Between the Numbers – Grand Prix Paris 2015

Welcome to the newest addition to our article family!  Between the Numbers is exactly that: numbers.  Hey! I hear you yawning from here.  This isn’t Trigonometry kind of numbers..this is MTG numbers.  These articles will be focused on breaking down the Top 8 decks from major MTG tournaments card by card so we can see what cards saw the most action and which ones didn’t make the cut.   Who knows? This might help you decide which cards you should include in your FNM deck and which ones you should leave at home.  Enjoy!

2015 Grand Prix Paris 5/9/15 (Standard)

Top 8 Deck types:

4 Abzan (3 aggro, 1 control)

2 RDW

1 G/R Devotion

1 G/W Collected Company

1st Place Deck List (Abzan Aggro)

Main Deck:
4 Anafenza, the Foremost
4 Fleecemane Lion
4 Rakshasa Deathdealer
4 Siege Rhino
1 Surrak, the Hunt Caller
2 Warden of the First Tree
2 Wingmate Roc

2 Sorin, Solemn Visitor

4 Abzan Charm
2 Dromoka’s Command
2 Hero’s Downfall
4 Thoughtseize

2 Caves of Koilos
2 Forest
3 Llanowar Wastes
1 Mana Confluence
2 Plains
4 Sandsteppe Citadel
3 Temple of Malady
3 Temple of Silence
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 Windswept Heath

Top 8 Singles Breakdown:

Card Total #
Windswept Heath 21
Fleecemane Lion 20
Sandsteppe Citadel 16
Siege Rhino 16
Abzan Charm 14
Temple of Malady 13
Thoughtseize 12
Deathmist Raptor 11
Den Protector 11
Dromoka’s Command 11
Hero’s Downfall 11
Llanowar Wastes 11
Temple of Silence 11
Anafenza, the Foremost 10
Caves of Koilos 9
Courser of Kruphix 8
Elvish Mystic 8
Lightning Strike 8
Monastery Swiftspear 8
Stoke the Flames 8
Warden of the First Tree 8
Lightning Berserker 7
Rakshasa Deathdealer 7
Wild Slash 7
Eidolon of the Great Revel 6
Wingmate Roc 6
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx 5
Sorin, Solemn Visitor 5
Temple of Plenty 5
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth 5
Zurgo Bellstriker 5
Collected Company 4
Dragon Fodder 4
Foundry Street Denizen 4
Genesis Hydra 4
Mana Confluence 4
Rattleclaw Mystic 4
Sylvan Caryatid 4
Temple of Abandon 4
Thunderbreak Regent 4
Whisperwood Elemental 4
Wooded Foothills 4
Dragonlord Atarka 3
Elspeth, Sun’s Champion 3
Flamewake Phoenix 3
Hidden Dragonslayer 3
Hordeling Outburst 3
Mastery of the Unseen 3
Polukranos, World Eater 3
Searing Blood 3
Titan’s Strength 3
Bile Blight 2
Blossoming Sands 2
Brimaz, King of Oreskos 2
Goblin Heelcutter 2
Goblin Rabblemaster 2
Valorous Stance 2
Xenagos, the Reveler 2
Courser of Kruphix 2
Crux of Fate 1
Hall of Triumph 1
Hornet Queen 1
Read the Bones 1
Rugged Highlands 1
Surrak, the Hunt Caller 1

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