While the weekend's main events were only scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, the action already began on Friday. In the Grand Legacy trial, 88 players fought for a chance to earn a bye for Sunday's Legacy main event. This was our first chance to see which archetypes we should expect to see at the top tables on Sunday. Check out the decks that, in the hands of their pilots, managed to get byes:

Alejandro Bustillo – Stoneblade

Main Deck:
  • 2 Wasteland
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Marsh Flats
  • 1 Academy Ruins
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Plains
  • 3 Tundra
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 1 Scrubland
  • 4 Stoneforge Mystic
  • 4 Snapcaster Mage
  • 2 True-Name Nemesis
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Liliana of the Veil
  • 1 Batterskull
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Swords to Plowshares
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Counterspell
  • 1 Spell Pierce
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Thoughtseize
  • 4 Ponder
  • 1 Vindicate
Sideboard:
  • 1 Karakas
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Disenchant
  • 1 Meddling Mage
  • 1 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 2 Zealous Persecution
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 3 Fatal Push
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Alejandro Bustillo – Stoneblade
Main Deck:
2 Wasteland
3 Polluted Delta
3 Flooded Strand
2 Marsh Flats
1 Academy Ruins
2 Island
1 Swamp
1 Plains
3 Tundra
2 Underground Sea
1 Scrubland
4 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Snapcaster Mage
2 True-Name Nemesis
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Liliana of the Veil
1 Batterskull
1 Umezawa's Jitte
1 Engineered Explosives
4 Brainstorm
4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Force of Will
1 Counterspell
1 Spell Pierce
1 Flusterstorm
3 Thoughtseize
4 Ponder
1 Vindicate
Sideboard:
1 Karakas
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Pithing Needle
1 Disenchant
1 Meddling Mage
1 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Containment Priest
2 Zealous Persecution
3 Surgical Extraction
3 Fatal Push

Alexey Romanchuck – Leovold

Main Deck:
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Verdant Catacombs
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 2 Volcanic Island
  • 1 Badlands
  • 3 Tropical Island
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 1 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Kolaghan's Command
  • 3 Fatal Push
  • 1 Lightning Bolt
  • 2 Counterspell
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 1 Gurmag Angler
  • 4 Baleful Strix
  • 3 Snapcaster Mage
Sideboard:
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 3 Pyroblast
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 3 Diabolic Edict
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Alexey Romanchuck – Leovold
Main Deck:
4 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Island
1 Swamp
3 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
1 Badlands
3 Tropical Island
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Abrupt Decay
2 Kolaghan's Command
3 Fatal Push
1 Lightning Bolt
2 Counterspell
4 Force of Will
2 Thoughtseize
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
4 Deathrite Shaman
1 Gurmag Angler
4 Baleful Strix
3 Snapcaster Mage
Sideboard:
2 Thoughtseize
1 Pithing Needle
1 Vendilion Clique
2 Surgical Extraction
3 Pyroblast
2 Flusterstorm
1 Toxic Deluge
3 Diabolic Edict

Robert Swiecki – Storm

Main Deck:
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Scalding Tarn
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 1 Bloodstained Mire
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 1 Volcanic Island
  • 1 Badlands
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Island
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Dark Ritual
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Cabal Ritual
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
  • 4 Lotus Petal
  • 2 Preordain
  • 4 Lion's Eye Diamond
  • 4 Infernal Tutor
  • 1 Grim Tutor
  • 2 Past in Flames
  • 1 Ad Nauseam
  • 1 Tendrils of Agony
  • 3 Duress
  • 3 Cabal Therapy
Sideboard:
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 1 Tormod's Crypt
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Empty the Warrens
  • 1 Tendrils of Agony
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Extirpate
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Chain of Vapor
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Xantid Swarm
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Robert Swiecki – Storm
Main Deck:
4 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Bloodstained Mire
2 Underground Sea
1 Volcanic Island
1 Badlands
1 Tropical Island
1 Swamp
1 Island
4 Ponder
4 Dark Ritual
4 Brainstorm
4 Cabal Ritual
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Lotus Petal
2 Preordain
4 Lion's Eye Diamond
4 Infernal Tutor
1 Grim Tutor
2 Past in Flames
1 Ad Nauseam
1 Tendrils of Agony
3 Duress
3 Cabal Therapy
Sideboard:
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Fatal Push
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Flusterstorm
1 Empty the Warrens
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Extirpate
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Chain of Vapor
2 Thoughtseize
1 Xantid Swarm

Radek Balko – Stoneblade

Main Deck:
  • 1 Windswept Heath
  • 3 Plains
  • 6 Island
  • 1 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 3 Tundra
  • 2 Council's Judgement
  • 4 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 1 Batterskull
  • 2 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 4 Stoneforge Mystic
  • 3 True-Name Nemesis
  • 4 Snapcaster Mage
  • 2 Vendilion Clique
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 3 Counterspell
  • 1 Spellsnare
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 1 Spell Pierce
Sideboard:
  • 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
  • 2 Pithing Needle
  • 2 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 2 Faerie Macabre
  • 2 Disenchant
  • 2 Back to Basics
  • 2 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Spell Pierce
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Radek Balko – Stoneblade
Main Deck:
1 Windswept Heath
3 Plains
6 Island
1 Misty Rainforest
4 Flooded Strand
3 Polluted Delta
3 Tundra
2 Council's Judgement
4 Swords to Plowshares
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Batterskull
2 Umezawa's Jitte
4 Stoneforge Mystic
3 True-Name Nemesis
4 Snapcaster Mage
2 Vendilion Clique
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
3 Counterspell
1 Spellsnare
4 Force of Will
1 Spell Pierce
Sideboard:
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
2 Pithing Needle
2 Ethersworn Canonist
2 Containment Priest
2 Faerie Macabre
2 Disenchant
2 Back to Basics
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Spell Pierce

Julian Knab – Elves

Main Deck:
  • 4 Gaea's Cradle
  • 2 Bayou
  • 2 Forest
  • 2 Dryad Arbor
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 2 Verdant Catacombs
  • 2 Windswept Heath
  • 2 Wooded Foothills
  • 1 Cavern of Souls
  • 1 Pendelhaven
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Nettle Sentinel
  • 4 Heritage Druid
  • 4 Wirewood Symbiote
  • 4 Elvish Visionary
  • 4 Quirion Ranger
  • 2 Craterhoof Behemoth
  • 1 Birchlore Rangers
  • 1 Llanowar Elves
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 4 Green Sun's Zenith
  • 4 Natural Order
  • 4 Glimpse Nature
Sideboard:
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 2 Cabal Therapy
  • 3 Thoughtseize
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Progenitus
  • 1 Meekstone
  • 1 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
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Julian Knab – Elves
Main Deck:
4 Gaea's Cradle
2 Bayou
2 Forest
2 Dryad Arbor
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Verdant Catacombs
2 Windswept Heath
2 Wooded Foothills
1 Cavern of Souls
1 Pendelhaven
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Nettle Sentinel
4 Heritage Druid
4 Wirewood Symbiote
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Quirion Ranger
2 Craterhoof Behemoth
1 Birchlore Rangers
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Scavenging Ooze
4 Green Sun's Zenith
4 Natural Order
4 Glimpse Nature
Sideboard:
3 Abrupt Decay
2 Cabal Therapy
3 Thoughtseize
3 Surgical Extraction
1 Progenitus
1 Meekstone
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Umezawa's Jitte

Nicolas Wallian – Elves

Main Deck:
  • 4 Gaea's Cradle
  • 2 Bayou
  • 2 Forest
  • 2 Dryad Arbor
  • 2 Windswept Heath
  • 4 Wooded Foothills
  • 2 Cavern of Souls
  • 1 Pendelhaven
  • 1 Taiga
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Nettle Sentinel
  • 3 Heritage Druid
  • 4 Wirewood Symbiote
  • 4 Elvish Visionary
  • 4 Quirion Ranger
  • 2 Craterhoof Behemoth
  • 2 Birchlore Rangers
  • 1 Reclamation Sage
  • 1 Scavenging Ooze
  • 4 Green Sun's Zenith
  • 3 Natural Order
  • 4 Glimpse Nature
Sideboard:
  • 4 Abrupt Decay
  • 3 Cabal Therapy
  • 3 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 1 Progenitus
  • 1 Ruric Thar, the Umbowed
  • 1 Umezawa's Jitte
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Nicolas Wallian – Elves
Main Deck:
4 Gaea's Cradle
2 Bayou
2 Forest
2 Dryad Arbor
2 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills
2 Cavern of Souls
1 Pendelhaven
1 Taiga
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Nettle Sentinel
3 Heritage Druid
4 Wirewood Symbiote
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Quirion Ranger
2 Craterhoof Behemoth
2 Birchlore Rangers
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Scavenging Ooze
4 Green Sun's Zenith
3 Natural Order
4 Glimpse Nature
Sideboard:
4 Abrupt Decay
3 Cabal Therapy
3 Thoughtseize
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Progenitus
1 Ruric Thar, the Umbowed
1 Umezawa's Jitte

Andrej Klemensich – BR Reanimator

Main Deck:
  • 4 Bloodstained Mire
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Badlands
  • 1 Scrubland
  • 2 Swamp
  • 4 Reanimate
  • 4 Entomb
  • 4 Animate Dead
  • 4 Exhume
  • 4 Faithless Looting
  • 4 Dark Ritual
  • 3 Thoughtseize
  • 3 Collective Brutality
  • 2 Unmask
  • 4 Lotus Petal
  • 1 Chrome Mox
  • 4 Chancellor of the Annex
  • 4 Griselbrand
  • 1 Iona, Shield of Emiria
  • 1 Tidespout Tyrant
Sideboard:
  • 4 Wear // Tear
  • 1 Collective Brutality
  • 1 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Grave Titan
  • 1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
  • 3 Faerie Macabre
  • 2 Blood Moon
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Andrej Klemensich – BR Reanimator
Main Deck:
4 Bloodstained Mire
4 Polluted Delta
2 Badlands
1 Scrubland
2 Swamp
4 Reanimate
4 Entomb
4 Animate Dead
4 Exhume
4 Faithless Looting
4 Dark Ritual
3 Thoughtseize
3 Collective Brutality
2 Unmask
4 Lotus Petal
1 Chrome Mox
4 Chancellor of the Annex
4 Griselbrand
1 Iona, Shield of Emiria
1 Tidespout Tyrant
Sideboard:
4 Wear // Tear
1 Collective Brutality
1 Thoughtseize
2 Pithing Needle
1 Grave Titan
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
3 Faerie Macabre
2 Blood Moon

Tom Fischer – Canadian

Main Deck:
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 3 Tropical Island
  • 3 Volcanic Island
  • 1 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Wooded Foothills
  • 4 Misty Rainforest
  • 4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberation
  • 4 Nimble Mongoose
  • 3 Tarmogoyf
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Ponder
  • 4 Stifle
  • 4 Daze
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 2 Spell Snare
  • 2 Forked Bolt
  • 1 Sylvan Library
Sideboard:
  • 1 Life from the Loam
  • 2 Red Elemental Blast
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Ancient Grudge
  • 2 Submerge
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Grim Lavamancer
  • 2 Rough // Tumble
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Tom Fischer – Canadian
Main Deck:
4 Wasteland
3 Tropical Island
3 Volcanic Island
1 Polluted Delta
1 Flooded Strand
2 Wooded Foothills
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberation
4 Nimble Mongoose
3 Tarmogoyf
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Stifle
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Spell Pierce
2 Spell Snare
2 Forked Bolt
1 Sylvan Library
Sideboard:
1 Life from the Loam
2 Red Elemental Blast
1 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Submerge
2 Flusterstorm
1 Grim Lavamancer
2 Rough // Tumble

Mäx Loidl – Aggroloam

Main Deck:
  • 1 Badlands
  • 1 Barren Moor
  • 2 Bayou
  • 1 Cabal Pit
  • 1 Dark Depths
  • 1 Forest
  • 3 Grove of the Burnwillows
  • 1 Savannah
  • 1 Scrubland
  • 1 Taiga
  • 1 Thespian's Stage
  • 1 Tranquil Thicket
  • 4 Verdant Catacombs
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 2 Windswept Heath
  • 3 Abrupt Decay
  • 4 Chalice of the Void
  • 2 Green Sun's Zenith
  • 2 Life from the Loam
  • 3 Liliana of the Veil
  • 4 Mox Diamond
  • 3 Punishing Fire
  • 1 Sylvan Library
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
  • 4 Dark Confidant
  • 1 Deathrite Shaman
  • 1 Dryad Arbor
  • 1 Gaddock Teeg
  • 1 Scavening Ooze
  • 4 Kinght of the Reliquary
Sideboard:
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 1 Ethersworn Canonist
  • 1 Golgari Charm
  • 1 Karakas
  • 1 Kolaghan's Command
  • 2 Pithing Needle
  • 1 Reclamation Sage
  • 1 Slaughter Games
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Sword to Plowshares
  • 1 Toxic Deluge
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Mäx Loidl – Aggroloam
Main Deck:
1 Badlands
1 Barren Moor
2 Bayou
1 Cabal Pit
1 Dark Depths
1 Forest
3 Grove of the Burnwillows
1 Savannah
1 Scrubland
1 Taiga
1 Thespian's Stage
1 Tranquil Thicket
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Wasteland
2 Windswept Heath
3 Abrupt Decay
4 Chalice of the Void
2 Green Sun's Zenith
2 Life from the Loam
3 Liliana of the Veil
4 Mox Diamond
3 Punishing Fire
1 Sylvan Library
1 Toxic Deluge
4 Dark Confidant
1 Deathrite Shaman
1 Dryad Arbor
1 Gaddock Teeg
1 Scavening Ooze
4 Kinght of the Reliquary
Sideboard:
1 Containment Priest
1 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Golgari Charm
1 Karakas
1 Kolaghan's Command
2 Pithing Needle
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Slaughter Games
3 Surgical Extraction
2 Sword to Plowshares
1 Toxic Deluge

Yannick De Fleurquin – Eldrazi

Main Deck:
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 2 Blade Splicer
  • 4 Cavern of Souls
  • 4 Chalice of the Void
  • 2 City of Traitors
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 4 Eldrazi Displacer
  • 4 Eldrazi Temple
  • 3 Karakas
  • 3 Mox Diamond
  • 4 Plains
  • 4 Reality Smasher
  • 2 Smuggler's Copter
  • 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
  • 4 Thought-Knot Seer
  • 2 Umezawa's Jitte
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
  • 2 Blessed Alliance
  • 1 Containment Priest
  • 2 Disenchant
  • 2 Orzhov Pontiff
  • 3 Rest in Peace
  • 3 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Thorn of Amethyst
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Yannick De Fleurquin – Eldrazi
Main Deck:
4 Ancient Tomb
2 Blade Splicer
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Chalice of the Void
2 City of Traitors
2 Containment Priest
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Eldrazi Temple
3 Karakas
3 Mox Diamond
4 Plains
4 Reality Smasher
2 Smuggler's Copter
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Thought-Knot Seer
2 Umezawa's Jitte
4 Walking Ballista
4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
2 Blessed Alliance
1 Containment Priest
2 Disenchant
2 Orzhov Pontiff
3 Rest in Peace
3 Swords to Plowshares
2 Thorn of Amethyst

Donald Grauström – UR Delver

Main Deck:
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 3 Volcanic island
  • 2 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Arid Mesa
  • 2 Mountain
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 1 True-Name Nemesis
  • 4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberation
  • 2 Stormchaser Mage
  • 4 Monastery Swiftspear
  • 1 Soul-Scar Mage
  • 4 Gitaxian Probe
  • 4 Ponder
  • 1 Chain Lightning
  • 1 Forked Bolt
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Daze
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 2 Price of Progress
  • 1 Echoing Truth
  • 1 Fireblast
  • 1 Thounderous Wrath
  • 1 Bedlam Reveler
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
Sideboard:
  • 3 Surgical Extraction
  • 2 Pyroblast
  • 2 Rough // Tumble
  • 2 Smash to Smithereens
  • 1 Blood Moon
  • 1 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Spell Pierce
  • 1 Submerge
  • 2 Flusterstorm
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Donald Grauström – UR Delver
Main Deck:
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Volcanic island
2 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Arid Mesa
2 Mountain
2 Polluted Delta
1 True-Name Nemesis
4 Delver of Secrets / Insectile Aberation
2 Stormchaser Mage
4 Monastery Swiftspear
1 Soul-Scar Mage
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Ponder
1 Chain Lightning
1 Forked Bolt
4 Brainstorm
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
2 Price of Progress
1 Echoing Truth
1 Fireblast
1 Thounderous Wrath
1 Bedlam Reveler
4 Lightning Bolt
Sideboard:
3 Surgical Extraction
2 Pyroblast
2 Rough // Tumble
2 Smash to Smithereens
1 Blood Moon
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Spell Pierce
1 Submerge
2 Flusterstorm