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4 spicy decks – recent ggtoor

4 spicy decks – recent ggtoor

4 spicy decks from the last ggtoor tournament

Hello roboteros! Andy( blue_robot) here to chat a bit about the weekend ggtoor, where we could finally see that a jeskai hinata DIDN’T WIN and we also had a couple of new archetypes in this healthy standard format.

First of all, I want to thank the people of GGtoor for inviting me to commentate with an amazing person like Graham (HamHocks42) and have a great time, you can watch the broadcast on ham’s channel.

Well, let’s move on to the tournament itself and I want to talk again about how healthy the format is, about the amount of different decks that were in the top 8 (although there were 2 copies of 4 archetypes, they were very different from each other and this only happens when the format allows it…).

That’s why today I want to mark 4 lists that caught my attention and not only the ones that made the top 8, but in general with good results, so let’s start!

Let’s start with what for me was the great exponent of Saturday and new referent of the format, getting 2 representatives in the top 8.

Boros Aggro GGtoor 2nd place

Deck (60)
Bloodthirsty Adversary
Brutal Cathar
Den of the Bugbear
Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire
Hopeful Initiate
Kumano Faces Kakkazan
Luminarch Aspirant
Mountain
Needleverge Pathway
Plains
Play with Fire
Rabbit Battery
Roil Eruption
Sunrise Cavalier
Thundering Raiju
Valorous Stance
Cave of the Frost Dragon
Shatterskull Smashing
Sideboard (15)
Angelfire Ignition
Kami’s Flare
Rip Apart
Elite Spellbinder
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Showdown of the Skalds
Valorous Stance

This list is an update of what was the ww/r of a few months ago, but with interesting additions. Mainly, the “sunrise cavallier” is a creature that gets into the “day and night” theme, giving the chance to inflate more and more (to himself or to whatever you need) and the detail of the “thundering raiju” that allows, with these counters, to deal constant damage.

If your need is to attack fast and strong, this is by far the best option.

Below we have a list that we could see during the top 8 coverage doing crazy things.

Rakdos Sacrifice Ggtoor Top8

Deck (60)
Den of the Bugbear
Shambling Ghast
Warlock Class
Deadly Dispute
Shatterskull Smashing
Blightstep Pathway
Oni-Cult Anvil
Experimental Synthesizer
Voldaren Epicure
Swamp
Takenuma, Abandoned Mire
Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance
The Meathook Massacre
Hive of the Eye Tyrant
Voltage Surge
Haunted Ridge
Ob Nixilis, the Adversary
Mountain
Village Rites
Bloodtithe Harvester
Burn Down the House
Sideboard (15)
Duress
Lolth, Spider Queen
Go Blank
Soul Shatter
Burn Down the House
Infernal Grasp
Abrade
Ob Nixilis, the Adversary

Although we can’t say it’s “new”, it’s a deck that we see doing crazy things not only in standard, but also in alchemy and explorer. Definitely a deck to keep in mind if your idea is to see different formats taking advantage of a single deck. Keep in mind ALL the triggers!!!

Now let’s review two lists that although they did not reach the top 8, they were close and gave a good performance and I would like to point out that both lists are MONO color, which shows how in this format you can play 1, 2 or multiple colors in this format.

Mono blue tempo , GGtoor

Deck (60)
Spell Pierce
Thirst for Discovery
Fading Hope
Slip Out the Back
Jwari Disruption
Otawara, Soaring City
19 Snow-Covered Island
Ascendant Spirit
Spectral Adversary
Dreamshackle Geist
Geistlight Snare
Delver of Secrets
Essence Capture
You See a Guard Approach
Sideboard (15)
Negate
Test of Talents
Malevolent Hermit
Unlicensed Hearse
Disdainful Stroke
March of Swirling Mist
Out of the Way

I like this list, as I played a similar one not long ago in a past ggtoor and also it’s not so far from what I usually use in explorer. Tempo full with counterspells and creatures with flying, super efficient all for a stable metagame but unfortunately the metagame is so varied that it can be a problem.

Anyway I recommend it to try new things.

Mono Green Aggro GGtoor

Deck (60)
Ulvenwald Oddity
Ascendant Packleader
Old-Growth Troll
Werewolf Pack Leader
Sculptor of Winter
Esika’s Chariot
Tamiyo’s Safekeeping
Inscription of Abundance
Invoke the Ancients
Blizzard Brawl
Unnatural Growth
Ranger Class
Boseiju, Who Endures
Lair of the Hydra
19 Snow-Covered Forest
Kazandu Mammoth
Sideboard (15)
Devouring Tendrils
Froghemoth
Master’s Rebuke
Snakeskin Veil
Tajuru Blightblade
Masked Vandal
Outland Liberator
Unlicensed Hearse

There is nothing new in this mono green, just as solid and aggressive as a mono color can be and with the advantage of “Blizzard Brawl” as an excellent removal.

Then we can see how it is planted in the metagame but it is NEVER, NEVER bad to do it from the solidity of an aggressive and consistent deck.

I want to emphasize the good predisposition of both the organizers of the event and the players who week after week battle in these events, giving chance to digital events to continue and in this world that is returning to the face to face, let’s not stop having this kind of events that do so much good to magic in general.

And in fact, this saturday 07/02 is the ggtoor tournament organized by zan zyed.

https://mtgmelee.com/Tournament/View/10213

and then on 07/16 there is another spectacular FREE event by AT tournament and ggtoor.

https://mtgmelee.com/Tournament/View/10892

If you made it this far, thanks for reading and be sure to follow me on my networks and on my live broadcast.

Andres F. “Blue Robot” Monsalve

Pro tour Honolulu 09 , Pro tou Austin 09 , Pro tour San Diego 2013, Strixheaven Championship 2021

Worlds 2013( captain of Team Argentina )

Finalist Gp Sao Paulo , Semi finalist GP Rio de janeiro

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