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WINNER - Ravager Shops


Lands and Mana Sources:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra’s Factory
4 Mishra’s Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring

Artifacts:
1 Chalice of the Void
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere

Creatures:
4 Arcbound Ravager
1 Chief of the Foundry
4 Foundry Inspector
2 Hangerback Walker
1 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard:
2 Dismember
4 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Powder Keg
3 Precursor Golem
2 Ratchet Bomb
3 Tormod’s Crypt



Name:

 Andy Markiton

Age:

 43

Occupation:

 Nurse Practitioner

Hometown:

 Toronto, Canada

Current City:

 Toronto Canada

Past accomplishments:

 Won NYSE 4 in 2016. Top 8 Vintage Championship 2016. Won P9 Challenges and several other top 8’s on MtGO.

What card should be restricted and why?

 Mental Misstep. It will force blue players to stop cheating on their Shop hate.

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Oath of Druids

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Mishra’s Workshop and Foundry Inspector

Anything else you'd like to share?

 No







Name:

 Rich Shay, Ph.D.

Age:

 36

Occupation:

 Scientist

Hometown:

 Norwood, MA

Current City:

 Norwood, MA

Past accomplishments:

 Rhode Island State Champion, VSL Competitor, won 2 TMD Opens, won dozens of pieces of power, won SCG.

What card should be restricted and why?

 Mental Misstep. Also, probably Sphere of Resistance or maybe Oath.

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Oath of Druids

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Mishra’s Workshop

Anything else you'd like to share?

 Please fix the card frames; they are asymmetrical and taper differently on the left and right. Please center the frame. Also, please bring back Atogs!
 

Ravager Shops (Pirate Stompy)



Lands and Mana Sources:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra’s Factory
4 Mishra’s Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring

Artifacts:
1 Chalice of the Void
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere

Creatures:
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
3 Hangerback Walker
1 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard:
2 Dismember
4 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
3 Tormod’s Crypt
1 Witchbane Orb
3 Wurmcoil Engine






Oath of Druids



Lands and Mana Sources:
1 Island
2 Flooded Strand
4 Forbidden Orchard
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
1 Scalding Tarn
2 Tropical Island
1 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire

Creatures:
1 Griselbrand
2 Inferno Titan

Enchantments:
4 Oath of Druids
1 Sylvan Library

Instants and Sorceries:
1 Ancestral Recall
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
3 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
3 Preordain
2 Mental Misstep
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Repeal
1 Slice and Dice
1 Time Walk
1 Yawgmoth’s Will

Planeswalkers:
2 Dack Fayden
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Sideboard:
1 Abrade
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Energy Flux
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Mountain
2 Pithing Needle
2 Sudden Shock
1 Thrun, the Last Troll
4 Tormod’s Crypt



Name:

 Pat Fehling

Age:

 37

Occupation:

 Addiction Psychologist

Hometown:

 Kohler, Wisconsin

Current City:

 Denver, Colorado

Past accomplishments:

 2002 and 2004 5-Color Magic World Champion.

What card should be restricted and why?

 Foundry Inspector

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Sphere of Resistance

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Anything else you'd like to share?

 Special thanks to my wife Kelty and my two sons Wiley and Charlie! I love each of you and am forever proud of you!







Name:

 Mike Kiesel

Age:

 31

Occupation:

 Software Developer

Hometown:

 Royal Oak, MI

Current City:

 Seattle, Washington

Past accomplishments:

 I’ve lost a lot of win and ins.

What card should be restricted and why?

 Mental Misstep. It makes the blue mirror unfun and is oppressive.

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Oath of Druids

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Mishra’s Workshop

Anything else you'd like to share?

 No
 

Ravager Shops



Lands and Mana Sources:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra’s Factory
4 Mishra’s Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring

Artifacts:
1 Chalice of the Void
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere

Creatures:
4 Arcbound Ravager
2 Fleetwheel Cruiser
4 Foundry Inspector
2 Hangerback Walker
1 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Precursor Golem
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard:
1 Batterskull
2 Crucible of Worlds
2 Dismember
4 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Steel Hellkite
3 Tormod’s Crypt
1 Witchbane Orb
1 Wurmcoil Engine






Oath of Druids



Lands and Mana Sources:
1 Island
1 Flooded Strand
4 Forbidden Orchard
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Tropical Island
2 Underground Sea
1 Black Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring

Artifacts:
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key

Creatures:
2 Griselbrand
1 Sphinx of the Steel Wind

Enchantments:
4 Oath of Druids

Instants and Sorceries:
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Consultation
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
2 Mana Drain
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Ponder
1 Show and Tell
1 Time Walk
1 Tinker
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Yawgmoth’s Will

Planeswalkers:
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Sideboard:
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Energy Flux
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
3 Leyline of the Void
1 Mindbreak Trap
3 Nature’s Claim
1 Toxic Deluge
2 Yixlid Jailer



Name:

 Ibrahim Aldridge

Age:

 29

Occupation:

 Web Developer

Hometown:

 Oakland, CA

Current City:

 Oakland, CA

Past accomplishments:

 5 Vintage event top 8’s with Oath of Druids

What card should be restricted and why?

 Sphere of Resistance, Walking Ballista, Arcbound Ravager. Shops is too good!

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Sphere of Resistance, Chalice of the Void, Trinisphere, Thorn of Amethyst.

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Demonic Consultation

Anything else you'd like to share?

 No







Name:

 Brian Kelly

Age:

 37

Occupation:

 Attorney and Musician

Hometown:

 Wilkes-Barre, PA

Current City:

 Plains, PA

Past accomplishments:

 Winner of 2015 Vintage World Championship, Winner of Eternal Extravaganza 2 and 3, VSL Cast Member

What card should be restricted and why?

 Cabal Therapy. Dredge being lethal by Turn 2 we can deal with but a free Mind Twist in tandem is beyond the pale.

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Sphere of Resistance

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Library of Alexandria.

Anything else you'd like to share?

 No
 

Inferno Titan Oath of Druids



Lands and Mana Sources:
1 Island
2 Flooded Strand
4 Forbidden Orchard
1 Library of Alexandria
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
2 Tropical Island
1 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring

Artifacts:
1 Sorcerous Spyglass

Creatures:
2 Inferno Titan
1 Griselbrand

Enchantments:
4 Oath of Druids
1 Sylvan Library

Instants and Sorceries:
4 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep
2 Flusterstorm
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Gush
1 Dig Through Time
1 Peek
1 Repeal
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Gitaxian Probe
2 Preordain
1 Time Walk
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Yawgmoth’s Will
1 Slice and Dice
1 Firespout

Planeswalkers:
2 Dack Fayden
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Sideboard:
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Cavern of Souls
1 Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Magus of the Moat
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Pithing Needle
1 Stormbreath Dragon
1 Sudden Shock
4 Tormod’s Crypt






Ravager Shops



Lands and Mana Sources:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra’s Factory
4 Mishra’s Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring

Artifacts:
1 Chalice of the Void
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere

Creatures:
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Chief of the Foundry
4 Foundry Inspector
1 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Precursor Golem
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard:
2 Dismember
4 Grafdigger’s Cage
3 Hangerback Walker
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
2 Tormod’s Crypt
2 Wurmcoil Engine



Name:

 Brian Durkin

Age:

 32

Occupation:

 Host of Full Belly Laughs Podcast

Hometown:

 Havertown, PA

Current City:

 Philadelphia, PA

Past accomplishments:

  I won the GP Equivalent in the WoW TCG. In Round 3 of the main event, I dodged dying to Mana Crypt to win.

What card should be restricted and why?

 Mental Misstep. It makes one drops laughable and gives too much power to decks that skip one drops (i.e. Dredge and Shops).

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Oath of Druids. I have creatures and it really likes to see that.

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Arcbound Ravager. He made me quit magic the first time and it is sweet to now top 8 with him.

Anything else you'd like to share?

 My podcast is gamer friendly. We play board games. It would be awesome if people check it out.







Name:

 Eric Vergo

Age:

 26

Occupation:

 Product Design for Apple

Hometown:

 Yorktown, NY

Current City:

 Berkeley, CA

Past accomplishments:

 A lot of 9th places!

What card should be restricted and why?

 Mental Misstep. I’m tired of getting my Sol Ring countered.

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Oath of Druids

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Mishra’s Workshop

Anything else you'd like to share?

 No
 

Ravager Shops



Lands and Mana Sources:
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra’s Factory
4 Mishra’s Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring

Artifacts:
1 Chalice of the Void
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere

Creatures:
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
1 Hangerback Walker
1 Lodestone Golem
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Precursor Golem
3 Tangle Wire
4 Walking Ballista

Sideboard:
1 Dismember
2 Crucible of Worlds
4 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Karakas
2 Relic of Progenitus
1 Tormod’s Crypt
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
2 Wurmcoil Engine






Vintage Champs Metagame Breakdown


  Archetype    # of Decks    % of Meta  
Blue Control7718.03%
Shops7216.86%
Eldrazi4410.30%
Dredge4310.07%
Oath419.60%
Paradoxical266.09%
Delver266.09%
Other255.85%
BUG Fish245.62%
Big Blue184.22%
Combo173.98%
Null Rod143.28%
   
Total427