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Top 8 decklists of the Saturday Modern PTQ at MagicFest Portland

At MagicFest Portland, the Modern PTQ on Saturday drew 173 players. The Top 8 featured many Urza lands, but in the end, Josh Greenstein took it down with G/W Vizier Elves. He is the second member of Team Rankstar to win a PTQ this weekend. “This is surreal”, he said.

 

Josh, who had been playing Elves as his pet deck for years, said that Shalai was the MVP of his tournament by far. For example, he Chorded for the legend to counter Gifts Ungiven and in response to lethal burn spells. With his victory, he earned an invitation to the first set of Players Tour events in 2020, where the Constructed format will be Pioneer. “I can play Elves in Pioneer!” he said with a large smile on his face. Congratulations again to Josh Greenstein!

 

G/W Vizier Elves

Josh Greenstein, 1st at PTQ

4 Llanowar Elves
4 Heritage Druid
4 Elvish Mystic
2 Nettle Sentinel
1 Boreal Druid
4 Ezuri, Renegade Leader
4 Elvish Archdruid
4 Dwynen's Elite
4 Devoted Druid
1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty
1 Vizier of Remedies
1 Collector Ouphe
1 Scavenging Ooze
4 Once Upon a Time
4 Chord of Calling
3 Forest
3 Cavern of Souls
4 Razorverge Thicket
3 Horizon Canopy
2 Windswept Heath
1 Temple Garden
1 Westvale Abbey/Ormendahl, Profane Prince

Sideboard
1 Kitchen Finks
2 Damping Sphere
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Collector Ouphe
3 Path to Exile
1 Selfless Spirit
3 Veil of Summer
1 Eternal Witness
1 Chameleon Colossus

 

 

 

Traverse Shadow

Ryland Taliaferro, 2nd at PTQ

4 Death's Shadow
4 Tarmogoyf
4 Street Wraith
4 Mishra's Bauble
3 Fatal Push
4 Thoughtseize
3 Inquisition of Kozilek
3 Stubborn Denial
2 Oko, Thief of Crowns
2 Dismember
2 Drown in the Loch
2 Temur Battle Rage
2 Once Upon a Time
4 Traverse the Ulvenwald
4 Nurturing Peatland
1 Watery Grave
1 Breeding Pool
1 Overgrown Tomb
1 Blood Crypt
1 Swamp (339)
4 Polluted Delta
4 Verdant Catacombs

Sideboard
2 Veil of Summer
2 Disdainful Stroke
1 Plague Engineer
1 Ceremonious Rejection
1 Mystical Dispute
2 Assassin's Trophy
2 Collective Brutality
2 Damping Sphere
2 Ravenous Trap

 

 

Burn

Frank Gammie, 3rd at PTQ

4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
4 Goblin Guide
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Lava Spike
4 Rift Bolt
4 Skullcrack
4 Searing Blaze
1 Skewer the Critics
4 Boros Charm
4 Lightning Helix
2 Arid Mesa
3 Wooded Foothills
2 Bloodstained Mire
2 Mountain (343)
2 Stomping Ground
2 Sacred Foundry
2 Inspiring Vantage
4 Sunbaked Canyon

Sideboard
2 Destructive Revelry
3 Cindervines
2 Pithing Needle
2 Rest in Peace
2 Kor Firewalker
2 Path to Exile
2 Deflecting Palm

 

Eldrazi Tron

Neil Hartman, 4th at PTQ

2 Walking Ballista
1 Hangarback Walker
4 Matter Reshaper
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
1 Endbringer
2 Ugin, the Ineffable
4 Karn, the Great Creator
2 Dismember
2 Warping Wail
1 All Is Dust
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Expedition Map
1 Mind Stone
2 Wastes (184) (Full Art)
4 Urza's Tower
4 Urza's Power Plant
4 Urza's Mine
4 Eldrazi Temple
1 Tectonic Edge
1 Ghost Quarter
2 Blast Zone
1 Cavern of Souls
1 Scavenger Grounds

Sideboard
2 Spatial Contortion
2 Relic of Progenitus
1 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Pithing Needle
1 Sorcerous Spyglass
1 Mycosynth Lattice
1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
1 Walking Ballista
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Liquimetal Coating
1 Witchbane Orb

 

5-Color Niv

Jonas Williams, 5th at PTQ

4 Birds of Paradise
1 Huntmaster of the Fells/Ravager of the Fells
3 Niv-Mizzet Reborn
1 Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves
4 Arcum's Astrolabe
4 Lightning Helix
3 Assassin's Trophy
1 Dreadbore
1 Drown in the Loch
1 Kaya's Guile
1 Kolaghan's Command
1 Unmoored Ego
1 Supreme Verdict
3 Bring to Light
3 Wrenn and Six
3 Teferi, Time Raveler
2 Oko, Thief of Crowns
4 Prismatic Vista
2 Wooded Foothills
1 Windswept Heath
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Stomping Ground
1 Temple Garden
1 Overgrown Tomb
1 Breeding Pool
2 Snow-Covered Plains
1 Snow-Covered Island
1 Snow-Covered Swamp
1 Snow-Covered Mountain
2 Snow-Covered Forest
3 Pillar of the Paruns

Sideboard
2 Ashiok, Dream Render
1 Kaya, Orzhov Usurper - Foil
1 Fulminator Mage
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Knight of Autumn
1 Crumble to Dust
1 Abrupt Decay
1 Drown in the Loch
1 Deafening Clarion
1 Unmoored Ego
1 Kaya's Guile
1 Kess, Dissident Mage - Foil
1 Fracturing Gust
1 Kambal, Consul of Allocation

 

Eldrazi Tron

Yuxuan Zhu, 6th at PTQ

1 Endbringer
3 Walking Ballista
4 Matter Reshaper
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
4 Karn, the Great Creator
2 Ugin, the Ineffable
2 Warping Wail
2 Dismember
1 All Is Dust
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Expedition Map
1 Mind Stone
3 Wastes (184) (Full Art)
2 Blast Zone
1 Cavern of Souls
4 Eldrazi Temple
2 Ghost Quarter
4 Urza's Mine
4 Urza's Power Plant
4 Urza's Tower

Sideboard
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Walking Ballista
1 Basilisk Collar
1 Pithing Needle
1 Relic of Progenitus
1 Liquimetal Coating
1 Sorcerous Spyglass
2 Spatial Contortion
1 Torpor Orb
1 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Mystic Forge
1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
1 Mycosynth Lattice
1 Wurmcoil Engine

 

Tron

Theo Sweilem, 7th at PTQ

1 Ghost Quarter
1 Sanctum of Ugin
1 Blast Zone
4 Urza's Tower
4 Urza's Power Plant
4 Urza's Mine
4 Forest (347)
2 Thragtusk
2 Walking Ballista
2 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
1 Emrakul, the Promised End
4 Karn Liberated
4 Karn, the Great Creator
2 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
3 Oblivion Stone
4 Chromatic Star
4 Chromatic Sphere
4 Sylvan Scrying
4 Expedition Map
4 Ancient Stirrings

Sideboard
3 Dismember
1 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Oblivion Stone
1 Mycosynth Lattice
3 Nature's Claim
3 Leyline of Sanctity
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Liquimetal Coating

 

Izzet Delver

Joshua Casorso, 8th at PTQ

4 Delver of Secrets/Insectile Aberration
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Soul-Scar Mage
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Lava Spike
4 Rift Bolt
4 skewer the critis
4 Wizard's Lightning
4 Manamorphose
2 Mutagenic Growth
4 Light Up the Stage
2 Scalding Tarn
2 Arid Mesa
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Wooded Foothills
2 Steam Vents
5 Snow-Covered Mountain
2 Fiery Islet
3 Spirebluff Canal

Sideboard
2 Mystical Dispute
2 Spell Pierce
1 Ceremonious Rejection
2 Blood Moon
3 Dragon's Claw
1 Dismember
2 Shattering Spree
2 Smash to Smithereens

 

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