This past weekend Win Condition Games hosted our monthly Star City Games Invitational Qualifier. This month’s format was Modern. The question going into the event was would Hogaak dominate the way it has over the past few weeks or would other decks rise to the occasion and take down Hogaak.

This month seventy-one players from around the region descended on Kennesaw in hopes of claiming one of the two qualifications for Season Two Star City Games Invitational. Players selected a wide variety of decks to take down the competition. The most popular were Jund with nine, Phoenix with seven, Burn with six, Mono-Green Tron with six, Hogaak with six, and Eldrazi Tron with five.

Congratulations to Matt Riggs for winning the IQ with his Hogaak deck and to Chet Fulton who finished second playing Eldrazi Tron. The deck lists from the Top 8 decks are below.

Hogaak, Matt Riggs, 1st Place

Creatures (20)
Dryad Arbor
Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
Bloodghast
Golgari Thug
Narcomoeba
Prized Amalgam
Stinkweed Imp

Artifact (4)
Shriekhorn

Sorcery (18)
Cathartic Reunion
Conflagrate
Creeping Chill
Faithless Looting
Life from the Loam

Land (18)
Arid Mesa
Blood Crypt
Copperline Gorge
Forgotten Cave
Gemstone Mine
Mountain
Stomping Ground
Verdant Catacombs
Wooded Foothills
Sideboard (15)
Assassin’s Trophy
Leyline of the Void
Nature’s Claim
Ancient Grudge
Lightning Axe
Blast Zone

Eldrazi Tron, Chet Fulton, 2nd Place

Creatures (16)
Walking Ballista
Endbringer
Matter Reshaper
Reality Smasher
Thought-Knot Seer

Artifacts (10)
Chalice of the Void
Expedition Map
Mind Stone

Instant (3)
Dismember

Sorcery (2)
All Is Dust

Planeswalker (5)
Karn, the Great Creator
Ugin, the Ineffable

Land (24)
Wastes
Blast Zone
Cavern of Souls
Eldrazi Temple
Ghost Quarter
Scavenger Grounds
Sea Gate Wreckage
Urza’s Mine
Urza’s Power Plant
Urza’s Tower
Sideboard (15)
Ensnaring Bridge
Grafdigger’s Cage
Liquimetal Coating
Mycosynth Lattice
Mystic Forge
Sorcerous Spyglass
Tormod’s Crypt
Walking Ballista
Wurmcoil Engine
Leyline of the Void
Spatial Contortion

Vine, Ashford Smith, 3rd Place

Creatures (32)
Bloodghast
Carrion Feeder
Gravecrawler
Hedron Crab
Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
Satyr Wayfinder
Stitcher’s Supplier
Vengevine

Instant (2)
Fatal Push

Sorcery (6)
Assassin's Trophy
Faithless Looting

Land (20)
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Gemstone Mine
Mana Confluence
Marsh Flats
Overgrown Tomb
Polluted Delta
Swamp
Verdant Catacombs
Watery Grave
Sideboard (15)
Assassin's Trophy
Collective Brutality
Fatal Push
Force of Vigor
Leyline of the Void
Nature's Claim
Thoughtseize

Hardened Scales, James Kurtz, 4th Place

Creatures (22)
Metallic Mimic
Spellskite
Arcbound Ravager
Arcbound Worker
Hangarback Walker
Steel Overseer
Walking Ballista

Sorcery (4)
Ancient Stirrings

Artifact (10)
Animation Module
Mox Opal
Welding Jar

Enchantment (4)
Hardened Scales

Land (15)
Blinkmoth Nexus
Phyrexia's Core
Darksteel Citadel
Forest
Inkmoth Nexus
Nurturing Peatland
Pendelhaven
Sideboard (16)
Grafdigger’s Cage
Nature's Claim
Dismember
Spellskite
Karn, Scion of Urza
Damping Sphere
Tormod's Crypt

Jund, Sol Malhe, 5th Place

Creature (15) (15)
Dark Confidant
Scavenging Ooze
Tarmogoyf
Tireless Tracker
Eternal Witness
Thrun, the Last Troll

Instant (7)
Assassin’s Trophy
Fatal Push
Abrupt Decay

Sorcery (10)
Inquisition of Kozilek
Maelstrom Pulse
Thoughtseize
Collective Brutality
Traverse the Ulvenwald

Artifact (2)
Mishra's Bauble

Planeswalker (3)
Liliana of the Veil

Land (23)
Forest
Nurturing Peatland
Overgrown Tomb
Swamp
Verdant Catacombs
Ghost Quarter
Blooming March
Hissing Quagmire
Sideboard (15)
Ghost Quarter
Leyline of the Void
Plague Engineer
Golgari Charm
Duress
Fulminator Mage
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

Izzet Phoenix, Andrew Milholland, 6th Place

Creatures (8)
Arclight Phoenix
Thing in the Ice

Instant (23)
Lightning Bolt
Opt
Lava Dart
Echoing Truth
Magmatic Sinkhole
Manamorphose
Surgical Extraction
Thought Scour

Sorcery (6)
Faithless Looting
Flame Slash
Sleight of Hand

Enchantment (2)
Aria of Flame

Planeswalker (2)
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy

Land (19)
Fiery Islet
Flooded Strand
Island
Mountain
Scalding Tarn
Spirebluff Canal
Steam Vents
Polluted Delta
Sideboard (15)
Abrade
Narset, Parter of Veils
Blood Moon
Force of Negation
Ravenous Trap
Magmatic Sinkhole
Spell Pierce

Urza Combo, Caleb Cummings, 7th Place

Creatures (8)
Goblin Engineer
Urza, Lord High Artificer

Artifact (27)
Arcum’s Astrolabe
Chromatic Star
Ensnaring Bridge
Grafdigger’s Cage
Nihil Spellbomb
Ichor Wellspring
Mishra’s Bauble
Mox Opal
Pithing Needle
Pyrite Spellbomb
Sword of the Meek
Thopter Foundry

Instant (4)
Galvanic Blast
Lightning Bolt
Whir of Invention

Land (19)
Scalding Tarn
Misty Rainforest
Breeding Pool
Watery Grave
Spire of Industry
Flooded Strand
Inventors’ Fair
Polluted Delta
Snow-Covered Island
Snow-Covered Mountain
Snow-Covered Swamp
Steam Vents
Sideboard (15)
Leyline of the Void
Nature's Claim
Assassin's Trophy
Plague Engineer
Thoughtseize
Damping Sphere
Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
Dissenter's Deliverance

Green Tron, Dylan Mooney, 8th Place

Creatures (7)
Walking Ballista
Wurmcoil Engine
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Artifacts (19)
Chromatic Sphere
Chromatic Star
Expedition Map
Oblivion Stone
Relic of Progenitus

Sorcery (8)
Ancient Stirrings
Sylvan Scrying

Instant (1)
Dismember

Planeswalker (6)
Karn Liberated
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Land (19)
Forest
Blast Zone
Ghost Quarter
Sanctum of Ugin
Urza’s Mine
Urza’s Power Plant
Urza’s Tower
Sideboard (15)
Thragtusk
Leyline of the Void
Dismember
Nature’s Claim
Veil of Summer
Emrakul, the Promised End

Until next time. Good luck finding your win condition!