Magic: The Gathering – Deck Building Competition Results

Recently we hosted a competition here at Australian Tabletop Gaming Network where we asked our readers to submit some homebrew decks using some specific cards in the Standard Format. We had a huge response that required days for us to sift through and pick the top eight.

For reference, entrants were required to pick at least four of the cards below and build a deck around them. They could use just the single print or up to a playset of each card they picked. The rest was up to them, provided it was Standard legal.

The Card List

White: Aviary MechanicRefurbishMaster Trinketeer
Blue: Dramatic ReversalShrewd NegotiationMetallurgic Summonings
Black: Aetherborn MarauderUnderhanded DesignsMidnight Oil
Green: Larger Than LifeArmorcraft JudgeOviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecraft
Red: Reckless FireweaverStart Your EnginesFateful Showdown
Artifact: Dynavolt TowerElectrostatic PummelerPanharmonicon

The top eight decks that made the cut and were chosen for play were (in order of submission) –

Jordan Bell - Black / White Servo Aggro

(60)
Aviary Mechanic
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Eldrazi Displacer
Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Kambal, Consul of Allocation
Marionette Master
Syndicate Trafficker
Angel of Invention
Aether Hub
Concealed Courtyard
Plains
Shambling Vent
Swamp
Westvale Abbey
Declaration in Stone
Servo Exhibition
Acrobatic Maneuver
Eerie Interlude
Smuggler’s Copter

Henry Bird - Unnamed

(61)
Metallurgic Summonings
Oath of Jace
Dramatic Reversal
Disappearing Act
Select for Inspection
Anticipate
Unsubstantiate
Repel the Abominable
Dispel
Refurbish
Part the Waterveil
Rise from the Tides
Spell Queller
Rattlechains
Selfless Spirit
Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper
Archangel Avacyn
Angel of Invention
Dovin Baan
Dynavolt Tower
Glassblower’s Puzzleknot
Inventors’ Fair
Prairie Stream
Port Town
Island
Plains

Henry Bird - Unnamed

(61)
Aether Hub
Spirebluff Canal
Wandering Fumarole
Inventors’ Fair
Evolving Wilds
Mountain
Island
Harnessed Lightning
Decoction Module
Whirler Virtuoso
Panharmonicon
Dynavolt Tower
Reckless Fireweaver
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Aethertorch Renegade
Glimmer of Genius
Multiform Wonder
Deadlock Trap
Saheeli Rai
Welding Sparks
Flame Slash
Tormenting Voice
Aetherworks Marvel
Metallurgic Summonings

Mark Kunst - Servo Flicker

(60)
Topplegeist
Aviary Mechanic
Eldrazi Displacer
Master Trinketeer
Weaponcraft Enthusiast
Aetherborn Marauder
Aetherstorm Roc
Visionary Augmenter
Angel of Invention
Marionette Master
Long Road Home
Servo Exhibition
Underhanded Designs
Fumigate
Aether Hub
Blighted Steppe
Concealed Courtyard
Plains
Shambling Vent
Swamp

Matthew Leacy - Fireweaver's Harmonicon

(60)
Dynavolt Tower
Panharmonicon
Reckless Fireweaver
Underhanded Designs
Unlicensed Disintegration
Marionette Master
Consulate Skygate
Filigree Familiar
Metalspinner’s Puzzleknot
Aether Hub
Mirrorpool
Foreboding Ruins
Swamp
Mountain
To the Slaughter
Succumb to Temptation
Evolving Wilds
Wastes

Lee Nguyen - UR Energy

(60)
Curious Homunculus
Thermo-Alchemist
Aethertorch Renegade
Clutch of Currents
Lightning Axe
Dramatic Reversal
Glassblower’s Puzzleknot
Harnessed Lightning
Revolutionary Rebuff
Unsubstantiate
Dynavolt Tower
Fabrication Module
Trail of Evidence
Aetherworks Marvel
Panharmonicon
Metallurgic Summonings
Aether Hub
Evolving Wilds
Inventors’ Fair
Island
Mountain
Spirebluff Canal
Wandering Fumarole

James Gover - My Rite to be Dramatic

(60)
Deathcap Cultivator
Decimator of the Provinces
Eyeless Watcher
Hedron Crawler
Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter
Servant of the Conduit
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
Shrewd Negotiation
Aether Hub
Botanical Sanctum
Forest
Island
Lumbering Falls
Plains
Sanctum of Ugin
Cryptolith Rite
Dramatic reversal
Epiphany at the Drownyard
Panharmonicon

Peter Skurr - Unnamed

(61)
Aviary Mechanic
Servant of the Conduit
Sylvan Advocate
Eldrazi Displacer
Electrostatic Pummeler
Lantern Scout
Master Trinketeer
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Bristling Hydra
Gisela, The Broken Blade
Arborback Stomper
Cataclysmic Gearhulk
Hero of Goma Fada
Verdurous Gearhulk
Oath of Gideon
Always Watching
Larger than Life
Nissa, Vital Force
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Canopy Vista
Fortified Village
Tranquil Expanse
Unknown Shores
Aether Hub
Plains
Forest

Last night the team finally had a chance to sit down and play the tournament itself in the ATGN office using the decks that you had constructed. With eight decks and eight players our winner was to be determined after three rounds of Swiss Pair.

After a few hours of laughing, cussing, mana swamping, mana starving, combo plays and dead draws we finally arrived at a conclusion.

1st Place – Jordan Bell “Black / White Servo Aggro” (Played by Connor)
Jordan receives the Grand Prix Melbourne playmat.

2nd Place – Matt Leacy “Fireweavers Harmonicon” (Played by Harrison)
Matt receives the Grand Prix Sydney playmat.

3rd Place – Mark Kunst “Servo Flicker” (Played by Toby)
Mark receives the Kaladesh Deck Builders Toolkit.

Congratulations to our winners, your prizes are in the mail. Also a HUGE thank you to everyone who submitted a deck, we had a lot of fun reading through them all. Keep an eye on both the ATGN website and Facebook Page for more Magic: The Gathering competitions in the future.

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