Top 8 decklists of the Sunday MCQ at MagicFest Birmingham

There is a Mythic Championship Qualifier every day at MagicFests. In Birmingham, the Modern MCQ on Sunday drew 179 players. Surprisingly, the Top 8 featured zero copies of Hogaak.

Instead, it was a Lava Spike fiesta in the Top 4. Jonathan Canfield emerged victorious with Burn, earning an invitation to Mythic Championship VI in Richmond. Congratulations!

Fun fact for this tournament in Birmingham, UK: the champion (who currently lives in Ireland) originally hails from Birmingham, Alabama. Scholars are still debating whether he had a home town advantage or not.

Nonsense aside, here are the Top 8 decklists.

Burn

Jonathan Canfield, 1st in MCQ

4 Bloodstained Mire
4 Wooded Foothills
3 Inspiring Vantage
2 Sacred Foundry
1 Sunbaked Canyon
3 Snow-Covered Mountain
3 Scalding Tarn
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Goblin Guide
1 Grim Lavamancer
4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Lava Spike
4 Rift Bolt
4 Skewer the Critics
4 Boros Charm
4 Lightning Helix
3 Searing Blaze

Sideboard
2 Exquisite Firecraft
2 Skullcrack
3 Leyline of the Void
2 Kozilek's Return
1 Path to Exile
1 Rest in Peace
1 Blood Moon
2 Searing Blood
1 Abrade

Burn

Pieter Jan Tiersma, 2nd in MCQ

4 Wooded Foothills
3 Bloodstained Mire
2 Sacred Foundry
3 Snow-Covered Mountain
4 Inspiring Vantage
4 Sunbaked Canyon
4 Goblin Guide
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 eidodolon of the great revel
4 Lava Spike
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Searing Blaze
4 Lightning Helix
4 Boros Charm
4 Rift Bolt
4 Skewer the Critics

Sideboard
3 Path to Exile
3 Skullcrack
2 Searing Blood
4 Smash to Smithereens
3 Rest in Peace

 

Mono-Red Prowess

Corpus Rogelio, 3rd in MCQ

16 Mountain
1 Fiery Islet
1 Sunbaked Canyon
4 Bedlam Reveler
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Soul-Scar Mage
2 Burst Lightning
4 Lava Dart
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Manamorphose
4 Crash Through
4 Faithless Looting
4 Lava Spike
4 Light Up the Stage

Sideboard
3 Dragon's Claw
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Alpine Moon
3 Abrade
1 Dismember
1 Flame Slash
1 Shattering Spree
4 Surgical Extraction

 

Mono-Red Phoenix

Thuan Truong, 4th in MCQ

16 Mountain
2 Fiery Islet
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Soul-Scar Mage
4 Arclight Phoenix
2 Bedlam Reveler
4 Faithless Looting
2 Gut Shot
4 Lava Dart
4 Lava Spike
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Finale of Promise
4 Manamorphose
4 Light Up the Stage
1 Aria of Flame

Sideboard
2 Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
2 Shattering Spree
3 Searing Blaze
1 Tormod's Crypt
2 Dragon's Claw
1 Aria of Flame
3 Surgical Extraction
1 Shenanigans

 

Urza ThopterSword

Bart Horré, 5th in MCQ

5 Snow-Covered Island
1 Snow-Covered Swamp
1 Snow-Covered Mountain
4 Polluted Delta
4 Flooded Strand
1 Prismatic Vista
1 Steam Vents
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Watery Grave
1 Gemstone Caverns
4 Urza, Lord High Artificer
2 Sai, Master Thopterist
2 Goblin Engineer
1 Spine of Ish Sah
3 Whir of Invention
1 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Damping Sphere
2 Mind Stone
1 Ichor Wellspring
2 Sword of the Meek
3 Thopter Foundry
1 Pyrite Spellbomb
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Pithing Needle
4 Arcum's Astrolabe
1 Welding Jar
3 Mox Opal
4 Mishra's Bauble
1 Galvanic Blast
1 Tormod's Crypt

Sideboard
2 Ceremonious Rejection
2 Thoughtseize
2 Fatal Push
2 Teferi, Time Raveler
1 Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
3 Leyline of the Void
2 Celestial Purge
1 Wear/Tear

 

Blue Bogles

Barry Horwood, 6th in MCQ

4 Horizon Canopy
4 Seachrome Coast
4 Windswept Heath
2 Hallowed Fountain
1 Snow-Covered Plains
1 Snow-Covered Island
1 Waterlogged Grove
1 Temple Garden
4 Kor Spiritdancer
4 Slippery Bogle
3 Invisible Stalker
4 Ethereal Armor
4 Curious Obsession
4 Daybreak Coronet
3 Hyena Umbra
2 Spirit Link
1 Shimmering Wings
1 Gryff's Boon
1 Cartouche of Knowledge
4 Force of Negation
3 Spell Pierce
2 Path to Exile
2 Leyline of Sanctity

Sideboard
2 Leyline of Sanctity
2 Path to Exile
2 Teferi, Time Raveler
2 Rest in Peace
1 Wheel of Sun and Moon
1 Disenchant
1 Heroic Intervention
1 Stony Silence
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Spirit Link
1 Surgical Extraction

 

Urza ThopterSword

József Benczedi, 7th in MCQ

1 Flooded Strand
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Inventors' Fair
2 Polluted Delta
1 Prismatic Vista
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Steam Vents
1 Watery Grave
6 Snow-Covered Island
1 Snow-Covered Mountain
1 Snow-Covered Swamp
4 Urza, Lord High Artificer
3 Goblin Engineer
1 Mystic Forge
2 Whir of Invention
1 Galvanic Blast
3 Thopter Foundry
2 Teferi, Time Raveler
4 Mox Opal
4 Mishra's Bauble
4 Arcum's Astrolabe
2 Mind Stone
2 Sword of the Meek
1 Ichor Wellspring
1 Damping Sphere
1 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Pithing Needle
1 Pyrite Spellbomb
1 Spine of Ish Sah

Sideboard
3 Thoughtseize
2 Leyline of the Void
2 Fatal Push
2 Battle at the Bridge
1 Dead of Winter
1 Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
1 Sai, Master Thopterist
2 Ceremonious Rejection
1 Wear/Tear

 

Izzet Phoenix

Brett Smith, 8th in MCQ

3 Island
3 Mountain
4 Spirebluff Canal
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Steam Vents
2 Flooded Strand
4 Thing in the Ice/Awoken Horror
4 Arclight Phoenix
1 Crackling Drake
4 Opt
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Lava Dart
4 Thought Scour
4 Manamorphose
1 Magmatic Sinkhole
4 Serum Visions
4 Faithless Looting
1 Flame Slash
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Finale of Promise
2 Aria of Flame

Sideboard
1 Surgical Extraction
2 Ravenous Trap
2 Spell Pierce
2 Anger of the Gods
1 Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
1 Narset, Parter of Veils
2 Abrade
1 Force of Negation
2 Blood Moon
1 Fry

 

 

 

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