
    1 Moat
    1 Sensei's Divining Top
    1 Supreme Verdict
    3 Swords to Plowshares
    4 Standstill
    2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    2 Snapcaster Mage
    1 Emrakul, the Promised End
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Time Walk
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Treasure Cruise
    4 Force of Will
    3 Mana Drain
    3 Mental Misstep
    1 Mindbreak Trap
    1 Flusterstorm

    SIDEBOARD
    2 Rest in Peace
    2 Grafdigger's Cage
    2 Energy Flux
    3 Containment Priest
    1 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Hurkyl's Recall
    1 Kataki, War's Wage
    2 Ethersworn Cannonist
    1 Disenchant

    3rd - Brian P

    DECK
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Time Walk
    1 Time Vault
    1 Timetwister
    4 Force of Will
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    1 Ponder
    1 Mana Vault
    1 Mana Crypt
    2 Voltaic Key
    4 Monastery Mentor
    3 Mental Misstep
    2 Flusterstorm
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Mox Opal
    1 Tezzeret the Seeker
    1 Repeal
    3 Thoughtcast
    1 Yawgmoth's Will
    3 Sensei's Divining Top
    2 Mystic Remora
    1 Hurkyl's Recall
    4 Flooded Strand
    2 Polluted Delta
    2 Tundra
    2 Underground Sea
    1 Tolarian Academy
    2 Island
    1 Seat of the Synod

    SIDEBOARD
    4 Leyline of the Void
    1 Toxic Deluge
    1 Ensnaring Bridge
    2 Fragmentize
    2 Engineered Explosives
    1 Plains
    1 Mystic Remora
    1 Mindbreak Trap
    1 Notion Thief
    1 Aethersworn Canonist

    4th - Hiromichi Ito

    DECK
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Tolarian Academy
    3 Ancient Tomb
    4 Wasteland
    4 Mishra's Factory
    4 Mishra's Workshop
    1 Strip Mine
    4 Thorn of Amethyst
    1 Chalice of the Void
    1 Sword of War and Peace
    1 Trinisphere
    4 Sphere of Resistance
    4 Tangle Wire
    1 Lodestone Golem
    2 Phyrexian Metamorph
    2 Porcelain Legionnaire
    2 Triskelion
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    4 Foundry Inspector
    1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
    4 Fleetwheel Cruiser

    SIDEBOARD
    3 Dismember
    4 Grafdigger's Cage
    2 Spine of Ish Sah
    1 Relic of Progenitus
    2 Null Rod
    2 Karakas
    1 Wurmcoil Engine

    5th - Derek Gallacher (budget decklist)

    DECK
    1 Lodestone Golem
    1 Worldbreaker
    1 Crucible of Worlds
    1 Phyrexian Metamorph
    1 Spatial Contortion
    2 Dismember
    3 Thorn of Amethyst
    4 Null Rod
    2 Elvish Spirit Guide
    1 Fairie Macabre
    2 Endbringer
    3 Endless One
    4 Thought-Knot Seer
    4 Reality Smasher
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    1 Chalice of the Void
    1 Strip Mine
    4 Eldrazi Temple
    3 Ancient Tomb
    4 Wasteland
    4 Cavern of Souls
    1 City of Traitors
    3 Ghost Quarter
    3 Eye of Ugin
    1 Karakas
    1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

    SIDEBOARD
    2 Grafdigger's Cage
    3 Leyline of Sanctity
    1 Dismember
    1 World Breaker
    1 Urborg, Tomb Yawgmoth
    1 Helm of Obedience
    4 Leyline of the Void
    1 Trinisphere
    1 Umezawa's Jitte

    6th - Joe Brennan

    DECK
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Karakas
    1 Vendilion Clique
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    1 Narset Transcendent
    1 Treasure Cruise
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Flusterstorm
    1 Mystical Tutor
    1 Balance
    1 Time Walk
    1 Library of Alexandria
    1 Ponder
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Island
    1 Ancestral Recall
    2 Flooded Strand
    2 Polluted Delta
    1 Scalding Tarn
    2 Misty Rainforest
    2 Volcanic Island
    3 Tundra
    4 Swords to Plowshares
    2 Gitaxian Probe
    2 Dack Fayden
    3 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
    4 Force of Will
    3 Monastery Mentor
    2 Preordain
    3 Mental Misstep
    3 Gush

    SIDEBOARD
    3 Rest in Peace
    1 Supreme Verdict
    2 Stony Silence
    1 Path to Exile
    2 Pithing Needle
    2 Pyroblast
    2 Containment Priest
    2 Wear // Tear

    7th - Andrew Markiton

    DECK
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Tolarian Academy
    4 Ancient Tomb
    4 Wasteland
    4 Mishra's Factory
    4 Mishra's Workshop
    1 Strip Mine
    4 Eldrazi Temple
    4 Thorn of Amethyst
    1 Chalice of the Void
    1 Trinisphere
    4 Sphere of Resistance
    4 Tangle Wire
    1 Lodestone Golem
    1 Phyrexian Metamorph
    4 Triskelion
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    4 Arcbound Ravager
    4 Thought-Knot Seer
    2 Hangarback Walker

    SIDEBOARD
    2 Dismember
    4 Grafdigger's Cage
    2 Relic of Progenitus
    2 Karakas
    2 Crucible of Worlds
    2 Tormod's Crypt
    1 Wurmcoil Engine

    8th - Jacob Kory

    DECK
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Tolarian Academy
    4 Ancient Tomb
    4 Wasteland
    4 Mishra's Factory
    4 Mishra's Workshop
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Inventor's Fair
    1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    2 Mutavault
    4 Null Rod
    4 Smokestack
    3 Crucible of Worlds
    4 Thorn of Amethyst
    1 Chalice of the Void
    1 Trinisphere
    4 Sphere of Resistance
    4 Tangle Wire
    1 Lodestone Golem
    1 Phyrexian Metamorph
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    1 Karn, Silver Golem

    SIDEBOARD
    2 Dismember
    4 Grafdigger's Cage
    3 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
    2 Ghost Quarter
    2 Ratchet Bomb
    2 Wurmcoil Engine

    The finals will be played Sunday. Congrats to all the competitors!



  • I didn't look at Vintage all that much the last weeks. But looking at these decklists, I assume after the Lodestone Golem restriction, Gush now got banned as the blue cantrip decks took over the format. Maybe we need to get that golem back so the colorless-lockdown decks don't get supressed this much.



  • There are zero CN2 cards in this top 8 and we're still boycotting MTGO?



  • Speaking of CN2, did anyone see any Leovold deck do anything?



  • All this white and so few Swords. Brians deck had zero in his 75. Wow.



  • @Serracollector said:

    All this white and so few Swords. Brians deck had zero in his 75. Wow.

    It is a Tezzerator deck; not a deck that usually plays Swords. Balance and Mentor are definitely more common though. Just the way the deck plays and the way the mana base is, it doesn't really want efficient 1-for-1s, it just wants high impact bombs. I've seen a few people play Swords in their Tezz deck, but it always seems wrong in my opinion.

    In addition to Balance, it could want a Toxic Deluge type effect in the sideboard, but I think the plan overall is to just go over the top and have the board wipe just in case you really get behind.



  • Theres no balance in that 75 either
    It just looks like outside of a turn 1 Mentor that it would fold to Rod or Thalia. I guess fragmentize has replaced swords. It worked obv, just surprised is all with Eldrazi rampant.



  • @desolutionist So there's no possibility that the lack of CN2 on MTGO affected the results as many people can't test outside of the few that have play groups and those that use cockatrice? How many people even tried Leovold in testing?

    I also think that Paradoxical Outcome has rejuvenated people's hope that Storm can make a real comeback. Likely a lot of people went straight into finding the best PO deck and skipped over Leovold. Maybe that view is wrong, but I saw very few Leovold decks. Jaco was on 2 card Monte with Daretti Iconoclast though.



  • LANDSTILL won!!!

    It's been quite a few years since the last time a Mana Drain deck won.



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  • @mediumsteve Any context on this? I heard some mummers about randomization in regards to this player. Was this what you were talking about?



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  • I don't know about randomization, however I witnessed via Twitch one match where he missed two Chalice of the Void triggers (his own Chalice and his own spell). In both cases a judge was called and the ruling came down in his favor. I didn't get a definitive justification but it sounds like the ruling was a correct one in both cases and he got a couple warnings. Granted Chalice of the Void is a bugger to keep track of at times and this was especially the case in the match I watched when Steady Progress was cast to proliferate the Chalice's counters. It was a bizarre situation.



  • Well people on modo are going to use the time clock and people in paper are going to use sleight of hand and judging loopholes. That's the game.



  • Any plans to expand beyond top 8 lists, here or elsewhere?



  • @BazaarOfBaghdad said:

    Any plans to expand beyond top 8 lists, here or elsewhere?

    I plan on expanding to top 340 :p

    Meta and top 32 will be up tonight.



  • @Metman said:

    I don't know about randomization, however I witnessed via Twitch one match where he missed two Chalice of the Void triggers (his own Chalice and his own spell). In both cases a judge was called and the ruling came down in his favor. I didn't get a definitive justification but it sounds like the ruling was a correct one in both cases and he got a couple warnings. Granted Chalice of the Void is a bugger to keep track of at times and this was especially the case in the match I watched when Steady Progress was cast to proliferate the Chalice's counters. It was a bizarre situation.

    Sorry, but this incorrect for multiple reasons. For one, you're not even talking about the right tournament.


  • Administrators

    A lot of penalties were handed out at champs, but no DQs. I have high confidence in the judging staff of the event who has more information than any of us do about what happened there. Some of the things mentioned in the thread already didn't happen to the same players, or even in the same tournament - so please be careful about which sources you're listening to for information.


  • Administrators

    @desolutionist using the time clock on MTGO isn't cheating, it's just something that people who chose slow decks find frustrating. I think it's a bit of a stretch to equate that with sleight of hand.


  • Administrators

    On a more positive note - this was probably the most fun I've ever had at an eternal weekend. I really wish I could have played, but I still had a blast, met a ton of cool people, went to a lot of interesting places in Columbus, had some great food and beer, and got to see so many interesting decks and great plays.

    I'm really excited to see if these results push people toward some newer non-gush blue decks ... if jacodrazi gets some new players into the format ... if the controlling stax lists are here to stay

    There are about a dozen lists I saw or heard talked about that I want to put together and play in dailies immediately!



  • @Brass-Man I saw that you were on camera; why did you decide not to play?


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