Friday Night Magic: The Winner’s Circle #17

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This past week, Charles Godding and Joe Steet took first place in the Standard and Modern events beating out a FNM record setting 122 players in order to claim their first place finishes.


Here is a look at Charles’s GW Aggro Deck

2 Soldier of the Pantheon
2 Experiment One
4 Fleecemane Lion
4 Voice of Resurgence
2 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
4 Boon Satyr
3 Courser of Kruphix
1 Trostani, Selenya’s Voice
3 Archangel of Thune

4 Selesnya Charm
2 Rootborn Defenses
4 Advent of the Wurm
1 Ajani, Caller of the Pride

4 Temple Garden
4 Temple of Plenty
8 Forest
8 Plains


4 Mistcutter Hydra
4 Skylasher
2 Plummet
2 Pithing Needle
1 Scavenging Ooze
2 Last Breath

Blaine:  What was the best card in the deck for you on Friday?

Charles:  Well, I like turning cards sideways and playing cards that make my opponent groan. So, Voice of Resurgence early and Advent of the Wurm mid to late game. As an honorable mention, last week I cut a single soldier of the pantheon and a single experiment one for two Brimaz and I must say he is totally legit.  Every time I played him he affected the board state immediately.

Blaine: If you had to make some changes, what would they be?

Charlies: That’s a toughie. Um I am playing everything standard legal that fits in with agro except maybe loxodon smiter and I just don’t like that card. Maybe I’ll make some alterations when Journey Into Nyx becomes legal.  Sorry for copping out on that question. My brother plays a similar list except he plays Elspeth and banisher priest. And I HATE his deck.

Blaine: Seems like there’s a little sibling rivalry going on.

Charles: It was so satisfying to have had to play him in round 4 last week.  I crushed him 3 out of 3 times! My deck was just faster and more consistent.

Blaine: Alright, we’ll see if the deck can make a repeat and take down this weeks event as well!

Our Modern Champion was Joe Steet again with UR Hippo Twin. His decklist was unchanged from previous designs and Joe tells us his decklist is perfectly tuned.

Keep an eye out for more winner’s circle coverage and don’t miss our PTQ on March 29th, BUFFALO’s FIRST!

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