QLD: Toowoomba 7-Point Highlander – Competitive REL 14/08/2021 | Deck Lists & Tournament Report

Wow! Thanks to two of our local judges we were still able to fire this event narrowly dodging the greater Brisbane lock down. Tyrone Phillips and Ryan Kruger worked tirelessly through all of the 5 rounds of swiss and the top 8 with Eventlink down (Challonge and spread sheets for tiebreakers). We can’t thank you enough for making this tournament happen! 

Congratulations to the top 8 players. Yet again we see the experienced out of towners crushing these events. Brisbane put 7/8 players into the top seats. Lets look at the final results and the decks that made it through the swiss.
Player’s StandingPlayer’s NamePlayer’s Deck List Link
1stNick ChmielewskiUR Wheels
2ndAnthony Vanderkop5c Breach Combo
3rd – 4thMatthew MacinanteRUG Tempo
3rd – 4thEthan ChoUWR Tempo
5th – 8thAaron UniackleRUG Prowess
5th – 8thBrandon Rashad4c Breya Bomber Breach
5th – 8thNathan HartleyNaya Hatebears
5th – 8thTim Goh4c Elves

*Also noting Brisbane still repping Underworld Breach in the top tables (two copies). A total of five pieces of power nine in the top 8 deck lists. Mox Ruby, Mox Sapphire, Time Twister, x2 Ancestral Recalls.

Congratulations to our two finalists Nick Chmielewski on UR wheels (Wan Chin Burn) and Anothony Vanderkop on 5c Breach.

“What were your top performing cards of the weekend?”

Nick from MTG Mate said, “This list is Wan Chin Lee’s, not my own. Maddening Hex was amazing, but swingy. One round, over 2 games, opponent rolled 3 times, for a total of 17 damage. Another round, in just one game, opponent rolled 4 times, for a total of 6 damage. That being said, the randomness makes it really hard to play around, and you’re always fearing the worst outcome. Overall Maddening Hex was great. Blood Moon just did Blood Moon things and just won the game quickly. Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer never got me anything free to cast, but a couple of treasure tokens. “

“Can you play this deck without Moxen?”

“Moxen are great. You could probably play it without them, but the whole point is to play a little bit of fast mana to just get ahead on your opponent. I’m also running Ancient Tomb, Spirit Guide and Chrome Mox. Mox ruby and Saphhire are the only targets for Urza’s Saga preside board. It’s also worth noting that you can play Urza’s Saga and a Mox on turn 1, and still get good value off it. You could also probably cut the Wheels Packages to be honest. They were cool, but rarely got to lock people out.”

Nathaniel Kok

Nathaniel (or Kokey) is an ambassador of the 7 Point Highlander format in regional Queensland and is on The Highlander Points Committee. He is a big part of the thriving highlander community in Toowoomba. He’s quite the Jund aficionado, and loves to interact with his opponents, generate card advantage and experiment with tempo decks. Outside the game he loves sharing a beer or two with friends and spending time with his wife and son.