Paul Rietzl, Hall of Famer

Posted in Daily Deck on August 13, 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.

Paul Rietzl is one of the very few players who has managed to juggle the responsibilities of a full-time job and being a Platinum Pro. After his prolonged run of success in recent years, the American pro was enshrined in the Pro Tour Hall of Fame this year. Known for his love of aggressive decks, all four of Paul's Top 8 finishes have involved Constructed decks with aggressive white creatures. At Pro Tour Amsterdam in 2010, Paul swept through the entire Top 8, not losing a single game en route to the Pro Tour title

His deck of choice was an aggressive white deck built to prey on the rest of the Extended format at the time. Main-deck Ethersworn Canonist helped fight against Bloodbraid Elf and other cascade cards. Honor of the Pure and Brave the Elements helped fight the tide of Punishing Fire decks while Ranger of Eos helped the deck power through the various controlling strategies available. Paul's deck, designed by Hall of Famer Gabriel Nassif, was one of the breakout decks of the tournament due to its ability to play an aggressive game without sacrificing its late-game power.

Now Paul will join his friend Gabriel Nassif in the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.

Paul Rietzl's White Aggro

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