2016 Philippine Area Grand Prix Top 8 Decklists

Reflect who? Southeast Asian Rulers continue to baffle their Western counterparts as only one Reflect deck out of five managed to break through the 28-man melee that happened last weekend. Meanwhile, the World Tree sneaked in and took half of the Top 8 spots as the breakout deck of the event, with three players having similar lists.

In the end however, true to his name and just like in the lore, the Primogenitor won the whole competition, piloted by probably the best new player in the local scene this year, Kenneth Navarro.

Congratulations to everyone!

Top 8

Erive Exequiel [TreeDMark]

Ruler: Yggdrasil, the World Tree

2 Blade of the Seven Lands, Excalibur X
1 Horn of Sacred Beasts
2 Marybell, the Steel Doll

4 Blessing of Yggdrasil
2 Prison in the Lunar Lake
2 Space-time Anomaly
2 Flame Trap

4 Riza, First of the Dead
4 Melder, Last of the Dead
4 Huanglong, Leader of the Four Sacred Beasts
2 Bai Hu, the Sacred Beast
2 Xuan Wu, the Sacred Beast
2 Zhu Que, the Sacred Beast
2 Quin Long, the Sacred Beast
2 Avatar of the Seven Lands, Alice
2 Celestial Wing Seraph
2 Fallen Angelic Destroyer, Lucifer

3 Magic Stone of Black Silence
1 Magic Stone of Gusting Skies
1 Magic Stone of Deep Wood
1 Magic Stone of Blasting Waves
1 Magic Stone of Light Vapors
1 Magic Stone of Scorched Bales
1 Magic Stone of Dark Depth
1 Magic Stone of Heat Ray

Sideboard:
4 Seal of Wind and Light
2 Flame Trap
2 Prison in the Lunar Lake
2 Black Moonbeam
2 Marybell, the Steel Doll
2 Adombrali, the Unfathomable
1 Horn of Sacred Beasts


Rocco Reyes [Shion’s Apostles]

Ruler:  Songstress of Shangri-La // Coup d’Etat Mastermind, Shion

4 Heavenly Instrument, Hydromonica
4 Laevateinn, the Demon Sword
1 Horn of Sacred Beasts

3 Alice’s Castling
1 Flame King’s Shout
1 Black Moonbeam
1 Attoractia, Dimension of the Seven Kings // Illusory Demonic Globe, Attoractia

3 Alice’s Little Scout
2 Hera, Goddess of Jealousy
2 Slayer of the Overlord, Pricia // Possessor Princess of Love, Valentina
3 Messenger Familiar
2 Celestial Wing Seraph
2 Fallen Angelic Destroyer, Lucifer
3 Interdimensional Monarch Gill Lapis // Space-time Pursuer Gill Lapis
1 Valentina, Puppet Monarch
2 Athena, Titan of Revenge
3 Adombrali, the Unfathomable
1 Behemoth, the Earth Eater
1 Keeper of the Past, Urthr

4 Ruler’s Memoria
3 Magic Stone of Dark Depth
1 Magic Stone of Scorched Bales
2 Magic Stone of Hearth’s Core

Sideboard:
1 King of the Round Table, Arthur Pendragon
2 Keen Sense
2 Flame Trap
2 Prison in the Lunar Lake
1 Deathscythe, the Life Reaper
2 Down the Drain
2 Fairy of Sacred Vision
2 Barrier of Shadows
1 Wind-Secluded Refuge


Josh deJoseph [Tree-Full Threat]

Ruler: Yggdrasil, the World Tree

2 Blade of the Seven Lands, Excalibur X
1 Horn of Sacred Beasts
2 Marybell, the Steel Doll

4 Blessing of Yggdrasil
2 Prison in the Lunar Lake
2 Space-time Anomaly
2 Flame Trap

4 Riza, First of the Dead
4 Melder, Last of the Dead
4 Huanglong, Leader of the Four Sacred Beasts
2 Bai Hu, the Sacred Beast
2 Xuan Wu, the Sacred Beast
2 Zhu Que, the Sacred Beast
2 Quin Long, the Sacred Beast
2 Avatar of the Seven Lands, Alice
2 Celestial Wing Seraph
2 Fallen Angelic Destroyer, Lucifer

3 Magic Stone of Black Silence
1 Magic Stone of Gusting Skies
1 Magic Stone of Deep Wood
1 Magic Stone of Blasting Waves
1 Magic Stone of Light Vapors
1 Magic Stone of Scorched Bales
1 Magic Stone of Dark Depth
1 Magic Stone of Heat Ray

Sideboard:
4 Seal of Wind and Light
2 Flame Trap
2 Prison in the Lunar Lake
2 Black Moonbeam
2 Marybell, the Steel Doll
2 Adombrali, the Unfathomable
1 Horn of Sacred Beasts


Andy Teow [Lion City Roar]

Ruler:  Reflect, Child of Potential // Refrain, Child of Convergence

4 Change the World, Orb of Illusion
4 Artemis, the God’s Bow
2 Laevateinn, the Demon Sword

4 Blood Boil
4 Necromancy of the Undead Lord
1 Interdimensional Escape
1 Black Moonbeam

4 Lancelot, the Knight of Mad Demon
4 Guinevere, the Jealous Queen
4 Gawain, the Knight of the Sun
4 Perceval, the Seeker of Holy Grail
4 Pricia, Pursuant of Exploding Flame

4 Ruler’s Memoria
4 Magic Stone of Heat Ray
1 Magic Stone of Scorched Bales
1 Magic Stone of Blasting Waves

Sideboard:
1 Melgis, the Flame King // Melgis, the One Charmed by the Demon Sword
2 Laevateinn, the Demon Sword
3 Slayer of the Overlord, Pricia // Possessor Princess of Love, Valentina
2 Fairy of Sacred Vision
2 Barrier of Shadows
2 Protection of the Seraph
2 The Last Drop
1 Interdimensional Escape


4th Place

Andrei Pelayo [I Am GROOT!]

Ruler: Yggdrasil, the World Tree

2 Marybell, the Steel Doll
1 Horn of Sacred Beasts
2 Blade of the Seven Lands, Excalibur X

1 Flame Trap
2 Prison in the Lunar Lake
4 Blessing of Yggdrasil
1 Seal of Wind and Light
1 Attoractia, Dimension of the Seven Kings // Illusory Demonic Globe, Attoractia

4 Melder, Last of the Dead
4 Riza, First of the Dead
3 Huanglong, Leader of the Four Sacred Beasts
2 Bai Hu, the Sacred Beast
2 Zhu Que, the Sacred Beast
2 Qin Long, the Sacred Beast
2 Xuan Wu, the Sacred Beast
2 Celestial Wing Seraph
2 Fallen Angelic Destroyer, Lucifer
2 Pricia, Pursuant of Exploding Flame
2 Avatar of the Seven Lands, Alice

3 Magic Stone of Black Silence
2 Magic Stone of Gusting Skies
1 Magic Stone of Deep Wood
2 Magic Stone of Blasting Waves
1 Magic Stone of Hearth’s Core
1 Magic Stone of Heat Ray
1 Magic Stone of Dark Depth

Sideboard:
3 Seal of Wind and Light
2 Flame Trap
1 Prison in the Lunar Lake
1 Guardian Angel, Raphael
1 Izanagi, Keeper of the Seal
2 Foment of the World Tree
2 Black Moonbeam
2 Adombrali, the Unfathomable
1 Sniping from the Blind Spot


3rd Place

Jonathan deJoseph [Dark Valentine]

Ruler: Valentina, Plotting Lord of the Seas // Overlord of the Seven Lands, Valentina

4 Artemis, the God’s Bow
4 Laevateinn, the Demon Sword
2 Marybell, the Steel Doll
1 Deathcythe, the Life Reaper
1 Horn of Sacred Beasts

4 Blessing of Yggdrasil
4 Prison in the Lunar Lake

4 Riza, First of the Dead
4 Melder, Last of the Dead
3 Huanglong, Leader of the Four Sacred Beasts
2 Quin Long, the Sacred Beast
2 Bai Hu, the Sacred Beast
2 Xuan Wu, the Sacred Beast
2 Zhu Que, the Sacred Beast
2 Fairy of Sacred Vision

4 Ruler’s Memoria
2 Magic Stone of Dark Depth
2 Magic Stone of Black Silence
2 Magic Stone of Deep Wood

Sideboard:
1 Faria, the Sacred Queen // Faria, the Ruler of God’s Sword
1 Melgis, the Flame King // Melgis, the One Charmed by the Demon Sword
1 Arla, the Winged Lord // Arla, the Hegemon of the Sky
1 Pricia, the Beast Lady // Pricia, the Commander of the Sacred Beasts
1 Rezzard, the Undead Lord // Rezzard, the Desecrating Vampire
1 Machina, the Machine Lord // Machina, the Mechanical Emperor
1 Valentina, the Princess of Love // Valentina, the Ruler of Paradise
1 Yggdrasil, the World Tree
2 Blade of the Seven Lands, Excalibur X
2 Avatar of the Seven Lands, Alice
2 Black Moonbeam
1 Fairy of Sacred Vision


2nd Place

John Say [Treek or Treet]

Ruler: Yggdrasil, the World Tree

2 Blade of the Seven Lands, Excalibur X
1 Horn of Sacred Beasts
2 Marybell, the Steel Doll

4 Blessing of Yggdrasil
2 Prison in the Lunar Lake
2 Space-time Anomaly
2 Flame Trap

4 Riza, First of the Dead
4 Melder, Last of the Dead
4 Huanglong, Leader of the Four Sacred Beasts
2 Bai Hu, the Sacred Beast
2 Xuan Wu, the Sacred Beast
2 Zhu Que, the Sacred Beast
2 Quin Long, the Sacred Beast
2 Avatar of the Seven Lands, Alice
2 Celestial Wing Seraph
2 Fallen Angelic Destroyer, Lucifer

3 Magic Stone of Black Silence
1 Magic Stone of Gusting Skies
1 Magic Stone of Deep Wood
1 Magic Stone of Blasting Waves
1 Magic Stone of Light Vapors
1 Magic Stone of Scorched Bales
1 Magic Stone of Dark Depth
1 Magic Stone of Heat Ray

Sideboard:
4 Seal of Wind and Light
2 Flame Trap
2 Prison in the Lunar Lake
2 Black Moonbeam
2 Marybell, the Steel Doll
2 Adombrali, the Unfathomable
1 Horn of Sacred Beasts


Champion

Kenneth Navarro [Obey the Conqueror]

Ruler: Conqueror of the Black Moon, Gill Lapis

3 Artemis, the God’s Bow
1 Deathscythe, the Life Reaper
3 Illusory Demonic Globe, the Earth
3 Laevateinn, the Demon Sword
2 Attoractia, Dimension of the Seven Kings // Illusory Demonic Globe, Attoractia

2 Barrier of Shadows
1 Dance of Shadows
2 Laying the Foundation
1 Prison in the Lunar Lake
2 Soulhunt
3 Space-Time Anomaly
2 Space-Time Collapse
3 The Scorn of Dark Alice
2 Wind-Secluded Refuge

1 Adombrali, the Unfathomable
1 Alisaris, Avatar of Destruction
1 Behemoth, the Earth Eater
4 Interdimensional Monarch Gill Lapis // Space-time Pursuer Gill Lapis
2 Izanami, the Sealed Terror
2 Valentina, Puppet Monarch

4 Ruler’s Memoria
3 Black Moon’s Memoria
2 Magic Stone of Dark Depth
1 Magic Stone of Heaven’s Rift

Sideboard:
1 Girl in Twilight Garb / Dark Alice, Maiden of Slaughter
2 Schrodinger, the Fallen Black Cat
1 Artemis, the God’s Bow
1 Barrier of Shadows
1 Black Moonbeam
3 Down the Drain
2 Prison in the Lunar Lake
1 Interdimensional Escape
1 Space-Time Anomaly
1 Space Time Collapse
1 Wind-Secluded Refuge


Bonus: Trivia!

  • John Say wrote a tournament report about his 2nd place finish. You can find his article on Reddit HERE.
  • If it’s weird, it must be JDJ. The current Philippine National Champion designed the Yggdrasil deck that brought John, Josh, and Erive to the Top 8. JDJ opted to play Valentina instead, but kept the World Tree as part of his sideboard plan.
  • Same Root, Different Branch. Andrei Pelayo came to the event with a similar list of Yggdrasil, but with more tools and sideboard options.
  • Hero of the Storm. Because of the turbulent weather that week, most of the foreign players opted to pass on the event. Andy Teong braved it however, and made it all the way to Top 8.
  • By the Book. Kenneth’s unique deck is not only a competitive wonder, but also a thematic one as well as it only featured characters that are on Gill Lapis’ team. The other seven decks use a mixture of characters with different allegiances.
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