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Magic: The Gathering – Las Vegas Top 8 Modern Decklists

This weekend, ChannelFireball held a special Grand Prix-like (or lastly known as the MagicFest), large scale paper Magic: The Gathering event at Las Vegas, after the world was locked down almost two years ago. One of the main event formats was Modern, with a $25,000 total prize pool. It was very encouraging to see 1436 keen players registered, despite the tournament not being part of the official Magic: The Gathering organized play structure.

While there was no full coverage for the event, thanks to The MMCast and Corbin Hosler players were able to catch up with the scenes with some text and video coverage as well as the top 8 decklists that you can check out below. Edwin Colleran took the first prize with Rakdos Midrange, defeating Steven Pearlman’s Indomitable Creativity in the finals!

Rakdos Midrange by Edwin Colleran (1st)

rakdos midrange
53.5% global win rate
2.12% metagame share
best against
vs eldrazi tron
83.3% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs izzet blitz
81.8% win rate
11 tracked matches
vs dredge
72.7% win rate
11 tracked matches
worst against
vs temur cascade
31.3% win rate
16 tracked matches
vs elementals
30.8% win rate
13 tracked matches
vs grixis death's shadow
25.9% win rate
27 tracked matches

Indomitable Creativity by Steven Pearlman (2nd)

4c creativity
modern
buy from TCGplayer $892.04
4c creativity
54.9% global win rate
1.03% metagame share
best against
vs humans
100.0% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs burn
80.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs mono-white hammer
62.5% win rate
8 tracked matches
worst against
vs jeskai control
40.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs living end
37.5% win rate
8 tracked matches
vs izzet blitz
28.6% win rate
7 tracked matches

Jund Midrange by Nathan Steuer (3rd)

jund midrange
modern
buy from TCGplayer $1281.99
jund midrange
45.9% global win rate
2.87% metagame share
best against
vs bant stoneblade
80.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs four-color control
71.4% win rate
7 tracked matches
vs grixis control
66.7% win rate
9 tracked matches
worst against
vs 4c cascade
20.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs hardened scales
0.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs esper combo
0.0% win rate
5 tracked matches

Infect by Jeff Jao (4th)

infect
45.5% global win rate
0.93% metagame share
best against
vs golgari yawgmoth
66.7% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs amulet titan
55.6% win rate
9 tracked matches
vs counters company
50.0% win rate
6 tracked matches
worst against
vs burn
36.4% win rate
11 tracked matches
vs grixis death's shadow
22.2% win rate
9 tracked matches
vs jund death's shadow
0.0% win rate
5 tracked matches

Joel Lapray (Scales)

hardened scales
modern
buy from TCGplayer $692.07
hardened scales
57% global win rate
0.83% metagame share
best against
vs eldrazi tron
100.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs jund midrange
100.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs izzet murktide
90.0% win rate
10 tracked matches
vs grixis death's shadow
80.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs orzhov hammer
80.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs burn
61.5% win rate
13 tracked matches

Amulet Titan by Levi Sprung (6th)

amulet titan
52.1% global win rate
3.98% metagame share
best against
vs dredge
100.0% win rate
12 tracked matches
vs orzhov stoneblade
83.3% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs four-color blink
83.3% win rate
6 tracked matches
worst against
vs dimir mill
25.0% win rate
16 tracked matches
vs grixis death's shadow
22.7% win rate
22 tracked matches
vs gruul ponza
16.7% win rate
6 tracked matches

Amulet Titan by Andy Wilson (7th)

amulet titan
52.1% global win rate
3.98% metagame share
best against
vs dredge
100.0% win rate
12 tracked matches
vs orzhov stoneblade
83.3% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs four-color blink
83.3% win rate
6 tracked matches
worst against
vs dimir mill
25.0% win rate
16 tracked matches
vs grixis death's shadow
22.7% win rate
22 tracked matches
vs gruul ponza
16.7% win rate
6 tracked matches

Four-Color Control by Ivan Espinosa (8th)

four-color control
modern
buy from TCGplayer $1381.77
four-color control
51.5% global win rate
0.61% metagame share
best against
vs elementals
66.7% win rate
9 tracked matches
vs grixis death's shadow
66.7% win rate
9 tracked matches
vs azorius control
62.5% win rate
8 tracked matches
worst against
vs rakdos midrange
44.4% win rate
9 tracked matches
vs four-color blink
28.6% win rate
7 tracked matches
vs jund midrange
28.6% win rate
7 tracked matches
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