The Modern main event was still a day away when 143 players entered the fray on Friday. They wanted to make good use of the weekend’s first opportunity to earn byes for Saturday’s big tournament and, in doing so, gave us a chance to see what decks were doing well in the format right now. 33 players managed to claim at least one by at the Grand Trial, with an elite ten going 4-0 and claiming two. Check out the decklists these ten used below:

Walzer, Lucas – Grixis Shadow

Main Deck:
  • 1 Blood Crypt
  • 4 Bloodstained Mire
  • 4 Death's Shadow
  • 2 Dismember
  • 4 Fatal Push
  • 1 Fulminator Mage
  • 2 Gurmag Angler
  • 2 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Kolaghan's Command
  • 1 Lightning Bolt
  • 4 Opt
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Scalding Tarn
  • 4 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Steam Vents
  • 4 Street Wraith
  • 3 Stubborn Denial
  • 1 Swamp
  • 2 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
  • 4 Thought Scour
  • 4 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Watery Grave
  • 1 Verdant Catacombs
Sideboard:
  • 2 Anger of the Gods
  • 2 Ceremonious Rejection
  • 2 Collective Brutality
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Izzet Staticaster
  • 2 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 1 Stubborn Denial
  • 1 Temur Battle Rage
  • 2 Terminate
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
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Walzer, Lucas – Grixis Shadow
Main Deck:
1 Blood Crypt
4 Bloodstained Mire
4 Death's Shadow
2 Dismember
4 Fatal Push
1 Fulminator Mage
2 Gurmag Angler
2 Inquisition of Kozilek
1 Island
1 Kolaghan's Command
1 Lightning Bolt
4 Opt
4 Polluted Delta
3 Scalding Tarn
4 Snapcaster Mage
1 Steam Vents
4 Street Wraith
3 Stubborn Denial
1 Swamp
2 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
4 Thought Scour
4 Thoughtseize
2 Watery Grave
1 Verdant Catacombs
Sideboard:
2 Anger of the Gods
2 Ceremonious Rejection
2 Collective Brutality
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Izzet Staticaster
2 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Stubborn Denial
1 Temur Battle Rage
2 Terminate
1 Vendilion Clique

Guillerm, Benjamin – U/R Breach

Main Deck:
  • 8 Island
  • 1 Mountain
  • 2 Steam Vents
  • 2 Sulfur Falls
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Spirebluff Canal
  • 1 Desolate Lighthouse
  • 4 Snapcaster Mage
  • 3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • 2 Search for Azcanta // Azcanta, The Sunken Ruin
  • 3 Blood Moon
  • 2 Spell Snare
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 3 Opt
  • 4 Remand
  • 1 Electrolyze
  • 3 Cryptic Command
  • 4 Through the Breach
  • 4 Serum Visions
Sideboard:
  • 2 Engineered Explosives
  • 3 Relic of Progenitus
  • 2 Dispel
  • 2 Ceremonious Rejection
  • 3 Abrade
  • 1 Negate
  • 2 Anger of the Gods
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Guillerm, Benjamin – U/R Breach
Main Deck:
8 Island
1 Mountain
2 Steam Vents
2 Sulfur Falls
4 Flooded Strand
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Spirebluff Canal
1 Desolate Lighthouse
4 Snapcaster Mage
3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
2 Search for Azcanta // Azcanta, The Sunken Ruin
3 Blood Moon
2 Spell Snare
4 Lightning Bolt
3 Opt
4 Remand
1 Electrolyze
3 Cryptic Command
4 Through the Breach
4 Serum Visions
Sideboard:
2 Engineered Explosives
3 Relic of Progenitus
2 Dispel
2 Ceremonious Rejection
3 Abrade
1 Negate
2 Anger of the Gods

Stork, Morris – G/B Tron

Main Deck:
  • 2 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
  • 2 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
  • 4 Karn Liberated
  • 1 World Breaker
  • 3 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 2 Endbringer
  • 3 Oblivion Stone
  • 2 Dismember
  • 4 Sylvan Scrying
  • 4 Ancient Stirrings
  • 4 Chromatic Star
  • 4 Chromatic Sphere
  • 4 Expedition Map
  • 1 Relic of Progenitus
  • 1 Walking Ballista
  • 1 Ghost Quarter
  • 1 Sanctum of Ugin
  • 4 Urza's Mine
  • 4 Urza's Power Plant
  • 4 Urza's Tower
  • 3 Grove of the Burnwillows
  • 2 Forest
Sideboard:
  • 1 Relic of Progenitus
  • 3 Nature's Claim
  • 2 Banefire
  • 2 Warping Wail
  • 3 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 3 Thragtusk
  • 1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
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Stork, Morris – G/B Tron
Main Deck:
2 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
2 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
4 Karn Liberated
1 World Breaker
3 Wurmcoil Engine
2 Endbringer
3 Oblivion Stone
2 Dismember
4 Sylvan Scrying
4 Ancient Stirrings
4 Chromatic Star
4 Chromatic Sphere
4 Expedition Map
1 Relic of Progenitus
1 Walking Ballista
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Sanctum of Ugin
4 Urza's Mine
4 Urza's Power Plant
4 Urza's Tower
3 Grove of the Burnwillows
2 Forest
Sideboard:
1 Relic of Progenitus
3 Nature's Claim
2 Banefire
2 Warping Wail
3 Thought-Knot Seer
3 Thragtusk
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Tacke, Steffen – U/W Control

Main Deck:
  • 3 Plains
  • 5 Island
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Celestial Colonnade
  • 4 Field of Ruin
  • 1 Mystic Gate
  • 2 Glacial Fortress
  • 1 Hallowed Fountain
  • 1 Irrigated Farmland
  • 2 Detention Sphere
  • 3 Mana Leak
  • 1 Negate
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 2 Search for Azcanta // Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
  • 2 Wall of Omens
  • 2 Gideon of the Trials
  • 1 Gideon Jura
  • 1 Jace, Architect of Thought
  • 4 Serum Visions
  • 4 Path to Exile
  • 1 Sphinx's Revelation
  • 3 Supreme Verdict
  • 3 Cryptic Command
  • 4 Spreading Seas
Sideboard:
  • 1 Crucible of Worlds
  • 1 Blessed Alliance
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 2 Rest in Peace
  • 2 Kitchen Finks
  • 1 Condemn
  • 2 Stony Silence
  • 1 Supreme Verdict
  • 1 Geist of Saint Traft
  • 1 Dispel
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
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Tacke, Steffen – U/W Control
Main Deck:
3 Plains
5 Island
4 Flooded Strand
4 Celestial Colonnade
4 Field of Ruin
1 Mystic Gate
2 Glacial Fortress
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Irrigated Farmland
2 Detention Sphere
3 Mana Leak
1 Negate
2 Snapcaster Mage
2 Search for Azcanta // Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
2 Wall of Omens
2 Gideon of the Trials
1 Gideon Jura
1 Jace, Architect of Thought
4 Serum Visions
4 Path to Exile
1 Sphinx's Revelation
3 Supreme Verdict
3 Cryptic Command
4 Spreading Seas
Sideboard:
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Blessed Alliance
1 Vendilion Clique
2 Rest in Peace
2 Kitchen Finks
1 Condemn
2 Stony Silence
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Geist of Saint Traft
1 Dispel
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Surgical Extraction

Müller, Andreas – B/G Control

Main Deck:
  • 4 Tarmogoyf
  • 4 Scavenging Ooze
  • 4 Dark Confidant
  • 2 Tireless Tracker
  • 4 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 4 Thoughtseize
  • 4 Fatal Push
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Maelstrom Pulse
  • 1 Dismember
  • 4 Liliana of the Veil
  • 1 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 4 Blooming Marsh
  • 4 Hissing Quagmire
  • 4 Field of Ruin
  • 4 Swamp
  • 2 Forest
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 2 Overgrown Tomb
Sideboard:
  • 4 Fulminator Mage
  • 1 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 1 Damnation
  • 1 Night of Souls' Betrayal
  • 1 Flaying Tendrils
  • 2 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Creeping Corrosion
  • 2 Collective Brutality
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Müller, Andreas – B/G Control
Main Deck:
4 Tarmogoyf
4 Scavenging Ooze
4 Dark Confidant
2 Tireless Tracker
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
4 Thoughtseize
4 Fatal Push
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Maelstrom Pulse
1 Dismember
4 Liliana of the Veil
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
4 Blooming Marsh
4 Hissing Quagmire
4 Field of Ruin
4 Swamp
2 Forest
4 Verdant Catacombs
2 Overgrown Tomb
Sideboard:
4 Fulminator Mage
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Damnation
1 Night of Souls' Betrayal
1 Flaying Tendrils
2 Nihil Spellbomb
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Creeping Corrosion
2 Collective Brutality

Hansson, Johan – Death's Shadow

Main Deck:
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 4 Bloodstained Mire
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Wooded Foothills
  • 1 Stomping Ground
  • 1 Overgrown Tomb
  • 1 Blood Crypt
  • 1 Godless Shrine
  • 1 Forest
  • 1 Swamp
  • 4 Death's Shadow
  • 4 Tarmogoyf
  • 4 Street Wraith
  • 2 Grim Flayer
  • 4 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 4 Thoughtseize
  • 4 Traverse the Ulvenwald
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 2 Tarfire
  • 3 Temur Battle Rage
  • 1 Terminate
  • 2 Kolaghan's Command
  • 2 Liliana of the Veil
  • 4 Mishra's Bauble
Sideboard:
  • 3 Lingering Souls
  • 1 Ranger of Eos
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 2 Collective Brutality
  • 2 Fulminator Mage
  • 2 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Kozilek's Return
  • 1 Fatal Push
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Hansson, Johan – Death's Shadow
Main Deck:
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Bloodstained Mire
2 Polluted Delta
2 Wooded Foothills
1 Stomping Ground
1 Overgrown Tomb
1 Blood Crypt
1 Godless Shrine
1 Forest
1 Swamp
4 Death's Shadow
4 Tarmogoyf
4 Street Wraith
2 Grim Flayer
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
4 Thoughtseize
4 Traverse the Ulvenwald
2 Fatal Push
2 Tarfire
3 Temur Battle Rage
1 Terminate
2 Kolaghan's Command
2 Liliana of the Veil
4 Mishra's Bauble
Sideboard:
3 Lingering Souls
1 Ranger of Eos
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Nihil Spellbomb
2 Collective Brutality
2 Fulminator Mage
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Kozilek's Return
1 Fatal Push

Umile Calabrese – Death's Shadow

Main Deck:
  • 1 Blood Crypt
  • 1 Breeding Pool
  • 1 Hallowed Fountain
  • 1 Marsh Flats
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Overgrown Tomb
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Swamp
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 2 Watery Grave
  • 4 Death's Shadow
  • 2 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Street Wraith
  • 4 Tarmogoyf
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Dismember
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 2 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 2 Liliana of the Veil
  • 2 Mishra's Bauble
  • 4 Opt
  • 2 Path to Exile
  • 2 Serum Visions
  • 2 Stubborn Denial
  • 4 Thoughtseize
  • 3 Traverse the Ulvenwald
Sideboard:
  • 1 Forest
  • 1 Fulminator Mage
  • 3 Ceremonious Rejection
  • 2 Collective Brutality
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 2 Leyline of the Void
  • 1 Liliana, the Last Hope
  • 1 Stubborn Denial
  • 1 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Temur Battle Rage
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Umile Calabrese – Death's Shadow
Main Deck:
1 Blood Crypt
1 Breeding Pool
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Marsh Flats
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Overgrown Tomb
4 Polluted Delta
1 Swamp
4 Verdant Catacombs
2 Watery Grave
4 Death's Shadow
2 Snapcaster Mage
4 Street Wraith
4 Tarmogoyf
2 Abrupt Decay
1 Dismember
2 Fatal Push
2 Inquisition of Kozilek
2 Liliana of the Veil
2 Mishra's Bauble
4 Opt
2 Path to Exile
2 Serum Visions
2 Stubborn Denial
4 Thoughtseize
3 Traverse the Ulvenwald
Sideboard:
1 Forest
1 Fulminator Mage
3 Ceremonious Rejection
2 Collective Brutality
1 Engineered Explosives
2 Leyline of the Void
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Stubborn Denial
1 Surgical Extraction
2 Temur Battle Rage

Max Weltz – Eldrazi Tron

Main Deck:
  • 2 Cavern of Souls
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 3 Ghost Quarter
  • 1 Sea Gate Wreckage
  • 4 Urza's Mine
  • 4 Urza's Power Plant
  • 4 Urza's Tower
  • 2 Endbringer
  • 4 Matter Reshaper
  • 4 Reality Smasher
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 1 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 2 All is Dust
  • 2 Dismember
  • 1 Basilisk Collar
  • 4 Chalice of the Void
  • 4 Expedition Map
  • 2 Karn Liberated
  • 1 Relic of Progenitus
Sideboard:
  • 2 Hangarback Walker
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Ratchet Bomb
  • 2 Relic of Progenitus
  • 2 Sorcerous Spyglass
  • 2 Spatial Contortion
  • 2 Warping Wail
  • 1 Witchbane Orb
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Max Weltz – Eldrazi Tron
Main Deck:
2 Cavern of Souls
4 Eldrazi Temple
3 Ghost Quarter
1 Sea Gate Wreckage
4 Urza's Mine
4 Urza's Power Plant
4 Urza's Tower
2 Endbringer
4 Matter Reshaper
4 Reality Smasher
4 Thought-Knot Seer
1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
4 Walking Ballista
1 Wurmcoil Engine
2 All is Dust
2 Dismember
1 Basilisk Collar
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Expedition Map
2 Karn Liberated
1 Relic of Progenitus
Sideboard:
2 Hangarback Walker
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Relic of Progenitus
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
2 Spatial Contortion
2 Warping Wail
1 Witchbane Orb

Juan Nenna – Eldrazi Tron

Main Deck:
  • 2 Cavern of Souls
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 3 Ghost Quarter
  • 1 Sea Gate Wreckage
  • 4 Urza's Mine
  • 4 Urza's Power Plant
  • 4 Urza's Tower
  • 2 Wastes
  • 2 Endbringer
  • 4 Matter Reshaper
  • 4 Reality Smasher
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 2 All is Dust
  • 2 Dismember
  • 2 Mind Stone
  • 4 Chalice of the Void
  • 4 Expedition Map
  • 2 Karn Liberated
  • 2 Relic of Progenitus
Sideboard:
  • 2 Hangarback Walker
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Ratchet Bomb
  • 2 Warping Wail
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Witchbane Orb
  • 1 Batterskull
  • 1 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Basilisk Collar
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Juan Nenna – Eldrazi Tron
Main Deck:
2 Cavern of Souls
4 Eldrazi Temple
3 Ghost Quarter
1 Sea Gate Wreckage
4 Urza's Mine
4 Urza's Power Plant
4 Urza's Tower
2 Wastes
2 Endbringer
4 Matter Reshaper
4 Reality Smasher
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Walking Ballista
2 All is Dust
2 Dismember
2 Mind Stone
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Expedition Map
2 Karn Liberated
2 Relic of Progenitus
Sideboard:
2 Hangarback Walker
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Warping Wail
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Witchbane Orb
1 Batterskull
1 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Pithing Needle
1 Basilisk Collar

Björn Liebscher – Pyromancer Ascension

Main Deck:
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 3 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Steam Vents
  • 1 Hallowed Fountain
  • 4 Island
  • 1 Mountain
  • 2 Spirebluff Canal
  • 1 Sulfur Falls
  • 4 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Pyromancer Ascension
  • 4 Serum Visions
  • 4 Opt
  • 4 Thought Scour
  • 4 Visions of Beyond
  • 3 Noxious Revival
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 4 Manamorphose
  • 4 Remand
  • 3 Cryptic Command
Sideboard:
  • 3 Monastery Mentor
  • 3 Lightning Helix
  • 3 Path to Exile
  • 2 Wear // Tear
  • 2 Dispel
  • 2 Stony Silence
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Björn Liebscher – Pyromancer Ascension
Main Deck:
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Flooded Strand
2 Steam Vents
1 Hallowed Fountain
4 Island
1 Mountain
2 Spirebluff Canal
1 Sulfur Falls
4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Pyromancer Ascension
4 Serum Visions
4 Opt
4 Thought Scour
4 Visions of Beyond
3 Noxious Revival
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Manamorphose
4 Remand
3 Cryptic Command
Sideboard:
3 Monastery Mentor
3 Lightning Helix
3 Path to Exile
2 Wear // Tear
2 Dispel
2 Stony Silence