Name: Aaron Burns Lees

Age: 17

City: Brighton

Country: England

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Not much! I have top 8ed some large GPT events.

MKM Series London 2016 – Modern:

Deck: I played Dredge today, because I think the deck is hugely powerful and there is an underrepresentation of graveyard hate in the UK at the moment. Also, dredging a Golgari Grave-Troll is like drawing 6 cards; it's just completely unfair.

Most useful sideboard card: Darkblast. It won me a lot of my games single-handedly and it is very strong against the current modern metagame in general. Killing Birds of Paradise and Noble Hierarchs over and over again just feels unbeatable.

What was the most interesting play you saw or made this weekend?
I played against the Kiki Evolution combo deck and was able to Darkblast my opponent's mana creatures 4 turns in a row, without them playing a second land!

What is the best Modern deck in your opinion (that you did not play yourself)?
Death's Shadow is the best deck in Modern in my opinion. It is extremely fast and consistent while also being resilient and not weak against any specific hate cards.

Which deck type do you not want to get paired against in the Top 8?
Leyline of the Void, Rest in Peace and Grafdigger's Cage. They're not deck archetypes, but my deck isn't weak against any specific decks, only against certain cards.