My Favorite Decks from Pro Tour Kaladesh

Interestingly enough, the actual best archetype was blue-white midrangish deck, with a lot of variation, but none of those made the top 8. However, not my favorite style of deck. Neither were many of the other visible decks. However, I did find a few I liked.

Beyond these three, there was a pretty cool looking BR Aggro deck, which employed the great [card]Bloodhall Priest[/card] and Monowhite aggro deck which splashed for [card]Scrapheap Scrounger[/card], and some cool variations on these and other themes, but I decided three would suffice. So, here’s the top three decks (in my view) from Pro Tour Kaladesh.

Black-Red Madness by Brandon Ayers (8-2)

[deck]
[creatures]
4 Cryptbreaker
4 Haunted Dead
2 Insolent Neonate
4 Prized Amalgam
4 Scrapheap Scrounger
4 Voldaren Pariah
[/creatures]
[spells]
4 Cathartic Reunion
4 Fiery Temper
1 Lightning Axe
2 Unlicensed Disintegration
4 Smuggler’s Copter
[/spells]
[lands]
4 Foreboding Ruins
5 Mountain
4 Smoldering Marsh
10 Swamp
[/lands]
[sideboard]
2 Lightning Axe
3 Collective Brutality
3 Distended Mindbender
4 Transgress the Mind
3 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
[/sideboard]
[/deck]

Black-Red appeals to me in its reckless abandon. Here I like how the ubiquitous [card]Smuggler’s Copter[/card] is employed to the fullest. Synergies all around.

Blue-Red Spells by Pierre Dagen (8-2)

[deck]
[creatures]
1 Torrential Gearhulk
[/creatures]
[spells]
3 Tormenting Voice
4 Take Inventory
4 Anticipate
2 Glimmer of Genius
4 Harnessed Lightning
4 Fiery Temper
4 Lightning Axe
3 Void Shatter
3 Galvanic Bombardment
4 Dynavolt Tower
[/spells]
[lands]
3 Aether Hub
1 Highland Lake
4 Wandering Fumarole
4 Spirebluff Canal
6 Mountain
6 Island
[/lands]
[sideboard]
1 Glimmer of Genius
1 Galvanic Bombardment
1 Torrential Gearhulk
4 Niblis of Frost
4 Thing in the Ice
2 Ceremonious Rejection
2 Negate
[/sideboard]
[/deck]

Not sure how the main deck can even win games (mayba Gearhulk beatdowns?), but who cares. its cool.

Red-Green Energy by Shaun McLaren (8-2)

[deck]
[planeswalkers]
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
[/planeswalkers]
[creatures]
4 Voltaic Brawler
4 Servant of the Conduit
4 Longtusk Cub
4 Tireless Tracker
3 Bristling Hydra
1 Verdurous Gearhulk
2 Lathnu Hellion
[/creatures]
[spells]
4 Attune with Aether
3 Incendiary Flow
4 Harnessed Lightning
1 Blossoming Defense
2 Smuggler’s Copter
1 Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
[/spells]
[lands]
4 Aether Hub
4 Game Trail
2 Cinder Glade
4 Mountain
7 Forest
[/lands]
[sideboard]
1 Lathnu Hellion
2 Root Out
1 Commencement of Festivities
1 Dynavolt Tower
2 Weaver of Lightning
1 Aetherworks Marvel
1 Natural State
4 Galvanic Bombardment
1 Nissa, Vital Force
1 Fleetwheel Cruiser
[/sideboard]
[/deck]

This seems to push into different directions as [card]Tireless Tracker[/card] and [card]Lathnu Hellion[/card] are from totally different worlds, but apparently it worked and I can’t really doubt McLaren’s chops in deck building.

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