Trial Winning Decklists of Grand Prix Memphis 2018

Posted in Event Coverage on February 24, 2018

By Chapman Sim

Trials are the best ways to earn two byes for the main event and these 25 players did so with their new Standard decks. Mono Red Aggro and Blue-Black Control take the top spots as "the" decks to beat, but that did not mean that these decks' were stifling the metagame. With Attune with Aether, Rogue Refiner, Ramunap Ruins, and Rampaging Ferocidon out of the way, it paved the way for numerous strategies to become viable. Grand Prix Memphis 20178 was also the first Premier Event to utilize Rivans of Ixalan Standard, making it a rather exciting weekend for the entire community.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at all 25 winning decklists, featuring 15 unique archetypes!

Deck #
Mono Red Aggro 6
U/B Control 5
Grixis Energy 2
B/G Constrictor 1
B/R Aggro 1
Bant Approach 1
Mardu Vehicles 1
Mono White Vampires 1
U/G Pummeler 1
W/B Tokens 1
W/B Vampires 1
W/U Approach 1
W/U Cycling 1
W/U God-Pharaoh's Gift 1
W/U Tokens 1
Total 25

Aaron Larson's Bant Approach

Sideboard (15)
3 Regal Caracal 4 Negate 1 Jace's Defeat 2 Desert's Hold 1 Nezahal Primal Tide 1 Crook of Condemnation 3 Carnage Tyrant

Dustin Roberson's Grixis Energy

Derik Wood's Mono Red Aggro

Josh Fullmer's W/B Vampires

Kevin Disk's Mono Red Aggro

Justin Elkins's W/B Tokens

Noah Beddome's Mono Red Aggro

Matthew Lewis's B/R Aggro


This list is 65 cards.

Jeremy Edler's W/U Cycling

Andrew Hakenewerth's Mono Red Aggro

Jorge Muniz's U/B Control

Chris Nugent's Grixis Energy

Matthew Crowson's U/B Control

Matthew Garner's U/B Control

Richard Dixon's U/G Pummeler