Games Haven Monthly $1K Series 2017

9th Oct 2017

Games Haven Paya Lebar

Matthew (Lightning Bolt) Yee

After a month of teasing, we finally reached the promised day to kickstart our Monthly $1k Series! We welcomed 52 Modern players on Saturday to GH Paya Lebar for an afternoon of Modern action, all to win some sweet sweet cash!

 

Our aircon which has long been known for being the new Antarctic winds on this sunny island finally got to do its job to its fullest, keeping the packed store comfortable (and to some, still too cold).  To combat the cold, we had quite a few people packing Burn decks, both experienced Burn players as well as players who put together their first Modern deck just for this event. Alongside them, we had all the usual suspects showcasing the strong diversity of the Modern metagame.

Tron and Death’s Shadow appeared as much as they were expected to, but mildly surprisingly, there was about as much Blue Tron as their Eldrazi variant. Flavour of the month 5C Humans proved that they deserved the title, showing up in......well...... flavour of the month numbers. An interesting deck that turned up in greater numbers than expected was Living End. Having been tweaked with the cycling cards from Amonkhet block over the months, the deck seems to be enjoying a resurgence.

That was just the metagame in general. Rounding up the numbers were many of the known personalities of the local Magic community, piloting the decks they are known islandwide for playing. Examples include GH’s Batman Kelvin Chew piloting Chiong Arh Knightfall (having dropped the Retreat to Coralhelm to explore black disruption options - no Retreat, chiong arh, geddit?), the God of the Forest Larry Liu with Elves, the God of the Sea Hafiz with Merfolk, Foo Pee Chun with Bloomless Titan, Yaqiong with Chapalang Affinity and a few more. All this amounted to an incredibly diverse showing at the play tables, and many of those who love Modern maintain that this is one of, if not the most important reason why they love the format.

But you guys are here for decklists, and decklists you shall receive! The Top 4 did a 4-way split at the semis, so unfortunately you won’t be seeing what deck won the event. However, as usual, these are the Top 8 decklists for our first ever $1K Series!

We thank all the players that have come and supported us!

 

We hope to see even more players for the next $1K Series!

Naya Burn-Zoo piloted by Daniel Roses

Top 4

Main Deck

4x Wooded Foothills

4x Arid Mesa

4x Bloodstained Mire

3x Mountain

2x Stomping Ground

2x Sacred Foundry

4x Wild Nacatl

4x Goblin Guide

4x Monastery Swiftspear

4x Eidolon of the Great Revel

4x Lava Spike

4x Rift Bolt

4x Lightning Bolt

3x Lightning Helix

2x Skullcrack

2x Searing Blaze

4x Boros Charm

2x Atarka’s Command

Sideboard:

1x Relic of Progenitus

2x Path to Exile

1x Rest in Peace

3x Kor Firewalker

1x Shrine of Burning Rage

2x Atarka’s Command

3x Destructive Revelry

2x Deflecting Palm

Naya Burn piloted by Andre Mitchell

Top 4

Main Deck

4x Arid Mesa

4x Bloodstained Mire

3x Wooded Foothills

3x Inspiring Vantage

3x Mountain

2x Sacred Foundry

1x Stomping Ground

4x Goblin Guide

4x Monastery Swiftspear

4x Eidolon of the Great Revel

4x Lava Spike

4x Lightning Bolt

4x Boros Charm

4x Lightning Helix

4x Searing Blaze

4x Skullcrack

4x Rift Bolt

Sideboard:

2x Deflecting Palm

4x Destructive Revelry

2x Grafdigger’s Cage

3x Kor Firewalker

3x Path to Exile

1x Rest in Peace

5C Humans piloted by Joseph Tan

Top 4

Main Deck

4x Cavern of Souls

4x Ancient Ziggurat

4x Unclaimed Territory

4x Horizon Canopy

1x Seachrome Coast

1x Razorverge Thicket

1x Plains

4x Champion of the Parish

4x Noble Hierarch

4x Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

4x Thalia’s Lieutenant

4x Kitesail Freebooter

4x Meddling Mage

4x Reflector Mage

4x Mantis Rider

3x Mayor of Avabruck//Howlpack Alpha

1x Dark Confidant

1x Thalia, Heretic Cathar

4x Aether Vial

Sideboard:

2x Grafdigger’s Cage

2x Dismember

2x Stony Silence

1x Mirran Crusader

1x Riders of Gavony

1x Anafenza, the Foremost

2x Dark Confidant

2x Izzet Staticaster

1x Vithian Renegades

1x Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Affinity piloted by Jason Loh

Top 4

Main Deck

4x Spire of Industry

4x Blinkmoth Nexus

4x Inkmoth Nexus

4x Darksteel Citadel

1x Mountain

4x Arcbound Ravager

4x Signal Pest

4x Ornithopter

3x Memnite

4x Vault Skirge

4x Steel Overseer

2x Etched Champion

2x Master of Etherium

4x Mox Opal

4x Springleaf Drum

4x Cranial Plating

4x Galvanic Blast

Sideboard:

1x Grafdigger’s Cage

2x Etched Champion

2x Rest in Peace

2x Ghirapur Aether Grid

2x Ancient Grudge

2x Wear//Tear

2x Dispatch

2x Spell Pierce

RG Ponza piloted by Jocelyn Allard

Top 8

Main Deck

11x Forest

4x Wooded Foothills

2x Stomping Ground

4x Windswept Heath

1x Mountain

1x Sheltered Thicket

4x Arbor Elf

2x Inferno Titan

2x Thragtusk

2x Stormbreath Dragon

3x Tireless Tracker

1x Wurmcoil Engine

4x Utopia Sprawl

4x Blood Moon

2x Primal Command

1x Bonfire of the Damned

2x Abrade

3x Stone Rain

3x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

3x Chandra, Torch of Defiance

1x Garruk, Primal Hunter

Sideboard:

1x Creeping Corrosion

2x Crumble to Dust

3x Anger of the Gods

3x Trinisphere

1x Beast Within

2x Choke

2x Chameleon Colossus

1x Thrun, the Last Troll

Esper Legends piloted by Jereme Mah

Top 8

Main Deck

4x Flooded Strand

4x Polluted Delta

1x Hallowed Fountain

1x Watery Grave

2x Godless Shrine

1x Nephalia Drownyard

1x Isolated Chapel

1x Concealed Courtyard

2x Creeping Tar Pit

2x Plains

2x Swamp

1x Island

1x Tasigur, the Golden Fang

1x Ob Nixilis, the Fallen

1x Snapcaster Mage

1x Gonti, Lord of Luxury

3x Obzedat, Ghost Council

3x Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy//Jace, Telepath Unbound

3x Geist of Saint Traft

3x Path to Exile

3x Goryo’s Vengeance

3x Thoughtseize

3x Fatal Push

3x Serum Visions

4x Thought Scour

2x Inquisition of Kozilek

2x Lingering Souls

2x Collective Brutality

Sideboard:

2x Gideon of the Trials

1x Liliana, the Last Hope

1x Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

1x Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

2x Supreme Verdict

1x Disdainful Stroke

1x Detention Sphere

1x Negate

1x Stony Silence

1x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

1x Kambal, Consul of Allocation

1x Dispel

1x Thassa, God of the Sea

RUG Scapeshift piloted by Giovanni Bautista

Top 8

Main Deck

2x Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

4x Stomping Ground

2x Forest

3x Island

2x Mountain

3x Misty Rainforest

2x Breeding Pool

4x Steam Vents

2x Cinder Glade

4x Sakura-Tribe Elder

1x Snapcaster Mage

4x Search for Tomorrow

4x Scapeshift

4x Cryptic Command

4x Remand

1x Farseek

3x Anticipate

3x Lightning Bolt

1x Electrolyze

2x Peer Through Depths

1x Into the Roil

2x Izzet Charm

1x Prismatic Omen

1x Relic of Progenitus

Sideboard:

2x Crumble to Dust

2x Anger of the Gods

1x Ancient Grudge

1x Inferno Titan

1x Nature’s Claim

1x Dispel

1x Ratchet Bomb

1x Relic of Progenitus

3x Obstinate Baloth

1x Thragtusk

1x Shatterstorm

Grixis Death’s Shadow piloted by Chua Zong En

Top 8

Main Deck

4x Polluted Delta

4x Bloodstained Mire

4x Scalding Tarn

2x Watery Grave

1x Steam Vents

1x Blood Crypt

1x Island

1x Swamp

4x Death’s Shadow

2x Tasigur, the Golden Fang

4x Snapcaster Mage

4x Street Wraith

2x Gurmag Angler

4x Thoughtseize

4x Serum Visions

2x Inquisition of Kozilek

4x Thought Scour

4x Fatal Push

2x Terminate

2x Kolaghan’s Command

2x Stubborn Denial

1x Temur Battle Rage

1x Lightning Bolt

Sideboard:

1x Engineered Explosives

2x Collective Brutality

2x Kozilek’s Return

1x Liliana, the Last Hope

2x Liliana of the Veil

2x Disdainful Stroke

2x Surgical Extraction

1x Shatterstorm

2x Ceremonious Rejection