Blue Red Delver wins Grand Prix Minneapolis


Counter Burn is one of the classic deck archetype renditions in the history of Magic, and its making a comeback in the current Standard metagame. One major reason, Christian Calcano winning a Grand Prix with that deck. He piloted a Blue Red version of Delver Blade, despite the mocks of his friends that the deck is a failure.

Calcano defeated 2010 POTY Brad Nelson’s Mono Blue Architect in the finals, two games to nothing to win the title. Here is his decklist:

Blue Red Delver by Christian Calcano
Grand Prix Minneapolis 2012

4 Delver of Secrets
1 Dungeon Geists
2 Invisible Stalker
1 Phantasmal Image
4 Snapcaster Mage

2 Bonfire of the Damned
1 Devil’s Play
1 Galvanic Blast
4 Gitaxian Probe
1 Incinerate
3 Pillar of Flame
4 Ponder
2 Runechanter’s Pike
4 Thought Scour
3 Vapor Snag

1 Desolate Lighthouse
12 Island
7 Mountain
3 Sulfur Falls

1 Bonfire of the Damned
1 Combust
1 Consecrated Sphinx
1 Crush
1 Desolate Lighthouse
1 Flashfreeze
1 Frost Titan
1 Grim Lavamancer
1 Gut Shot
1 Inferno Titan
1 Koth of the Hammer
2 Mana Leak
1 Phantasmal Image
1 Zealous Conscripts

You can view the deck’s sample starting hand here.

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