Semifinals: Elliot Cannon vs. Jamie Arnold
No control decks in the Top 4 means this is going to be fast. Elliot brings Jund Monsters to the table while Jamie is packing Brave Naya. Which player would get to face Burn in the finals for the chance at the trophy?
Jamie shuffles up for Game 2.
Elliot went to six while Jamie kept his seven-card opener. Elliot started off with a tapped Blood Crypt and Jamie had a Temple of Abandon. Elliot had no turn-2 play, but did drop a Mutavault while Jamie had a Fleecemane Lion.
Elliot added another Crypt to his board and passed as Jamie bashed with the Lion then played a Loxodon Smiter after shocking himself with a Sacred Foundry. Elliot missed on his fourth land and fell to 10 when Jamie attacked with the team and added to his board with a Boros Reckoner. Elliot drew his card and scooped up his board.
Jamie 1, Elliot 0
Elliot sideboards after Game 1.
Elliot started off with a tapped land while Jamie came out of the gates with a turn-1 Dryad Militant. Elliot had a Sylvan Caryatid that Jamie attacked into and then used a bloodrushed Ghor-Clan Rampager to kill the 0/3. Elliot followed up with a Scavenging Ooze and Jamie attacked him down to 13 with his 2/1. Jamie went to 15 to use Mana Confluence to play another Militant and added a Voice of Resurgence to his board before passing.
Elliot dropped a Polukranos, World Eater after falling to 13 from his own Mana Confluence. Jamie used a Selesnya Charm on the hydra and bashed Elliot down to 9 with his team. Elliot added an Elvish Mystic to his board then attacked with his Ooze after eating a creature to make it a 4/4. Jamie attacked with his team and traded the Militant for the Mystic and finished his turn by playing a Boros Reckoner that got hit by an Abrupt Decay at the end step.
Elliot attacked with the Ooze again, making it an 8/8 after eating a bunch of creatures and dropped Jamie to 3 while pushing Elliot up to 10. Jamie played a Domri Rade and plussed it, failing to reveal a creature, but used a Charm to get rid of the Ooze and attacked for two to knock Elliot to 8. Elliot played a land and passed as Jamie got a Loxodon Smiter from Domri, added it to his board and attacked Elliot down to 6.
Elliot went to 5 to overload a Mizzium Mortars leaving Jamie with just an Elemental token. Jamie got a Fleecemane Lion off Domri, played it along with another Voice and attacked Elliot to 2. Elliot drew his card to find a Domri that plussed and found a Ghor-Clan Rampager, but without sufficient mana or enough blockers, extended the hand.
Jamie 2, Elliot 0