A little late in the day but interesting for posterity, here are the Top8 lists of two UK events which broke 50 players at the end of 2016, the Axion Legacy Masters and Manaleak Eternal weekend.
Because this data is a bit out of date I won’t do an analysis as the meta has moved on quite a bit since then with the printing of cards like Fatal Push and Leovold, Emissary of Trest. I will however remind people that the meta in this country moves slowly and as usual for any big event held here you are likely to come across a massive range decks. There will always be a number of Burn players or the like, and because of the price of switching decks and acquiring cards you will also see some lists that are not at the forefront of ‘Legacy tech’.

Congratulations to all the players who made Top8 in these two events!

I look forward to seeing you at the big events in the UK this year!

Axion Legacy Masters – 19/22/2016 – 64 players

Miracles - 6UB Reanimator - 2MUD - 1
Death and Taxes - 5Lands - 2Jund - 1
Burn - 3UR Delver - 2Twin - 1
Eldrazi - 34 Colour Delver - 2Food Chain - 1
Grixis Delver - 3BR Reanimator - 1Aluren - 1
Shardless - 3Nic Fit - 1Soldier Stompy - 1
RUG Delver - 3Bant Blade - 1Noble Bant - 1
Elves - 2Tezz Control - 1Tin Fins - 1
Aggro Loam - 2Belcher - 1Enchantress - 1
Infect - 2Goblin Aggro - 1ANT - 1

Unfortunately some lists had gone missing on the day due to the side event so what is presented are those remaining ones.


Top 8 Decklists

Autum Burchett - Eldrazi

Creatures (25)
Eldrazi Mimic
Oblivion Sower
Endless One
Matter Reshaper
Reality Smasher
Simian Spirit Guide
Thought-Knot Seer

Artifacts (6)
Chalice of the Void
Umezawa's Jitte

Spells (4)
Dismember
Warping Wail
Lands (25)
Ancient Tomb
Cavern of Souls
City of Traitors
Eldrazi Temple
Eye of Ugin
Mishra's Factory
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Wasteland

Sideboard (15)
Thorn of Amethyst
Leyline of the Void
Ratchet Bomb
All is dust
Pithing needle
Karakas
Endbringer

Dan Burnard - Miracles

Creatures (6)
Monastery Mentor
Snapcaster Mage

Planeswalkers (2)
Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Spells (22)
Brainstorm
Force of WIll
Ponder
Swords to Plowshres
Terminus
Council’s Judgement
Counterspell

Enchantments (5)
Blood Moon
Counterbalance

Artifacts (4)
Sensei’s Divining Top
Lands (21)
Flooded Strand
Island
Arid Mesa
Plains
Polluted Delta
Tundra
Volcanic Island

Sideboard (15)
Blood Moon
Containment Priest
Counterspell
Engineered Explosives
Flusterstorm
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Izzet Staticaster
Pyroblast
Red Elemental Blast
Surgical Extraction
Vendillion Clique
Wear//Tear

Callum Smith - Dark Bant

Creatures (18)
Noble Hierarch
Deathrite Shaman
Stoneforge Mystic
True-Name Nemesis
Leovold, Emissary of Trest

Spells (17)
Swords to Plowshare
Daze
Force of Will
Brainstorm
Stifle

Planeswalkers (2)
Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Artifacts (3)
Umezawa's Jitte
Batterskull
Sword of Fire and Ice
Lands (20)
Wasteland
Tropical Island
Tundra
Underground Sea
Scrubland
Polluted Delta
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest

Sideboard (15)
Containment priest
Fluster storm
Abrupt Decay
Rest in Peace
Meddling Mage
Zealous Persecution
Garruk Relentless
Ethersworn Canonist

Phil Mead - Infect

Creatures (14)
Dryad Arbor
Blighted Agent
Glistner Elf
Noble Hierach
Viridian Corrupter

Spells (27)
Become Immense
Berserk
Brainstorm
Crop Rotation
Daze
Flusterstorm
Force of Will
Gitaxian Probe
Invigorate
Spell Pierce
Vines of the Vastwood
Lands (19)
Forest
Pendlhaven
Wasteland
Inkmoth Nexus
Tropical Island
Verdant Catacombs
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills

Sideboard (15)
Leyline of Sanctity
Swords to Plowshares
Bojuka Bog
Force of WIll
Karakas
Krosan Grip
Natures Claim
Piracy Charm
Rest in Peace
Savannah
Submerge
Surgical Extraction
Wasteland

Alex Gershaw - Death and Taxes

Creatures (22)
Mother of Runes
Stoneforge Mystic
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Phyrexian Revoker
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Ethersworn Canonist
Recruiter of the Guard
Sanctum Prelate
Mirran Crusader

Spells (4)
Swords to Plowshares

Artifacts (7)
Aether Vial
Sword of Fire and Ice
Batterskull
Umezawa’s Jitte
Lands (23)
Wasteland
Rishadan Port
Karakas
Cavern of Souls
Horizon Canopy
10 Plains

Sideboard (15)
Rest in Peace
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Leonin Relic-warder
Ethersworn Canonist
Path to Exile
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Banisher Priest
Mangara of Corondor
Oblivion Ring
Enlightened Tutor

Gareth Hart - Elves

Creatures (31)
Deathrite Shaman
Heritage Druid
Quirion Ranger
Elvish Visionary
Wirewood Symbiote
Nettle Sentinel
Birchlore Rangers
Leovold, Emissary of Trest
Craterhoof Behemoth
Reclamation Sage
Dryad Arbor

Spells (14)
Greensun’s Zenith
Crop rotation
Sylvan Library
Glimpse of Nature
Natural Order
Lands (16)
Forest
Bayou
Cavern of Souls
Gaea’s Cradle
Pendlehaven
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills
Verdant Catacombs
Misty Rainforest

Sideboard (15)
Faerie Macabre
Abrupt Decay
Thoughtseize
Reclamation Sage
Scavenging Ooze
Pithing Needle
Choke
Cabal Therapy

Alex Mortimer - Lands

Enchantments (7)
Exploration
Manabond
Molten Vortex
Seismic Assault

Artifacts (4)
Mox Diamond

Spells (15)
Crop Rotation
Gamble
Life from the Loam
Punishing Fire
Lands (34)
Grove of the Burnwillows
Wasteland
Rishadan Port
Thespians Stage
Dark Depths
Maze of Ith
Taiga
Wooded Foothills
Windswept Heath
Forest
Bojuka Bog
Glacial Chasm
Tranquil Thicket
Horizon Canopy
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sideboard (15)
Krosan Grip
Sphere of Resistance
Chalice of the Void
Pithing Needle
Worm Harvest
Boseiju, Who Shelters A;
Zuran Orb
Faerie Macabre

Claude Schmit - UR Delver

Creatures (13)
Delver of Secrets
Monastery Swiftspear
Stormchaser Mage
Bedlam Reveler

Spells (31)
Brainstorm
Chain Lightning
Daze
Force of WIll
Gitaxian Probe
Lightning Bolt
Ponder
Price of Progress
Fire // Ice
Lands (16)
Scalding Tarn
Polluted Delta
Misty Rainforest
Flooded Strand
Wooded Foothills
Bloodstained Mire
Volcanic Island
Mountain
Island

Sideboard (15)
Pyroblast
Smash to Smithereens
Flusterstorm
Rough // Tumble
Sufuric Vortex
Surgical Extraction
Dismember

Manaleak – 26/11/2016 – 76 Players

The 76 decks played were as follows

Manaleak - 26/11/17 Meta

Miracles - 11BUG Leovold - 2Pox - 1
Eldrazi - 7Elves - 2Oops All Spells - 1
Grixis Delver - 5Lands - 2Turbo Depths - 1
Burn - 4Aggro Loam - 2Omnishow - 1
Death and Taxes - 4Shardless - 2Shardless CB - 1
Infect - 4BR Reanimator - 2StoneBlade - 1
BUG Delver - 3Aluren -1 DeadGuyAle - 1
UR Delver - 3BG Depths - 18Thalias - 1
Painter - 3Dredge - 1FoodChain - 1
Noble Bant - 3Dragon Stompy - 1
ANT - 2Leylines - 1

Top 8 Decklists

Nicolas Genieis - Infect

Creatures (12)
Blighted Agent
Glistener Elf
Noble Hierarch

Spells (28)
Become Immense
Berserk
Brainstorm
Flusterstorm
Force of Will
Invigorate
Ponder
Vines of Vastwood
Lands (20)
Flooded Strand
Forest
Inkmoth Nexus
Misty Rainforest
Pendelhaven
Tropical Island
Tundra
Windswept Heath

Sideboard (15)
Absolute Law
Echoing Truth
Krosan Grip
Meddling Mage
Necropede
Null Rod
Pithing Needle
Rest in Peace
Surgical Extraction

Rod Smith - Elves

Creatures (30)
Birchlore Rangers
Craterhoof Behemoth
Deathrite Shaman
Elvish Visionary
Fyndhorn Elves
Heritage Druid
Nettle Sentinel
Quirion Ranger
Reclamation Sage
Wirewood Symbiote

Spells (11)
Glimpse of Nature
Green Sun's Zenith
Natural Order
Lands (19)
Bayou
Dryad Arbor
Forest
Gaea's Cradle
Pendelhaven
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills

Sidebaord (15)
Abrupt Decay
Cabal Therapy
Null Rod
Pithing Needle
Reclamation Sage
Thoughtseize
Umezawa's Jitte

Mark Aylett - Miracles

Creatures (3)
Snapcaster Mage

Planeswalkers (3)
Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Spells (23)
Brainstorm
Force of WIll
Ponder
Swords to Plowshres
Terminus
Council’s Judgement
Entreat the Angels
Counterspell

Enchantments (5)
Blood Moon
Counterbalance

Artifacts (4)
Sensei’s Divining Top
Lands (22)
Flooded Strand
Island
Karakas
Plains
Scalding Tarn
Tundra
Volcanic Island

Sideboard (15)
Blessed Alliance
Blood Moon
Containment Priest
Flusterstorm
Izzet Staticaster
Keranos, God of Storms
Pyroblast
Rest in Peace
Supreme Verdict
Vendilion Clique
Wear // Tear

Tom Brown - Dark Bant

Creatures (18)
Deathrite Shaman
Leovold, Emissary of Trest
Noble Hierarch
Stoneforge Mystic
True-Name Nemesis

Planeswlakers (2)
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Spells (17)
Brainstorm
Daze
Force of Will
Stifle
Swords to Plowshares

Artifacts (3)
Umezawa's Jitte
Batterskull
Sword of Fire and Ice
Lands (20)
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scrubland
Tropical Island
Tundra
Underground Sea
Wasteland

Sideboard (15)
Abrupt Decay
Ethersworn Canonist
Flusterstorm
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Invasive Surgery
Meddling Mage
Path to Exile
Rest in Peace
Zealous Persecution

Sebastian Amrogowicz - UR Delver

Creatures (13)
Bedlam Reveler
Delver of secrets
Monastery Swiftspear
Stormchaser Mage

Spells (31)
Blood Moon
Brainstorm
Chain Lightning
Daze
Force of WIll
Gitaxian Probe
Lightning Bolt
Ponder
Price of Progress
Lands (12)
Island
Mountain
Arid Mesa
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Volcanic Island

Sideboard (15)
Blood Moon
Dismember
Flusterstorm
Pyroblast
Rough // Tumble
Smash to Smithereens
Spell Pierce
Sulfuric Vortex
Surgical Extraction

James Cooper - Death and Taxes

Creatures (26)
Banisher Priest
Flickerwisp
Mother of Runes
Phyrexian Revoker
Recruiter of the Guard
Sanctum Prelate
Serra Avenger
Stoneforge Mystic
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Spells (4)
Swords to Plowshares

Artifacts (7)
Umezawa's Jitte
Aether Vial
Batterskull
Sword of Fire and Ice
Lands (23)
Cavern of Souls
Karakas
10 Plains
Rishadan Port
Wasteland

Sideboard (15)
Council's Judgment
Ethersworn Canonist
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Intrepid Hero
Leonin Relic-Warder
Orzhov Pontiff
Path to Exile
Pithing Needle
Rest in Peace
Sword of Light and Shadow

John Ingham - Shardless Countertop

Creatures (16)
Baleful Strix
Deathrite Shaman
Glissa the Traitor
Shardless Agent
Tarmogoyf

Planeswalkers (2)
Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Spells (16)
Abrupt Decay
Ancestral Vision
Brainstorm
Force of Will
Toxic Deluge

Artifacts (2)
Sensei's Divining Top

Enchantments (3)
Counterbalance
Lands (21)
Bayou
Forest
Misty Rainforest
Island
Polluted Delta
Swamp
Tropical Island
Underground Sea
Verdant Catacombs
Wasteland

Sideboard (14)
Baleful Strix
Counterbalance
Counterspell
Dread of Night
Flusterstorm
Glissa the Traitor
Maelstrom Pulse
Night of Souls' Betrayal
Nihil Spellbomb
Sensei's Divining Top
Spell Pierce
Toxic Deluge
Umezawa's Jitte
Vendilion Clique

Manveer Samra - Eldrazi

Creatures (23)
Eldrazi Mimic
Endbringer
Endless One
Matter Reshaper
Reality Smasher
Simian Spirit Guide
Thought-Knot Seer

Artifacts (8)
Chalice of the Void
Thorn of Amethyst
Umezawa's Jitte

Spells (4)
Dismember
Warping Wail
Lands (25)
Ancient Tomb
Cavern of Souls
City of Traitors
Eldrazi Temple
Eye of Ugin
Mishra's Factory
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Wasteland

Sideboard (15)
Dismember
Endbringer
Leyline of the Void
Pithing Needle
Ratchet Bomb
Thorn of Amethyst
Warping Wail

 

Well done for getting to the bottom of all of that!

 

Tom Kellock

Tom Kellock
Tom has played Magic since Alara block. He became quickly enamoured with Legacy after being strangled by a Pox and 43 Lands deck in 2011 while piloting Affinity. This experience also started a love of Prison strategies in a manner typical of Stockholm Syndrome sufferers. He now only really plays Legacy, with Top8’s in Europe at BoM and here in the UK.
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