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 blog.kingslayergames.com/standings-season-2 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 blog.kingslayergames.com/standings-season-2 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 twitch.tv/kingslayermtg. As usual, this week we’re recapping the weekly events at the shop, with some insight into the stories of these events.
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.
|Kevin Kiang||Esper Stoneblade||3-0||3|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
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.
|Joseph Riccardi||Izzet Phoenix||4-0||4|
|Joel Waters||Vizier Coco||4-0||4|
|Chris Tolar||Whir Prison||3-1||3|
|Brent Armstrong||Boros Prison||3-1||3|
|Nico Urrea||Izzet Phoenix||3-1||3|
|Chris Kaifos||Izzet Phoenix||3-1||3|
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.
|Jason Jahromi||Mono White||4-0||4|
|Jonathan Galbraith||Mono Red||3-1||3|
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.
|Ryan Sanders||Izzet Phoenix||3-1||3|
|Levi Hosler||Mono Green||3-1||3|
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.
|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
Modern Featured Decklist — Joel Waters’ Vizier Company
Standard Featured Decklist — Jason Jahromi’s Mono White Aggro
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