The King of the Hill

Posted in Feature on May 30, 2014

By Adam Prosak

From Friday Night Magic to the Pro Tour, Adam Prosak loves all types of tournament Magic. Currently, Adam is working in R&D as a developer.

One of the new features at the Pro Tour is the King of the Hill table. Once you are at the King of the Hill table in the Feature Match area, you remain at the table until you lose. Over the course of the tournament, the King of the Hill table features various players as they try to defend their position as the King of the Hill.

Elspeth, Sun's Champion

Nobody told Andrea Mengucci this.

At Pro Tour Journey into Nyx, Andrea Mengucci started at the King of the Hill table, the poor player who was paired against the reigning Pro Tour champion in Shaun McLaren. Andrea won, and then won again, and then kept winning, maintaining his spot as the King of the Hill for all of the first day, finally falling to eventual champion Patrick Chapin in Round 8. Andrea proved his first day was no fluke, and continued to win on Day Two until securing a spot in the Top 8.

Andrea's deck of choice was one of the most popular and successful choices in the tournament—a red-green deck that splashed for Elspeth, Sun's Champion. In addition to being one of the most powerful cards in the format, Elspeth has great synergy with the other Planeswalker in the deck, Xenagos, the Reveler. Xenagos's +1 ability can generate large amounts of mana in conjunction with Elspeth, Sun's Champion, making activating monstrous abilities seem trivial.

Andrea Mengucci's Red-Green Elspeth

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