MORE INTERESTING DECKLISTS

Posted in GRAND PRIX UTRECHT 2014 - COVERAGE - EVENTS on August 10, 2014

By Tobi Henke

For this piece, we were not just looking at more decklists which might be interesting but specifically those lists which might be more interesting. None of these decks may have been good enough to make it to the Top 8 of this Grand Prix. However, all of them were evidently good enough to make it to the second day of competition here in Utrecht and, at the very least, can serve as inspiration for further tuning.

Very high at the top of our list was of course Martin Matthijsse's blue-red deck which at times eerily resembled the Affinity decks of larger formats. He called it "Scuttling Doom Engineering."

Martin Matthijsse, Day 2 at Grand Prix Utrecht 2014

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Meanwhile, Jasper van der Vaart made Day 2 with "Mono-Green Stompy" and, although we've seen decks like his before in this Standard environment, van der Vaart's version features some innovative card choices, eschewing the non-combo of Burning-Tree Emissary and Kalonian Tusker/Swordwise Centaur, for example.

Jasper van der Vaart, Day 2 at Grand Prix Utrecht 2014

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And there's more mono-colored aggro. Reinhold Kohl, a two-time Grand Prix Top 8 competitor, piloted this build into Day 2.

Reinhold Kohl, Day 2 at Grand Prix Utrecht 2014

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Last but not least, we have Marvin Heiß's black-green deck, a straightforward Standard incarnation of the classic "Rock" deck.

Marvin Heiß, Day 2 at Grand Prix Utrecht 2014

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