Deck of the Week: GP Seattle Winners

Card Kingdom Deck of the Week, Legacy, Standard

In honor of last weekend’s double-header Grand Prix in our hometown of Seattle, we have a double dose of Deck of the Week for you today!

Seattle is well-known as a Legacy hotbed, and it was only fitting that one of our own would win the Legacy portion of the event. Mox Seattle regular Daniel Duterte took down the tournament with Grixis Delver and accomplished his goal of “defending the house.” Delver decks have dominated Legacy for years, and while everyone’s favorite human insect is still the deck’s main DPS, Deathrite Shaman truly shines in its support role and has helped position Grixis Delver as one of the top decks in the format. Grixis Delver and its ilk require deep knowledge of the format and its interactions, but make particularly good investments for players looking to achieve Legacy mastery.

Daniel Duterte’s Grixis Delver | 1st, GP Seattle – Legacy

4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Gurmag Angler
2 True-Name Nemesis
3 Young Pyromancer
1 Forked Bolt
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Spell Pierce
2 Flooded Strand
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland

Sideboard:
1 Abrade
3 Cabal Therapy
1 Dismember
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
2 Pyroblast
1 Ancient Grudge
2 Diabolic Edict
1 Flusterstorm
1 Marsh Casualties
2 Surgical Extraction

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Meanwhile, in the Standard portion of the event, China’s Gan Yan went on a historic 18-0 run with Mono-Red Aggro. Since its breakout performance at Pro Tour Hour of Devastation, Mono-Red has proved to be one of Standard’s most consistently powerful decks, with Hazoret the Fervent leading the charge. While the deck lost some reach with the banning of Ramunap Ruins, the recursive Rekindling Phoenix may be just what the deck needed to grind out long games.

Gan Yan’s Mono-Red Aggro | 1st, GP Seattle – Standard

4 Ahn-Crop Crasher
4 Bomat Courier
4 Earthshaker Khenra
4 Fanatical Firebrand
4 Hazoret the Fervent
2 Kari Zev, Skyship Raider
1 Pia Nalaar
4 Rekindling Phoenix
2 Abrade
4 Lightning Strike
3 Shock
3 Grasping Dunes
18 Mountain
3 Scavenger Grounds

Sideboard:
1 Pia Nalaar
2 Aethersphere Harvester
2 Dire Fleet Daredevil
1 Kari Zev’s Expertise
2 Magma Spray
2 Abrade
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
2 Glorybringer
1 Key to the City

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Header design: Justin Treadway
Header image: “Delver of Secrets” by Lius Lasahido