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    The best performing deck by Sarven Mclinton and of 2019. Sarv designed the deck in mid-2018 to prey on the South Australian Meta. Winning multiple of the biggest events in the year, it is sizing up to be one of the best performing decks in highlander history if it maintains its performance.

    A video deck tech by Sarven is included below:

    Experienced pilots include (Discord usernames): Sarven Mclinton (Sarv), Tim Evers (?), Justin Cheung, Nick Chmielewski.
    Noteworthy Finishes: 1st Adelaide Eternal Challenge 2018, 1st National Highlander Championship 2019, 1st GP Side Event 2019, 1st Good Games Adelaide Win a Dual 2019, Semi-finals QLD Team Eternal (individual 5-0) and 1st QLD Double-Elim, numerous Top 4’s/semi-finals Adelaide Eternal Highlander Challenges and Good Games Adelaide through 2019.

    List last updated 23/10/2019 05:55 AEST
    Lands (20)
    Tropical Island
    Underground Sea
    Volcanic Island
    Breeding Pool
    Steam Vents
    Arid Mesa
    Bloodstained Mire
    Flooded Strand
    Misty Rainforest
    Scalding Tarn
    Polluted Delta
    Wooded Foothills
    Windswept Heath
    Verdant Catacombs
    2 Island
    Flex Slot (Fiery Islet/3rd Island/Stomping Ground/Rishadan Port)

    Threats (14)
    Deathrite Shaman
    Delver of Secrets
    Goblin Guide
    Grim Lavamancer
    Direfleet Daredevil
    Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
    Scavenging Ooze
    Young Pyromancer
    Vendilion Clique
    Hooting Mandrills
    Chandra, Torch of Defiance
    Flex Slot (Wrenn & Six/Spellseeker/Garruk Relentless/Pteramander)

    Removal/Reach (7)
    Pillar of Flame
    Chain Lightning
    Lightning Bolt
    Incendiary Flow
    Price of Progress
    Flex Slot (Brazen Borrower/Destructive Revelry)

    Interaction (9)
    Mental Misstep
    Force of Negation
    Spell Pierce
    Spell Snare
    Izzet Charm
    Mana Leak

    Draw (9)
    Gitaxian Probe
    Ancestral Recall ++++
    Time Walk +++
    Dack Fayden
    Flex Slot (Light up the Stage/Evasive Action)

    SB: Submerge
    Tormod’s Crypt
     Blue Elemental Blast
    SB: Arc Trail
    SB: Pyroblast
    SB: Red Elemental Blast
    SB: Relic of Progenitus
    SB: Cindervines
    SB: Magus of the Moon
    SB: Sylvan Library
    SB: Trygon Predator
    SB: Ashiok, Dream Render
    Anger of the Gods
    SB: Blood Moon

    Other cards that have or do see play:
    True-Name Nemesis ++
    Dig Through Time ++
    Snapcaster Mage +
    Jace, the Mind Sculptor +
    Chart a Course
    Mission Briefing
    SB Seedtime
    SB Forked Bolt

    • This topic was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by Sarven McLinton Sarven McLinton. Reason: added another 1st finish too
    • This topic was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by Sarven McLinton Sarven McLinton.

    -1 Moxen (from 3 to 2)
    -1 Library of Alexanrdria (from 2 to 1)
    -1 Crop Rotation (from 1 to 0)
    -1 Sensei's Divining Top (from 1 to 0)
    -1 Tainted Pact (from 1 to 0)
    +2 Gaea's Cradle (from 0 to 2)


    Improbable alliance and mystic sanctuary both seem great in this.

    Sarven McLinton
    Sarven McLinton

    I’m definitely currently exploring Mystic Sanctuary – the upside is incredibly high, but the downside is a bit rough for a tempo deck that wants to win early (i.e. coming into play tapped if you do draw it, preventing you from curving out early, and also that you tend to have 2 Islands in play in the mid-game, not 3). You basically want access to it in your deck, but never want to actually draw it 🙁

    I manage Adelaide Eternal, a group running monthly tournaments in SA for Vintage, Highlander, and Legacy. We also commentate feature matches which are uploaded to our YouTube channel every month. Visit: www.youtube.com/adelaideeternal

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