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Decklists from DOQ #2 – April

Sunday afternoon, +22 degrees outside, but true Magic fans do not concede to the weather – they are fiercely battling through Modern rounds! This is how we spent out last weekend, and it was amazing – thanks for tuning in. And congratulations to Bart van Etten for taking down yet another tournament in ’t Lab – the streak continues 😉

Have a look at the meta breakdown and decklists to be better prepared for the next tournament!

Metagame Breakdown:
3 Jund
3 Jund Death’s Shadow
3 Bant Spirts
3 Dredge
2 Gifts Storm
2 Burn
2 Grixis Death’s Shadow
1 GR Ponza
1 Mono Green Devotion
1 Affinity
1 Merfolk
1 Esper Control
1 Abzan Coco
1 Abzan Elves
1 Lantern Control
1 Jeskai Control
1 4c Bringshift
1 Bant Eldrazi
1 KCI Combo

TOP-8 DECKLISTS

Bart van Etten – Jund Death’s Shadow

Creatures (12)
Death's Shadow
Tarmogoyf
Street Wraith

Planeswalkers (3)
Liliana of the Veil
Liliana, the Last Hope

Spells (27)
Fatal Push
Inquisition of Kozilek
Dismember
Thoughtseize
Traverse the Ulvenwald
Abrupt Decay
Temur Battle Rage
Terminate
Kolaghan's Command
Mishra's Bauble
Lands (18)
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Godless Shrine
Overgrown Tomb
Marsh Flats
Stomping Ground
Swamp
Verdant Catacombs

Sideboard (15)
Fatal Push
Nihil Spellbomb
Surgical Extraction
Maelstrom Pulse
Ancient Grudge
Collective Brutality
Fulminator Mage
Lingering Souls
Ranger of Eos
Liliana, the Last Hope

Myrddin Hermans – Dredge

Creatures (23)
Stinkweed Imp
Prized Amalgam
Narcomoeba
Insolent Neonate
Haunted Dead
Golgari Thug
Bloodghast

Spells (16)
Collective Brutality
Life From the Loam
Faithless Looting
Conflagrate
Cathartic Reunion
Lands (21)
Copperline Gorge
Stomping Ground
Blood Crypt
Dakmor Salvage
Gemstone Mine
Mountain
Wooded Foothills
Bloodstained Mire
Blackcleave Cliffs

Sideboard (15)
Ancient Grudge
Collective Brutality
Darkblast
Gnaw to the Bone
Lightning Axe
Thoughtseize
Abrupt Decay

Jessy Berghout – Jund

Creatures (12)
Dark Confidant
Tarmogoyf
Scavenging Ooze
Huntmaster of the Fells

Planeswalkers (4)
Liliana of the Veil

Spells (20)
Abrupt Decay
Fatal Push
Inquisition of Kozilek
 Thoughtseize
Kolaghan's Command
Terminate
Maelstrom Pulse
Lands (24)
Blackcleave Cliffs
Bloodstained Mire
Blood Crypt
Forest
Graven Cairns
Overgrown Tomb
Raging Ravine
Swamp
Stomping Ground
Verdant Catacombs
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard (15)
Fulminator Mage
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Thundermaw Hellkite
Anger of the Gods
Damnation
Leyline of the Void
Maelstrom Pulse
Night of Souls'Betrayal
Collective Brutality

Laurens van der Beek – Bant Eldrazi

Creatures (24)
Noble Hierarch
Eldrazi Displacer
Eldrazi Skyspawner
Thought-Knot Seer
Reality Smasher
Drowner of Hope

Spells (13)
Path to Exile
Dismember
Ancient Stirrings
Engineered Explosives
Talisman of Progress
Lands (23)
Cavern of Souls
Eldrazi Temple
Windswept Heath
Brushland
Yavimaya Coast
Hallowed Fountain
Breeding Pool
Temple Garden
Forest
Plains

Sideboard (15)
Rest in Peace
Grafdigger's Cage
Stony Silence
Natural State
Stubborn Denial
Blessed Alliance
Negate
Worship
World Breaker
Thragtusk

Lars Rodrigues de Miranda – 4c BringShift

Creatures (6)
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Snapcaster Mage

Spells (29)
Engineered Explosives
Anticipate
Farseek
Izzet Charm
Remand
Search for Tomorrow
Electrolyze
Anger of the Gods
Maelstrom Pulse
Cryptic Command
Scapeshift
Hunting Wilds
Bring to Light
Lands (25)
Steam Vents
Stomping Ground
Misty Rainforest
Island
Breeding Pool
Forest
Mountain
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
Flooded Grove
Cinder Glade
Swamp
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Obstinate Baloth
Lightning Bolt
Ancient Grudge
Counterflux
Madcap Experiment
Platinum Emperion
Slaughter Games
Crumble to Dust
Damnation
Krosan Grip
Shatterstorm
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir

Rens Overgaauw – Dredge

Creatures (24)
Narcomoeba
Bloodghast
Golgari Thug
Stinkweed Imp
Insolent Neonate
Scourge Devil
Prized Amalgam

Spells (16)
Cathartic Reunion
Conflagrate
Faithless Looting
Life from the Loam
Darkblast
Lands (20)
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Copperline Gorge
Dakmor Salvage
Ghost Quarter
Mana Confluence
Mountain
Stomping Ground
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard (15)
Abrupt Decay
Ancient Grudge
Bojuka Bog
Collective Brutality
Darkblast
Gnaw to the Bone
Golgari Charm
Lightning Axe
Nature's Claim
Vengeful Pharaoh

Anco vd Berg – Burn

Creatures (12)
Goblin Guide
Monastery Swiftspear
Eidolon of the Great Revel

Spells (28)
Skullcrack
Lightning Bolt
Lightning Helix
Lava Spike
Rift Bolt
Boros Charm
Searing Blaze
Lands (20)
Inspiring Vantage
Stomping Ground
Mountains
Arid Mesa
Sacred Foundry
Bloodstained Mire
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard (15)
Destructive Revelry
Atarka's Command
Kor Firewalker
Exquisite Firecraft
Deflecting Palm
Path to Exile

Wessel Groot – Grixis Death’s Shadow

Creatures (15)
Street Wraith
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
Gurmag Angler
Snapcaster Mage
Death's Shadow

Planeswalker (2)
Liliana, the Last Hope

Spells (24)
Kolaghan's Command
Terminate
Dismember
Fatal Push
Inquisition of Kozilek
Thoughtseize
Stubborn Denial
Thought Scour
Serum Visions
Lands (19)
Swamp
Island
Watery Grave
Steam Vents
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn

Sideboard (15)
Fulminator Mage
Surgical Extraction
Stubborn Denial
Temur Battle Rage
Big Game Hunter
Nihil Spellbomb
Anger of the Gods
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
Izzet Staticaster
Pia and Kiran Nalaar

Monkly Invitational Results and Decklists

Last year, December 18: the winners and most loyal players of our Lab Monklies throughout the season of 2016 gathered together to decide the ultimate winner and get a share of a €500 prize pool.

During the first 5 rounds of Swiss they played Modern, which again proved to be a very diverse format. And in the end 8 mages proved their supremacy in this format and got into TOP-8!

TOP-8 was not a regular tournament, not something you would expect… it was Cube Draft! All kinds of broken strategies were possible there, but the question was – in which direction was it better to go? In the end Frank van Houten proved that Monored with Winter Orb was the best choice, which made him our Monkly Invitational 2017 Champion, congratulations to him!

NEWS SPOILER: First of all, thank you for coming to our Monklies, playing with us and helping make Magic more fun and enjoyable for everyone! We will continue supporting Modern, of course, but for the upcoming 2017 we have a change of plans – we are teaming up with the biggest Modern-supporting stores in NL and together we will create a big joint Invitational! So that still means we will have Modern Monthlies every month, but in a new setting and also with cooler things! Stay tuned to hear more about it in the upcoming news 🙂

Decklists of TOP-8 and metagame breakdown you can find below.

Frank van Houten – Whacker Zoo

Creatures (28)
Burning-Tree Emissary
Experiment One
Flinthoof Boar
Ghor-Clan Rampager
Kird Ape
Reckless Bushwhacker
Vexing Devil
Wild Nacatl
Zurgo Bellstriker

Spells (10)
Atarka’s Command
Lightning Bolt
Blossoming Defense
Lands (18)
Forest
Mountain
Arid Mesa
Sacred Foundry
Stomping Ground
Temple Garden
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard (15)
Grafdigger’s Cage
Destructive Revelry
Deflecting Palm
Pyroclasm
Lightning Helix
Path to Exile
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Dromoka’s Command

Anco van den Berg – Zoo

Creatures (17)
Monastery Swiftspear
Wild Nacatl
Eidolon of the Great Revel
Goblin Guide
Grim Lavamancer

Spells (23)
Atarka’s Command
Rift Bolt
Lava Spike
Lightning Bolt
Boros Charm
Searing Blaze
Lands (20)
Wooded Foothills
Arid Mesa
Bloodstained Mire
Stomping Ground
Sacred Foundry
Mountain

Sideboard (13)
Skullcrack
Path to Exile
Rest in Peace
Deflecting Palm
Destructive Revelry

 

Pim Heijne – Affinity

Creatures (27)
Master of Etherium
Vault Skirge
Arcbound Ravager
Etched Champion
Memnite
Ornithopter
Signal Pest
Steel Overseer

Spells (16)
Galvanic Blast
Cranial Plating
Mox Opal
Springleaf Drum
Lands (17)
Blinkmoth Nexus
Darksteel Citadel
Glimmervoid
Inkmoth Nexus
Island
Mountain

Sideboard (15)
Ancient Grudge
Etched Champion
Ghirapur Aether Grid
Natural State
Nihil Spellbomb
Rest in Peace
Sea Gate Wreckage
Spell Pierce
Stubborn Denial
Thoughtseize
Whipflare

 

Joost Verburg – Abzan Coco

Creatures (29)
Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit
Aven Mindcensor
Fiend Hunter
Viscera Seer
Birds of Paradise
Eternal Witness
Melira, Sylvok Outcast
Noble Hierarch
Scavenging Ooze
Wall of Roots
Kitchen Finks
Murderous Redcap
Spellskite

Spells (8)
Chord of Calling
Collected Company
Lands (23)
Forest
Gavony Township
Godless Shrine
Horizon Canopy
Overgrown Tomb
Plains
Swamp
Temple Garden
Verdant Catacombs
Windswept Heath

Sideboard (15)
Abrupt Decay
Burrenton Forge-Tender
Kataki, War’s Wage
Orzhov Pontiff
Path to Exile
Pharika, God of Affliction
Qasali Pridemage
Tidehollow Sculler
Yixlid Jailer

 

Xandor Tollenaar – Jund

Xandor Tollenaar – Jund (0)

Creatures (14)
Tarmogoyf
Dark Confidant
Scavenging Ooze
Kitchen Finks
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

Planeswalkers (3)
Liliana of the Veil

Spells (20)
Lightning Bolt
Terminate
Abrupt Decay
Thoughtseize
Inquisition of Kozilek
Maelstrom Pulse
Kolaghan’s Command
Collective Brutality
Dreadbore
Lands (24)
Overgrown Tomb
Mountain
Blood Crypt
Stomping Ground
Twilight Mire
Wooded Foothills
Verdant Catacombs
Bloodstained Mire
Swamp
Forest
Blackcleave Cliffs
Raging Ravine
Hissing Quagmire

Sideboard (16)
Ancient Grudge
Nihil Spellbomb
Painful Truths
Liliana, the Last Hope
Ishkanah, Grafwidow
Fulminator Mage
Thrun, the Last Troll
Anger of the Gods
Night of Souls’ Betrayal
Kolaghan’s Command
Golgari Charm

 

Pascal van Alphen – Affinity

Creatures (27)
Memnite
Ornithopter
Signal Pest
Vault Skirge
Steel Overseer
Arcbound Ravager
Etched Champion
Master of Etherium

Spells (16)
Mox Opal
Springleaf Drum
Galvanic Blast
Cranial Plating
Lands (17)
Glimmervoid
Mountain
Inkmoth Nexus
Blinkmoth Nexus
Darksteel Citadel

Sideboard (15)
Ancient Grudge
Ghirapur Aether Grid
Etched Champion
Whipflare
Grafdigger’s Cage
Dismember
Spellskite
Thoughtseize
Sea Gate Wreckage
Stubborn Denial

 

Claes de Graaff – GW Tron

Creatures (6)
Spellskite
Wurmcoil Engine
World Breaker
Ulamog, Ceaseless Hunger
Platinum Angel

Planeswalkers (6)
Karn Liberated
Ugin, The Spirit Dragon

Spells (28)
Relic of Progenitus
Oblivion Stone
Path to Exile
Chromatic Star
Chromatic Sphere
Ancient Stirrings
Sylvan Scrying
Expedition Map
Lands (20)
Geier Reach Sanitarium
Mystifying Maze
Sanctum of Ugin
Forest
Brushland
Razorverge Thicket
Urza’s Tower
Urza’s Power Plant
Urza’s Mine

Sideboard (15)
Nature’s Claim
Surgical Extraction
Thragtusk
Ghost Quarter
Blessed Alliance
Warping Wail

 

Nick Wildschut – UWR Ascension

Creatures (4)
Thing in the Ice

Spells (38)
Pyromancer Ascension
Serum Visions
Manamorphose
Visions of Beyond
Thought Scour
Gitaxian Probe
Lightning Bolt
Lightning Helix
Remand
Faithless Looting
Lands (18)
Flooded Strand
Scalding Tarn
Spirebluff Canal
Sacred Foundry
Steam Vents
Hallowed Fountain
Island
Mountain

Meta Breakdown (4)
Affinity
Abzan Coco

 

Metagame Breakdown

3 Affinty
2 abzan Coco
2 GR Burn
1 UWR Ascension
1 Jund
1 GW Tron
1 Eldrazi & Taxes
1 Dredge
1 Mono U Turns
1 Ad Nauseam
1 Lantern Control
1 Mono U Tron
1 Madcap Experiment
1 Kiki Coco

 

 

Lab Modern Invitational – December 18

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Each month of last year you played Modern Monkly’s, had fun with friends, and hopefully qualified for this Invitational… Because it is time to give back what you all earned! With around €500 in the prize pool accumulated throughout more than 12 qualifiers, you would not want to miss this tournament! So join us on Sunday December 18 🙂

The Invitational consists of Swiss Modern portion followed by TOP-8 Cube Draft. Exciting, right?

Starting time: 11:00
Store open: 10:00

Format: Modern (Swiss rounds), TOP-8 Cube Draft
Participation: click here to check if you are qualified

Decklists:
It is a competitive event, so a decklist is required (for Modern).

Prize pool:
Around€500 in the prize pool. Prize payout will be announced during the tournament.

Food:
You can bring your own food. Drinks are also available in the store.

Extra:
If you need some cards just email info@lab-monkey.nl in advance and we will try to get them for you!