March 18 Weekly Recap

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Every new week at Kingslayer Games means a new week of grinding points and a new week of competition. Every Monday we will review the previous week and spotlight one or more decks.

Going forward, Standings will be updated at three times a week at minimum, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

If you go undefeated at an event, let a Staff member know and they can take a picture of your decklist for the recap.

Standings have been updated. You can find them at or in the Invitational Standings tab above.

This Sunday we have our Modern Invitational Qualifier, and as such Modern attendance has been responding. We’re excited to see who takes it down this weekend and if you can’t make it feel free to check out the stream at As usual, this week we’re recapping the weekly events at the shop, with some insight into the stories of these events.

Monday Legacy

Kevin Kiang earned himself a 3-0 finish with his trademark Esper Stoneblade, highlighting himself as the strongest of the Kevin’s this week. Piloting the typical 61 card special, Kevin’s deck is the featured Legacy decklist of the week, which you can check out below.

Player Deck Record Points
Kevin Kiang Esper Stoneblade 3-0 3
Kevin Celinder Aluren 2-1 2
Carlos Hernandez DnT 2-1 2
Ryan Borashan Dredge 2-1 2

Tuesday Modern

Our first Tuesday Modern showcased the archetype diversity among many of the regular Modern players, with Tribal Zoo winning the tournament in the hands of Thien Phung. Ordinarily our Titan Shift guru, Thien decided to play a deck that loses to Blood Moon harder. This deck choice proved pivotal in a finals match against Chris Tolar on Whir Prison, as aggression backed by disruption proved enough.

Player Deck Record Points
Thien Phung Tribal Zoo 3-0 3
Chris Tolar Whir Prison 2-1 2
Andrew Farris Death and Taxes 2-1 2
Nico Urrea Izzet Phoenix 2-1 2

Midweek Standard

A diverse Midweek standard metagame highlighted the power of Blue and Green cards in this Standard format, with James Packes splitting the finals with Alexander Schremp. Phoenix versus Reclamation proves to be one of the defining matchups of Standard, and we’ll be sure to see more of this matchup in the future.

Player Deck Record Points
James Packes Izzet Phoenix 2-0-1 2
Alexander Schremp Bant Reclamation 2-0-1 2
Kevin Morris Gruul Midrange 2-1 2
Joseph Riccardi Simic Nexus 2-1 2

Thursday Modern

A heavy turnout on Thursday yielded two undefeated Modern players. Joseph Riccardi and Joel Waters took down the event, and we’ve chosen Joel’s innovative take on Vizier Company as our Modern Featured Decklist in the section below.

Player Deck Record Points
Joseph Riccardi Izzet Phoenix 4-0 4
Joel Waters Vizier Coco 4-0 4
Chris Tolar Whir Prison 3-1 3
Jacob Brooks Ponza 3-1 3
Brent Armstrong Boros Prison 3-1 3
Nico Urrea Izzet Phoenix 3-1 3
Chris Kaifos Izzet Phoenix 3-1 3

Friday Standard

The first of two Constructed FNM options, Standard FNM was dominated by monocolored decks, with Jason Jahromi overcoming Mono Red in the finals. We’ve featured his decklist this week, which you can see in the section below.

Player Deck Record Points
Jason Jahromi Mono White 4-0 4
Jonathan Galbraith Mono Red 3-1 3
Ryan Carpenter Unknown 3-1 3
Philip Molnar Unknown 3-1 3

Friday Modern

As always, we offer two Constructed event options for FNM, and Friday’s four-round event was no slouch in versatility. With Combo, Midrange, and Aggro taking up equal portions of the top decks, Modern FNM proves as diverse as ever. There were no undefeated players this week.

Player Deck Record Points
Chase Chappell Grishoalbrand 3-1 3
Ryan Sanders Izzet Phoenix 3-1 3
Levi Hosler Mono Green 3-1 3
Andre Jara Jund 3-1 3

Saturday Standard

With Planeswalker Points carrying extra weight going forward, Standard Showdown is more important than ever, and this week we saw a robust metagame. While this tournament was dominated by aggressive decks, Brian Schmitzer’s Mono Blue is excellent at pivoting to a control role. This contributed to his 4-0 finish and couple of Showdown packs.

Player Deck Record Points
Brian Schmitzer Mono Blue 4-0 4
Erik Dowling Gruul Aggro 3-1 3
Jason Jahromi Mono White 3-1 3
Joshua Tenny Temur Reclamation 3-1 3
J Burley Mono Red 3-1 3

Legacy Featured Decklist — Kevin Kiang’s Esper Stoneblade

Legacy Recap

Modern Featured Decklist — Joel Waters’ Vizier Company

Thursday Modern

Standard Featured Decklist — Jason Jahromi’s Mono White Aggro

FNM Standard

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