Showdown Recap: Dominaria Limited PPTQ

Welcome to another weekly Showdown Recap, where we take a look at what happened at Face to Face Games Toronto’s weekly Sunday Showdown, a series of 1k events feeding into the Ultimate Showdown 5k Invitational. This week players battled in brand new Dominaria Limited at our release weekend Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier!

Dominaria is here and the verdict is out — this set is so much fun.

There’s so many different archetypes you can slot yourself into and every different kind of game play is available to you. Combine that with some sweet Legendary creatures and a healthy dose of nostalgia and you’ve got a cool format on your hands. What more can you ask for?

Peter Howe was able to venture into these fresh new Limited waters and take down the event.

Peter Howe won our Dominaria Limited PPTQ this past Sunday.

If you look at our Top 8 decklists from the Draft below, it’s clear that white was the colour of choice in Draft. This doesn’t surprise me in general, because finding early plays can be tricky in this format and white is the colour that offers the most options early in the game.

After that we see our players playing a lot of the historic synergy cards. This was definitely something I saw walking around the tables (after I lost very quickly) during the Sealed swiss rounds at the start of the day. Cards like Rona, Disciple of Gix and Raf Capashen, Ship’s Mage look more like rares than uncommons and let me tell you that is a feature of this set.

Dominaria really allows you to both assemble subtle synergies and just play off of the individual power level of your cards. This is something I feel works into a healthy Sealed environment.

Our Dominaria Limited PPTQ Top 8.

Aside from Peter, or Top 8 also featured some other new and not-so-new faces. Melissa Grenier further proved that she does not lose in Limited often and Jades Swadron put together a sweet Haphazard Bombardment Draft deck in the Top 8. Peter de Vries also showed us that he can win with more than just Modern Merfolk.

With his win on Sunday Peter cements his spot in the Face to Face Games Ultimate Showdown. Congratulations Peter! Next week we’re hosting a Modern Showdown, so get your Tarmogoyfs, Thalias and Hollow Ones ready. We also have our latest FaceToFaceGames.com Open Series event on Saturday at the Montecassino Hotel! This one’s going to be Team Trios in preparation for Grand Prix Toronto later in May. You don’t want to miss it, so pre-register now!

First Place, Peter Howe- U/B

[Deck]
[Creatures]
2 Rona, Disciple of Gix
1 Academy Drake
1 Academy Journeymage
1 Cloudreader Sphinx
2 Tolarian Scholar
2 Vodalian Arcanist
1 Stronghold Confessor
1 Windgrace Acolyte
1 Pardic Wanderer
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Deep Freeze
2 Divination
1 In Bolas Clutches
1 Syncopate
1 Vicious Offering
1 Weight of Memory
1 Fungal Infection
1 Settle the Score
1 Bloodtallow Candle
[/Spells]
[Lands]
10 Island
7 Swamp
1 Memorial to Folly
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

Second Place, Peter de Vries- R/W

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Benalish Honor Guard
1 D’Avenant Trapper
1 Danitha Capashen, Paragon
1 Dauntless Bodyguard
1 Knight of New Benalia
1 Mesa Unicorn
1 Teshar, Ancestor’s Apostle
1 Bloodstone Goblin
1 Champion of the Flame
1 Keldon Overseer
1 Keldon Warcaller
1 Valduk, Keeper of the Flame
2 Warcry Phoenix
1 Aesthir Glider
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Icy Manipulator
1 Sorcerer’s Wand
1 Radiating Lightning
1 Run Amok
1 Shivan Fire
2 Dub
1 Gideons Reproach
1 Fervent Strike
[/Spells]
[Lands]
8 Mountain
8 Plains
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

Third Place, Melissa Grenier- G/R

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Ghitu Chronicler
2 Rampaging Cyclops
1 Squee, the Immortal
1 Verix Bladewing
1 Adventurous Impulse
1 Baloth Gorger
1 Corrosive Ooze
1 Gaeas Protector
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Primordial Wurm
1 Untamed Kavu
4 Yavimaya Sapherd
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Saproling Migration
1 Song of Freyalise
1 Run Amok
2 Fervent Strike
1 Fiery Intervention
1 Gift of Growth
1 Fungal Plots
[/Spells]
[Lands]
8 Forest
8 Mountain
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

Fourth Place, Matt Thomason- W/B

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 D’Avenant Trapper
1 Kwende, Pride of Femeref
1 Mesa Unicorn
1 Pegasus Courser
1 Sergeant-at-Arms
1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty
1 Tragic Poet
1 Cabal Paladin
1 Demonlord Belzenlok
2 Stronghold Confessor
1 Jhoiras Familiar
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Short Sword
1 Urza’s Tome
1 The Eldest Reborn
1 Eviscerate
1 Fungal Infection
1 Soul Salvage
1 Dub
1 Gideon’s Reproach
1 Adamant Will
2 Call the Cavalry
[/Spells]
[Lands]
8 Plains
8 Swamp
1 Zhalfirin Void
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

Fifth Place, David Fielder- Esper

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Raff Capashen, Ship’s Mage
1 Rona, Disciple of Gix
1 Cloudreader Sphinx
1 Cold-Water Snapper
1 Homarid Explorer
1 Naru Meha, Master Wizard
1 Tolarian Scholar
1 Vodalian Arcanist
1 Cabal Paladin
1 Caligo Skin-Witch
1 Feral Abomination
1 Windgrace Acolyte
1 Yargle, Glutton of Urborg
1 Skittering Surveyor
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Vicious Offering
1 Dark Bargain
1 Eviscerate
1 Weight of Memory
1 Opt
1 Syncopate
1 Divination
1 Blessed Light
[/Spells]
[Lands]
7 Island
2 Plains
7 Swamp
1 Memorial to Genius
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

Sixth Place, Yvon Julie- W/B

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Arvad the Cursed
1 Aven Sentry
1 D’Avenant Trapper
2 Dauntless Bodyguard
3 Knight of New Benalia
1 Pegasus Courser
1 Sergeant-at-Arms
1 Serra Angel
1 Cabal Paladin
1 Demonlord Belzenlok
1 Whisper, Blood Liturgist
1 Aesthir Glider
1 Howling Golem
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Adamant Will
1 Blessed Light
1 Shield of the Realm
1 Short Sword
1 Eviscerate
1 Phyrexian Scriptures
1 Seal Away
[/Spells]
[Lands]
9 Plains
8 Swamp
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

Seventh Place, Cody Ray- G/W

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 D’Avenant Trapper
1 Sergeant-at-Arms
1 Serra Disciple
1 Baloth Gorger
1 Corrosive Ooze
1 Elfhame Druid
1 Grunn, the Lonely King
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Llanowar Scout
2 Mammoth Spider
1 Verdant Force
1 Yavimaya Sapherd
1 Jhoira’s Familiar
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Spore Swarm
1 Gift of Growth
2 Grow from the Ashes
1 Adventurous Impulse
1 Dub
1 Gideon’s Reproach
1 Blessed Light
1 Call the Cavalry
[/Spells]
[Lands]
10 Forest
7 Plains
1 Memorial to Glory
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

Eighth Place, Jades Swadron- G/R

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Grand Warlord Radha
1 Hallar, the Firefletcher
1 Keldon Overseer
1 Keldon Raider
1 Rampaging Cyclops
1 Two-Headed Giant
1 Baloth Gorger
1 Llanowar Envoy
1 Llanowar Scout
1 Marwyn, the Nurturer
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Fiery Intervention
1 The First Eruption
1 The Flame of Keld
1 Frenzied Rage
2 Goblin Barrage
1 Haphazard Bombardment
1 Wild Onslaught
1 Wizard’s Lightning
1 Adventurous Impulse
1 Shivan Fire
1 Grow from the Ashes
1 Ancient Animus
[/Spells]
[Lands]
7 Forest
9 Mountain
1 Zhalfirin Void
[/Lands]
[/Deck]