Bant Auras wins Grand Prix Atlantic City


Last weekend featured two Grand Prix events in two cities, Atlantic City and Singapore. The former was Standard while the latter’s format was RTR Limited. One deck, which proved that the format has still room for innovation, emerged victorious in GP Atlantic City.

The player Jon Stern piloted a Bant-color Hexproof critters deck with powerful & cheap casting aura spells. Officially called Bant Aura, the deck battled through the field of 1,647 players & Jon went unscathed on Day One and powered the deck until the top eight on Day Two.

The deck previously caught attention on Magic Online wherein it made several 4-0’s in Daily Events.

Here is the list that Jon Stern played.

Bant Aggro by Jon Stern
Winner, Grand Prix Atlantic City
4 Hallowed Fountain
4 Temple Garden
4 Hinterland Harbor
3 Cavern of Souls
2 Sunpetal Grove
1 Glacial Fortress
4 Forest
1 Island

4 Avacyn’s Pilgrim
4 Invisible Stalker
4 Geist of Saint Traft
3 Silverblade Paladin

4 Abundant Growth
4 Ethereal Armor
4 Rancor
4 Spectral Flight
4 Selesnya Charm
2 Increasing Savagery

2 Feeling of Dread
2 Loxodon Smiter
3 Nearheath Pilgrim
1 Rootborn Defenses
1 Negate
2 Nevermore
1 Angelic Overseer
3 Rest in Peace

The GP coverage details can be found here.

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